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Hello! + Over-ear cans with remote for iphone?

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Firsty, hello! I've been lurking around here on-and-off for a while but have finally signed up as I have a query I haven't been able to resolve by googling and reading reviews...

 

The brief version of my question is - can you recommend me a closed-back, circumaural set of cans - with an inline remote for iphone - for c. £150 (or preferably less!).

Are there any that are any good, or should I just get a seperate inline remote like one of these; http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0042YQ4IC

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00B5SUKTC

and a set of non-remote cans (and maybe use heatshrink to link the cables together)?

Music tastes are pretty diverse - from Dylan, Fleet Foxes, through Seasick Steve, U2 and Muse to Iron Maiden. So I'm guessing a pretty neutral sound would be best.

 

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The long version; I'm currently using a set of Klipsch s4i IEMs. I'm happy enough with the sound quality, and love the inline remote, but find them a bit fiddly to use. The reason being that none of the silicon tips fit properly so I'm using comply foam tips to get a seal. But these take a while to settle in, so it's a right pain if I need to take them out to hear a platform announcement etc. I also find having the sound right in my ear a little tiring at times - I'm not sure I want Bono roaming around my ear canal...

 

I have slightly large, and sticky-out ears, so doubt I'll find an on-ear set that gives decent isolation (I tried a few in a shop but no dice - plus most - Sony v55 for example - were OTT on the bass) - hence looking for circumaural.

 

Closed back is a must as they'll be used for commuting. As above, my music tastes are a bit all-over-the-shop so trying for a neutral sound (bassy is ok with my rock stuff, but not so good for fleet Foxes!)

 

The only ones I've found so far in my price range are;

- Bose AE2i - Klipsch Image One / Reference One (although I think these may be on-ear)?

- Klipsch M40 - possibly a bit heavy and I don't think I want noise-cancelling

- Philips O'Neill The Stretch - new version with a remote

- Philips CityScape Uptown - I've heard the cable/remote is rubbish

- Denon AH-D510R / AH-D310R

- Scosche Realm RH1056MD - look promising but very few reviews online...

 

Stretching beyond budget (will have to wait for a discount somewhere!);

- Focal Sprit One

- Philips Fidelio L1/00

 

Any suggestions? Am I asking the impossible? :)


Edited by Llamaman - 6/28/13 at 1:34pm
post #2 of 9
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Urgh - sorry about the formatting. I can't edit it now - must be my work security settings. i'll try and sort it out when I'm at home.
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Now sorted.  That's better, isn't it?  :)

post #4 of 9
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Anyone? Please? Don't make me beg!
post #5 of 9

Check out the JVC HA-SR500 (built in mic) headphones.

I have the regular HA-S500 model, sounds good.

post #6 of 9
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Thanks for the suggestion, but aren't those on-ears?  I was looking for over-ears.

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Originally Posted by Llamaman View Post

Thanks for the suggestion, but aren't those on-ears?  I was looking for over-ears.

Yes they are on ear, best I could think of that were close to what you are looking for.

I'm guessing finding closed over ear headphones with a built in mic, that are not gaming headphones, that will work with an iPhone, might be hard to find.

I'm guessing you will have to get the add-on mic and pair it with some nice over ear headphones.

 

Check Thomann website, I like their prices.

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I'm guessing finding closed over ear headphones with a built in mic, that are not gaming headphones, that will work with an iPhone, might be hard to find.

 

There are a few around - I managed to find 7 in my price-range (see my first post), but many of them have only very limited reviews online. I was hoping some of your guys might have tried one or more of those I listed and be able to offer some guidance.
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Final forlorn bump in the hope that someone can help me...
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