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Topic # 123262 1-Jul-2013 16:17
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I need some new headphones after my puppy decided to destroy the Sony ones I have. Does anyone have some suggestions on a good pair within a budget of $100.

I love music and am missing the use of headphones.

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  Reply # 847774 1-Jul-2013 16:31
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Sennheiser. The more expensive the more comfortable and longer lasting cable etc. But even the cheapest one has good sound quality (I'm a full time electronic engineer and part time sound engineer). Shure is also good, but a bit expensive.




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  Reply # 847791 1-Jul-2013 16:58
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Grado SR125i Prestige Series Open Headphones - gnfb is selling a pair of them cheap here - if you link them in with a headphone amp you've got a pretty sweet setup.


If you don't like them, then your best bet is some Sennheiser or Logitech Ultimate Ear IEM's




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 847808 1-Jul-2013 17:29
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I have the cheapest Sennheiser model and they are good. A bit strong clampy on the head is all, and 'tuned' for a pretty flat response, so may not sound as impressive initially, but you can listen to them for a long time without getting fatigued. Good bang for buck. They're used a lot in music shops for listening posts.

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  Reply # 847825 1-Jul-2013 17:50
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Awesome, Sennheiser is what I was looking at and DSE have them on special which is good.

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  Reply # 847843 1-Jul-2013 18:24
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I have a pair of Senn HD595's but for your budget get a pair of Koss Porta Pros. They are superb.

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  Reply # 848103 2-Jul-2013 09:36
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martyyn: get a pair of Koss Porta Pros. They are superb.


They look ridiculous, but where does one purchase these in NZ?

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  Reply # 848106 2-Jul-2013 09:38
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Jaxson: They're used a lot in music shops for listening posts.

I was just laughing at myself, as in a few years I'm going to have to explain to my kids how people used to go to a shop to buy music...

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  Reply # 848108 2-Jul-2013 09:41
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I got some of the newer version of these (C20's).  Just thought I'd mention it as it's in your price range.
http://www.blackboxonline.com/clearance-sale/

I've now sold mine though, as I found them good on international long haul flights, but practically useless on domestic noisy ATR type aircraft.

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