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#61 schlaBAM

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

Ya I've read what's been said about the dr Dre headphones. I'm looking more for comfort (want to be able to wear them lying down as well as for a while at a time) as well as good sound quality and style. For those who have the dr Dre ones, are they comfortable?


Straight forward answer, no.
If you're thinking of wearing them while watching a movie in bed or something, if you want to lay on anything but your back it gets uncomfortable. Same goes with listening to music in bed.
Personally, I can't wear them for any longer than an hour without my head starting to hurt. This is just using the noise cancellation for studying too, no music whatsoever; I don't have a big head either.

Read my long rant above (#40) if you're ever considering buying them. That being said, if you still want to you can buy mine for 225 on usedvictoria or kelowna kijiji :P you can learn the hard way!
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

Anyone tried the skull candy hesh 2.0?
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

Anyone tried the skull candy hesh 2.0?

My friend has it and it's quite comfy. It doesn't cancel out noise 100% but if you're listening to music or something, it does block out outside noise.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:01 AM

Boxing day sales are a sham. You can get as good or even better deals throughout the year. Most places also have a price guarantee that if it goes lower in say 30 days, you get refunded the difference.


You are, in theory, correct. But I also happen to know that if I were looking for something that was already obsolete, and let's face it, I'm not exactly hitting these earbuds as they roll out, my best chance for them to try and sell out the stock is Boxing Day. But yes, in principle, I 100% agree that Boxing Day sales are a sham.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:47 AM

NCIX has the top end Sennheiser IE 80's on sale for $299 (regular $499)
http://www.ncix.com/...cs&promoid=1285

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http://www.pocket-li...ser-ie80-review
http://www.head-fi.o...er-ie80/reviews
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:04 AM

NCIX has the top end Sennheiser IE 80's on sale for $299 (regular $499)
http://www.ncix.com/...cs&promoid=1285

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http://www.pocket-li...ser-ie80-review
http://www.head-fi.o...er-ie80/reviews


I've read a few reviews on it and this earphone is really good. I have yet to try it though!
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:33 AM

What's the best bang for buck for earphones with a budget around 20-30 dollars?
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:07 AM

What's the best bang for buck for earphones with a budget around 20-30 dollars?


There's a lot. Look here - lol!

http://www.head-fi.o...-added-12-16-12

But it really depends on the sound signature that you like. Do you prefer a bigger bass or do you prefer a more overall sound, even willing to compromise bass a little? (But not too much!)

Only slightly out of your price range, I happened to be looking through the flyers of London Drugs that happened to be selling Shure SE102s for $39.99. I didn't pick one up but I am tempted to listen to them.

They are entry-level earphones and it seems that LD has had them on sale before at least last year. Might be good to throw around (not literally).

Upon the reviews I read, some people say that the bass isn't very much, though the big bass doesn't necessarily mean "audio quality".

But one reviewer notes that its mids and highs are good, especially at its price point, so that means vocals and instrumentals, I expect, will be crispy.

Its build quality is said to be very very good though.

What is your favourite style(s) of music?
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

NCIX has the top end Sennheiser IE 80's on sale for $299 (regular $499)
http://www.ncix.com/...cs&promoid=1285

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http://www.pocket-li...ser-ie80-review
http://www.head-fi.o...er-ie80/reviews

Holy hell I could never imagine paying $500 for headphones. Even $300 is crazy price.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

What's the best bang for buck for earphones with a budget around 20-30 dollars?

Go another $20 bucks and get the lifetime warrantied Koss PortaPros - a timeless classic.
http://forum.canucks.../#entry11007831
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:36 PM

Holy hell I could never imagine paying $500 for headphones. Even $300 is crazy price.

Sennheiser IE 60's are currently half price at $149 (regular $299) at NCIX and they also have had excellent reviews.
http://www.ncix.com/...cs&promoid=1285

Review:
http://unleashthepho...r-ie-60-review/
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

Sennheiser IE 60's are currently half price at $149 (regular $299) at NCIX and they also have had excellent reviews.
http://www.ncix.com/...cs&promoid=1285

Review:
http://unleashthepho...r-ie-60-review/

Those are so nice but I am having a hell of a time thinking of spending that much on headphones for the gym. I am tempted though won't lie.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

I was wondering if anyone here tried out Urbanears headphones before??
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

I was wondering if anyone here tried out Urbanears headphones before??

I'm wondering too
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

I was wondering if anyone here tried out Urbanears headphones before??


The lower priced ones are terrible. Sound quality is decent and they're decently comfortable, but my friend broke two pairs last year before giving up on them. Wasn't even rough with them.
Of course, that's only for the lower quality ones (60 dollars ish I think?)

Havent heard much of the higher end model. Looks pretty decent.

I said decent waay too much in this post.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

Those are so nice but I am having a hell of a time thinking of spending that much on headphones for the gym. I am tempted though won't lie.


As i mentioned in page 2 of this thread I had recently received these headphones, after a couple of weeks of listening (they are almost fully burnt in now) they sound absolutely fantastic. They aren't as nice as the IE80s that's for sure, but they are half the price. Well worth the $150 for sure.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:10 AM

There's a lot. Look here - lol!

http://www.head-fi.o...-added-12-16-12

But it really depends on the sound signature that you like. Do you prefer a bigger bass or do you prefer a more overall sound, even willing to compromise bass a little? (But not too much!)

Only slightly out of your price range, I happened to be looking through the flyers of London Drugs that happened to be selling Shure SE102s for $39.99. I didn't pick one up but I am tempted to listen to them.

They are entry-level earphones and it seems that LD has had them on sale before at least last year. Might be good to throw around (not literally).

Upon the reviews I read, some people say that the bass isn't very much, though the big bass doesn't necessarily mean "audio quality".

But one reviewer notes that its mids and highs are good, especially at its price point, so that means vocals and instrumentals, I expect, will be crispy.

Its build quality is said to be very very good though.

What is your favourite style(s) of music?


I don't care much for bass and I generally listen to just pop music, or "radio music". I prefer a more overall sound quality type of earphones Thanks for the suggestion though, I'll give it a look (:
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

Has anyone tried these before?
Monster Lil Jamz In-Ear Headphones

http://www.bestbuy.c...s/10150622.aspx
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

Has anyone tried these before?
Monster Lil Jamz In-Ear Headphones

http://www.bestbuy.c...s/10150622.aspx

Read this and just happened to see this tweet.

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SAVE a whoppin' $60 on Monster Lil Jamz in-ear #headphones, $29.99 http://ow.ly/gjMQZ


#boxingday sale starts Dec. 24, 8pm. Online ONLY.


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

I don't listen to music when I'm out of the house, so the only headset I own at the moment is the Razer Megalodon headset.

Sound quality is pretty nice, noise cancellation is decent. Really comfortable.

Bought it for $100.00. Pretty satisfied. Now I'm looking at the Logitech G35. Hoping that goes on sale this holiday season.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

Some of those sales at Future Shop are insane. Check them out. Especially on the Klipsch and Senns...
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Who's gonna go at 6am after watching the World Juniors to buy headphones?? I am!!! Definitely hitting up Best Buy and Futureshop to pick up some sweet deals
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

Who's gonna go at 6am after watching the World Juniors to buy headphones?? I am!!! Definitely hitting up Best Buy and Futureshop to pick up some sweet deals

Why not just hit up the sales online tonight? Might not get them as quick but you don\t have to deal with any sort of lineups.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

Why not just hit up the sales online tonight? Might not get them as quick but you don have to deal with any sort of lineups.

Well i'm going to the stores anyways to pick up a couple things so I might as well check out what they have for headphones while I'm there.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

If anyone is looking for a quality pair of headphones get the Audio Technica ATH-M50s. They are the best headphones I have ever listened to, and only about 125$ on amazon. I tell you the crisp clear sound and thumping bass is extraordinary and have been reviewed to be better than beats pro (over 500$ headphones) The only bummer is that you probably have to get them shipped to the states. Long and Mcquade has the ATH-M30s last time i checked and they're just not the same. I assure you you won't be dissapointed!
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:03 AM

http://www.futuresho...52b33014727en02

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

NCIX has dropped the price further on the Sennheiser IE 60's - regular $299.99 and now $129.99.

http://www.ncix.com/...cs&promoid=1033
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Got a set of Klipsch Image s4i and Sennheiser HD 439s for a total of around $110 last night. Epic win.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

http://www.futuresho...52b33014727en02

Worth it?


No. The Monster Jamz line is laughably poor craftsmanship trying to fool people into thinking they're good because they were expensive. I wouldn't spend half that, and many reviews talk about how quickly the cords break.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

If anyone is looking for a quality pair of headphones get the Audio Technica ATH-M50s. They are the best headphones I have ever listened to, and only about 125$ on amazon. I tell you the crisp clear sound and thumping bass is extraordinary and have been reviewed to be better than beats pro (over 500$ headphones) The only bummer is that you probably have to get them shipped to the states. Long and Mcquade has the ATH-M30s last time i checked and they're just not the same. I assure you you won't be dissapointed!

I really wanna try that. A lot of people have been saying its good.

But on Boxing Day, since I'm gonna be staying up till 6am anyways, I really wanna get this headphones.. Any good?

http://www.futuresho...e75221b8ea4en02
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