General Discussion: Headphones...


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sodomgomorra
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1309 posts since 24/3/14

1 Apr 2019 07:31
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Fläsket
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3561 posts since 14/8/04

6 Apr 2019 14:51
8 years ago
troll wrote:
Burt wrote:
DuffMan wrote: dre beats are a con, sound quality for the price is appalling compared to decent manufacturers
Despite my insistence on not buying 'cans' I went for the solo HD's in the end…


…whilst I don't consider myself an aficionado when it comes to headphones they're by far better than anything I've ever owned (I've had a coupla pairs of Sennheiser and some Sony's in the past), I'd say that they're ever so slightly bass heavy but the sound is crisp, there's very little bleed, they're comfortable (to the extent that I've worn them for 5 hours straight on a train journey) and I didn't feel that much of a prick wearing them in public.

would have to put the aiaiai tma-1 above those they are absolutely fantastic, sound is clarity itself and the bass is the right side of heavy.


and with the minimalistic styling guarantees you not to look like a nonce.

been enjoying the different combos that they offer. a couple years banging em around and they still work Cool
Burt
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5307 posts since 3/1/10

2 May 2019 07:23
Anyone picked up the new Samsung Airpod equivalents?
shields88
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355 posts since 25/5/11

7 Jun 2019 23:24
Does anyone have any recommendations for noise cancelling headphones?

I travel via plane quite often to NC is needed for this. I’m not that fussed about 100% NC.

I tried on the XM3 and they sounded great (my opinion probably isn’t worth much as I’ve never had anything better than some Bose in ears a while ago), NC was amazing too.

The only thing about the Sony’s was they looked pretty cheap for the price.

Any other recommendations?
M4att
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175 posts since 3/2/12

8 Jun 2019 09:00
shields88 wrote: Does anyone have any recommendations for noise cancelling headphones?

I travel via plane quite often to NC is needed for this. I’m not that fussed about 100% NC.

I tried on the XM3 and they sounded great (my opinion probably isn’t worth much as I’ve never had anything better than some Bose in ears a while ago), NC was amazing too.

The only thing about the Sony’s was they looked pretty cheap for the price.

Any other recommendations?

I went for the XM3's.

Bose look better and are marginally lighter, but the Sony noise quality was far superior when tried B2B.

They have been worth every penny on the three long haul flights I've taken in the last few months.
illwill
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3401 posts since 17/5/04

8 Jun 2019 09:26
Had a seat next to the wing on a flight the other day and had to have my earphones at 90% volume to hear above the engine noise.

Can't even imagine how much damage that's doing on a multi-hour flight.

Even if you're only flying a few times a year, your health deserves some top notch NC headphones.
shields88
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355 posts since 25/5/11

8 Jun 2019 21:30
I actually flew today and got to give the XM3's and the B&O H9i's and some others a try. The H9i sound quality was so good, but only just better than the XM3's. The NC on the XM3's was much better though, and even though they don't look as nice, they were way more comfortable on ear. The H9i felt like it was pushing into my head, rather than just resting on it.

I went with the XM3's in the end. Definitely worth the money.
tom
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2117 posts since 9/10/04

9 Jun 2019 09:30
Akg K702 at home and aiaiai tma-1 for out and about, also keep a pair of apple earpods in my pocket for quick referencing.