Best Headphones?

MM

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I have a huge issue with headphones. I still cannot find a pair that do not hurt my ears after a while of usage.

I have tried the Apple iPod headphones, the V-Moda Remix, the V-Moda Vibe Gun Metals, and a few other.

I think I might need a good pair of over the ear headphones. I am using a cheap pair of Sony over the ear, and after 45 minutes my ears hurt again.

What do you suggest?
 

Wolf

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I still like the Apple iPod headphones from time to time. But some strange reasons I'm starting to hear some kind of static or one of the ears things just goes out for some strange reason. So for now I am using the Stiletto headphones that look like the iPod headphones not those damn painphones! But so far, I haven't had any problems and they fill comfortable.

Also couple of years a coworker of mine, bought those Bose headphones and he let me tried them out. They feel very comfortable and the sound came out fantastic, till I flip over to my heavy metal and they sounded awful. So I guess Bose speakers works fine with all kind of music, but heavy metal?
 
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limegrass69

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I like the Ultimate Ears Triple.fi in ear monitors.

They are really awesome. The in ear monitors take some getting used to, but they give you a bunch of tips to mess around with to try and get a good fit.

They totally isolate you so all you hear is your music. You can't hear a person talking standing next to you if you have them in right. I prefer that to the active noise canceling models like the Bose when a travel. Plus, they are really small. I have a pair of Bose, and I use them now and then when I want a change, but I prefer the sound quality of the Ultimate Ears.
 

DaJoker

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I use the SkullCandy iPhone Full Metal Jacket in ears. I have tried other more expensive brands, but with their comfort foam tips, the FMJ's are incredibly comfortable and sound reproduction is incredible. A full 11mm driver in an in-ear headphone. If you don't need the mic, then the regular FMJ's come in both 9mm and 11mm versions.
 

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I used to use over the ear headphones. But then I switched to earbuds and after a week I prefer them since they are less intrucive. I seem to manage to destroy headphones at an amazing rate. I therefore won't invest more than $40 in a pair. I am currently using some G-CUBE headphones. Sound pretty good and are reasonably comfortable once you get used to them. They actually completely plug the ears so it makes it sound different than ones that don't until you acclemate to them. Now it sounds better. I am not sure how long these will last .. they are about 1 month old now.
 

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JVC Marshmellows 8-12 hrs a day. Lose them? Break them? Back to Walmart for another $25 pair. Good bass, overall sound, durable and comfortable.
 

limegrass69

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I find the Bose around the ear noise cancelling headphones to be pretty decent. They are a bit bulky, so if you are on the go, they might not be the best choice. Plus, the noise cancelling feature requires one AAA battery. Keep a spare in the case, because with no battery, the headphones won't work.

Some audiophiles complain about Bose (especially the Wave radio), but I find the headphones to be good.
 

Fergz99

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Anything Sennheiser.

Don't pay Bose's ridiculous prices!
I have a couple of pair of Sennheiser and they are great. Awesome sound. I think the Bose are a bit louder, and better at canceling outside noise, but Sennheiser are every bit as good when it comes to sound quality. I have the hd 280 and px 100 and I am very happy with both. Very good quality.

I find the Bose around the ear noise cancelling headphones to be pretty decent.
The ones I posted about aren't the noise canceling, but you would never know that by using them. They compare to phones that cost over 200 and 300 imo
The Bose around the ear might be the best option.
You will love these headphones.
 
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MM

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I just picked up some Sony Noise Canceling Headphones at Target today. They were on sale for $30 from $50. I thought I'd give them a shot. So far I like them.

I forgot to add that they model #MDR-NC6.
 

limegrass69

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I just picked up some Sony Noise Canceling Headphones at Target today. They were on sale for $30 from $50. I thought I'd give them a shot. So far I like them.
A few months ago, I picked up some Creative Labs noise canceling headphones for my kids from Buy.com for about $25 or so. They love them for flying. The work decently (not as good for the Bose, but you can't beat the price!) The other nice thing about them is that they'll continue to work if the batteries are dead, but the noise cancellation obviously does not work. That's in contrast to the Bose unit, which is essentially a paperweight without batteries.
 
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Great thread. I'm gonna check out the Skullcandy stuff. I'm looking for a replacement for the Apple ones but I need the mic for iPhone.

I'm very particular about my headphones. My current ones are the Xtreme Mac FS100 or something like that. Big foam pads that fit over the tube for a perfect, sealed fit. Also enhances the bass.
 

RyeGuy

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I really loved my Creative EP-630's and they were cheap at only ~$30... but once they started getting moist from sweat during exercise, they died pretty quickly. :mad: