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Wannabe Geek

  #2873787 24-Feb-2022 11:24
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Currently I have Sennheiser on ear headphones and Sony bluetooth on ear headphones that I use for audioconferencing, and some aliexpress bone conduction headphones that I use for working out.

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  #2873789 24-Feb-2022 11:25
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Currently using the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds which I picked up recently to drown out the neighbours. They're great, but too big for my ears and can be a bit painful for long listening sessions.

Used mostly for their noise cancelling ability to block road noise and aforementioned screaming neighbours while studying, often listening to relaxing rain sounds etc. Also of course use them to listen to music, podcasts, lectures and occasionally to pair with the TV.

Don't have any over-ears to complement them yet, which would help with the discomfort for long listening sessions.

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Wannabe Geek

  #2873792 24-Feb-2022 11:25
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My trusty and crusty Sony MDR-V200. I've had them since 1997. Still sound great but it is pretty hard to connect them to anything these days without dongles and doodakies and bending over backwards.



I'd love a new pair of wireless over ear headphones to listen to music while I work and answer those pesky phone calls that break my flow ;-)





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  #2873793 24-Feb-2022 11:25
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These would replace my $3 in-ear buds, used for podcasts on my train commute

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Master Geek

  #2873794 24-Feb-2022 11:25
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I use my Roland RH-5's mainly for podcast recording and a wee bit of YouTube and audio stuff.


They've served me well given their price but aren't anything fantastical.




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Wannabe Geek

  #2873796 24-Feb-2022 11:26
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I've got some Jabra Rox headphones, and use them for music when in tight spaces. Their little wingtip things catch on shirts and jackets, they fall off at the most inopportune times (and finding them again is a nightmare).


I'd love to get something with decent noise-cancelling for use in the workshop - starting to get into woodworking, and machinery is loud when working. That and music when others in the household are asleep.




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Wannabe Geek

#2873798 24-Feb-2022 11:26
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I have Edifier W830BT the battery on these are great for long flights and I love binge watching tv series with them. Mine are about 5 years old now. I would love to win some new ones.

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Wannabe Geek

  #2873799 24-Feb-2022 11:27
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Would be great to be able to listen to music on the ferry or bus with noise cancelling. It is quite hard to use standard in ear buds that came with my Samsung phone as the background noise is too loud.

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Wannabe Geek

  #2873802 24-Feb-2022 11:28
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I have a wired headset. Too embarrassed to post a pic, they are GN2000 whatever that means to anyone. Use for working from home.

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  #2873803 24-Feb-2022 11:28
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HI I think these are Digit-al brand as shown on the side of the phones.  I got them quite a few years ago, (maybe 10), to improve my tv watching experience.  They are wireless but 'true' wireless in that they're not bluetooth they are on some kind of radio frequency.  I'm not sure what it is.  They worked very well and I could walk 50 metres or more out of the house wearing them and still hear the tv, (or whatever the sender unit was plugged into).  Quite good.  At the time similar was about $350 at DickSmiths - these cost me $45 from Trademe with postage included.  Excellent bargain. However the sender unit relatively recently died.  Interestingly enough I can, using the headphones alone, pick up the police transmissions in the general area.  I have to stand in a certain part of the room and cover one cup with my hand as that improves reception, (! lol !). 


Anyway, some nice new headphones would be a HUGE bonus and I'll use em for watching tv, listening to other sound outputs, (the stereo, the computer, my phone, etc etc). 


Pic attached:  

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  #2873805 24-Feb-2022 11:28
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I recently purchased a set of hearing aids.  They are fantastic but they don't have bluetooth capability and have limited sound quality.  I would love to own a set of Technics headphones to be able to use on flights, music streaming and WhatsApp calls.  They would make a huge difference in my life.


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Master Geek

  #2873808 24-Feb-2022 11:29
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I live in my headphones. Between calls, music and podcasts - probably use them about 7 or 8 hours a day....

Have a range of choices from Sennheiser to Airpods Pro to Jabra 75. All are good.....can never have too much choice!

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  #2873810 24-Feb-2022 11:32
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I currently use some wired AKG on-ear headphones.  


They are used often (daily) for listening to music (currently with Deezer), and also daily for listening to Audible Audio books while I exercise.


I'm currently listening to the recently released Andy Serkis narrated LOTR trilogy. Andy Serkis (who played Gollum) is an outstanding narrator and really adds life to the LOTR Audible re-release, so I do highly recommend this listen!


I would dearly love to win an up-to-date wireless solution with the amazing Technics quality! 


Either the over-ear noise cancelling Technics head-set with Alexa built-in (as I currently use Alexa with the "read" command to resume my Audible book listening). 


If I miss out on the over-ear solution, the wireless Technics ear-bud solutions would also be an awesome upgrade, especially for when I'm exercising on the cross-trainer or exercycle (when I wear my current AKG headphones to listen to Audible while exercising). 


So my fingers are crossed for some 2022 competition luck!  :)  


Here's my existing AKG headphones (they're good but not in the Technics league):


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Master Geek

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  #2873811 24-Feb-2022 11:32
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I mainly use mine when listening to MY music rather than OUR music, but they are also useful when we are camping to stay up and watch TV while the other person sleeps (as long as I don't watch comedy's and laugh too loundly!).


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Wannabe Geek

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  #2873812 24-Feb-2022 11:33
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I have Endeavour Wireless Neckband, Model A3 - basically cheap and cheerful.


I use them for listening to audiobooks, podcasts or music when I'm at home, and when I'm out walking; making voice calls.


I'd use my new Technics headphones for all of the above, plus being able to reliably use them for online meetings.


I'd use my new Technics earbuds for all of the 'inside' activities above, plus being able able to reliably use them for online meetings.




Thanks Mauricio!!!




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