iPod Favourite on ear headphone make

Favourite make

  • Sony

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • AKG

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sennheiser

    Votes: 8 38.1%
  • Audio Technica

    Votes: 2 9.5%
  • Denon

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 11 52.4%

  • Total voters
    21

Samtb

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 6, 2013
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What's your favourite in terms of audio quality, build and portability?
 

mattg3

macrumors 6502
Dec 8, 2010
397
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ma.
I actually have developed a great respect for the Apple Earpod after about 60 hours of burn in and attachment of foam ear covers.
 

iZac

macrumors 68020
Apr 28, 2003
2,011
1,075
Shanghai
Of the brands listed, Sennheiser. I prefer Grado.
Ditto, I have some low end Grados which sound great though sometimes uncomfortable and some B&O form 2's which are always comfortable but don't necessarily sound great :p
 

Scepticalscribe

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Jul 29, 2008
47,428
31,726
The Far Horizon
I know that the models offered by Audio Technica and Grados score highly with music lovers who want a high quality sound from a well-designed set of headphones; these are choices I pretty well agree with; Sennheiser are also pretty good, and I have had them in the past.

However, for that combination of audio quality, build quality, portability, and sheer style, (the criteria set out by the OP in the original post), to my - perhaps prejudiced, and certainly jaundiced - mind on such matters, nothing touches the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones. They are superb, portable, very comfortable, look great and sound terrific. They are easily the best headphones I have ever had; I also have the B&W P3's - which are even more portable, very stylish, and offer exceptionally good sound as well.
 

Lunfai

macrumors 65816
Nov 21, 2010
1,378
274
Sheffield
ATH for affordability.
Parrot Zik for noise cancellation (close to Bose, though).
Bowers & Wilkins for portability/fashion. (***** on Beats).
 

Fuchal

macrumors 68020
Sep 30, 2003
2,422
676
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=8323&seq=1&format=2

For $20, they sound as great as a $150 pair of headphones. A tad bland looking though...
Yep, those headphones are great. I don't think they sound $150, but they sound far better than anything competing in their price range. I'm looking forward to trying out one of these http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=10244&seq=1&format=2
 

oneMadRssn

macrumors 601
Sep 8, 2011
4,863
11,284
New England
Yep, those headphones are great. I don't think they sound $150, but they sound far better than anything competing in their price range. I'm looking forward to trying out one of these http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=10244&seq=1&format=2
I was looking at those. I wonder if they will actually send better than the ones I posted. Monoprice isn't known for charging more for just better style or looks; but I think with the Beats-esque look here that might be the case.
 

caseyfriday

macrumors member
Apr 8, 2011
93
20
SAT
I love my Sennheiser HD595's. Not high impedance enough to need an amp, but the sure sound good with (and without) one!