Headphone/Earphone Recommendations? Ask For Advice Here!

Discussion in 'PC Audio' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Leigh M

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  2. Snufkin

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    Just be careful - generally cheaper means guaranteed to break, especially if you're using them for exercise.
    Having said that, the Brainwavz Delta are great for the price. Not as durable as the XF, but cheaper!
     
  3. Arctic_Silver08

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    Any earphone brand that won't necessarily break after a few weeks/months of use?

    I've had Sennheiser/Sony/Audiofly and either the L or R earpiece ALWAYS stops working or fails... $90/$40/$60 earphones should last longer >> not even using for excersize. Hesitating on dropping 100-200+ on a pair because I think the wire is just destined to fail
     
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    I liked the earphones that came with the. HTC one m7 whatever they were. Had no branding not even htc logo afaik
     
  5. GoneFishin22

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    Massdrop has some interesting products, for example:
    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/lz-a3-iem?referer=LFE9PP

    replacement cables:
    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/mee-audio-mmcx-cables

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ostry-kc06a-inner-ear-earphones

    Be aware they are in USD.

    Both of those units get good reviews at head-fi.org......for example:
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/lz-a3-lz-a3/reviews
     
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    Nope!
    I've got customers that have some of the least reliable, least durable models last 5 years of abuse and a wash cycle or two and customers that have had the most expensive models ($5000!) last a few months. Any that claim to be indestructible aren't.

    Models with an inline mic/remote have an extra part that can cause problems, although they seem to be getting better in this regard.

    Detachable cables can often cause their own problems (eg: Shure models where sweat can get into the cable socket on the earpiece and cause connection issues). But are a decent idea on ~$150+ models if replacement cables are cheap enough and easy enough to get hold of.

    It doesn't matter what they cost or who makes them.
    I recommend taking as best care you can with them. Don't wrap them tightly around anything. Don't put pressure on the jack. Don't whack the earpieces together. After that it comes down to mostly luck :)
     
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    Yup just take a bit of care with them.

    I have a pair of Sennheiser CX310 that I have had for over 5 years and they are still perfect. It's a pity because they are fkn awful canal phones so I want them to die so I can replace them with something decent.
     
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    what is a good headphone at a sweetspot price? like good for best price?
     
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    My niece got her ibuds jack stuck in her ipad. It clean broke off inside :lol:
     
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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking at getting a new set off headphones within the next fortnight and was looking for some recommendations.

    I'll be using them for mainly music and a bit off gaming. Comfort is pretty important to me.

    Budget is around $150, I was looking at the audio technica a700's. What other headphones would yous recommend?
     
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    If you went looking around getting the beyerdynamic dt 770/880/990 range with velour earpads are pretty good second hand around $150 on ebay.
     
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    On the XF200s is the over ear loop stiff or just pictured in that orientation?
     
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    "Under $1000" is my sweet spot, and there's probably more than 50 to choose from that would be pretty good ;)

    The AD700 are great for the price, as long as you don't want heaps of bass.
    My recommendation would depend on your music choices :)


    Yep - over ear to help keep them secure. You can flip them and wear them cable down but it's not as comfy or secure.
     
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    Yeah. Is the over ear bit a stiff sheath/hook though? Some of the reviews have them flipped and so I can't tell whether it's stiff or just looped over the ear.
     
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    There's a pair off dt 770s on ebay at the moment, I'll have to keep my eye on that one.
     
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    I'm not overly worried if there isn't heaps off bass. I mainly listen to trance, rock and pop.

    What other headphones would you recommend?
     
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    The Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro's are absolutely amazing if you're looking for a well priced quality closed set - I think Headphonic is even expecting (or should have just gotten) a shipment in :thumbup:
     
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    There is a sleeve that stiffens the cable to help keep it the same shape (for looping over the ear). I can't find my open pair to see how they fit flipped :(

    Audio Technica AD900X, Beyer Custom One Pro (like a way more efficient, bass adjustable DT770) or DT250 :)
    I'd be happy with either tbh, although I'd steer toward the AD900X for soundstage, the C1P for bass and the DT250 for overall versatility.

    :thumbup: in stock now :)
     

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