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TheRedBarron
07-04-2007, 07:28 PM
Well, I have been listening to music for ages, and I am just now needing a new set of headphones as my cheapo Sony's kicked the bucket the other day. Shanna is also looking for a set that will be comfortable that she can use while in treatments to help her relax, comfort and sound quality are key for her. She is looking for any type of headphones that will work right.

For me, my headphones need to withstand pretty rigorous tasks such as snowboarding, and mountain biking, they need to be comfortable, and they need to have exceptional sound quality. I am looking for in ear headphones

You guys have any suggestions? Money isn't that much of an issue but I would like to stay reasonable.

Hossy
07-04-2007, 07:35 PM
.....I am looking for in ear headphones


I would have said Bose, but oh well.

Sony does make a good pair of headphones. I dont know what there called, but they go around your ear, with like a half of a 'earbud' type speaker to go in your ear...

gimme a sec, ill get you a link if i can find one

Edit:
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11035822

they were like those, not the exact same, but they worked really well when i was shooting hoops in the yard, riding my bike, and other activities.

TheRedBarron
07-04-2007, 07:37 PM
I would have said Bose, but oh well.

Sony does make a good pair of headphones. I dont know what there called, but they go around your ear, with like a half of a 'earbud' type speaker to go in your ear...

gimme a sec, ill get you a link if i can find one

I have Bose over ear phones for work, they are good for flights and the such but not so good if you are looking to hear anything at all over the music, such as at a Dr's office, or snowboarding on a crowded hill... Not to mention they wont stay on during more rigorous tasks like snowboarding and biking.

DRAGON
07-04-2007, 07:49 PM
The cheaper ones I have fpr my computer are Sony's. Never used those in ear things. Why not just get another pair of Sony's?

I have a more expensive pair the Audio-Technica D40 that are similar to these (http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_audiotechnica_athm30_professional_monitor_head phones?full_sku=101745982) for recording and mixing music. More middle of the road far as expense goes. Very cushy/comfy, cover your whole ear and great sound quality. When hunting for headphones, I think you should try them and listen for the sound quality you want. When I got these there were 2 models from Audio-Technica. This one had more an emphasis on bass tones than the other. You prolly have a Guitar Center around where you live. They have a great selection of whatever you're looking for in musical related items. You can haggle with the sales person on prices as well -

durrell
07-04-2007, 08:37 PM
Supposedly these are awesome:

http://www.bose.com/controller?event=view_product_page_event&product=triport_ie_headphones_index

badlandsrox
07-04-2007, 09:02 PM
try those 15ish dollar centrios in ear headphones (actually i think they market them as "noise Canceling" although they only dampen the noise, so you can actually hear other things.

EDIT: like these http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Product.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=Online&category=Earbud+Headphones&product=3319673

VS3 Sniper
07-04-2007, 09:04 PM
I have used a brand called skullcandy u can buy them here
http://www.zumiez.com/zshop/ProductDetail.aspx?DepartmentID=6&CategoryID=972&ShopByBrand=False&OrganizationID=-1&ProductID=50278
They work great.

Nader
07-04-2007, 09:22 PM
Supposedly these are awesome:

http://www.bose.com/controller?event=view_product_page_event&product=triport_ie_headphones_index


I got these for my birthday a couple months ago, and I absolutley love them.
Great sound quality, and not a problem getting the medium sized inserts to fit in my ears. They stay in very well when doing rigorous activities too. :tup:

Maxx-Damage
07-05-2007, 11:58 AM
Check out the second pic. (http://www.spyder.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=11508) Ive used em for boarding, biking(a whole lotta jumping), and casual. Their probably not ur style, but still. No wires is awesome for boarding.

TheRedBarron
07-05-2007, 12:15 PM
Check out the second pic. (http://www.spyder.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=11508) Ive used em for boarding, biking(a whole lotta jumping), and casual. Their probably not ur style, but still. No wires is awesome for boarding.
I would but im not going to sacrifice the 80 gigs of music on my iPod nor my really nice snowboard goggles.

I am looking into those Bose in ear phones, they look promising. You cant knock on Bose quality.

Nenkitsune
07-05-2007, 12:17 PM
I have used a brand called skullcandy u can buy them here
http://www.zumiez.com/zshop/ProductDetail.aspx?DepartmentID=6&CategoryID=972&ShopByBrand=False&OrganizationID=-1&ProductID=50278
They work great.
i love my skullcandy smokin' buds earbuds. ultra comfy and has a ton of sound. with no sound bleed. you can get them at FYE for 10 bucks if you can find the small package. the larger one is 30 but it's the same exact thing (dunno why)
i have these

http://bookstore.ucdavis.edu/images/items/large/Item2458.jpg

Maxx-Damage
07-05-2007, 01:22 PM
I would but im not going to sacrifice the 80 gigs of music on my iPod nor my really nice snowboard goggles.
True, maybe oakley will have a MP3 goggle by the end of the fall:lol:. But u cant go wrong with Bose

leed
07-06-2007, 07:49 AM
Actually, Bose, although nice, is not worth all that money. Personally, I suggest you take a serious look through http://www.headphone.com (Generic, I know, haha.) They are a great website have great prices, great service, and everything is accurate and tested to extremes.

Personally, I got a set of Sennheiser 25SP (http://www.headphone.com/guide/by-manufacturer/sennheiser/sennheiser-hd-25-sp.php). They were relatively well priced, they're sealed (less outside noise gets in), and they're hella durable, durability played a key factor in my choosing headphones.

If you're not looking to spend 100 bucks, you can look at these Grado SR60's (http://www.headphone.com/products/headphones/earpad/grado-sr-60.php), which are 70 dollars, and probably better than some of the 200 dollar ones you'll see.

Of course, the two headphones I've presented here are both relatively large, and go on top or around the ear. Some people prefer that. The reason why I show these over in-ears is because in-ears are usually a hit or a miss, some people find them more comfortable, some people them.

But if you're looking at in-ears, I would seriously consider looking through these (http://www.headphone.com/products/headphones/in-ear-monitor/). Then again, I've had some negative experiences with Bose, but they're still good quality. From personal experience, the Super Fi's are amazing, and the Shure E2c's are ridiculous. I would argue they're a little more comfortable than the Bose Triports, because instead of just sitting in your ear, with the wire hanging down, the wire wraps around the top of your ear. Let me know if you have any questions!