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post #106 of 121
Considering buying the B&W P3s. I like the compactness and the white color, seems good for travelling. I need to hear them side by side to the P5s.
post #107 of 121
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Considering buying the B&W P3s. I like the compactness and the white color, seems good for travelling. I need to hear them side by side to the P5s.
you can do this at an apple store. i did that and kept switching between the two for about 30 minutes before deciding. i thought the P5's were just a bit better, and the construction was more substantial/aesthetics looked better for me, so i got those.
post #108 of 121
What's the groupthink on Monster beats. I tried them out in a store and was quite impressed but that was compared to the cheap stuff I have now.
post #109 of 121
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What's the groupthink on Monster beats. I tried them out in a store and was quite impressed but that was compared to the cheap stuff I have now.

If you are trying out for the NBA or any other sport which shows you wearing headphones while walking from the bus into the area, yes, they are perfect. If you want to listen to music, go with Sennheiser or Grado.
post #110 of 121
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What's the groupthink on Monster beats. I tried them out in a store and was quite impressed but that was compared to the cheap stuff I have now.

No. If you're using cheap shit pretty much anything will impress you
post #111 of 121
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If you are trying out for the NBA or any other sport which shows you wearing headphones while walking from the bus into the area, yes, they are perfect. If you want to listen to music, go with Sennheiser or Grado.

Would you consider the Grado Prestige SR80i better than the Monster beats by dr. dre studio? I know it's a 1/3 of the price.
post #112 of 121
They're very different. The monster is very bass heavy. More boom bass than detailed quality bass. and the other ranges are kind of pitiful. It's meant to be kind of a dj in a club type of can not a faithful replication sit and enjoy type of can

I would much rather have a sr80
post #113 of 121
I guess I need to take these reviews with a grain of salt:

http://reviews.cnet.com/best-noise-cancelling-headphones/
post #114 of 121
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They're very different. The monster is very bass heavy. More boom bass than detailed quality bass. and the other ranges are kind of pitiful. It's meant to be kind of a dj in a club type of can not a faithful replication sit and enjoy type of can
I would much rather have a sr80

+1

The SR80 is designed to be accurate and represent the signal more accurately.

The Monsters are meant to sound like one of those cars that drive by with music on way too loud and all you hear is that awful boom.
post #115 of 121
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I guess I need to take these reviews with a grain of salt:

http://reviews.cnet.com/best-noise-cancelling-headphones/

I didn't realize you were specifically looking for noise canceling headphones. IMO Bose does a great job at noise cancellation but the cans themselves aren't great. I still wouldn't pay that much for monster
post #116 of 121
I'm still using my ue super.fi eb's when not traveling. Best in ear phones ever made. I also have a pair of B&W c5s, which are close in sound quality, and a bit easier to travel with.
post #117 of 121
Comments on Sennheiser HD-280 or Klipsch Image One? They are at a significant discount bringing them into my price range. Microphone is nice but not essential as they'll be going between my PC for gaming and iPod.
post #118 of 121
Can't comment on the quality of the headphones other than I like the look of the Klipsch much more.

The comments section on the other hand; the Canadian amazon is more illiterate than any other I've come across!
post #119 of 121
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Comments on Sennheiser HD-280 or Klipsch Image One? They are at a significant discount bringing them into my price range. Microphone is nice but not essential as they'll be going between my PC for gaming and iPod.

HD280's are the flattest sounding headphones I have ever heard. Not bad per say because I'd rather have them than the bloated-bass offerings that are popular now, but they are defintely boring, lifeless, sterile.
post #120 of 121

I'd give the noise cancelling headphones a pass, and look at very high quality in-ear monitors instead. Two I've had excellent luck with are the Westone 4 and the Monster Pro Turbine Copper. The Westones had a slightly sweeter and more detailed mid-range, but the Monsters have better dynamics and are probably a touch more accurate. Both do a great job of blocking out noise - even masses of screaming children on long flights. Importantly, both come with a collection of different tips so you can find the pair that best fit your ear canal.

 

And just to preempt any comments about the Monsters being bass heavy - I can't speak to any of their other headphones or earphones, but the Pro Turbine Coppers aren't.

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