Far End Gear XDU Pathfinder Single Stereo-to-Mono Noise Isolating Earphone, Reinforced Cord

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Far End Gear
Model Name ECV1
Color Black
Form Factor In Ear
Connectivity Technology Wired

  • 42 inch long nylon-reinforced TPU cord – Weighs in at 0.3 ounces (8 grams)
  • Includes 3 sizes of rubber ear tips, to find your best fit
  • Gold-plated Stereo 3.5mm plug (same as 1/8-inch size plug)
  • Circuitry mixes left and right stereo channels together into one earpiece
SKU: B01FECB318 Category:


Designed for wear in either the left or right ear, our in-ear style earbud features soft rubber eartips of varying sizes for a comfortable, secure, near-customized fit. Compatible with most devices with a 3.5mm headphone jack, including Apple iPods, Apple iPhone with headphone jack (before 7), Sony MP3 Players, Laptops and Desktop Computers, as well as Sansa, Creative, Etek, Ativa, RCA and other low-cost MP3 players. One Side, Good Sound, Stereo-to-Mono Earbud

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Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 1.2 × 6.7 × 1.8 in
Product Dimensions

1.2 x 6.7 x 1.8 inches


Unisex Adult



Item model number


Date First Available

May 9, 2016

Item Weight

1.2 ounces

Number Of Items



Far End Gear

10 reviews for Far End Gear XDU Pathfinder Single Stereo-to-Mono Noise Isolating Earphone, Reinforced Cord

  1. J.R. Bryan

    I am not serious into music, but still, in my opinion, the sound was great, and the fit was perfect. It is comfortable to wear for hours on end too. For the price, I feel it is actually way less than for what you get.

  2. classicrockergirl

    I really like this earpiece, but I’d like it a lot more if the body of it wasn’t textured with pointy things that have caused a sore to develop where it rests in my ear. The body really needs to be redesigned to be smooth. I had to put adhesive foam around it, and now it doesn’t fit in my ear as well. I can use it for about a week without cushioning before my ear gets too sore. It’s unfortunate because it sounds good and is a good value for the price.

  3. Caesar

    This earphone is just about perfect! I found all the music I’ve listened to with these to be great quality, and it has really strong bass, which can be a downfall with other ear bud styles. The construction of this earphone is high quality, the cord is reinforced with a flexible plastic and the bud itself is mostly metal, so I am confident that this product will be extremely durable for a long time!I love that it combines the LH and RH sound into one ear! Previously, I’ve always used a set of ear buds at work and only kept one side in at a time so I could still hear my coworkers if someone needed to talk to me. I’ve discovered several songs that have significant portions that have different sounds playing in the LH and the RH side, so with just one ear bud it would make the song sound really strange. This was the perfect solution and I am very, very happy with the technology that combines the sounds into one. It works flawlessly.Now, here’s the unfortunate caveat. My office has a very strict policy about headphones not having any microphones. These state they do not have a microphone, so I figured I was good. After a few months of use, I was showing them to a coworker and discovered that they were not allowed in the office because of one small feature. Apparently, the way my office determines if a headset is allowed or not is if the metal plug has two black bands (no microphone) or three black bands (microphone capable). If you look in the picture of this product you will see it has three black bands on it. I tested it and was not able to record anything, so I am sure this product does not have one. But that is the determining factor for my company and therefore I can no longer use this earphone at work. This is a very specific situation and the product itself is flawless, so I didn’t knock down the rating because of this. However, I wanted to mention this in case anyone else is in a similar situation as me so that you don’t purchase a product and later find out it isn’t allowed.

  4. Pamela P

    I fall asleep to sound. The sleep headers that are flat on headbands still hurt my ear. I tried putting one earbud in the ear that’s not touching the pillow (I’m a side sleeper) and that worked but the sound was affected when using just one of two buds . So this single one does the trick. Good sound and built well

  5. Liz

    Very nice but very loud even on phone’s lowest volume.

  6. Android Power User

    Yes, the cable is annoyingly and permanently kinked up…but whatever.The earbud is comfortable and clear for my scanner. The cord noise is annoying…I ended up causing it in a nylon sheath and heat shrinked the ends. It helps but not perfect.Over all I like it.


    This thing is a little on the heavy side, which could be viewed as a good thing. A few times the earbud will fall out of my ear and I’ve stepped on it a couple of times, which probably would break if made of plastic. It does stick out of your ear a bit further than a standard earbud, which is part of the weight problem.Using this device was a necessity for my sanity working shifts mostly alone while still needing to keep an ear open for the closed-circuit radio attached to my hip.This earbud has a standard stereo mini 3.5mm plug with a (roughly) 40-inch cord and comes with 3 rubber insert sizes. The smallest was too small and the biggest was too large.Sound quality is great for what it is, although as an audiophile I can tell there’s a slight variance in volume between the L and R channels mixed into the one mini-speaker, but not too noticeable for the average listener.I’ve read other reviewers complain that the heavy braided cord stays in a coiled state but I don’t seem to have that problem. After only a week my cord is only slightly wavy and doesn’t get in my way.


    Great Sound. Well made. Sturdy. Highly recommended.

  9. Stephan Casas

    Itself, the earpiece isn’t going to win any awards, but for looking discreet on a Zoom call, it’s excellent. The packaging, however, is a wreck. Because of the way the manufacturer chose to wind the cable, by the time it gets to you, it has all kinds of kinks in it.I managed to solve this using a weight to pull the cable taught, and then blasting it with a heat gun to relax the insulation. Not a big deal, and after about 5 minutes, the cable lays flat, but this could easily be avoided if the product was wound properly before packing.

  10. Donald W. Rohde

    I love it. Its great to wear when riding a bike, You can listen to your favorite music and still hear what is going on around you when riding. Safety first.

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