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ZacDavies
13th December 2008, 03:17 AM
I used to be a huge fan of my Sennheiser CX300's, but then I lost them :(

http://www.discountdiscs.co.uk/Merchant2/graphics/00000002/cx300-blk.jpg

So now I'm looking at upgrading to it's bigger brother (equipped with a mic), the MM50

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/images/products/MM50ip/MM50_mainsmall.jpg

...but that massive mic looks ridiculous, anyone using this model and not minding/loving/hating it?

I love asymetric headphones (one cable longer than the other) for the way you can keep them out of the way behind your neck.

So my question to you, oh wise and knowledgeable MacTalk forums is;
Does anyone know of any in-ear asymetric earphones with a mic?

Many thanks :)

laughingbird
13th December 2008, 09:56 AM
...but that massive mic looks ridiculous, anyone using this model and not minding/loving/hating it?

I've had a pair for six months, and would give them a mixed review. The size of the mic didn't bother me much, although, I agree that in comparison to the Apple ones, it seems unnecessary. The sound was good, but you probably know that because the ones you had will be the same. Some people report wind noise issues with them, and I know what they mean but it didn't ever bother me much.

I reckon the cable is a bit light weight. Mine started to wear through where it rubbed coming out of a pocket. But again, that's probably the same as the other model, so if it didn't bother you, it probably won't again.

My set now have a fault with one ear phone having lost most of its volume. It may have to do with the frayed cable, but I think it got very wet on a sweaty run and didn't recover.

Spoolin
14th December 2008, 01:41 PM
Just do the following: YouTube - iPhone / iPod Touch Headphone / Earbud Replacement (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=yLzs5aHv3jI)

ajbeardy
14th December 2008, 06:30 PM
I find the sound quality great and they manage to block most of the noise out on my daily bus trip.

The mic does cause me some issues. It constantly gets caught on my shirt collar and then pulls the ear plug out of my ear. For handling calls on the phone I find it very good and it does play/pause with no problems.