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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hey, I'm a junior in Highschool and I listen to music mostly on my phone. I want headphones because when I get earbuds they will last for a couple of weeks..

Im guessing headphones last longer than earbuds. I was looking at the Grado 60 but they leak and I dont want to disturb people or having them knowing what Im listening to.

I know I dont want beats because everyone has them and they make alot of noise. also i heard they dont let in any sound which seems dangerous to me if your on the street walking.

Anyway Im also looking for headphones that will last me a few to some years and have great or excellent sound and are comfortable.

My budget is $80 but I'm willing to go over atleast 100.If that budget isnt good enough I'll just wait and save.

I have a Samsung SII from Sprint that I use to listen to music on btw

I dont know much about headphones I just started looking into them a few days ago. I just want to make a wise desicion on my first purchase.

I listen to hip hop, alternative and well a lot of stuff that has bass and vocals to it.
Edited by Nishi - 1/30/14 at 12:42pm
post #2 of 10

if a headphone lets sound in, it'll let some sound out as well.

however in case you don't want total isolation you haven't mentioned what you listen to as well as what type of hps you want.(over ear,on ear,earbuds..)

post #3 of 10

My friend has a pair of Vmoda LP's that he likes a lot. He isn't an audiophile or anything but likes a vast array of music genres. He uses them at work in a semi-quiet environment so they must isolate decently. They're mostly made of metal so they should be pretty durable. I've had one of their cables and they are tough as well, they're reinforced with kevlar. They go for around $110 new on Amazon.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003BYRGJ0/sr=8-4/qid=1391101574/ref=olp_tab_all?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&me=&qid=1391101574&seller=&sr=8-4

 

Here's a pair on eBay for $99 "Like New" on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/V-Moda-Crossfade-M-80-Shadow-Headband-Headphones-Brushed-Black-Metal-/181312489461?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item2a371107f5

 

Watch the video on this page showing the durability of the cable. Pretty awesome.

http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/


Edited by PETEREK - 1/30/14 at 9:14am
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

My friend has a pair of Vmoda LP's that he likes a lot. He isn't an audiophile or anything but likes a vast array of music genres. He uses them at work in a semi-quiet environment so they must isolate decently. They're mostly made of metal so they should be pretty durable. I've had one of their cables and they are tough as well, they're reinforced with kevlar. They go for around $110 new on Amazon.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003BYRGJ0/sr=8-4/qid=1391101574/ref=olp_tab_all?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&me=&qid=1391101574&seller=&sr=8-4

 

Here's a pair on eBay for $99 "Like New" on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/V-Moda-Crossfade-M-80-Shadow-Headband-Headphones-Brushed-Black-Metal-/181312489461?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item2a371107f5

 

Watch the video on this page showing the durability of the cable. Pretty awesome.

http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/

 

it's great, i really like them and if i could buy them i would. too bad they're $250+ here.

you could buy something more balanced or "better" or whatever..as some people here might tell you and they will most probably be right, but i say go for them if you like it.

 

Sony's XB series might be worth checking as well ( on ear, XB = xtra bass)

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

My friend has a pair of Vmoda LP's that he likes a lot. He isn't an audiophile or anything but likes a vast array of music genres. He uses them at work in a semi-quiet environment so they must isolate decently. They're mostly made of metal so they should be pretty durable. I've had one of their cables and they are tough as well, they're reinforced with kevlar. They go for around $110 new on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003BYRGJ0/sr=8-4/qid=1391101574/ref=olp_tab_all?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&me=&qid=1391101574&seller=&sr=8-4

Here's a pair on eBay for $99 "Like New" on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/V-Moda-Crossfade-M-80-Shadow-Headband-Headphones-Brushed-Black-Metal-/181312489461?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item2a371107f5

Watch the video on this page showing the durability of the cable. Pretty awesome.
http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/
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Originally Posted by epicFAIL View Post

if a headphone lets sound in, it'll let some sound out as well.
however in case you don't want total isolation you haven't mentioned what you listen to as well as what type of hps you want.(over ear,on ear,earbuds..)


Oh my bad. I listen to Pop, hip hop, and a lot of alternative like woodkid and coldplay. I'm looking for on ear I think.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

My friend has a pair of Vmoda LP's that he likes a lot. He isn't an audiophile or anything but likes a vast array of music genres. He uses them at work in a semi-quiet environment so they must isolate decently. They're mostly made of metal so they should be pretty durable. I've had one of their cables and they are tough as well, they're reinforced with kevlar. They go for around $110 new on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003BYRGJ0/sr=8-4/qid=1391101574/ref=olp_tab_all?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&me=&qid=1391101574&seller=&sr=8-4

Here's a pair on eBay for $99 "Like New" on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/V-Moda-Crossfade-M-80-Shadow-Headband-Headphones-Brushed-Black-Metal-/181312489461?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item2a371107f5

Watch the video on this page showing the durability of the cable. Pretty awesome.
http://v-moda.com/audio-only-cable/



Okay smily_headphones1.gif I'm getting these. Thank you! I think I'll have a great experience with these. The look is really cool too.
post #7 of 10

of all the headphones I have used the german maestro gmp 8.35d leak the least easily. My wife used to vacuum and I couldnt hear her with music playing. She was also able to sleep right next to me and didnt hear any of my music while it was loud!!!!

 

The sound quality will destroy anything mentioned here.. the bass is amazing in quality but average in quantity.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
I looked at them on amazon..5stars! smily_headphones1.gif I'll definitely keep them in mind for the future. Thank you.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Nishi View Post


Okay smily_headphones1.gif I'm getting these. Thank you! I think I'll have a great experience with these. The look is really cool too.

Awesome! I'm glad I could help you make your decision.

post #10 of 10

I used the Audio Technica M50s for 2ish years as a starter phone and loved them. However there is a bit more choices out there now. You may want to check out the Logitech UE 6000. I thought they sounded better than the M50s and they fit your price range. You can actually go and test those at a best buy and then order them online for cheaper (or potentially price match if amazon as a seller sells them).

 

I personally was never impressed with the V modas outside of their M80s, but they have decent customer service.

 

Just be aware when price matching at best buy you have to match the model number exactly otherwise they wont do it. I tried to price match a micro SD memory card that was the exact same thing as amazon but they wouldn't do it because amazon included a new SD adapter which changed the last 2 digits of the product.


Edited by gamefreak054 - 1/31/14 at 12:12pm
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