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OM3N



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So I recently lost my pair of awesome Sony headphones, left them in the seatpouch on a bus...

I'm looking for a good pair in the 80-100 dollar range. Just a good all around <durable> pair that I can travel with, preferably ones that block out ambient noise (noise-cancelling?) I figure you guys might have some good suggestions. Thanks
Post Sun May 08, 2011 8:21 am
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T-Wrex
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pay a homeless guy $20 to go into the Bose store and steal the demo pair of these..

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/noise_cancelling_headphones/quietcomfort_3/index.jsp
they're really good.


so if you're looking to spend $80 to $100, this would give you four or five tries if one or two get busted...
Post Sun May 08, 2011 11:17 am
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leg.donor



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bose is a joke, and usually laughed at by anyone who takes headphones seriously

try head-fi.org, headphones.com, headphonista.com
Post Sun May 08, 2011 5:06 pm
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Joke or not, Bose headphones are the best pair I've ever owned. Unfortunately I broke them during a tour. I'm thinking about splurging on another pair.
Post Sun May 08, 2011 6:33 pm
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mancabbage



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my mate has a pair of those "noise canceling" bose headphones, they're by far the best thing ive ever heard... but i'm pretty far from an audiophile or whatever its called.

Does anyone know how to replace the cord on headphones? I've only ever bought one pricey (for me - £40) pair, they sounded amazing, but then... as always - they fucked up because of a loose connection turning up somewhere in the headphone wire. Now i just buy 8 quid things and wear em out till they break
Post Sun May 08, 2011 8:58 pm
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leg.donor



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that's just crazy to me because bose are probably the worst headphones i've ever heard.

there is also a wealth of technical information and articles that i guess debunk the "bose is amazing" myth.
Post Sun May 08, 2011 9:01 pm
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mancabbage



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one thing i know is that those "beats by dre" headphones that are the price of a second hand car are one of the most returned items at apple stores, insider knowledge n all that. Always break apparently.
Post Sun May 08, 2011 9:09 pm
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mancabbage wrote:
my mate has a pair of those "noise canceling" bose headphones, they're by far the best thing ive ever heard.


Same here.
Post Sun May 08, 2011 9:40 pm
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ecapataz



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Shure headphones are pretty good.

Bose suck, read this and get up to speed.
http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html
Post Sun May 08, 2011 11:30 pm
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Raoul DeGroot



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In-ear buds are really the way to go if you want portability.
Nothing's gonna get you noise cancelling like just plugging your ears up too.

If you want flat sound in that range, Etmonic MC-5's might be good. Etymonic is the standard in flat frequency response

If you want a bit more dolled up sound I've always had good experiences with Shure's. I have the SE425's right now and they're quite great. That's way outside of the price point you mentioned though, the cheaper older makes have been nice to me too.
Post Sun May 08, 2011 11:51 pm
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Sage Francis
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I can't stand ear buds, nor do I think they cancel out as much noise as the Bose headphones I tried on the other day. I'll stand by my experience with Bose headphones. They sound great, they're comfortable, they're light and they're not bulky the way most studio headphones are. That said, they're probably not great for studio purposes. I'm not sure why I'm saying that, but I trust the bulky studio headphones more. Because they're all heavy duty and shit.
Post Mon May 09, 2011 12:08 am
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dsodreams



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Bose seems to add bass to the sound, which wouldn't give an accurate representation of your recording. I love bose headphones though and they sound great for just listening to your music...worth saving a little extra for a solid pair for $130, bose AE2.
Post Mon May 09, 2011 12:23 am
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Plum Puddin'



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Post Mon May 09, 2011 12:55 am
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Sage Francis
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I wish we had a "like" button here. Fuck Facebook for infecting my impulses.
Post Mon May 09, 2011 1:31 am
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T-Wrex
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Bose may not be perfect, but it is quality... and it is made in the U.S.A.
Post Mon May 09, 2011 2:12 am
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