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  • smoothpete 10 Apr 2017 16:25:03 34,267 posts
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    Has anyone used bone conduction headphones? These popped up on my facebook and I have a small but prominent hard-on for them:

    http://zungleinc.com/

    I have low expectations generally but these would be really great for running, potentially.
  • THFourteen 10 Apr 2017 16:37:30 46,186 posts
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    Have a pair of the original Aftershokz

    they are fine for purpose, turn the music up too loud and you still wont hear whats happening around you.

    Also they are basically speakers on your cheeks so everyone will hear you listening to Abba.
  • Tomo 10 Apr 2017 16:54:58 15,588 posts
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    WTF. Never heard of that tech before. Sounds bonkers.
  • Furtive_Pygmy 10 Apr 2017 17:06:44 6,390 posts
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    Well, at least you'd get to use them for about 2 months of the year with the UK weather without looking like a dick.
  • FuzzyDucky 10 Apr 2017 17:09:40 2,551 posts
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    Not to mention the fact you're boned (geddit?!) if you wear regular specs.
  • Armoured_Bear 10 Apr 2017 17:14:25 20,443 posts
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    I want portable closed over-ear headphones with great isolation and minimal leakage to use mostly when travelling.
    I like a fairly neutral sound, I like my AKG K550 headphones in the office.
    Tips?
    I tried the Oppo PM-3 and was really impressed, tempted by them but they are 350 quid so any cheaper recommendations would be good.
  • damagedinc 10 Apr 2017 17:24:23 2,616 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    I want portable closed over-ear headphones with great isolation and minimal leakage to use mostly when travelling.
    I like a fairly neutral sound, I like my AKG K550 headphones in the office.
    Tips?
    I tried the Oppo PM-3 and was really impressed, tempted by them but they are 350 quid so any cheaper recommendations would be good.
    Akg y50's are brilliant and a good compromise

    Edited by damagedinc at 17:24:39 10-04-2017
  • GoatApocalypse 10 Apr 2017 17:52:18 3,093 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear do you really want neutral sound if you're using them while travelling? Unless you listen to classical or jazz, you can get away with coloured sound as, without active noise cancellation, you're going to hear some ambient noise.

    Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 wired are excellent. I used to have a pair of V-Moda M-100 and they were fantastic, albeit quite bassy. Loved their sound, though.
  • Deleted user 10 April 2017 18:04:11
    He listens mostly to Katie Melua
  • Armoured_Bear 10 Apr 2017 18:24:45 20,443 posts
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    GoatApocalypse wrote:
    @Armoured_Bear do you really want neutral sound if you're using them while travelling? Unless you listen to classical or jazz, you can get away with coloured sound as, without active noise cancellation, you're going to hear some ambient noise.

    Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 wired are excellent. I used to have a pair of V-Moda M-100 and they were fantastic, albeit quite bassy. Loved their sound, though.
    I take your point on flying, I'll lookout the Momentums but I definitely don't want a particularly bassy pair.
    Another thing is that I have a big heid so they must be comfortable for large nappers.

    Edited by Armoured_Bear at 19:58:20 10-04-2017
  • GoatApocalypse 10 Apr 2017 19:53:50 3,093 posts
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    @PES_Fanboy don't we all
  • Armoured_Bear 10 Apr 2017 19:59:25 20,443 posts
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    damagedinc wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    I want portable closed over-ear headphones with great isolation and minimal leakage to use mostly when travelling.
    I like a fairly neutral sound, I like my AKG K550 headphones in the office.
    Tips?
    I tried the Oppo PM-3 and was really impressed, tempted by them but they are 350 quid so any cheaper recommendations would be good.
    Akg y50's are brilliant and a good compromise
    Thanks but they're on-ear which my experience suggests will be less comfortable than over-ear.
  • Barrel_Trollz 10 Apr 2017 20:14:49 750 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Has anyone used bone conduction headphones? These popped up on my facebook and I have a small but prominent hard-on for them:

    http://zungleinc.com/

    I have low expectations generally but these would be really great for running, potentially.
    They're not very good sounding. But they work. I returned my pair of Bluez 2S bone conduction headphones. The sound was about the same level as headphones packaged in with a phone, but with no ear fatigue and the ability to answer calls. Neat, but hardly necessary for me. Decided to just stick with my Klipsch R6 pair, since most are Bluetooth and also introduce lag. Only for a very specific use case could I find myself needing them (podcasts, construction work, running, basically where you need situational awareness but not too much quality).
  • smoothpete 10 Apr 2017 20:23:49 34,267 posts
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    Barrel_Trollz wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Has anyone used bone conduction headphones? These popped up on my facebook and I have a small but prominent hard-on for them:

    http://zungleinc.com/

    I have low expectations generally but these would be really great for running, potentially.
    They're not very good sounding. But they work. I returned my pair of Bluez 2S bone conduction headphones. The sound was about the same level as headphones packaged in with a phone, but with no ear fatigue and the ability to answer calls. Neat, but hardly necessary for me.
    Ok thanks. They should work well enough for what I think I'd use them for. If not the sunglasses ones then similar tech. I simply can't use earbuds or any kind of in-ear headphones. I would love to but my ears are the wrong shape. Any headphone that involves jamming something in m ear is a no-go, they just fall out.
  • Armoured_Bear 12 Apr 2017 09:57:47 20,443 posts
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    Going to go for the Oppo PM-3's, I can get them for 325 quid.
    Just to decide between white and black...

    Edited by Armoured_Bear at 10:25:55 12-04-2017
  • THFourteen 12 Apr 2017 10:22:24 46,186 posts
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    Can't remember if i mentioned, but i splashed out on the Sony MDR-1000Xs last month when i got my bonus.

    Loving them, big upgrade on my Sennheiser Momentum 1.0s in terms of features.

    The ambient noise mode is a little bit of a miss which is the only dissapointment i have with them. When its switched on, you can hear the outside world sure, but the moment you start playing music or anything you can't really hear anymore.
  • Armoured_Bear 5 May 2017 15:12:19 20,443 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Going to go for the Oppo PM-3's, I can get them for 325 quid.
    Just to decide between white and black...
    They're fucking lovely, sound great, very comfortable and are beautifully finished.
    Expensive but they feel it and sound it.
  • UncleLou Moderator 5 May 2017 15:26:44 38,772 posts
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    Bought Stax electrostatic "earphones" earlier this year. They're lovely, but not very mobile. :)
  • jaangus 5 May 2017 16:53:41 5,254 posts
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    Has anyone tried any of these 1more quad or triple drivers ?
  • reviewer 5 May 2017 16:57:11 4,740 posts
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    Yeah they're good but not amazing, they're​ in that range where you can spend half or double and get as much enjoyment from what you buy.
  • b0rk 5 May 2017 17:43:20 7,387 posts
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    What's a good pair of wireless headphones for use with a iPhone? Preferably something by AKG and not stupidly expensive. I'd look at some reviews myself but that techy hi-fi shit bores me to death.
  • gamecat 5 May 2017 18:20:29 681 posts
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    AKG Y50BT
  • b0rk 5 May 2017 18:34:17 7,387 posts
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    A'ight
  • Carlo 16 Oct 2017 21:05:48 19,855 posts
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    So... Anyone going to pick up a pair of B&W PX now they've been out a week or two?

    Or even better, already have them and want to share their impressions of them?

    Edited by Carlo at 21:46:22 16-10-2017
  • thumbgoals 18 Oct 2017 21:31:29 31 posts
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    Bought a pair of BOSE QC35ís last week from the BOSE store...as much as I love them the £330 cost was giving me some buyers remorse.

    Popped into Currys this morning just to have a nose and noticed some items in the reduction bin st the front of the store. To my amazement there was a set of BOSE QC20i sitting there for £82. I know these are still about £230 so grabbed them thinking if I liked them I could return the 35ís and save a decent wedge as BOSE stores give you a 30 day return. I took the headphones to the till and the chap went to get them as was obviously just the box. When he returned he put them through the till and then advised me that all the reduced stock was another 50% off so Iíve ended up with a brand spanking set of QC20ís for £41.

    I love the 35ís as they are wireless and the 20ís do have that annoying battery pack thing but they sound almost identical...if anything the ANC on the 20ís is better IMO...the soundstage on the 35ís is superior but then they are over ear. Well happy to save £290. :)
  • gammonbanter 18 Oct 2017 22:55:49 1,637 posts
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    Any recommendations for a decent budget overhead pair? And by budget I mean £15
  • FuzzyDucky 18 Oct 2017 22:58:27 2,551 posts
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    @gammonbanter

    Sony mdr v150 das gud.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-MDR-V150-Headphones-Reversible-Monitoring-Black/dp/B00005QBU9
  • THFourteen 18 Oct 2017 23:17:02 46,186 posts
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    And 24p left for sweets!
  • mrharvest 19 Oct 2017 06:39:34 5,441 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    Bought Stax electrostatic "earphones" earlier this year. They're lovely, but not very mobile. :)
    I just noticed this post from yonks ago. Which model did you get? How have you been enjoying them? Are they your main pair?
  • askew 19 Oct 2017 10:13:49 15,562 posts
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    thumbgoals wrote:
    Bought a pair of BOSE QC35ís last week from the BOSE store...as much as I love them the £330 cost was giving me some buyers remorse.

    Popped into Currys this morning just to have a nose and noticed some items in the reduction bin st the front of the store. To my amazement there was a set of BOSE QC20i sitting there for £82. I know these are still about £230 so grabbed them thinking if I liked them I could return the 35ís and save a decent wedge as BOSE stores give you a 30 day return. I took the headphones to the till and the chap went to get them as was obviously just the box. When he returned he put them through the till and then advised me that all the reduced stock was another 50% off so Iíve ended up with a brand spanking set of QC20ís for £41.

    I love the 35ís as they are wireless and the 20ís do have that annoying battery pack thing but they sound almost identical...if anything the ANC on the 20ís is better IMO...the soundstage on the 35ís is superior but then they are over ear. Well happy to save £290. :)
    :o Sell on eBay?
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