Following Headphones Page 23

  • You-can-call-me-kal 26 Jun 2018 17:08:15 15,733 posts
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    Again, most pairs.
  • Zerobob 26 Jun 2018 17:41:30 2,222 posts
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    My Bose Soundlink 2 headphones are extremely comfy over ear headphones. Probably the most comfy you can get and they work reliably, have simple controls and functionality, and a great battery.

    However, I'm not sure I'd recommend them if you're an audio purist because they have a perceivable background hiss to the audio only when connected via Bluetooth, which is fairly audible in quiet environments. Can't speak for other Bose models.

    Also, when I took them to the Bose shop they denied being able to hear the audio hiss and didn't want to know, so not sure I'd recommend Bose customer service either.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 26 Jun 2018 17:42:45 15,733 posts
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    What are you basing 'probably the most comfy you can get' on?
  • Tomo 26 Jun 2018 19:45:23 16,570 posts
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    Again, can't fault the Sony WH1000MX2, albeit not within your budget. Literally wear them with glasses for 5-10 hours per day and no sign of ache.
  • Not-a-reviewer 26 Jun 2018 19:59:12 5,700 posts
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    Iíve switched to those Sonyís, great in the office with the adaptive noise cancelling.
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  • HarryB 26 Jun 2018 20:40:07 7,429 posts
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    I have a very worn set of Plantronics Backbeat Pro
    Work great, multi device support, ear sensors so they pause if you take them off and resume when you put them on, noise cancellation, long battery life etc

    Pretty cheap on eBay or CEX .. I paid £120 about 3 years ago and want something new but can't justify it.. they won't break!
  • SnackPlissken 26 Jun 2018 21:22:33 972 posts
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    Anyone recommend some high impedance headphones at a budget price? I've got some marshall monitors at the moment, and they sound a little shit when plugged into the phono.
  • Awimbawe 26 Jun 2018 22:07:02 626 posts
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    Thanks for the suggestions about wireless headphones, thought I'd hit the jackpot finding good reviews for a set called the Lindy BNX60 but am coming round to the realisation that I'll just have to spend a bit more.

    Really hate looking for stuff like this as there's just so much choice, there's always the doubt in your mind that something else would have been the better choice. Think I'll wait until the upcoming Amazon prime day and make a rash decision then.
  • uiruki 26 Jun 2018 22:39:07 4,816 posts
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    Only minus on the WH-1000MX2 I've got is that I take the train on the East Coast Main Line quite a lot and on 50% of the journeys they'll pick up 2G interference if some Business Professional is on their phone. It's nostalgic I guess???
  • mrharvest 27 Jun 2018 18:01:01 5,591 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Anyone recommend some high impedance headphones at a budget price? I've got some marshall monitors at the moment, and they sound a little shit when plugged into the phono.
    What's a budget price? The Beyerdynamic DT880 are pretty nice and come in 600ohm version.
  • Dougs 27 Jun 2018 18:09:40 89,138 posts
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    Zerobob wrote:
    My Bose Soundlink 2 headphones are extremely comfy over ear headphones. Probably the most comfy you can get and they work reliably, have simple controls and functionality, and a great battery.

    However, I'm not sure I'd recommend them if you're an audio purist because they have a perceivable background hiss to the audio only when connected via Bluetooth, which is fairly audible in quiet environments. Can't speak for other Bose models.

    Also, when I took them to the Bose shop they denied being able to hear the audio hiss and didn't want to know, so not sure I'd recommend Bose customer service either.
    Sure they're not faulty?
  • Armoured_Bear 27 Jun 2018 23:21:22 26,695 posts
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    I have a huge noggin and struggled to find headphones that were semi portable and comfortable.
    All the on ear ones clamped too hard after a while, the Oppo PM-3 did the trick, love em.

    Thanks for the by running tips
  • Dougs 28 Jun 2018 06:44:39 89,138 posts
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    Is it like an orange on a toothpick?

    Edited by Dougs at 06:45:21 28-06-2018
  • Armoured_Bear 28 Jun 2018 08:22:40 26,695 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Is it like an orange on a toothpick?
    It is indeed, a virtual planetoid!
  • ozthegweat 28 Jun 2018 09:38:23 2,220 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear Before buying AirPods that might not fit, you can try the standard wired earbuds that come with every iPhone (I think they're called EarPods), as the general fit is the same. Although while running, AirPods are vastly superior (no micro-tugs by the moving cables with every step).
  • THFourteen 9 Aug 2018 11:37:27 51,948 posts
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    Oooh looks like these things that i backed on Indiegogo might actually ship this month.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eozaudio/eoz-air-worlds-most-advanced-true-wireless-earphon/posts/2258466
  • Not-a-reviewer 9 Aug 2018 13:47:39 5,700 posts
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    uiruki wrote:
    Only minus on the WH-1000MX2 I've got is that I take the train on the East Coast Main Line quite a lot and on 50% of the journeys they'll pick up 2G interference if some Business Professional is on their phone. It's nostalgic I guess???
    Weird, my office has bad phone reception so is occasionally 2G and I donít get that.
  • The_Goon 27 Sep 2018 11:54:56 1,235 posts
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    Can anyone recommend any bluetooth earphones? I lost the tip on my cheap Taotronics ones and can't find a replacement that fits adequately so it seems like they're going to have to be binned unfortunately. Not looking to spend loads to be honest. The big brands seem to charge silly sums (£100+) which just doesn't seem worth it.
  • Not-a-reviewer 27 Sep 2018 12:55:44 5,700 posts
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    Jaybirds are decent or there are good Bluetooth adapters now.
  • Jono62 27 Sep 2018 13:09:03 22,203 posts
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    I've got a pair of Jaybirds and they are good. Just need to find the right buds for when I'm running as they tend to fall out fairly easily.
  • Not-a-reviewer 27 Sep 2018 13:16:50 5,700 posts
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    I forget exactly which model they are but the comply sport ones seem to stay in well.
  • The_Goon 27 Sep 2018 13:56:31 1,235 posts
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    Cheers chaps. Yes, I saw the Comply sport ones too but I'm wary of Comply to be honest. Great isolation sure, but short lasting and bloody expensive. Basically £5 every couple of months to replace them.
  • IronGiant 27 Sep 2018 14:22:54 5,905 posts
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    Not-a-reviewer wrote:
    uiruki wrote:
    Only minus on the WH-1000MX2 I've got is that I take the train on the East Coast Main Line quite a lot and on 50% of the journeys they'll pick up 2G interference if some Business Professional is on their phone. It's nostalgic I guess???
    Weird, my office has bad phone reception so is occasionally 2G and I donít get that.
    Use mine at the gym and not had any interference, they are great at blocking out the various grunting sounds and non-stop cheesey pop music they always have on!
  • gamecat 27 Sep 2018 16:42:28 852 posts
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    Inairs are similar and a lot cheaper than comply tips ime.
  • monkehhh 27 Sep 2018 16:57:38 5,092 posts
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    My Soundmagic E10BTs are dying.. just gonna buy another pair I think.
  • monkman76 17 Oct 2018 14:56:41 14,716 posts
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    Can anyone recommend a pair of over-ear headphones that are considerably cheaper than most mentioned in this thread? I'm thinking £50-£80 ideally.

    Mostly for plugging into my (fairly cheap) amp for practising on my (fairly cheap) guitar of an evening. I guess comfort is important and good shielding so I don't get a load of hiss. Though obviously I'd rather they didn't sound like shit as well. Cheers.
  • smoothpete 17 Oct 2018 15:06:22 35,757 posts
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    AKG Y50, look no further.
  • THFourteen 17 Oct 2018 15:08:51 51,948 posts
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    Skullcandy. You'll look really cool on your guitar wearing skullcandy
  • monkman76 17 Oct 2018 15:12:09 14,716 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    AKG Y50, look no further.
    Thanks, they look good. Well, they *look* a bit lairy, but they seem good :)
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