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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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Koss Porta Pros are good in that price bracket.

see also http;//www.headphonereviews.org

Ed (dali), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

sennheiser px 200, $60

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Friday, 22 April 2005 17:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 22 April 2005 18:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Sony Budokans.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 22 April 2005 19:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

This thread should somehoe meld with the contraceptive thread.

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

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

Bill A (Bill A), Monday, 25 April 2005 07:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
koss portapros!

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 13 May 2005 08:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

cozen (Cozen), Friday, 13 May 2005 08:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah most Sennheisers are pretty great

()ops (()()ps), Friday, 13 May 2005 15:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

cool!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 13 May 2005 17:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 15 September 2005 09:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

Alba (Alba), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

a friend bought them for me : /

I think she bought them from amazon

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

Ed (dali), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 20:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

Dan I., Wednesday, 8 February 2006 22:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

kinky

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 22:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I kill them after about 8 months pretty consistently, though, right there next to the plug head.

my life

schlump, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:47 (six months ago) Permalink

funny to me how much praise those get followed by how they have to be replaced all the time.

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 03:12 (six months ago) Permalink

What kills them exactly? They just die?

Nhex, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 04:06 (six months ago) Permalink

the wire next to the plug getting wiggled constantly in your pocket while walking ime

(±\ PLO;;;;;;; Style (sic), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 04:11 (six months ago) Permalink

that sounds strange to me. i've used tons of shitty earbuds and headphones - it's always the headband, the ear foam or the drivers dying, never the cord

Nhex, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 04:16 (six months ago) Permalink

sic probably otm, I've never had that problem except for a time I was walking around with my phone in my pocket and the headphone cable sticking out. If the top of the phone is near the top of your pocket, the cable rubs against the top of your pocket.

mh, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:20 (six months ago) Permalink

i got a pair of sony mdr-1000x phones recently - never had noise-cancelling headphones before, they are honestly amazing. they look a bit dumb to wear out and about, tho they sound so good i sometimes do anyway, but for the office they are great. on flights in particularly they are a revelation. sometimes i put them without music and it's still so peaceful. they make airports so much more tolerable.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:25 (six months ago) Permalink

great touch control on the earpad too.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:26 (six months ago) Permalink

this isn't exactly the thread for it but one of my two living Sansa Clip +'s died yesterday :(

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:42 (six months ago) Permalink

aw rip man. i love my lil clip. even if i no longer breathlessly run the firmware updates as i once did

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:19 (six months ago) Permalink

The first official new Rockbox build in like three years just came out though! Big battery life improvement on clips and some devices get a surround sound dsp option

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:30 (six months ago) Permalink

I had about 3 Sansa Clip +'s die, but current ones I have are 3+ years old, go figure!

PortaPro is classic for a great price, but if you have to replace them that often, you can definitely upgrade to better sounding, sturdier option for similar $.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 19:49 (six months ago) Permalink

They are not cheap but they are the best ear-plugs I have had on my ears. The Bose ones are called SoundSport these days. Around 90 euros, i.e. 100 bucks. The sound is a million timed better than that of the Bose noise-cancelling headphones for almost 300 euros wich is slightly muffled. Crystal clear and with lots of detail of the different instruments. The bass is fine too but that has always been Bose's speciality anyways.

Alex in Spree-Athen (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 21:04 (six months ago) Permalink

My Soundmagic E10s have given up the ghost. Before I order a new pair, can anyone recommend me an alternative pair of earbuds for everyday use, around the £40-60 mark??

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 15 May 2017 08:28 (six months ago) Permalink

I do a lot of cycling and walking around, so I don't really like ones that block out the entire outside world. Would be open to some lightweight, foldable over-ears

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 15 May 2017 08:30 (six months ago) Permalink

i got a pair of sony mdr-1000x phones recently - never had noise-cancelling headphones before, they are honestly amazing. they look a bit dumb to wear out and about, tho they sound so good i sometimes do anyway, but for the office they are great. on flights in particularly they are a revelation. sometimes i put them without music and it's still so peaceful. they make airports so much more tolerable.

― Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:25 AM (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I love mine for alll these reason and for the fact that they are the first pair of headphones that I have owned that have been truly revelatory - in that I hear a lot more in music. There is a lot more clarity and separation in music than I've had with any other headphones I've.

Added to this, since we went hot dealing and keep cramming more and more people in at work, noise cancelling headphones are essential.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 May 2017 09:02 (six months ago) Permalink

how is the sound of the sony mdr-1000x compared to the bose qc35? the noise-cancelling of the bose is excellent and in the tests i have read it was always the benchmark. when you put them on and switch to noise-cancelling you enter a relaxing zone of silence. another advantage is that it also works without noise-cancelling. but the sound is pretty average. muffled and lacking in the dynamics department. quite astonishing especially for 300 euros.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 15 May 2017 09:17 (six months ago) Permalink

i've tried both, but not the bose for very long - i think it's p hard to decide - all the reviews said it was a matter of taste. i liked the look of the sony's better and some of the touchpad functionality on the earpad is cool too. you can cup a hand over your ear and it flips the mic outward so you hear things.

the noise-cancelling is fantastic to my ears on the sony. it really makes you realise how noisy everywhere is.

I love mine for alll these reason and for the fact that they are the first pair of headphones that I have owned that have been truly revelatory - in that I hear a lot more in music. There is a lot more clarity and separation in music than I've had with any other headphones I've.

Added to this, since we went hot dealing and keep cramming more and more people in at work, noise cancelling headphones are essential.

second all this. i do hear new stuff in music all the time. and yeah, also in an office which is ridiculously crowded.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 15 May 2017 09:46 (six months ago) Permalink

i work in a pretty noisy office and got a pair of bose qc35 headphones a couple of months ago, and the noise-cancelling is revelatory

the quality and quantity of my office-hours posting to ilx has improved considerably now i'm less distracted by work

The Patricia Routledge Meatspin Gif Has Made You Gay (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 May 2017 09:50 (six months ago) Permalink

nice

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 May 2017 09:59 (six months ago) Permalink

I found the sony's more comfortable because they had bigger cups but they are bulkier than the BOSE ones. Can't really comment on the noise cancelling comparison.

FWIW my sister really rates the cheaper MDR100ABNs

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 May 2017 10:03 (six months ago) Permalink

this isn't exactly the thread for it but one of my two living Sansa Clip +'s died yesterday :(

― gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon)

yeah also not on the thread topic but since my last hard drive-based ipod died i've been up shit creek when it comes to my music library and portable listening. i'd really like something with a good dac to listen to on my commute, but everything i look at has a total shit ui. "oh, you should check this out it's really good but it won't read the id3 tags on half your files". really? is that where we're at on 2017? fuck that. also they tend not to do well with large collections (more than 10,000 songs), which is, like, my entire reason for wanting this, as i'm not the sort of audiophile who will just listen to 24-bit flacs of steely dan albums and nothing else in perpetuity. is there any hope for me, or do i need to keep half-assing it on my cellphone?

Cyborg Kickboxer (rushomancy), Thursday, 18 May 2017 02:24 (six months ago) Permalink

get your dead iPod refurbed with a 512 GB SSD drive? I have one iPod 160 in fine shape and a second that has hd problems and I hope to do this sometime this year with the crappy one.

fish louse (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 18 May 2017 03:23 (six months ago) Permalink

everything i look at has a total shit ui. "oh, you should check this out it's really good but it won't read the id3 tags on half your files". really? is that where we're at on 2017? fuck that. also they tend not to do well with large collections

Look for a rockbox compatible dap, that will take care of all your software nags. Unfortunately afaik there are no models still in production, only used/refurb units: https://www.rockbox.org/download/byhand.cgi

Actually, there's the new agptek rocker but the port's still a work-in-progresss:
http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,51653.15.html

chihuahuau, Thursday, 18 May 2017 10:26 (six months ago) Permalink

get your dead iPod refurbed with a 512 GB SSD drive? I have one iPod 160 in fine shape and a second that has hd problems and I hope to do this sometime this year with the crappy one.

― fish louse (Jon not Jon)

i've been thinking about it, but i don't know how reliable those things are, and every time i go looking on ebay the price has gone up a couple hundred bucks.

i don't know why there's no like legit licensed rockbox on some of these things. god knows the smaller companies aren't getting anywhere by building their own software.

although i see now that people are outright selling services so i might, might, might consider it, particularly since for some godforsaken reason i'm still using itunes for my library.

Cyborg Kickboxer (rushomancy), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:23 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah if I do it it's gonna be the guy on eBay who has an excellent star rating and you send him your iPod classic and he puts a huge SSD in it and sends it back. It's not cheap compared to DIYing it but I am extremely non-handy. TBRR I am dreaming of the 1TB drive service even though that's like 700 bucks. I could finally have my classical, film score, rock, weird shit and jazz libraries on one device!

fish louse (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:36 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

anyone got wireless earbuds? having got wireless headphones i feel ready for these.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 2 June 2017 13:46 (five months ago) Permalink

i love my airpods. i never use anything else.

Mordy, Friday, 2 June 2017 13:55 (five months ago) Permalink

I don't know how I would get them to stay in my ears, the best I can do with other earbuds is use those shure triple flange tips and cut off the smallest flange; even then I have to re-screw them into my weird ear holes every few minutes

or at night (Jon not Jon), Friday, 2 June 2017 15:55 (five months ago) Permalink

Put foam pads on them! That'll make em bigger and increase the friction

calstars, Friday, 2 June 2017 18:11 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Last day for the Massdrop x AKG K553 Pro, $110. That's a pretty good deal, usually are more like 150 on Amazon.
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-k553-pro-studio-headphone

Also currently available, Massdrop x Fostex T-X0 Planar, $150. One of the most popular headphones for hobbyists who modify them, both MrSpeakers and ZMF got started by modding those.

HiFiMAN marked down their HE400i Planar from $449 to $249. I'm guessing they're clearing stock to get ready for a new model.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:32 (four months ago) Permalink

Also Sennheiser HD 6XX drop starts Monday. Last time it sold out in a few minutes, so they figured they might as well up the price to $249 (it's around $315 in general market).
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-sennheiser-hd6xx

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:48 (four months ago) Permalink

Are any of those Bluetooth?

calstars, Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:45 (four months ago) Permalink

Of course not. Due to limited bandwidth, there's no point in getting any fancier than the current bluetooth models of Bose and Sennheiser, if that's important to you.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 26 June 2017 20:05 (four months ago) Permalink

Wow, 8 hrs to go with Sennheiser HD 6XX drop and they dropped the price to $199. Very tempted, hrm.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 22:48 (four months ago) Permalink

ooh nice, thx for the heads up. just ordered.

down that brown path (Spottie), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 23:29 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

ok i splurged on Sennheiser HD 598 cs. these are pretty great, imo

1) so so comfortable.
2) sound quality is righteous, great separation, wider "sound stage" than other closed ear cans i've used.

brimstead, Friday, 28 July 2017 23:05 (three months ago) Permalink

nice. getting new cans is the best.

Spottie, Friday, 28 July 2017 23:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Happy with my B&O H6 but feel like their days are numbered cuz they're wired. Not sure whether to bite the biker and get some wireless HPs or maybe stick around with a "dongle" whenever I upgrade to latest iPhone later this year

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 29 July 2017 15:12 (three months ago) Permalink

My my b-day a couple weeks back I got a used pair of HifiMAN HE-6, and love them. They are much more comfortable than the Audeze LCD-2.2 I had, and also less dark, at least when driven by my iFi iCAN Pro.

Coincidentally Massdrop just debuted a new collaboration with HifiMAN, the HE-4XX for $170. Great deal.
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-hifiman-he4xx-planar-magnetic-headphones

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 3 August 2017 15:44 (three months ago) Permalink

are planar magnetic headphones really dropping in price that much? seeing them below $200 seems crazy

mh, Thursday, 3 August 2017 15:46 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Got these Philips SHP9500S after reading a bunch of stuff how they were a Sennheiser "killer"...they compare pretty favorably to any SH in the 500 model number range, not sure about 600s...

If anything I think I prefer them to the low end of Grado, I'd say they sound as good (a little less bright) but FAAAAAAR more comfortable, in fact they are super comfortable and well built...at this price ($50), I can't imagine anything else comes close to the value for money...

(note: they are SUPER open, perhaps even leakier than Grados if that's even possible)

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826138190&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=BAC-GDR-PC&cm_mmc=BAC-GDR-PC-_-dyn-_-Headphones+and+Accessories-_-N82E16826138190&gclid=CIu5rZXRw9YCFQ6IaQodw4ICBQ

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:59 (one month ago) Permalink

def like these more than the sub-$100 AKGs that people recommend a lot too

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:00 (one month ago) Permalink

(AKG K240s)

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:00 (one month ago) Permalink

could you recommend something like that, but closed/over-ear?

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:15 (one month ago) Permalink

yeha ive been looking at those xps but pulled the plug on the HD6XX so i guess i have to wait til those show up in december to see if i like them or not.

Spottie, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:27 (one month ago) Permalink

i'd doubt the philips will beat the HD6XX but I also bet the HD6XX isn't four times better either

nhex - these are on sale at sennheiser, closed for $50, not the most awe inspiring headphone but solid for the price and a good all arounder esp if you need isolation

https://en-us.sennheiser.com/studio-headphones-noise-reducing-hd-200-pro?utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=208164&ranMID=42592&ranEAID=lw9MynSeamY&ranSiteID=lw9MynSeamY-g4IElyAQnaXfNooRiklxQw

but for $20 more you could get the Sony MDR 7506 and, honestly, probably be satisfied for years to come. I've never owned a pair but used them in professional, radio and studio settings and they are in almost every studio or radio station in the world for a reason and are very comfortable, well built, sound great for closed back and will last.

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR7506-Professional-Diaphragm-Headphone/dp/B000AJIF4E

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:34 (one month ago) Permalink

oops $30 more actually, $80

still a hall of fame headphone in the sub 100 space with Grados, AKGs etc

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:36 (one month ago) Permalink

thx UMS, will look into those

Nhex, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:51 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

bought two pairs of these sony xb650s on special, had to get one pair replaced once, the other pair replaced twice (and got a refund), each with a different fault. the last pair even had dust in the box. maybe they're half price because they're all fucking broken.

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 10 November 2017 08:34 (one week ago) Permalink


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