What headphones are you using?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by celticpride678, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. celticpride678

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    I am getting new headphones on Saturday and need some ideas. I am looking for good quality, comfort and durability. NO SKULLCANDY HEADPHONES. Thanks!

    EDIT: Also must be in-ear headphones.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Koss Porta Pros that I got off of Amazon for $30. Cheap...
     
  3. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    Sorry, but I did not mention that I am looking for in-ear headphones.

    What are your views on those. I used to have older generations, and they did not sound that good. How about now?
     
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  5. Apple-Man23 macrumors regular

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    Etymotic Research ER6i in-ear earphones. I highly recommend any of the products ER makes. The sound quality is awesome and the customer service is absolutely superb.
     
  6. joehahn macrumors regular

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    sennheiser HD 202

    I love them and for the price ($20 on amazon) i dont think you can beat them
     
  7. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    They still do not sound good.

    Thumbs up for Koss.

    The real question though is: what is your budget?

    People here could show you a great pair of ear buds for $500, or decent ones for $50 or something that will play sound for $15.
     
  8. superatombomb macrumors member

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    If price is an issue, then get the ultimate ears metro.fi 170. I use them to block out sound from my daily commute plus they have a sturdy, durable build and good sound quality. If you want something more quality than that, but more expensive as a result, then get the a higher end one from ultimate ears. My dad has a super.fi one (cant remember) and they are excellent. Ultimate Ears are the best.
     
  9. skrutzen macrumors regular

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    I'm using Shure SE530 but those are $450 list. They sound great.
     
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    So Am I.

    I have a couple of other cans as well...
     
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  12. karatekidk macrumors regular

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    I have been using Sennheiser HD238 on-ear headphones. I got them simply because I couldn't afford Bose on-ear, but I have to say I have been really impressed with the quality and sound. Oh, and it sure didn't break the bank!:)
     
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    You made the right choice.
     
  14. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Grado SR60's. Very comfortable, excellent stereo sound quality, and unbeatable in the under-$100 price range.
     
  15. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Allen & Heath Xone XD-53
    Ultrasone Proline 750

    Good stuff.
     
  16. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    This.

    I really like them. The sound is perfect. Depending on the fit of the tips, you get great, secure bass and clear mids/highs. The remote works flawlessly with iPhone 3GS; however, the build quality is not the greatest. The physical headphones are great, but the plastic cabling tends to fray a little - not the actual cable, more so the extra layers near the headphone port that serve no purpose but to look pretty.
     
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    iPod in ear phones that came with a 1st gen nano ;) awesome stuff haha
     
  19. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    snap

    they are great but some of my older, more compressed tunes, i can hear distortion

    fantastic though, and has an iphone mic addon
     
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    Ahh sweet, i use the same ones! I couldn't have said it better myself.
     
  22. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    About two years ago I got the Shure SE210. It was good for some time, until I grew unsatisfied with the sound. Mids and highs were good, but the sound was severely lacking in the bass department. This summer I upgraded to the Shure SE530. Of course, it's quite expensive, but: wow! It's just awesome.

    If you're looking for good sound from IEMs, it might be worth it to shoot for the high end at once. Buying a lower end IEM only to find it's not your cup of tea and then gradually moving toward the higher end will eventually turn out more expensive than going high end immediately.
     
  23. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Koss Porta Pros. Brilliant headphones with amazing sound quality and life time warranty, all for 40€
     

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