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Syrok
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My current headphones are starting to break. Can any of you lovely people recommend me some good stereo headphones? I will mostly use them to listen to podcasts, but may occasionally want to connect them to my PS3.
#1 at 15:13:25 - 25/08/2011
peej
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Do you want a straight answer or a pretentious muso-phile audio-expert answer?

Straight answer - I bought a pair of Sennheisers recently for a shade under 15 from Amazon. These have been, by far, the best damned headphones I've ever owned. Cheap - superb bass, extremely comfortable and huge long lead on 'em.

Gone up in price but these are what I bought

Pretentious audiophile answer: How much money do you seriously want to spend!

#2 at 15:16:29 - 25/08/2011
Syrok
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The audiophile answer looks lovely, but it costs a touch more than I was willing to spend. ^.^

I was hoping to spend no more than 100, but if those 15 are decent I might as well try those.
#3 at 15:27:59 - 25/08/2011
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I bought a 45 pair of Sennheisers twenty years ago (can't remember the model number off the top of my head), and they're absolutely fantastic. Don't wear them very often, but when I do, I'm always stunned by the extra detail they reveal.
#4 at 16:45:59 - 25/08/2011
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My iPhone headphones have started to disintegrate less than one year into ownership.

I pretty much hammer them every day to be honest, but I didn't expect the rubber to literally break apart so soon.
#5 at 17:14:20 - 25/08/2011
Syrok
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Ended up buying Sennheiser HD408. Bit heavy on the bass, but otherwise they are good.
#6 at 17:35:39 - 25/08/2011
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I have been semi-looking (ie. not very hard) for a decent pair of cheap headphones for a while since my old pair broke, so I've gone for those HD201s, cheers peej!
#7 at 20:14:15 - 25/08/2011
peej
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I must've gone through about 4 sets of headphones in the past 2 years between work and home and those sennies are the only pair I've bought that seem consistently good for both games and music. I love 'em. Also love my JVC cordless headphones but they tend to pick up a lot of interference alas
#8 at 20:48:43 - 25/08/2011
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The 100 year anniversary Denon ones that can be had for about 20 are fucking amazing.

My Bose ones (cost 90) fucked up after six years use and so I went for the Denons as a stop gap while I saved for some Shure's or more Bose. They actually sound a little bit better than the Bose ones, mainly because I get such an amazing fit from them, and you can hear hardly bugger all stuff going on around you even with music off. With music on low...nothing, nada. Just music. No talking. No phones. No traffic. Nothing.

Lovely.
#9 at 23:04:44 - 25/08/2011
Kay
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Have you got a link to the Denons, KM?

I've got an old pair of Sennheisers very similar to the ones that Peej linked. For general home film-watching / gaming use they're great, very comfy.

For listening to iPod though I've got these HJE900s. They seem to fluctuate a lot in price, got mine for 70 last year.
#10 at 13:18:27 - 26/08/2011
kentmonkey
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These bad boys Kay

Once you get the right fit (mine are the standard medium sized, but I am going to try the large to see if there's any difference) they are fantastic.

If they sound tinny, you haven't got them in right. I've had a couple of times where I've thought 'that doesn't sound right', played about with the right ear-piece for a few seconds and found it's 'home' and et voila, lovely music.

The bit I like most is that the cable doesn't produce any noise, so none of that horrible rubbing against clothes noises as you walk.
#11 at 19:16:09 - 26/08/2011
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I've not found anything as good as my Shure EC5's which died last year after 5 years long service (cable gave out). Aiming to save up for the SE315's but currently motoring with some SE115's. Nowhere near as good but they did cost 17.99...
#12 at 17:28:30 - 30/08/2011

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