1. tino96

    Need advice from audiophiles...

    OK,   so I am new to the forum and I needed some expert advice. I wanted to buy a pair of headphones. Initially I wanted to buy Beats because they looked good but it's a big Nono now because they don't sound that great and I only pay for the brand and not the quality, and they are a...
  2. bruce671

    help finding new headphones

    Hi everyone, a few days ago i was at costco and they had the bose ae2 on display. I tried them on and they sounded a lot better than my 10$ earbuds, but im guessing anything sounds better than them. They were also extremely comfortable (i found that style of headphone to be uncomfortable and...
  3. xnor

    Headphones sensitivity, impedance, required V/I/P, amplifier gain

    The following table is based on measurements, not manufacturer specs.   Target SPL is 110 dB SPL. The source is assumed to output 2 V. The amp is assumed to be a voltage source (0 ohm output impedance). Voltage, current, power are RMS figures.   What do the columns mean? S@1V is the...
  4. obobskivich

    American Middleweights

  5. DenverDrew

    My first Head-Fi post = Needing help selecting a balanced over ear headphone!

    UPDATED 12-30-2012!   Hello everyone at Head-Fi! I finally broke down and created an account here after stalking your forums far too many times.  I'm a fledgling audiophile just sticking my toes in the water for the first time at 29.  I can already see this is going to be another dangerous...
  6. Profoundsoup

    Best closed back headphones for $600 or less without "Sharp" Treble

    Title says it all :)
  7. yanathin

    Best Around-Ear headphones with bass

    I'm looking for a good recommendation for around-ear headphones (not the ones that press up against the ear or on-ear, I wear glasses and they hurt after a while). I have the Bose AE2 headphones right now, and while they're super comfortable, I'm not entirely satisfied with their performance...
  8. paintedr3d


    Currently I'm using a Yamaha RX receiver and just Bose ae2 headphones and an exstension cable but I plan on upgrading the headphones my question is will I need an amp if my head phones are strictly for gaming and movies? And do cables matter? Would I lose significant sound qulity with a head...
  9. elkend

    Just bought Bose AE-2 for $99.

    Can't decide if I should open them or take them back. Are they good headphones for $99? Are there better ones for that price? I'm completely new to the audiophile world, besides knowing they hate Bose.
  10. Johnstephen95

    Don't let me buy these, need help with lightweight suggestions (around ear headphones)

    I need some suggestions for around ear headphones. I just purchased the ATH- M50s from Audio Technica a couple days ago, but I don't find them very comfortable. What I am using them for: - Listening for long hours - Small amounts of video editing (less important to my purchase) What I am...
  11. squirrelboy1210

    beats and bose

    why do ppl hate beats and bose, when they're always recommended at best buy and apple stores? the reviews on cnet also show that beats and bose make very good headphones. i was just wondering why ppl hate them. 
  12. pixiesusan

    headphones for hearing impaired use... I know you can help me!

    I currently have a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 2 headphones that I plug into my iPhone so I can hear calls.  I'm hearing impaired and they work perfectly.  However, I'd like another set of headphones that I keep in my car (the expensive Bose ones are getting beat up hauling them around).    I...
  13. TheDarkKnight

    Need advice on making a purchase.

    Hello all, I've been in the market for new headphones for a week or two now.   I'm a singer, and will be recording stuff here soon, and I'd like to know what's considered a decent pair for recording? The only full-sized headphones I ever owned were the old Bose Tri-Ports, which I think are...
  14. Hifi Man

    Is crackling noise from sennheiser amperior headphones normal?

    I was listening to my sennheiser amperior headphones all day, and I started to notice that there was a crackling sound sound. It happened at certain times in a song, but I don't think it was a part of the music though. It happens in my Bose AE2 headphones too but less so (and those are several...
  15. dj630

    As the average joe listener, I need some help with my next set of headphones.

    The cable on my Bose AE2s recently broke, and I'm using this as an opportunity to try new things out.  I'm not an audiophile that can tell the nit picky differences between headphones.  Equal to or better quality than the AE2s are fine.  I ride the bus for about two hours every day, so a good...
  16. minicoop456

    Good lightweight, comfortable, headphones?

    I currently own a pair of Logitech UE6000 headphones, but am not that satisfied. They are not as comfortable as a I wish they were and I don't feel like their sound is that special. I tested out some Bose AE2 and Soundtrue headphones today and was amazed by how comfortable the Soundtrues were. I...
  17. ombadboy

    ATH-M50x White Replacement Pads Advice

    Hello guys, I am looking to buy a new pair of over the ear headphones to listen to my lovely metal music at work. I was torn between the Bose AE2 (mostly due to HOW DAMN comfortable they are, especially the cushions) and the ATH-M50x Whites. I have read that the M50x come with different ear...
  18. HulkSmash

    [HELP] Please help me choosing a Headphone (around U$ 100)

    Hello friends ! Please help me choosing a Headphone (around U$ 100) The only "good" headphones Ive evr had was a BOSE AE2. I liked it very much... Very lightweight, comfortable and a decent sound. Im planning to purchase another one around U$ 100 and I'd llike your opinions Im prone...
  19. Robert11

    Bose AE2 Discontiued ? Replacement ?

    Hello,   Want to get a gift, and the party wants the AE2.   But, is it true that the Bose AE2 has been discontinued ?   If so, what would be the nearest present Bose replacement model ?   $ 180 or so would be my max for the gift. If not Bose, what would be your suggestion for a full...
  20. vineetmehta

    Need Recommendation for headphones upto $400

    Hi guys I want to buy headphone upto $400 which are compatible with Fiio E09k and Fiio Alpine E17 or Asus Xonar Essence ST or STX. I am not an audiophile but i have a good knowledge in sound. Thanks to head-fi. :) Currently I am using Bose AE2 and Auzentech X-Fi Forte. Bose is old and beat up...
  21. Mfalcon

    Best Phones for Movie Watching

    Hi, I'm curious what other people think are the best headphones for watching movies and why?  Price is no object.  If your answer depends on your amp, please list the amp as well.
  22. dansun7

    Need Advice...Closed headphones for max $150

    Hello everyone,   I just want to start by saying how awesome and how addictive your forum is. For last few weeks I probably read more about headphones than anything else.   With so many headphones priced below $150 it seems its impossible to decide on what to get. Every time I think I found...
  23. MeZoX

    mp3 player + headphone for traveling

    i have an ipod touch 5th gen and a bose AE2 , i haven't used them in  a while since i bought my studio monitors    Yesterday i had a 24hr shift i decided to play something to pass the time , for some reason i couldn't stand the headphones , it sounded very harsh and it kinda gave me a headache...
  24. BigZam

    Not wild about my SRH840 Purchase

    I previously owned Bose AE2 and people told me that Bose is notorious of having an overpriced product. I decided to sell them then buy Shure SRH840s for $179.99. I knew that the comfort was going to be a lot better with the Bose. But the sound quality feels the same and I feel that the...
  25. coprhead6

    JH-5 vs DT770

    Hey guys, I'm new to the world of pro audio and I'm trying to settle on my first pair of JH IEMs for live band violin/vocal performance and for casual listening. When I jumped from Bose AE2 to the DT770s (80 ohms) I was really surprised to hear the clarity and detail that I had been missing...