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wireless headphones? please help me choice.

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i was going to get some wireless headphones for christmas. the purposes i would want for them is to be able to connect them via usb since my headphone slot doesnt work on my laptop and to listen to music from my ipod as well as my samsung a-920 (cell phone). one other thing i wanted was that i wanted behind the neck headphones. do you have any suggestions? some i was looking at were the following:

1) Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphones - ($72.89) any way to connect to these to my laptop wirelessy not via headphone jack? via usb?
2) Jensen Bluetooth Stereo Headset - ($38.89) cheapest of all choices and can connect to computer via usb. however are bluetooth 1.2 (how differnt from 2.0 is it). also they look a little bigger than the other choices.
3) Jabra Stereo Bluetooth Headset - ($58.65) right now these may be my number 1 choice. they come with a usb courd to listen to and can support an ipod and phone at the same time. the only question i had was do these come with any adapter to connect wireless to my ipod?
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I have no idea about this headphone, but it's look nice for me i just got e-mail from creative.

The Creative Wireless Headphones SE2300

The other choice for wireless
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Originally Posted by Toto@Boston View Post
I have no idea about this headphone, but it's look nice for me i just got e-mail from creative.

The Creative Wireless Headphones SE2300

The other choice for wireless
those look nice. has any1 ever used these or any of the other headphones above.
post #5 of 11
Forget wireless if sound quality is in any way an issue for you. The dead headphone jack on your computer could be a blessing, as it's an excuse for you to get a TBAAM or other thumb-size USB sound controller ($8-30), which are usually better-sounding and more powerful than a stock soundcard.

Then, since you want to go behind the neck and portable, may I suggest the Koss SportaPro ($20)?

Grab both of these, and you've not only saved money against the wireless options you mentioned, you've also crushed them for sound quality.
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Originally Posted by facelvega View Post
Forget wireless if sound quality is in any way an issue for you. The dead headphone jack on your computer could be a blessing, as it's an excuse for you to get a TBAAM or other thumb-size USB sound controller ($8-30), which are usually better-sounding and more powerful than a stock soundcard.

Then, since you want to go behind the neck and portable, may I suggest the Koss SportaPro ($20)?

Grab both of these, and you've not only saved money against the wireless options you mentioned, you've also crushed them for sound quality.
ill give it a look but if you dont think wireless is good, what about some noice canceling? i would like to keep it under $100.
i was thinking about sony mdr nc-50
these looked nice to: PANASONIC Noise Canceling Headphones RPHC300
any thoughts of either of these? also can you show me a link to one of those sound card things? preferbly from best buy?
post #7 of 11
zman, I suggest that you head over to the Computer-as-source forum and do some reading there.

I second facelvega's suggestion for you to buy a USB sound card. There are several good USB sound cards for under $100. M-Audio Transit is a very popular choice. I don't know what Best Buy carries.

As far as headphones with active noise cancellation circuitry and wireless headphones, don't expect many people to respond as they aren't looked upon very favorably here. In terms of sound quality, there are usually better alternatives.
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zman, I suggest that you head over to the Computer-as-source forum and do some reading there.

I second facelvega's suggestion for you to buy a USB sound card. There are several good USB sound cards for under $100. M-Audio Transit is a very popular choice. I don't know what Best Buy carries.

As far as headphones with active noise cancellation circuitry and wireless headphones, don't expect many people to respond as they aren't looked upon very favorably here. In terms of sound quality, there are usually better alternatives.
well, i dont use my computer's headphone slot enough to warrent a $100 card, but what headphones would you suggest. i would u suggest? i will be using them for travel so they will have 2 be not 2 big
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ill give it a look but if you dont think wireless is good, what about some noice canceling?
I think noise canceling is mostly a gimmick, and is mostly applicable if you really need serious isolation more than you need sound quality. It is expensive though. If you just want something simple and portable that isolates well, get a K81dj.

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well, i dont use my computer's headphone slot enough to warrent a $100 card, but what headphones would you suggest. i would u suggest? i will be using them for travel so they will have 2 be not 2 big
Though socrates63 is trying to lure you down the path toward a serious system, there are cheaper first steps. Take a look at the TBAAM. It's one acceptable option, though there are generic versions that do about the same that you can get for $10 shipped. Even the $10 version will not only take care of your laptop problem, it will make it sound better than it ever did. And if later you want to upgrade, you haven't got a lot of cash tied up in this band-aid.
post #10 of 11
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That sound card thing looks nice, but what are some thoughts on headphones? rember, i would like them to not be 2 big cause i will be traveling with them. i would like to stay away from earbuds tho cause i have not had a good history with them.
post #11 of 11
jus got the creative se2300s, theyre alright. get them at frys for 120+tax.

pros:
-freedom from wires
-3.5mm adapter is smaller than older models.
-range is pretty good up to 10meters but music starts breaking up as you approach 10m.

cons:
- volume is crap! had to turn the volume to max on mp3 player AND the headphones.
-track fwd~reverse is useless.
-clips that go around the earlobes are hard metal, after an hour my ears start hurting.
-cheap plasticy feel.
-sound quality is so~so.

other thoughts:
volume at max i can get 6 hours of use.
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