Last Updated: Jun 25,2013
Thanks a ton!
I always want to dropkick all the people I see wearing Beats. Overpriced junk. I plan on picking up a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50's though. They're on sale for $105 USD on Amazon.
I think these will be my next pair of headphones:
Never leave home without them....
For headphones I have Sennheiser HD-448's -
And I'm hopefully getting some RHA MA350 earphones soon for taking out and about. They have a braided fabric cable to stop them getting tangled, genius! Also they are British
After WAY too much research I was able to score some knock-off Beats Tours (ear bud) and PowerBeats (Ear clips) that are amazingly close to the original. After lots of comparing side by side with the high dollar ones I actually prefer the sound a little bit better as there is more low-end and a full mid-range plus the highs aren't quite so bright which at higher volumes was downright painful. I've seen some bad ones (usually the price reflects this as well) but these are quite nice for fit and finish. Having them side by side you can tell the differences but it's usually in different logos and such rather than poor quality logos. I wouldn't pay $160 for beats headphones but for what I paid I love them. The wife loves hers and I even got more for my buddies and so far no complaints. Not sure how much of a suggestion that is though because it took WAY too much work to get decent ones as I've said. I've seen some of the poor quality cheap ones and you wouldn't want to own those at all. Trust me. If I had to do over again I probably would have just bought the real deal or some other headphone rather than invest as much time into finding the best ones but there you go. Just thinking out loud I guess.
Here's some pics of mine so you can see which ones I'm talking about.
The PowerBeats ones I use more because with the clip they tend to stay in my ears better. Both get used though and since I paid a fraction of the real thing I'm not as worried about actually using them while I'm active and potentially damaging them like I would with headphones that cost a couple hundred bucks. These have held up surprisingly well thus far.
I've got some Sennheiser head phones too but I don't wear them unless I'm just relaxing. I'm too afraid to damage expensive headphones when I'm working out or active since I tend to sweat a lot so this is pretty much every time I would want to use headphones. So, doesn't matter how good they are if I don't feel comfortable to even use them. Are there better out there? Of course. I also wouldn't use a Ferrari to haul rock home for landscaping purpose.
What you do is your business, and you're free do follow your bliss, or not as the case may be. But it doesn't seem sensible to me to wear big headphones "when (you're) working out or active" for a number of reasons. I'm pretty sure that's why in-the-ear earbuds were made. I had a nice set from Etymotic that are designed to work underwater. :bath: Back when I was in the pool 8 hours a day, I would have killed to have underwater tunes. The right tool for the right job. Simple as that. :thumbup:
Maybe a tad bit harsh?
I can agree though, to an extent. IMO you hit it right on the head when you said right tools for the job!
I've got my Sennheisers for around the house or working from the computer or tablet. I wouldn't dream of using them at the gym. For the gym I much prefer my bluetooth Jaybirds. When I'm at work (and can use headphones) I stick to my cheap, inexpensive ear buds.
...different tastes and wants/needs/risks for different places.
It's just headphones guys, no point in getting worked up about things.
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I use regular iPod headphones.
Hopefully Santa Clause brings me some Beats for Christmas.
Are you addressing me?
I didn't mean to be harsh. I must admit that I was taken aback by the whole "fear of headphones" thing. I was just trying to make lemonade over what looked like a mighty sour situation. Frankly I thought that the "Ferrari to haul rock" thing was pretty harsh, which is why I ignored it.
Thanks. Just trying to be helpful.
I use my AKG 'phones (which I prefer over the top-rated Sennheiser models because of its extended bass response) for critical listening and especially for pleasure listening classical and jazz music. But because they don't play as loud as the A-T closed back 'phones, and lack the punch of the M50s, I've been using the M50s for listening to music that was meant to be played loud. And because they're closed, I use them when I'm editing late at night, so I don't risk waking my neighbors with loudspeakers.
Back when I did live concert FOH mixing, I had the standard Koss Pro-4AAA closed back headphones (at the time the 4AAA replaced the 4AA, a superior product IMO, and in others' apparently) to plug into the mixing console. They had the isolation needed for use in a loud concert environment, but didn't make for enjoyable music listening.
I don't do much live PA mixing any more, but do carry a small mixer to use in video production. I started bringing my M50s with me to listen for microphone problems before shooting. I have a set of cheap, lightweight cover-the-ear headphones and earbuds that I use for confidence monitoring during the shoot because full sized cans would get in the way.
When I'm out walking or at the gym I use one of several Koss earbuds that I've picked up over the years. I've loved the $15 model, but ever since I found more costly (and I hope better sounding) Koss earbuds at the local A/V supply store, I've been experimenting with the more and more expensive models.
I suppose that the big difference between us is that when I'm at work, I'm using the finest audio gear that I can muster because it's part of the job.
So you also chose to use inexpensive headphones when active but when I do it it's somehow wrong?
I use the earbuds that came with my S3. I think they're quite good.
I'm sorry. I didn't scroll down and notice that you were the one who posted about the Beats knock-offs. I didn't mean to insult you or your choice. I was honestly confused by the next post that you made, and only made things worse. My bad. Please forgive me. (FYI this isn't a "Moderator influenced apology"; I really mean every word.)
They went back to the Wolfson DAC in the S3, didn't they?
I believe so yes.
Why all the argument?
Hello Kitty phones are the best.
I have Sennheiser HD203's for cans, And MEElectronics M11+ IEM's for when i'm moving around
Beyerdynamic DT 880's in the house and Sennheiser PX 100-II headphones when I'm out walking. I've tried iem's with various after market tips but I can't get a good seal to stay and the bass suffers too much because of it.
Sennheiser HD 202's are excellent budget headphones. Available from Amazon at around
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