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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Grado's. Very good headphones. Either you like or dislike the classic design. I personally like them, but that is probably due to the fact that I know it is such a good product.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At one point I wanted to start a collection of higher-end headphones. I have the Grados. But I was looking at some decent Sennheisers, along with AKGs, BeyerDynamics and finally get some great in-ears. But I thought that would be going over the top Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I use these three..
recently..
http://www.gradolabs.com/product_pages/sr80.htm


I was actually thinking of getting one soon but one common complaint I seem to hear is that they are uncomfortable after extended use...do you like the sr80?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ear Buds really bother my ears. I use a pair of Sennheiser PX100's in white. They sound great and have an Apple/iPod flavor to them.

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite/productdetail.asp?transid=500426
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

khisayruou wrote:
SOCOMRAIDER wrote:
I use these three..
recently..
http://www.gradolabs.com/product_pages/sr80.htm


I was actually thinking of getting one soon but one common complaint I seem to hear is that they are uncomfortable after extended use...do you like the sr80?
They start to wear down your ears after 2-4 hours of solid listening. Though I barely sit down with headphones to listen that long anymore. I haven't really come across too much of an issue. I used to listen to my headphones heavily and that was with the Sony 700 DJs. Now those are uncomfortable after time also.
They aren't the most comfortable. But I could careless because they sound so good. I'd rather have great sounding headphones with OK comfort, than poor headphones with great comfort.

You might find the SR60s to be more comfortable. Though they lack the bass of the SR80s.
You can find replacement Grado ear pads online. Mix and match. Some are more comfortable but have a slight effect on sound. While some are the opposite.

If you can afford it, go another model higher. I hear the SR125s are more comfortable. I just wouldn't go any higher than those, otherwise you should run a headphone amp.
It would be nice to get those sexy SR325is though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bandit Bill wrote:
The big earmuff headphones they are using probably sound very good, and they are confident enough to wear them.

Ya i know music sounds awesome through them. Most audiofiles would where them.


You mean audiophile, right? Laughing Laughing

I use Apple In-Ears for causal use - cheap and sound nice, plus they are white which I like for its 'matchy-matchy' quality rather than the white earbud drone-like quality. Confused

I use Bose TriPorts for stuff at home, they are really comfortable and have good bass response.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use V-Moda's M-Class earbuds. They sound good, are pretty cheap, but certainly aren't audiophile quality. They work for me, though. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody use the Bose QuietComforts? I've seen the commercials on TV and wondering how they sound. Of course Iwont buy them, they are a little too expensive for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anybody use the Bose QuietComforts? I've seen the commercials on TV and wondering how they sound. Of course Iwont buy them, they are a little too expensive for me.


I think Bose speakers and headphones are seriously overrated and overpriced. JMHO
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Anybody use the Bose QuietComforts? I've seen the commercials on TV and wondering how they sound. Of course Iwont buy them, they are a little too expensive for me.


I think Bose speakers and headphones are seriously overrated and overpriced. JMHO


IMO Bose is very overpriced...but then again, people also think Apple is very overpriced. It goes both ways, and is mostly your opinion when it comes to price and quality.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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but then again, people also think Apple is very overpriced. It goes both ways, and is mostly your opinion when it comes to price and quality.


At least Apple is trying to break that stereotype. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
TyPod wrote:
but then again, people also think Apple is very overpriced. It goes both ways, and is mostly your opinion when it comes to price and quality.


At least Apple is trying to break that stereotype. Wink


True. I'm glad Apple is being price aggressive.

Some companies purposely price their products higher than the competition to give people the perception that the product is better than the others. It's called psychological pricing (in marketing terms). This type of pricing is found in many industries, but it is very prevalent in grocery/food products.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bose is special in its own little way. If you like processed sound that sounds really good, Bose is a good way to go. I think for full home-theater systems, don't bother, but for smaller systems that need to be small (headphones, computer speakers, SoundDock, Wave Radio), Bose fits the bill. They process the sound using psychoacoustics to sound good to the ear and has audio sound its best rather than producing the sound as it is. In the end, you get full bodied sound that is from small speakers - true sound or otherwise.

However, audiophiles HATE Bose because the sound processing is sometimes detectable in certain conditions. Naturally, the recording should be as it is, and that's about it in their opinion - no processing.

By the way, I owned the QuietComfort 2s and thought they were WAY overpriced - they are OK for a constant drone of white noise (i.e. airplane engines) but don't expect any miracles for people talking and subway noise. Just get the TriPorts - both have the same drivers and the TriPorts are $150-$200 less.

Just my opinion.

Oh, and I have a B&W system with 4 drivers per speaker, one kevlar, 2 normal cones, and a tweeter, and a 12" Velodyne sub, and I compared them with the Bose Companion 3's and Bose Companion 5's. The 3s lacked the highs and the lows were boomier than the full system, but the 5s hit the highs better and were wider sounding. Also interesting is the 5s and the 3s have the same exact sub, but the bass is clearer because it is a digital in versus a analog, non-gold plated connection, so I was surprised. Naturally, the $400 Bose system was not as good as the $4000 B&W and Velodyne setup, but my sister (who knows nothing about music) says that the Bose were pretty good and wouldn't really say one is better, they are just different - probably due to the processed sound. I was pissed, because something that costs 10x more should be 10x better! Of course, Bose didn't perform a miracle, but not bad in my mind.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Sennheiser CX300B Headphones from Currys
http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0165028328.1168166715@@@@&BV_EngineID=cceeaddjleglljfcflgceggdhhmdfin.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=822551&category_oid=

They give exceptional bass and block out external noise really well.

I tried the Sony equivalent, about the same price but the cord just disintegrated in a couple of weeks. It was a cool sort of soft rubber that just fell apart. Teach me for buying Sony, when will I learn.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I have 1 year with my iPod and my earphones stopped working like 2 weeks ago, and I am not going to spend 30 bucks on a new set of earphones, I'll probably buy a different one... anyone know of a good pair of earphones?
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