Headphones for women.
Nov 20, 2012 at 11:48 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

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Christmas is coming soon and a female friend is looking for a pair of headphones. What are your suggestions? She can't stand "suctioney" IEM's or "HUGE" over the ear models. I was looking at something kind of like the HD238 or possibly a true earbud with no suction, just haven't kept up on recent Head-Fi trends. Educate me! Assume a budget around 100 dollars or less. Modern poppy crap and Taylor Swift in excess, but also lots of piano. Educate me! Color choices/good looks couldn't hurt.
 
Nov 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM Post #2 of 11

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Citiscape Downtown might just be what you're looking for.
 
Nov 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM Post #3 of 11

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Those look nice, The only foreseeable problem is the padding. Like I said, she isn't much of a fan of size. It's a tough spot. I plan on testing the waters once I narrow it down, maybe tricking her into giving some opinions somehow.
 
Nov 21, 2012 at 1:56 AM Post #4 of 11

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The Sony XB800, JVC ON EAR with NC, Harmen Kardon CL are detailed and good sounding on ear pairs.
 
Nov 21, 2012 at 2:03 AM Post #5 of 11

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A lot of them seem pretty big that's the problem, I could easily pick a larger set for myself, but I was looking more at the on ear form factor like the JVC's you mentioned. Harmon Kardon CL's are nice but maybe a tad expensive.The HD238/239/229 seems like a perfect form factor for her, just wondering what else is out there.
 
Nov 21, 2012 at 4:16 AM Post #6 of 11

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Here is a great option. Can be found as low as 25 dollars with free shipping:

Jvc has400w

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Also i agree the philips downtown would be a great sounding choice with great looks. Currently 40 bucks shipped from ben's outlet.

http://bensoutlet.com/products/citiscape-downtown
 
Nov 21, 2012 at 5:52 AM Post #8 of 11

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AKG K518LE
 
HD238 are open, so they wont block out any outside noise, and the stock cable is terrible.
 
Nov 21, 2012 at 7:46 PM Post #9 of 11

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The AKG 518's have been on my radar, really good deals on Amazon right now. PortaPro's would be solid but they pinch hair, which will happen guaranteed with her.
 
All great suggestions! 
 
List so far:
AKG518's
Philips Citiscape Downtown
Sennheiser HD 239/229.
 
AiAiAi Tracks if I could find some.
 
Nov 21, 2012 at 9:39 PM Post #10 of 11

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The AKG 518's have been on my radar, really good deals on Amazon right now. PortaPro's would be solid but they pinch hair, which will happen guaranteed with her.
 
All great suggestions! 
 
List so far:
AKG518's
Philips Citiscape Downtown
Sennheiser HD 239/229.
 
AiAiAi Tracks if I could find some.

Here my man http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=AiAiAi+Tracks
 
Definetly more discrete and as fashionable as the Downtowns, but absolutely no idea how they sound though...
 
Nov 22, 2012 at 12:21 AM Post #11 of 11

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Apparently not much different than px100's but a little better overall. I feel like they arent much of a value at their current price. I will probably pull the trigger on some Downtowns, especially at that price! Seeing them on Tyll's wall of fame is very convincing.
 

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