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YouAllEverybody
03-10-2010, 05:31 PM
Alright, so my old Apple earbuds are starting to fall apart, the audio jack is bent in two places, a silicon tip is missing, one of the buttons on the remote doesn't work. Am looking to get a new pair soon..anyone know any headphones that:
-have good bass (as heavy as you can :);))
-are in-ear buds
-preferably $50-60

Thanks!

Foozelz
03-10-2010, 05:31 PM
Get SkullCandy.

loves2spoon
03-10-2010, 05:48 PM
Amazon is having a huge sale on headphones, check em out.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=xs_gb_bd_E9B_DwLAall-?tag=sdfp-20&ie=UTF8&docId=1000487071&pf_rd_p=441937801&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1JKMTSCGHNHGQ2H5CT6Z

Deewin
03-10-2010, 05:48 PM
These are some of the best you can get for around 50 dollars

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-EX300-BLK-Vertical-Headphones/dp/B001RB24PK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1268261149&sr=8-7

Mindfield
03-10-2010, 06:46 PM
If you can pony up the money and maybe even find a good price on a pair on eBay, definitely think about getting the Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10 or 10vi. They're triple-driver canalphones and sound excellent; EQed for a wide dynamic range with a clear, bright soundstage and respectable isolation of about 25-30dB. The silicon tips are pretty good, too -- first ones I've ever been able to wear comfortably, as normally I need foam tips.

The only difference between the 10 and 10vi is that the 10vi have an iPhone button that works just like the Shuffle. (single-click to play/pause, double for next track, triple for previous, click+hold to activate voice function (iPhone only), double+hold for seek forward and triple+hold for seek backward). However, if you can get a good deal on the 10s, you can buy the 10vi cable separately and swap them with the 10 cable. (The Triple.Fi's actual phones can be unplugged from the cable for easy replacement.)

They're at least double the price range you're looking for (I paid $190 for the 10vi set, but if you can get the 10s for $100-120 or so you can get the vi cable for $30 straight from Ultimate Ears) but worth every penny and perform at least as well as the $500 Shure SE530s, and way better than the horribly flat SE420s.

Otherwise, if you want a really cost-effective solution with no extra frills, get the JVC Marshmallows. You can get 'em for $10-25 (Amazon has 'em for $11 (http://www.amazon.com/JVC-SQDHAFX34B-HAFX34B-Marshmallow-Headphones/dp/B0012UKOV2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1268264684&sr=8-1)), and I'm not kidding when I say that for the price, they blew me away. Awesome buy, especially if you're a basshead like me. One size of foam tips only though, no silicon, but the foam is semi-firm, fit well, and can be cleaned as they're coated, so if you take care of 'em you probably won't need replacements.

da shiz wiz 19
03-10-2010, 06:50 PM
Get one with a nylon cord or some smooth material for the cord. My headphones are really good, but they have this shitty, sticky cord that makes the ear buds pop out of my ear every time I turn my head fast, since it's stuck on my clothing.

randomdude
03-10-2010, 07:10 PM
Alrite everyone I need a headphone recommendation too! Willing to pay 300-400 dollars for a couple of new ones but not in ear. Also Noise Cancellation would be a extra plus too! Don't hold back on me alrite ;)

tzual
03-10-2010, 07:21 PM
Get SkullCandy.

Yes, i own the SkullCandy Ink'd headphones. They were only $5.99! The quality is pretty good. Check them out!

doodlejumper
03-10-2010, 07:31 PM
Don't get in-ear headphones. They look cool but are much lower quality. Sony has some nice ones for $25-50. High quality too.

Kamazar
03-10-2010, 08:03 PM
Get SkullCandy.

SkullCandy blows hard. I spent $30 and the audio seemed muffled for some reason. You can find much better earbuds for the same price.

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 08:08 PM
Alrite everyone I need a headphone recommendation too! Willing to pay 300-400 dollars for a couple of new ones but not in ear. Also Noise Cancellation would be a extra plus too! Don't hold back on me alrite ;)

I can definitely help you out if you tell me your music preferences.

randomdude
03-10-2010, 08:10 PM
I can definitely help you out if you tell me your music preferences.
Well I mostly listen to some Alternative, R&B/Soul songs and also I considering buying the Bose QuietComfort 15.

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 08:11 PM
Well I mostly listen to some Alternative, R&B/Soul songs and also I considering buying the Bose QuietComfort 15.

Blahhhhh, go to any audiophile forum and the two biggest things that are bashed are Bose products and Beats by Dr. Dre. Hold on, I'll look up some headphones that I can recommend. I was hoping you were into rock because I know the perfect headphones for you in that price range but I'll still see what else I can recommend.

wootbean
03-10-2010, 08:14 PM
I always hear that the Bose in-ear phones are bad

Mew2468
03-10-2010, 08:16 PM
Anybody here have Sennheiser PX200s (http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_classic-line_pxseries-px-200-lightweight?Open&path=private_headphones_classic-line_pxseries)? I'm planning on getting these; my friend has them and I like the look and sound.

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 08:20 PM
Anybody here have Sennheiser PX200s (http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_classic-line_pxseries-px-200-lightweight?Open&path=private_headphones_classic-line_pxseries)? I'm planning on getting these; my friend has them and I like the look and sound.

I recommend Sennheiser products. :)

I had the PXs (forgot the exact model), but those appear to be a newer model. I picked 'em up on a super sale at Sears once for $15 bucks.. Great deal. The Germans make good headphones.

Kamazar
03-10-2010, 08:31 PM
I recommend Sennheiser products. :)

I had the PXs (forgot the exact model), but those appear to be a newer model. I picked 'em up on a super sale at Sears once for $15 bucks.. Great deal. The Germans make good headphones.

I had a pair of headphones by Sennhesier, they were fantastic. The small, black, collapsible ones. They got stolen, and I decided to op with more portable earbuds later on, but they were amazing while they lasted, and would've kept using them had they not been separated from their rightful owner.

Mindfield
03-10-2010, 08:46 PM
Don't get in-ear headphones. They look cool but are much lower quality

I'm assuming you haven't tried any in the last 5 years... I use nothing but IEMs on the go and have gone through a few varieties, and I can attest they are of superb quality if you get a decent pair. Sure, for at-home listening I prefer my Sennheiser over-the-ears, but then I've got a much better sound system at home to take advantage of the larger, higher impedance drivers. When I'm out and about however, IEMs provide hands down the best isolation (none of that noise cancellation crap) and even a half decent pair from the right brand (Sennheiser, Ultimate Ears, Shure (310s or 530s, 420s suck ass), Klipsch, even Bose is pretty decent despite becoming consumer whores) sound light years better than ordinary buds.

Most of the Skull Candy models are crap though.

randomdude
03-10-2010, 08:52 PM
Can anyone tell me if this is good?
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Open-Air-Dynamic-Audiophile-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1268272335&sr=8-13

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 08:58 PM
Can anyone tell me if this is good?
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Open-Air-Dynamic-Audiophile-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1268272335&sr=8-13

I don't think they'd fit your "taste" very well. I've heard they're directed more towards classical music, as are Boses, but seeing as I haven't tried them.. I can't really help you out. Also, considering you're contemplating spending $300-400 on headphones, you're going to need an amp if you were considering driving them simply from an iPod. iPods can't drive good headphones, so you'll need to spend at least $100 bucks on a headphone amp. Just lettin ya know.

randomdude
03-10-2010, 09:00 PM
I don't think they'd fit your "taste" very well. I've heard they're directed more towards classical music, as are Boses, but seeing as I haven't tried them.. I can't really help you out. Also, considering you're contemplating spending $300-400 on headphones, you're going to need an amp if you were considering driving them simply from an iPod. iPods can't drive good headphones, so you'll need to spend at least $100 bucks on a headphone amp. Just lettin ya know.
awwww....shoot...Got any more recommendation my headphone master?

Kamazar
03-10-2010, 09:05 PM
Can anyone tell me if this is good?
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Open-Air-Dynamic-Audiophile-Headphone/dp/B00018MSNI/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1268272335&sr=8-13

Jesus Christ, those're expensive. I have no doubt they're worth it, but you have to be a major music-enthusiast to get one of these puppies.

randomdude
03-10-2010, 09:07 PM
Jesus Christ, those're expensive. I have no doubt they're worth it, but you have to be a major music-enthusiast to get one of these puppies.
Hi I just want a good pair of headphones next to my iPad 62GB 3G plus MacBook Pro i7 when it comes out :) Apple has a monopoly!!!!! on my wallet......

Kamazar
03-10-2010, 09:10 PM
Hi I just want a good pair of headphones next to my iPad 62GB 3G plus MacBook Pro i7 when it comes out :) Apple has a monopoly!!!!! on my wallet......

Go with the Klipsch Image S4 (http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/klipsch-image-s4-earphones/4505-7877_7-33577358.html?tag=contentMain;compare) earphones, they're cheap and got 4 1/2 stars from CNET.

Mew2468
03-10-2010, 09:12 PM
I recommend Sennheiser products. :)

I had the PXs (forgot the exact model), but those appear to be a newer model. I picked 'em up on a super sale at Sears once for $15 bucks.. Great deal. The Germans make good headphones.

I had a pair of headphones by Sennhesier, they were fantastic. The small, black, collapsible ones. They got stolen, and I decided to op with more portable earbuds later on, but they were amazing while they lasted, and would've kept using them had they not been separated from their rightful owner.

Cool, looks like I'll go with these Sennheisers then. Sorry to hear about your headphones Kamazar. :(

Mindfield
03-10-2010, 09:24 PM
awwww....shoot...Got any more recommendation my headphone master?

For use on portables, just make sure the impedance is low. Stick to cans with 18-35Ω (ohms) if possible. The higher they are, the more power they need to be driven so the lesser volume you'll get. Full-size and on-ear cans usually require more power than buds or IEMs. If you really, really want full-size high-impedence cans, you'll have to get yourself a portable amp like the Boostaroo (http://www.boostaroo.com/) or something similar. (Warning though, the Boostaroo requires 2 AAAA batteries -- yes, quadruple-A. They're not very common but easily ordered online, commonly referred to as penlight batteries.)

However, even with a portable headphone amp you don't have a hope in hell of driving those HD 650s on an iPod (unless you chain two amps); those suckers are 300Ω -- 10x the impedance of the average set of buds or small on-ear cans. Big-ass neodymium magnets in those, could probably double as a handheld MRI machine in a pinch.

Go with the Klipsch Image S4 (http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/klipsch-image-s4-earphones/4505-7877_7-33577358.html?tag=contentMain;compare) earphones, they're cheap and got 4 1/2 stars from CNET.

If you're going to go with the Klipsch, go with the S4i. They have the inline remote you can use on the iPod and iPhone, which is much handier, and it's only a few bucks more.

Kunning
03-10-2010, 09:32 PM
Any decent headphones or earphones for rap? Preferably something between $20 to $40, and with a good bass sound.

randomdude
03-10-2010, 09:37 PM
Well anyone knows if the Bose QuietComfort 15 will be able to be iPhone/iPad friendly? Thanks for the tip Mindfield!

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 09:46 PM
Any decent headphones or earphones for rap? Preferably something between $20 to $40, and with a good bass sound.

Lol, rap.. Anyways, http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/191-8779560-4093024?a=B001RB24SW

Best bang for your buck, they're reaaaallllyyyy comfortable and sound pretty good with lots of bass. They have a lower-end model if this is a bit too expensive for you.

Kunning
03-10-2010, 09:48 PM
Lol, rap.. Anyways, http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/191-8779560-4093024?a=B001RB24SW

Best bang for your buck, they're reaaaallllyyyy comfortable and sound pretty good with lots of bass. They have a lower-end model if this is a bit too expensive for you.

Haha, by "preferably $20-$40" I meant "it has to be $20-$40." I'm too poor to afford anything higher than that. :p

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 09:48 PM
Haha, I love it when headphone companies slap an "i" to the end of the name to stand for improved. I love my Grado SR-225i lol.



For use on portables, just make sure the impedance is low. Stick to cans with 18-35Ω (ohms) if possible. The higher they are, the more power they need to be driven so the lesser volume you'll get. Full-size and on-ear cans usually require more power than buds or IEMs. If you really, really want full-size high-impedence cans, you'll have to get yourself a portable amp like the Boostaroo (http://www.boostaroo.com/) or something similar. (Warning though, the Boostaroo requires 2 AAAA batteries -- yes, quadruple-A. They're not very common but easily ordered online, commonly referred to as penlight batteries.)

However, even with a portable headphone amp you don't have a hope in hell of driving those HD 650s on an iPod (unless you chain two amps); those suckers are 300Ω -- 10x the impedance of the average set of buds or small on-ear cans. Big-ass neodymium magnets in those, could probably double as a handheld MRI machine in a pinch.



If you're going to go with the Klipsch, go with the S4i. They have the inline remote you can use on the iPod and iPhone, which is much handier, and it's only a few bucks more.

da shiz wiz 19
03-10-2010, 09:49 PM
Any decent headphones or earphones for rap? Preferably something between $20 to $40, and with a good bass sound.
Lol rap, anways I have these bose speakers which vibrate my table with bass when I turn the bass all the way up.

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 09:50 PM
Haha, by "preferably $20-$40" I meant "it has to be $20-$40." I'm too poor to afford anything higher than that. :p

Lol, I don't know anything decent in that pricerange that is much better than stock Apple buds.. Skullcandy perhaps? They have decent quality products manufactured for the masses and are known for their looks over sound.. But I'm sure you're already familiar with them haha.

Kunning
03-10-2010, 09:50 PM
Lol rap, anways I have these bose speakers which vibrate my table with bass when I turn the bass all the way up.

Rap is good... old school rap, that is. All this new shit is so auto-tuned and redundant it's not even funny.

Kunning
03-10-2010, 09:51 PM
Lol, I don't know anything decent in that pricerange that is much better than stock Apple buds.. Skullcandy perhaps? They have decent quality products manufactured for the masses and are known for their looks over sound.. But I'm sure you're already familiar with them haha.

Haha, I've never really tried Skullcandies before... my friends like them but I've always stuck with my trusty stock Apple buds. That is, until now, because I find even at the highest volume setting in a loud and crowded area isn't high enough to compensate for all the background noise.

da shiz wiz 19
03-10-2010, 09:53 PM
Rap is good... old school rap, that is. All this new shit is so auto-tuned and redundant it's not even funny.
Lol rap, anyways I actually like some of eminem's songs. The anger and/or sarcasm is really awesome. Especially "lose yourself"

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 09:53 PM
Haha, I've never really tried Skullcandies before... my friends like them but I've always stuck with my trusty stock Apple buds. That is, until now, because I find even at the highest volume setting in a loud and crowded area isn't high enough to compensate for all the background noise.

An iPod is more than enough to drive Ink'd buds.. I found they got much louder than my Heshes, which were on-ear as opposed to IEM. Now I don't touch headphones that cost under $150...

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 09:55 PM
Lol rap, anyways I actually like some of eminem's songs. The anger and/or sarcasm is really awesome. Especially "lose yourself"

Hope this won't turn into a double post and that someone will post before this haha.. Yeah, Eminem is the only rapper that I enjoy - songs like Without Me always put me in a good mood.

da shiz wiz 19
03-10-2010, 09:57 PM
Hope this won't turn into a double post and that someone will post before this haha.. Yeah, Eminem is the only rapper that I enjoy - songs like Without Me always put me in a good mood.
Yeah all the other rappers rap about growing up in the 'hood' or some fat sweaty fat chick. Anyways,

HAHAHAH DOUBLE POST AHAHAHA YOU DOUBLE POSTED AHAHAHAHA GET OWNED SON HAHAH DOUBLE POSTER AHHAHA NOOOB HAHAHA NOOB POSTER HAHAHA

Negamaki
03-10-2010, 09:58 PM
Yeah all the other rappers rap about growing up in the 'hood' or some fat sweaty fat chick. Anyways,

HAHAHAH DOUBLE POST AHAHAHA YOU DOUBLE POSTED AHAHAHAHA GET OWNED SON HAHAH DOUBLE POSTER AHHAHA NOOOB HAHAHA NOOB POSTER HAHAHA

Least I'm smart enough to not bumo old threads.. :/

da shiz wiz 19
03-10-2010, 10:01 PM
Least I'm smart enough to not bumo old threads.. :/
lmfao I Bumod 3 or 4 threads that day. 2 got deleted or locked :D.


Uhh /thread hijack

randomdude
03-10-2010, 10:06 PM
Anyone with any suggestion for Sennheiser that is iPod Compatible and not in-ear?

Mindfield
03-10-2010, 11:37 PM
Anyone with any suggestion for Sennheiser that is iPod Compatible and not in-ear?

Two options, best first:

he Sennheiser HD 448 are probably more suitable for portables, having a more mobile-friendly 1/8" plug standard, good, balanced overall sound with a very respectable 16-24kHz response, sealed over-ear design, and a mobile-friendly 32Ω impedance. You can also get 'em just shy of $100 or less, which is great for Senns. The bass is a little on the soft side and it loses a little shine above 10k, but that only really matters if you're a freak about acoustic detail.

Then there are the bigger, meaner Sennheiser HD 555s. 50Ω impedance, so not ideal for mobile, but you probably never listen at full volume on regular cans anyway, so you can bump the volume up to cover the extra impedance to get a great overall sound with plenty of volume still to satisfy. I use these as my studio monitors when I'm composing, and they're great. Unfortunately for mobile users, they terminate in a 1/4" plug and you have to use an adaptor (included) to get it down to 1/8", so you'll have a funky long plug coming out of your iPhone/iPod, which may not be ideal for you. You'll also pay a few sawbucks more for these.