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What kind of headphones do you use?

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by Kahroo, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    They sound great for the price! I have been considering trying something slightly more high end, though. Nothing outrageous, I can't see myself dropping $300 on earbuds just to listen to mp3s on my phone. I have a decent home system for real music listening.
     

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  2. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    I have numerous sets, Sennheiser, Shure, Klipsch, Beats Tours, a pair of active nc Pioneers for travel, a Samsung HS3000 bluetooth stereo adapter with apt-x codec so I can use any of my phones as a wireless headset and for when I want clear but powerful sound, a Fiios E6 portable headphone amp for the phone and a Cowen and Creative Zen pmp. :D
    OB
     
  3. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    I used to have these, but I hated them with a passion. Always fell out of my ear with the slightest movement. Never again shall I purchase a pair of buds.
     
  4. sleedeane

    sleedeane Android Expert

    Just a $50 pair of Skullcandy. My earbuds are Skullcandy also and they sound fantastic.
     
  5. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    I had a pair of those. Several pairs, in fact. Agree about the sound, fit etc. The issue I had was that the back kept falling off the earpieces. RHA blamed early manufacturing issues (I got 'em within weeks of the release) and replaced them maybe 3 or 4 times, but I eventually just gave up.

    Shame - I kinda liked them.

    I now have some MEElectronics M6s. I've had them for maybe 6 weeks and - so far - they've been fine. The sound isn't quite up with the Shures I had (cable issues, replaced 4 times before giving up) but, for me, it's at least as good as the RHAs.

    They're also pretty comfortable, not as comfortable as the Shures but quite a bit more comfortable than the RHAs.

    The M6s also have braided cables, like the RHAs and are over-ear, like the Shures. The model I have includes a mic that works well though the (single) button only appears to be good for ending calls with my N4.

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with them.

    I have to say, though if it wasn't that the plastic around cable kept coming away near the earphone, the Shures were the best earphones I've owned. And the most expensive. By far.
     
  6. OstrichSaK

    OstrichSaK Android Expert

    Just to be clear, you can use the bluetooth dongle that comes with this with ANY headset, right? In other words, you pair your phone to the BT dongle and then you plug any headphones into the universal jack to have your headphones wireless from your mobile phone, laptop, tablet... whatever. Right?

    Also, does that button it it act as the button on wired headphones where you can use apps to make it play, pause, answer phone calls, skips songs, yadda?
     
  7. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Yes to all of the above, it takes any standard 3.5mm headphone and turns it into a stereo bluetooth headset, I got it because I have so many decent headphones, it's nicer than having to shop for just a wireless device, it has the mic built-in, and sounds pretty good, you don't need an app, it has dedicated buttons on the side , all of the transport functions work with PowerAmp, it was about $25 as a Newegg shell shocker. :p
    OB
     
  8. OstrichSaK

    OstrichSaK Android Expert

    Thanks for the reply. I need to get one of these. Any way to get just the dongle portion or do I have to buy the entire kit with headphones and everything? I will assume the latter.
     
  9. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    It comes with a pair of buds that are alright for phone calls, not so much with music, the only thing special about them is a short, about 24" cable so that they don't dangle if you attach it to your shirt. I love it, being able to pick different ear gear for different music and being wireless without limiting your choices to head phones with a built in mic. :D
    OB
     
  10. OstrichSaK

    OstrichSaK Android Expert

    Yeah, my PowerBeats are just a little bit too short to plug in and throw into my cargo pocket where I keep my phone. They come with an extension but then that's just WAY too long and it loops down near my shin so it's not an option. I like the idea of this thing as I can clip it in a pocket and have my phone separate. Of course this means quicker battery drain streaming over BT than hard wired but for some this might be worth it.
     
  11. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    It's definitely a niche product but I'm quite happy with it, as to the power I haven't seen a terrible hit while streaming, the device itself is about the same width as a stick of gum, as thick as 3 sticks, and about as tall as ⅔ of a stick. Even with it's small size I can usually get 4-6 hours of continuous use before charging, one last thing is that it supports pairing to 2 different devices. :D
    OB
     
  12. OstrichSaK

    OstrichSaK Android Expert

    Nice. Thanks for all the info.
     
  13. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    Bring on the digital cannons! :D
     
  14. !on

    !on Android Expert

    Klipsch S4a earphones (with mic & buttons)

    Denon AH C551 (no mic & buttons)

    Sennheiser HD25-1 cans, my default set up with HD580 cable (cups upside down).
     
  15. LilacBleeds

    LilacBleeds Android Enthusiast

    I love my skullcandy lowriders
     
  16. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Don't forget the phone, having a Wolfson dac on board instead of a Yamaha helps out quite a bit also. :p
    OB
     
  17. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    That does beg the question: What, aside from a fancy-sounding made-up name does Wolfson have going for it? On the pro side of the industry, the company has no standing, and Yamaha is quite well respected.

    So is there anything to it, or is it just hype?
     
  18. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Being a player in the home audio market doesn't give you an edge on the mobile side : http://www.anandtech.com/Show/Index...y-s-2-international-review-the-best-redefined
    OB
     
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  19. Ibrick

    Ibrick Android Expert

    PSA..

    Amazon has the Klipsch x10's on sale for $89, normally $350.

    At $350 there's better options, but for $89 nothing will touch them. Paired with a set of Comply foam tips the clarity, detail and separation is amazing.

    If ear buds are falling out or uncomfortable you're using the wrong tips. Probably just as important as the IEM's themselves.
     
  20. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    I
    Nice find, and I totally agree with you concerning the tips. Comply might sound expensive at $5 a pair but if you take care of them a set will last for a few months. $20 a year is pretty inexpensive when you consider what $ you have invested in your iem's. :rolleyes::D
    OB
     
  21. Montoya

    Montoya Newbie

  22. CDPlant

    CDPlant Android Expert

    Just got my new headphones today -

    beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO

    I cannot describe how amazing they sound :D And they are ridiculously comfortable!
     
  23. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Android Expert

    V-Moda Crossfade LP2, I'm a bass player and we use headphone monitors for live play. These headphones rock. I play a five string bass tuned to a low B, when I an playing through my headphones, I can barely tell the difference between playing over the amp or playing through the headphones. Even on the low B then is no distortion. For music, I listen to everything from Progressive Metal to dubstep and they have given a crystal clear sound no matter what I play through them. I let my friends try them out, and I always have a hard time getting them back because their music sounds so clear, it's like listening to the song again for the first time.

    http://v-moda.com/crossfade-lp2-special-edition-matte-black-metal/
     
  24. ZeinHaris

    ZeinHaris Lurker

    My arsenal

    1. Beyer DT880/600 ohm

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    2. Hifiman HE-500

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    3. Alessandro MS2i

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  25. tastycaramel

    tastycaramel Guest

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    Sony MDR-ZX100 and stock Samsung earphones
     
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