Music Headphones

  • sfboy987

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    Oct 14, 2008 12:03 AM GMT
    Anybody recommend a good pair of headphones? I buy a new pair of headphones every month because they usually get messed up. I don't know if it's because I use them when I work out; maybe the sweat gets in one of the ear pieces or something. Anyway, anybody recommend a good pair for working out? I usually buy philips headphones for my ipod, but they're cheap so it's obvious they don't last very long.
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    Oct 14, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    Etymotic ER6i's. They sound AWESOME, fit really well (they block out noise and sweat when working out) and they are reasonably robust. I've had mine for 4+ years. They cost about $80, but are well worth it. One of the best things I've ever bought.
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    Oct 14, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    I use Sony earbuds, they usually last me about a year.....
  • sfboy987

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    Oct 15, 2008 8:40 PM GMT
    anybody else?
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    Oct 15, 2008 9:14 PM GMT
    if you're working out consider getting ones which wrap around your ear. however for streetwear... i recommend WESC headphones.
  • D972

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    Oct 15, 2008 9:51 PM GMT
    I highly recommend Koss' SportaPro or PortoPro headphones.

    You wont look cool (or as cool) with the PortoPros because they go over your head, but the sound quality is excellent, they are fairly durable and somewhat cheap ($29.99 -though site says $39.99). They fit very well and have cushions near the ear.

    http://www.koss.com/koss/kossweb.nsf/p?openform&pc^pt^PORTAPRO

    The SportoPros are cheaper ($19.99) sound very similar (just a bit more bassy) than the PortoPros, they can be made to go around your back of your head. The site says $29.99, I never paid this amount for them.

    http://www.koss.com/koss/kossweb.nsf/p?openform&pc^pt^SPORTAPRO

    In anycase, both have lifetime warrenties. I sent mine in like twice and got a replacement in the mail.
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    Oct 15, 2008 11:52 PM GMT
    I'm kinda a Bose whore...

    http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/audio_headphones/in_ear_headphones/index.jsp

    http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/audio_headphones/around_ear_headphones/index.jsp

    the best I've used.
  • DiverScience

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    Oct 16, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    I like the Nike Vapor ones. Especially for working out. Comfortable and don't slip out of your ears. 20 bucks.
  • konfuzed

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    Oct 16, 2008 2:09 PM GMT
    I got these a couple years back on clearance:

    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/sennheiser-omx70-sport-stereo-clip-on-earphones/

    They sound great, are water/sweat resistant, comfy because they're over the ear and don't fall off running, and since they don't seal completely I can hear cars, dogs etc just enough so I don't feel like I'm cut off from my surroundings while running or biking around town.

    I think Sennheiser's diversified their sports headphones lines even more now in style and function.

    That and since they aren't white, no one seems to look around for the various iPod I might be using...the headphones have lasted longer than everything, though I'm hoping this solid state ipod shuffle lasts longer, it's already taken a beating and seems to hold up.
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    Oct 16, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    Since my headphones need to be iFone compatible (include inline mic and switch), there's a more limited selection. I got the V-Moda but in one year, they've been replaced 3 times since the internal wires break at the connector. They are not well designed for movement/wear and tear.
    The buds that came with the iFone are useless as they don't stay in my ears unless I jam them in to the point of pain.
    For the gym I'm currently using a cheapo pair that has mediocre sound, but it's the gym so it's not critical there. (I'm not listening to delicate classical music at the gym.) I can't remember the brand but I got 2 pair for $29 online.
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    Oct 16, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    Go for this AKG headphone. AKG makes professional studio headphones and this pair is one of their portable models. They have all the sound isolation and range you'd get on a large studio model except they're portable and foldable. Also, they are so well designed that they block out outside noise about as well as noise canceling headphones do. I seriously recommend them. I'm a professional musician and have had mine for several years, they're still going strong.

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    http://www.intoget.com/product_info.php?products_id=535874&language=en&cPath=585