Whoa $500. I bet they cost $30 to make. I would be glad to send both of you guys some earbuds to compare to those. Prolly don't sound quite as nice but for $400 less they do the trick.
don't get the Sony's i won. it was a lovely gesture on Oscar's part, but those 'phones were utter crap. i gave them to my 13yo nephew. he has no clue that they're garbage....he just thinks they look cool and is psyched that they were free.
jeff, out of curiosity, which V-Modas are available at your generous boardie discount?
i loved my Vibes for years before coming across the Soundmagics. maybe the 2nd gen of those might bring me back?
I've always been a Shure person, but I've been using the V-Modas more often, lately, because they're pretty damn comfortable.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
Anyone have suggestions on over the ear or clip on headphones $100 or lower? Not a fan of buds at all and my stanton headphones just broke as well as my small philips clip ons. I don't really like ear bud style headphones but was thinking about getting these Sennheiser OCX 880's since it's not completely ear bud headphones. Any suggestions or reviews would help. Thanks.
I will give a pair of crossfade's to the coachella lineup pool winner. Or mostly likely the 2nd place person since i'm gonna win.
I've tried V-Moda phones before... They are solid for the price point. But they don't really meet my needs.
I get the 535s for 250 bucks... which is cost. Nothing can beat the value there. I was really happy with my 230s... got a chance to try out the 535s last week (3 drivers!) and I was blown away.
Yea the engineers here say they have some hearing aid technology they license for those. Thats why the price point it so high.
Again, I could definitely be wrong. This could definitely be one factor in the price point, but there are probably many more factors in terms of build quality and component quality as well.
I asked another engineer and he basically confirmed what you said.
He just said 3 drivers to me like 16 times.
Where can I get 4 drivers?
I mentioned them in the hip hop thread somewhat recently, but I think the Sennheiser HD-280 PROs are some of the best headphones for your money at $100 or less.
We use these at the studio I work at and I absolutely love them. they're sturdy, very comfortable, and sound great. The over-ear cushions are really soft and do a lot in terms of noise-cancelling. Also, at 64-ohms they don't require a ton of amplification. If you take care of them they're last a looong time too!
Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about Bose headphones? I was looking into their in-ear headphones but really don't know either way.
I got some bose noise cancelling headphones as an early birthday gift. I suspect they're not nearly as good as some of the gear that's floating around this thread, but nice gift.
speaking of cans, this song is so fucking awesome for geeking out on sound quality. you may not like the song, but if you're a fan of well-produced, richly-layered/textured samples, this will most surely get you off (scroll down and click "download now" for the mp3). the opening with the synth dropping into the sub-bass is tits.
ps - thanks, Brandon.
I could use some tips from y'all - I plan on buying some earbuds (not headphones) for my mom for Christmas. She just needs them for her iPod for when she goes on walks. I'm looking for something that's obviously better than the earbuds that come with iPods, but not something super intricate, because well she probably wouldn't be able to tell that much of a difference. Looking to spend around $50.
And, probably not canalphones, those seem like they would bug her. Whatever the ones are called the look like hearing aids that have the thing that goes around the ear to hold it in place. That's pretty much what I'm looking for.
As far as comfort goes, which I'm sure she'd appreciate, I haven't seen anything remotely close to these. I think earbuds are uncomfortable, these bad boys feel like memory foam in the ear canal. They squish and then expand once inside, highly recommended.
I know you didn't want to see any of those canalphones, but the Creative EP-630's are really nice. I often fall asleep while wearing them and they don't hurt even if you're on the side of your head. They're also excellent at blocking outside noise. I used them at a party last weekend because the music was bad and I couldn't hear a damn thing! It was great.
They go for between $20-$30, but you can also get them off eBay (where I got mine) for <$5 (got mine for $3) and they're the real deal plus they come with 2 additional ear bud sizes.
As with the Pathfinder's I've owned a pair of those in the past and didn't really enjoy them. I had problems with them staying in my ear and the foam disconnecting from the plastic casing. Ended up returning them a few days later. Of course these could be an improved version of what I had can't really tell. They look the same, but I had mine back in 2007.
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010