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Advice needed re: headphones

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Phrozen Phil, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Active Member

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    I'm looking for decent set of headphones. I need them to be small, portable and likely in-the-ear type. I've had a set of Skull Candy phones for about a year, but they are not standing up to regular use. I have ben careful in putting them away, but I'm getting intermittent connections in one ear-piece, resulting in occasional loss of sound on one side. It's definitely not the devices I use that is causing the problem. Any constructive suggestions would be welcome.
  2. Yeagermeister

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  3. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    boss makes a pair also that are said to be very good, but boss has the pricetag for such things.

    i rarely use earbuds cause i simply hate things in my ears. i'd prefer over the ears when possible and on them when i can't but rarely if ever in them.

    all that said i had a pair of sennheisers i also liked quite a bit. well, as much as i could for having something in my ear. : )
  4. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I have a set of Sennheisers and I absolutely love them... they are lightweight and fold down very compactly.

    The set I have aren't in-ear... as I can't stand using ear buds, but they work fantastically. I have the PX100's http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite/category.asp?transid=cat5c

    Sennheiser also makes ear buds and a lot of other models as well.

    But they're great and MUCH cheaper than Bose and some other high-end brands.
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    If you want an expensive pair but one you will never regret buying...Bose quiet comfort 3.

    Trust me, you won't regret it. Best sound in headphones I have ever heard.
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Man ya'll, yes I used ya'll :D, have some expensive tastes in headphones. :laugh2:
  7. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I used to have several pretty cheapo sets, but I got tired of trying to listen to music on a noisy plane, and having the volume turned all the way up and still being barely able to hear the music.

    Also, if I'm listening for more than an hour or so, my ears start killing me if I'm using ear buds and even some other kinds of over-ear models... typically those that "wrap around" the ear.

    So I found these Sennheisers and the sound comes through very well and I can wear them for hours without them bothering my ears.

    I'm sure the Bose phones are great, as most everything they do is great, but I just can't see shelling out hundreds for headphones no matter how good they are. I think I paid less than $40 for my Sennheisers.
  8. Yeagermeister

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    The ones I use, to me, are very comfortable and since they basically ear plugs it blocks almost all sound even on a plane.
  9. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    headphones and audio equipment are a bit of a hobby of mine. Do not waste your money on Bose. You can get the same level of sound quality out of something much cheaper.

    BOSE = Buy Other Sound Equipment

    If you are looking for IEMs (in-ears), I suggest Ultimate Ears or Etymotic Research. Both have IEM offerings in the sub-100 price range and they will blow the doors off of anything you can buy in the Apple Store or Best Buy at twice the price. And by sound quality, I mean good resolution. Lows not muddy and bloaty, good performance in the mid-ranges and highs for an IEM. Shures are pretty decent as well, and you can find nice deals on them online from time to time. If you are one of those that cares primarily about bass boom and punch, though, just waltz into best buy and buy whatever sounds nice.

    www.headphone.com (Headroom) is a good place to look at nicer headphones. Some of their prices aren't as good as other places, but they have a really good money-back guarantee.
  10. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Active Member

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    My thanks to all of you guys. I have plenty of info to make a decision with and I am grateful for the response.
  11. Route 66

    Route 66 Active Member

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    Payment by Paypal preferred-thank you.

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