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Looking for a Bose alternative non-hollow feeling headphones.

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I have a pair of bose QC-15's I like them but thats simply it I like them.

 

The things I hate about them are the fact that they dont feel right. 

 

If I just gently tap / rub the cup the sunk in feeling bothers my ear, not to mention the fact the the hollow / sunk in feeling when I wear them also bothers me.

 

I am looking for a sturdy headphone that feels solid yet comfortable and iPhone controls and mic would be ideal. 

 

I mostly use them at work for music and audiobooks.

 

Thanks

Ricardo 


Edited by du4life - 9/20/13 at 6:12am
post #2 of 11

Tell us your budget so we can help you better.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Sorry for the delay .. I subscribed to this thread.

 

I would like to stay around 200 .. max 300.

 

No ear buds .. cant stand things in my ear. 

 

Not really pick as far as on the ear or over the ear. As long as they feel good. It took me some time to get the bose feeling right but now they dont pinch my ear. 

 

Thanks

Ricardo 


Edited by du4life - 9/20/13 at 6:14am
post #4 of 11

To be honest, I really do not get "hollow" feeling you are talking about (maybe that's why no one put reply on your thread :P )

 

My guess is you don't like the fact the air does not freely move and forth via pads. Velour pads are best for that regard.

 

 

Now, the problem is pretty much most of headphones using velour pads (or breathable pads in general) are open-ended, which leak a lot of sound to outside and does not block sound from outside. Are you ok with open headphones or still need closed headphones?

 

Otherwise you have to buy closed headphones and get velour pads that fit into them.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

When I even lightly tap the side the whole headphone feels hollow.

Maybe hpllow is not the best way to describe it. How about sunk in feeling or feeling like I am in a tunnel ?

 

I am open to open-ended headphones .. LOL  

 


Thanks

Ricardo 
 

post #6 of 11

Go see if you can demo the Audio Technica ATH-M-50 or the Sony MDR-1R.  Both are closed and within budget.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

The Sony's look nice. Good reviews on Amazon. 

 

They dont have them at best buy maybe I can find some where else for a demo.

 

Oh reading the reviews someone mentioned that some headphones make them feel like they are in a submarine. 

I think that is what I am feeling with these bose.

post #8 of 11
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The Sony's look nice. Good reviews on Amazon.

 

They dont have them at best buy maybe I can find some where else for a demo.

 

Oh reading the reviews someone mentioned that some headphones make them feel like they are in a submarine.

I think that is what I am feeling with these bose.

Go search for the nearest Sony store to you.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Reading on .... but is it the noise cancellation that is bothering me?

 

I have some loud people at work .. LOL 

Hopefully non noise cancelling cans will still block them out. 


Edited by du4life - 9/23/13 at 8:21am
post #10 of 11

It will.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Good morning .,. my  Sony MDR-1R's ( Non bluetooth non NC )  came in today.


I have to admit I am surprised that they seem sound way better than the Bose CC 15's.

 

And they are very very comfortable I can wear these all day without any issues. The only issue so far is that the part where the cord connects seems kind of loose.

I can hear my co-workers talking in the background but overall I think I can deal with that too given the comfort and fact I don't feel like I am in a tunnel like I did with the bose.

 

On a side note I did look at the Audio Technica ATH-M-50's but I am not a fan of the curly cord. 

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