Who really pays so much for headphones?

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by Your Everyday Hacker, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Your Everyday Hacker

    Your Everyday Hacker Banned

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    Who really pays so much for headphones that aren't in the music industry or anything? I've seen headphones for $750...o_o;
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    I don't, it's not necessary, i stick to the ones that come with the iPod.

    BTW: I've seen earphones that are 1200 o_o
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    well if youre into high quality headphones i guess its worth it but i dont mind the infamous ipod headphones
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    Same. Did you look at some custom UE headphones?
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    Umm me. That $750, I think is the recommended RRP of the SE530's. I'll be buying them online for around £200. But yeah, I just love listening to quality music. I would buy some awesome speakers but my mum would complain, since my hearing is going, and I turn it up quite loud. :/ Does it really matter if you are in the music industry or not? There are people with MacBook Pro's that don't use it for music editing, but rather just want it for specs. I am doing music tech, and I will be choosing it for uni, so I think I'd get these.
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    The most I've paid for headphones was $30 for some SkullyCandy Smokin' Buds. I didn't like them though and I just use the Ink'd buds.
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Try another brand other than skullcandy possibly?

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    I've seen some in the $1000s. I like my Senn CX300s just fine.
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    I don't understand why people want such expensive headphones. Sure, you want the music to sound good, but it already sounds pretty good with the Apple earphones. If in-ear earphones really make you happy, then buy them. I just don't understand. Who is going to be that concentrated on the music that they sit down in an empty room and concentrate to try to pick out every little faulty sound. There is almost always something going on. Whether it's $30 or $700 the music still sounds good and there is minor quality difference between the two.
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    You are joking right? The quality from the Apple stock headphones are crap. There is hardly any bass what so ever, and hardly any mids at all.

    Audiophiles+music technicians

    So an example of some $30 headphones.
    • Lack of bass+midrange.
    • Muddy treble
    • Uncomfortable
    • Easily breakable.
    Some good $700 headphones:
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Very good sound isolating
    • Punchy bass
    • Clear mids
    • Clear treble
    • Extensive soundstage
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    The kind of people that want to hear what the track actually sounds like.

    Wow. Wow. Wow. I just read this. Thats the most ridiculous statement about headphones I have ever heard. I'm not trying to be mean... so forgive me. Someone that says that is someone who is not a music enthusiast. I'm not even talking about audiophiles, people who need absolutely clear sounds. I'm talking about someone who enjoys music more than the average person. Do yourself a favor and go buy a pair of $50 Sennheisers and compare those to your apple earbuds and you'll find yourself in a brand new world. I'm not kidding. There's a huge difference. It's not until the $250 range or so that the differences in sound begin to be miniscule.

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