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Headphone recommendations
Used to have some Sennheiser CX300's for my ipod which were great but one of the buds died randomly yesterday

So which headphones would you recommend around the $60-100 mark?

Looking for some decent in ear buds and hopefully a longer a cable (CX300 cable was a tad short) that have some decent bass..
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based on your budget, i don't know what to recommend.
if the AU$ was stronger, i'd have recommended the Etymotic ER-6i
they'd have worked out to be about AU$120+ and they're pretty damn goood.
i've got a pair.

otherwise, i don't know about earphones with long cables and decent bass.

you can just get some cheap Sennheisers or Sonys, i guess.
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Have a look at the new Apple Premium in-ear buds, they're a dual-driver design so their dynamic range is pretty good and retail at $109. I had a listen to a pair the other day and while they weren't up to the standard of my UE 5 pros, for a third of the price they were pretty damn good for what they cost. Generally you're looking at $200+ for dual-driver designs.

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I'm willing to stretch my budget a little as i use my headphones between 3-5 hours a day.

Is there any benefit to the ear to getting a decent pair of headphones? I preferred the in ear buds due the partial noise cancellation (In turn not needing to turn the music up louder to cut out outside noise) but beyond that i wonder if it's really worth spending $200 on a pair on headphones? I'm not exactly an audio engineer so all i'm after is some semi decent sound with some actual bass (compared to the shit-tastic standard iphone buds).

Are the apple buds really any good? Be interested to see if they were...

EDIT: Found these that are supposedly comparable to the CX300's, are they any good? :
http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=351
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Audio-Technica ATH-CK7

A little more than your budget though well worth it
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Originally Posted by qoop

based on your budget, i don't know what to recommend.
if the AU$ was stronger, i'd have recommended the Etymotic ER-6i
they'd have worked out to be about AU$120+ and they're pretty damn goood.
i've got a pair.

otherwise, i don't know about earphones with long cables and decent bass.

you can just get some cheap Sennheisers or Sonys, i guess.

x 2 I have a pair of these. Worth the money for sure!!
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Does anyone uses bluetooth stereo wireless headphones?
Do they still provide good quality sound and bass?

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Any recommendations for headphones? I need something light and relatively comfortable. Had Bose On-Ear headphones (which I liked, but I know a lot of people don't like Bose) and currently using Audio Technica ES-7 which are good but dying. Budget is between $150-200, and I wear headphones 4-6 hours a day so comfort and weight is pretty important

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Standard iPod earphones sound good enough if you can just keep them falling out of your ears. You need those comply foam tips for em.

Whenever I see a headphone thread, I always recommend the Sennheiser HD 800. Purely as a shock tactic, of course.
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I use http://www.ultimatebuds.com and they're crazy good. Page is down at the moment so I can't tell you how much they are, but they're some inner-ear headphone spliced with iPhone cords.
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Bwen, do the headphones need to be more portable ones, or will be used while sitting down etc.?

Concerning isolation - do you need to some isolation from noises around you? And do you need to isolate what you're listening to from anyone near you?
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Bwen, do the headphones need to be more portable ones, or will be used while sitting down etc.?

Concerning isolation - do you need to some isolation from noises around you? And do you need to isolate what you're listening to from anyone near you?

Only used when sitting, something small and light would be great. No real sound isolation is needed to be honest

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based on your budget, i don't know what to recommend.
if the AU$ was stronger, i'd have recommended the Etymotic ER-6i
they'd have worked out to be about AU$120+ and they're pretty damn goood.
i've got a pair.

holy moly i just saw these - http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er4.html .. that frequency response graph is interesting. a big bump in around the 2.5khz mark = a flat 'perceived' response? i wonder how that works. gonna buy these mofos next i reckon and see how good they really are...

OP if you're after a bang for your buck, i can't go past soundmagic. http://www.soundmagic.com.cn/en/prod...s44c33p38.html
i've spruiked them on this forum before, but these mofos frequently get the best value for money reviews from audiophiles. i had a pair of the PL30s up until a few weeks ago when i ripped the cable. oops! the PL30s were not that comfy though, which was my only problem. different ears perhaps? i dunno. try them if you want, they're cheap.
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