headphones

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  1. Ipaqman macrumors 6502

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    hey everyone,

    i recently bought an ipod photo and i wanted to buy some headphones for it. i am looking for something in the $100 to $250 price range. i don't care what stlye they are as long as the sound quality is great. what would you suggest?

    thanks,
    ipaqman
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    do a search, there have been at least five threads on this issue, you can find many good results there
     
  3. wowser macrumors 6502a

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  4. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Are you looking for earbuds or real headphones?
     
  5. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    If you're fine with in-ear phones I can highly recommend Shure e2c's
    Vanilla
     
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  7. wowser macrumors 6502a

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    surely the quality can only be so good through an mp3, going through a portable audio amplifier?
     
  8. virividox macrumors 601

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    grados are good

    also senheissers

    i have the px200 i like their quality

    they are both over the ear
     
  9. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Check out the Sennheisser HD500 range, particularly the HD500's and the HD590's.

    I have a pair of Stax electrostatics, which are immense, but are very expensive (the Senny Electrostatics are £12,000!!!).

    Also check out Beyer's DT series, starting at the 440's.
     
  10. *Y* macrumors regular

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    I would recommend the Bose line of headphones. They are very comfortable and sound very decent. :)

    *Y*
     
  11. Ipaqman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what headphone would you go with for around the $150-$200 range. i am going to use it with my ipod. what sounds the best? i like the sony v700. are they any good? i am looking for the headphones that go around your head, not earbuds.

    thanks again for all of your help.

    regards,
    ipaqman
     
  12. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

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    I just recieved my special edition wired product test edition yesterday. Here are the results from the headphone category:

    Hi-Fi Headphones: Sennheiser HD 555 - $170

    ...yeah..they didnt reveiw that many, and most of them were out of your price range or in ear. I personally like sony products, they tend to give a clearer sound than others.
     
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  14. Ipaqman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    where is the best and cheapest place to buy the Sennheiser HD 555? also, will i be able to use them with my ipod, or do they require too much power?

    thanks for all of your help,
    ipaqman
     
  15. Will Curran macrumors regular

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    There are some nice Sony headphones I've seen that are in that range that are white.. *drool*... 100-200 dollar range wow.
     
  16. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    555's should be fine with an iPod, it's generally not the power of the amp that's the issue, it's the impedance. Most Headphones run in the 32 Ohms category, which makes them all fairly compatible, but is also why it's not a great idea to drive your hi-fi with your iPods headphone output. (it sounds crap is all, it won't do any damage). The line out on the current dock sounds much better.

    I'd try Amazon to start with, then check out the other Pro-audio on-line stores.
     

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