What headphones do you use?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Borddeleau54, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Borddeleau54 macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2010
    I was wondering what kind of headphones iPad owners use with their device. Do some of you use audiophile grade headphones? Or just some mainstream under $100 headphones. I ask because I intend to purchase Master & Dynamic splendidly crafted MH40 ($399) and wondered if other owners go for the hi-end and what results they have.
  2. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    For daily use Sony MDR-XB950BT Bluetooth but can also be wired. When traveling airline or someplace I know will noisy BOSE QC35 and when I am home with no distractions BeyerDynamic T1
  3. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    Qc35 when I want to be alone and AirPods when I don't mind.
    QC35's are brilliant and the first ANC's that I don't get sick after 10-15min, with some lounge/dance music on they push every office sound away helping me to create a nice isolated world where I can work and concentrate to the task at hand.

    AirPods are easy, small, no tangles and help me to dampen the regular office noise and keep me in the zone where I can work.

    Charging is no problem on either of them. The QC35 works for around 20 hours on a charge. The AirPods keep going for 5 hours and 15 minutes charging will get them another 3 hours. I think they achive a full charge after 30 minutes. So regular lunch is more then enough to get a full charge.
    Sound quality on the QC35 is much, much better when compared to the AirPods. No wonder, but for ear pods the AirPods aren't that bad. I would say "all right".
    The same can be said for the QC35 when compared to reference headphones.
    But the point is you don't compare them with a physically different set or something that is twice as expensive.

    When you compare the QC35 with the others in the market, they are rellly good. Best ANC IMHO, really good and strong fibre-reinforced plastic, good construction, soft ear pads, not too much pressure on my head but they also stay put well, reasonable small foldable, good zipped case. The price is a bit high if you aks me.

    The AirPods are much, much better when compared with other wireless buds (that also have no connecting cord between left and right). Bragi is almost double the price have 4 hours playtime and then 2 hours charge time, Samsung seems to have 70 minutes of playing time and 1,5 times a charge in the case and also a much higher price. The silicone mushrooms do provide a much better seal and therefore also a much better sound. But I hate the slicione mushrooms as they annoy within minutes and seriously irritating in 10-15 minutes and after 25 minutes I seem to get an inflammation. Only in-ears that have worked so far are the ComCom's from Phonak: custom 3D printed nylon in-ear buds that also provided measured and certified hearing protection.
    So for me the AirPods are really nice and work really well, the combination with the QC35 gives me a solution for almost any situation.
  5. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    AirPods. The ease of switching sold it for me and I am not sure I can go back to "normal" headphones ever again.
  6. Bart Kela Suspended

    Bart Kela

    Oct 12, 2016
    I don't really like headphones, but I have three pair that I use from time to time. I guess nothing works well with my long-term comfort wearing level.

    Like others above, I enjoy using the Bose QuietComfort line when I travel. I'm not sure of the model number, but it is there previous wired version, maybe QC25? I've had them for a while.

    Also, I own a pair of geriatric Grado SR-60s from the late 1990s/early 2000s I guess.

    Lastly, I have a pair of discontinued AKGs. Not sure of the model number nor do I think it really matters since they were less than $100 per pair when I picked them up about five years ago.
  7. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    Beats Studio 2 and the default headphones.
    I really want the AirPods... when they eventually get back in stock.
  8. Aneef macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2015
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Ultimate Ears UE6000 when I'm at home, Apple earpods when I'm in car. The Ultimate Ears are brilliant pair of cans. Awesome soundstage and brilliant bass and lows. Got them for 99 pounds 3 years ago. Still going strong. Though I replaced its removable aux cable with a Belkin one
  9. Starfia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2011
    Whoa, people commonly use headphones with iPads? I suppose I'm usually at home with mine – though I remember having Beats Solo2s on a bus trip once, and that was fantastic with quite decent sounds and noise isolation.

    Certainly waiting patiently for the weeks-delayed AirPods after my morning-of order, though.
  10. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    Had the QC 25 for a couple of years, now use B&W P7 with the iPad mostly. Tried the QC 35 in some shops, they seem very good too.
  11. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    Gahhhhh im in such a weird position because right before the airpods came out, i bought a pair of bose qc35's and have liked them a lot despite not having the best audio quality. But then the airpods came out and i got them on day 1, and i feel like most times i force myself to use the bose just to justify the fact i paid so much for them recently.

    My arrangement was gonna be Bose for home stuff or when I'm in a seriously noisy place and airpods for literally everything else. But what ended up happening? I go to bed...and wearing airpods are more comfy. I lay on the couch. The airpods are more comfy without a giant headband around my head. I walk around the kitchen or wash dishes or clean the house...the airpods feel better.

    So...i don't know man. I didn't expect to like the airpods as much as i do
  12. gp101 macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2014
    Middle Earth
    I use my Sennheiser Momentum 2 wireless around ears for longer listening sessions, and normal EarPods (and soon to be AirPods) for everything else :)
  13. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    How else do you avoid disturbing your coworkers while at the office, listening to music or podcasts from your iPad?

    For me it's Sennheiser's wireless Momentum 2 around-ear headphones when I care more about the audio quality or want to block out distractions, and AirPods in all other cases.

    Before moving to wireless I used B&W's P5s (S2).
  14. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    I used to just use EarPods as the quality is good enough for me, they fit in my ears, don't hurt, don't fall out, don't block out ambient noise completely so I can still hear things around me if I need to, and I always had multiple pairs as I got them for free with new iPhones and my dad would always give me his when he got a new iPhone.

    Now I use AirPods so I don't have to carry both Lightning and 3.5mm EarPods for iOS and on-iOS products, plus I have the added bonus of using them with my Huawei Watch.
  15. BaddAdvice macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2016
    Beats Solo 3 - as easy to use as AirPods but sound SOOOOOO much better. That and 40 hours of battery life? Yep, Beats Solo 3s.
  16. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    The Boses are brilliant when you're working deep in the zone, don't want to be disturbed by coworkers and morons and have the right music to prolong the time in the zone. I've had a day from 7u15 till 1705 when my alarm told me to get the kids. But that is a rare occasion, but the boses where an important tool for that.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 31, 2016 ---
    i can imagine they sound much better, but they are not small, nor earbuds, there is a wire between left and right not to mention a big headband. A bit a apple and pears comparison?
  17. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    Yep - in fact, at work I usually have my Beats connected to my 9.7" iPad Pro. When I'm at the gym or on a walk I'll have my Beats or EarPods connected to my Mini.
  18. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014

    I've got those Sony's too, probably my favourite Bluetooth headphones at the moment so they get a vote from me.

    Sennheiser Momentum (wired) are a good choice for when you're wired up.

    I've a feeling that I'm going to like the AirPods when they finally arrive, for their convenience as much as anything. I'm one of those who actually doesn't object to the sound quality of EarPods, they're good for what they are.
  19. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    I never struggled to use any Bluetooth headphones before. It's the size of the AirPods that appealed to me.
  20. sparksd macrumors 68020

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    QC 15 if I want noise cancellation, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x monitor headphones when I want solid, "true" sound, JayBird BlueBuds X if I want wireless.
  21. mickeydean macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2011
    Sony MDR-1000X

    I sold the Bose QC35 and ATH-M50x
  22. caubeck macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    After so many wired and BT headphones and speakers bought over the years, my current Sony MDR-1000X have trumped them all.
  23. Gabrielanicolao macrumors member


    Dec 13, 2016
  24. matthewdeluxe macrumors newbie


    Jul 3, 2013
    I use the Bose QC35 at work and Beats Solo 3 at home. AirPods are on the way and will probably get a lot of airtime.
  25. colodane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2012
    I'm considering the Sony MDR-1000X.

    Question for those who have them: What is the approximate range you get with the Bluetooth connection? Thanks.

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