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#41
Bose is suggested?

For the average consumer, they're not bad. They make really crappy recordings sound good. If you use high quality recordings though, it colours the sound too excessively. For an audiophile, they don't cut it at all.

I'm using Denon D-1001's and they're just phenomenal. I also use Sennheiser HD415's, which are absolutely amazing for jazz because it's naturally a bit bassier.
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#42
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^You can get an damn good stereo system (Roksan K2 series) for about £2100. The most expensive headphone system I can think of at the moment involves a $5k heaphone amplifier (Woo Audio) and $2000 pair of headphones., btw. So more than double your estimate


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#43
I really don't get why people think Beats are so great, they lack highs and have way too much bass for most music.
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#44
The most detailed and natural/balanced sounding (ETY's have a very bright sound) IEMs under $150 I have heard thus far are the Phonak Audeo PFE. They're great.


Also, to those of you who think "loudness" is something to listen for when comparing headphones, I'm sorry but you are way off the mark. Headphones will only sound "quiet" when your player's crappy amplifier can't give them the amount of juice they need.

Also, Sennheisers do sound great, but the HD series NEED a well-matched headphone amplifier to reach their full potential. If you're using Sennheiser HDxxx straight out of your portable player, you're wasting them and probably could have gotten the same sound you're hearing in a slightly cheaper product.
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#45
I have the Sennheiser CX 400 II in-ear headphones, and I'm loving them. They cost about 50€ but they're worth it. Before them I had some 35$ Skullcandy (bought when i was in the US as i lost my old headphones) and they broke in a few months. Now I have had the Sennheisers for over 6 months now and there's no problems at all. They isolate outside noise pretty well and they just sound generally awesome. Best in-ears i've ever tried (I'm not an audiophile though and haven't tried that many, but out of the few i have tried)

Oh and one thing about Koss Sparkplugs: the other phone will always break pretty soon. I myself had them once, they broke and I got another ones from the store, they broke too. Also, propably every one of my friends who have had them said they break eventually, and pretty quickly too.
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#46
Zombie Jesus! Why is Bose on the recommended list? As Deliriumbassist already noted, Bose is the Starbucks of headphones. A typical guy can brag to his buddies about his new set of Triports because Bose is popularly perceived as high quality, but Bose simply isn't good compared to other brands. If anything, it should be on the avoid list.
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#47
I managed to get a pair of Shure SRH440's for £50 just after xmas (thank you iheadphones sale and my works money off scheme), awesome headphones, especially for home recording and I'd have been stupid not to buy them at that price, they don't colour the sound much though so if you have a low quality MP3 file you'll know about it. Being a bit of a Shure fan boy I also have Shure SE210's for outside use, which are also awesome although I did buy a cheap haedphone amp to get a better sound out of them (I think that has more to do with my Ipod than the headphones, as they sound much better through my PC).

Sennheiser are also awesome most of the time, used to have CX400's, the only comlaint I have is that I would have liked a little bit more bass and the left ear stopped working after a few weeks in the first 3 sets I had, fourth one lasted well over a year though.
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#48
I got a pair of Samson CH70's with my amp, they have good everything, long cable, durable, eliminate all outside noise, they are now my everyday headphones, I think they were like $17
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#49
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I can't recommend Sennheiser's HD280 Pros enough. Especially for the price. I've had them for a year now, fantastic headphones.

I've had my HD280's for a little over a year now, and I love them to death.

That said, the bass is slightly lacking, and the overall sound quality is quite good, but not amazing. Regardless, the SQ blows my friend's Bose Triports out of the water to say the least, and I have some reasons to rave: The cord is wonderful (I adore the springy style, and the spring tension is just right - the Baby Bear's porridge of spring constants, if you will) and the isolation is fantastic.

Apparently, the HD280 is a divisive topic among audiophiles. I suppose I could see why one might not care for the 280, but I remain steadfast in my love.
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#50
I have a question for you headphone guru's here.
A while back I had a pair of Logitech Headphone/mic combo set things and they broke under normal use, so I just used my Sony MDR V150's to listen to music and play games. Fast forward to now, I got pissed at COD: MW2 one day and like an idiot, threw my Sony's and broke them.. I need a new pair of headphones that will be good great for music and good for gaming. I listen to music like Bullet for my Valentine, All That Remains, Children of Bodom, Breaking Benjamin, and some Parkway Drive.
I have narrowed my search down to a Plantronics headset, the Gamecon 367. (Yes, a walmart link) Would these be good enough for music? I have looked at many reviews, and none of them give a good description of the sound when listening to music, much less my music. The reviews have, however, said the mic was very good and it sounded good in-game. Halp meh?

TLDR: Are the Plantronics GameCon 367's good great for music?
#51
Quote by Somekid94
I have a question for you headphone guru's here.
A while back I had a pair of Logitech Headphone/mic combo set things and they broke under normal use, so I just used my Sony MDR V150's to listen to music and play games. Fast forward to now, I got pissed at COD: MW2 one day and like an idiot, threw my Sony's and broke them.. I need a new pair of headphones that will be good great for music and good for gaming. I listen to music like Bullet for my Valentine, All That Remains, Children of Bodom, Breaking Benjamin, and some Parkway Drive.
I have narrowed my search down to a Plantronics headset, the Gamecon 367. (Yes, a walmart link) Would these be good enough for music? I have looked at many reviews, and none of them give a good description of the sound when listening to music, much less my music. The reviews have, however, said the mic was very good and it sounded good in-game. Halp meh?

TLDR: Are the Plantronics GameCon 367's good great for music?


Personally I'd go for something from a brand that has form for making audio equipment as opposed to some no name gaming company, you can probably get some Sennheiser HD415's for around that price and I'd be willing to bet money they will sound better
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#52
Thanks, but I need a pair of headphones that are a closed-back around ear and have a microphone. The pair that you suggested is great, but doesn't have/do what I need.
#53
I just picked up a pair of Shure SRH240s
review:
AMAZING! These are probably the best phones I've tried for under £100. Closed Back, VERY TIGHT BASS and and very responsive to EQ changes - if you're using a device with EQ options, fiddle with them for a bit...

I really can't fault these - no sound leak, crystal clear quality, a reasonable price - only thing is, you really need to push them pretty hard.
#54
Quote by Somekid94
Thanks, but I need a pair of headphones that are a closed-back around ear and have a microphone. The pair that you suggested is great, but doesn't have/do what I need.


Oops, ignore that in that case lol.

I dont hreally have a clue about built in mics, would a decent pair of headphones with a seperate mic work?
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#55
Quote by Somekid94
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Don't buy a gaming headset. They are cheaply made, not to mention the mic is usually the first thing to go, rendering them useless for gaming.

Soundstage and positioning are important in gaming, so you'll want open-back headphones.

Get these:
http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-Audiophile-Headphones-Neodymium/dp/B000CMS0XU

And equip them with one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Microphone-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone/dp/B00029MTMQ
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#57
TS, I made a thread at one point (a really long time ago... and it didn't work out at all), but somebody posted a really detailed list of headphones and prices, which you could use in your original post.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=929442&highlight=headphone+thread
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#58
Hey, I need a decent pair of headphones just for listening to music at home, but I'm pretty tight on cash, so I was wondering if these are any good.

These
or
These

They don't have to be amazing, I just need some headphones that are better then the ones that come with ipods. If there are any better headphones then these for like 30 bucks, then please tell me.
#60
Oh man this thread comes at just about the perfect time for me.

Does anyone here have a good suggestion for a decent pair of clip behind the ear/in ear phones. I'm not talking earbuds like the type that come packaged with an Ipod. I'd like it to be under 50 USD, sound passable, and stay in my ear while running. Earbuds don't stay in my ear during runs.
#61
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Seconded, they are an amazing pair of headphones
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/fragtalitys-audio-technica-ad700-boom-mic-mod-446329/
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Thanks, but I'm not looking to spend $105 on all this stuff. My max is $50.
I'm not looking for the best audiophile headset. I'm just looking for a decent headset with a mic that will sound good with music.. Will these work? http://www.walmart.com/ip/eDimensional-AudioFX-Force-Feedback-Gaming-Headset/11962558

It's far from the best but it's excellent for its price. However, with your music and your price range, you are better off with a pair of Grado SR-60 or Alessandro MS-1.
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Hey, I need a decent pair of headphones just for listening to music at home, but I'm pretty tight on cash, so I was wondering if these are any good.

Not a fan of Sennies but they do do better than the overpriced brands on the market. If it's strictly for home, look for open headphones as it provides better quality and a larger soundstage. I also recommend Grado as they really bring out guitars and make it sound great.
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#62
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TS, I made a thread at one point (a really long time ago... and it didn't work out at all), but somebody posted a really detailed list of headphones and prices, which you could use in your original post.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=929442&highlight=headphone+thread


Oh awesome. thanks a lot man

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#63
Anyone got any experience with SLX-Audio TH150?

If not I'm looking for a headset for recording use.
Price range is not too important.
#64
This is a good idea for a thread.

I've currently got these
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00007EDM8/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_t1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=08GNQKYM7HWMBTNAE688&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467198433&pf_rd_i=468294

Cheap but quality is good and they don't come out of your ears like most others.
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These are what I have now, so awesome. The cables to them are made by Monster and they are so comfortable and sound like nothing I've ever heard before. They are super expensive though.



I have these too and used them before I got the Beats by Dre. They aren't bad for $50 or so but no where near what the other ones are.


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#67
Whats up guys? I have a question for you all so here goes:
I'm looking for a new pair of in-ear ear buds for my Sansa Fuze 8 GB because my Sony MDR-EX38iP's aren't loud or detailed enough.

I've narrowed it down to two pairs of Sennheiser's, the CX 300 and the CX 300 II. Are the CX 300 II's worth the extra money? I listen to bands like Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, Children of Bodom, a little bit of Lamb of God, Parkway Drive, etc... (I have the whole list in my profile at the favorite bands thing..) I like to have really clear sound with great bass response, so out of these two, which pair of headphones is better and why?

Thanks!
#68
I'm not a fan of cheaper Sennheisers at all. You can get much better than the CX300 and CX300-II for not much more. I quite like the AKG K319 for distorted guitars, although I would suggest getting some slightly thinner foams for them. The bass is slightly warmer without being wooly, which is complimented by the rather neutral midrange. A good amount of detail too, which is good for lead lines and for helping to pick out actual notes through the distortion.
#69
Got my Little Dot I+ with a bunch of tubes the other day, my recabled Beyerdynamic DT880s should be here next week.

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#70
Hey, I'm looking for a good set of around ear headphones that would be good for both general listening and recording/mixing. If it is bad to use the same headphones for both, I'll go for the best for general listening for now.

I'm trying to decide between Sennheiser HD 215, 280 and 555. I was able to try on some demo 215s, and they were really comfortable, but I couldn't listen to them (they were broken). I keep hearing good things about the 280s and 555s, but I haven't been able to try them. HD555s are $220 where I live, are they worth it? Which would be better for what I want to do?
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#71
I need some headphones for less than $30. Should I get the Sennheiser HD201? I need closed headphones for monitoring while drumming, for wearing when singing, and for just listening to stuff.
#73
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Excellent noise cancelling headphones. For under $200 these are really good. Great sound quality, they feel really sturdy, not like my previous Sony junk. I'd highly recommend these to anyone looking for a good pair of noise cancelling.
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#75
I need some cheaper (less than $30) around ear headphones that still sound good for most kinds of music, something with a little more bass would help too.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V150-Monitor-Headphones-Reversible/dp/B000092YPR/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1277961758&sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTX7-W1-Monitor-Headphones-White/dp/B001AUGV98/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1277961879&sr=1-11


I skimmed through the thread and these two came up, are they any good?
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I need some cheaper (less than $30) around ear headphones that still sound good for most kinds of music, something with a little more bass would help too.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V150-Monitor-Headphones-Reversible/dp/B000092YPR/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1277961758&sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTX7-W1-Monitor-Headphones-White/dp/B001AUGV98/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1277961879&sr=1-11


I skimmed through the thread and these two came up, are they any good?

Does it really have to be around-the-ear headphones? Because the best one's that I know for that money are the Sennheiser PX100 and Koss KSC75, which aren't around-the-ear...

If they must be that type, sorry, I don't think I can help you with that.
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Does it really have to be around-the-ear headphones? Because the best one's that I know for that money are the Sennheiser PX100 and Koss KSC75, which aren't around-the-ear...

If they must be that type, sorry, I don't think I can help you with that.

I'm not really a fan of in ear headphones as they don't block as much sound out, which I like when listening to some phat jamz.

I'm really just looking for the best around ear headphones I can get for that price, not the best headphones in the world.

How's about these?

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRXD100-MDR-XD100-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B0007N55NM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1278021376&sr=1-1
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I'm not really a fan of in ear headphones as they don't block as much sound out, which I like when listening to some phat jamz.

The PX100s and KSC75 aren't in-ear btw They're "supraaural" headphones which means the earpieces lay on your ears instead of around them. All the same, they still definitely don't block out sound, but they're great.

I'll try to see what I can find regarding those ones you're considering.
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The PX100s and KSC75 aren't in-ear btw They're "supraaural" headphones which means the earpieces lay on your ears instead of around them. All the same, they still definitely don't block out sound, but they're great.

I'll try to see what I can find regarding those ones you're considering.

Thanks, after reading a few reviews, the Sony V150s are just walkman headphones in a different package. I'd still like to hear what anyone thinks of those panasonics and sony xd100s though.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRXD100-MDR-XD100-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B0007N55NM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1278021376&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTX7-W1-Monitor-Headphones-White/dp/B001AUGV98/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1277961879&sr=1-11
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