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You get three sets of rubbers for the headphones, so you should be able to find a set the fits your ears comfortably. I found that the smallest set were perfect, and I was able to use the EP-630s for several hours without my ears aching. Headphones like this do take a bit of getting used to though, since you feel a kind of pressure at first, like you’re under water, but if you can get past that you’ll never look back.
Sound quality from these little babies is superb. Whereas the Stealths provided clear sound while cutting out most of the background noise, the EP-630s produce a far fuller sound envelope. The bass that was lacking from the Stealths is here in abundance, but there’s no muffling of the higher frequencies as a result. Since using these headphones I’ve found that I have my iPod set to a far lower volume setting – the background noise is almost non existent, while the music feels like it’s being injected straight into my brain.
Even when I’m using these headphones with my Sony PSP or Nintendo DS, the results are first rate. But coupled with my black iPod nano, it’s a match made in heaven – I get great sound quality, matching black finish and everything’s small enough to fit snugly in my trouser pocket.
As I mentioned earlier the EP-630s cost a fair bit more than the Stealths, but to be fair that’s more a testament to how cheap the Stealths are, rather than the Creative EP-630s being expensive. At £19.99, the EP-630s are worth every penny and you’re not likely to find a better set of in-ear headphones for this kind of money.
The Creative EP-630s are the best in-ear headphones that I’ve ever used. At just under £20, they’re not the cheapest you can get, but if you’re looking for a good upgrade to the bundled headphones that came with your MP3 player, check these out.