General Discussion: Headphones...


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Rez
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7899 posts since 5/4/09

29 Sep 2011 11:17
Shure E2Cs are good.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

29 Sep 2011 11:22
A jays four
timmbo
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3405 posts since 9/2/10

29 Sep 2011 11:51
for earbuds, apparently the yuin pk1, pk2 and pk3 are all good.
terria
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250 posts since 31/3/11

29 Sep 2011 12:30
Etymotic - Depending on what music you listen to and if you'll be using them on the go it's a hit or miss.
Excellent on vocals, acoustic, instrumentals but anything with a beat i found them lacking and
quite harsh on poor recordings.The cable is very microphonic so if your on the go it's very
annoying.
Shure sound great especially if you listen to guitar based music but the cable was too thick
for me and cracked twice, not sure if this issue has been addressed.
I use Westone myself UM2, have had the same pair a good number of years now and recently had
a new cable fitted, their customer service is excellent. Not the most exciting sound but they
are never harsh and are forgiving on poor recordings. They are very comfortable and the cable
is thin and braided so no microphonics issue.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 Sep 2011 12:31
are you hello worlds little brother by any chance? Smiling
padawan
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4009 posts since 27/6/03

29 Sep 2011 14:02
Cheers everyone……I have some Big Bose noise cancelling jobies but need a pair of Beater Buds for day to day.

http://www.jays.se/products/earphones/a-jays-one-plus.html

Like these but cant find them in the UK……

Sixtwo
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450 posts since 1/5/10

29 Sep 2011 14:24
padawan wrote: Cheers everyone……I have some Big Bose noise cancelling jobies but need a pair of Beater Buds for day to day.

http://www.jays.se/products/earphones/a-jays-one-plus.html

Like these but cant find them in the UK……


Here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?ie=UTF8&search-type;=ss&index;=electronics-uk&field-keywords;=JAYS
padawan
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4009 posts since 27/6/03

29 Sep 2011 14:33
Its the "Jay Ones Plus" I am after cant see them on Amazon……
Hanto
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1636 posts since 30/11/09

29 Sep 2011 14:39
padawan wrote: Looking for some in ear "bud" type headphones - recommendations?????

Shure is definitely worth buying. I have these.

http://www.shure.co.uk/products/earphones/se535.

E2Cs are also good and their customer service is really good, 2year warranty and they are pretty good about replacing stuff quickly.

Also, if you happen to be trying some headphones in person, Take the Power Back by RATM is a pretty good song to use as a test! Smiling

Edit: Sorry link doesn't seem to work! http://www.google.co.uk/search?gcx=c&sourceid;=chrome&ie;=UTF-8&q;=shure+se535
Sixtwo
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450 posts since 1/5/10

29 Sep 2011 14:44
padawan wrote: Its the "Jay Ones Plus" I am after cant see them on Amazon……

Ah right, they're not out yet. ETA: Q4 2011.
terria
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250 posts since 31/3/11

29 Sep 2011 15:38
@ Noble Puzzled Not sure what that means ?

My post does seem a bit ocd but i just went on amazon reviews when
i bought the etymotics and shures and both didn't work out.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

29 Sep 2011 15:40
the jay fours are good enough
carl lewis
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23582 posts since 14/10/04

29 Sep 2011 15:43
If you want good cheap beater joints this is the way to go for £17

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/1126226/Sennheiser-CX-300-In-Ear-Headphones/Product.html?ptsl=1&ob;=Price&fb;=0
TCB
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3567 posts since 5/7/11

29 Sep 2011 17:08
^ These aren't bad at all for the cost. Bass isn't 100% but the sound is crisp and fucking loud.
Hanto
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1636 posts since 30/11/09

29 Sep 2011 17:20
Terria has a point about the cables. Shure have told me in the past that if you use them for exercise, the sweat can affect the cables. Not sure if it's for their entire headphone range but for the ones that i have the cables are detachable and can therefore be replaced as they were losing money by having to replace the ear buds. E.g. for my ones the cable costs about £40 to replace, whereas each bud is about £200 each or something ridiculous. Also, if they break and shure has changed the design or spec of the one's you have, chances are they will replace it for the latest model for nothing extra, which is what happened with me! Smiling

Finally, they look slightly ridiculous and are over head ones but Koss Porta-Pros are really good for the money, usually sub £20.
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

29 Sep 2011 18:52
i got some of the aiaiai in-ears for 15 quid in tk maxx, very impressed so far, especially by the sound cancelling qualities.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

29 Sep 2011 23:35
terria wrote: @ Noble Puzzled Not sure what that means ?

My post does seem a bit ocd but i just went on amazon reviews when
i bought the etymotics and shures and both didn't work out.
wasnt beefing mate, just the post was reminicent of a hello world post, concise, informative and articulate.
padawan
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4009 posts since 27/6/03

30 Sep 2011 12:30
Got the aJay 4's…thanks everyone for recommendations….
carl lewis
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23582 posts since 14/10/04

30 Sep 2011 12:31
How much?
padawan
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4009 posts since 27/6/03

30 Sep 2011 12:41
£50 - (free £10 itunes voucher)Ritcher sounds