General Discussion: Headphones...


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krisricey
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2075 posts since 24/3/12

5 Dec 2019 14:08
Took a punt on the Nuraphones with their Nuranow plan for a tenner a month. Arrived today, sound quality is really (really) good and clear. Bass is mental too. Think the whole set up bit is a bit gimmicky but for sound quality, £10 a month with no contract is a no brainer.
TCB
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3967 posts since 5/7/11

5 Dec 2019 14:17
is there an up front fee for that and how would you rate them out of 10?
krisricey
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2075 posts since 24/3/12

5 Dec 2019 14:30
They have three different tiers, more up front you pay, less you pay monthly but it's not a huge amount at all. The cheapest is £0 up front fee and £14pm … send them back when you're done/sick of them.

Out of 10 i'd give an easy 8, although I've only ever owned a cheapish pair of JBLs for gym and beats in the past so don't have masses to compare to. Really good though so far, seem worth the hype.

Built well too
TCB
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3967 posts since 5/7/11

5 Dec 2019 16:14
Nice one. Might give them a trial
krisricey
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2075 posts since 24/3/12

5 Dec 2019 17:01
Definitely worth it, even if you fuck them off after a month you're hardly out of pocket and get a months use.
thearm
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19 posts since 17/9/19

23 Dec 2019 11:48
GF surprised me with airpods for my birthday to replace my cheap rip off ones. Airpods performance is on par if not worse than the cheapo ones! As soon as I put my phone in my pocket the signal gets choppy and keeps cutting out.

Seems to be a common problem after searching online but surely I should be able to use them out and about with my phone in my pocket? On Android by the way. Anyone else experience this?
andrew_
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472 posts since 23/1/10

23 Dec 2019 11:50
Yeah they're only worth it with the extra functionality you get with having an iPhone, they have a chip that makes a really stable connection.
krisricey
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2075 posts since 24/3/12

23 Dec 2019 11:58
Typical Apple product bullshit
jacko198
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283 posts since 23/10/09

23 Dec 2019 13:35
krisricey wrote: Took a punt on the Nuraphones with their Nuranow plan for a tenner a month. Arrived today, sound quality is really (really) good and clear. Bass is mental too. Think the whole set up bit is a bit gimmicky but for sound quality, £10 a month with no contract is a no brainer.

So do these have in ears built into cans? Seems a bit odd!

If you could keep it after "paying it off" I would be tempted.
Seventyfour
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8865 posts since 6/10/05

posted 25 Dec 2019 18:20, edited 25 Dec 2019 18:20
Anyone know anything about Master and dynamic are they a proper audio brand or more of a fashion thing like beats etc? The only places I've really seen them have been Mr porter type places. But reading up a little they are supposed to be a NY based audiophile brand.
Reason I ask is I've been looking for some decent buds that have a secure fit and ip rating for the gym and I came across the mw07go and mw07+ they look decent and have a good fitting system but for that kind money I'd want a lot in terms of sound quality.
Or does anyone have better suggestions?
Sholto
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560 posts since 25/12/12

25 Dec 2019 18:36
illwill wrote: Makes you wonder what margins the big names are making Eek
You don't wanna know - companies likes Bose, Bang & Olufson - even Beats - you are buying a brand and you are paying way too much for the sound quality they provide.

Sennheiser one of the best value for money mainstream brands going.
Centurionone
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1383 posts since 30/3/11

25 Dec 2019 18:59
Seventyfour wrote: Anyone know anything about Master and dynamic are they a proper audio brand or more of a fashion thing like beats etc? The only places I've really seen them have been Mr porter type places. But reading up a little they are supposed to be a NY based audiophile brand.
Reason I ask is I've been looking for some decent buds that have a secure fit and ip rating for the gym and I came across the mw07go and mw07+ they look decent and have a good fitting system but for that
kind money I'd want a lot in terms of sound quality.
Or does anyone have better suggestions?

I have the MW07Plus as well the B&O E8 and Apple Wireless, happy to confirm that neither of the latter can hold a candle to MW’s range ease of use and functionality. You won’t be disappointed.
bill
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4924 posts since 5/8/09

26 Dec 2019 16:00
I'd really like to get some true wireless ear buds with noise cancelling without paying the price tag of the Airpod Pro or the Sony's.

Earlier this year I tried some MPow wireless ones from amazon. Had hundreds of great reviews on amazon and on youtube.

They were absolute dog shit. Sounded about as good as the earphones you get on a longhaul flight, would not have paid £5 for them. So, I'm reluctant to try anymore budget ones. Unless some here gives me some recommendations.
mlstrx
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31 posts since 1/2/19

posted 26 Dec 2019 16:56, edited 26 Dec 2019 16:56
Seventyfour wrote: I've been looking for some decent buds that have a secure fit and ip rating
I've heard very good things about Master & Dynamic MW07Plus, so they do seem like a great option. However, if you can live without wireless, you can save yourself about 200 quid and get a pair of Shure SE215s, which I use very comfortably in the gym, they sound great, and are durable. Mine have not let me down in 5 years.
Strummer
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2165 posts since 24/7/04

26 Dec 2019 21:30
I am on my second set of B&O E8. Great from a design perspective, sound quality/ease of use is pretty average. I’m not sure they justify the price tag.
jhericurls
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97 posts since 7/2/15

27 Dec 2019 11:11
Strummer wrote: I am on my second set of B&O E8. Great from a design perspective, sound quality/ease of use is pretty average. I’m not sure they justify the price tag.

Why second set? I'm still on my 1st, which I purchased over a year ago for a bargain price of £135. At that price I would say they're worth it, would never pay retail for these. I like the form factor and fit, has good sound quality but connection can be iffy with the odd unpairing and left bud drop outs. But there is much more choice now at much lower price point (Klipsch T5, Melomania 1 etc)

The E8 now is just for gym use, my main headphone is the WF-1000MX3 which is great, better sound and battery. But has 1 main flaw…its very difficult to get a good fit. They're well made because I've lost count the amount of times they've fallen out of my ears.
padawan
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4160 posts since 27/6/03

27 Dec 2019 13:50
Gifted the Airpod Pros - Loved my originals which have been used everyday for years now. Have to say even though they are a totally different design they still fit great. their is now a fight for the originals as her in doors and my oldest are thirsting for em.
Sholto
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560 posts since 25/12/12

28 Dec 2019 12:47
Strummer wrote: I am on my second set of B&O E8. Great from a design perspective, sound quality/ease of use is pretty average. I’m not sure they justify the price tag.
Yeah, if you're buying B&O your buying their brand/lifestyle and not buying good value audio equipment.

There's a lot of misinformation / general lack of understanding about audio and lots of companies take advantage of that.
Kingmob07
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8966 posts since 11/5/07

28 Dec 2019 13:36
They don't have noise cancelling, but I recommend the Lypertek Tevis for wireless buds at a decent price.
TCB
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3967 posts since 5/7/11

28 Dec 2019 17:19
Anyone tried the Jabra Elite 75Ts? Heard very good things.