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    I'm looking for some headphones, and was just interested in which type people prefer? I think some look really stupid.. :rolleyes:
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    What are you doing with them ? Walking around, sitting at home, recording ?
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    I just bought the Sony MDR-ED31lp's this week. I found them quite difficult to get hold of - Sony shop was the best place (amazon have a waiting period of 4 to 6 weeks) a bit pricey but i think they're worth it.

    What's your budget?
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    (Original post by Dr. Blazed)
    What are you doing with them ? Walking around, sitting at home, recording ?
    Sitting at a desk working.
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    (Original post by G4ry)
    What's your budget?
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    (Original post by Surfing Hamster)
    Sitting at a desk working.

    Get the big cans then. You'll look like a ****, but the sound is soooooo much better.
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    I like big headphones. The smaller ones slip out my ears and make them ache.
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    Get some Seinheisser MX500's. A bit pricey, but are arguably, in terms of sound quality, the best in-ears you can get.
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    (Original post by kingslaw)
    Get some Seinheisser MX500's. A bit pricey, but are arguably, in terms of sound quality, the best in-ears you can get.
    They lack bass so i've heard and the finish is questionable.
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    If its for Walkman I'd make three suggestions. Firstly, they're all Sony, but theirs a choice based on budget and preference.

    1) Cheap in ear ones: http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/st...roductId=99726 OR http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/st...roductId=99747 Both great and good value, they carry a lot of bass and I used to use these all the time.

    2) Mid range, good sound: http://www.sony.co.uk/PageView.do?si...EA+WalkmanSony W.ear: I use the first generation version of these at the mo-they're ace. Not too much bass but great clarity. I think the new ones just look different. About £20-30.

    3) Top of the range Sony in-ear phones: have to be seen to be believed-they have an in ear bud which obscures all outside sound and carries huge amounts of bass. Like having a rave around your head constantly, but about £35 online, so I haven't bought my own yet. http://www.sony.co.uk/PageView.do?si...%2FHEA+Walkman

    These are my picks anyway.
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    I always get neckbands, good for exercise and you don't look like a fool.
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    I prefer open back type. I currently have a pair of £70 Philips HP890s but I want to upgrade to the £250 Senheiser 650's.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I prefer open back type. I currently have a pair of £70 Philips HP890s but I want to upgrade to the £250 Senheiser 650's.
    My last pair were £15, before that £7 and before that £3.
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    (Original post by jumpunderaboat)
    My last pair were £15, before that £7 and before that £3.
    I an ab audiophile though I know of people who have spent £15,000 on a pair of headphones! :cool:
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I an ab audiophile though I know of people who have spent £15,000 on a pair of headphones! :cool:
    :eek: That's like...loads.
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    Yeah my first gen Sony W.ears cost me £23 at Manchester Airport 15mths ago. They were just about to be replaced by the second gen ones, so were discounted. Still, I don't think I could do without them.
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    For portability, Sennheiser MX500s (£29.99)
    Slightly less portability, better sound Koss KSC-50 (£19.99)
    For ultimate listening experience at home/studio monitoring AKG K240 Studio Monitors (£99.99)
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    (Original post by dazmanultra)
    For portability, Sennheiser MX500s (£29.99)
    Slightly less portability, better sound Koss KSC-50 (£19.99)
    For ultimate listening experience at home/studio monitoring AKG K240 Studio Monitors (£99.99)
    I paid £16 for my MX500's :rolleyes: You should give Richersounds a try.
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    (Original post by jumpunderaboat)
    :eek: That's like...loads.
    Yep but don't forget these people have amplifers worth £20k, CD players worth £20k etc. Its a stupid amount of money, I consider my system to be expensive and that is only worth around £1200.
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    Wow, I've found some first generation w.ear 'phones on Kelkoo for £15. Bargain! Sony MDRQ33LPS is the real name.
 
 
 
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