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Help with choosing Over-the-Ear headphones with 3 button mic for user with iPhone / MacBook

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I would like to find a pair of headphones that have the following (in order of importance):

 

  1. Comfortable for long durations - I am going to be spending a lot of time on the phone; I have ear piercings and have not had great success with headphones that don't make my ears hurt after only an hour or two.
  2. In-line Microphone for use with iPhone & MacBook
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Noise Isolation/Cancellation - I am not sold on one or the other here. I will making calls from an open office environment that is noisy. 
  5. Detachable Cable - I would like to have the cable be interchangeable/replaceable
  6. Replaceable ear pads

 

 

I'm not an audiophile so the quality isn't the driving factor for me, so I'd like to remain under $100 but am wiling to go up if there is a real cost benefit to it in the long term, whether that is quality or customer support.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 4

There's no perfect headphone:

 

In line microphone tend to degrade sound quality, IEMs are not precisely comfortable, and piercings won't help you, for long sessions it would be better to use over the ear.

 

I could suggest the same one I have (I have the ordinary cable, but you can buy an extra cable) with foam tips included for external isolation.

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-SE215-K-Earphones-CBL-M--Remote/dp/B0050L5VO4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1358857402&sr=8-3&keywords=shure+se215

 

Hope it helps

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Appreciate the suggestion, though it seems that you contradict yourself. You say for long sessions it would be better to use over the ear headphones (which is what I am looking for) but then you link out to a pair of IEMs. I have a pair of IEMs that I am fine with, but they do not have the in-line mic which I need.

 

I just ordered a pair of Klipsch Image Ones, I'm not totally sold on these headphones but we'll see how it goes. >> Still open to other suggestions <<

post #4 of 4

My bad, I thought you wanted in ear monitors. (I still stand for the Shures) what's your budget? 

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