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I need recommendation for: On Ear - Detachable Wire or Wireless Headphones

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Hey.

I seek advice from you folks.

First, the story:

Basically my 1 year old portable Sennheiser HD239 headphones jack broke, and it always does with all of my previous headphones/sets.

Since I use them at least 10 hours a day for whole year, so even thought I try to be as careful as possible with the jacks and headphones.

But after the whole year the mini-jack would be anyway broken. So I was thinking of moding them with a detachable cable mod type, but they are too small for that......so I will probably get a new mini-jack, and do the standard mini-jack fix.

 

But so I thought that this scenario would just repeat itself, therefore I seek advice:

 

Question:

What kind of on-ear portable (don't have to be fold-able, can be worn around the neck) headphones with a detachable cord or wirless, would you guys recommend for me.

I use them mainly outside (sometimes home, but only when my ears and I are tired), since when I'm home I preferably use my AKG K701.

I would also prefer at least the same or better quality of sound as the Sennheiser HD239 has.

I really liked the sound of them, I could hear every different instrument that was played, and the bass were good and deep?

I mainly listen to (equally) rock, pop, electronic music and dub-step. They would be mainly used on my Smartphone (Google Nexus 4), so if possible a low-impedance headphones (32 ohm, 50ohm).

Lastly the price point is up to 200$, well few more $ are also key, but please don't go overboard. Although the price point won't matter if there isn't any headphones of that type in this price range, then I can go only maximum up to around 400$. (Also available on European market).

The noise isolating doesn't really matter for me all that much, also hopefully for me these headphones will be also stylish.

 

 

Sorry for all that excessive criteria, I just couldn't find anything on Google.

Therefore I ask you Hi-Fi folks, since you guys probably would be able to find something that fits these criteria (if that headphone exists).

or if you folks advice any other method to solve my problem, for that I would be also very grateful!

 

Thanks for answers, and best regards from me.

 

 

P.S.: Sorry for bad grammar, English is not my native language.


Edited by KsnNwk - 9/13/13 at 4:16am
post #2 of 21
Noontec Zoro sounds like a nice choice. Check them out.
post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

Noontec Zoro sounds like a nice choice. Check them out.

Thanks for answer. They do look like they fit all the criteria I gave.

Will probably be checking them out any time soon.

 

Still if possible, I would like to know any more recommendations to have a possibility of choice.

post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by KsnNwk View Post
 

Thanks for answer. They do look like they fit all the criteria I gave.

Will probably be checking them out any time soon.

 

Still if possible, I would like to know any more recommendations to have a possibility of choice.

 

There is a HD version as well which is better and more expensive. 

post #5 of 21
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There is a HD version as well which is better and more expensive. 

Haha, well then I will be checking the HD version since, here in Norway that HD version is like only 15$ higher.

Just hopefully all my friends won't start to compare them with the Beats from Dr. Dre.....since it's annoying for me, because I know that Beats are only made on their name/brand.

 

I was also thinking of AKG 450 or 451, but the ear cups seems so small (to small for my ears) and to round, also the construction doesn't look so sturdy.

The Sennheisers HD239 were a perfect fit for my ears, just like 5% - max 8% to little, on the lower part of the ear....so they were a perfect fit.

 

 

I will be trying out the Noontec's in next week.

Still if you folks got any other headphones to recommend for me, just write.

post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by KsnNwk View Post
 

Haha, well then I will be checking the HD version since, here in Norway that HD version is like only 15$ higher.

Just hopefully all my friends won't start to compare them with the Beats from Dr. Dre.....since it's annoying for me, because I know that Beats are only made on their name/brand.

 

I was also thinking of AKG 450 or 451, but the ear cups seems so small (to small for my ears) and to round, also the construction doesn't look so sturdy.

The Sennheisers HD239 were a perfect fit for my ears, just like 5% - max 8% to little, on the lower part of the ear....so they were a perfect fit.

 

 

I will be trying out the Noontec's in next week.

Still if you folks got any other headphones to recommend for me, just write.

 

The thing is that they probably will because they looks similar. 

post #7 of 21
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The thing is that they probably will because they looks similar. 

Yea...well, still I will check their sounding first...I read some reviews, and all of them mentioned how terrific the Noontecs Zooros are.

Just btw, the audio companies, should really start to make more headphones with detachable wire.

Cause it's hard to find any good priced decent sounded headphones, then with a detachable wire.

 

To be hones, I would aldready bought the KEF M500, if they were in Norway (even in Europe) in a normal price point.

Even if some sellers, sells KEF M500 right now, they sell it for like 500$ to 700$, that price point is over my budget...if they would cost like 310$.

I would bough them right of the bat, just to have peace of mind not to have worry about having good portable headphones, with all the qualities that I desire.

post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by KsnNwk View Post
 

Yea...well, still I will check their sounding first...I read some reviews, and all of them mentioned how terrific the Noontecs Zooros are.

Just btw, the audio companies, should really start to make more headphones with detachable wire.

Cause it's hard to find any good priced decent sounded headphones, then with a detachable wire.

 

To be hones, I would aldready bought the KEF M500, if they were in Norway (even in Europe) in a normal price point.

Even if some sellers, sells KEF M500 right now, they sell it for like 500$ to 700$, that price point is over my budget...if they would cost like 310$.

I would bough them right of the bat, just to have peace of mind not to have worry about having good portable headphones, with all the qualities that I desire.

 

How much is the Sennheiser Amperior? 

post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
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How much is the Sennheiser Amperior? 

The cheapest is going for 401$....

While on amazon.com it's for 205$......the price difference.

post #10 of 21
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The cheapest is going for 401$....

While on amazon.com it's for 205$......the price difference.

 

Geez, that's really expensive. Maybe you should check out the FS forums.

post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

 

Geez, that's really expensive. Maybe you should check out the FS forums.

FS formus? as in for sale formus?

post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by KsnNwk View Post
 

FS formus? as in for sale formus?

 

Yep, on Head-Fi.

post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

 

Yep, on Head-Fi.

Only 1 guy  sells KEF M500 in EU, for 235 euro...so that's like 315$....so I rather not, cause it's used anyway.

and I found a company that sells new KEF M500 in Germany or Poland...since i have families in both lands, could always get them there for 400$.....

 

Still for now I will rather try to find some other good portable headphones with a detachable cord, before I aim for KEF M500.

They would cost me more than my AKG K701......so I will rather not try for now.

 

 

Just why every damn headphone won't come with a detachable cord, it's also cheaper for the manufacturers.

Since then they won't have to replace products with broken cords....

 

 

Edit: Is there maybe a method to bypass issue of breaking the mini-jack all the time?

Maybe any good wireless headphones?!

How do you guys evaluate "Jabra Revo Wirless"? How do they compare to Sennheiser HD239?

http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-REVO-Wireless-Bluetooth-Headphones/dp/B00BFO14W8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379071555&sr=8-1&keywords=jabra+revo+wireless

What any other good portable headphones you folks recommend, can be corded but up to 200$.


Edited by KsnNwk - 9/13/13 at 7:31am
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 

Hey.

So any other suggestions?

post #15 of 21
I would not recommend wireless headphones. Or you can buy a short extension cable and change that every broken it breaks.
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