+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Headphones?     submit to reddit submit to twitter

  1. #1
    I'm more gentle than I look.
    Mr. Feathers AKA Mr. Striations
    All hail Lord Yamcha

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    16,607
    BG Level
    9

    Headphones?

    Any decent headphones on sale today for black friday? Looking at the $100ish dollar bose worth of quality, but on sale for the day. If anyone knows any sites/has any links, they'd be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Nidhogg
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    3,662
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Quetzalcoatl
    WoW Realm
    Proudmoore

    Necro-ish bump, but what type of headphones are you looking for? Is portability important?

    Sennheiser HD238's are on sale for 79~ at Amazon, they are quite portable and have very satisfying sound quality. I'd take them over 150$~ Bose's at any day.

  3. #3
    I'm more gentle than I look.
    Mr. Feathers AKA Mr. Striations
    All hail Lord Yamcha

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    16,607
    BG Level
    9

    Good quality, durable (I ride my bike an average of 60-70 miles per week). As for portability, I have some cheap 10 dollar ear buds if I am worried about space.

  4. #4
    Fake Numbers
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    85
    BG Level
    2
    FFXI Server
    Lakshmi

    I have Skull Candy Ink'd earbuds and they are amazing. They easily rival Bose headphones in terms of bass. The frequency ranges from 20 to 20,000 Hz, so you truly hear everything that audible by the human ear.

  5. #5
    I'm more gentle than I look.
    Mr. Feathers AKA Mr. Striations
    All hail Lord Yamcha

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    16,607
    BG Level
    9

    The earbuds I have now have a piece that goes behind the ears to hold them on, regular earbuds ALWAYS fall out of my ear w/o fail. Do the earbuds you speak up have the ear thingie?

  6. #6
    Fake Numbers
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    85
    BG Level
    2
    FFXI Server
    Lakshmi

    No, but they form fit your ear once you put them in.

  7. #7
    I'm more gentle than I look.
    Mr. Feathers AKA Mr. Striations
    All hail Lord Yamcha

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    16,607
    BG Level
    9

    I wouldn't risk it, personally, but thanks for the suggestion. Like I said, I bike 60-70 miles in a week, lots of bumps and other goodies to get the earbuds dying to pop outta the ear.

  8. #8
    Home Theatre Aficionado
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,794
    BG Level
    6

    Grados stay on your head pretty well. They aren't the most comfortable but you can't beat the quality of the sound.

  9. #9
    YOU ARE SEARED
    Dungeon Master of the House of Weave

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    4,453
    BG Level
    7
    WoW Realm
    Kilrogg

    I think you'll be somewhat hard pressed to get bike-riding durability out of a quality piece, but Sennheiser is probably going to be one of your better bets. I think they even make some that go behind the head in a sport style rather than over top, if that's your thing. They're also affordable so in the event you wreck them (one good tumble will wreck anything you buy, I'm fairly certain of this much) they can be replaced without much difficulty.


    In other matters...Skullcandy is overpriced garbage. They attenuate the bass response at the expense of all else, resulting in a muddy funk. Accurate drivers can do just as good a job at producing bass response without wrecking your mids and highs. You show me a skullcandy that sounds good (if it even exists) and I'll show you another product that sounds identical or better for 2/3 the price, guaranteed.

  10. #10
    Sea Torques
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    604
    BG Level
    5
    FFXI Server
    Gilgamesh

    I have Sennheiser PMX60s and they sound -great-. They're also comfy and easy to wear.

    The online stores always seem to list them as way cheap.. maybe its a Canadian thing. I paid $80 for them a few years ago and they're $50 instore now, but showing as a mere $25 online.

    The only problem is that I wear them pretty much everywhere, and occassionally the cord gets caught on things... and then I wreck them. T_T This time they're under warranty though.

  11. #11
    Relic Shield
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,818
    BG Level
    6

    Taken from a certain popular private torrent site's forums...

    I'm rather cheap but I want good headphones. ($0-25)

    iem
    JVC HA-FX 33/34 "Marshmallow"
    JVC HA-FX 66 "Air Cushion"
    JVC HA-FX 55
    These ones are about $25

    ear-clip
    Koss KSC-75
    This one can usually be found for between $5 and $20

    earbud
    JVC gumy Usually around $10
    Yuin PK3 Usually around $50



    I'm not that cheap, I just want something value ($50-100)

    iem
    Denon C351
    Creative EP630
    Sennheiser CX300
    Westone 1 (about $100 for these ones)
    j-jays
    Etymotic ER6i
    Shure SE115
    Denon C551


    Full-Size
    iGrado
    Grado SR60 One HELL of a good deal.
    Grado SR80
    Alessandro MS1
    Denon D1000/D1001
    Ranges from $50-100, ascending in price

    Earbuds
    Yuin PK2 Usually around $80

    I have some money to spend on headphones and I want something great ($100-200)

    iem
    Westone 1
    D-Jays
    Etymotic ER4p
    Shure SE210
    Denon C700/750/751
    Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 pro
    All these are closer to $150, give or take a bit

    Full Size
    Audiotechnica AD700
    Grado SR125
    Grado SR225Beyerdynamic DT770
    Shure SRH 840

    I have more than $200 to spend.

    iem
    UE Triple Fi 10
    Shure SE420
    Shure SE530
    Westone 2
    Westone 3
    Sennheiser IE8
    Livewires
    FreQ Shows
    These range from about $250 to $350 (Triple.Fi, SE530, Westone 3, IE8 are generally considered four of the best universals you can purchase)

    Full Size
    Grado SR325is (Do note, these are very love/hate; Extremely agressive compared to regular grados. Try them before you buy them, for sure)
    Alessandro MS2/MS2i
    Audiotechnica AD900
    Sennheiser HD600
    Sennheiser HD650
    AKG K701
    Denon D2000
    These are all between $200 and $300 .

    I have so much money, if I don't spend as much as I can I will not be happy. I also like to make people jealous.

    iem
    Westone ES3X
    UE 10pro
    UE 11pro
    These range from $600 (ES3X) to well over $1000 (UE11)

    full size
    Denon D5000
    Denon D7000
    Sennheiser HD800
    Sony SA5000
    Grado RS2
    Grado RS1
    Alessandro MS Pro
    Grado PS1000
    Grado GS1000
    Audiotechnica W5000
    Audiotechnica AD2000
    Stax Omega II
    These range from about $350 (AD2000) to about $2000 (Omega II, no amp) for the current production headphones. The discountinued headphones (marked [d]) on this range from about $1000 (AKG K1000) to about $15,000 (Orpheus), market price.
    Also look at http://www.head-fi.org/

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
  • Insert NSFW Tag
  • Insert Spoiler Tag

Similar Threads

  1. Headphones
    By Ramor in forum Tech
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 2009-03-12, 08:39
  2. Headphone killing iPod.
    By Kiro in forum Tech
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 2009-01-11, 05:23
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2008-08-16, 16:10
  4. Sony MDR-7509 headphones
    By Mifaco in forum Tech
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2007-06-26, 15:28