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Old Aug 11, 2012, 03:30 PM   #26
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Incase Sonics. The only thing I really care about with headphones I'll use at home is comfort. I'm not an audiophile by any means. I hope these fit the bill. My Sony Pros smash my ears after like an hour.

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Old Aug 11, 2012, 03:34 PM   #27
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Just subscribed to this, and really loving it. Can't believe I waited so long.

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Old Aug 11, 2012, 03:36 PM   #28
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 03:52 PM   #29
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Incase Sonics. The only thing I really care about with headphones I'll use at home is comfort. I'm not an audiophile by any means. I hope these fit the bill. My Sony Pros smash my ears after like an hour.

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Can you let me know a few things (via here or on twitter) once you get them and start using them?
  • how do they sound?
  • are they as comfortable as they look?
  • do they sufficiently block out surrounding noise? Basically, I've been wanting a comfy pair that I can use while my wife is watching her crap tv shows and I'm sitting on the couch next to her. Can you still hear the tv without having to blast them, or do they block the tv noise out to a satisfactory level?

kthxbai!
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 05:06 PM   #30
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 05:38 PM   #31
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Sure, it takes time to adapt.
No problem for me, I rest my hand on the keyboard.
Also, I like doing a lot of things using the Keyboard.

Idk, no problem for me mate.

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Lol, I'll do that. It looks too sweet to pass up. Thanks, mate!

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Incase Sonics. The only thing I really care about with headphones I'll use at home is comfort. I'm not an audiophile by any means. I hope these fit the bill. My Sony Pros smash my ears after like an hour.

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The Incase Sonics actually received some rep in the audiophile community. Incase worked hard to accomplish a decent sounding headphone with some nice looks and they accomplished that.

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Old Aug 11, 2012, 06:20 PM   #32
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I have 2 pairs of the Sonics, in black and in grey as pictured above. Doing the TV test now: I can absolutely hear the dialogue on the TV with these headphones on and the TV at a medium to high volume level. The sound leakage from the headphones is minimal at a normal volume.

However, it's pretty easy to tune it out mentally because my music sounds surprisingly good wearing these. I purchased a second set because they're very comfortable, and Woot had them for $50, which is a significant discount.

My favorite over-ear cans are my Shure 440's. They produce a more accurate sound. My Grado SR80's win over these too for best sound reproduction overall, but they leak out sound like mad, so I only use them when I won't bother others.

These are all below the $150 price point, and although I'm no audiophile, I am picky about headphones. Sennheiser, Shure, and Grado are my favorite brands. But for extended use comfort with pretty good sound, the Sonics do the job quite well, and can handle getting drenched in sweat or rain on a long run.

I don't use in-ear headphones.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 06:42 PM   #33
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After a lot of testing, comparing and debating, I end up purchasing a pair of Bower Wilkins P3 headphones. They sound absolutely superb, though I'm used to a little more bass. Never the less, they were on sale so they only cost me like 120$.

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Where did you find the B&W P3's for $120?
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 06:53 PM   #34
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Im just about to get AKG k701, because sound from Apple Thunderbolt Display is not that good though.

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Old Aug 11, 2012, 07:24 PM   #35
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 07:43 PM   #36
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 08:06 PM   #37
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Im just about to get AKG k701, because sound from Apple Thunderbolt Display is not that good though.

http://eu.akg.com/akg-product-detail-eu/k-701.html
You'll probably want to get something to drive these, they aren't going to sound good at all coming straight out of your machine.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 09:55 PM   #38
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 09:58 PM   #39
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 10:09 PM   #40
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Can you let me know a few things (via here or on twitter) once you get them and start using them?
  • how do they sound?
  • are they as comfortable as they look?
  • do they sufficiently block out surrounding noise? Basically, I've been wanting a comfy pair that I can use while my wife is watching her crap tv shows and I'm sitting on the couch next to her. Can you still hear the tv without having to blast them, or do they block the tv noise out to a satisfactory level?

kthxbai!
Will do once I have them, looks like some others have chimed in.

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The Incase Sonics actually received some rep in the audiophile community. Incase worked hard to accomplish a decent sounding headphone with some nice looks and they accomplished that.
Good to know! Thanks.

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But for extended use comfort with pretty good sound, the Sonics do the job quite well, and can handle getting drenched in sweat or rain on a long run.
Thanks to you as well.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 10:18 PM   #41
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I finally have something to contribute! My fiancee and I picked up one of these for $359.99 (reg. $599.99)! Miele S2 continuum in a nice blueberry blue (pic is same model, diff colour)

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Old Aug 11, 2012, 10:30 PM   #42
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 10:40 PM   #43
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Will do once I have them, looks like some others have chimed in.
Cool, thanks!

And thank you to Destroysall and digitalnicotine for providing your opinions as well.
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 11:59 PM   #44
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Where did you find the B&W P3's for $120?
"HAS TO GO!!!" in the local Fnac here in Brugge; They had one P3 & two P5's left, didn't really take a good look at the P5's though
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 12:11 AM   #45
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 12:34 AM   #46
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 02:29 AM   #47
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Incase Sonics. The only thing I really care about with headphones I'll use at home is comfort. I'm not an audiophile by any means. I hope these fit the bill. My Sony Pros smash my ears after like an hour.

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Oh yes, you'll love these. Hopefully. One of the most comfortable pairs I've ever owned.

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Can you let me know a few things (via here or on twitter) once you get them and start using them?
  • how do they sound?
  • are they as comfortable as they look?
  • do they sufficiently block out surrounding noise? Basically, I've been wanting a comfy pair that I can use while my wife is watching her crap tv shows and I'm sitting on the couch next to her. Can you still hear the tv without having to blast them, or do they block the tv noise out to a satisfactory level?

kthxbai!
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 04:22 AM   #49
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You'll probably want to get something to drive these, they aren't going to sound good at all coming straight out of your machine.
Thanks for pointing this out, I was thinking about some AMP connected via USB...do you have any suggestions? You know Im worried about compatibility with ML.
Thanks for any help!

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