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#116765 9-May-2013 10:19
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While I'm waiting for my iphone to be repaired/replaced/sent back to me to say its my fault it doenst work properly I've decided I want a new pair of over the head cans for it. I have been using the logitech UE with inline remote/mic for the past few years.
Does anyone have any reccomendations for a set of over the ears headphones?
Someon has previously suggested a pair of bose AE2's which do sound very nice to listen to, but thought someone might have some suggestions as to something else.
I don't really want to spend $300 if at all possible lol.
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  #814321 9-May-2013 10:26
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What do you want from them exactly?  If you're hooking them straight to the phone then I assume "easy to drive" is a requirement but what else? Big? Small? Foldable?  Bass? Clarity? Noise reduction?

 
 
 

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  #814324 9-May-2013 10:30
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3.5mm plug: [?]
Noisy bits at the other end: [?]

Pretty much anything will work.

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  #814349 9-May-2013 10:37
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I think it all depends on how you like your music and what sort of music you like.

I currently have a pair of Sennheiser HD202s and I like the sound they pump out, not too heavy and a good all round sound (IMHO). The only issue with them is that the cord is too long.



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  #814599 9-May-2013 15:49
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Currently Im using in-earphones which whilst they are good, I'm kind of over jamming something down my ear canal to listen to music (and I have decided I just want a pair of headphones rather than earphones). I assumed some people might have some reccomendations as to what they use and whether they are good or not. This is mainly because the only headphones around that are on display and able to be listened (tested) to are those "beats by dre" headphones, which sound OK by my ears but I'm not an 18 year old "hip pop" fan so don't really fit the demographic. :-)

Something with an inline mic is preferable, and something along the following lines (which I have had a listen through) is what I'm after:
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/audio-mp3/portable-audio-mp3/headphones/bose-329532-0020-around-ear-2-audio-headphones/prod110548.html
These also have the option of buying a seperate cable to replace the existing one that has an inline mic and controls.

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  #814610 9-May-2013 16:03
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I've got a pair of these at work, they have reasonable sound and are light and comfortable

http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-v2

They can be had for about $100, but have two plugs (one for mic, one for headphones).

One of these and you'll be sorted: http://jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=PP0134

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  #814642 9-May-2013 16:37
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I looked at Bose AE2's but went with the B&W P5, there is also a cheaper and smaller P3 model that might interest you.

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Headphones/Headphones/P3/explore.html

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  #814657 9-May-2013 16:53
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I would love to have my say on this topic.

I have burnt through a few headphones. I can really say that my latest pairs, Audio Technica M 50 are Some of the best I have had

They are about 200 bucks each but they are totally worth it. So good comfort... The sound is so good. It takes a few hours to burn in yes. But once they do they are awesome.

I got the coiled cable version. It Was worth it.. Take a look at some of the reviews online. They are rated very high.



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  #814952 10-May-2013 06:50
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Thanks for the thoughts, those b and w p3 look stunning,but just a wee bit out of my price range, and those m50s look good too but there's no iPhone controls on them.
So I've decided to get the bose ae2's, I can order the iPhone cable in from amazon for a lot cheaper than buying both of them here. Off to Noel's I go :-)

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  #815222 10-May-2013 12:56
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I have always liked the Koss Porta Pro headsets, and there is now one for iPhone/smartphones as well. See: http://www.avalon.co.nz/on-ear-style/95-koss-portapro.html




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  #815230 10-May-2013 13:10
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I'm currently running some SOL Republic Tracks HD on-ears.

Great sound for what I like and only around $200.00

I've also listened to the Motorheadphones range and liked the way they sounded, too.

The P3, I found to be too "referencey" - i.e. lacking in BOOM.

Steer clear of beats - I have had those too and durability and price are an issue.

UE are doing some nice on-ears for a reasonable price - PB Technology currently stock these and they have a great UE sound that you'd be used to as well as familiar controls for the iPhone.





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  #815469 10-May-2013 20:43
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Krishant007: I would love to have my say on this topic.

I have burnt through a few headphones. I can really say that my latest pairs, Audio Technica M 50 are Some of the best I have had

They are about 200 bucks each but they are totally worth it. So good comfort... The sound is so good. It takes a few hours to burn in yes. But once they do they are awesome.

I got the coiled cable version. It Was worth it.. Take a look at some of the reviews online. They are rated very high.


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I have them as well - the Audio Technica ATH-M50's
Awesome sounding. I got them from Computer Lounge in Mt Wellington, which is close to Sylvia Park.
The guy there will let you demo any of the headphones there. Just take in your iPod.

If you want the best sound you can get, it's worth playing higher quality music (well, I think so, anyway).
I bought quite a bit of music from HD Tracks, and have FLAC Player on my iPod Touch.



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