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i'm in the market for new headphones, preferably ones that are:

- between $50-$80
- over the ear
- in a store like best buy or something (not a true necessity i guess but i dont love buying things online)

i've bought like 5 pairs of headphones in the past 3 years so i want a pair that are durable. also i don't have an ipod so i don't care if they make me look like a bug since they're just for in-home use.

thx

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

post in here

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

koss portapro

elan, Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh shit, those aren't expensive enough for you.

elan, Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

well if they're good but less than $50 i dont really care

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

i just figured good headphones were around that price range - i've always bought shitty in ear ones

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

best resource for these decisions:

http://headphone.com/guide/by-budget/40-80/

matinee, Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

JVC HANC80 Folding Noise Cancelling Headphones

^^on my second pair of these. pretty cheap, too.

Mr. Que, Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

Grado SR-60 are pretty nice for the money.

svend, Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Everything I've read and heard about the Grado SR-60's has been A+ super positive. They'd be the ones I'd buy in that price range.

Love is a Battletoad (circa1916), Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

(probably won't be able to find them easily in stores though)

Love is a Battletoad (circa1916), Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Grado's are nice sounding, but the fit is notoriously uncomfortable and they make your ears sore very quickly. Perhaps they've fixed them in recent years, though? The pics on the HeadRoom site look a little different (more padding).

matinee, Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have a pair of the Beyerdynamic DT 235s. If you're just looking for home-use, I'd recommend them highly because they're super comfortable and sound great. They'd look a little funny for walking down the street though.

matinee, Sunday, 10 May 2009 23:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like Sony MDR-EX81 earbuds. They used to go for $70 years ago but I'm on my second pair from Amazon for about $35. Good sound, definitely heavier on bass though so it depends on your tastes. 2/3s of what I listen to now is rap or techno, so I love these, but if you're going for jazz, classical, misc, or everything you might not like these if you're ok with giving up bass for other traits.

The EX-71s are a step below. I haven't heard them but they also supposedly emphasize bass a bit. They're traditionally-designed earbuds of the over-the-ear aspect of the 81s doesn't interest you.

throwbookatface (skygreenleopard), Monday, 11 May 2009 00:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Confirmed the EX-71s are the same thing, only without ear hooks. But Sony's made some newer models since these came out (EX75, EX85, and EX90 are comparable)

throwbookatface (skygreenleopard), Monday, 11 May 2009 00:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sarge I have a pair of Grado SR-60s to hook up to my stereo for *serious listening time* when I wanna hear all the details on some vinyl-ass record. They're amazing but as is suggested upthread they make the ears kinda sore after like 20 minutes. I'm not sure if it's a fitting issue or if its the frequencies you're hearing or what, but it's definitely a factor.

For most other headphone listening I have a pair of these lil shits I got at Radio Shack for like http://www.amazon.com/Koss-KSC75-Portable-Stereophone-Headphones/dp/B0006B486K/ref=pd_cp_e_2?pf_rd_p=413863501&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00001P505&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1V06P2C5BC80SASAWF2X5 based on a recommendation at Head-Fi. By several orders of magnitude they're the best portable headphones I've ever used.

I'm not some HOOS for someone's lust to snack on! (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 11 May 2009 00:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://www.amazon.com/Bose-41215-On%252dEar-Headphones/dp/B000HWRBG2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1242001493&sr=8-7

Bose on-ear. Paid like $189--link is cheaper--at Best Buy 2 1/2 years ago. Best I've ever had.

Matos W.K., Monday, 11 May 2009 00:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

lower-end sennheisers (280, 555) are decent and worlds more comfortable than grados

booth, Monday, 11 May 2009 00:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

thanks guys

comfort is a high priority here

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Monday, 11 May 2009 00:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Reccommend a pair of headphones for me

Moka, Monday, 11 May 2009 00:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

i want my own thread

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Monday, 11 May 2009 00:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

don't take any flack jordan

Surmounter, Monday, 11 May 2009 00:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've had Grado SR-80s for several years and think they're plenty comfortable. The Sennheisers were less comfy by far; I think it depends a lot on head & ear shape.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 11 May 2009 00:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

im leaning towards the sr60s right now i think

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Monday, 11 May 2009 00:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

altho i am tempted to buy the sr80s and then make the "s" a "g"

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Monday, 11 May 2009 00:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

thanks guys

comfort is a high priority here

― triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Monday, May 11, 2009 1:34 AM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark

im leaning towards the sr60s right now i think

― triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Monday, May 11, 2009 1:50 AM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark

Thinking your setting yourself up for some hurt here. The main reason the Grados are uncomfortable is that the pads rest flush against the ears, pressing down the whole time, not over the ears like some of the larger Senn's or Denon or Beyerdynamics.

matinee, Monday, 11 May 2009 01:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

makes sense

update: no longer leaning towards sr60s right now

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Monday, 11 May 2009 01:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

My Grado SR-80s have been wonderful for years now. They can be a little uncomfortable but usually only when I'm listening to really compressed music too loud.

dulce est desipere in loco (Euler), Monday, 11 May 2009 01:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

SR60s give a bright, in your face presentation which is good for rock. I've never found them uncomfortable physically, but the presentation can be a little tiring. Take a look at the Sennheiser PX100, which is more of an all-rounder. Also I've heard good things about the iGrado, but then you'd be wearing something on your head called an iGrado.

Can't stop the dancing chickens (dyao), Monday, 11 May 2009 02:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

I wear SR60s pretty much all day, every day at work and haven't found them to be uncomfortable at all. They're flimsy as hell though, at least mine are - the pads seem to be deteriorating and wearing through, and the bit of plastic that anchors the metal strap into each headphone broke so I have to carefully assemble them to put them on.

joygoat, Monday, 11 May 2009 03:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

They will mail you plastic caps for free, they did for my sr80's last week. Just mail the support email on their webpage. I have had mine for over 5 years, wear them all the time, and the pads are still pretty great.

svend, Monday, 11 May 2009 03:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

even tho they're pads they block noise pretty well?

cumlords 2pac big please talk to this sucker (J0rdan S.), Monday, 11 May 2009 03:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

keep us updated good luck jordan s

some dude, don't make it dad (k3vin k.), Monday, 11 May 2009 03:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

well they bleed sound like crazy but i don't hear much over them

I'm not some HOOS for someone's lust to snack on! (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 11 May 2009 03:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok

cumlords 2pac big please talk to this sucker (J0rdan S.), Monday, 11 May 2009 03:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

The pads don't block noise at all - they're not subway headphones. Also keep in mind the SR-60 cord is long and thick and not too bendable.

Can't stop the dancing chickens (dyao), Monday, 11 May 2009 03:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

"cumlord, i'm discouraged" xp

I'm not some HOOS for someone's lust to snack on! (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 11 May 2009 03:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol

some dude, don't make it dad (k3vin k.), Monday, 11 May 2009 03:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

i sent my portapros back to koss to be mended in february and never received anything back (shoulda sent recorded), so am thinking of upgrading to something kinda bulkier. this all makes me think sr60s are a good idea; portapros are like a training course in accepting headphone discomfort in the name of higher fidelity.

corps of discovery (schlump), Monday, 11 May 2009 03:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have ear cartilage that points out some in the middle, The SR60s were very comfortable for my ears because I could angle them against the ear. My newer SR125s are less comfortable because the ear part sticking out goes right into the hard center of the speakers.

james k polk, Monday, 11 May 2009 03:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

try monster beats, if
- your head isnt too big
- you dont mind paying the extra marketing toll for dr.dre

has useful features, like active ambient noise killer, single fold-away earpads
sound is 'ok' too.

meisenfek, Monday, 11 May 2009 09:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

lower-end sennheisers (280, 555) are decent and worlds more comfortable than grados

― booth, Monday, 11 May 2009 01:29 (9 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I've had a pair of Sennheiser HD570's for nearly ten years. They're really comfortable as long as the weather isn't hot, although that's true of all headphones. They've been discontinued. but whatever the currect equivelent is should be around $50-$80.

snoball, Monday, 11 May 2009 09:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

check out the Audio Technica range

baaderonixx, Monday, 11 May 2009 09:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have panasonic rp-htx7s, which are big old-fashioned over the ear phones (not pads that sit on the ear). They are closed-back, which was essential for me, as I do most of my listening either on public transport or at home with someone else in the room, so I didn't want sound leaking in or out.

However, closed back phones are usually much poorer sound quality at the same price as open ones. I'm not too sure of the overall quality, but because the speaker is actually away from your ear, you don't get the claustrophobic quality that you get with, say PX200s. I like the way they sound anyway - lively.

Plus they look really cool.

http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/pa/panasonic-rphtx7.jpg

Jamie T Smith, Monday, 11 May 2009 10:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

If you're seriously tempted by the Grado SR60s, I'd strongly recommend considering getting Alessandro MS1s for $20 more - you have to buy them online, sadly, and they're $100 (including P&P to anywhere in the world), but they're made by Grado, are roughly equivalent to the SR125, and tuned with less brightness than any Grado. I find them much more agreeable than the SR60s, which I found quite fatiguing.

Failing that, get a dedicated headphone amp and a pair of AKG K601s; I ADORE these (big buggers top-right).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3430/3225479471_dac5148d5d.jpg

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 11 May 2009 13:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Top-LEFT, duh me.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 11 May 2009 13:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

can anyone briefly explain the difference between the Grado SR60s and SR80s to me?

baaderonixx, Monday, 11 May 2009 13:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

About $25.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 11 May 2009 13:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ba-dum-tsh.

Um, apparently slightly more bass extension, you get different earpads (the donuts rather than the sponges), a little more detail and soundstage, and allegedly a little brighter-sounding, even. If you get chance, listen to both and see which you prefer, I'd suggest.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 11 May 2009 13:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Thanks. I'm going to the US next week and I was thinking I'd buy some Grados over there. I'm a bit worried by frequent mentions of lack of bass on the Grados and constant reference to them being 'rock' HPs.

baaderonixx, Monday, 11 May 2009 14:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've been enjoying the used HifiMAN HE-6 I got a couple weeks ago, the best magnetic planar headphone I've had so far, including the Audeze LCD-2.2. Today a new collaboration with Massdrop was released, the HE4XX. At $170, a no-brainer, as nothing else in that price range comes close. Closest might be the Monoprice Monolith M1060 for $300, that's not as good.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 3 August 2017 16:06 (six months ago) Permalink

The drop ends in a few hours for the AKG K7XX. At slightly more at $200, these very comfortable, one of the lightest former flagship open headphones at 235g (compare to HE-4XX's 370g, Focal Utopia's 490g, Abyss AB-1266's 620g), it's great for classical, jazz, acoustic and movies with a wide soundstage. I still use my white K701 that I got in 2006 in the living room for movies/TV.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 3 August 2017 16:27 (six months ago) Permalink

*kicks rock* I fell for the Sennheiser HD 6XX drop

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Thursday, 3 August 2017 20:11 (six months ago) Permalink

Buyers remorse? Is it because they don't ship 'til December? They're great headphones too -- I was tempted to do it, but don't really need 'em.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 10 August 2017 18:39 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah I should probably plan for a good headphone amp before I get sad about not having planar magentic phones

er, any chance I could get away with using the headphone jack on this DAC I have sitting around?

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Thursday, 10 August 2017 18:51 (six months ago) Permalink

oh yeah those Focusrites have nice DACs in them

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 August 2017 18:59 (six months ago) Permalink

I've been reading up on iems/earbuds lately because fucking apple earpods should not be a longterm device. The first thing I started googling is "iem soundstage". If I'm willing to drop $150 - $350 on dangles, they ought to at least simulate the headphone experience. Audeze iSine 10 came up in my searches but they are ugly for one thing.

From my searches: "IEMs are like closed headphones while earbuds are more like open headphones. If you want a big soundstage earbuds is the way to go (if it is okay for you to sacrifice sub bass, compared to IEMs)."

Currently I'm looking at the LZ-A4 hybrid.

the ghost of lorax past (FlopsyDuck), Friday, 11 August 2017 03:33 (six months ago) Permalink

I really don't like earbuds. I need my bass

Spottie, Friday, 11 August 2017 03:52 (six months ago) Permalink

Exactly. But from what I've read, earbuds have come a long way in the last few years. The hybrid I mentioned gets stellar reviews.

the ghost of lorax past (FlopsyDuck), Friday, 11 August 2017 03:58 (six months ago) Permalink

I still think the beyerdynamic dt770 and audiotechnica Ad700 are the best headphones you can get below $200.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Friday, 11 August 2017 07:12 (six months ago) Permalink

And I still think people that buy headphones above $500 cant tell the difference.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Friday, 11 August 2017 07:13 (six months ago) Permalink

if only I had their golden ears

mh, Friday, 11 August 2017 14:24 (six months ago) Permalink

ive never tried headphones above 500 so i cant say one way or another. would like to

Spottie, Friday, 11 August 2017 16:25 (six months ago) Permalink

As someone who has spent >$500 on a headphone and listened to headphones >$2k, it's a combination of sound quality, comfort and sound signature. >$1000 you're looking at extremely diminishing returns if not lateral changes in style and tone and there's a ton of products with very poor price performance ratios (MDR-Z1R, HD800S, LCD4, LCDX, Ether C Flow, etc). Clarity and detail is quite variable in headphones above $1k in my trials, and it's more about sound signature preferences, comfort, etc. An HD600 is like 90-95% of what you need for clarity, an HD800 will give you all of it for less than a grand. An LCD2 (which can be found new for $700) is to many a comparable if not better performer than the LCD3 (which is twice the price). Craziness. That said, there's some remarkable sounding gear out there above $500 and if you can't afford a good speaker setup or play music in your house loud, it's a worthy investment if music is more important to you than say television or movies.

The best way to find out is to actually trial some really nice cans. Bring your own and compare. For years I just used a DT-770 until I tried a bunch out in Japan while I was traveling and had a holy shit moment.

octobeard, Friday, 11 August 2017 17:52 (six months ago) Permalink

If you have a set budget it's perfectly acceptable to believe what you've got is as good as it gets!

For years I used the DT770 Pro and Denon AH-D2000 (which I still use at work) and they are great. It's not like there are crucial bits of range missing. Getting more into the hobby is definitely about gear geekery and appreciating the subtle differences in sound signatures, just like some get into wines or scotches, or musicians who collect different guitars. Not everyone is going to be able to tell the differences or care.

Super budget deal of the moment, the AKG K220 which lists for $160 will be as low as $50 on this Massdrop - https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-m220-semi-open-studio-headphones.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 12 August 2017 17:05 (six months ago) Permalink

Any way to drive the HFM HE400 straight from an iPhone? Or is that missing the point?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 12 August 2017 20:07 (six months ago) Permalink

The Massdrop HE-4XX is efficient and can be used on an iPhone. You can compare the sensitivity stats of the other versions.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 12 August 2017 21:55 (six months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I was searching around because I managed to grab my own rare pokemon of headphones a few years back but only have the short cable for them and having the long one would be nice.

My hopes of people forgetting about them and the price dropping down has again been foiled by an article in 2016
https://www.theverge.com/2016/3/27/11312378/sony-eggo-headphones-mdr-d33

damn it people, stop writing about eggos!

mh, Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:05 (four weeks ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I'd never tried active noise-canceling headphones until recently, and the ones I picked up had terrible sound for a bunch of money, so I sent them back. If you're into good sounding headphones is active noise-cancellation a bad thing? does it end up distorting the sound? because that's how these ones went (they were bluetooth too so maybe that's part of the crappiness?)

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:42 (three days ago) Permalink

I feel like studio cans that have really good sound isolation are just as good noise wise and sound so much better...

i haven't heard high end noise canceling ones by sony or bose though

i have a pair for the bus and they pretty much suck but were cheap (cowin) and i don't care if they get wrecked

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:39 (three days ago) Permalink

active noise cancelling headphones do change the sound yeah. i own some nicer audio techinica ones but dont really care for them for music listening. great for movies on an airplane tho

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:48 (three days ago) Permalink

yeah, different tools for different purposes

if all you care about is sound quality, you will get a lot more bang for your buck by skipping active noise cancellation

for work environments (incl conference/video calls) and travel, to me ANC is worth the price. I’ve field-tested the current Bose, Beats and Sony offerings. All are good, tho I was shocked to find I actually prefer the Beats.

Bose is the strongest noise cancellation, which some equate with best. For me it was almost obtrusive as white noise and a noticeable feeling of pressure. Great for air travel but otherwise a little much.

Sony is probably the overall winner for sound quality/comfort/noise cancellation. Touch controls felt a little fussy and I’m not the kind to open an app to fine tune my experience for every track.

Beats... sounds good, ANC is gentle but works well, W1 pairs brilliantly if you’re already inside the Apple garden, and are most comfortable for my ears/head.

Still figuring out which of the three sounds best on the other side of a call...

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:44 (three days ago) Permalink

as bad luck would have it, i broke my only pair of headphones (Shure SRH440)last night. i superglued it back together, but i can tell the days are numbered...which i guess means i'm in the market for a budget-nice pair of headphones, in the $100-$200 range.

i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:47 (three days ago) Permalink

i guess i may be going back to the good ol' Sennheiser HD280PRO, which i enjoyed for years before breaking a few years ago.

i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:50 (three days ago) Permalink


Sony is probably the overall winner for sound quality/comfort/noise cancellation. Touch controls felt a little fussy and I’m not the kind to open an app to fine tune my experience for every track.

This is my experience with the MDR1000X. I like be them, perfect for an open plan hot desk environment. I’ve then although the headband has cracked after a year and it’s 200 bucks to fix.

My colleague has these and is raving about them. I might want these at some point. They came out of a startup accelerator I mentor at.

https://au.nuraphone.com/?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com.au%2F

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 19:03 (three days ago) Permalink

my pioneer hdj-500s crapped out so i bought some phonon smb-02s

they get in tomorrow afternoon ... will report back soon

the late great, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 19:05 (three days ago) Permalink

this is useful! I had bought the noise cancelling cans for my daughter, for whom the quality was still an update on her apple earbuds but to me not worth the 100+ €. we want the noise cancellation for her because our house can be noisy, so not for air travel. but then I was wondering if I'd like a pair like that. currently I'm happy with my sennheiser cx 3 earbuds (30 €) for on the run listening (at home I'm still in love with my grado sr-80s.

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 19:57 (three days ago) Permalink

The Bose ones recently had a firmware update that lets you set the level of ANC. This is good for windy environments or for when you don't want to be so isolated.

DJI, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 20:07 (three days ago) Permalink

thanks for that tip! still have bose and beats here duking it out...

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 23:43 (three days ago) Permalink

I use the Bose Quietcomforts for listening on the road and have become addicted to them - yes, the sound is distorted, but the noise-cancellation makes all the difference when you're listening in the metro, on a busy street, etc. Feel like it's a good way of protecting my ears too, since I don't need to crank it. Never going back to non-noise-cancellation hps.

I also have a few pairs of those chi-fi KZ-ATE in-ears, use them when I want something lighter. They're unmatched at the price.

Recently got a pair of Sony MDR-7605 for production use. They're crystal clear, quite comfortable, cable is practical, but they're unrealistically light in the sound - impossible to use them for EQing. A friend of mine recommended the Marshalls for this purpose, apparently they're realistically bassy/muffled.

niels, Thursday, 22 February 2018 07:48 (two days ago) Permalink

those nuraphones look p interesting!

niels, Thursday, 22 February 2018 07:55 (two days ago) Permalink

Dunno about the Nura - either that or a complete scam

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:26 (two days ago) Permalink

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/02/21/17-year-old-girl-electrocuted-as-her-headphones-melted-in-her-ears.html

My question is, were they Bose or Beats?

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:26 (two days ago) Permalink

the nuraphones look interesting but yeah that has my snakeoil radar going off

I've had these for a bit now...and I haven't ever had the nicer 600 series Sennheisers, so I'm not gonna parrot the "Sennheiser killer" thing you see some places...but. For open headphones that cost $50 these are ASTONISHING...I do think they are the Grado killers (SR60/80), I think the soundstage is better and the sound is less harsh and they are far more comfortable and well built (the comfort and build quality is really extraordinary at this price)

so if you are saving up for some more expensive cans, and want some opens for home use (these are super open would terrible in office environment btw), I've found these to be great, and I would expect match or outperform stuff that's 2X-3X the cost

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826138190&cm_re=Philips_SHP9500S-_-26-138-190-_-Product

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:11 (two days ago) Permalink

Those look like they might be an updated version of a pair I have:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O2Y2MZG/

I mostly use them at home when I'm reading in bed because the open back is a bit much for the office, and they're a little on the large side for walking around too much. Really nice sound, though.

mh, Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:30 (two days ago) Permalink

inova™

nura’s patented in & over architecture

Gettit?

mick signals, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:01 (two days ago) Permalink

xpost - yeah i bet they both say 50mm neodynium drivers the same way

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:10 (two days ago) Permalink

I think philips tried breaking into the more expensive headphones market and didn't quite do it and they're using the same components in less expensive ones now? I'm sure some headphones nerds have dissected them all and are posting about it somewhere.

mh, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:11 (two days ago) Permalink

im wanting to buy those SHPs just to compare to the Senn 6XX i got

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:43 (two days ago) Permalink

Audio Advisor has the HiFiMAN 400i for $219.

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMHE400I

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:08 (two days ago) Permalink

If like me, you go through sets of earbuds quickly, check these out, they really are the best I've ever had, not even just for the money.

I especially like that they have a nice way of rendering those awkward mid frequencies that affect my aging ears.

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/review-kz-ate-hi-fi-earphones/

MaresNest, Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:53 (two days ago) Permalink

If like me, you go through sets of earbuds quickly, check these out, they really are the best I've ever had, not even just for the money.

I especially like that they have a nice way of rendering those awkward mid frequencies that affect my aging ears.

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/review-kz-ate-hi-fi-earphones🕸/


they are great but by god they get in a tangle. also those ear buds are somewhat loosely fitted.

Fizzles, Friday, 23 February 2018 07:16 (yesterday) Permalink

do they not have standard tips that you can buy some comply brand ones for?

mh, Friday, 23 February 2018 14:46 (yesterday) Permalink

XP - Oh god yes, they drive me nuts, it's the rubberised quality to the leads and the L-shaped construction, if they had linguine shaped cable they'd be miles better, never had a problem with the fitting.

MaresNest, Friday, 23 February 2018 16:45 (yesterday) Permalink

But you know, £10, can't argue.

MaresNest, Friday, 23 February 2018 16:46 (yesterday) Permalink

absolutely not. tho i’ve literally lost an earbud in transition between flights at dubai f’ing airport and by god i’m ready to do murder.

Fizzles, Saturday, 24 February 2018 05:27 (sixteen hours ago) Permalink

I live and die for open headphones so noise cancelling headphones are a definite no from me.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 24 February 2018 07:08 (fifteen hours ago) Permalink

Thinking of getting Bluetooth HPs or IEMs for watching TV (and not disturbing the family). Tips welcome

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 24 February 2018 08:32 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink

i’m now officially trying to collect Sony eggo headphones from the 90s, very open to buying any, even broken pairs, if anyone has any hoarded

mh, Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:47 (twenty-nine minutes ago) Permalink


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