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Comfortable Cheap Headphones to sleep with

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
I was looking to purchase some new cheap headphones that I could wear to bed. I have some etymotic er6i's that are alright, but I'm afraid that with something so small should I turn on my side it could get stuck; so I was potentially looking for something that's not an IEM. Also looking for something super comfortable and easy to drive. I have a pair of KSC75s that are nice, and the sound quality is quite good, but their size is a bit irritating, and if you sleep on your side it kind of presses up against it; that and sometimes I worry that I'll break the plastic part. I also have a pair of A900's, but those are not entirely practical for sleeping with, and seeing as I sleep a pretty good bit off the floor (read:6 feet) should they fall off they could get damaged. I was looking at things like the PK3's and the marshmallows, and the sennheiser CX300; really just something cheap and comfortable with pretty good sound quality. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 32
I'd get earbuds, because iems would make me nervous. Like if the fire alarm went off with iems you'd be screwed, earbuds you'd have a chance. And you could sleep on your side and they wouldn't get damaged from falling. I've personally only heard the yuin pk1, and its was really sweet.
post #3 of 32
your thread title is misleading.
post #4 of 32
V-moda vibes fit completely in my ear and I don't feel them at all for sleeping. They're about 70 bucks on amazon. They can certainly be beat in SQ but I don't think they can for the sleepability or IMO comfort for the same price.
post #5 of 32
Any one should do. Just make sure Mr. Headphones is out of town or go to a motel!!!
post #6 of 32
Just get a pair of Sennheiser CX300. Cheap and chearful.
post #7 of 32
The PK3s has my recommendation. Relatively cheap and it doesn't go into your ear canal which you might accidentally damage while you're asleep. Better to be safe than sorry for such things.
post #8 of 32
cx300 here. Cheap (30$ or less with rebate at newegg) and if your head flip on the side you are not going to hurt yourself.
Lionel
post #9 of 32
Thread Starter 
Divided crowd; how does the sound quality of the pk3 compare to that of the cx300, and more over that of the KSC75 (something to compare against). One thing I can't really tell too well from pictures is how large the ear piece is, like how far in your ear it goes. And also do the yuins stay in place, way way back when I had some ibuds and recalled not liking them too much cause they always fell out. Oh and by the way, where can you buy the yuins, they seem pretty rare.

And I suspected that someone was going to give me a hard time about the title :|

EDIT: Toss the Sony MDR-EX71SL in the mix, those look comfortable enough.
post #10 of 32
Actually, when I used to own the CX300 and would fall asleep wearing them, I'd wake up with terrible ear pain.
post #11 of 32
if u sleep on your side with IEM, u are putting pressure on your ear canal, which is bad. earbud is better option, imho. i fall asleep with my PK2 quite a few times but of course, that's in quite environment.
post #12 of 32
Basically most any iem is gonna cause pain when you have them in for 8 hours without moving them. The exception to that might be something liek the um2 with comply tips but thats not cheap.

I can't see earbuds being any better seeing as most of them hurt my ears right away.
post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by toughnut View Post
if u sleep on your side with IEM, u are putting pressure on your ear canal, which is bad. earbud is better option, imho. i fall asleep with my PK2 quite a few times but of course, that's in quite environment.
I guess that's it, It got me really worried. I'd recommend the PK2, I'll be ordering one for myself soon.
post #14 of 32
Thread Starter 
Where can you buy the yuins, and how does the sound on them compare to the KSC75, or even the A900 if you can?
post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by rkb2948 View Post
Where can you buy the yuins, and how does the sound on them compare to the KSC75, or even the A900 if you can?
Yuin PK2 @ HeadRoom - Right Between Your Ears

or

Head-Direct.com | YUIN

Same price, as for sound quality, I'm not the right person to ask, but from what I recently read from some members, the PK2 sound great unamped and sound as good, if not better, than the KSC75.
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