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Looking for some good headphones, need recommendations
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Hawkeye_a
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Oct 23, 2010, 10:31 AM
 
I've owned a pair of Koss TD-65s and they were preety cool. sounded great and were comfortable. This was about 10 years ago.

Ever since i got my first iPod i've been using Apple's ear-bud headphones exclusively. But now i want something a lot better.

Requirements:
-Good frequency response
-Not ear-bud or in-ear, but rather one that goes over my head
-comfortable
-not bulky(like the TD-65s)
-Stylish (metal, gunmetal, aluminium, black)

Any recommendations ?

Cheers
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Oct 23, 2010, 11:40 AM
 
Just go get some Sennheisers and Be Happy®.
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Spheric Harlot
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Oct 24, 2010, 05:49 PM
 
Nice comparison graph for dozens of models (and not just frequency response) here:

Learning Center - Build a Headphone Graph | HeadRoom Audio
     
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Oct 26, 2010, 08:47 AM
 
My older pair of Koss Pro 4AA work with my iPod nano. Sure they are a little heavy, but they have great bass.
     
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Oct 26, 2010, 10:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Just go get some Sennheisers and Be Happy®.
I got Sennheisers (HD 280) after asking this forum what to get a few years ago. Overall the sound quality was great, but the warnings I got were also spot on. The head band began to crack after 2-3 years of use. I babied the headphones and never really traveled with them or used them outdoors so I was surprised.

I would still buy sennheisers again, but not the same model because of the cracking and because they don't fold small enough.
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Nov 4, 2010, 10:15 AM
 
I love my Dr.Dre Beats headphones.

Also, most AKG headphones have really good sound.
     
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Nov 7, 2010, 12:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Nice comparison graph for dozens of models (and not just frequency response) here:

Learning Center - Build a Headphone Graph | HeadRoom Audio
Nifty!
     
Hawkeye_a  (op)
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Nov 25, 2010, 09:23 AM
 
Thanks for the help guys.

I settled on the Bose On-Ear headphones....been using them for a couple of weeks, and they are great. They seem semi-noise canceling which works out good for the price.

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Nov 29, 2010, 10:24 PM
 
Koss Portapro for FAT BASS...
     
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Dec 27, 2010, 07:11 PM
 
Sorry, if I'm necro-posting...
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Dec 28, 2010, 03:37 AM
 
What?
     
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Jan 24, 2011, 11:01 PM
 
I think he was talking about posting in a dead thread ;P

Edit: I don't want to hijack this thread too much, but if I was going to buy some headphones, should I get a set with a microphone (ie a headset), or should I buy a microphone separately?
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Jan 28, 2011, 03:33 PM
 
Well, to do what with?
     
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Jan 29, 2011, 07:33 PM
 
I guess some occasional Skype, but mainly to block out the noise of background chatter from people and televisions.
     
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Jan 31, 2011, 07:57 PM
 
I had a pair of B&O A8's that I used to absolutely love. My ears are kind of small and I have an impossible time with in-ears, but these weren't going anywhere. Other than off with a thief at the gym that is.

I haven't replaced them... yet.
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