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post #16 of 26
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The UE 6000, which is currently at closeout prices--that fall into the OP's budget--is certainly a value purchase.  The 6400 is also a good can; perhaps more durable but (by objective measures) not up to the normally 2x the price UE 6000 in sound quality.  Of course there are many other good cans in this price range.

 

But whether "it" is the best in the gym; best for a particular sound signature; etc. is a matter of both what factors are considered (most of which haven't been addressed) and what personal preferences (e.g. preferred sound signature) are.  How important is durabiity; how important is weight; how important is isolation; how important is low sound leakage; how important is e detachable cable; how important is high efficiency; how important is...?

 

Well, Im very newbie to all this, so not sure what you mean by sound signature.

 

In regards to other questions: Im looking for well balanced sound, nothing to bassy, nothing to high on mids. Just great quality sound. I want something that is comfortable and durable. Noise cancellation/isolation isnt huge for me, as long as there is some with the over ear cupping (and is comfortable). Dont want them to be too massive and bulky, so maybe the smaller the better (but isnt really a deciding factor). Detachable cable not important. Dont know what you mean by efficiency..

 

I was reading the UE 6000 reviews and I noticed a couple people saying they started hearing white noise and crackling soon after purchase.. This makes me weary of buying, but of course I wanted your guy's opinions on this first.

 

*edit: Also, are there any shops in NYC where I can go to listen a selection of headphones? (sans best buy ofc, or any other silly chain)


You would use the UE 6000 with active noise cancellation turned off (it sounds better that way)--so no problem (even if it is a problem).

 

The KRK should also be good, especially for gym use (although they are likely to get hot on your ears as they are over ear--not on ear).

post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 

ok, so the ue 6000 w/o the noise cancellation there should be no problems?

post #18 of 26

Um headphones with closed back design and pleather ear pads for the gym. Well if you want to soak your ear's in sea of sweat go ahead.

And i think it wouldnt take long to kill the headphones with that amount of sweat. Seriously guys?

 

Closed back might be the only real option, but what about something that is actually designed to use while working out?

At least get something ON-ear instead of over-ear desing like the UE 6000.

Well this is anyway only my opinion on the subject.

 

The UE 4000 is the on-ear model.


Edited by Notus - 4/6/14 at 9:07am
post #19 of 26
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Um headphones with closed back design and pleather ear pads for the gym. Well if you want to soak your ear's in sea of sweat go ahead.

And i think it wouldnt take long to kill the headphones with that amount of sweat. Seriously guys?

 

Closed back might be the only real option, but what about something that is actually designed to use while working out?

At least get something ON-ear instead of over-ear desing like the UE 6000.

Well this is anyway only my opinion on the subject.

 

The UE 4000 is the on-ear model.


The 4000's have lesser sound quality tho , right?

post #20 of 26
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Just gunna bump this again as I'm close to buying. The ue 4000 have lesser sound quality then the 6000? Or is the only difference noise cancellation?
post #21 of 26
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Um headphones with closed back design and pleather ear pads for the gym. Well if you want to soak your ear's in sea of sweat go ahead.

And i think it wouldnt take long to kill the headphones with that amount of sweat. Seriously guys?

 

Closed back might be the only real option, but what about something that is actually designed to use while working out?

At least get something ON-ear instead of over-ear desing like the UE 6000.

Well this is anyway only my opinion on the subject.

 

The UE 4000 is the on-ear model.

 

Well yes, I would personally use IEM's or some kind of an in-ear with a band for running or working out.  More specifically, I'd be looking for a product specifically designed for this use.

 

UE 4000 is not even in the same ballpark as the UE 6000 (which produces the best sound with active noise cancellation turned off) in terms of sound quality.

post #22 of 26

Well as far as i know, you cant even really compare the two. UE 6000 is much better headphone. I think Working out, sweat, accidentally dropping, knocking on something with the headphones would more than likely destroy them quite quickly. That's why there is a market for headphones that are designed for Working out and Exercise.

post #23 of 26
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Well yes, I would personally use IEM's or some kind of an in-ear with a band for running or working out.  More specifically, I'd be looking for a product specifically designed for this use.

 

UE 4000 is not even in the same ballpark as the UE 6000 (which produces the best sound with active noise cancellation turned off) in terms of sound quality.


You guys are absolutely right.

 

Which begs the next question, is there anything you would recommend under 100$ for working out? If it's an in ear, a model with some kind of band to keep them in place is a necessity for me.

 

Thanks for all the help guys!

post #24 of 26

Well you could always check couple of the buying guides from head-fi and headroom http://www.head-fi.org/a/2013-head-fi-winter-gift-guide-exercise-headphones

And the headroom one. http://www.headphone.com/pages/exercise-guide

http://www.headphone.com/selection-guide/exercise-running.php

 

Majority of the exercise headphones are open in some way or another so the surrounding awareness does not suffer.

But there are some smaller closed back headphones you could use during working out, like the Sennheiser PX 200.

Closed back, very small and portable, i think you can mod some velour ear pads so sweating is less of an issue and you can wash them.

There are some other option also not in the guides. I hope more people who work out would chime in and give some opinions.


Edited by Notus - 4/6/14 at 2:40pm
post #25 of 26
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Well, I just ordered the sennheiser px 200 closed ear phones.

 

One thing I remember is the bouncing around noise from the wire on earbuds can drive me crazy, so I went with the px200.

 

Do you think, as a newbie, I will be satisfied with them?

post #26 of 26

You'll probably need to make it fit your head to get a good seal and comfortable fit. You can do this by extending it to the largest size and bending the headband into whatever shape your head is (e.g., more of an upside-down U-shape). Don't bend on the hinges, only on the metal part of the band.

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