Just got a MacBook, now I need Headphones...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iBeard, May 26, 2006.

  1. iBeard macrumors regular

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    Just like the title says: I'm looking for some portable yet decent headphones to carry with my MacBook in the stm small loft shoulder bag I just got.

    Thanks.
     
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    If you want to match get the Bang&Olufsen form-2.. Will match your Macbook.

    I picked them up in vegas apple store for $99. Probably to much money (paying for the name). But either Apple store will get the money or Wynn.. I figure I will leave with headphone so i can use them on JetBlue.

    Sound is pretty good I like them. Also have a pair of AKG which sound a little better but a bit too bulky. About the same price.


    Best thing to do is try them on and see which sounds best with the type of music you listen to.
     
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    what are the specs of your macbook?

    EDIT.. ok nevermind.. i see it on your sig :p
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Koss PortaPro or the slightly cheaper SportaPro are excellent, lightweight headphones at a reasonable price. I use them with my iPod and my iBook... :)
     
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    There are a million generic threads on this topic but my suggestion is (still) the Shure E4c, if you can afford it.
     
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    Dunno if this helps you but I thought I would throw in a suggestion.

    I have a pair of etymotic ER-6i in-ear phones and they rock the casbah. They are portable and light (bit filling :)).
     
  14. iBeard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'll research them and see which ones to go with.

    Thanks again.

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    I was thinking under $100
     
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    Got a pair of Koss PortaPro's SOunds awesome and reasonably priced check them out....They look great too,

    ShadoW
     
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    I'm getting a MacBook soon and it's going to be my main computer. Do you need headphones because the speakers are that bad, or are you getting the headphones for reasons unknown to me?
     
  18. angelp macrumors newbie

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    Some people travel or use laptops in an environment where they need to use headphones.
     
  19. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    Get some Shures (E2c for me) because they're block out noise real good so you can compute quieter in public. :cool:
     
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    i vote for Shure's as well, just don't get too caught up in the noise isolation, my girlfriend did on a plane one time with some carrie underwood song and it was really funny for me/embarrasing for her when i tapped her to shut up...
     
  21. chotoye macrumors newbie

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    I'm in a similar position, waiting on my Macbook, and am hoping to get a fairly decent and comfy pair of headphones to go with it.

    Has anyone any experience of bluetooth headphones?? Is it worth it? Or would i be better off spending my money on a wired pair??
     
  22. debrey macrumors member

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    I've been doing some research on the forum at www.head-fi.com. I suggest it -- it seems like a great resource.

    Right now I'm leaning towards the Altec-Lansing iM716. These in-ear headphones, which retail for 200 and can be head for 120 elsewhere are strangely $70 at Amazon. Lots of people seem quite excited.

    -- David
     
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    These are the headphones I use with my PowerBook. They are awesome!

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Salteh macrumors member

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    im after a pair of headphones too mainly for my macbook, but also for my ipod too.
    would like a fairly comfy pair (not in ears) for under £100 and must be from uk.
    any suggestions? a white pair would be nice if possible
     

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