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post #1 of 7
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Hi i was thinking in buy a Headphones, i will like to have the mic in the cable because i will use with my iphone, will be for travel mostly like the noise cancellation and the folding for easy storage.

i was thinking to buy the BoseQuietComfort 15 or the beats but i read many bad reviews on the two.

i check the Audio-TechnicaATH-M50, the v-modaCrossfade LP and SOUL by Ludacris SL150CB 

 

but the  Audio-TechnicaATH-M50 have good reviews but no mic 

does the bose or the beats wort the extra money or for the price is better to buy another

 

thanks for your help

post #2 of 7

Welcome to headfi. 

 

You can do better for the price than Beats or Bose. 

 

Check the Sennheiser amperior. They are on-ear though, but they provide excellent isolation + have inline mic for iPhone and iPad. 

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Originally Posted by jackwess View Post
 

Welcome to headfi. 

 

You can do better for the price than Beats or Bose. 

 

Check the Sennheiser amperior. They are on-ear though, but they provide excellent isolation + have inline mic for iPhone and iPad. 

Thanks Will check 

post #4 of 7

1) What is your price range?

2) Are you interested in the v-shaped bass-heavy consumer sound or want to try something more neutral/flat?

3) How essential is noise-cancelling for you? Note you can achieve great sound isolation w/ a pair of good closed headphones without the slight sound quality degen that some perceptive people notice w/ NC tech.

4) Do you want spend the extra money on brand-name options?

 

Instead of bose, you can look at audio technica NC-series. Great sound quality at a much better price. Something from the ATH-NC series would probably be my first recommendation for you.

 

Cross out soul by luda SL150CB, streetz by 50 cent, beats, and any other fashion or rapper-inspired pair of headphones... you can get more for your money when you're not paying for branding/advertising & rather go for an established headphone company w/ experience in the field of developing headphones.

 

V-moda Crossfade LP is cheap sub-$100, very bass-heavy sound signature. may be something you are interested in, but there are definitely headphones out there w/ better sound quality for the price... the question is whether you are interested in searching for em.

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 is a classic and long-time favorite by audiophiles for a great sonic representation of the v-shaped sound signature (boosted bass & treble) without drowning out the mids & other parts of the sig frequency. However, they are pretty old now, and you can find a lot of new great/better headphones out there (the newer headphones just don't have the established fan-following of the ATH-M50). One downside for you is the ATH-M50 cable is non-detachable... may be a hassle while travelling.

 

I would personally skip all on-ear headphones designs for you. Since you are travelling you would want better noise isolation only achieved by closed, OVER-ear (around-ear, circumaural) headphones. Also, you will be wearing them for longer periods of time, so comfort is very important. On-ear can get uncomfy after long periods of wear due to the pressure it has on your ears. Over-ears are generally much more comfortable.


Edited by money4me247 - 12/17/13 at 7:17pm
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

1) What is your price range?

2) Are you interested in the v-shaped bass-heavy consumer sound or want to try something more neutral/flat?

3) How essential is noise-cancelling for you? Note you can achieve great sound isolation w/ a pair of good closed headphones without the slight sound quality degen that some perceptive people notice w/ NC tech.

4) Do you want spend the extra money on brand-name options?

 

Instead of bose, you can look at audio technica NC-series. Great sound quality at a much better price. Something from the ATH-NC series would probably be my first recommendation for you.

 

Cross out soul by luda SL150CB, streetz by 50 cent, beats, and any other fashion or rapper-inspired pair of headphones... you can get more for your money when you're not paying for branding/advertising & rather go for an established headphone company w/ experience in the field of developing headphones.

 

V-moda Crossfade LP is cheap sub-$100, very bass-heavy sound signature. may be something you are interested in, but there are definitely headphones out there w/ better sound quality for the price... the question is whether you are interested in searching for em.

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 is a classic and long-time favorite by audiophiles for a great sonic representation of the v-shaped sound signature (boosted bass & treble) without drowning out the mids & other parts of the sig frequency. However, they are pretty old now, and you can find a lot of new great/better headphones out there (the newer headphones just don't have the established fan-following of the ATH-M50). One downside for you is the ATH-M50 cable is non-detachable... may be a hassle while travelling.

 

I would personally skip all on-ear headphones designs for you. Since you are travelling you would want better noise isolation only achieved by closed, OVER-ear (around-ear, circumaural) headphones. Also, you will be wearing them for longer periods of time, so comfort is very important. On-ear can get uncomfy after long periods of wear due to the pressure it has on your ears. Over-ears are generally much more comfortable.

Thanks money4me247 for your help

 

1. i like to spend like 200 but read that for 100 i can buy really good headphones if i can save some money will be great

2. no the base is not too important i like to hear rock grunge more 

3.is not that important if i can like you said have sound isolation is fine 

4. if the headphones wort the extra money 

 

is my first pair of headphones i use a 25 us but the sound is too bad, i like the mic on the cable so will be easy to answer phone calls, and  the folding is posible because i like to carry on my backpack 

post #6 of 7
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Thanks money4me247 for your help

 

1. i like to spend like 200 but read that for 100 i can buy really good headphones if i can save some money will be great

2. no the base is not too important i like to hear rock grunge more 

3.is not that important if i can like you said have sound isolation is fine 

4. if the headphones wort the extra money 

 

is my first pair of headphones i use a 25 us but the sound is too bad, i like the mic on the cable so will be easy to answer phone calls, and  the folding is posible because i like to carry on my backpack 

@ $100, you can pick up the UE6000 (great sound, closed, foldable, portable, mic on cable, noise cancelling, very stylish in white IMO). it retailed at $200 USD to outstanding reviews, but has dropped in price since then. so it's a great deal. this is probably perfect for you.

 

for the v-moda LPs, I've been watching their price for a few years. the price of them fluctuates up and down, but you shouldn't buy them above $100. around black friday every year, they drop down to $70.

 

there are great options at $200, like the MDR-1R (can be found sub-$180) vs AKG K545 ($200 on razerdog), but for money-conscious people on a budget, those upgrades will not sound twice as good as the UE6000. Those options are a big jump up from the LPs though as the LP does have pretty muddy bass.

 

If you are upgrading from a $20 pair of headphones, I think the UE6000 would suit your needs perfectly.

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

@ $100, you can pick up the UE6000 (great sound, closed, foldable, portable, mic on cable, noise cancelling, very stylish in white IMO). it retailed at $200 USD to outstanding reviews, but has dropped in price since then. so it's a great deal. this is probably perfect for you.

 

for the v-moda LPs, I've been watching their price for a few years. the price of them fluctuates up and down, but you shouldn't buy them above $100. around black friday every year, they drop down to $70.

 

there are great options at $200, like the MDR-1R (can be found sub-$180) vs AKG K545 ($200 on razerdog), but for money-conscious people on a budget, those upgrades will not sound twice as good as the UE6000. Those options are a big jump up from the LPs though as the LP does have pretty muddy bass.

 

If you are upgrading from a $20 pair of headphones, I think the UE6000 would suit your needs perfectly.

thanks will check the UE6000 

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