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Sony X series Walkman - 1050 Headphones

by vsagar1 / February 13, 2010 8:52 PM PST


My stock headphones for my Sony X series got damaged (by getting stepped on) so I am in the market for new ones.

I read thru lot of the reviews on CNET/internet. Lot of people are recommending the Noise isolating earphones like Klipsch Image S4. However I was thinking that these type of 'phones would defeat the idea of Noise Cancellation provided by the Walkman.....

So just want to know.... How can we compare between the Sony X series NC feature with the stock headphones and a new Noise Isolating set? I mean which offers to block more noise?

I am looking at more high frequency response in the earphones by the way.... The Klipsch have got rave reviews so I kind of decided on them.... but being held back by the NC feature


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Depends on how much you value...
by make_or_break / February 14, 2010 5:50 AM PST

...Sony's noise cancellation feature. With my X1061, I didn't think the trade-off to have its meager noise cancellation vs drop-off in SQ was worth it, so I rarely bothered with the stock earphones. A well-sealed set of canalphones works pretty darn good in keeping unwanted external noise out, though it can come at a price of comfort if one dislikes having objects pushed so deep into the ear.

I don't own the S4 (the closest set I have is Klipsch's Custom-2, which have an entirely different sound signature given its balanced armature design), but I have read plenty of reviews on them, both pro and con (mostly pro). They look like they seat well into the ear, so its noise isolation characteristics should be as good as other well-regarded isolation canal IEM sets. Of course YMMV and it'll depend a lot upon the set of tips you use. But if it were MY decision, I'd go for better sound quality over noise suppression every time.

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Looks like i didnt know how music could sound
by vsagar1 / February 20, 2010 2:16 AM PST

I tried Bose tri-port and Sennheiser. And that's when i knew how my music could actually sound. Since I couldn't get my hands on the Klipsch I got myself the Philips SHE 9850... they are also really good.
The only issue is that these buds seem to provide much more noise isolation that I expected. Its actually stronger than the X series NC feature!

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N/C with IEMs
by make_or_break / February 21, 2010 5:27 AM PST

Never seem to make much sense to me. A well-sealed canal set provides plenty of isolation. Noise cancellation tech comes into its own with over-the-ear cans, where a proper seal is virtually impossible to achieve. Congrats on finding a set of cans that pleases you.

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