Do these headphones exist?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by dandaman2, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. dandaman2 macrumors regular

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    Starting at college in the fall. Looking for some phones that:

    -Not 'buds unless they're REALLY comfortable. I used Shures until I just couldn't stand the feeling of any of the tips anymore.
    -Not SkullCandy or Beats - both are overpriced and way too common
    -Are in the $40-$60 price range (cheaper is nice if their quality)
    -Sound like they're in the $40-$60 price range
    -Look good
    -Are portable
    -Are durable
    -Are comfortable

    Things I also like:
    -Fabric cords with controls for my MBP, iPad, and if I'm being picky, Samsung Galaxy S phone.

    All of these are important. I've been looking at a number of phones. For a while I was going to get the Urban Ears Plattan or the identical Marshall Majors (the Majors are more expensive but I like the looks more) because they look good, are in the range, and are very portable. Both models have chords with mics and controls. But then I read some reviews that said manufacturer Zound Industries wasn't very consistent on quality or durability.

    Then I was looking at WeSC Maracas. I love the style, they're not audiophile quality: They won't live up to my old Shures, but they'll be comprable to the busted PortaPros which they'll be replacing. People say they look like they'll last. They MSRP at $70 but I can get them for $40 on Amazon. And while some WeSCs get terrible reviews on comfort, people tend to like the Maracas. But they're big over-ears and they don't fold, so I'd have to keep them on or around my neck all the time (NOT comfortable) or they'll take up a lot of room in my bag.

    I'm not sure what else is out there. While not everyone on this forum will agree, I place high value on style provided sound quality is at least where the PortaPros were - in my experience a $40 set (even though I got mine for $12 on Amazon).

    Any thoughts and experiences on either of these phones is appreciated or any other suggestions that meet all these criteria.

    Thanks!
    Dan
     
  2. dandaman2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks but that's not at all what I'm looking for.

    I'm looking for headphones. For listening to music. On the ground. I want them to be stylish, durable, and portable, I want them to not sound terrible, but I don't want to spend more than $60 (I looked at the AiAiAi TMA-1s... they'd be perfect were it not for the $200 pricepoint).

    If you have any suggestions for headphones that are stylish, durable, and portable for use on the ground that would be great.
     
  3. dandaman2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what these will be replacing. I liked the portapros, but the cord started going not 6 months after I bought them. And I just wanted something different.
     
  4. Jantelagen macrumors regular

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    http://www.jays.se/products/headphones/c-jays.html

    See if these'll do ya good. I use the low-end in ear ones, a-JAYS one, and they are great compared even to the classic Creative EP-630. I don't prefer over ear myself, but I can guarantee that these are good headphones by an underdog brand that I can't imagine affords to skimp on the quality, they rely on satisfied customers and on those (me!) satisfied customers spreading the word :)
     
  5. dandaman2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey, thanks for the reply on the JAYs. I really like them. I already ordered a pair of WeSCs yesterday but I'll remember that brand.
     

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