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Which headphones should I get?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Hi All,

 

I'm thinking of purchasing some new headphones. This will be my first pair of this type of headphones, I stick to in-ear headphones. I'll be using these headphones to take to the library to study or when I'm just zoning out at home listening to music, going on youtube, skype etc. I don't want anything too big so that I can carry it around in my backpack when I need to.

I've been searching google, and some of the headphones that I've been looking are:
 

1. BOSE - QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones 

2. KEF's M500 (http://www.amazon.com/KEF-M500-Hi-Fi-Headphones-Aluminium/dp/B00CYBOUO0)

3. Bower's Wilkins P5 (http://www.amazon.com/Bowers-Wilkins-Mobile-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B003IHUHGE)

 

What do you guys think? I'm open to other suggestions, so just holla!

 

Cheers!

 
post #2 of 22
Will you need an integrated mic for Skype?
post #3 of 22
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Will you need an integrated mic for Skype?

 

There is also clip on mics for very little 

post #4 of 22
Looking at your list, you might also consider the amperior, momentum on-ear, or one of the many Audio-Technica portables.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Veevz View Post
 

Hi All,

 

I'm thinking of purchasing some new headphones. This will be my first pair of this type of headphones, I stick to in-ear headphones. I'll be using these headphones to take to the library to study or when I'm just zoning out at home listening to music, going on youtube, skype etc. I don't want anything too big so that I can carry it around in my backpack when I need to.

I've been searching google, and some of the headphones that I've been looking are:
 

1. BOSE - QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones 

2. KEF's M500 (http://www.amazon.com/KEF-M500-Hi-Fi-Headphones-Aluminium/dp/B00CYBOUO0)

3. Bower's Wilkins P5 (http://www.amazon.com/Bowers-Wilkins-Mobile-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B003IHUHGE)

 

What do you guys think? I'm open to other suggestions, so just holla!

 

Cheers!

 

 

In addition some other questions are

 

what are you lsitening to, music wise

what other's headphones have you tried and what did you like about those headphones 

lastly what is your budget, and are you willing to buy used!

post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

In addition some other questions are

 

what are you lsitening to, music wise

what other's headphones have you tried and what did you like about those headphones 

lastly what is your budget, and are you willing to buy used!

 

I've mainly been using the apple headphones, currently using the one that came with the iphone 5. So this will be my first type of on-ear/around-hear headphones. I listen to different types of music, it really varies from, deep house/future/garage, rock, alternative, etc. 300 dollars is the maximum I'm willing to spend. 


 

 

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Looking at your list, you might also consider the amperior, momentum on-ear, or one of the many Audio-Technica portables.

 

Sure, I'll check it out. Any models in particular?

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Will you need an integrated mic for Skype?

 

Yes, that would be useful!

post #7 of 22
Hello!

My vote goes to Sony MDR-1R or the Sennheiser Momentum Classic (if at all you can find one at your price range! I heard someone got it for around 200 euro only). If you wanted something neutral, excellent imaging and soundstage, I'll go for PSB M4U1

Hope it helps!
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post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Hello!

My vote goes to Sony MDR-1R or the Sennheiser Momentum Classic (if at all you can find one at your price range! I heard someone got it for around 200 euro only). If you wanted something neutral, excellent imaging and soundstage, I'll go for PSB M4U1

Hope it helps!
Billson smily_headphones1.gif

 

The ones you mentioned look great. For the Sennheiser Momentum, did you mean these ones? 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Momentum-Headphone-Brown/dp/B009FHFFIG

post #9 of 22
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The ones you mentioned look great. For the Sennheiser Momentum, did you mean these ones? 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Momentum-Headphone-Brown/dp/B009FHFFIG

Yep! It is! It does not only look great but also sound excellent biggrin.gif for portable use

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Yep! It is! It does not only look great but also sound excellent biggrin.gif for portable use

Billson smily_headphones1.gif

 

:O it does not look great at all imo q.q 

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:O it does not look great at all imo q.q 

To my eyes, they do look great xD
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To my eyes, they do look great xD

 

*hands billson xome corrective lenses* That old school cheap vintage leather look is so ugly. I want all leather ePads and a Metal Can.... *shudders* 

post #13 of 22
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*hands billson xome corrective lenses* That old school cheap vintage leather look is so ugly. I want all leather ePads and a Metal Can.... *shudders* 

Have you seen them personally? Haha xD but still.. I like MDR-1R better

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post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

Choosing between the Momentum and KEFM500...what do you guys think?

post #15 of 22
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Choosing between the Momentum and KEFM500...what do you guys think?

To me, the Momentum are more for people who love to have a few tiny dB boost in the bass department. Where as KEF M500 are more neutral

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