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#161
Quote by nge1301
A 1000 dollars earbud? is that even possible?

Not even worth it
pinga
#162
Same way a $3000 guitar isn't worth it....

If you're not part of the community, you won't understand. Not that I am, but I know that money = quality a majority of the time from reputable brands. It's like having a custom shop guitar, but it's a custom IEM. Molded to you ear, most likely with 3 BA drivers and the likes.
#163
O Wise Headphone thread, I have come seeking your guidance. I am in desperate need of headphones under 30 dollars, but I haven't the faintest idea, even from the OP, of what to get.
#164
Alright, so I'm in need of some new headphones. What I'm looking for:

1) Over-ear
2) Awesome bass
3) Good quality for mids and treble as well but emphasis still on bass
4) $200 or under

I looked on the OP and saw the AKG k81dj and the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro... Out of those two, which is better, but if there is something better that's not on the list, recommend me please? Thanks.
#165
Quote by ItsOnlyGNR
Alright, so I'm in need of some new headphones. What I'm looking for:

1) Over-ear
2) Awesome bass
3) Good quality for mids and treble as well but emphasis still on bass
4) $200 or under

I looked on the OP and saw the AKG k81dj and the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro... Out of those two, which is better, but if there is something better that's not on the list, recommend me please? Thanks.

Audio Technica ATH M50's sound like what you;re looking for.


Got myself a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-ES55's for portable use. Reviews say they have a pretty well rounded sound (haven't got them yet) and are up there with the Grado SR-80's. I got them for £60 which seems like good deal to me.
#166
So I'm looking for an earbud. Not a lecture on why they suck.

I currently have the Bose whateverthey'recalleds which were $90 but they've gotten beaten up after over a year of heavy use and the right side is now on it's last legs. So instead of just going right out and buying another pair of these, is there something better in the price range? Keep in mind I run and work out in these, so they need to stay in!

thanks
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#167
Hey guys, I need a little bit information. I'm looking to invest into some nice headphones. I don't know a whole lot about headphones/headphone brands, so I'm asking you guys.

I'd really like to stay under $300, preferably in the $250 range. I want these headphones to last, and they need to sound awesome. I'll be using them for listening to music/movies, using them for my guitar amp, and for studio work, so I need a nice, balanced and clear crisp sound. I'm not sure what to look for in headphones, but the only thing I know is this... I want them to have big ear muffs, with good cushioning and noise cancelling. Not those sissy, tiny headphones.

Thanks for the help guys!
#168
For what you want to use them for, open backed headphones by Grado or AKG is what I'd go for, for natural sound across a large frequency range. Unfortunately this kicks the noise cancelling bit out of the window. Personally, I would sack the noise cancelling idea.
#169
Quote by Deliriumbassist
For what you want to use them for, open backed headphones by Grado or AKG is what I'd go for, for natural sound across a large frequency range. Unfortunately this kicks the noise cancelling bit out of the window. Personally, I would sack the noise cancelling idea.


Alright, thanks for the input!
#170
I'm getting a pair of Audio Technica ATH-Pro700 MK II! - it's the upgraded M50 cans so I'll be able to hear the difference.



I'm also getting a Fiio E11 amp with it. I'll review it once I get it shipped here. Also in the news is Klipsch's first Active (and Passive-working) noise cancelling headphones. They come out on October 30th - keep a watch on them:

Klipsch Mode M40

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#171
I've never tried open backed headphones, but wouldn't that bleed sound like no other headphone?
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#172
Quote by Cb4rabid
I've never tried open backed headphones, but wouldn't that bleed sound like no other headphone?


Yeah, Open and Semi-Open sound leakage is bad but sound containment is not the point of them.
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#173
Oh, right. My XB700s bleed like no other and they aren't even open. I really want to try those XB1000s, good god.
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#174
I've received a revised shipment date of 3-5 days until I receive my Audio Technica ATH-Pro700MK2s (M50 upgrade). I also get my Fiio E11 amp tomorrow so I can test that out with my other pair of headphones. My current pair are just sports headphones from Sennheiser (PMX 680) - not audiophile since I run quite a lot and I use these pairs for my daily runs. Therefore the sound I'll get from these pairs of headphones won't be great but it'll be good to test them out anyway.
I recently sold my pair of Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 Pro due to cabling problems - replaced the cables 4 times and they always kept breaking and 1 of the cables was actually a reinforced Westone Alternative which was very expensive!!

Can't wait until I get my Pro700MK2s!





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#175
Hello there Headphone Forumites. I wonder if you could recommend me some headphones today.

I would like some earbuds under 15 or 20 dollars for my old Sansa Fuze 8gb mp3 player. I've been normally using some Koss headphones that go into your ear but not as far as other earbuds.(Not sure what you'd call them) I'd prefer a different pair than these due to the fact that they irritate my right ear if I use them too much so it gets annoying.

I am also looking for some bigger muff headphones under 50 dollars with good quality. I've been using some that are also by Koss since last Christmas but they started going out around August. I forget the actual name but these are them. http://www.headphones4us.com/images/product-404.jpg

Any other info I'm willing to give, I'd just like some new headphones with decent sound that'll last atleast 4 to 6 months.
#176
Quote by Morphogenesis26
Hello there Headphone Forumites. I wonder if you could recommend me some headphones today.

I would like some earbuds under 15 or 20 dollars for my old Sansa Fuze 8gb mp3 player. I've been normally using some Koss headphones that go into your ear but not as far as other earbuds.(Not sure what you'd call them) I'd prefer a different pair than these due to the fact that they irritate my right ear if I use them too much so it gets annoying.

I am also looking for some bigger muff headphones under 50 dollars with good quality. I've been using some that are also by Koss since last Christmas but they started going out around August. I forget the actual name but these are them. http://www.headphones4us.com/images/product-404.jpg

Any other info I'm willing to give, I'd just like some new headphones with decent sound that'll last atleast 4 to 6 months.


I need a bit more information. Do you mean full sized headphones (over the head) or earphones (e.g. in-ears)?
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#178
Quote by Harmonius
I need a bit more information. Do you mean full sized headphones (over the head) or earphones (e.g. in-ears)?


Over the head that covers your ears and ones that go in ears.

Thank you delirium, I'll look those up.
#179
Quote by Deliriumbassist
By earbuds, I'm assuming he's wanting in ears.

Should be able to pick up some Senny CX-300 IIs cheap, but there's a lot of fakes around.


I had a pair of those. I accidently bought a pair of counterfeit ones (from Amazon! - Shock! ) and you know what, they actually sounded alright and lasted a really long time . In fact they lasted me longer than my £200 Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 Pro headphones

Resources:

www.head-fi.org
www.advancedmp3players.co.uk < cheapest store out there
www.themp3company.co.uk < Great selection

I also recommend sports headphones from Sennheiser, the CX380 range as in-ears. You don't need to use them for running but they're very robust and will last you 4-months. They sound great as they are. They're pretty much a more robust version of the CX-300IIs. Also check out SoundMAGIC E30.
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#182
Quote by Deliriumbassist
^Checking my list, those sites are authorised dealers for several other brands, so there shouldn't be a problem with fakes.

Oh, and as of a phonecall I made to a rep today, I have some Grado SR2is and an RA1 headphone amp on their way.


Don't forget to review them once they arrive! I received my Fiio E11 Amp today (nothing special but what do you expect from something which costs £40). It's more bass than anything but I guess I can't really test them out until my MK2s arrive. Delirium, where do you get the money for all this expensive stuff?!



Also:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Valve-Class-A-Tube-Headphone-Amplifier-pre-Bravo-V2-a/250919186065?ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1&ih=015&category=12050&cmd=ViewItem

Very interested in getting some tube amps just for testing. Any experience with them?

And - I want:



Beyerdynamic Tesla T1
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#183
i have sony mdr-v6's. they are hands down the best headphones i've ever owned, and they're a steal at ~$65
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#184
I work in a hifi shop as an assistant manager. Reps want us to own their stuff- what sounds better in a sales pitch than 'I own this?' So I get stuff fairly cheap (below trade price- margins for the shops are pitiful, but as I buy direct from manufacturer, I eat into their margin with my purchases). I'm currently looking at about £5k worth of hifi and television right now. I didn't pay £5k. I'm also lucky that I don't have a lot of outgoings.
#186
all knowing headphone thread, i need a cheaper (under $30) pair of earbuds for school so they need to be durable enough to withstand being squished into my pocket on a regular basis and of decent sound quality
#187
Just looked on amazon and the Sennheiser CX 300-II's are nearly £35, crazy! I bought them for £15 off amazon a year back.

Quote by BenRaah
I have a pair of Audio Technica ATH M50's on their way in the post!


How much did you pay for them?
#188
I'm looking for a pair of closed back headphones for a max price of €150. I'm looking for something durable (from use, not me throwing them at walls) but portable.

So, I was originally looking at these Sennheiser HD 25-1 II but they're a bit over budget at €175. Now if there's nothing better within my budget I might be pushed to get these.
#189
Oh wow, we have a headphone thread, who would have thought it.

Anyway, the wire of my audio technica ath es55's has twisted quite a bit, and little things like this generally ruin an enjoyable listening experience for me. I found a very dodgy answer on yahoo answers which said to heat the wires with a hair dryer on low heat and they will untwist, would this work?
#190
Looking for a decent pair of headphones, I want them for guitar playing as my amp has a headphone jack. I don't do any recording right now but I want something that I can use for music from my ipod computer etc. as well. Say under $100 but as cheap as possible, i'd prefer wireless but I'll do wired if I have to
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#191
I'm looking for another pair of headphones (over-ear, noise cancelling), but every time I find a pair that look good, I check reviews and I always find "these break after a few months" or "cable is weak."

I've had a couple of pairs of Skullycandy foldy uppy beasties, and the ones I've been using lately are Superlux HD681 Headphones, which I bought in November and have just died. I'm using them mainly for a bus journey, then a fifteen minute walk into work, so I don't think I'm challenging them too hard.

Can any of you recommend a good pair that will last? £200 is my absolute maximum price, I can't justify spending any more than that. Sound quality isn't a high priority.
#192
I was given a pair of Bose AE2s for my 21st birthday (so October 2011) and I absolutely love them. Maybe not the perfect choice to use in the studio or anything, but as hi-fi headphones they are absolutely fantastic, I can't rate them highly enough. Well worth the £120 price tag, or thereabouts. They aren't officially noise-cancelling however, but as they fight nicely over your ears they still do block out some outside noise naturally anyway.

I have no intention of ever buying them, but just a general question, are Beats by Dre actually any good? I see so many people with them, but I can't help but think they just look like idiots who have only bought them because of Dre's name on them. Saying that though, I've never once listened to a pair, so my elitist judgement is a little unfair! Ha.
#193
Quote by Minkaro
I'm looking for another pair of headphones (over-ear, noise cancelling), but every time I find a pair that look good, I check reviews and I always find "these break after a few months" or "cable is weak."

I've had a couple of pairs of Skullycandy foldy uppy beasties, and the ones I've been using lately are Superlux HD681 Headphones, which I bought in November and have just died. I'm using them mainly for a bus journey, then a fifteen minute walk into work, so I don't think I'm challenging them too hard.

Can any of you recommend a good pair that will last? £200 is my absolute maximum price, I can't justify spending any more than that. Sound quality isn't a high priority.


Goldring NS1000. You're welcome

And to you above- Dre's are shit, and that is in no way an elitist judgement. On the point of noise cancelling, most of it is done via isolation anyway. Noise cancelling only really works with constant droning sounds, e.g. plane engines due to how it works (small microphone in headset picks up outside noise, this gets turned into a negative version, and another little speaker plays that, +1 + -1=0). Naturally, in dynamic environments, the sound you want cancelled can be gone before the process happens.
#194
hey im looking to get a new set of headphones. i need some help deciding what to get.
i currently have some bose ae2 they sound great i love them. i mainly use them for listening to music on my laptop.

Im not set on any particular brand, Im willing to spend around $350 for them.
I want over ear headphones that don't are NOT open back design. don't want them too big looking
(bose are a good size maybe bit bigger is fine)

was thinking to get noise cancelling ones but thats not a big deal


heres what i was thinking..but what do i know
Monster Inspiration Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 15 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Sennheiser Momentum

any ideas??

Thanks
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#195
So, I had my apartment broken into the other week and amongst the things taken were my AKG 702's. Was a sad day, but luckily insurance has me covered. I went to get another set of 702's, but I noticed they're now made in China and some people have been saying they have some issues.

With that said, I'm looking to spend around $300 on headphones again. I really enjoyed the 702's and how clear , neutral and responsive they were and would like something similar. I'm mainly using the cans for studio work, but also plugging into a guitar/bass amp and listening to music.

Thanks for the help guys
#196
Quote by SMB13
So, I had my apartment broken into the other week and amongst the things taken were my AKG 702's. Was a sad day, but luckily insurance has me covered. I went to get another set of 702's, but I noticed they're now made in China and some people have been saying they have some issues.

With that said, I'm looking to spend around $300 on headphones again. I really enjoyed the 702's and how clear , neutral and responsive they were and would like something similar. I'm mainly using the cans for studio work, but also plugging into a guitar/bass amp and listening to music.

Thanks for the help guys


There is absolutely nothing wrong with the quality of Chinese manufacturing. I've opened up more amps and CD players than I care to remember, and more often than not, the attention to detail in a lot of the Chinese stuff was excellent.

Anyhoos, for $300, look for the PSB M4U 1. For $400, the B&W P7.
#197
Delirium, mind giving me your two cents?

Looking to upgrade from my Sennheiser HD 595's. Nothing really wrong with them, in fact I'm quite happy with them. They are still in excellent shape, are comfortable as hell even while using them for extended periods, I love open back & the more "neutral" sound. Probably getting close to 5 years now.

But I wouldn't mind dropping some money on something new. Any similar type of headphones that would offer a significant upgrade? Something that does the same things my headphones do now only much better. Willing to drop up to $500 in Canada money if its worth it.
#199
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Are these for home use, portable or both?

Home use. Open back is preferred for that reason.
#200
Right, for home use, I'm going to use your whole budget, but not just on a pair of headphones. A HIGHLY overlooked part of headphones for home use is how they're being driven. An Arcam rPAC or Audioquest Dragonfly DAC/headphone amp feeding a pair of Grado SR125i or SR225i (probably the 125, but I don't know the Canadian prices) would be pretty spot on.