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headphones suggestions

by adithya88 / March 13, 2007 2:36 PM PDT

I've been using a Shure E2C with my MP3 player and laptop for the past year now and I feel the bass is a bit lacking.

I am looking to find headphones with similar sound quality/clarity but with more bass. I'm leaning towards full size headphones (like the sennheiser EH-150) because I've been using in ear or earbud headphones for as long as I remember and want to try something differnt.

Can someone give me some suggestions. Also, which do you think is better for longer periods of listening, in ear or full size?

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Had same problem
by [Roc] / March 14, 2007 9:16 AM PDT
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I dont think your headphones lack bass, its your laptop. Most laptops soundcards are built in the motherboard, so to start with there isnt enough power going to the soundcard for it to produce bass or exceptional bass. I suggest you buy an external soundcard like the 'Creative Exmod' ($80). I connect mine to a usb port, but u have to use a player that allows you to change the bass level. If you really want full sized headphones try the 'Sennheiser 485' for round $80.


Hope this helps.

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Super.fi 5 Pro
by alext / March 15, 2007 4:15 AM PDT
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If you can afford them, the Super.fi 5 Pros are great.

They are also the most affordable in ear phones to have dual drivers, for improved bass.

I also own Shure E4s, which I don't use anymore. I found the bass very lacking on these too. To be fair, I had problems maintaining a tight seal. The bass too bad with a good seal, but still nowhere near the Super.fis.

I also find the Super.fis much more comfortable and easy to put in.

If you want a reasonably priced over ear headphone the AKG-26Ps are quite compact but have great bass.

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Bose TriPort IE
by Osa007 / March 15, 2007 6:32 AM PDT
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Give the Bose Triport in ear headphones a shot and screw Cnet's review, which seems biased to me. Now is the perfect time to get them since Bose have added better silicone tips that won't fall off very easy anymore and it is actually comfortable. It fits irregular shaped ears and small ear canals perfectly. Also Bose offers premium sound, comfortable, and stable in ear bud design for less than what the big dogs are charging including Eshure, which is genius. When in doubt try Bose first. They have not disappointed me since I first bought the QC2 and the in ear triport is only my second Bose headphones.

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bose SUCK
by metalica77 / March 16, 2007 11:29 AM PDT
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OK bose suck with a passion. I have a pair of Sennheiser HD595's as my cans. For earbuds go withe the Super fi.5 EB's or a pair of shure E4c's

You can't go wrong with those. The UE super fi 3's are terrible there is absolutly NO bass. well alittle but if you listen to anything with bass you will be greatly disapointed.

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you want some bass!
by Faztang / March 17, 2007 4:50 AM PDT
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check out the in ear v-moda bass freq headphones.
very comfortable and they rock! you can find them for under $50.
cnet gave them a good review as well.

in ear for the gym full size for watching movies or listening to music while home or on a plane.

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bose 3port
by crossplatform / May 6, 2007 11:14 PM PDT
In reply to: you want some bass!

Bose 3port fits in the ear quite well, at least in mine.
It's not a base in-ear headphone, so you'll need a different style of listening to music when using the boses. All the frequencies are there, high as well as low, but there's no pumping base. Even less than my cheap go-along-with-the creative ZS pcmcia card. But It has a super great sound if you plug your ears right. Especially the high tones sound super!!

I use them to listen to Opera (and bands like Enigma that also have a harmonised build-up) but for music like techno or rap music as well my choice of headphones would be different because you need that pumping base that lacks in these earphones

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A Few Good Phones
by CyberFunk / May 8, 2007 8:55 AM PDT
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If you don't mind carrying a pair of gigantic cans, try the Sony MDR V600, I use them for listening at home.

For something a bit more portable, Koss has started making the KSC 35 again, they're ear clip phones which sound amazing for the price, the bass isn't bad either.

Shure e4s have decent bass.

If you want to go ubergeeky, use a headphone amp to boost the bass. Check out Headwize and HeadFi forums for info on amps.

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