Reccomend a pair of headphones.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mrkramer, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    The pair of headphones that i have been using with my iPod just died, so I need some new ones. I want something that is not too expensive, but will last for a while. So what would you recommend?
     
  2. JAT macrumors 603

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    The best basic-style headphones ever are the Sennheiser PX100, ~$40. But many people are looking for in-ear, over-ear, or other types. You probably should specify to get better advice.
     
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I'm a rather big Sennheiser fan, so no matter what you do, I'm going to recommend a pair of Senns.

    I have a pair of HD515 (~$80) cans that sound spectacular, but probably won't make for good iPod headphones. A friend of mine just purchased a pair of MX500s that he says sound great and are comfortable in his ear (~$18). And like TPBA said, the PX100s routinely get excellent reviews and are only about ~$40.

    So there ya go: some over-hear, in-ear and on-ear (respectively) suggestions.
     
  4. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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  5. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Sennheiser makes some very nice in-ear headphones. If you're looking to spend a fair amount of money on these, you could also look at some Shure headphones, but be prepared to take good care of 'em :) However, the Senns should do a great job and for considerably less than you'd spend on Shures.

    Also, I find http://www.headphone.com/ to be a good resource when buying headphones:

    Here is their pages for ear-bud phones:
    http://www.headphone.com/guide/by-headphone-type/ear-bud-type/

    And here's their page on ear-canal phones:
    http://www.headphone.com/guide/by-headphone-type/in-ear-monitor-type/
     
  6. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    I am having a love affair with my Shure E5c's.
     
  7. xyian macrumors 6502

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    I would suggest going with some Sennheisers.
    I ended up buying some Grado SR-80 headphones.
    While they sound nice, they only really sound nice
    in an enclosed environment. Otherwise, they're rather
    useless. They allow tons of sound in and hurt my
    ears after a while. They stay at the office. Bad phones!
    Bad, bad phones!
     

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