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post #16 of 186
Thread Starter 

I like the look of the XBR 700s actually... and they have a hollow ear cup but wont go all the way around my ears and press in underneath...

post #17 of 186

What about earphones then? the tiny ones.

post #18 of 186
Thread Starter 

and the bose triport OE...

post #19 of 186

You'll be happy with the sound of the XB700's that's for sure.

post #20 of 186

Those Bose are ON-ears which means your ears will get sore with extended use, and Bose is (ironically) not that good when it comes to sound quality, they don't have any famous headphones or IEM's around here, they're more regarded for their car speakers and stuff.

post #21 of 186
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The sonys i got on with were on-ear one too, sadly they were badly lacking in sound quality hence me going for something with more punch...

 

this is like a minefield! one wants to not have to keep repeating purchases, kwim?

post #22 of 186
Thread Starter 

cant stand the tiny ones, i have a pair i use with my nokia but really they dont create a good enough seal and always feel wet :/

post #23 of 186

IKWYM.

 

Wellllll consider the Sony ZX700 and Audio Technica AD700 then, since they are both regarded as having the best sound quality in the sub-$100 range.

post #24 of 186
Thread Starter 

wow. HUGE! the audio technicas will give me a headache with a headband like that.

 

The sonys are a poss, though.

post #25 of 186

Another options for ya is Sennheiser's HD555.  It's soft velor pads have worked well with users that wear glasses, though its open-air design provides little to no sound isolation.


Edited by Digital-Pride - 8/8/11 at 1:57pm
post #26 of 186

What's a POSS?

 

If you like the look of the ZX700, get them, they are even better than the XB700 (except the XB is better in bass impact, but that's it)

post #27 of 186

OHH yeah and I've been forgetting the classic... Koss PortaPro

 

The PortaPro even have a "soft" and "hard" switch on the headband, which is pretty cool.

 

I bought them back when they were really popular and used them for YEARS.

post #28 of 186
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Originally Posted by leoniedelt View Post

wow. HUGE! the audio technicas will give me a headache with a headband like that.

 

The sonys are a poss, though.


I promise the AD line's wing headband will not give you a headache.  People often say that it feels like they're not even wearing headphones, but the two wings exert so little pressure that you really feel like there's no headband.  However, I don't know if they'd be up your alley sonically.

 

post #29 of 186
Thread Starter 

poss, possibility

 

Denon AH D510 any good?

post #30 of 186

No idea about that Denon but you're looking at the right brands!

 

Jays, Sony, Audio-Technica, Denon, Ultrasone, Beyerdynamic... these are the correct brands when it comes to sound, not Dr. Dre and Bose and Philips they're call garb

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