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Earbuds, Over-Ear Headsets Or Nothing?

03-06-2009, 04:44 PM
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Earbuds, Over-Ear Headsets Or Nothing?

Since I don't have an iPhone .... yet (5 weeks left of Sprint contract), to hear sound I need some sort of headphones. I've been buying iPods since the first one came out and probably 8 different kinds of sources for getting the sounds into my head but I have yet to find something that sounds good, doesn't have annoying tangled wires, and looks cool. So .... I play most of the games on my iPod Touch without sound. For listening to music in bed I use the Bose soft small over-ear headphones. Earbuds hurt my ears and the one's that don't hurt fall out. I'm tired of wasting between $50 and $100 on earbuds touted to fit perfect but I'm open for suggestions.

Anyone else playing their games without sound because of the headphone hassle?
03-06-2009, 04:48 PM
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I use headsets that came with free earbuds and were a total or 12.99$ I'm happy with my purchase and the sound is pretty good, I don't have a sensitive ear so that might be why I don't notice those things you mention.

BTW who's gonna be first and say this needs to go to the Lounge?...Really? nobody?

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03-06-2009, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by pablo19 View Post
I use headsets that came with free earbuds and were a total or 12.99$ I'm happy with my purchase and the sound is pretty good, I don't have a sensitive ear so that might be why I don't notice those things you mention.

BTW who's gonna be first and say this needs to go to the Lounge?...Really? nobody?
"this needs to go to the lounge" hhaha jk..i dont really care..

but which earbud did buy thats only 13?? i wana that! mine current ones about to break..
03-06-2009, 04:55 PM
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"this needs to go to the lounge" hhaha jk..i dont really care..

but which earbud did buy thats only 13?? i wana that! mine current ones about to break..
-Radioshack! has them, but they upped the price to 19.99$.

-You get +1 point for saying the lounge thing

-For my shuffle I use JVC earbuds which I do not recommend at all. had them for a week and they started making weird crakling noises and the plastic started falling off. I still use them but....ZAAAAAAAP!!!!! electric shockO!!!!

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03-06-2009, 04:58 PM
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-Radioshack! has them, but they upped the price to 19.99$.

-You get +1 point for saying the lounge thing

-For my shuffle I use JVC earbuds which I do not recommend at all. had them for a week and they started making weird crakling noises and the plastic started falling off. I still use them but....ZAAAAAAAP!!!!! electric shockO!!!!
LOL so it did end up getting moved haha

ohh $20...thats still pretty cheap,thanks ill check it out! maybe i can do some negotiation with radioshack lmao
yahh jvc sucks! i had their uhm cheap gummi ones and they sound bad..right now im using sennheiser cx3 or something..which i got off a friend mass selling it for 5 bucks but its breaking...
03-06-2009, 05:04 PM
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I'm a headphone snob, and I use many different pairs (depending on task/environment/etc.), but for an all-around not expensive but great sounding pair, this is the best deal I've seen yet: Sennheiser CX400

This is, of course, if you actually care about good quality sound - not everyone does.

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03-06-2009, 05:30 PM
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I'm a headphone snob, and I use many different pairs (depending on task/environment/etc.), but for an all-around not expensive but great sounding pair, this is the best deal I've seen yet: Sennheiser CX400

This is, of course, if you actually care about good quality sound - not everyone does.
ohh yeah i think sennheiser is best at price and quality, is the cx400 much better than cx300? cause i use 300 right now and its kinda breaing..wonder if i should get another 300 or the 400 series
03-06-2009, 05:32 PM
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Earbuds suck and make you look like 2003. I wouldnt use them just on principle.

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03-06-2009, 07:17 PM
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03-06-2009, 07:25 PM
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I've been using the Phillips ear buds and sound great, only $15 at Walmart and even have a little speaker in the middle (reversed).
Now to my point: I hate them. They are great in every aspect but guess I have sensitive ears and its real bothersome. So when I get some extra cash going for the over the ear kind.