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Hi there. So for the passed couple of years, I have been using Apple earbuds, and Samsung earbuds. I'm sick of them, now, and I am in the market to looking for some good over the ear headphones.

I don't want something really expensive like beats. My budget is $80.00. USD

I want something good, and maybe something you (the lockergnome community) has used.

Some things are a must for me. I am really looking to kill the cord. I'd be willing to sacrifice a little sound quality for either wireless or bluetooth headphones.

Noise canceling would be great too. I don't like to blast music when people are talking.

Comfort is another major thing. As some know, Apple earbuds is not comfortable. At least for me it isn't. The Headphones don't have to have a built in mic, because I doubt I will be using it for calls.

Looks are not the biggest thing, but if they are ugly, then probably not. I'm not looking for a specific company with these headphones, just someone who makes quality headphones.

asked Aug 30 '12 at 05:37

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Curtis Coburn

edited Aug 30 '12 at 05:39

stick with the ear buds for the quality sound and light weight , yeah head sets can be top notch I;m not trying to say they can be but they are heavy uncomfortable and can make you sweat in the middle of winter in a blizzard why would you want to pay top dollar for that discomfort ???

answered Aug 30 '12 at 07:46

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Earbuds are the real uncomfort for me. They don't stay in my ears, and the wire is really annoying. That's why I'm looking for wireless.

(Aug 30 '12 at 08:08) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

And sound quality wise, earbuds are awful. I have yet to find a pair of earbuds that sound better than my headphones. It's just impossible. Driver size and frequency response of headphones is always better than what you can get from earbuds. I love my earbuds for what they are, but headphones will always be better in my opinion.

(Sep 02 '12 at 11:35) PCLinux7 PCLinux7's gravatar image

I don't care for ear buds either. Logitech makes a good over-the-ear headset.

answered Aug 31 '12 at 22:54

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I have some Plantronics Gamecom headset they are very nice and comfortable. Here is a Ebay link for a pair its not the lowest price but I'm sure you can find the same pair for cheaper. This is a Over the ear Closed Headset. Enjoy....


answered Sep 01 '12 at 15:41

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answered Sep 01 '12 at 17:40

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I'm looking for Wireless/bluetooth headphones only. Wired, needs to go for me. Thanks for the suggestion.

(Sep 02 '12 at 12:38) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

if you want good quality, similar to mid range headphones such as the one I listed or some sennheiser hd555's then you will really need to up your budget.

With sub $100 wireless headsets, you wont get that huge difference in audio quality compared to cheap wired headphones (eg you wont listen to a band such as epica and notice some of the instruments sound almost completely difference with the higher end headphones)

I mainly stick with headphones with a easily replaceable cable. many upper end wired headsets (except beats audio, they use the crappy cables (eg enamel coated wires in a single rubber sleeve so enough flexing will cause the cable to fail (not due to a break in the cable, but due to the coating rubbing off and the wire shorting)

anyway with a quality headset where each individual wire is shielded, they will last a very long time, and in addition to that the cables are often replaceable so the upkeep will only be like $5-7 every 3-5 years

with wireless headphones, you either have to replace the batteries after a year or 2 when they no longer want to hold a proper charge (and those batteries are more expensive than a replacement audio cable)

If you don't specifically need the wireless, then get wired, it is cheaper in the long run when you consider battery cost, it is also more convenient if you will mostly be in the same room as the system.

(Sep 02 '12 at 14:15) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

My grandfather has these Sony wireless ones hooked up to his TV and they sound incredible. And spec wise, they're pretty good, too. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-RF970RK-Wireless-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B000PCEFXQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1346599391&sr=1-3

My personal favorites are the Roland RH-5 over-ear monitors. They're wired, but the cord doesn't really get in the way. Since I'm a keyboard player and do lots with live sound, I needed good monitor headphones that would last me a long time but wouldn't make me worry about having to pay tons to replace them if they get destroyed in a gig bag. For $40, these things are freaking awesome. http://www.amazon.com/Roland-RH-5-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B0039ADJHO

answered Sep 02 '12 at 11:31

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