Which Headphones to get ? Advice please

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  1. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    I am looking for headphones that cover my ear and block out most of external sound. But I don't know which brand

    I already have a great pair of in-ear ones and earbuds but need something clunky : )

    My budget is under $150, will be used with my PB and iPod.

    My main music interest is trance/techno so something with good bass would be nice.

    Please help me buy good pair.
     
  2. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Have you checked out the Bose in-ear headphones? I've heard they're pretty decent :)
     
  3. Leareth thread starter macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    I already have a great pair of in-ear and earbuds.

    My work regulations do not allow earbuds so I have to get the big over the ear ones. I want to get ones that have good sound

    debating between brands, need advice.
     
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  5. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Not to sound too much like a fanboy, but I can definitely recommend the Bose Triport headphones. I owned them and the sound was good quality. :p:D

    Edit: Sorry I misread your OP :p
     
  6. Cashmere Fedora macrumors newbie

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    Sennheiser HD 280 Pro -- Don't buy if you have a big head!! (trust me, haha)

    beyerdynamic DT 250-80 -- probably your best bet if you wont be using an amp.


    Also, you may get better feedback at www.headfi.org

    Brand wise, you'd probably be wise to stay with the big boys (sennheiser, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Grado)
     
  7. Leareth thread starter macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    Ok I checked that site out, thanks for the link.
    I am overwhelmed by the choices and terminology...
    I think I am going to go to the audio store tomorrow and try some out.
     
  8. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    I would have said a pair of Skullcandy Noise Isolating foldable cans - but they've literally just failed on me. Left speaker has gone, and the build quality isn't great - after 6 months of use the joints are cracking.

    So as I'm back in the market for some over ears, I'm looking at:

    Panasonic RP-HTX7 Retro Painted
    Sony Altus
    Audio-Technica ATH-ES7

    All ranging from $50-$149...
     
  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I have a sony brand overhead.....it squeezes the matter out of your head...I can only stand the pain for like 10 minutes then I take it off.

    I'm also in the market for some new ones...might have to check out ones that cost more than $19.99


    Bless
     
  10. simontarr macrumors 6502

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    Sennheiser HD 25s....if you have the cash. They are about £115 here in the UK. All the parts are individually replaceable (ear cups, headband, lead) and the sound quality and volume is fantastic.
     
  11. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    These may not be exactly what you have in mind, but they have very very good sound and are worth considering. Best of all, they're under $20 (although going by the sound you'd think they were much more expensive):

    http://www.amazon.com/Philips-HS820-Foldable-Neckband-Headphones/dp/B00061IYII

    The only downside is they don't block out a lot of outside sounds/talking - like the over the ear "cup" style headphones you described.
     

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