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  • SP 19 Jul 2005 21:02:04 355 posts
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    I've succumbed to the darkside and purchased a shiny new photo Ipod, nice simple and effective.

    The white earphones which are supplied are pretty decent, however for security I'm looking at replacing them with something black. Any recommendations, I've been looking at the Sennheiser MX550's but open to opinion.

    SP
  • Teeth 19 Jul 2005 21:33:55 7,987 posts
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    I've got those sennheisers that fold up, they're great. Nice bass for a tiny set of headphones like that. Could do better with those Sony earphones that have the rubbet bungs on the end. Not sure of the model, sorry.
  • WoodenSpoon 19 Jul 2005 21:46:48 12,251 posts
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    I've got these Sony Fontopia ones, and they're great.

    Once you go from the standard earphones you get with a pod/walkman/on an aeroplane to these you'll never go back.

    Edited by WoodenSpoon at 22:21:46 19-07-2005
  • mentat 19 Jul 2005 22:12:13 5,613 posts
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    sony fontopias.

    As WS says. I'm always pimping them!
  • Khanivor 19 Jul 2005 22:15:37 39,874 posts
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    Got a pair of the Sony's. Even with one ear canal being consdierably smaller then the other thanks to a childhood plagued by ear aches they are super-comfy and sound brilliant.
  • nelsona 19 Jul 2005 22:16:22 567 posts
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    Sony fontopias for me as well :-) Fantastic!
  • WoodenSpoon 19 Jul 2005 22:20:20 12,251 posts
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    Ted Cuntablast wrote:
    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    I've got these Sony Fontaopia ones, and they're great.

    Once you go from the standard earphones you get with a pod/walkman/on an aeroplane to these you'll never go back.
    The Amazon reviews are hardly glowing though...

    Vocal minority, fuck 'em. \o/
  • mentat 19 Jul 2005 22:30:41 5,613 posts
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    Ted Cuntablast wrote:
    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    I've got these Sony Fontaopia ones, and they're great.

    Once you go from the standard earphones you get with a pod/walkman/on an aeroplane to these you'll never go back.
    The Amazon reviews are hardly glowing though...

    Who would you rather trust? Some mindless fools on Amazon, or us lot?

    ....

    Ah.
    It's Amazon, isn't it?

    :)
  • sam_spade 19 Jul 2005 23:05:32 15,745 posts
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    Fonotopias
  • BartonFink 20 Jul 2005 08:07:33 34,777 posts
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    Again Sony Fontopia all the way. Best set of headphones I have ever owned.
  • Ted Cuntablast 8 May 2007 19:54:21 1,444 posts
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  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,291 posts
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    Sennheiser all the way.

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • imamazed 29 Apr 2013 14:20:25 5,451 posts
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    Any reccomendations for some new earphones? My current pair have died, and now I'm looking for some decent replacements. All I'm looking for is good sound quality, or at least as good as can be expected for the amount I'm willing to pay. I'm looking at 10-15, 20 max.

    Suggestions? I know nothing.
  • kalel 29 Apr 2013 14:25:58 83,874 posts
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    Klipsch S3 is probably your best bet at that price.
  • kalel 29 Apr 2013 14:28:07 83,874 posts
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    Oh wait, those are more than I thought they were.

    Er...dunno. That's really cheap. I imagine pretty much everything at that price is probably similarly crap (sorry).
  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 14:28:37 6,521 posts
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    @imamazed I'd say also the Klipsche S3 (I have the s4's and they are excellent), or maybe the Sennheiser Cx 200/300.
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 14:29:47 55,848 posts
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    Yeah, the sennheiser are the go to ones at that price.

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  • Dougs 29 Apr 2013 14:29:54 64,895 posts
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    Yeah, Sennheiser CX300 can be had for about that price. They're ace.
  • kalel 29 Apr 2013 14:33:55 83,874 posts
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    Yeah, once you get into the 30-40 range there's some decent headphones on offer. the CX300s are the standard go to in that bracket (although I prefer the shape of Klipsche).

    You can get the new Apple earphones for 25 I guess, but seriously, a fiver more and you're into proper nice headphone territory.
  • imamazed 29 Apr 2013 14:36:34 5,451 posts
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    Thanks for the input guys. Those two seem to be more in the 35-40 range than the 15-20 range, I'll have to look around. I don't want to spend too much, because, well, I use my earphones all the time all over the place and they're liable to break so I don't want anything too good.

    Edited by imamazed at 14:37:00 29-04-2013
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 14:36:36 55,848 posts
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    For me, I found that the new shaped apple earphones sounded better than a lot of ones in that price bracket, purely thanks to them being more ergonomic.

    I dont know if its my ears (it probably is) but the silicon earbuds on cheaper headphones offer poor fit, but the apple ones were actually ok and as such were far more rounded because the seal didnt keep breaking.

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  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 14:41:25 6,521 posts
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    @imamazed I get your point, but seriously you will get a lot more for your money for 30. My Klipsche s4's had a 2 year guarantee so if the s3's have that you'll be good.

    My sennheiser cx300's also lasted a lot of use for several years.
  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 14:43:09 6,521 posts
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    I have to say that most reviews ive seen of the new apple phones say they have among the worst sound quality of any in their price range.

    At that price sennheiser and Klipsche are the two brands to go for. (Just get sennheisers from a good store as lots of fakes around)
  • kalel 29 Apr 2013 14:43:37 83,874 posts
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    I'd avoid the sort of cheap headphones they sell in HMV and places, like JVC Marshmallow and such. Horrible things.

    Panasonic do some around that price. Probably your best bet. Although I will warn about false economy - you may not want to spend much, but you don't want to spend so little that the thing you get isn't fit for purpose...
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 14:47:50 55,848 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    I have to say that most reviews ive seen of the new apple phones say they have among the worst sound
    http://www.whathifi.com/review/apple-earpods

    Are we talking about the same ones?

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  • kalel 29 Apr 2013 14:53:13 83,874 posts
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    They're still FUCKING leaky. The review says their better than the old ones, but not much in my experience.

    Don't really understand why Apple don't make some high end headphones. People would lap them up.
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 14:57:55 55,848 posts
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    Yeah, they leak like a bastard but at that price range, theres not a lot in it for quality.

    And I dont know why they didnt do a premium range either, especially when iPod mania was at its height. I genuinely thought they were going to because putting such terrible headphones in with a premium audio device made absolutely no sense otherwise.

    But they didnt and I still have no idea what they are thinking with the shitty earbuds/pods. Its doesnt exactly show off your new, expensive device very well. Its like taking the magic mouse and keyboard out of an iMac box and shoving in some shitty Argos Value one.

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  • THFourteen 29 Apr 2013 15:04:18 31,804 posts
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    I'd recommend v-moda remix remotes, but they are 80 on amazon which is almost twice what I paid for them, and not worth that price.

    Not sure where else they can be sourced, iheadphones.co.uk don't have them either (apart from grotty pink ones).

    Quite bassy, but good sound.
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 15:05:45 55,848 posts
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    A mere 60 above his budget.

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