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    I personally like Audiotechnica headphones. I have the ATH A900 art monitors and thye are super comfortable and sound great. Not the best for bass . If your using them with a laptop you should look into external sound cards / headphone amps as well. Really helps bring out the sound.

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    I just purchased these Koss PortaPro Headphones and started listening with them yesterday. They sound great and have a great 80's style look to them. The sound is so powerful I feel like i'm wearing my big clunky Sennheiser's. I purchased these for work because I wasn't entirely satisified with the sound I was getting from my bluetooth Rocketfish headphones (though they are pretty decent). These Koss headphones are noticebly more crisp and have very good and deep bass that was missing from the Rocketfish. I do the majority of my music listening at my desk at work so I expect to get heavy use out of these.

    They are fairly inexpensive at right around $30.



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    To this day, I think Koss makes the most comfortable earbud, which also have that added bass you were talking about.


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    I couldn't find a more suitable thread, but can anyone recommend a good ipod (preferably portable) home theater system? I was going to go with Bose, but I'm sure there are other options worth considering. Thanks.

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    Portable and home theatre system kind of conflict in wants... Are you specifically looking for something with an ipod dock that you can take with you everywhere, but also isn't too quiet? At Fry's the best option I've seen is about ~$100 or less for a Sony boombox that gets pretty good volume, it also plays CDs (a lot of docks boomboxes dont)

    Problem with the Bose dock - needs to be plugged in. That's where it stops being portable for me. A friend of mine found a solar powered ipod (brookstone or bed&bath?) speaker dock, it sounded great and was around $150. The charges definitely lasted a while as long as you fully charged it before blasting some music.

    I've got a Sony 7.1 receiver that also has a wireless adapter for your local network, so you could get a great setup for your home where you can play simply from your laptop, it just wouldn't be portable.

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    I have a less than stellar battery powered portable that I take camping and what not. This one I just want to keep in my house (but ideally would be able to move it from room to room without much effort).

    EDIT* Something that won't take up a ton of space.
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    Mugwog is correct in that anything that can be battery powered probably won't give you the desired power for home use. you might be looking for two different items here. Heather has a Bose dock that is tiny and the volume and clarity that comes out of those tiny speakers is pretty amazing. It's very easy to move around, but it does require being plugged in.
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    i'm looking for headphones. i am ok buying two sets of headphones if need be.

    i mainly use my iPod at work to drown everyone else out and while exercising (walking/elliptical). i've found while using the elliptical that my headphone cords are too long and get caught on things. also the buds tend to fall out of my ears. and i made the mistake of buying a really awful pair that sound almost like a stethoscope in that i can hear everything the cord touches.

    any recommendations for quality headphones in both categories?
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    I've also Sennheiser RS 140's because I love to use wireless headphones so i've buy it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairmenmeow47 View Post
    i'm looking for headphones. i am ok buying two sets of headphones if need be.

    i mainly use my iPod at work to drown everyone else out and while exercising (walking/elliptical). i've found while using the elliptical that my headphone cords are too long and get caught on things. also the buds tend to fall out of my ears. and i made the mistake of buying a really awful pair that sound almost like a stethoscope in that i can hear everything the cord touches.

    any recommendations for quality headphones in both categories?
    My girlfriend has Beats in-ears that sound great and they have a flat cord that works perfectly for exercising.

    http://www.beatsbydre.com/earphones/...efault,pd.html

    You can probably find them a little cheaper than 150 if you look around. I normally don't recommend Beats but these are great for working out. They also have the ones that hook over your ear, but these definitely stay put without it.
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    I got my gal a pair of Beats, she's really digging them. I'm a little jealous myself and was hesitant to even buy them at first. I am thoroughly impressed with the clarity and range of sound. I want a pair, but I destroy earbuds/Headphones in general. I don't want to mangle a $100+ set in a weeks time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MostlyMellow View Post
    I personally like Audiotechnica headphones. I have the ATH A900 art monitors and thye are super comfortable and sound great. Not the best for bass . If your using them with a laptop you should look into external sound cards / headphone amps as well. Really helps bring out the sound.
    +1. Audio Technica's are credited. ATH 500s.

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    I want these. Badly.

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    Anyone recommend some headphones or earbuds that are good at blocking out engine noise on airplanes but don't cost a fortune? I'd mostly be using them for watching movies so the ability to hear dialog over engine noise without playing them at full blast is more important than overall audio quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazercmh View Post
    Anyone recommend some headphones or earbuds that are good at blocking out engine noise on airplanes but don't cost a fortune? I'd mostly be using them for watching movies so the ability to hear dialog over engine noise without playing them at full blast is more important than overall audio quality.
    I'm looking for the same. I have some nice earbuds, but the last time I used them on a plane, I could barely hear anything.

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    They've been much discussed in here, but I found the Sennheiser HD 280 Pros to be great for that, and they can be had for under $100. They definitely do not do what Bose noise-canceling headphones do (which is completely insane in how effective they are), but it was a night and day difference compared to the earbuds i had used previously. They're great headphones regardless of travel uses too.
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    The Sennheisers look nice. Earbuds would be more convenient for travel, but the Senns could be an option if I can't find any earbuds that would do the trick at a similar price.

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    The Audio Technica ATH M50's are one of the best purchases I've ever made.

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    I mistakenly posted in a different thread. Sorry for the double-post.

    Anyone here have input on quality headphones (primarily for my laptop, iPad and sometimes my iPhone)?

    I am looking at picking up a pair of Bowers & Wilkens P7s. I have had a pair of P5s for a couple of years which I really enjoy but I am told the P7s are a significant step up in quality. The P5s are considered 'on-ear' while the P7s are 'over-ear' which assists with better sound...

    I am open to suggestions and thought someone here would have an informed opinion. Any ideas?

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    I have V-Moda's (Crossfade LP2?) and LOVE THEM. I dont think I will want another pair of headphones unless they break somehow. The sound is great for me yet I'm not a audiophile and I like that the Headset is made from Metal so it won't shatter like Beat's headset does. Also they look really cool.
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    What type of music do you listen to, and how faithful of a reproduction of the original recording are you looking the 'phones to put out?

    If you're looking for a flat response, I'd go with the Sennheiser HD25s.
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    It's recommended a lot in this thread but I have the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro and love it. Super durable and fits big heads. The cord is really long so doesn't work well on the move. But I use it all the time with laptop, receivers/mixer, and iPad for at home listening.

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    In case anyone's interested, I ended up getting Audio-Technica-ATH-ANC7B for noise cancelling on flights, and they work great. I flew with a friend who has the Bose headphones and was able to do a direct comparison. The Bose do cancel better, but not $150 better. The Audio-Technicas have worked out really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insbordnat View Post
    What type of music do you listen to, and how faithful of a reproduction of the original recording are you looking the 'phones to put out?

    If you're looking for a flat response, I'd go with the Sennheiser HD25s.
    I listen to a pretty wide spectrum of music on any given day. I would want these to to be my 'go-to' headphones if I am working on my laptop or travelling by plane.

    I think I am going to swing by a store this afternoon and do a side-by-side test with Sennheiser HD25s vs. my P5s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    I have V-Moda's (Crossfade LP2?) and LOVE THEM. I dont think I will want another pair of headphones unless they break somehow. The sound is great for me yet I'm not a audiophile and I like that the Headset is made from Metal so it won't shatter like Beat's headset does. Also they look really cool.
    How is the noise cancellation on these?

    I felt the same about my P5s - I never thought I would want another pair of headphones. Unfortunately, I lent them to my best friend to try and he fell asleep with them on, rolled over and crushed the volume control on the wire....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazercmh View Post
    In case anyone's interested, I ended up getting Audio-Technica-ATH-ANC7B for noise cancelling on flights, and they work great. I flew with a friend who has the Bose headphones and was able to do a direct comparison. The Bose do cancel better, but not $150 better. The Audio-Technicas have worked out really well.

    I looked at these and I passed because of negative reviews regarding head size. I have been told I have a Charlie Brown-sized head and I was concerned they were going to make my head feel like it was in a vice. Is there any merit to this criticism?

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    I have a big head, too, and it's true that the Audio Technicas have sometimes bothered me a little on really long flights, but overall I haven't had much of a problem with that. I wouldn't really recommend them for daily use, especially for music. I think their strength is the noise cancellation for the price. I use them to listen to movies/TV shows on planes, not for listening to music.

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    Sorry for the late response on this -- been travelling and then catching up with real life.

    My wife ended up buying the P7s for me as an early Xmas gift (she knew I had some long flights coming up.)

    The P7s are warm and luxurious. I feel like I should wear a smoking jacket when listening to them. The noise cancellation works really well (I was told there was a screaming kid behind me on a 4.5 hr flight but I didn't even notice the little shit.). These aren't the cheapest but they are an excellent listen.

    My only negative comment is the headphones don't lay flat when you put them away in the case -- which makes storage in a briefcase or laptop bag bulky. Oh well...

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