If you take off a pair of headphones and lay them down somewhere, the music sounds like it's in a different pitch than when they're on your head. Why?
These earbuds are basically the best headphones I've ever used. However, their cord is way too thin, and I've broken at least half a dozen pairs of these over the last few years, usually by having the wire tear straight off of the plug. I've never broken any other kind of headphones this consistently. These are my back-up pair, and are tough and sound okay, but I'd really like ones as durable as the Skullcandies and as crisp and rich as the Thinksounds. The 30-50 dollar price range is preferable. Any suggestions?
I'm looking for non-sealing earbuds with iPhone controls that aren't white, and I can't find them. Do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
I have questions about monitoring audio on a laptop using headphones. [more inside]
I'm looking for iPhone headphones that will hold up to daily use while walking. Every pair I've owned has problems with the 1/8" connector after a few months, or less, of use (while walking, usually in a pocket, but often getting taken out to check an email, respond to a text, etc...). More details inside. [more inside]
Looking for Bluetooth headphone recommendation to replace Motorola S305 which don't work with Windows 7 [more inside]
Help me figure out what's wrong with my headphones (Sennheiser HD 280 pros) and how to fix them, or decide on a replacement pair. [more inside]
How can I make the move to softphones work best for my team? [more inside]
Best sites for Canadians to buy headphones? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking to spend about $100 on headphones that deliver excellent music, and with superb passive noise isolation. I will mainly be using this at home, for music and movies. But I'd also like to take them on long-haul flights, to block out engine roar. Difficulty: must be comfortable, no in-ears, and no active noise-cancellation. Argh! Do these headphones even exist?
I want to prevent my new headphones from fraying near the plug. Can you give me tips to prevent this from happening like it always does? [more inside]
The sound of my coworker typing is driving me crazy. I'm not permitted to wear headphones. How can I deal with the noise? [more inside]
You're on a crowded bus, street car or subway. Someone has on headphones with the music so loud that you, and everyone in a 7-foot radius can hear it. Do you politely ask that person to turn their music down? [more inside]
All iPhone / mobile headphone reviews go into (sometimes) excruciating detail about the sound qualities and quality of the headset, but I've found very few that actually talk about the mic quality. So I ask: are there candidates for "best mic"?
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]
How do I find out what earbuds don't hurt my ears? [more inside]
Please recommend your favourite in-ear/earbud noise-cancelling headphones with an iPod/iPhone control and mic. [more inside]
What is a good-quality USB headset? (Headphones with Microphone)? [more inside]
My new Motorola S9 HD bluetooth headphones are paired with my HP Elitebook 8440p laptop (Windows 7 32-bit) - yay! But no sound comes through. The laptop has A2DP technology, according to the downloadable manual. Both are "on" - headset & computer BT transmitter. Clues?
YAHQ (yet another headphone question) -- what's the best all-around pair, good for running *and* working?
YAHQ (yet another headphone question) -- what's the best all-around pair, good for running *and* working? [more inside]
Audio filter: My beloved Sennheiser HD 202 desk headphones died last weekend. What should I replace them with? [more inside]
Any idea how I can get the broken off tip of a stereo headphone out of my phone's audio out jack? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations on great over-ear headphones I can use with my iPhone. I've been using Klipsch earbuds, but they don't stay in my ear that well, and I'm concerned about hearing loss, so I'd like to keep a small distance from my sound source. I've seen in previous questions that the Sennheiser HD-280 and Sony MDR-V6 have been recommended for general use. I'm not sure about the viability of a hugely long cord for using these while walking around, however, nor do I know if the iPhone could drive these cans. I'm looking for accurate sound reproduction (no pumped-up bass, please) and comfortable wear. I'll be using them both outside and indoors, but they don't need to be sound-canceling.
Noise cancelling headphones? [more inside]
What are the best in-ear, iPhone4s comparable, headphones with a cloth/braided cord cover? [more inside]
Why do my headphones give my ears little electric shocks in the winter, and how can I avoid it? [more inside]
Any experiences or recommendations for Bluetooth audio transmitters (3.5mm to Bluetooth)? [more inside]
I need high-quality headphones with good isolation and good sound quality, for use in a cube farm with an annoying air handler hum. Any recommendations? [more inside]
A few years ago I heard a popular scientist on the radio discussing the effects of listening to music via earbud headphones. He said that if someone can hear the music I'm listening to, I am doing permanent damage to my ears. Is this true? I would appreciate reference to any peer-reviewed scientific research on this topic, if available.
I have these Audio-Technica headphones. You can see in this picture that the connector has a spring which serves as strain relief on the cable. Only my spring has come out of its housing like so. How can I get it back in? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for stereo headphones. They need to be optimal for Bach and Monteverde first, late 19th century and early twentieth century classical second and 1940s and early 1950s jazz third. They need to be sturdy, preferably with a replaceable cord. Not necessarily noise cancelling, as they will be used in a quiet room. No earbuds. Price in the low three figures max.
I've had enough of all of my Shure in-ear isolating earbuds dying on one side. My right bud died suddenly, and this is the third pair in a row. I've had this pair for less than 6 months. Could you recommend a durable pair of isolating/noise cancelling earbuds/headphones with a few requirements? [more inside]
Would a FiiO amplifier or similar be suitable for amplifying my TV through headphones? [more inside]
Is there a way to make these, the MOST INFURIATING HEADPHONES KNOWN TO MAN, slightly less infuriating? [more inside]
What was this person doing wearing old headphones and making hand signals in a theatre during a musical? [more inside]
Which Bluetooth headphones will work well with an iPhone 4 and late-2008 iMac? [more inside]
What wireless headphones should I get? [more inside]
I need recommendations for a good headset with mic for recording. The mic can't shake when I move my head, and the headphones need to be insulated enough so the mic doesn't pick up what's coming through the headphones. [more inside]
How to listen to ipad/iphone/netbook while on noisy flights? [more inside]
What were the brand and model of the earphones I left in a muddy field three months ago? [more inside]
What are some good PC gaming headphones in the $50-75 range (and available in Canada)? [more inside]
$300 Sennheiser 600's sound no better than normal iPhone headphones with iMac? Huh? [more inside]
I'm looking to make or buy a traveling case for my iPod (classic v6) and two sets of headphones (image, including new headphone case). Thoughts inside. [more inside]
Which headphones should I get for a long (14 hours) flight with kids? I want ones that are comfortable on a large head and are easy to remove, because I'll need to get up frequently. I looked at noise-cancelling headphones on Amazon, but the ones that sounded best for me (Sennheiser PXC 450) are too expensive for something I'll use infrequently. On previous trips I've used earplugs to deaden the ambient noise and just turned the volume up on my (airline-supplied) headphones, but there must be a better way.
Noise-canceling headphones, or noise-cancelling earbuds, or earmuffs, or earplugs, or some combination? I need to protect my ears from both subway noise and loud co-workers. [more inside]
How do I connect stereo headphones (1/8" male end) to a Toshiba 24SLV411U HDTV/DVD Combo? [more inside]
I'm looking for the perfect closed headphones for under $100 that fold up for portability. I am currently trying out the Sony MDR-V6. I like the sound and they're comfortable enough (a little tight) and the size is right. The problem is the stupid coiled cable - it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
Good portable headphone suggestions. [more inside]