Earphones Similar to WNGs?

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    1. GriffiN

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      I use white noise generators they are good but I want to use nature sounds so I'll need to use my mp3 player. The beauty of the WNGs is they are a thin tube, can still hear everything around me. Can anyone please recommend some earphones that are similar? Shame u can't plug an mp3 player into the WNGs and pass the audio through. Anyone I can't find open back earphones anywhere only headphones, do they exist? Thanks
       
    2. GriffiN

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    3. Sound Wave
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      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

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      Thanks, these look intersting! If you want good quality headphones for indoor use, there are a ton of great open headphones. Sennheiser HD600 would be my recommendation. Innerfidelity.com is the site for quality headphone hifi news and reviews.
       
    4. Telis

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      Very interesting. I want to get my hands on these. Let me know if you find them in stock somewhere.

      Have you considered bone conduction headphones? I have not tried them yet.
       
    5. Markku
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    6. Telis

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    7. linearb
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      @Telis I have a pair of EarHero; they don't fit in my (admittedly somewhat small) ear canals very well, and I found the overall sound response to be pretty tinny and annoying. I got them with this same idea in mind and did not end up using them for very long.
       
    8. Steve H
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      I've been wondering if someone had tested these out.

      I don't suppose you've also had in-ear sound generators and can compare the sound of the two? I love the concept but you can't get away from physics, you have to move air to make sound (barring any direct electronic interface).
       
    9. linearb
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      I tested a couple WNGs at a TRT clinic for 30 seconds, but didn't like the way they felt or sounded. I'd rather deal with my annoyance about my internal sounds and sensations than exacerbate the problem, just my opinion.
       
    10. Steve H
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      I agree. Can't say for sure that WNG's did anything positive for me. As someone who likes sound I should have steered clear of something with such a bad frequency response, you get virtually nothing above 8kHz from WNG's
       
    11. linearb
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      if someone ever comes up with super-tiny earphones with a good 10-20khz response (which is, as far as I know physically impossible), then I'll reconsider. When my T bugs me cricket noises are okay, but real crickets / water is definitely better because of the high pitches.
       
    12. Danny
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      Just got off the phone with Matt at earhero.com, has anyone on this site used this product for masking? If so would you let me know....if it doesn't help with masking you can go and apply for the secret service...I just purchased the product, was wondering if anyone else has
       
    13. Markku
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      linearb has...
       
    14. Danny
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      Well I'm gonna give it a shot, Matt at earhero says there is a 30 day guarantee so its worth a shot, I tried hearing aids at a cost of 4K but they were useless sounded very tinny and not worth the money at all, so for 228USD I'll give it a shot.
       

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