Over the ear or on ear headphone - what is your choice and why?

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  1. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    What is your favourite over the ear or on ear headphone?
     
  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Already threads on this...
     
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    I have had several over the years. On-the-ear simple drive me nuts (they hurt my ears)! Over-the-ear are my preference--tons of choices, but I suggest trying them on before even listening, as what good is great sound if you will not wear them. Between the Apple store and Best Buy you can try on a lot of different options.

    (But personally, I prefer IEMs to headphones)
     
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    Grado. Neutral sounding and love the retro look of them.
     
  6. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    I have a nokia/monster purity pro headphone. I love it cause it has noise cancellation, bluetooth wireless, AND best of all, 20hr battery life. New is $350 but I got it on amazon for $215.
     
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    I have purchased two Bose QuietComfort 's

    I have had the the much older ones for about 5 year and they are still working well. My only complaint was the ear cushion started to peel along with the top band. I replaced the ear cushioning and was back to normal with no peeling.

    The new version have been working well with no peeling at all.
     
  8. phrehdd thread starter macrumors 68040

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    In my neck of the woods, in ear and over/on ear seems to run 50/50. Some of the best contenders for Apple portables these days include -

    Beats - for bassheads
    Sennheiser - from super light portables to the Momentum line and bluetooth
    Sony - too many models to mention
    Denon - for the designer bunch along with their new basshead models
    Bowers and Wilkins - P3 lightweights, P5 on ear designer, P7 excellent audio
    Grados - several models
    Monster - bassheads
    and a long list of various other brands often sponsored by celebs.
     
  9. MagnusF, Nov 10, 2013
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    Over the ear! Way better sound quality

    On the go, i use earbuds though
     
  10. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    Wish I could find these.
     

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