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Old 02-19-2007, 09:51 AM   #61
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this thread is making me seriously consider getting good headphones!
hmmm... do I need food for the rest of the month?
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:49 PM   #62
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Sorry for the double post (can't edit the previous message anymore), but I have one question for the experts: does the sound quality decrease for a wireless headphone?
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:53 PM   #63
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Generally, yes. With current technology you're not going to get real hi-fi sound out of wireless headphones, but you can get decent sound. The point of wireless headphones is more convenience over sound quality, anyway. You could just buy a headphone extension cord - I think RadioShack sells 15' extensions for $10 or so.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:59 AM   #64
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Thanks! That's what I thought. Will order a wired headphone today!
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:34 PM   #65
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I got the 201s on Friday, and So much better than the headphones I was using before. They don't have much bass, but I just put the bass booster equalizer on in iTunes, and it sounds great. They're really light and comfy; I can wear them for hours and don't even notice they're on. The cord is really long, so I have most of it tied up since I don't need the 10' that it has. And, they do cancel out a fair amount of noise. I can hear some of the music that my sister is playing, but she also has it at full volume, and it's just some notes, I can't hear it word for word.

Definitely a good purchase for $20
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:55 AM   #66
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Thanks for the review. I will probably order those or the 205s. Did you find a cheap site?

Also, do you know if they "leak" any noise? I like to listen loud so my mom is always complaining b/c it interferes with the music they are playing in the car.
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:28 PM   #67
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I got them from Amazon, brand new in the box for $20 including shipping. The seller was alectrics, and they have more up for sale now.

They do leak a little, but I'm listening to them on my laptop and only have to have the volume at about half to be a good volume, and I usually listen very loud as well. And, the leaking is when I have it turned up almost completely and the headphones were about a foot and a half away....I'm in the same room as my sister, and she didn't mention being able to hear them, so I think it's pretty minimal.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:29 PM   #68
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I am currently using the HD-500's. Amazing headphones that I've had for over 5 years now I think. The black covering stuff on the earmuffs is starting to peel off. It's gross and sticky when it comes off, and I'm really considering getting a nice new pair.

Those HD-595's look simply . I may need to invest.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:36 AM   #69
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Dooo eeeet!

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Old 03-13-2007, 11:01 AM   #70
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I just ordered the 205s I was going to get the 201s, but I kept reading reviews saying they were not great for laptops and portable devices (the only things I use) because the volume is low, so I went w/ the 205s which said the volume is better and the bass is better.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:51 PM   #71
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Wow, they came today. They make my ears itch b/c I'm not used to something so snug, but I'll try to wear them a lot and break them in. They are definitely clearer and have more bass than my crappy ones, and even with no music it muffles outside noise like wearing ear plugs.
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:08 PM   #72
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:25 PM   #73
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I got a new toy for my headphones:





I really dig it. The HD-595 sounds soooo much better out of this thing. Plus it acts as a mini heater.
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:28 PM   #74
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what did it cost?
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:40 PM   #75
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$200 shipped. I think I'm going to be selling my other headphone amp (which cost over 2x this one!), cause so far I am quite happy with this one.
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