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DrezDrez Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
So, apparently, earphones/headphones just won't last more than a few months for me before they start to fuck up: one ear won't work, one ear has lower volume, one ear is scratchy at high volumes, etc.

Can anyone recommend anything that is either extremely durable (but also sounds great) or sounds great and also carries some sort of lifetime warranty? I have so many devices that require earphones and they keep breaking on me.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I know nothing. But I thought I'd ask for others:

    Earbuds or Heaphones? On top of behind the neck?

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    VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'd also say to get a pair with the longest cord possible. It sounds like you tug on the cord a lot and that can create the issues you seem to have. Also, Look into cord extenders as I find those to be handy myself.

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'm in the same boat. Bought the one's I'm wearing now maybe two months ago after the last ones gave up (one of the ears was duct-taped on, and as a result stuck out like three inches from my head; and that was the ear that still had sound). To date I've had to superglue them together once already, and the microphone no longer works.

    I mean I know the last one broke because I sat on it but I didn't do anything harsh to this pair and they still get all fucked up.

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    FaceballMcDougalFaceballMcDougal Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I think what I'm wearing now has been the best set of headphones yet and I've broken quite a few pairs.

    They are standard Sony Studio Monitor headphones... the MDR-V150

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    cheap too... in case they DO happen to break it's not a big thing

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Pika: Well, I prefer earbuds to headphones, but I'm not really against HPs. It's just that I go out a lot with these devices (Zune, Nintendo DS, etc.) so the less obvious the better, usually.

    Veevee: Yeah, that's exactly what's happening...accidentally cord tug.

    Faceball: Actually, that looks like something I could use for the home...I'm looking for a home pair too. Can I find those in most stores?

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    FaceballMcDougalFaceballMcDougal Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    ya they are extremely available... I got them from Best Buy

    and I'm serious about breaking headphones... this was my 4th pair in a year... my friend at work was laughing at me because his were lasting forever... so I wrote down what model he had and went to the store at lunch

    that was like a year ago

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    CrayonCrayon Sleeps in the wrong bed. TejasRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Sennheiser px-100 or pmx-100, both fucking awesome for price.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/Sennheiser_PMX_100_headphones/4505-6468_7-31674329.html

    I personally have those and I love 'em.

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    lunarwulflunarwulf Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I think what I'm wearing now has been the best set of headphones yet and I've broken quite a few pairs.

    They are standard Sony Studio Monitor headphones... the MDR-V150

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    cheap too... in case they DO happen to break it's not a big thing

    I use these myself and love them. For the price/quality standard, they're excellent. The only thing I don't like is the anti-static feature they have, without music going or inbetween pauses in music, is that you can still hear a little white noise. You can also buy this model with varying lengths of cord, so you can get just enough to move around without having tangles of cord laying around.

    I also just love this style of headphones, I completely hate earbuds and only use them when working out.

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    Robo BeatRobo Beat Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Those who know, go Grado.


    EDIT: you should probably put something in the thread title clarifying its contents

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Robo Beat wrote:
    Those with billions of dollarz go Grado.

    Agreed. :P

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    Robo BeatRobo Beat Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Drez wrote:
    Robo Beat wrote:
    Those with billions of dollarz go Grado.

    Agreed. :P

    They're not that expensive. The SR60s are worth double what they cost, and are quite reasonable.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Robo Beat wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Robo Beat wrote:
    Those with billions of dollarz go Grado.

    Agreed. :P

    They're not that expensive. The SR60s are worth double what they cost, and are quite reasonable.

    I haven't looked them up in awhile, but I thought they were like 500 bucks.

    Do they have a lifetime warranty?

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I have the same problem. Fortunatly, the issue fixed itself when my mp3 died. Now I never have to worry about it again!

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    TM2 RampageTM2 Rampage Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Drez wrote:
    Robo Beat wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Robo Beat wrote:
    Those with billions of dollarz go Grado.

    Agreed. :P

    They're not that expensive. The SR60s are worth double what they cost, and are quite reasonable.

    I haven't looked them up in awhile, but I thought they were like 500 bucks.

    Do they have a lifetime warranty?
    SR60 headphones are like.... 70 dollars or something on www.headphone.com

    I have those, but maybe it's because I cut holes in the middle of the earpads (to try to unmuffle any sound... <_< the other earpads on other models have a hole in the pad, see) that the pads are slowly falling apart and are getting ripped up where I cut the hole.

    I can't wear my SR60 pads without my ears aching after like an hour or two, I think. I mean, I think my pads have softened up so much that you can feel the hard edges of the plastic behind them pressing on your ears. You can fix this a bit by bending the metal headband so it's wider and doesn't press so hard (actually I think you MUST do this right out of the box... eh heh), but the headphones can end up holding on a bit too loosely... but hey... these are for home use.


    If I ever upgrade, I'd like to get some Sennheisers or something with supra-aural earpads... I think that's what they're called. The entire ear is enclosed by them... the earpads press on the area outside of your ears, instead of pressing directly your ears' cartilage and stuff.

    Although, I don't think I can bear to part with this Grado sound. I should order new earpads sometime.

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    PbPb Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    If you're looking for a portable pair I'd strongly suggest these. They have retractable cords that prevent the damage that usually kills of portable pairs.

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    XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I have a pair of high quality, no-widgets headphones called Prosound somethingorother. They seem pretty durable.
    They're not really portable at all, though.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    http://www.headphone.com/products/headphones/all-headphones/sennheiser-px-100.php

    Some of the nicest headphones I've had. Beats the shit out of earbuds.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I had the same problem with headsets. My ultimate solution was to stop having roomates.

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    The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/Products/Earphones/ESeries/index.htm

    I think they released some new ones or are about to. But they're pretty damn great. I think they all come with a 2 year warranty, but some of the pricier ones might be longer.

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I came in here REALLY not expecting what I saw when I read the thread's body.

    Didn't we used to have rules against the thread titles having no relation (or poor relation) to the subject at hand?

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    Operative21Operative21 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'll second the positive opinions of the Sennheiser headphones. They're both comfortable, sound great and have nice long (and thick) cords that don't break easily.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Athenor wrote:
    I came in here REALLY not expecting what I saw when I read the thread's body.

    Didn't we used to have rules against the thread titles having no relation (or poor relation) to the subject at hand?

    I don't know. Isn't there a rule about off-topic posts in G&T, such as yours is?

    Why don't you go post about how horrible I am at another forum, like usual?


    To everyone managing to stay on topic: Yeah, I am going to look into the Sennheiser headphones. I like earbuds because I travel a lot and the inner-ear nature of them helps blot out ambient sound/noise/conversation/Fergalicious ringtones. How's that Sennheiser model do for blotting out noise? Never had much luck with that for non-in-ear buds.

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    EleazarDMMEleazarDMM Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Does anyone know of a circumaural headset that's actually circum-fricking-aural? I had a sweet pair that I replaced because I needed a mic, but the new once push my ear down against my glasses because the pad "ring" is too small. It really hurts after an hour or two.

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    regroxregrox Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Drez wrote:
    Robo Beat wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Robo Beat wrote:
    Those with billions of dollarz go Grado.

    Agreed. :P

    They're not that expensive. The SR60s are worth double what they cost, and are quite reasonable.

    I haven't looked them up in awhile, but I thought they were like 500 bucks.

    Do they have a lifetime warranty?
    SR60 headphones are like.... 70 dollars or something on www.headphone.com

    I have those, but maybe it's because I cut holes in the middle of the earpads (to try to unmuffle any sound... <_< the other earpads on other models have a hole in the pad, see) that the pads are slowly falling apart and are getting ripped up where I cut the hole.

    I can't wear my SR60 pads without my ears aching after like an hour or two, I think. I mean, I think my pads have softened up so much that you can feel the hard edges of the plastic behind them pressing on your ears. You can fix this a bit by bending the metal headband so it's wider and doesn't press so hard (actually I think you MUST do this right out of the box... eh heh), but the headphones can end up holding on a bit too loosely... but hey... these are for home use.


    If I ever upgrade, I'd like to get some Sennheisers or something with supra-aural earpads... I think that's what they're called. The entire ear is enclosed by them... the earpads press on the area outside of your ears, instead of pressing directly your ears' cartilage and stuff.

    Although, I don't think I can bear to part with this Grado sound. I should order new earpads sometime.

    They're called circumaural headphones.
    I'm also looking for a good pair of these anywhere from $70 to $200, as well as a mini amp.. but I need to do some more research

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    Bryse EayoBryse Eayo Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Headphones suck and break all the time.

    The trick that I have is that I bought an unlimited three year warrenty from the sony store for my favourite kind of headphone. So all I need to do is bring in the broken pair and they'll be replaced for free no questions asked.

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    PikaPuff wrote:
    I know nothing. But I thought I'd ask for others:

    Earbuds or Heaphones? On top of behind the neck?

    I prefer headphones, but mine were broken when some jerks attempted to mug me during the summer, so I'm stuck with the buds, which I wear behind the neck to avoid catching on things.

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