Winter will soon be here! Which headphones to use outside?
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As y'all know, winter will soon be upon us here in the Chicagoland area. Which headphones do you recommend that I buy - if I intend to put a hood over the headphones. Here is my criteria:
  1. 1. The headphones must completely cover the entire ear, not just go on the ears.
    2. They must be either closed or semi-closed; open-air headphones will be adversely affected (sound-wise) by the hood covering up those vents.
    3. They must physically fit inside the hood.
    4. Absolute sound quality and price are irrelevant - sometimes the best sound is unobtainable in outside wintertime listening.

Any suggestions?

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I think you posted something in my headphones for winter biking thread. Upon testing, the Eggos were a bit too closed for biking use, and I have no other uses for them (which is why one of your fellow moderators will be taking them off my hands shortly I think) but otherwise they would be near ideal for your use I would think. I hear the superduperEggos, the 11,000 yen ones, are considerably better sound wise.
I'm still looking but in the meanwhile I am freezing my ears off.
 
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I will not really be biking with the headphones on - just for walking or waiting for the bus outside.
 
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I think I''ll bust out my Koss cheese phones this winter. There's nothing like a large, fake hunka' cheese on each ear to keep you warm...

 
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Am I the only one that treats his electronics like diamonds or something? I'm afraid to take electronics/headphones out during the winter because they'll get too cold.
 
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The eggos meet all of your criteria. I've got the D22SL and they are OK sound-wise. The better model (D66SL) may be perfect for you.
 
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Am I the only one that treats his electronics like diamonds or something? I'm afraid to take electronics/headphones out during the winter because they'll get too cold.


I won't take mine outside because they will get wet. This is Seattle. Basically, when you are outside there are two weather patterns right now: raining, and just finished raining, but about to rain again.


Right now it's raining.
 
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I won't take mine outside because they will get wet. This is Seattle. Basically, when you are outside there are two weather patterns right now: raining, and just finished raining, but about to rain again.


Right now it's raining.


LOL Portland's the same.

Right now it's just finished raining.
 
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So far, an Eggo is winning out - but I am beginning to think that one of the Sennheiser HD 2#2 series headphones would be more in my intended price range. And also in the running is one of those (gasp!) "V-CRAP" crap-phones (I know, I said that sound quality or price is irrelevant). But I would buy a "VCRAP" only if I'm unable to find the others locally for audition or if the others don't work out well.
 
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Uh-oh V-crap, reaching for alarm, *** this thing is huge! Grasps the red metal rod with both hands, counts to 3, uses all strength to pull down. Alarm sounds in a deafening ring, flames everywhere, ducks for cover and looks for magicthyse's flame proof bunker... no where to be seen :p

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Surrously. You can't go buying that stuff -- you'll destroy your image.

Take at look at Audio Cubes' Steetstyle Headphones. Really any of them would work given your criteria, and there's probably at least one in there that sounds better than the low-end Sonys.

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The part about me even remotely "wanting" a V-CRAP is hogwash. :xf_mad:) I would NEVER buy a V-CRAP unless I've exhausted all of my alternatives. :>)

BTW, if you don't know what :xf_mad:) means: If you type in :xf_mad:) on a text-enabled cellphone, that :xf_mad:) symbol means "pig".

Another note, kerelybonto, I mentioned that one of the Sennheiser HD 2#2 series of headphones would be my first choice if I must buy 'phones LOCALLY; I've found a CompUSA carrying the HD 202 for $29.99, and a Guitar Center carrying the HD 212 PRO for $49.99. Both stores are within a reasonable bus-riding distance from where I live.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by Eagle_Driver
The part about me even remotely "wanting" a V-CRAP is hogwash. :xf_mad:) I would NEVER buy a V-CRAP unless I've exhausted all of my alternatives. :>)

BTW, if you don't know what :xf_mad:) means: If you type in :xf_mad:) on a text-enabled cellphone, that :xf_mad:) symbol means "pig".

Another note, kerelybonto, I mentioned that one of the Sennheiser HD 2#2 series of headphones would be my first choice if I must buy 'phones LOCALLY; I've found a CompUSA carrying the HD 202 for $29.99, and a Guitar Center carrying the HD 212 PRO for $49.99. Both stores are within a reasonable bus-riding distance from where I live.


So go try them out.
The sound should be better than the v-crap's and you'll know if you like the fit and feel when you put them on. Jan says the HFI-650 is warm and states it as being less comfortable for it. Maybe it would make a good wnter phone... I doubt you'll find it local though. Just a thought.
 
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