goldenoldie wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:01 pm
Thanks for the tip! My son commutes on the train and will find these useful. I remind myself that buying a good product that works pays off because I would have spent almost the same amount of money buying a few cheaper ones that don't work that well anyway
Yeah, that's what I've discovered. Every time I try to save money, I usually lose it in some other way, by buying multiple products or by being unhappy with what I bought.
A few other tips. If your son wants a lot of bass response, he might not be happy with in-the-ear plugs. Bass is felt by the body and so that's lost with any kind of earphone. They sell a version where they bump the bass by 5dB to try to compensate.
The older models have plastic driver casings. The tips can break over time. The new ones are made from milled aluminum and should be sturdier. Etymotic has great customer service and they replaced a set where the tips had broken after maybe five years of daily use.
Lastly, these earplugs isolate background noise so effectively that they transmit microphonic noise, like when the cord rubs your shirt. They're definitely not safe for running, you won't hear environmental noise at all!