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Topic # 27726 4-Nov-2008 21:25
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Hi there,

I am looking for new headphones for my iPod.

I like the look of these two

http://store.apple.com/nz/product/TQ117?mco=MjU4MzQ (Bose In-Ear)
http://store.apple.com/nz/product/TQ866ZM/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0Ng&mco=MjE1Mzk0Mg&p=2&s=topSellers (Sennheiser CX500)

Could anyone give me some opinions on the two - or reccomend some better ones?
Any help appreciated.

By the way. Im sort of looking around the $150 mark, and they have to be in-ear.

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  Reply # 175992 5-Nov-2008 08:13
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Maybe have a read here...

http://www.noisefreeheadphones.com/Headphone-Product-Review-Pages.htm

Personaly I would stay well away from Bose. Over priced and no where near the best.







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  Reply # 176187 5-Nov-2008 20:04
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You can't really go wrong with Sennheiser headphones imo.



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  Reply # 176190 5-Nov-2008 20:24
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Thanks for the link. This page here has made me think about bose.

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Reply # 176222 5-Nov-2008 22:12
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I agree with the above. Sennheiser will give you much more bang for your buck.

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  Reply # 176352 6-Nov-2008 17:41
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Unlike their stereo sytems, the bose headphones are not total crap. they are overpriced to hell tho.

May as well get some B&O ones since they look a hell of a lot nicer ;)

otherwise stick with sennheiser for inears, look at grado as well for large ones if you can extend to that.




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  Reply # 176752 8-Nov-2008 00:01
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Ive had two pairs of Bose quitecomfort noise cancelling headphones and both have broken into pieces with only moderate usage. I dont throw them around or anything but for 600+ I would expect an awful lot more.
The headphones I keep going back to though are my Koss PortaPro. They are simply superb with the ipod. The sound quality is excellent and if you buy off bay they are cheap as chips. Well worth the money in my opinion.
Sennheiser do have fantastic reviews as well though.


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  Reply # 176762 8-Nov-2008 00:55
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And for godssake, get an amplifier. pmp's cant drive anything, all in the name of battery life. I am sure thats half the reason that some of those noise cancellers get such rave reviews.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14823

quite decent, not a lot of gain tho so you are still stuck with crap volume thanks to the "think of the childrens hearing" whiners limiting the volume of most pmp's




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  Reply # 176809 8-Nov-2008 11:44
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huh? Why would I need an amplifier? I am looking for headphones.
Thanks for all the other comments though. I think I will have to go with the CX500s.

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  Reply # 176880 9-Nov-2008 01:02
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Because better headphones will reveal how crap the output on your pmp is, and you will not get the best you can from them, and in some cases not even get enough volume since efficiancy is usually worse on better sounding phones and the PC brigade have banned loud ipods etc because of stupid people.




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  Reply # 176886 9-Nov-2008 09:28
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Of course it all depends on your player and if you are like me and hack everything apart and boost or change everything past the "safety" parameters. ;-)

The best set for robustness were amazingly by far the cheapest "they'll do for a week" Philips "high end earhooks" an utter bargain at $25. (was a HooHaa offer) and did not sound much worse than the failed predesessors at 15x the price.

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