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surajnangia
Feb 23, 2006, 02:12 PM
Hi

I just wanted to know if the bose headphones are worth buying with my 5g ipod



iGary
Feb 23, 2006, 02:13 PM
Which ones?

I think Shure makes a better set of phones, if you don't mind in-ear models. I love my E3C's.

2nyRiggz
Feb 23, 2006, 02:18 PM
Are you talking about the ones in the apple store? They suck get something else.


Bless

iGary
Feb 23, 2006, 02:18 PM
Are you talking about the ones in the apple store? They suck get something else.


Bless

Yeah, I threw those away. LOL

zelmo
Feb 23, 2006, 02:28 PM
DO NOT buy the $150 Tri-Port model. While the sound is fine [for me...not looking for BoseBashers™ to come out of the woodwork:rolleyes:], there are better to be found for less money, but the main reason to avoid these is that the headband has a cheap plastic component that splits with minimal torquing. Bose has happily sent me two replacement pairs so far, but this latest set is also cracked (the ear piece will slide completely off). They seem to last about 6 months or so.
I think I'm going to buy something else. Even though I can get them replaced again, it just isn't worth the hassle. These things never leave the bedroom. I only use them while watching DVD's on my PowerBook so I do not disturb my wife while she reads. It's not like I'm wearing them while I'm moshing, for cripes' sake.

iGary
Feb 23, 2006, 02:31 PM
The main reason to avoid these is that the headband has a cheap plastic component that splits with minimal torquing. It's not like I'm wearing them while I'm moshing, for cripes' sake.

He speaks the truth. Same thing happened to mine.

Portability is an issue, too. Are you going to be carrying these around? You can't exactly wrap them around your pod...

jadekitty24
Feb 23, 2006, 02:52 PM
Which ones?

I think Shure makes a better set of phones, if you don't mind in-ear models. I love my E3C's.
Hey iGary, were the ones you have the $300 model? I tried a pair, I don't know which model they were-just that they were $300-and they hissed and cracked something fierce. I really want a pair of these and I'm hoping it was just a defective set that I tried, but I can't drop $300 without knowing for sure that I'll get the most bang for my buck.

ChrisBrightwell
Feb 23, 2006, 02:58 PM
Bose tends to be *way* over-priced for the money.

If you have a budget and musical style (in general) in mind, head over to head-fi.org and ask the audio geeks that lurk around there.

hcuar
Feb 23, 2006, 03:29 PM
I recently bought the TriPorts... Supposedly they fixed the issue with the headband. Does anyone have a pic of a broken pair? It'd be interesting to compare mine against that pic.

ironic23
Feb 23, 2006, 04:34 PM
yeah, the triports have quite a flimsy build. mine broke after a couple of weeks without excessive use. however, the quietcomfort2s are a better pair. i've owned the QC2 rev. A (champagne gold color) and now the rev. B (silver color) and i noticed that the newer ones had a higher frequency range. i like the fact that they can cancel out noise without having something in your ear.