View Full Version : NOOO!!!!! My earphones!
May 9th, 2006, 12:20 PM
:( Well...after 2 years of quality service, my earphones have crapped out on me...:( I liked them. Unfortunately, this means I can't listen to sky at work today! :(
Now...I need to get new earphones....any suggestions? What do you guys use to listen at work?
May 9th, 2006, 12:26 PM
I have speakers on my desk, however sometimes they get a little too loud. Especially when Marc Antoine plays. Oh well, the co-workers have gotten use to it. There's this one Italian girl (oh la la) that comes in to listen from time to time. Can't get enough of that smooth stuff!:eek:
Smooth jazz that is!:p
Time to get new speakers dude.
PS: By the way, I like your desk top with the Nissan's. I'm an Xterra owner. 2002 SE. Had it since new and I love it. I used to own a 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. What a rock crawlin vehicle that was.
May 9th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Nice! Post some pics of it. I love the old 40s!
I posted pics of my Pathfinder in the What Do You Drive? thread. :)
May 9th, 2006, 03:36 PM
I don't listen at work, but at home I use a pair of Sony MDR-NC6 noise cancellers. They're great, lightweight and sound as good as a set of studio cans. The noise cancellation is wonderful. I can turn it on and not hear the furnace running right next to me.
May 9th, 2006, 03:50 PM
I use Motorola Bluetooth cans
I also use them for the live show on Sundays but I have to plug them in for that as there's a slight delay on the bluetooth bit.
However to be sure they'll work properly you'll need their DC800 adaptor tranmitter thingy. But you do get a range of about 25-50 yeards with it so it's a cool toy.
May 9th, 2006, 05:05 PM
For home I've got a full on home stereo setup and some Sennheiser noise cancelling headphones.
I want to have a good set of, relatively inexpensive, in-ear headphones for work, so, if something happens to them (e.g. they grow legs (i.e. the cleaning crew gets grabby) and walk away) then I wont be as upset as if they just made off with a set of Shure E4cs. :lol:
May 12th, 2006, 09:07 PM
I'd like a good yet inexpensive open-air pair of headphones which are both lightweight yet have large enough drivers to deliver killer bass for about $50. Anyone have any suggestions?
May 12th, 2006, 10:20 PM
It sounds like the two of you are looking for similar sets of headphones (aside from in-ear vs. open air).
Velociraptor, you might take a look at these (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Wpviix9GEes/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=123900&I=143PMX100).
Vampyr, it sounds like these (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Wpviix9GEes/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=123900&I=143MX500W) might be close to what you're asking for.
You guys might also want to look at the whole selection (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Wpviix9GEes/cgi-bin/ProdGroup.asp?g=123900) of portables Crutchfield has for other ideas.
Hope that helps!
May 12th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Chris, those look perfect, and the price is right. Thanks.
May 19th, 2006, 05:59 PM
I picked up a set of Sony MDR-EX71s. They're actually really nice for $50. Put them in, and forget they're there, and they sound almost as good as my Sennheiser Big-Poofy-Goofy headphones.
May 19th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Chris, I need your help some more. Now I'm torn-- I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD 485's which always receive amazing reviews. They're open air, but regular size, but still very lightweight. What do you think? I'm going to use it mostly for listening to Sky.fm, and perhaps when I game.
Also, have you heard anything about these:
Thanks a million for your expert advice!
May 20th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Thanks a million for your expert advice!
I don't know about all that. :o I'm hardly an audiophile, I just know what works for me.
The 485s look good to me, although a bit out of your stated price range. I also like the part-by-part replaceability of the 350s, but I'm not sure how those compare pricewise. In my experience, with today's technology if you're buying a quality set in the first place (as in just about anything Sennheiser) the real difference in higher priced sets is their comfort. Unless you place a lot of value on the smallest gain in sound quality, I'd go with the lower priced of the two. If you're going to be wearing them for hours on end, I'd give more consideration to which of the two you think would be more comfortable. The 350s are over the ear, which I can't stand. They make my ears feel like they're in a vise after a while, but that's just me.
May 24th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Chris, thanks again for all the advice. I went with the EH350s. First, they were slightly less expensive than the HD485. Second, I wear glasses, so I think the supra-aural design will actually be better for me. Third, after listening with my old Radioshack Pro35 headphones, I quickly realized that I can't stand foam. I'd rather have that fake padded-leather than the foam on the HD485s. Velour would be best, but I'm trying to avoid spending over a $100 on headphones :-) The EH350's were $65 including shipping. They weigh only 4.6oz. I'll let you know how they are when I get them, which knowing NewEgg, will probably be Friday! :D
May 30th, 2006, 12:06 PM
Okay, the EH350s came in. First off, they're practically circumaural on me (I suppose I have a small head -- velociraptors are not very big dinosaurs). Also, the headband part extends about an inch from my head -- looks like I have a halo... these headphones are not for you if you care about looking "cool." I think they look ridiculous.
That being said, the sound quality seems pretty good. I'm not blown away, but I'm not disappointed either. They are extremely lightweight, so I'm hoping they'll be comfortable for long periods of time. The are open-air, so I can hear things outside, which is what I wanted.
Maybe I'll paint the headband black someday and it won't look so silly.
May 30th, 2006, 12:44 PM
Trust me Velo--no one is going to call that MEAN looking Velociraptor SILLY
May 30th, 2006, 01:18 PM
I was pleased to "hear" on the Laliya thread that you are happy with the sound quality. Apart from comfort being important, what else do you really need?
You've already got the looks to die for :eek: :D
May 30th, 2006, 03:27 PM
After tweaking my audio settings (i.e., disabling all EQs, adjusting the speakers to "headphones" -- d'oh), the sound quality is now excellent, as least compared to other headphones I have used. I'm no audio expert, so take my review with a grain of salt :-)
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