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Poll: headphones to get (155 member(s) have cast votes)

headphones to get

  1. shure e2c (43 votes [27.74%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.74%

  2. entymotic er6 (28 votes [18.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.06%

  3. Ultimate Ears Super.fi 3 (13 votes [8.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.39%

  4. other (please specify) (71 votes [45.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 45.81%

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#1 superdupersang

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 06:59 PM

had a pair of sennheiser mx 500 and was given the B&O form 2
but the heisners jack has started to go
and the forms2 although are the coolest headphones around, not practical enough to stuff in a pocket,

so getting new ones in the january sales (if the missus lets me)
budget $100
most important thin is noise blocking, clear and crisp reproduction
let meknow of your recommendations
coz i trust SuFu above all else
thanks
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#2 Sammy You

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:02 PM

www.head-fi.org

dont get sucked in though..
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:04 PM

Etymotic er6i
Shure e2C

I'm sure you can get higher models for under $100 if you search for coupons and stuff.

Head over to head-fi.com, they def. know their stuff.

Oh, and I think there's a coupon code for like, 20 or 30 percent off at earphonesolutions.com, i'll try to dig that up for you.
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:10 PM

coupons i love em
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:03 PM

Just remember, they aren't kidding when they say, "Welcome to head-fi... and sorry about your wallet." ;)
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:21 PM

for under $100 you can get a pair of grado sr-80s. which, for the money, are about the best you can get.
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:27 PM

/\ That's what I was going to recommend, but he said noise cancelling was really important. I have sr-60's and love them.
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:28 PM

also they dont really fit int your pocket.
definitely go with an IEM from shure or etymotics.
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:33 PM

I have got the Bose Acoustic Noise Canceller headphones. daymn they be sweet as hell
Eventhough they are way over your budget I just had to showoff a little bit..
haha..
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:50 PM

Buy
Other
Stereo
Equipment

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 11:42 PM

I have got the Bose Acoustic Noise Canceller headphones. daymn they be sweet as hell
Eventhough they are way over your budget I just had to showoff a little bit..
haha..


did you read reviews of them before you bought them?
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 11:46 PM

i have the bose triports

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and sennheiser
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my problem is that both sound really good with my old mini-disc or connected to my stereo system but somehow they are just half good used with an i-pod... :-(
anybody same problem or even better, a solution??
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Posted 24 December 2006 - 01:12 AM

Don't really know about headphones but, I dislike earbuds.

I have a Stanton DJ-PRO3000, and a Technics one (their newest one).
Havn't really tried them yet, but they both sound great. The Stanton (someone told me) has better sound canceling but a little crappier sound quality. While the Technics is not so well sound cancel but better sound quality. Which, seems to be true.
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Posted 24 December 2006 - 01:23 AM

i tried watching a movie on my psp while on a plane (using ipod headphones) and could not hear anything. is there anything i can do to get better sound out of this thing? maybe headphones with an amplifier in them or something? i would reaaaalllly appreciate help cus i hate flying and desperately need the distraction.

thanks!
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#15 retemeris

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 02:25 AM

you will probably never get good isolation with regular earbuds. as already suggested try IEMs (in ear monitor).... you will hear nothing but your music. obviously they are much pricer but completely worth it if you are listening to music/movies w/e a lot with very crisp quality. once you go to good headphones you cant go back, unfortunately...
and also, turning vol up really high on headphones is just bad for your ears.....with IEMs you can have lower volumes and still hear everything because it doesnt allow other sounds in...
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Posted 24 December 2006 - 05:35 AM

koss portapros. lifetime warrantee, even if you don't have the receipt. great bass response, folds compactly, very comfortable. the most underated portable headphones out there.

for studio, i use DT 770's, but they are not practical for travel.
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Posted 24 December 2006 - 05:58 AM

I personally have a pair of E2C's and I love them. Noise canceling wise they work great I use them everyday and there only a few instances where they don't completely block out outside noise. Since I do commute to school everyday I take the bus and subway and it's the online where I can hear noise from my surrounding. ( Sound from the bus engine and well the subway is very loud in general) But with the the E2C it does reduce the sound significantly. Sound quality is an other thing I use them with my iPod and I find they don't produce very well when it comes bass and tremble. It is going to take you a while to figure out which earbuds you should use but once you figure it out and your confortable with the feel of them you'll love em. Like I said at the begging if noise canceling is one of the most important factors you can't go wrong with the E2C's I can stand next to a busy boulevard with dozen's of cars passing me by and I won't even hear them coming all I hear is my music.
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Posted 24 December 2006 - 07:15 AM

try BOSE TRIPORT Around Ear.

I love them.
used to have NC50 from sony...very big disappointment.
neways, try EBAY and get a used one.

I got lucky and picked up brand new pair for 90shipped.
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#19 sidneylo

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 10:58 PM

Shure e2c's are a great value--you can find them online for about $70 shipped. They don't have noise cancelling, but the in-ear technology blocks out most sound.

I can attest to this as subway rides in NYC are practically mute with these things on. Sometimes I take one ear out just cause I feel like it'd be safer.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 11:03 PM

Sennheiser HD250's. Hands down the best isolating over the ear headphones. I wear them to Quakecon's 2000+ people lan-parties and I can barely hear anything but the game!

Good sound too, but not the best that you can find for ~$100.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 05:53 AM

You can pick up the er6-i from buy.com for 60-67 shipped depending on where you live (tax) right now with google checkout. Thanks for the reminder about the headphones, my old ones broke. i think google check out expires today on buy.com so if you want them for this price u should pick up a pair soon. They have shures there too.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 07:05 AM

wow slickdealin supertalkin and headfi all in 1 thread. pretty much sums up all my webtime for the last year. a few points to make:

headfi will draw you in, time and esp money. i came there looking for reviews on some 30$ ones, and came out spending almost 300 on some buds and grados by the time i was done. if youre not gonna be traveling, then youd almost be better off getting some closed, circumaural (around the ear) cans. totally comfy and best in soundstaging. a great value are the koss ksc75, a 15$ pair where the drivers are real high quality, competing with most pairs under 80$. a real cult favorite overr on headfi. e2c's are real nice, but i think the quality jump from that to the 3's makes the difference worth it (from what ive gathered) good luck searching and sorry bout your wallet.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 07:09 AM

ohhh someone here would know... how do the new bose in-ear headphones sound
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 07:59 AM

as mentioned, visit headfi.com. and they dont take to kindly to boses there. mentioning bose over there is like mentioning "diesel" here. look what happened to poor madropes.

i suggest etys. i love my er4p/s.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 08:04 AM

  • Etymotic ER-4S: best dynamic headphone I ever owned
  • Shure E3: best portable headphone I ever owned (I'm guessing I'd like the E4 or E5 more but didn't feel like spending the money)
  • Sennheiser HD-25-1: best non-canalphone portable headphone in the world
  • Grado RS-1: most fun headphone in the world
  • Stax SR-404: best headphone in terms of cost/quality in the world
  • Stax SR-007: best headphone I ever owned period
  • only retards, nerds and chronic business travelers use portable headphone amplifiers

There you go. No need to visit Head-Fi now.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 08:50 AM

the following are actually debatable.

  • Sennheiser HD-25-1: best non-canalphone portable headphone in the world
  • Grado RS-1: most fun headphone in the world
  • only retards, nerds and chronic business travelers use portable headphone amplifiers
There you go. No need to visit Head-Fi now.


first off, i spent countless school hours reading on why the akg kdj, or whatever theyre called, are better than the hd-25. secondly, by default, shouldnt the new grados be better? i wouldnt know, because i stopped visiting headfi before they were released.

ultimately though, after pages and pages of arguments, everything always boils down to matters of opinion and personal taste.

but i do agree:

  • Etymotic ER-4S: best dynamic headphone I ever owned


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Posted 27 December 2006 - 09:46 AM

Dont buy BOSE...I'd say go with either Grado SR-80s ($80) or Alessandro MS1s ($100) Great prices for the quality your getting.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 10:14 AM

first off, i spent countless school hours reading on why the akg kdj, or whatever theyre called, are better than the hd-25. secondly, by default, shouldnt the new grados be better? i wouldnt know, because i stopped visiting headfi before they were released.

Yeah I have no idea about either of these. I stopped reading Head-Fi, and caring about new headphones, long before they were released. Still, I'd be hard-pressed to imagine any audiophile being seriously unhappy with the HD-25-1 (although they are kind of uncomfortable). They isolate pretty damn well, which is very important for a portable headphone, and they sound great. Neutral and detailed but enjoyable enough to make your head nod and foot tap.
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Posted 27 December 2006 - 12:21 PM

Dont buy BOSE...I'd say go with either Grado SR-80s ($80) or Alessandro MS1s ($100) Great prices for the quality your getting.


but he wants isolation. audio-technica would be a better suggestion. though they are quite big, i cant imagine them being anymore difficult to carry around than triports.
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 12:01 AM

just went on head-fi
on SuFu we have a what are you wearing thread
over there they have a picture of your portable rig
where they have an ipod hooked up to a portable amp (!) and then custom made headphones 1800bucks
just opens my mind to a new dimension

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