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    I want a new pair of head or earphones, preferably something that isn't too big that I can't wear them in public, and under £100? I like the quality of the sennheisers my brother has and they're £30, but everyone can hear very clearly what you're listening to, is there a pair that blocks the sound? Thanks!

    Edit: now that I'm leaning more towards earphones, does it make a difference if I want to use them when I'm running? As in should I be looking at anything specifically for exercising or would it be better just to get normal in-ears?
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    Whatever you do, don't buy skull candy :s
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    If you get a pair of in-ear headphones, it not only blocks out sound from outside but also prevents sound being leaked out to the surroundings.

    Sennheiser have a nice selection of in-ear headphones. My last ones were the CX500s and they were decent.
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    stay away from seinheisers. they make beautiful sounding headphones but the build quality is rubbish. every single pair I have owned, be they for djing or just personal use have fallen apart (usually around where the wire joins the cup).
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    (Original post by Darth Vader 7)
    If you get a pair of in-ear headphones, it not only blocks out sound from outside but also prevents sound being leaked out to the surroundings.

    Sennheiser have a nice selection of in-ear headphones. My last ones were the CX500s and they were decent.
    thanks, I'm definitely leaning toward earphones rather than headphones, I've been looking but there are soo so many, and I can't seem to find the prices :/
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    Luckily there's always an obsessed audiophile at hand...
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/mult...added-04-19-12
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    (Original post by Mister Dead)
    stay away from seinheisers. they make beautiful sounding headphones but the build quality is rubbish. every single pair I have owned, be they for djing or just personal use have fallen apart (usually around where the wire joins the cup).
    really? what do you suggest I go for instead? And is this on the angled cups or the straight ones?
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    (Original post by MrCarmady)
    Luckily there's always an obsessed audiophile at hand...
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/mult...added-04-19-12
    wow, I just clicked on the in-ear headphones bit, that's overwhelming haha! definitely need to set aside some time for this!
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    (Original post by maxcartwright)
    Whatever you do, don't buy skull candy :s
    haha wasn't planning on it
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    (Original post by Deema)
    wow, I just clicked on the in-ear headphones bit, that's overwhelming haha! definitely need to set aside some time for this!
    Just go to your price range, find the top 3 for value, and read those reviews, see what qualities are more important to you personally. That guy is a god (he has the same thing for portable headphones, btw)
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    (Original post by Mister Dead)
    stay away from seinheisers. they make beautiful sounding headphones but the build quality is rubbish. every single pair I have owned, be they for djing or just personal use have fallen apart (usually around where the wire joins the cup).
    Ill 2nd this- they do have great sound, but will fall apart if you pick them up too hard, as i found out with my neckband- gym ones.
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    I have these in both the earphones and headphones, and I'd recommend both. But for you, definitely the earphones as the headphones do leak noise.

    The build quality is good, the headphones especially seem very sturdy and the earphones are similar, quite boy-ish looking but they do the job perfectly and don't start to hurt your ears after a while like some earphones do. I use them whilst lying in bed a lot and the wire hasn't started to bend/fray near the plug or anything like that.
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    (Original post by Indo-Chinese Food)
    Ill 2nd this- they do have great sound, but will fall apart if you pick them up too hard, as i found out with my neckband- gym ones.

    (Original post by MrCarmady)
    Just go to your price range, find the top 3 for value, and read those reviews, see what qualities are more important to you personally. That guy is a god (he has the same thing for portable headphones, btw)

    I've had a quick glance at the site and definitely going for a pair of xears, possibly the nature n3i's if they're still available somewhere.
    (Original post by StefanieLouise)
    I have these in both the earphones and headphones, and I'd recommend both. But for you, definitely the earphones as the headphones do leak noise.

    The build quality is good, the headphones especially seem very sturdy and the earphones are similar, quite boy-ish looking but they do the job perfectly and don't start to hurt your ears after a while like some earphones do. I use them whilst lying in bed a lot and the wire hasn't started to bend/fray near the plug or anything like that.

    The one's I think I've settled on are actually quite similar to this, but I'll look into these as well just in case I'm spending money needlessly. Although sound quality is a big deal for me!
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    (Original post by StefanieLouise)
    I have these in both the earphones and headphones, and I'd recommend both. But for you, definitely the earphones as the headphones do leak noise.

    The build quality is good, the headphones especially seem very sturdy and the earphones are similar, quite boy-ish looking but they do the job perfectly and don't start to hurt your ears after a while like some earphones do. I use them whilst lying in bed a lot and the wire hasn't started to bend/fray near the plug or anything like that.
    I'll second this. Got these the other day, quality is great for what you're paying, not worth paying more for a small improvement.
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    I'd love to know what people are doing with their headphones that they break so quickly, I own two sets of Sennheiser and my brother has two of his own, mine are both over two years old and my brother has one three year old set and another six month old set, all working perfectly.
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    they you're the lucky ones, as countless other threads/anectdotes etc will spell out if you go lookin.

    this is what I use now and they're excellent:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SoundMagic-P...5954091&sr=1-3
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    (Original post by Deema)
    I've had a quick glance at the site and definitely going for a pair of xears, possibly the nature n3i's if they're still available somewhere.
    I'm impressed the code still appears to work, I might grab a pair soon.
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    I keep my Sennheiser MX360 earphones at the bottom of my bag where it gets tangled all the time, but they still work fine after three years =)

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