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Headphone Help

Postby Batchy » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:56 am

Am looking to get a new set of headphones for iPod, Hi-Fi set up and was told that the Grado SR80's or SR60's are an outstanding buy. Have a budget of around $100. Gonna splash out and treat myself. Any of you Glon'ers out there got an suggestions/recommendations. I'd love a really good set of cans.

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Postby thinsafetypin » Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:29 pm

if reasonably priced cans are what you're looking for, everything i've read/heard (just talked to a couple owners last week) says that the grados are the way to go. i was looking for some around christmas last year, but kinda backed off because i walk to & from work, so i decided to get better earbuds instead.

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Postby redfieldp » Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:52 pm

I just got these:

http://www.audioreview.com/cat/headphon ... 50crx.aspx

From what I understand they're sort of the defacto cheap monitor headphones, mainly because they have really flat response curves. They sound really nice....

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Postby amighty » Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:56 pm

I am definitely a headphone geek - I hace some Grado SR-80's which sound fantastic, and it hink they were around $150. THe SR-60's are supposed to be awesome as well, and better for a portable device. HOWEVER, and this is my big caveat, they ear-pads they use are foam, and they get hard and I can only wear them for limited periods of time.

My noise-concelling Bose headphones don't sound as great, but I can wear them for hours on end.

Stay away from those cheap Sony's for sure. Actually, they're pretty comfortable, but you can get a better pair of Sennheisers.

I just bought some Shure in-ear headphones for $90, the e2C's which are awesome! And much better for an iPod if you're going to be walking around with them.

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Postby Tom4 » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:00 pm

amighty wrote:
I just bought some Shure in-ear headphones for $90, the e2C's which are awesome! And much better for an iPod if you're going to be walking around with them.


Yeah, I have the e3C's and I can vouch for them. They pass the Manhattan test. I can pop them in and hit the Gotham streets without hearing screeching brakes, police sirens, and 1 million conversations. I'm not an earbud kind of guy, but I like these. I save the cans for the house.

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Postby L R » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:58 pm

I've got the Shure E3's and they are highly recommended. If you want cheaper go for the Sony in-ear headphone as they're pretty good too, specially for the price. The other brand you should check out is Etymotic headphones, one of the best.

http://www.headphone.com/guide/by-budget/80-150/

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Postby Lout Jim » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:08 am

i have a pair of boise noise cancelling headphones. i guess these are out your price range and are out of mine as well, but thankfully i have very kind and generous relatives. i just wanted to put out a slight warning. the headphones do a great job of blocking outside sounds, which means you don't have to risk deafness in order to hear your music. but recently the top layer of the foam on the phones has been shedding. everytime i put them and take them off my ears and the surrounding area are covered with little bits of foam. granted, i've had them for a few years. anyway, i would also like a new pair of headphones that can block out noise as well as the boise phones do but aren't quite so pricey. any suggestions?

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Postby jaimoe0 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:09 am

I have the Excrucium-36 Eardrum-Buster. Very nice.

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Postby Batchy » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:26 am

Thanks guys. Kinda thinkin' buds now.


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