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Old 07-03-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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U2 on Headphones

I would like to inform those that havent already tried listening to U2 (live or studio) of the whole new experience awaiting you by listening to them on a good pair of headphones at high volume. I find it hard to not listen thro headphones now. The detail you pick up, that you might otherwise miss or not realise exists and the whole vibe is different and far more pleasurable. Be a devil............try it. You might find you appreciate them even more
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^^ What's your favorite? and what type of headphones do you use?
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With the advent of the iPod especially, I would say that the majority of us do listen to U2 (and all of our other music) mainly on iPods now. And you're right, I always notice little details throught my earphones that I don't hear when I'm listening from iTunes library or in my car (I still need a car system for my iPod )
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I need a new set of headphones, I'm on my 3rd pair of ipod earbuds and they suck. Any recommendations?
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I need a new set of headphones, I'm on my 3rd pair of ipod earbuds and they suck. Any recommendations?
I agree Molly, I use my IPOD when I run and those stupid ear buds pop out when you sweat just a little bit and and you can't hear crap. I bought some Sony ones that wrap around the outside of the ear. They are larger but they work so much better!
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I just have a pair of sony in ear earphones, they arent cheap, but not expensive either, on my MP3, but the detail is still there! Am thinking about investing in a good pair for my hi-fi tho.
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I agree Molly, I use my IPOD when I run and those stupid ear buds pop out when you sweat just a little bit and and you can't hear crap. I bought some Sony ones that wrap around the outside of the ear. They are larger but they work so much better!
I need to invest in a new set, the regular apple ones don't sound very good and they keep getting messed up, even though I'm really careful with them. I've had to send them back twice because they start buzzing.
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I agree Molly, I use my IPOD when I run and those stupid ear buds pop out when you sweat just a little bit and and you can't hear crap. I bought some Sony ones that wrap around the outside of the ear. They are larger but they work so much better!
Can you give me a few more details on those headphones Jeannie? I use my iPod when I work out too.
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I've got a reasonably cheap (20 some odd?) pair of Phillips earbuds that are GREAT- apparently there's a drum track at the very beginning of ISHFWILF. I forget what they're called, but I picked them up at Best Buy, and they have some sort of virtual surround technology; they're noticable by the advertisement of the award the tech won a few years back and little mics on the outside of the buds.
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I think it depends on the album...

Zooropa/Passengers/Pop sound great under headphones, but Achtung sounds worse, and the early stuff needs to be cranked up to illegal volumes to get the full effect.
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I just have a pair of sony in ear earphones, they arent cheap, but not expensive either, on my MP3, but the detail is still there! Am thinking about investing in a good pair for my hi-fi tho.
I have those too

they are great except when the covers pop off
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Best headphone song = If God Would Send His Angels
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I think it depends on the album...

Zooropa/Passengers/Pop sound great under headphones, but Achtung sounds worse, and the early stuff needs to be cranked up to illegal volumes to get the full effect.
Absolutely

Their entire catalogue needs a good remaster. Not that "let's push everything to 11" remaster, but the dynamic Dark Side-esque remaster.

That would be amazing.
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Best headphone song = If God Would Send His Angels
That guitar riff at the very beginning
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It's worth investing in some GOOD headphones. Personally, ear-bud one's don't give as good a sound as those that cover your ears, I hear much more with the latter
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I use cheap earphones from Dollarama and they sound amazing
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its really weird, but I notice the littlest things about U2 when I am running or warming up for soccer (football) games that I wouldn't notice if I was on the computer or something. I think it's because my focus level is greater, or something. Very strange.

But, this is true for any music.
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Can you give me a few more details on those headphones Jeannie? I use my iPod when I work out too.
Sure Brittany! They are the kind you wear over your ear, not inside.
They are sold everywhere, any drug store should have them or music department in a dept. store like Target. SONY brand.

They have these wire/hook things that slip around the outside of your ear and it makes them snug so you can hear when you run!
They also have changeable cap things to snap on over the actual ear piece, one pair is silver and the other a deep blue.
The actual size of the ear phone is about the diameter of a quarter.

I love them. Somebody here at work had the same problem and she bought them as well and loves them!
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its really weird, but I notice the littlest things about U2 when I am running or warming up for soccer (football) games that I wouldn't notice if I was on the computer or something. I think it's because my focus level is greater, or something. Very strange.

But, this is true for any music.
Ya isn't that weird, that happens to me too! I know I would die without my IPOD tunes on the treadmill. So boring...
The boys make it go by so much faster... plus other bands!
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Best headphone song = If God Would Send His Angels
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