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"stylish" Headphones?

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

  1. eglbc

    eglbc Senior 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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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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    willpower Senior member

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    Are these for home or mobile use?
     
  9. eglbc

    eglbc Senior member

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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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    axe Senior member

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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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    i loved the styling comfort, and even sound quality of my AKGs (240s & 401s)

    alas, in-ear phones are superior in every way


    [​IMG]
     
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    people who use anything outside of earbuds on the street are utter assclowns...

    if you're a dj and use this for your set at guest house on west 27th to bring home an 8(night)/6(day) from short hills, nj then it would suffice
     
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    people who use anything outside of earbuds on the street are utter assclowns...
    Why's that? Earbuds are uncomfortable, bad for your hearing, and you can get better sound for your money with headphones. I guess maybe if looks are all you care about, I don't know.
     
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    I don't know.

    this.
     

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