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Mac'nCheese
Mar 31, 2011, 10:12 AM
Also taking reviews for over the ear headphones. Nothing too expensive, just needed for netflix and movies...I know next to nothing about audio equipment, should I just stop being anal and pick a pair at radio shack or is there really any difference among the brands. Thank you.



EDH667
Mar 31, 2011, 10:18 AM
Also taking reviews for over the ear headphones. Nothing too expensive, just needed for netflix and movies...I know next to nothing about audio equipment, should I just stop being anal and pick a pair at radio shack or is there really any difference among the brands. Thank you.

Get a set of bluetooth headphones (no wires). I'm a fan of the Jabra Halo.

Mac'nCheese
Mar 31, 2011, 10:32 AM
Get a set of bluetooth headphones (no wires). I'm a fan of the Jabra Halo.

How's the battery life on those things? And thank u for the advice

dereklai.
Mar 31, 2011, 10:36 AM
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TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 31, 2011, 10:40 AM
don't skimp. (http://www.westonemusicproducts.com/personal-listening/TrueFit)

Ha! $640 for in-ears :eek:

OP, check out this (http://www.head-fi.org/)website. But like dereklai said, don't skimp out. Get yourself a decent pair of headphones that will produce proper sound and will last. I personally recommend Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro. Under $200 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/beyerdynamic-DT770-PRO-250-ohm/dp/B0006NL5SM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1301586013&sr=8-2).

sotie
Mar 31, 2011, 12:10 PM
Here's where I go for all my headphone info...

www.headfi.org

Mr. Biggles
Mar 31, 2011, 12:13 PM
Also taking reviews for over the ear headphones. Nothing too expensive, just needed for netflix and movies...I know next to nothing about audio equipment, should I just stop being anal and pick a pair at radio shack or is there really any difference among the brands. Thank you.

Westone make great in-ear headphones and AKG some of the better over ear (can) headphones, but they cost $$$$

If you want hands-down the best over ear foldable headphones for under
US $50 then go for the Koss Porta Pro's. A little on the ugly side, but every review is glowing when it comes to sound.

Steel28
Mar 31, 2011, 12:27 PM
I really like Bose:

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/mobile_solutions/in_ear_mobile_solution/index.jsp

got them two days ago.

Sdevante
Mar 31, 2011, 12:31 PM
Ultrasone DJ1 FTW.... much better than the Dr. Dre Beats Studios I used to have. And cheaper too

blueridge
Mar 31, 2011, 12:35 PM
well.. i went cheap route because im not an audiophile by any means.. i just wanted something i could throw in my bag and have with me if i needed to use.. i got a pair of iFrogz and they work fine.. were like $10.. but i dont use my ipad for music anyways.. ;) but i did use them with garageband and they were fine.. nice and clear..

Aqua Bliss
Mar 31, 2011, 12:57 PM
Has anyone used bluetooth headphones on iPad 2 that do *not* have a delay (when watching video) between the video and the audio.

I've heard complaints about this from iPad 1 users but think it may be a bluetooth issue (not an apple issue) but not sure.

Anyone that can recommend a good set of bluetooth headphones without video delay please do so.

I'd like to get the Jaybird (they look awesome) but don't know if they have this problem.

class77
Mar 31, 2011, 04:18 PM
Anybody have some behind the head/ over the ears bluetooth headphones? I've already got some in the ear ones, but I'd like some new ones for my iPad

Aqua Bliss
Mar 31, 2011, 04:56 PM
Anybody have some behind the head/ over the ears bluetooth headphones? I've already got some in the ear ones, but I'd like some new ones for my iPad

Do your "in the ear" bluetooth phones have any delay on iPad when watching video?

class77
Mar 31, 2011, 04:59 PM
Do your "in the ear" bluetooth phones have any delay on iPad when watching video?

They're not bluetooth, so I can't answer your question

EDH667
Mar 31, 2011, 05:09 PM
How's the battery life on those things? And thank u for the advice

It is rated with a battery life of 8 hours of music playback and I haven't had any problem of the video and audio not syncing from the iPad during movie playback.

I have also used the Jay Birds, but IMO the Halo sounds better and is more comfortable.

sotie
Mar 31, 2011, 06:15 PM
Do your "in the ear" bluetooth phones have any delay on iPad when watching video?

Just a tad off-topic but I wanted to chime in to say that my Jawbone Jambox bluetooth speaker syncs fine while watching movies.

celo48
Mar 31, 2011, 06:18 PM
If you do not mind open-air headphones which would give the sound outside also, get the Grado SR-60is. IMO, they are the best you can get for the money.

http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-SR-60i-Padded-Headphones/dp/B0006DPMU4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301613491&sr=8-1

KylePowers
Mar 31, 2011, 06:28 PM
I use these with my iPhone 4 and iPad 2: Klipsch S4i In-Ear Headphones (http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/products/image-s4i-overview/)

I've had them for over a year now and I still like them, as long as one of the in-ear piece shapes fit your ears well. It comes with a decent amount of those, and a little black suede bag to keep everything in. It has the in-line buttons/mic which were crucial for me.

But there are probably better things out now, and probably for cheaper. When I'm at home, I typically plug in my iPhone and iPad into my sound system or TV... so really I only use the earphones when I'm out and about (walking to/from class, etc).

Cheers,
KP

tablo13
Mar 31, 2011, 06:30 PM
Just don't get Bose, Beats, or Skullcandy ;)


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celo48
Mar 31, 2011, 06:44 PM
just don't get bose, beats, or skullcandy ;)


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+1

deeesea
Mar 31, 2011, 06:51 PM
just don't get bose, beats, or skullcandy ;)


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+1

TwoSocEmBoppers
Mar 31, 2011, 10:32 PM
Please, please, please for the love of all things Jesus do not get Bose or Beats!

aricher
Mar 31, 2011, 11:10 PM
I used to use Shure in-ear headphones but recently bought Etymotic HF3 headphones from Amazon. These headphones sound amazing, seals out the world and envelops you in very well balanced sound. The buttons & mic work great with the iPad and iPhone, in fact the mic quality is far superior than Apple's standard set. Etymotics are a bit pricey but well worth it.

Etymotic HF3 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YTROIU)

EDIT: just realized you're looking for over the ear headphones, oops. The Etymotics are awesome but in-ear.

benjayman2
Apr 1, 2011, 12:31 AM
Please, please, please for the love of all things Jesus do not get Bose or Beats!

If beats were sold for around $80 I would probably pick them up because I like the design compared to my hd555s.

sotie
Apr 1, 2011, 01:45 AM
I've been using Bowers & Wilkins P5's for awhile now. They are a very comfortable noise-isolating over the ear headphone designed for use with the iphone/ipad. You can find them at amazon and the apple store.

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Headphones/Headphones/P5

yezza
Apr 1, 2011, 03:35 AM
I purchased some over the ear Nokia BH-905i's off Amazon several weeks ago and have greatly enjoyed using them:

http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-BH-905i-Bluetooth-Headset-Black/dp/B0047N121W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301645880&sr=8-1

I've only briefly used them with my iPad 2 though. When using in bluetooth mode there is a sound delay on my mac pro, iphone and ipad when watching a movie.

I won't go into great detail except to say that I would highly recommend them. Oh and a few pros - build and sound quality, bluetooth OR wired, comfy, battery life, and noise cancellation.

Check em out.

The Green Mac
Apr 2, 2011, 11:18 AM
I have these and love them.

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/iPhone-headset-iPod-headset-stereo-mobile-phone_504163

ukwildcat
Apr 2, 2011, 01:13 PM
I've been using Bowers & Wilkins P5's for awhile now. They are a very comfortable noise-isolating over the ear headphone designed for use with the iphone/ipad. You can find them at amazon and the apple store.

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Headphones/Headphones/P5

I'll second these headphones. I absolutely love them.

tablo13
Apr 2, 2011, 01:22 PM
Audio-Technica M50s are frequently suggested for best headphones around $100 at Head-Fi.


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