Audiophiles come pls XD

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  1. leetcakes
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    My friend is gonna get some new headphones, i doubt price is a factor
    his current choices are
    Headphones 1
    Headphones 2
    he does not really prefer blue tooth that much, wired is fine
    one is bose, hes slanting to that, but i read on gbatemp bose is overated and expensive, pls if some one could link to better, or help him make a choice between them
    thanks in advanced

    EDIT : remember sound quality is #1 factor
     
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    hmmm. looks like good phones to me, my friend will be watching this thread, keep em coming =] thanks
     
  5. deathfisaro

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    I think it's more of a preference issue than being overrated. You either like their sound or you don't. If you don't, then don't bother getting one. If you do to the point the price difference between Bose's and others' doesn't matter, then why not.
    I find Bose's sound reflecting technology thing good enough, but not to the point I'd drop some significant chunk of cash on it.
     
  6. ojsinnerz.

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    My friend got the Bose quiet comfort 2, and I used it for about 10 minutes. I cannot comment on how overrated Bose was.
    bose stands for "buy other sound equipment."

    It DID sound a little better than my fully burnt in Koss porta pro, but the price difference between them IS 200 bucks. I can't understand why people like them so much. Their products are somewhat decent, but about 3X the price they should REALLY be at. They claim they produce better sound by using researches, and has a slogan " Better sound through research". It's more like "Better sound through marketing research".

    People think more expensive product means better product. That's not the case with Bose. The sound it produces isn't worth 200 dollars. And the noise isolating isnt as good as I had gotten from a Shure E2C. Then again, one's an IEM, and another is a headphone. Also, I'd never, EVER buy headphones from Canadian retail stores, if I were you. Usually, more expensive, and it's much cheaper to find a place that sells them online. Of course, they have taxes to pay, thus more money to pay.

    Here's a thread you should probably read. It's from an Audiophile community.
    http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/bose-respected-335825/

    And that Iluv brand is almost unknown, so I don't think it's a good idea to get it. Also, bluetooth headphones aren't as good as wired ones, because they don't have wires, and a few small stuff.

    Here's a good thread to look at:
    http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/headphone...s-guide-271258/

    Canadian headphones prices are overpriced.

    EDIT: Must admit though, I've tried another Bose headphone awhile back. I think it was the tri-pods, or something like that. And damn, they were probably the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. Such a waste, seeing the sound is average, and very overpriced.
     
  7. CorruptJon

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    I use the ones from the 99 cent store.
     
  8. kobykaan

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    one word well 2 or more actually ...


    SKULLCANDY SKULL CRUSHER

    nuff said [​IMG]
     
  9. fischju

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    Yea....no
     
  10. ojsinnerz.

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    Skullcandy headphones are absolutely terrible.

    Their in-ear earphones are decent, on the other hand.

    Have I tried them? Yes.
     
  11. kobykaan

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    really?? then you must of used a bad set??

    Ive had a few different pairs and they have all been fantastic ..mainly had a few pairs because my mates bought mine off me they were that impressed .... so I bought more [​IMG]
     
  12. ojsinnerz.

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    I've tried the Lowriders. They were damn bad. I can go into details if you want.

    Have you used any other brands?
     
  13. kobykaan

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    I currently have/use Skullcrusher Subwoofer SCS-SCBP3.5 but also have used the Skullcandy Com Ti Multimedia ones too with the built in mic but sold those to a mate that played more online games than me [​IMG]
     
  14. Vater Unser

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    Skullcandy obviously charge extra for the design....If sound quality is what matters most, you need to avoid gimmicky shit like that.

    I also doubt that bluetooth headphones for $159 offer a great quality, since the same phones without bluetooth would probably cost no more than a hundred bucks.

    Those Sennheiser phones fischju posted look like a good deal, I'd say get one of them [​IMG]
     
  15. g.crow

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    "audiophile" ?

    ultimate ears triple.fi or shure 530