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"stylish" Headphones?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by eglbc, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. eglbc

    eglbc Distinguished Member

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    I was wondering if the audiophile guys can recommend a pair of headphones for the office that look different than the usual fare and preform well? Looked at the panasonic rphx7 [​IMG] But im concerned these may be on the low end of sound quality due to price. Anything in the 100$ give or take range? [​IMG] these koss pro3aa's look pretty solid and got great reviews on cnet. eskuche [​IMG] Havent heard of these guys, any experiences? [​IMG] these aiaiai's look very unique, and cnet had a good review. It doesnt seem like they would isolate the sound much however. What are features I should look for when making my decision? Thanks, E
     


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    The sound of Grado is good. Most people rate them as some of the best. But I never felt comfortable wearing mine so I gave them away.
     


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    The sound of Grado is good. Most people rate them as some of the best. But I never felt comfortable wearing mine so I gave them away.
    I just got a pair of 225s which are sublime. Nice detail but very musical. A nice upgrade from my Grado 125s. Many consider them to be the sweetspot in the line. Comfort is an issue for some but the bowls fit my ears fine. I am comfy even on long recording sessions. The RS-1 are some of the best headphones. The very best is probably Stax Omega which I listen to at hifi shows a lot.
     


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    I've found that having one of these thingies helps me wear phones for a longer period of time. [​IMG]
     


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    I've found that having one of these thingies helps me wear the phones for a longer period of time.

    [​IMG]


    You can buy one of those is a very comfy lambskin for the Grado line:

    http://www.headphone.com/accessories...n-headband.php
     


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    Are these for home or mobile use?
     


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    office- so I would like something that doesn't create to much "outside noise"
     


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    office- so I would like something that doesn't create to much "outside noise"
    You need closed headphones then. They will block outside noise, and won't emit as much ambient sound.

    I LOVE my Beyer 770 Pros.

    [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]

    got these, took out all the stuff inside, put my jogging phones in there and got stylish headphones. actually I got ones from a tank commander, so there are some huge rubber protectors included ..
     


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    I have learned that upgrading the cable can be very worthwhile. My recording buddy has some Senns with the Cardas cable upgrade and that makes a noticeable difference over the stock cord.

    Also, not all iPods sound the same.
     


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    I have learned that upgrading the cable can be very worthwhile. My recording buddy has some Senns with the Cardas cable upgrade and that makes a noticeable difference over the stock cord.
    [​IMG] Does he have Monster High-Speed HDMI cables at home, too?
     


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    [​IMG]

    Does he have Monster High-Speed HDMI cables at home, too?


    You show a lack of experience if you think better cables don't matter on cans.
     


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    You show a lack of experience if you think better cables don't matter on cans.
    I'm too sure [​IMG] If they don't matter on speakers (they don't, BTW), they won't matter on headphones either.
     


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