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I want good sound quality headphones. What do I look for?

by bestnews / October 29, 2005 7:44 AM PDT

Hi!

I have decided to get a cd/duel deck cassette player.
It will be a small shelf unit or a high-end boom
box type. I want to get the best sounding headphones I can buy in the $100 to $150 range. What should I look for in a good open-aire(vented) pair of headphones? I'm going to be listening in a reclining position to very soft, quite, peaceful music. Any
advice would be appreciated, especially "techy" stuff like ohms, dbs etc.

Thank you,

Philip -bestnews

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Sound
by HTHMAN / October 29, 2005 1:25 PM PDT

All that matters is the sound. Try them out and find a pair that suits your taste. I prefer over the ear as opposed to on the ear types for their external sound deadening qualities.

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a few brands
by masterying01 / October 29, 2005 4:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Sound

3 brands that come to mind are AKG, Grado, and Sennheiser. i would definitely consider the grado or akg's first. i'd go into a place with a lot of those headphones, PUT THEM ON YOUR HEAD, and see if its comfortable. everyone is made differently and personally, i like in ear headphones cause my ears are too big and the headphones hurt my ears after pressing against them for more then a few hours. sony is way too uncomfortable for a lot of people, and bose is just bad.

once u know what you're looking for, nice deals can be found on ebay.

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10/29 a few brands
by bestnews / November 25, 2005 5:51 AM PST
In reply to: a few brands

Hi!

Thank you for your 10/29 head phone brand reply.
I finally found your email address.

bestnews

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10/29 post
by bestnews / November 25, 2005 5:43 AM PST
In reply to: Sound

Hi!

Thank you for your info 10/29 reply
concerning head phones. I finally
found your email address.

bestnews

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10/29 post
by bestnews / November 25, 2005 5:48 AM PST
In reply to: Sound

Hi!

Thank you for your info 10/29 reply
concerning head phones. I finally
found your email address.

bestnews

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1 word SENNHEISER!!!!!!!!
by junkinOLtrunk / October 29, 2005 5:57 PM PDT

Seriously most consitstenly the best and you can pick them up pretty decently on EBAY.

Just Note: I have multiple sets but the 1 I have on is HD590. It is open air and goes over the entire ear. SUPER COMFORTABLE, but someone can hear your sound. However it is minimal and my wife has no problem sleeping right now, next to me Wink

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10/29 Sennheiser reply
by bestnews / November 25, 2005 5:54 AM PST

Hi!

Thank you for your 10/29 "Sennheiser" reply. I finally
found your email address.

bestnews

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Frequency Response
by jaydgus / October 7, 2008 7:23 AM PDT

IMHO, Frequency Response. A decent pair should have a frequency response of 6-23000 Hz. It won't matter how expensive or which name brand, if the frequency response is 100-whatever Hz, you won't hear the good bass and vice versa. Now, how expensive or which name brand influences durability and sound isolation. If in-ear, look for a choice in size of rubber ear piece as it affects the sound quality and isolation.

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umm
by bevillan / October 7, 2008 11:57 PM PDT

I think you guys are talking to a bot...just look at his replies.

But on subject - if you want noise-canceling headphones check out Audio Technica's offering. They are highly rated and cost about half as much as the Bose noise canceling headphones. I own a pair and they are very comfortable.

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by jonnybones / October 8, 2008 11:52 AM PDT
In reply to: umm

"I think you guys are talking to a bot...just look at his replies." bearvp FTW

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o well
by jaydgus / October 14, 2008 2:20 PM PDT
In reply to: umm

I just thought I'd throw my two cents in for anyone landing here on a search. I just think the technical spec's can be really valuable in making a good purchase. For example, I was looking at a Bose set and there was nothing technical on the box as if to say 'hey we're Bose, take us on just the name.'

Cheers

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