Best headphones?

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  1. jtalerico macrumors 6502

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    I am looking for a good set of Working out headphones which are 100-200$ range... Any suggestions?
     
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  3. saladha macrumors newbie

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    I've sampled the B&O headphones and honestly they are pretty bad. I expected more, but I wasn't impressed at all.

    I would recommend the Shure e3c or the Etymotic Research ER-4.

    Anyone else agree?
     
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    I was given a pair of the Bose headphones (not the noise canceling kind). I am quite pleased with them.

    My only complaint is the fact that some songs are quite boomy with them on. nice midrange sound quality, and no I don't like them because they are "Bose" as I am a JBL guy myself :) .
     
  5. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I don't think they're worth the money. Of course, I'm biased against anything with the B&O name, and especially the Bose name...mostly just overpriced garbage, and the biggest consumer scam in the industry (except for maybe the whole "White Van" thing). It's all hype; there's much better consumer-grade audio equipment out there for a lot less money.
     
  6. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    depends what you're going to use them for.

    also, in ear? or headset?
     
  7. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    Bose aviation noise-cancelling headset rocks, hands down. The anti Bose kids are jaded.
     
  8. adk macrumors 68000

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    I don't know how nice of a pair you could get that are going to work for working out. You could buy a pair of shures, but do you really want to work out with $200 headphones?
     
  9. jtalerico thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They are not for me. I would like a highend kind of headphone for the active person.. are there none?
     
  10. derajfast macrumors 6502a

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    COMPLETELY agree that Bose and Bang & Olufsen are overrated. Sennheiser and Grado have great phones......I have Sennheiser HD650's which retail at around 700, but i got mine for around 350 on ebay new. Absolutely amazing. I really can't listen to any of the other headphones now since they have spoiled me. But def dont get bose or BO
     
  11. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone used GRADO-headphones?

    EDIT: Sorry, they are probably not good for working out!
     
  12. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Grado

    $100 SR80's in particular. First Headphone ever awarded a "GOLDEN NOTE AWARD" by the Academy for the Advancement of High End Audio.

    No I do not work for them.
     
  13. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    I just got myself a pair of Shure E4C ... and the sound on them are amazing.
    I won't be using them for working... but for pure music enjoyment for studying or travelling.
    If you asked me to describe the sound... I would have to say its crisp!

    For your price range.. i would try out the Shure E3C's ..
     
  14. jtalerico thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, the Shure E3C, the person i am buying for has small ears and has complained that the "stock" ear bud does not fit in her ear. Should these work better?
     
  15. jtalerico thread starter macrumors 6502

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    # Fit Kit for Personalized, Comfortable In-Ear Fit come with three pairs (small, medium, large) of disposable foam sleeves and three pairs (small, medium, large) of flex sleeves

    Ahhh :)
     
  16. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    Well I like them...lol

    But I'd agree with you - they were overpriced. However, they are extremely comfortable and, base exempt, are REALLY nice headphones.
     
  17. ddrueckhammer macrumors 65816

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    If you want earphones that the Shure EC3's would be my vote. I have the EC2's and they are great earphones. I also have some Sony Fantopia's. The Sony ones are more comfortable for people with small ears but the bass is too boomy. The Shure earphones have great detail and sound really great to my ears. I have never tried them but Etymotic Research supposedly has good earphones too.

    I don't really like over-the-ear headphones so I can't comment on them.
     
  18. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Guess I'm in the minority here but I like my B&O's.

    I also have a set of Sennheiser HD500's that are really nice, but not good for travel. Huge...comfortable, but huge. Plus, everyone in the room can hear this things while you're wearing them.
     
  19. derajfast macrumors 6502a

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    yeah senns tend to leak a lot and are huge.....very comfortable though and the best quality you can get
     
  20. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got some new Shure e2c's, and I love them. I did had to try several "tips" before I found some that really fit my ears, but once I did, I find them very comfortable and the sound is much better than the Sony headphones they replace.
     
  21. Crusty macrumors newbie

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    Sennheisers and Grados are great, but not for exercising like the OP asked for. I don't really see the point in expensive headphones either unless you're really picky?

    I use a pair of Sony MDR-EX51 canalphones when I go for a run. They're small, very comfortable and are easily driven by my Ipod Shuffle. The sound quality is good enough when you factor in hearing your own pulse and breathing at the same time. They're a bit bassy but I can live with that especially when exercising.
     
  22. 840quadra Moderator

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    That is awesome! stand by what you like, and offer suggestions to others.


    YOU are the best judge of what you like for audio quality.

    If you like B&O you like B&O, if I like Bose, I Like Bose. I never understood asking for advice for what headphones to "BUY", as it makes more sense to request for headphones to "TRY".

    Nobody's ear is exactly the same as an others. If someone has a predisposition to low notes and their friend doesn't , you two will most likely find aspects of separate headphones to be desirable.

    The point is, try to find a place that lets you listen to many headphones back to back, and buy the set you like! :)
     
  23. Blind Buzzard macrumors member

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    headphones/review link

    I just bought a pair of Sennheiser PX100's for working out with my iPod, and I also have a pair of Grado SR60's when trying to zone out at home. The Sennheiser has great sound quality for in-your-ear buds that only cost around $15 bucks, plus I'm not worried about them getting destroyed while working out. The Grado's, what can I say, simply sublime......

    Check this link out, some efficient reviews:

    http://playlistmag.com/products/headphones.php
     
  24. ph0rce macrumors 6502

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    I got the B&O A8 earphones the other day from my Bang & Olufsen store. super sexy, super comfy, super sound. if you wanna spend that kinda cash, then i recomend you get them. get em from Bang & Olufsen, not the apple store, B&O stores are much more, "stylish" imo. Apple Store has been taken over by PC switchers (like me) :(
     
  25. ryan42 macrumors 6502

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    I am 100% satisfied with my Sennheiser HD 280 pro headphones. Stunning sound and bass response is great.

    99.95 from most places. I got mine at K&B Electronics
     

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