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JVC Marshmallow headphones.....

post #1 of 73
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I hear like these headphones can like block out some loud noises.. Is this true? Can they like block out like, loud music etc...?

They cost like 10 odd pounds and I doubt they last long?

There are like 2 different ones I can't see the difference in... What are the differences? :

http://www.tesco.com/direct/jvc-marshmallow-comfortable-fit-in-ear-headphones-black/208-2386.prd?skuId=208-2386&pageLevel=

and

http://www.tesco.com/direct/jvc-ha-fx34-marshmallow-stereo-headphone-black/204-8485.prd?skuId=204-8485&pageLevel=

post #2 of 73
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Bump? :/

post #3 of 73
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I need some suggestions

post #4 of 73

Marshmallows actually have a surprisingly decent rep around here.

The JVC HAFX40s get a bit of love around here, as do the Monoprice 8320s.

post #5 of 73
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What do you mean

post #6 of 73
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I need some replies!

post #7 of 73

Here's a thread that helped convince me to get a pair of 8320s.

Quite an interesting read. Go to town! Good luck!

post #8 of 73
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I scanned it but it is interesting but doesn't help me decide.. Beacuse one I look into it, I see more than a few that I'd prefer and I want more views on it...

 

Im searching for a low budger of probably £10-15 or POSSIBLY 20..

 

With good isolation, sound is good for gaming, like playing FPS's.

 

And can sustain and last... For a long period of time of a daily usage... 

 

Sound as in average sound, pretty good sound but not god like.. Something which listening to music is comfortable and clear but not fuzzy and not compatible.. 

 

Sound is important really

Isolation is important

Sustainability is important

 

Anyone can help me out here.

post #9 of 73
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Originally Posted by PlatinumWolfy View Post

I scanned it but it is interesting but doesn't help me decide.. Beacuse one I look into it, I see more than a few that I'd prefer and I want more views on it...

 

Im searching for a low budger of probably £10-15 or POSSIBLY 20..

 

With good isolation, sound is good for gaming, like playing FPS's.

 

And can sustain and last... For a long period of time of a daily usage... 

 

Sound as in average sound, pretty good sound but not god like.. Something which listening to music is comfortable and clear but not fuzzy and not compatible.. 

 

Sound is important really

Isolation is important

Sustainability is important

 

Anyone can help me out here.


Maybe you'll have better luck with full-sized cans. In-ear monitors (the earbud looking things with the tips that go into your ears) don't do so well with gaming, because they don't have very good "imaging", which is how far apart things sound.

Time for a super-awesome stick figure diagram:

So let's say you're playing CoD or Counter-Strike or whatever and two guys are running up on you, it'll sound like he's this far away with IEMs:

                    O         O     o      (<- other dude in the distance)
                     |= .    -|-    |   
(other guy ->) /|        /\   (<- you)

Note, that they all sound like they're fairly close together. This means that their gunfire, footsteps, and other noises they make will all sound pretty close in proximity. Also, the guy who's behind you sounds like he's to your right.

Now, let's say you decide to use a full-sized headphone with a decent soundstage:
                   

                    O                             O                                  o      (<- other dude in the distance)
                     |= .                        -|-                                 |  
(other guy ->) /|                            /\   (<- you)

 

See (hear) the difference? The guy on your left sounds like he's...actually on your left. The guy on your right sounds like he's behind you, because he's actually behind you. This is a concept called soundstage. A soundstage is a headphones ability to present things that are on the left and right (and forward and backward) as if they're actually to the left, right, front, or back. Full-sized headphones have bigger soundstages than in-ear monitors, and closed full-sized headphones can still isolate fairly well.

post #10 of 73
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But I need something which can isolate quite well from loud noises / music or noise..

 

Will IEM really be that non effective? 


Or can anyone give me more explanation or link me some full sized isolating headphones averagely cheap ones or... hmmm

post #11 of 73

Problem is that with $20-25dollars theres nothing that "good"  for all you are asking,  you can find "decent" iems that would do a few things ok, but not all you are looking for.

 

 

seems like you are looking for a phone that will be used 60% (or more) on gaming than listing to music, so you should buy a Gaming Phone, not a JVC Marshmallow.  They are ok for music but not for gaming and isolation is average(-)  also depending of the fit and tips.


Edited by rickdohc - 8/24/12 at 7:37am
post #12 of 73
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Are you to just post suggestions of headphones most preferably, of which suits my needs?

 

So I can check them out etc.. on price etc..

post #13 of 73

20 bucks?  you want a Game Phone or something good/decent for hearing music?... you wont get both  with that budget.
 

post #14 of 73
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I want a average headphones which has clear hearing.. + Isolation from music / noise  

post #15 of 73

Here ya go.

They're a smidget over budget, and they're semi-open...but I have a set of regular 681s, and they isolate fairly well.

If you need a mic for them, the Zalcam ZM-MIC1 should do the trick pretty well.

If you want more isolation, you can try the Panasonic RP-HTF600s. They're supposed to be pretty amazing. (I've never had a pair, though.)

Honestly, I'd wait and save my money for the Jaycar Pro Monitor Headphones. They are absolutely identical to the Lindy Premium Hi-Fi and the Brainwavs HM5. Now if they could only get them in stock.

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