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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for a some good vibrating headphones that won't break the bank ($100 max preferably around $50). Anyone have some suggestions?

post #2 of 24

Vibrating headphones? What like massaging headphones?? Awesome! Listen to music and get an ear massage at the same time.

post #3 of 24

LMAO, I think I know what you mean. You might want to check out Sony XB700s, those can be considered "vibrating" headphones, although you might want to rephrase your question. I sense a lot of jokes coming this way lol.

 

You mean headphones with enough low frequency output that they make your ears feel vibrations, right?

 

Those can be had for around 60 dollars, and you won't need an amp to drive them properly.

post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by kesslerjesus View Post

LMAO, I think I know what you mean. You might want to check out Sony XB700s, those can be considered "vibrating" headphones, although you might want to rephrase your question. I sense a lot of jokes coming this way lol.

 

You mean headphones with enough low frequency output that they make your ears feel vibrations, right?

 

Those can be had for around 60 dollars, and you won't need an amp to drive them properly.


You're a better man than I.

post #5 of 24

Not recommending OP to get these but... these are vibrating headphones.

 

http://www.amazon.com/General-Electric-JASHO97745-Vibration-Headphones/dp/B000069J99

 

I've seen them before in stores, they vibrate with the bass. I'd say here isn't a great place to ask since the general interest here is audio perfectionism.

post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post

Vibrating headphones? What like massaging headphones?? Awesome! Listen to music and get an ear massage at the same time.

 

Yes vibrating headphones. No they do not massage your ears (well their not made for that reason).

 

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Originally Posted by kesslerjesus View Post

LMAO, I think I know what you mean. You might want to check out Sony XB700s, those can be considered "vibrating" headphones, although you might want to rephrase your question. I sense a lot of jokes coming this way lol.

 

You mean headphones with enough low frequency output that they make your ears feel vibrations, right?

 

Those can be had for around 60 dollars, and you won't need an amp to drive them properly.


As good as those headphones sound they are not vibrating headphones (as far as I could tell by using google).

Strong base are not what makes vibrating headphones vibrate.

Vibrating headphones vibrate using the same technology that makes your XBOX360 controller or cellphone vibrate.

If you do not know how this works I suggest that you read this.

The vibration created greatly enhances the bass.

 

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Originally Posted by Ninkul View Post

Not recommending OP to get these but... these are vibrating headphones.

 

http://www.amazon.com/General-Electric-JASHO97745-Vibration-Headphones/dp/B000069J99

 

I've seen them before in stores, they vibrate with the bass. I'd say here isn't a great place to ask since the general interest here is audio perfectionism.


Yes I have looked at those before but everywhere they seem to be sold out (possibly not even in production anymore).

post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lestat611 View Post

Yes vibrating headphones. No they do not massage your ears (well their not made for that reason).

 


Why not?

post #8 of 24

I might regret asking this.

 

Why do you need your headphones to vibrate? 

post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post




You're a better man than I.


Next time I might just take some nice jabs at funny posts. I tried to interpret the post and ended up getting a small lecture on "vibrating" technology and how it is implemented in elmo dolls.

I didn't know headphones had rumble-features like video-game controllers , and I remain skeptic about headphones that vibrate to enhance bass response. If anything, it would only give the illusion of "bass" by vibrating on the areas around the ear --allowing people to "feel bass", but not necessarily hearing it.

post #10 of 24

There's such thing as vibrating headphones?? Oh wait yar...one of those dumb skull candy headphones  XD

post #11 of 24

ROFL. I think i have found one here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skullcandy-Skullcrushers-SC-SCB-Vibration-Headphones/dp/B000OYFOVM

 

Btw, i don't recommend then.

post #12 of 24

vibrating headphones give you cancer

post #13 of 24

Wow, troll much?

 

If this is serious, do you honestly expect to come to the most comprehensive headphone forum/site on the internet and try to tell US what enhances the bass with headphones?  Vibrating headphones do nothing to enhance anything except your Tylenol usage.  Take it from us, go buy these headphones:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WN9PLK/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0009FBZ8W&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=06832HF2FWV32MFMV46P

 

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Studio-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000ULAP4U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1289402901&sr=1-1

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Labs-EF0060-Aurvana-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1289403150&sr=8-1-catcorr

post #14 of 24

I hate to break this to you, but none of the vibrating headphones that I've ever listened to produce any real bass response at all whatsoever. And what "bass" they reproduce tends to run all over the mids and highs, making the entire sound unbearably muddy (and the headphones often vibrate even if the actual sound is entirely made of treble). Worst of all, the only settings those vibrating headphones offer are bass that completely overpower everything else or absolutely no low end whatsoever. The result? Their sound quality is either way, way, way too muddy or no better than freebie stock portable player earbuds.


Edited by Eagle_Driver - 11/10/10 at 8:31am
post #15 of 24

The only headphone i've had where I felt the earpad was vibrating was on the D2000 on very bass heavy music. It's a bit strange to have that happen. I also don't think it's mids are as recessed as people make them out to be. They're perfectly fine to me and i'm extremely picky about recessed mids. Maybe I got a good pair! It's one headphone I thought i'd hate but like quite a bit. Totally not my usual sound signature!

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