Headphone Recommendation

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by ExiledMafia, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. ExiledMafia macrumors regular

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    Looking to get some headphones for my MBP, any recommendations? I don't mind spending over $100 as long as its for a good pair.
     
  2. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    I still use my Shure E2C's. They can be had for a little under a hundred and sound great.
     
  3. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Audio-Technica M50 for bass, otherwise get a pair of Sennheisers. The best would be to try them at a store before buying them to see what you like.
     
  4. stevemiller macrumors 65816

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    i've been pretty happy with my klipsche image one headphones.

    they do a pretty good job of blocking out external noise, which is great for tuning out distractions at work :p

    i'm by no means an audiophile, but they sound great to me, and they also have a mic and controls which work with my mbp and my iphone.

    i was able to pick them up for $120 on sale about a month ago, i think they retail $160 normally through apple.
     
  5. DarkFlame macrumors regular

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    Monster Turbines, but I sacrafice mids/highs for better bass.
     
  6. tablo13, Sep 6, 2011
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    Do you prefer IEMs, over the ear, etc? What do you mostly listen to? These things make a big difference in what's recommended.
     
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    Before anyone says @sennheiser 280 Pro's I just gotta say great sound but uncomfortable. They are extremely tight. Even after trying to loosen them.

    there a few threads about headphones. Give it a search.
     
  10. cperry2 macrumors regular

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    Well I can tell you I have a pair of Bowers and Wilkins P5s, and they are AWESOME, but not cheap. Like, $300 before tax.

    They are great because they are designed for use with mobile products such a phones and laptops, and they aim to reproduce the sound as accurately as possible, rather than jack up the bass (unless you are into that, in which case you could try Monster headphones).

    If you've got an Apple store near you, you can walk in and they will probably be on demo. If not, ask if they have it and ask to try them out.

    If you buy used, definitely try them on and stuff beforehand. I had a friend buy a used pair, but they were stretched out by the previous owner, who I presume had a massive head.

    I am using mine as studio monitors as well as for everyday use - they are that accurate. While nothing will replace a good $1000+ pair of studio monitors, the P5s do a pretty astounding job.

    Ask if you have questions; cheers
     
  11. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    There's too many headphones out there. Give some priorities and I can help.
     
  12. blueingreen macrumors newbie

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    It all depends what you want to use them for. Just listening to music at home? A pair that you might wanna take on the go? Doing audio work? Doing audio+recording work? Etc Etc Etc....
     
  13. ExiledMafia thread starter macrumors regular

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    So some info for what I'm looking for, for me I'd rather have crystal clear sound over bass....mainly for rock info. Preferable in ear, but for some reason those never fight me so well so that something to consider.
     
  14. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Try the HD380s. MUCH better fit and amazing sound.
     
  15. kgarchar macrumors 6502

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    I've used probably 50 different types of headphones, and my favorite sub-$100 set are the Klipsch S4i in-ear headphones. SO. FREAKING. COMFORTABLE.
     
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  17. SoundByter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, what are you using them for?
     
  18. ttttaylor macrumors regular

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    i have a pair of AKG K240 MKII. they are uh-mazing, but close to the $200-250 range. of course, it depends on what OP wants to do with them, but for me personally, investing in a pair of good headphones that will last years is a good idea.

    that said, for a bit cheaper i'll agree with the sennheiser recommendation.
     
  19. ExiledMafia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mainly for at home, gym, running, etc
     
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    BOSE, IMO-- stands for "Buy Other Sound Equipment". It is overpriced just like Beats by Dre. I'd rather get one from the recommendations in this thread ;)
     
  22. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    If you're going for in ears, brands that are often recommendare are Shure and Etymotic.
     
  23. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Ya, this is great advise. Both brands has really well thought out systems to make them fight properly in your ears so you should be able to get a good fit. And the sound quality will exceed anything you'll get from Bose, Monster or Beats for the same money.
     
  24. ExiledMafia thread starter macrumors regular

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    What are you recommendations for the shure....right now I'm bewtween the shure se 215, klipsch s4i, and shure se110.
     

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