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Old 01-10-2007, 08:37 PM   #46
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Yeah, they're definitely better than anything I've ever used before. I feel like I haven't fully put them to the test yet, especially in terms of bass. All I've listened to so far are half of JT and a few songs off that bootleg.----nothing that's really thumpin'. I'm hoping to test them out some more in the next few days.

but yes, they definitely kick ass.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:19 AM   #47
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:47 AM   #48
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Finally ordering mine today, it's going to be my B-day present to myself.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:38 PM   #49
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The intro is spectacular....actually sounds a bit different to me. Pretty darn cool. One of Bono's best vocal takes ever, and it's made clear.

Oh, and the bass? "Get Back" from the Beatles Love album------sounds like there's a bass drum right in front of you. It doesn't sound like synthetic, studio bass....it sounds like a real bass drum.


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Old 02-14-2007, 07:42 PM   #50
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I need to bump this thread b/c now I want new headphones. I've never used headphones other than the ones that came with my discman (yes, discman, I've never had an mp3 player). I mainly will be listening from my computer. We're going on a long trip, but I listen off my computer since it is small, has all my mp3s, and I also use it to watch movies. I actually plug it into the cigarette lighter, so power is not an issue. My computer is an HP Pavilion dv2050, so the capacity of sound quality output is whatever video card my comp has.

Basically, I want nice head phones with the headband (not behind the head or ear buds) that also cancel outside noise to some extent. It's going to be an 18 hr car ride with my little sister and her friends, plus you know how there's just a lot of noise driving fast on the highway with windows down (yeah our AC has been broken for years). I'm not an audio tech buff, I just need something better than the types of headphones you get free on planes.

Recommendations?
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:44 AM   #51
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I'll lend you mine if you promise to return them.

They are the QC3.
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:01 PM   #52
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Look into the Sennheiser HD280 - others here like them, and they claim to have "Up to 32 dB of ambient noise attenuation".
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:04 AM   #53
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I'm thinking about getting some Sennheiser HD201...they're going for less than $20 on Amazon, and I'm poor, so that works nicely. Anyone have them? How's portability? I don't use headphones that much, but I'd like to upgrade from the standard iPod headphones.
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I have a pair of the 201s. They actually sound amazing for only $20. Good detail and balance. Maybe a little big for portable use, but nowhere near as big as the 280.

I now have 3 pairs of Senns. The 201s, the 580s, and I got the 595s for Xmas with the help of an Amazon gift certificate. I think the 595s may have become my new favorite headphone (the 580s had been king for a looooong time).

201<<<<<<580<<595
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I have a pair of the 201s. They actually sound amazing for only $20. Good detail and balance. Maybe a little big for portable use, but nowhere near as big as the 280.

I now have 3 pairs of Senns. The 201s, the 580s, and I got the 595s for Xmas with the help of an Amazon gift certificate. I think the 595s may have become my new favorite headphone (the 580s had been king for a looooong time).

201<<<<<<580<<595
The only time I truly use headphones would be if I'm on public transportation, so I guess super portability isn't an issue, but I don't want something that's going to sprain my neck either. The 201s are pretty lightweight, right?
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:17 PM   #56
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Maybe I'll get the 201s. Would they be good for listening to music off my laptop whilst in the car (not driving duh)? I'm not willing to pay more than $50 for something I'm getting mostly for a single road trip. I do want bigger ones that cover my ears and have a headband. It seems like even if they aren't "noise canceling" if they cover your ear they're going to cancel some of the noise better than the cheap ones that are just a little pad over part of your ear.
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:58 PM   #57
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I just picked up the 201s. It ended up being $20 + some change. I'll probably look like a nerd while I'm wearing them but anything has to be better than the plastic discs they send with iPods.

Lies, the description on Amazon said that they do cancel out "ambient" noise, and from the descriptions I read, it does a nice job of cancelling some of the noise, mostly quieter noises, like co-workers.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:23 PM   #58
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The 201s should work pretty well for you, Lies. They're very lightweight, and are closed so they do block out a little noise, just don't expect to be completely isolated from the rest of the car.

Though truth be told I rarely wear headphones out in public. I mainly listen in my room. The only time I wear headphones in public is when I'm flying somewhere, then I use my Etymotic ER-6 (in-ear phones), that block out A LOT of sound (air travel is so much less fatiguing if you can block out the roar of the engines...). They're practically earplugs - if I'm wearing them at home I can't even hear the phone ring or someone talking right behind me. But at home I usually listen to the 595s, and those barely block out a thing, but are oooooh so comfy.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:26 PM   #59
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actually, these are much better than i first thought. they cost around 100 dollars.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:19 AM   #60
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The HD 205s are also under $50.
I also have a Sennheiser in-ear model, and like Diemen, I find it reduces outside noise the best (if you stick it in all the way). I agree - it's basically like wearing earplugs.
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