"Idiot" needs help with headphones

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by thenumbersrbad, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. thenumbersrbad macrumors 6502

    thenumbersrbad

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    I have an iPhone 3Gs and I'm looking to get some headphones that are over the ear, like the cupped ones that fit totally over the ear, I'm looking for some to use when I travel, either noise canceling or something that will drown out sounds good enough to watch movies or listen to music on a plane. Thanks!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    Two Questions:
    1. Price Range?
    2. Have you ever used noise-canceling headphones before. If you have not, there are some precautions. Some, including myself, find that using them creates a painful "white-noise" effect producing headaches and other pains.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    1) Noise cancelling headphones are not worth it IMHO. They do produce unpleasant noise and degrade your source sound. If you get these you will hate them if environment quiet.

    2) Get over the ear headphones than enclose the ear. I've got Sennheiser HD 595's I love. Not as portable, but sounds gerat. Sennheiser makes less expensive headphone that should surround your ears and block out outside noise without resorting to electronic noise cancelling.
     
  4. thenumbersrbad thread starter macrumors 6502

    thenumbersrbad

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    I have some Sony on-ear noise canceling headphones that I use now when I travel, I don't mind the noise canceling noises and I haven't gotten any headaches, I just don't like how that style fits on my head, they feel like they are going to fall off

    they don't really have to be noise canceling, I'm just worried that the engine sound, or just the normal sound of people talking in an enclosed space might be to loud for regular headphones

    price range is prolly somewhere around 200 or a little more
     
  5. thenumbersrbad thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Get in ear phones, they're amazing for planes.
     
  7. thenumbersrbad thread starter macrumors 6502

    thenumbersrbad

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    Beats by dr dre

    I'm thinking about getting the white beats by dr dre...the noise canceling ones more so over the Bose because of the ability to answer calls...anyone have any thoughts on those?

    The only reason I'd get the noise canceling beats is cause I want the ones thy cup all the way around the ear
     
  8. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Personally I'd much rather get a pair of in ear phones, they block much more noise. Then I might get a good full size pair. But noise canceling headphones are kinda odd, they try to do both things at once and ultimately not that well.

    Don't get the beats, there are much better headphones. In this market, price certainly does not dictate quality. If I were you I might get a pair of full size Shure SRH440s (around ear, what I want to own someday) and a pair of etymotic er6is for planes and stuff (in ear) because they cancel about 20dB of noise more than the Bose or Beats. (Like going from a person talking to you to a quiet library according to this chart:p).

    I see that you want full size headphones, but I think in ear phones would suit you much better. Really, they're not that bad. Actually, they're pretty good :D.
     
  9. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    Sony MDR-EX38ip in ear with iphone controls, the remote/mic works exactly the same way as the original apple earbuds for iphone.
    Good sound quality and good noise reduction.
     

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