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barbedsaber
July 28th, 2008, 12:25 PM
My earphones broke :cry:
So I am going to buy some new ones :)
I reckon I have a pair picked out ( Don't know what they are called,)
and I was just wondering what YOU use.
I generally go for something that hooks around the back of the ear, because I have weird shapes in my ears, and normal headphones fall out. This way I can listen to music while I do parkour (not that I am any good, knee is killing me atm, I thought I could make the jump I really did, It was not fun when I didn't... Meanwhile, back at the point:))
Any good head/earphones you can suggest? things to stay away from?

geekygirl
July 28th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Have you had a look here?

http://headphones.com.au/

Now there are some nice headphones...personally I love the Etymotic ER-6i's with my ipod :D

popch
July 28th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Koss PortaPro. Best price/quality ratio I've heard in a long time.

barbedsaber
July 28th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Have you had a look here?

http://headphones.com.au/

Now there are some nice headphones...personally I love the Etymotic ER-6i's with my ipod :D

ooh, free delivery, and not just to the US :). lol

thanks heaps.

edit

/look at price of some of the iteems
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:
some of them look pretty nice but, wow, that is a lot (on a tight budget here,.

what are the advantages of open over closed, and closed over open?

tdrusk
July 28th, 2008, 02:17 PM
I have these.
http://www.bose.com/controller?event=view_product_page_event&product=triport_ie_headphones_index
They are superb!

billgoldberg
July 28th, 2008, 02:46 PM
-> Walk in to any electronics shop -> look at the earphones -> anything above 20 is good.

mips
July 28th, 2008, 02:50 PM
The best and probably most used headhones in the IT/Call center environment would be from Plantronics. They make truely excellent products.

I have had a DSP-300 for longer than I can remember.

http://www.plantronics.com/australia/aus/?_requestid=328331 (http://www.plantronics.com/north_america/en_US/products/computer;jsessionid=2HYXZ3TBGFBR4CQBGNUSFEYKAEZWQI V0)


Edit: Sorry, I just saw you were not looking for computer use.

OffHand
July 28th, 2008, 03:58 PM
I use a Sennheisser PX 100 - I love it. Best headphones ever imo. And I have been a DJ for over 10 years and am quite an audiophile!

p.s. I would not DJ with this headphone but it is great for your computer and/or mp3 player.

OffHand
July 28th, 2008, 04:02 PM
-> Walk in to any electronics shop -> look at the earphones -> anything above 20 is good.

Complete nonsense!

red_Marvin
July 28th, 2008, 04:51 PM
I use koss porta pro too, very nice headphones.

Pancetilla
July 28th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Sennheisser PX100!

71CH
July 28th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Skull Candy. Best bang for the buck IMHO

KingTermite
July 28th, 2008, 05:22 PM
I have two pair of full over ear (Circumaural) headphones. Both are Sony headphone, one is considered professional and the other semi-pro (bought at Best Buy).

What are you using them for? Computer?

If you use for computer, then make sure you get a pair with a low impedance (<= 25 ohms is pretty good) because sound cards don't have a lot of "power" to output.

Full up over ear are good for comfort, as in-ear and on-ear tend to pain the ear when worn for a long time. However, with full cup phones, your ears can get hot and sweatty after a while. Pick your poison.

Miguel
July 28th, 2008, 05:34 PM
I am in love with my Grado SR-125 headphones, but I wouldn't do any kind of dangerous stuff with these on. Furthermore, these only have the thick 1/4'' plug, and aren't the most comfortable headphones in the world.

I've heard good things about koss earphones, and if you choose a not-the-cheapest sennheiser you can't probably go wrong with your headphones.

With respect to open vs. closed, most hi-fi phones are open. I don't think Grado even makes closed headphones. These are usually more comfortable (in a hearing sense) for long periods of time but/and let you hear outside noises. This can be either good or bad. If you are in noisy places, it's usually bad, because both sound sources end up mixing. However, it's pretty good if someone calls you, as you have better chances of not ignoring him. I'd dare to say that open-air phones also produce better sound over a wide range of frequencies, but I wouldn't put my money here.

SomeGuyDude
July 28th, 2008, 05:50 PM
I have a lot of pairs myself.

Skullcandy Hesh <- great full-sized ear cans

V-Moda Vibe <- great in-ear buds

JVC Marshmallow <- great budget in-ear buds

days_of_ruin
July 28th, 2008, 07:44 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHS5200-Reflective-Neckband-Headphones/dp/B000QS2XS8/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1217262985&sr=8-2
cheap, behind the neck, sound good, comfortable.

jwkolberg
July 28th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Sony MDR7506 are AMAZING for 100 bucks. I suggest spending another 130 for the MDR7509's. In the audio recording world just about everyone uses these. Check them out here http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-audio/cat-headphones/

djxcon
July 29th, 2008, 12:04 AM
I would have to agree with jwkolberg on the Sony headphones. I have had a pair of these for a very long time and they just last.

I would also recommend Ultrasone headphones if you want to jump into the higher end type. http://www.ultrasone.com/

amazingtaters
July 29th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Might I recommend Audiology (http://www.audiologyusa.com/audiology_all_headphones.asp) for headphones. I have a pair (the Audiology Butter set) and they are simply amazing. Great sound.

Dixon Bainbridge
August 4th, 2008, 03:07 PM
You can't go wrong with anything by Sennheiser or Grado.


Sony make the worlds best headphones, but they are 10,000 a pop.

mips
August 4th, 2008, 03:59 PM
Sony MDR7506 are AMAZING for 100 bucks. I suggest spending another 130 for the MDR7509's. In the audio recording world just about everyone uses these. Check them out here http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-audio/cat-headphones/

I would also recommend those.

loopeando
August 4th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Sennheiser PX100

Best headphones I've ever had

cookieofdoom
August 4th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Sennheisser PX100!

+1. I have them and love them. They sound better than anything else under $100, imo. They even beat some $100+ headphones. Only thing that compares in the price range would probably be the Porta Pro's. I looked into both and decided on the PX100's. If you're looking for something sealed to keep noise in/out, the 150's have the same drivers, just a different casing.

If you want to spend a bit more (around $100), Sony makes some that are basically the industry standard for recording... I just can't remember the model number off hand.

EDIT: Pretty sure it's the MDR7506.

etnlIcarus
August 4th, 2008, 05:02 PM
I bought myself a pair of Grados from The Audiophile (http://www.audiophile.com.au/) last Xmas. Love 'em. First pair of headphones I've ever had which haven't sucked. Well worth the $160 hole it burned in my rather limited pockets.

Miguel
August 4th, 2008, 05:33 PM
I bought myself a pair of Grados from The Audiophile (http://www.audiophile.com.au/) last Xmas. Love 'em. First pair of headphones I've ever had which haven't sucked. Well worth the $160 hole it burned in my rather limited pockets.

Let me guess... SR-125s??? These are great. The detail you get of the vocals with these headphones is absolutely stunning. I really can't go back to anything else. I mean, bass is good, and the electric guitars sound the way it's meant to, but the voices are just... whoaaaa...

etnlIcarus
August 4th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Nah, just the 80's. Considering the mediocre quality of my audio equipment, I couldn't justify anything higher than the SR-60's or 80's. As there was only a $20 difference between the two, I went the 80's.