Recommend a pair of headphones for me

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My iPod earphones are completely shitting out. Can anyone suggest some relatively cheap (< 50 American Dollars) headphones/earphones that still sound decent?

dan m (OutDatWay), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:47 (fourteen years ago) link

"shitting out"? You didn't notice they were tinny pieces of garbage the first time you put them in?

happy fun ball (kenan), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Koss Porta Pros are good in that price bracket.

see also http;//www.headphonereviews.org

Ed (dali), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:49 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006DPMU4/qid=1114195689/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/103-5925200-1685446?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846

i know this is more than you wanted to spend... but grado sr-60's frequently out-perform headphones 3 and 4 times it's price.

m.

msp (mspa), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Just get a $20 pair of Sony headphones -- you can probably get them at a drugstore. And they will sound so much better than those Apple bud earphones, you will urinate on yourself.

happy fun ball (kenan), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:50 (fourteen years ago) link

sennheiser px 200, $60

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, dan, I didn't notice it was you! I can give specific instructions, then: Go to Osco Drug.

happy fun ball (kenan), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:52 (fourteen years ago) link

i must second the Koss Porta Pro, they sound very full and complete and are quite comfortable. they get poor marks for "80s looking design" but that is another big plus of course.

i yanked the cord on mine on a door and now they don't work. anyone have any experience with their full guarantee thing?

g e o f f (gcannon), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:56 (fourteen years ago) link

While we're on the subject of headphones. My boss just bought these. They are some of the best headphones I've heard and they don't fall out of my ears. I want some.

Ed (dali), Friday, 22 April 2005 18:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh I knew they were tinny pieces of shit. But now they're tinny pieces of shit that are all staticy and the right one doesn't work a third of the time.

To Osco I will go!

dan m (OutDatWay), Friday, 22 April 2005 18:08 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.head-fi.org is like the ILX of headphones.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 22 April 2005 18:49 (fourteen years ago) link

One thing to remember is that some of the recommended phones are "open" and people around you will be able to hear what you're listening to (which may be annoying for them).

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 22 April 2005 18:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Sony Budokans.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 22 April 2005 19:02 (fourteen years ago) link

I got these for being in a friend's wedding and they are so wonderful they make me weep.

J (Jay), Friday, 22 April 2005 19:03 (fourteen years ago) link

I've had Koss PortaPro's and Grado SR-60's and recommend both whole-heartedly. There's a lot of threads on ILX and ILM about headphones already, so you might want to search the archives.

stephen morris (stephen morris), Friday, 22 April 2005 19:35 (fourteen years ago) link

I also use and endorse Sennheiser PXC 300s. Jesus! They're a lot more expensive in the USA!

snotty moore, Friday, 22 April 2005 19:52 (fourteen years ago) link

This thread should somehoe meld with the contraceptive thread.

happy fun ball (kenan), Friday, 22 April 2005 20:01 (fourteen years ago) link

I like my PortaPros. They are about to be sent in for fixing though, after 4 years of use and serious abuse - the right side doesn't work for some reason. I bought some mediocre Sony somethings that don't totally suck and were only $20 and do not hurt or fall out of my ears. It takes a while to get the PortaPros back from the fixing place, I'm told...

I'd like to think the Etymotic earplugs are like ear diaphragms, Kenan. Lube 'em up and you're good to go for hours, mang.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Friday, 22 April 2005 21:17 (fourteen years ago) link

I like my sony mdr ex71. Very comfortable and seal off the outside world. They usually run around $40.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Friday, 22 April 2005 21:30 (fourteen years ago) link

my friend was just ranting about those sennheisers fe zaffe linked to today! in fact i even tried them out. they sounded pretty dece.

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 22 April 2005 22:39 (fourteen years ago) link

Sony Mdr EX71s seconded - great sound and comfort for the price.

Bill A (Bill A), Monday, 25 April 2005 07:46 (fourteen years ago) link

I sent my Koss PortaPros in for repairs, and I was shocked at how fast they came back - like 2 weeks or so.

The Yellow Kid, Monday, 25 April 2005 22:46 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
koss portapros!

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 13 May 2005 08:17 (fourteen years ago) link

the portapros are great, aren't they? although i'm not sure i'll use mine much now that i have the etymotic er-6is, it's hard to get used to hearing background noise again.

toby (tsg20), Friday, 13 May 2005 08:37 (fourteen years ago) link

they really are great, I never realised how monstrous this vitalic album actually is.

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 13 May 2005 08:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Sennheiser PX100s. Almost everyone who has used mine for fie minutes has then bought their own pair.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Friday, 13 May 2005 14:13 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah most Sennheisers are pretty great

()ops (()()ps), Friday, 13 May 2005 15:00 (fourteen years ago) link

My PX200s are excellent, but a tip: don't buy them if yr bald, as they look really dumb.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 13 May 2005 15:06 (fourteen years ago) link

g e o f f, did you ever try to see if your consumer negligence fell under the koss lifetime guarantee thing?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 13 May 2005 16:04 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm not g e o f f, but that's almost exactly how I broke mine, and it was no problem at all.

The Yellow Kid, Friday, 13 May 2005 17:36 (fourteen years ago) link

cool!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 13 May 2005 17:59 (fourteen years ago) link

four months pass...
does anyone know of any online shops who'll ship me a pair of koss pro4aa?

I want some for home listening but I can't find anywhere to ship them to me

: /

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 15 September 2005 09:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Didn't you just buy some? Have you got mugged or something?

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 15 September 2005 09:56 (fourteen years ago) link

"for home listening"

I bought a pair of koss porta-pros which are great but I want a pair of those big bulky ones for lounging about at home; the porta-pros are spindly, and dig into my neck when I'm lying down

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 15 September 2005 17:46 (fourteen years ago) link

four months pass...
any UK ilxers know where I send my koss portapros within the UK to be repaired under their unlimited lifetime warranty? the koss website says to my nearest authorised dealer but I can't find tht information online

anyone have any experience?

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Surely the place you bought them from is legally obliged to deal with it?

Alba (Alba), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:39 (thirteen years ago) link

a friend bought them for me : /

I think she bought them from amazon

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:40 (thirteen years ago) link

anyway I e-mailed koss so we'll see...

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:41 (thirteen years ago) link

the sony 71s were great but the cord just came apart like silly putty eventually, which is what the amazon customer reviews warned me of. now i just got some portapros and they're rilly awesome -- the bass response isn't what i'd like, but i prefer open-ear anyway, since it lets me hear my boss come up behind me, a car honk and tell me it's gonna run me over, etc.

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:55 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm just about to buy some Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Pros. I'm excited.

Ed (dali), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:56 (thirteen years ago) link

I believe Koss fixes them themselves, no proof of purchase or anything like that required.

Dan I., Wednesday, 8 February 2006 22:02 (thirteen years ago) link

kinky

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 22:09 (thirteen years ago) link

five months pass...
Another endorsement for the Sennheisers. I'm on my second pair -- the first pair was the standard $20 back-of-the-head model. They sounded great, but were none too durable. Which is to say, I broke them.

I picked up the HD20s first, because they were huge earmuffs and because they said on the package, "Perfect for DJs." Well, if they're good enough for DJs... actually, that didn't work. DJs have different needs than I do, apparently. The highs are tinny, the mid-range is muddy, and the bass is ri-freakin-diculous. It's boomy and with wayyyy too much sustain. Real crap for everyday listening. Avoid.

So I brought those back to the store and ended up with the PXC150s, and they sound BEAUTIFUL. Balanced, crisp, and the noise cancelling works wonders. (I'm afraid I'm setting myself up for being hit by a car.) Of course this means that I have an extra piece to my portable audio setup now -- the battery pack -- but I spend so much time with headphones on and they sound so great it's totally worth it to look like a bit of a dork wearing a belt clip.

Tab Hunter loves to take his shirt off (kenan), Saturday, 5 August 2006 00:07 (thirteen years ago) link

i was thinking about getting senn px 200s last week, but they're proving hard to find. was recommended audio technica's ath-se5s (i think that's the model), but they tried to jump off my head.

s1ocki (slutsky), Saturday, 5 August 2006 06:23 (thirteen years ago) link

there is no way i would ever buy headphones that required a battery pack. that would annoy me WAY too much.

s1ocki (slutsky), Saturday, 5 August 2006 06:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Upside: iPod batteries last much longer. Downside: AAA batteries. I'll have to get a charger that fits them.

Tab Hunter loves to take his shirt off (kenan), Sunday, 6 August 2006 18:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I love my PX200s, but sometimes I want to just take in-ear phones around with me.

Just ordered some CX300s for that.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 6 August 2006 18:25 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
My daughter is thinking about getting some noise-cancelling headphones because she has a noisy roommate. (Constant TV + 4-hr. calls to boyfriend.) I suggested the Sennheiser PCX-250s mentioned on an ILM headphones thread to her, but I also found these:

Plane Quiet NC6
Has anybody had any experience with Plane Quiet headphones? Recommendations yea or nay?

Danny Aioli (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 9 September 2006 01:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I think they only cance out constant noise like the hum in a plane, constant chit-chat may be a problem, unless of course she's a boring droner.

Might nbe better to get in ear ones that will block out the noise physically.

I just bought some Shure E2Cs and on the short run out they've had so far they're absolutely fantastic and a mile better than the sonys I've just replaced which I thought were pretty good in the first place but kept losing the sleeve (including once in my ear canal - resluting in some worried rummaging while walking along a tube corridor)

Porkpie (porkpie), Saturday, 16 September 2006 12:38 (thirteen years ago) link

In non-audiophile/sport use, has anyone used the recent aftershokz trekz stuff? I'm now just trying the older titanium model in a still, quiet environment (with Loma). In this quiet place, they are not as full and rich as my usual favorite, the plantronic fitbit.

Both Fitbits and these are very active/usage-specific, so not for everyone. I've gone through three pairs of fitbits over years, I love the depth, reasonable clarity, and the fact they don't block out surrounding ambient. nor do they bleed in quiet areas. I know few other fitbit users, but two who are super committed, as I am.

As quiet as I have the treks set now, I don't feel the "bone conduction" at all...

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:09 (one year ago) link

i think the dark blue was a weird choice. they're so close to black that it looks like a mistake.

― they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Monday, March 12, 2018 10:46 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oh, mine are black, they just have a really weird shape and are too big (although I guess the size is related to how good they sound). It's fine though bc I never walk around with headphones and I'm only going to use my beaters in the gym.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:05 (one year ago) link

I guess it's cliche, but it's really true about how much more DETAIL you can hear in the music. One of the first things I put on was Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard, and I was able to hear stuff I never heard before like Coltrane tapping his foot on the stage to count off a tune, or, at one point, a very faint ring of a telephone inside the club.

I also put on a recording of a Bach harpsichord concerto where the harpsichord previously always sounded a little buried in the mix to me and suddenly I could hear everything.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:07 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

What's better, the cheapest Philips or the cheapest Sennheiser?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 May 2018 08:25 (one year ago) link

Philips appear to have stopped doing their cheap over-ear model, so I might just go Sennheiser.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 May 2018 08:27 (one year ago) link

Just got these red Sony headphones bigger style. Sound is amazing and they were 60 bucks

California scheming (Ross), Sunday, 27 May 2018 18:46 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

apparently it was only a one-day sale but I snagged the Sony XB950N1 headphones for less than half price

they have the not-as-good noise cancellation compared to the active kind on the top end models, and I doubt I’ll ever use the bass boost much as the default profile has great bass reproduction for headphones, but at around $120 they were a steal and I could see comfortably wearing them for the entire work day

mh, Saturday, 17 November 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I got air pods for christmas. They’re amazing. Convenient, sound good, I look as on trend as Jonah Hill, A+

💫 (Trϵϵship), Thursday, 27 December 2018 21:40 (eleven months ago) link

Not just jonah hill, kristen stewart wears them too. Imm on the trend.

💫 (Trϵϵship), Thursday, 27 December 2018 21:41 (eleven months ago) link

anyone else have sony active noise cancellers

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:04 (eleven months ago) link

i had a pair of sennheiser (?) noise cancellers once, i guess sometimes on the bus it was effective to turn on the thingy, but the whole idea of shooting extra noise in there just didn't sit right with me

j., Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:23 (eleven months ago) link

after another pair of otherwise quite trustworthy shure SE215s started coming apart at the housing (where the peg for the earbud tip meets the rest of the unit, seems to be a design flaw with them) after long-term heavy use i decided to give up on them and try something new

i think both of these were mentioned somewhere on this thread or the other one:

went back to big headphones for outside-the-home use for the first time in forever, a pair of beyerdynamics custom streets (the ones with the physically adjustable switch on the ear units to let more air in / out). they're a bit bassier and muddier than i have been used to but they work nicely, and it's a good change of pace. it's a bit more fatiguing to use them than my shures, but i think they're easier on my hearing, so that's an acceptable tradeoff/up.

also picked up a pair of KZ ATE earbuds as backup / for lighter traveling days, since they were super cheap at < $15, and they have turned out respectably. cord is a bit wiggly as advertised, and i'm not quite happy with the seal i can get on the tips, but it's fine enough that i'm not concerned to fuss with it.

j., Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:29 (eleven months ago) link

incidentally, the KZ ATEs have a design that is quite similar to the shure SE215s, except that they lack the sculpted wiring/cord for hanging them over the outer ear (the cord is designed to be looped that way, it's just not as effective). but the post for the tips is replaced by a much thicker cylindrical extrusion that seems to be continuous with the design of the main unit, so that there's no attachment medium (something plasticy that turns rubbery or gummy with exposure / heat on the shures) to fall apart.

j., Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:33 (eleven months ago) link

got sony 1000xm3 and this is living

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 27 December 2018 23:04 (eleven months ago) link

ive the 2s. brilliant kit.

gabbnebulous (darraghmac), Thursday, 27 December 2018 23:50 (eleven months ago) link

Massdrop is doing the Sennheiser 650xx (or whatever they’re called) for 199 again. I have them and they are awesome.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 28 December 2018 01:08 (eleven months ago) link

xp the headband on my 2s started clicking so i stopped wearing them

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 28 December 2018 04:17 (eleven months ago) link

How the Sennheisers fare with an iPhone? Got some Hifiman hps from massdrop but they really needed more powerful amplification than my phone could provide

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 31 December 2018 14:34 (eleven months ago) link

Darra- I have these Sonys for my commute etc, fantastic cans, great battery life

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Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 31 December 2018 15:18 (eleven months ago) link

How the Sennheisers fare with an iPhone? Got some Hifiman hps from massdrop but they really needed more powerful amplification than my phone could provide

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 31 December 2018 14:34 (one hour ago) Permalink

I’ve heard some say you need a separate amp but for me they’re more than fine. Maybe they’d sound even better with an amp but they’re already a massive leap above my old Sonys (which themselves were not bad at all). Keep in mind they’re open back so they’re not gonna stand up to a noisy environment.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 31 December 2018 15:37 (eleven months ago) link

I would suggest using an amp with the them

тпсбlack (Spottie), Monday, 31 December 2018 17:24 (eleven months ago) link

Do you have a rec for a portable DAC/amp? I do most of my listening walking around the house/doing chores so it just needs to be small and comfortable enough for that kind of activity.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 31 December 2018 18:15 (eleven months ago) link

The Dragonfly is great and small (thumb drive size) but you'll need an adapter for the phone I think (which I think is available from AudioQueSt)

brimstead, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 04:36 (eleven months ago) link

Actually scratch that idk if the dragonfly is an amp too,

brimstead, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 04:37 (eleven months ago) link

It is a preamp/headphone amp too.

DJI, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 19:57 (eleven months ago) link

I just use an amp. I have the FiiO E12 Mont Blanc and love it. Think it’s discontinued now tho.

тпсбlack (Spottie), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 06:04 (eleven months ago) link

Can anyone recommend bluetooth headphones for exercise that actually stay lodged in yr damn ears? I've had to resort to over-the-ears ones to fix this but as you can imagine, it's far from an ideal solution.

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:43 (eleven months ago) link

I won a pair of these in a competition recently, I've heard decent things, I'll report back when I get them.

https://klgadgetguy.com/2018/07/21/sudio-niva-review-elegant-wireless-earbuds-that-sounds-good/

MaresNest, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:53 (eleven months ago) link

Cirrus Soundkey DAC/amp is a bit cheaper than a Dragonfly, a touch smaller, and sounds great. And it comes with both Apple and Android cables too.

closed beta (NotEnough), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:41 (eleven months ago) link

my mother-in-law just got me a pair of bose quietcomfort 35 II. Kinda excited to try them out as i've been using throwaway and iphone headphones for probably twenty years now. First high-end option! Anybody got an opinion on these?
https://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietComfort-Wireless-Headphones-Cancelling/dp/B0756CYWWD/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 3 January 2019 16:07 (eleven months ago) link

I love mine. They are comfortable enough to wear for hours and hours, and the noise cancellation is great. I've sat next to screaming babies on flights and barely noticed. The sound is pretty good too.

DJI, Thursday, 3 January 2019 16:10 (eleven months ago) link

cool man; vote of confidence makes me happy as the lovely lil' ol' lady who bought these for me isn't very tech savvy but just wanted to get me a nice gift. i didn't have any input in choosing the brand/make/model and was worried she maybe overpaid for nothing. maybe somebody put a good word in her ear.
i've been, more out of necessity, a guy who doesn't care much about quality headphones my whole life but i borrowed a pair of the sony noise canceling ones for a bit and was surprised at the color that leapt into some music that i had been listening to for years.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 3 January 2019 16:25 (eleven months ago) link

they have a seriously good rep

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 17:42 (eleven months ago) link

i bet she just googled "what are the best headphones"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 3 January 2019 20:09 (eleven months ago) link

The bose noise cancellation is top-notch. I find the sound of the qc 35 ok but not as good as the sound-true in ear which i usually use when i do not fly. The service of bose was very good too before, they were pretty generous in the past. But when my last qc 35 which i had hardly used broke down (one channel died and the problem was not in the cable) after a little more than two years they just wanted to give me a reduction of 50 euros, later i got the qc25 for 150 euros which also have good noise cancellation.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 3 January 2019 20:45 (eleven months ago) link

a reduction of 50 euros for a new one

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 3 January 2019 20:46 (eleven months ago) link

After you test your cool new phones put the iphone earbuds in. It really makes you appreciate good cans.

(V) (;,,;) (V) (FlopsyDuck), Thursday, 3 January 2019 21:34 (eleven months ago) link

Congrats! The field is a lot more crowded than it was a couple of years ago but Bose QC35 (I or II) still sets the standard for wireless noise-canceling headphones. Plenty of competitors do this or that differently and you might ultimately prefer a different flavor for whatever reason, but you can't really do better. Just different.

- industry-standard noise cancellation
- well-regarded for sound, with a generally neutral presentation
- lightweight, compact, easily packable
- good battery life

Coupla notes:
- no wireless noise-cancelling set is going to compete with wired cans for sound quality
- if you're willing to mess around with settings in an app, people tend to rate the Sony tops overall for audio
- i've found i'm personally willing to trade some noise cancellation for a little less eardrum pressure - some people notice this and some don't so it's very much horses for courses

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 3 January 2019 21:50 (eleven months ago) link

sony wh1000-mx match the bose for nc but the app is fluff, youd turn it back to factory settings within ten mins ime

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 21:53 (eleven months ago) link

after a test run, they're lovely. very easy on the ears, which makes a big difference and the sound is great. it's a whole new world!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 4 January 2019 00:19 (eleven months ago) link

Airpods

Trϵϵship, Friday, 4 January 2019 00:21 (eleven months ago) link

I just put them in and they automatically sync to the phone. The most magical product I’ve ever used.

Trϵϵship, Friday, 4 January 2019 00:22 (eleven months ago) link

I wound up ordering myself a Dragonfly Black -- the cheaper of the two models (I read that it did 90% of what the red one does and the red one isn't really necessary for most uses).

I've only used it with my laptop so far and definitely notice an improvement in definition and detail. Stupidly failed to realize I would need a lightning to FEMALE usb adapter to use it with the iPhone, so still waiting for that to arrive. Surprisingly hard to find on Amazon so I ordered it from Apple -- the camera adapter seems to be the one.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 7 January 2019 04:53 (eleven months ago) link

Bose Quiet Comfort are basically changing the way i listen to music on the street; they're kinda miraculous.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 7 January 2019 05:37 (eleven months ago) link

I gotta get comfy w the idea that it’s unlikely someone will rip off my fancy Bluetooth over the ears before I go traipsing through the streets w them.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 7 January 2019 08:23 (eleven months ago) link

it could happen i suppose! i'm a bit more worried about being hit by a car.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 7 January 2019 14:25 (eleven months ago) link

My Fiio E17K ("Alpen 2") portable headphone amp isn't working properly anymore, and I'm looking for a replacement, but it seems to be kinda hard to find a replacement with same qualities, so I thought I'd ask here if anyone can recommend anything? Basically, I'm looking for a portable amp that meets these criteria:

* Besides the mini-USB input, it needs to have a regular 3,5 mm "line in" input (since I'll be connecting it to my Fiio FLAC player).
* The price should be around 100 euros (or less).
* You should be able to adjust the levels of bass and treble.

The third option seems to be the most problematic, as Fiio has discontinued the E17K, and their newer models in this price range don't have proper bass and treble controls, just a switch to turn the bass boost on or off, which seems much more blunt. And the same seems to apply to competing headphone amps in the 100 euro price range, all the alternatives I've checked on Amazon merely have a bass boost switch.

Tuomas, Monday, 21 January 2019 10:27 (ten months ago) link

four months pass...

Looking for a pair of lightweight in-ear (not over-ear) wireless headphones, any recommendations?

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Friday, 24 May 2019 04:03 (six months ago) link

i bought a pair of rha trueconnects a couple of weeks ago, been pretty happy with them so far


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