headphones

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  1. silentownage001 macrumors regular

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    Ok guys so for my birthday I got new headphones.
    these http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+...hite/2204114.p?id=1218314738498&skuId=2204114

    Well they are crap. On some songs I can hear the vibrations (a fuzzy sound) more so than the song.

    They were meant to replace these
    http://www.bose.com/controller?url=.../audio_headphones/in_ear_headphones/index.jsp

    I have an older version with the original ear tips. There're great but the ear tips fall off too easily after a while. Example, when I was visiting my brother one of the tips fell off. This was in the morning. In the early evening I looked again and found it under a car. It also fell off in the World Trade Center memorial. I took my Ipod out of my pocket when I was going through security. Luckily I saw it fall.

    Anyway I've found three new headphones
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Phiaton...hite/3612231.p?id=1218424659614&skuId=3612231

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch...mote/9845706.p?id=1218182756376&skuId=9845706

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sennhei...lack/9834189.p?id=1218180676704&skuId=9834189

    Anybody have an experience with these? I read an article so I know more of what to look for and these seem to be better but I still don't know

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Klipsch S4's, no complaints from me.

    They fit very well too. I just ran earlier today with them in and they never fell out. They fit comfortably, the sound is great (to me anyways), overall they are great.
     
  3. silentownage001, Feb 10, 2012
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    silentownage001 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Later I might go through and compare the specifications. The only thing not there is the drivers' size.

    Problem with the Sony's was the package would not open and got destroyed so they can't be returned. Well I doubt they can because they can't be put back on the shelves or anything.

    Forgot to ask, how do you replace the ear bud size? I mean like do you have to twist and pull like the Sony's? My Bose just pull off which is the problem. Especially after they stretch. I have a few extra but they will all inevitably stretch
     
  4. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Returns are sent back to the manufacturer (I'm pretty sure). If you have the receipt, it would be worth a try.

    Klipsch S4's are probably your best bet. They have an amazing reputation for the price.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You may have to pay a restocking fee, but WTH, you didn't ask for bullet-proof packaging, right!!!!
     
  6. silentownage001 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I'm either getting the Klipsch or the SOUL by Ludacris SL99.

    They both have the same features. Mic and remote and they both are for Apple devices (the same devices for each of them as far as I can tell).

    Klipsch specs
    Frequency: 10Hz -19 kHZ
    Sensitivity/SPL: 110dB/mW
    Impedance: 18 ohms

    Would like to know the drivers size and the SL99 specs but I can't find them anywhere. Even though things are appearing in google when I look on the site they're not there.

    I'm going to Best Buy later to have a look.
     
  7. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Go with the Klipsch, I would say. They're cheaper, and they have an amazing reputation.
     
  8. silentownage001 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just got the Klipsch Image S4i. Pretty good. After I've used them more I'll decide. The Bose sound quality was great but the ear pieces fell off too easily. If they get them to stay on better I'd get a new pair of them.
     

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