Super-noob to headphones. need suggestions

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by ob2is4me, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. ob2is4me

    ob2is4me New Member

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    CLOSED problem solved thanks all not obnoxious people in the thread

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    holy crap
    $100

    honestly, if you want excellent sound quality, get skullcandy titans for $50
    I have the smokin' ones for $30
    both are excellent
    and trust me, they don't slip off or anything, cause they're in-ear
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    ob2is4me New Member

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    Those are by no means excellent. as far as the serious headphone community goes the word excellent doesnt even appear until like $250
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    whats a super-noob?
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    ob2is4me New Member

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    one who is a noob to a super extent

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    but apparently im not if he thinks $100 is an insane amount of money for headphones

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    bose head phones are like $250? for a really good kind
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Good lord

    It must be nice to have £50 to spend on headphones

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    /is jealous
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    ob2is4me New Member

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    And the really really nice ones (like pro) go into the thousands

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    and here are the ones bose is advert atm http://www.bose.com/controller?url=...ancelling_headphones/quietcomfort_2/index.jsp
    $300
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    I feel the same way about people who spend like $2000 on them lol can you imagine a $2000 sound?

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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Hmm $100... I would immediately say either Audio Technica AD700 (Open circumaural) or Denon AHD1001 (Semi closed circumaural) Not sure on specific prices, but it's close enough and no idea about your musical preference as well :/ I would imagine because you talk about Skullcandy, you like bass, so I would recommend the AHD1001.
    P.S. Many people count excellent level as around $250 I think, so you're around there. And please, please try the Bose headphones before you buy because it's more or less a love hate thing. You either love the sound or hate it.
    It would be nice to buy a pair of $2000 headphones, but for me $1000 would probably be the highest I would ever go.
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    You simply cannot get true quality with Bose or Skullcandy.

    If you looked at an aural graph with lows, mids and highs, you'd see that they fall close to generic earphone levels.

    Bose's (in-ears) aren't even in ears, they're just bass enhanced regular earbuds.

    You might wanna go with chungster's suggestion, Denon and Audio Technica are king's in the headphone market.

    I also recommend the Grado SR60/80's, and of course you can go with Sennheiser (HD280, HD555 [possibly used though]).

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