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Good looking n good sounding headphones a myth?

post #1 of 33
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I like fashion and dressing well. And I like goooooood sound too. I find pro headphones all perfect sounding but kinda ugly looking. I also like how fashion headphones look but not how they sound. When will someone merge the two? Or has it been done already?

post #2 of 33

Really depends on your "fashion" sense. A lot of the older-styled headphones (Panasonics and Grados) are very much in fashion right now. At least in New York, vintage English Countryside (Barbour, tweed, etc) are super stylish and vintage Hi-Fi matches perfectly. Heck, look at any J-Crew catalog and tell me that a silver 325i wouldn't match perfectly with the drastically overpriced Belstaff jackets they're selling. 
 

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I like fashion and dressing well. And I like goooooood sound too. I find pro headphones all perfect sounding but kinda ugly looking. I also like how fashion headphones look but not how they sound. When will someone merge the two? Or has it been done already?



 

post #3 of 33

Koss Pro DJ 100, AIAIAI TMA-1. Those are probably my top picks for fashionable headphones.


EDIT: And both sound great.

post #4 of 33
Thread Starter 

Panasonics and Grados are good but not great (in my opinion, so don't shoot me :) 


Edited by jonoh248 - 4/2/11 at 11:00am
post #5 of 33

What do you consider 'good looking'? I like the looks of a lot of the top tier headphones. LCD2, SR007, HE6, Qualia, R10 all look nice imho.

post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Koss Pro DJ 100, AIAIAI TMA-1. Those are probably my top picks for fashionable headphones.


EDIT: And both sound great.



 

Oooh they sound gooood, look good too but all in black 


Edited by jonoh248 - 4/2/11 at 11:00am
post #7 of 33

Heck, the ED 8s are one of my favorite looking headphones ever. They just look great...ED 10s too. They just look attractive.


 

post #8 of 33


What exactly is your style? What brands of things do you wear? I'm really interested in finding a match now.

 

 

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Oooh they sound gooood, look good too but all in black 



 

post #9 of 33
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Originally Posted by Mercuttio View Post


What exactly is your style? What brands of things do you wear? I'm really interested in finding a match now.

 

 



 

Let's see I use clothes from H&M, Zara, Uniqlo, i use converse sneakers. Im 24. Maybe Im what some call a hipster.
 

 

post #10 of 33
There is a full range of headphones, from sounding really bad to really good as we all know. Looks are subjective; a pair of phones will look good to someone but bad to someone else. Therefore, there are good looking headphones out there that sound good!
post #11 of 33

Then Dr. Dre Beats might be the only one for you. The definition of 'hip' is to be mainstream, regardless of if the mainstream products are good or not.
 

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Let's see I use clothes from H&M, Zara, Uniqlo, i use converse sneakers. Im 24. Maybe Im what some call a hipster.
 

 



 

post #12 of 33

If you like any of the Beyerdynamic DT series you can get them custom colored to your liking with Manufaktor.
 

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Let's see I use clothes from H&M, Zara, Uniqlo, i use converse sneakers. Im 24. Maybe Im what some call a hipster.
 

 



 

post #13 of 33


Try the Audio Technica on-ear portables.

ESW9 and ES10, I think.

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Let's see I use clothes from H&M, Zara, Uniqlo, i use converse sneakers. Im 24. Maybe Im what some call a hipster.
 

 



 

post #14 of 33


I totally forgot about the ESW9s. I LOVE those headphones...They look so good.

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Originally Posted by Mercuttio View Post


Try the Audio Technica on-ear portables.

ESW9 and ES10, I think.

Audio-Technica-ATH-ESW9-Sovereign-Wood-Headphones.jpg

SKU19713_3.jpg

 

aut2_20.jpg



 



 

post #15 of 33
Thread Starter 


Yeah those are not bad at all! Look good too. But still, very few of such headphones that offer color and sound in one package (my opinion).

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Originally Posted by Mercuttio View Post


Try the Audio Technica on-ear portables.

ESW9 and ES10, I think.

Audio-Technica-ATH-ESW9-Sovereign-Wood-Headphones.jpg

SKU19713_3.jpg

 

aut2_20.jpg



 



 

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