What headphones should I buy for running and the gym? Wish list: Sounds better, and doesn't fall out as easily as the Apple earbuds; lets more ambient sound through than those in-ear headphones with silicone tips; includes an inline microphone and controls that actually work with an Android phone. [more inside]
posted by schmod
on Jul 16, 2012 -
Audiophilia-on-a-budget advice needed: I want to upgrade my desktop listening experience for around $200 or less. Currently reasonably happy using Sennheiser HD-280 plugged straight into my Mac Pro, but borrowing a friend's Total BitHead has inspired me to look further. [more inside]
posted by supercres
on May 4, 2012 -
Looking to buy high quality headphones as a gift, but am no audiophile, so a lot of the jargon and specs mean nothing to me. Looking for recommendations based on certain parameters. [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop
on Nov 6, 2010 -
A simple question that has led me down many dead ends: what cheap-ish headphones would you recommend for someone (in the UK) who primarily wants to listen to music and recorded songs? [more inside]
posted by jhighmore
on May 6, 2010 -
I'm looking for headphones I can use while walking around town. Ideally, they will allow some noise to filter in (i.e., if I'm about to be run over by a bus!) but still allow me to hear podcasts and audiobooks clearly. Also, it would be great if they were compatible with an iPhone (mic and controls). I have trouble with two styles: earbuds (they are very
uncomfortable) and over the ear loops, because they interfere with my eyeglasses. So far, I've not found anything remotely useful because I'm so picky. Thanks for any thoughts!
posted by scottso17
on Mar 16, 2010 -
What are good headphones (specific models) for a corporate office environment? I don't want to use noise-cancelling, but I also can't have the sound leaking out and disturbing people. But I don't want to lose all the low-end bass frequency!
posted by kelechv
on Jan 29, 2010 -
...so can anyone recommend a pair of earbuds with a cord that looks like a capital y (Y), not a lowercase y (y)?
posted by judomadonna
on Dec 3, 2009 -
What are the right headphones for me? Big head, normal ears, likes loud noises, $100-$200 budget. Mostly for listening to music on my iPod Touch, occasionally playing games on my computer using it's (reasonably competent) onboard audio. I understand the listening experience is subjective, but if I can narrow it down to a short list, I can work on getting my head on various items to see how they work for me. [more inside]
posted by Rendus
on Jun 24, 2009 -
Could someone please reccomend me some comfortable open back headphones with decent enough sound for under £40? Prefebly they should have a short cable (as I keep triping over my Sennheiser's). [more inside]
posted by nam3d
on Jun 15, 2009 -
My headphones have broke again - the plastic parts that connect the headphone to the headpiece. I use my headphones everyday, and find that no headphones are durable enough to handle me. Maybe i need to stop going to places like futureshop to get headphones, but i thought that by spending 100 bucks that it would be somewhat quality, but it isnt. [more inside]
posted by figTree
on Nov 24, 2008 -
I like to listen to my music loud, but out of respect to others I'd like to keep the noise bleed to a minimum. (Think: riding in the subway.) Are their headphones that are built specifically to reduce the amount of noise pollution given off? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on May 27, 2008 -
Are the Grado SR60's the best headphones that I can buy for under $100? I plan on using them, or whatever headphones I get, mainly with my iPod.
posted by waltzing astronomers
on Apr 21, 2008 -
I'm looking for recommendations of good-sounding headphones that don't leak sound, so I can crank up the volume without annoying my coworkers.
posted by harmfulray
on Oct 9, 2007 -
headphone choice for non symmetrical hearing: my father is mostly-deaf in one ear. He wears an in-ear hearing aid that works well. He would like to find the following... [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Oct 24, 2006 -
Often when listening to music or a film on my in-ear (ipod) headphones I fold my ears forward and hold them. Is this damaging my hearing? [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Jul 29, 2006 -
What are the best sports headphones for general working out and/or running? [more inside]
posted by benjh
on Jul 29, 2005 -
I've got a pair of Shure e2c's for listening to music on my iPod and as noise cancelling discreet headphones go, they're great. However as comfortable and secure in the ear headphones go, they suck. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence
on Jun 14, 2005 -
I don't believe in headphones. Does anyone make an mp3 player with speakers built in, like a small boombox perhaps? Seems like an obvious market (even people who DO use headphones sometimes want to share their music with others in the room), but I have yet to see one.
posted by rushmc
on Nov 22, 2004 -
I need new headphones. I use my mp3 player when I run, work out and at the office. Currently I use Sony
headphones at work and Koss
earbuds when I workout. The earbuds do not give me loud enough sound and they pop out. The Sonys don't give good quality sound either and they hurt my left ear.
I've been told that headphone/buds that go into your ear, instead of laying on top are better for good quality and loudness. Does anyone have any suggestions for really good headphones/buds that will stay on while running and exercising, as well as be comfortable enough to be worn all day? I'm willing to spend up to $75.
posted by Juicylicious
on Aug 9, 2004 -
I'm looking for a pair of earmuff-style headphones with a built-in radio. Any recommendations? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate
on Apr 5, 2004 -