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Discussion in 'Music' started by Yesterdays Hero, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious. Donator

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    Need me a new pair of headphones for Music.

    I don't want a pair that go over the top of the head. Need good sound quality so Bass can be heard, and not gobs of treble with zero depth.

    Prefer the type that go around the neck such as the Sony MDR-G35's, but those things give me an ear ache after 15 minutes of use.

    I'm open to ear buds such as Skull Candy, though I tried a pair of Panasonic RP-HJE240's and they sucked a big old dick. Nothing but Treble, not an ounce of Bass.

    Anyone out there have any recommendations for a decent pair that don't cost an arm and a leg? Having a lot of difficulty finding a suitable pair.
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  3. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious. Donator

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    Now that seems like a promising aspect. That shit Panasonic pair I bought today have zero Bass in them and distort sound of high pitch, such as Drum Cymbals. How do these fare?
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    Never buy Skullcandy ear buds. I've owned two pairs of those and they both broke within a month. Both times, one of the ear buds stopped working for no reason. I'm using Sony ear buds now. They're cheap, they sound good, and they're holding up well.
  5. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious. Donator

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    Should have been more specific in reference to Skull Candy. Their relative shape of the speaker face towards the Ear Drum in a cone kind of shape. Unlike the A-Typical Iphone headphones that are flat and kind of Pie Shaped.

    Most reviews I've found on them site the whole 'Broke quickly' thing. I'll happily skip out on buying them, I agree.
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    I personally like Sony headphones, in ear or over-the-ear. They also make some very good noise canceling headphones that actually work extremely well. I have a couple pair and use them when I fly and can tell you from personal experience that they sound good and do reduce a large amount of the ambient noise from airplanes.
  7. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious. Donator

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    I dug Sony headphones also. I bought 3 pairs over the course of 2 years. I kept wearing out the foam pads from use. Then they stopped that line of 'Over the ear, behind the neck' type. Then I tried those G35's and marveled at how they made my ears ache. Having problems finding a pair by Sony that are in line with what I'm looking for. Will keep an eye out though.
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    They are actually so loud you can't bear it at full power. Thats what really sets them apart from others I've tried. Even at that level they are crystal clear. I own 2 pairs and I will not buy any other kind unless they come out with a new model. I wish I could find the review, but they beat out $200 to $300 models from Sony, Bose and Seinhausser. There are 2 different models, I think the difference is that one has the volume control on the wire for ipods et..

    btw, if you get those. They need to be "broken in" by playing music on them for five hrs at the level you would normally listen to it at. Something to do with the metal drivers.
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    comparing earbuds to headphones, where the drivers are 9mm vs 30-50mm is absurd. Decent (non custom) sound isolating buds sound okay but against a decent set of studio monitors they just don't compare. Important question is what's your use model? You're listening to tunes mobile in a noisy environment then the earbuds are probably best, and my favorites are the Panasonic RP-HJE300. Great sound, really comfortable and cheap at about $35. For sitting at a desk I have to use the Bose QC2's and for audio work, I still use the Sony MDR-V6's.. I guess they are a bit dated but damn they have a good range for my ears.
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    Not that anyone gives a shit, but I went with these.

    http://www.v-moda.com/collection/modaphones/bass freq.aspx

    Holy shit fuck cunting ass fuck. I didn't think little dinky Earbuds could have that good a sound. I'm a V-Moda convert. They were $50 across town. Cheaper online, but I didn't want to wait.

    Valk you sexy fucker, if I ever see you face to face I'll happily give your ball bag a good squeezing. Or have a woman do it for you, either or.
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    I have a pair of Sony MDR 7506
    They're always the go-to headphone recommendation on Audiophile message boards.

    They're nice. Good noise cancellation, really good bass and depth. I like them for plugging into my computer and stereo receiver, but I don't really wear them anywhere else because you look like a turd.
    They're too big to wear the gym or casino, etc.

    I also like that they come with the curly-cord, so I can get like 15 feet of distance out of them too.

    Another brand I always see on boards is Grado. Grado this, Grado that... But from what I can tell the earphone part is just an unformed piece of sponge it looks like.
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    Are audiophiles stereotypes?
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    I'm not a big in-the-ear headphone person. All they do is just make my ears produce tons of fucking wax, so I prefer over the ear.

    I have these and love 'em.
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    I go through head phones, a lot. Even though the skullcandy's break they still have the best sound quality.
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    I only use the in-ear style anymore because they fit into my computers carry-on case easily and the large over the ear ones won't really be good for when I am out jogging.
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    LMAO, told ya you would like em!
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    Dragging this back from the dead as I need a new pair. I've burned through 2 pairs of V-Moda, and 1) Can't buy them in my shitty City, and 2) Am sick of getting a crap new pair with a defect off ebay.

    I went with Klipsich S4A's, but they conduct sound up the cord like a motherfucker. You graze your shirt against it, and you hear it in the bud itself. Bass is mediocre. They're ok, but not stellar.

    Anyone happen to use a brand that is 'In-Ear', has noise isolating, and you can hear bass in music the same as over ear? Bonus points if the cord doesn't conduct noise for touching it.
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    I got these because I do a lot of loud outdoor work (mowing, weed-eating) and they are great. Even on a riding mower I can hear just fine. They have the rubber tips so they don't fall out of your ear even if you start sweating (yes the insides of my ears sweat). They sound great, and I have never noticed the feedback thing you mentioned. Make sure you get the Titans, as they are made of metal instead of the cheap ass plastic like the rest of the Skullcandy models. They come with a little carrying case, a long ass cord, and a couple different tips for different ear sizes.

    Also, I would highly recommend that if you don't go with these particular ones, you get an in-ear with RUBBER tips, not foam. The foam loses it's elasticity and eventually doesn't stay in your ear or isolate much noise.

    http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/titan-black.html
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    i use bose ear buds, they were like 80 or 90 bucks but i have had them for about 4 years now and they are still great. come with a case, 3 different sizes, and are very comfortable
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    These suck. Hard. If you make any sort of touch to the uninsulated cord, you hear it loudly in the earbud. Fucking awful, waste of money.

    Went through dual pairs of Vmoda in a month, as they were made cheaply. Writing off that brand even though they sound fantastic (and have an insulated cord).

    Moving onto some kind of Sony type that are noice cancelling. Maybe bit the bullet and sack up coin for a Sennheiser pair.
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    Every single pair of Sony headphones I've come across has the plastic cord. No insulated cord, means vibrations up the cord. Fuck. Why is it so difficult to find a pair that don't fall apart, have good bass to cancel outside noise, and an insulated cord to absorb noise through the cord? If I go for a run, I don't want to hear the stupid thing bouncing against me with every step. Bleh.
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