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Posted by Lord TJ on 14.11.2007 at 20:23
What kind of headphones/earbuds do you have for your metal? Are they good? Bad? Why?

The other day I got these PHILIPS ear buds. I thought they were going to be pretty good for $15, but they suck! The rubber things don't even stay in my ear! The chords are even the same size! I am going to return them for my money back!



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Pazdzioch
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  03.02.2013 at 02:50
I own Sennheiser HD 202 and sound quality satisfied me (got it as a gift so don't complaining ). However I wouldn't recommend them to people with big ears due to the shape. For the price it's really a good choice, I think.
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nobody

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  03.02.2013 at 15:18
I got at my B day wirless headåfones, 100m ... I still cant get lil tech dificultes like distrubing sound, something is wrong at my room, transmittor stands on the floor, is best , music is OK, but when there is silence there is dzzzzzzzzz sound. I cant find better place because plug in cable is half m long and I need plug it in on my PC ... but otyherwise damn awesome, specely when others are at home or nightime
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Thought Police

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  03.02.2013 at 18:21
Written by Pazdzioch on 03.02.2013 at 02:50

I own Sennheiser HD 202 and sound quality satisfied me (got it as a gift so don't complaining ). However I wouldn't recommend them to people with big ears due to the shape. For the price it's really a good choice, I think.

I'm fairly sure I used to own those many years ago. They were indeed very uncomfortable to wear. Very tight and they hurt my ears after a while.
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GoatBrewGuild

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From: USA

  06.02.2013 at 19:12
I need to find some nice portable headphones that don't have to get fully stuck in my ear. I don't like having my ear clogged like that.

I just bought the Sony Pulse Elite headphones. They're for the PS3 but have this bass technology in them that makes them fucking amazing for metal. 7.1 and immense sound...fuck yea.
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Koen Smits

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From: Belgium

  11.02.2013 at 21:28
I only use headphones at home and these are mine: Sennheiser HD 598, Sennheiser HD 205 and a purple Skullcandy Uprock (a gift that is still in the original box since it can never come close to the Sennheisers.
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Jpageforever

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  26.03.2013 at 17:14
I had some SkullCandy headphones. They were amazing!! They broke, though, I think I turned the volume up too much all the time and blew a circuit or something
josuu

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Age: 35
From: Finland
  11.07.2013 at 22:05
I travel a lot for my work and listen to music in a plane. I'm looking to buy a new pair of decent headphones. I can't decide between Sennheiser HD598 or Bose AE2... Obviously in a plane it would be quite important to have a good noise isolation, Bose's dont actually have that, but at least the Amazon reviews said that they would still isolate enough noise. Does anyone here have any experience?
Olli

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  14.07.2013 at 01:32
Written by GoatBrewGuild on 06.02.2013 at 19:12

I need to find some nice portable headphones that don't have to get fully stuck in my ear. I don't like having my ear clogged like that.

I just bought the Sony Pulse Elite headphones. They're for the PS3 but have this bass technology in them that makes them fucking amazing for metal. 7.1 and immense sound...fuck yea.

I actually just clicked this thread to talk about the Pulse Elite.. they're bloody awesome even when used passively. Listening to the new Havok album on them right now and damn.. so good
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  20.12.2013 at 23:51
Skull Candy earbuds are garbage. I've maybe boughten 5 pairs over the years and they all break within a few months. For $30+ I find that to be terrible. Sony's plain vanilla earbuds for the same price have always been superior. Thinking about headphones but they wont be skullcandy... mainly for that high def pornography though.
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Troy Killjoy
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  21.12.2013 at 02:27
I had Skull Candy headphones and earphones in the past, didn't like either of them. I also have a 180 dollar pair of Sony stereo headphones kickin' around somewhere but they've all been bested by this cheap-o knockoff private brand headphones I got for like 40 bucks at an overstock department store.
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  21.12.2013 at 03:46
I need a set of over the ears for recording and studio work. I can't hear shit when I'm drumming. I'd never use them out in public for music listening though, too bulky. Usually I just use iPhone earbuds which suck pretty bad, but I'm too poor to afford a decent set.
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CaptainRhodes

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  27.12.2013 at 22:34
I think if you buy used and aim for a pair above $50 and keep comfort as the main selling point you can get as good a pair of headphones as you'll ever need. I got a pair of Audio Technica AD700s for $80 a couple years ago. Most comfortable and amazing sounding headphones I've ever even tried much less owned. Don't buy 'em if you've got a small head though. I gave 'em to my girlfriend (who has a small head) as a birthday present and she had nothing nice to say about the way they fit. Blew my mind, because before those I didn't even know headphones could be comfortable.

Another nice thing about the AD700s is they don't have any artificial bass, but they're studio phones with a lot of range, so an equalizer will get you the bass if you really want it. Also, they make look like a space alien (awesome).
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  06.05.2014 at 02:22
I said to myself if I didn't spend too much at Temples fest I'd buy myself some new headphones for home use. Seeing as I found an off license with 79p cans of (awful) cider I managed to save a decent amount. Was going to opt for a pair of Grado SR125i headphones but after reading around it seems there's little tangible difference over the cheaper SR80i ones, so opted for those. Pretty modestly priced pair in the Grado range but everything I've read leads me to believe they sound pretty fantastic, especially for the metulz. I'll probably mod the absolute balls off them too.

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  06.05.2014 at 10:16
Use only Sennheiser and only outside, now it's Sennheiser HD 215 II, pretty good.
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Thought Police

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  07.05.2014 at 02:32
Well I went and bought a FiiO E07K DAC / AMP as it seeemed wrong to plug those headphones up there into a sub £5 external sound card. Pretty pricey but I figured I can sell my iGrados now and wear my SR80is out and about.
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  07.05.2014 at 13:42
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.05.2014 at 02:22

Was going to opt for a pair of Grado SR125i headphones but after reading around it seems there's little tangible difference over the cheaper SR80i ones, so opted for those. Pretty modestly priced pair in the Grado range but everything I've read leads me to believe they sound pretty fantastic, especially for the metulz. I'll probably mod the absolute balls off them too.


So what do you think of them so far? I was on the look out for a decent set of cans recently & was very close to ordering a pair of Grado's on several occasions but opted out as there's no dealers nearby & I read a lot of reviews complaining about comfort issues (although praising their sound). I would've had to order them online without ever trying them which I didn't want to take the risk on.

In the end I picked myself up the Audio Technica ATH-A900x cans. They retail for $300 on their official website but I got them for $100 so it was a no-brainer. I'm not a fan of the wing support system on them but I modded them to fit right & I must say they are the comfiest & best sounding headphones I've ever had.
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Thought Police

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  07.05.2014 at 13:49
Written by Nefarious on 07.05.2014 at 13:42


So what do you think of them so far? I was on the look out for a decent set of cans recently & was very close to ordering a pair of Grado's on several occasions but opted out as there's no dealers nearby & I read a lot of reviews complaining about comfort issues (although praising their sound). I would've had to order them online without ever trying them which I didn't want to take the risk on.

In the end I picked myself up the Audio Technica ATH-A900x cans. They retail for $300 on their official website but I got them for $100 so it was a no-brainer. I'm not a fan of the wing support system on them but I modded them to fit right & I must say they are the comfiest & best sounding headphones I've ever had.

Still waiting for them It seems like there's quite a few different pads and bowls you can get for them which I imagine would alleviate any discomfort, and I'll probably get the L Cushion pads anyway as they supposedly improve the sound quite a bit.

I imagine they're no better than those Audio Technica ones though going by what I've read and heard. Seems like a pretty damn good purchase, especially for the price you paid for them.
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Thought Police

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  08.05.2014 at 20:15
Got my Grados. Have modded the poo out of them; quarter mod, removed the grill cloth, opened up the back and vented the driver as well as stuck some blu-tack on the back of the driver (until I can get some dynamat, if I can be bothered).

Whole thing sounds amazing. Picking up so many details and layers (and mistakes) in albums I've listened to hundreds of times. I might actually send the DAC / amp back and save £70 as it already sounds great. Maybe just get a more stable external sound card instead. I'll see if it makes any difference though when it arrives.
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Schizoid6.6

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From: USA

  12.05.2014 at 03:27
The new Beats Studio and before that, the old Beats studio. Even for a 'bling factor,' they still bring pretty good clarity although a reduction in bass with two-way noise cancellation. I compared them to other Bose and Sennheiser's and still liked them best, but perhaps I wasn't listening to the right type of Bose. Oh well, it's a little hard to thoroughly shop for good headphones while on deployment. I'm satisfied for now.
Esgeea

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  12.10.2014 at 12:05
I guess I have an addiction for Sennheiser, in ear. I had a pair for 3-4 years, after they were broken I bought some Sennheiser again of course, but I've lost them after 2 months of using so I bought some earphones on my way home hoping those will be ok... but I realised how obsessed with good sound I am, I really hated those until I bought Sennheiser again and now I'm very happy, I'm using them like a maniac.
They are very very good, even the cheapest ones. As I've noticed, they will often (always?) have a higher (much higher) quality than others that have the same price.
K†ulu
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  14.10.2014 at 11:51
Written by Esgeea on 12.10.2014 at 12:05

I guess I have an addiction for Sennheiser, in ear. I had a pair for 3-4 years, after they were broken I bought some Sennheiser again of course, but I've lost them after 2 months of using so I bought some earphones on my way home hoping those will be ok... but I realised how obsessed with good sound I am, I really hated those until I bought Sennheiser again and now I'm very happy, I'm using them like a maniac.
They are very very good, even the cheapest ones. As I've noticed, they will often (always?) have a higher (much higher) quality than others that have the same price.

Out of curiosity, what model exactly are you talking about?
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Esgeea

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  24.11.2014 at 00:35
Written by K†ulu on 14.10.2014 at 11:51

Out of curiosity, what model exactly are you talking about?


The ones that I have now are Sennheiser In-Ear CX 175 Street
K†ulu
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  24.11.2014 at 20:50
Written by Esgeea on 24.11.2014 at 00:35

Written by K†ulu on 14.10.2014 at 11:51

Out of curiosity, what model exactly are you talking about?


The ones that I have now are Sennheiser In-Ear CX 175 Street

That's interesting. I have tried CX-300 II and even some higher class IEMs, but I was utterly not impressed by either. Too much bass and simple lack of clarity.

Compared to the $25 Panasonic RP-HJE270 had used previously and especially the $80 Hippo VB I was using at the time of testing Sennheisers, they both sounded terrible. I went with Shure SE-215 for $125. They were truly superior to Etymotic or Klipsch (and definitely Sennheiser) models in the same price range.

I went a little offtopic, but this is a just a reference for you
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  24.11.2014 at 23:26
I have these POS earbuds called, Sol Republic jax. They work pretty alright for about 3 months and then they break. I have this dumb system worked out were I get the year warranty at Radio Shack, Then because of said garbage quality I return them every 3-4 months and get another free pair + the $7 warranty price. Its probably around $25 a year for qualitatively questionable hardware, not sure how this stacks up, but for now it works.
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