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What's the difference between on-ear headphones and around/over-ear headphones?


On-ear headphones are placed On your ear, around/over ear headphones have cushions that will go around your ear and rest on your head. simple as that.

 

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Around/over-ear/full size headphones are also known as circumaural, and on-ears as supra-aural. Click the links for explanation and pictures.


Edited by xnor - 7/12/11 at 4:59am
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

The XB300 is a lot smaller than the XB500 and XB700 - I don't think it would be too cumbersome outside, especially if you are also considering a full-size DJ can such as the DJ100. As for your other choices, the DTX300P and K430 really aren't bass oriented. The AKG K518 may be your best bet - it's got a short cable than the K81DJ but otherwise the same form factor. The JVC HA-M750 is also reasonably compact (though larger than the K518) and quite bass-heavy.


Thanks for your kind reply. You really cleared some things up (again)! :) Most probably K518 suits me for the moment. And the price also seems great for what they can. If I have other questions, I'll ask.

 

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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

I've used XB700 to game, and yes too much bass, even the voices were all weird. and the battles in some RPG games.... it was like someone was bombing all over.


They're actually quite good with old games that use synths like NES/SNES/GB/GBA/ and some DS games.  If you're playing something new with a prerecorded ST that isn't all EDM or trance or something, you might be served better with a different phones though.

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They're actually quite good with old games that use synths like NES/SNES/GB/GBA/ and some DS games.  If you're playing something new with a prerecorded ST that isn't all EDM or trance or something, you might be served better with a different phones though.



Correct, but I feel as if the soundstage is not wide enough for Super Mario Brothers 3. Positional accuracy of the Goomba is also a little off. I've died numerous times because of this and it's quite frustrating.

 

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Correct, but I feel as if the soundstage is not wide enough for Super Mario Brothers 3. Positional accuracy of the Goomba is also a little off. I've died numerous times because of this and it's quite frustrating.


Lulz.  The soundstage on them is actually very wide as long as you don't turn them up too much.  If you do, cone breakup eats all the detail and it collapses into a singularity of awfulness...

 

Of course it never has any depth, but on a sidescroller who care about that!

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so we agree that the XB700 are the best headphones to use with the original Gameboy. biggrin.gif

 

Its a very fun set of cans, I still use them sometimes when I want a blast of bass into my brain. and they cost less than most "bassheads" tagged cans


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 7/12/11 at 11:31am
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I use them with my DS if I'm playing it at home.

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What's the difference between on-ear headphones and around/over-ear headphones?


Pain and irritation.

 


Edited by Anaxilus - 7/12/11 at 11:48am
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Pain and irritation.

 


The old PX-100 and the PortaPro are on ears that don't cause pain and irritation.  It's a shame that the new PX-100-II does.

 

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 PortaPro


Hair removal.  biggrin.gif

 

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Hair removal.  biggrin.gif


The DT1350 does that too unfortunately...

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I have long hair and my hair's never been caught in it.

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The DT1350 does that too unfortunately...


oh noes ... blink.gif

but honestly Im more worried by the fact that mine has been in customs for almost 10 days now... i have nightmares about a custom officer rocking out with them on.

 

edit: complaining works, just got the delivery confirmation, will have them tomorrow tongue_smile.gif


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 7/12/11 at 5:51pm
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Thread Starter 

Added Soundmagic P30 & Sony MDR-770LP


 

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edit: complaining works, just got the delivery confirmation, will have them tomorrow tongue_smile.gif


I guess the HD25 is about to get a playmate wink.gif

 

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