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Champion Sound

Why does music on my MP3 player sound better with small earphones than with big headphones? [more inside]
posted by murtagh on Nov 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Sing Me To Sleep

What kinds of earphones/earbuds can I wear to bed? [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Oct 20, 2009 - 13 answers

What is the best in-ear headphone under $100 for use on long airplane flight?

I am in urgent need of in-ear earphones for use on a number of long flights I have to take in the coming months. I've narrowed down my choices to the Shure e2c or the Sony MDRNC22. The Shure is noise isolating, the Sony is noise cancelling. Which is better? The shure's seem to go deeper into the ear. Will that get uncomfortable?
posted by Pastabagel on Oct 15, 2009 - 30 answers

Best sub $100 headphones?

Headphone Filter: Looking for a pair of quality headphones, but cant try them on because im out of the country. [more inside]
posted by Heliochrome85 on Oct 9, 2009 - 13 answers

Help my desk buddy not kill me.

In search of: Headphones under $50 with low sound-leak. Bonus points if they are cute. [more inside]
posted by dame on Sep 8, 2009 - 6 answers

headphones for my head

Another headphone buying question: what is the style/make/model/etc for me? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Headphone buying help, please!

Big sale on headphones in Canada! But which ones to get? [more inside]
posted by the dief on Aug 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Oh nos! My favorite headphones are dying!

I love these headphones because the cord retracts. Brilliant, right? Yeah, Sony stopped making them. What other headphones can do this too? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Aug 31, 2009 - 4 answers

Headphones to take a licking and keep on ticking

What are the sturdiest headphones you've ever owned? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Aug 26, 2009 - 20 answers

Should I upgrade my headphones for computer listening?

Are Grado SR 225i headphones worth it for listening to music on my computer? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Aug 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Maximizing quantity/$ in headphones.

Headphone optimization, but not of the usual kind. Quantity/$ [more inside]
posted by DU on Jul 30, 2009 - 19 answers

no noise

Macbook pro sound problem. Some sounds only heard through headphones. [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Jul 22, 2009 - 6 answers

I'm looking for small sporty headphones that aren't in-ear models.

After several years use of iPod headphones, I'm fairly sure I've damaged my ears listening too loudly with earbud style headphones. I have no interest in in-ear headphones, but my question is: is there an alternative to earbuds and in-ear that provide decent sound quality and are functional to use while exercising? (this rules out giant over the ear cans as well) I've seen behind-the head wrap-around headphones but they're usually cheap and tinny -- is there a high end version of those style that I could wear while sweating? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 22, 2009 - 16 answers

I need new headphones - Any suggestions?

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 - 18 answers

Looking for sleepytime headphones

I like to listen to the radio in bed at night, but my wife doesn't. Can you recommend some good headphones? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Jun 21, 2009 - 8 answers

How to keep earbud headphones untangled

Tips for preventing earbud-style headphones from tangling? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Jun 18, 2009 - 19 answers

iPhone OS 3.0 Questions

With the release of iPhone OS 3.0, I have some questions that I'd like answered. One relates to Stereo Bluetooth headphone recommendations, and the others relate to internet tethering. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jun 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Open Back Headphones On A Budget.

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 - 7 answers

"Seasoning" headphones?

Is the practice of "seasoning" headphones just supersition? [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Jun 15, 2009 - 47 answers

There's a jack stuck in my computer

I just unplugged my headphones from my PC to find that the top of the jack has broken off and is stuck inside the socket. Does anyone know how I could get it out?
posted by Andy Harwood on May 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Please help me find skin-friendly earphones

I love my in-ear headphones (regular old Creative EP-630s). Unfortunately, I've always been prone to -- TMI warning -- pimples and blackheads inside my ears, and these are exacerbating the problem. What kind of headphones should I switch to? [more inside]
posted by Ildeth on May 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Headphone recommendations for road cycling?

[cycling] best headphones, preferably not buds? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on May 16, 2009 - 17 answers

WOOOSHHHHHHHHHHH

Wind proof headphones for running and biking? [more inside]
posted by zazerr on May 13, 2009 - 14 answers

Problems with earbuds

Help me stop destroying my iPod headphones! [more inside]
posted by graventy on May 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Recommend really durable, cheap headphones for lending at a library?

Could anyone recommend me a pair of cheap (under $50) and very durable headphones for lending out at a library? It should be designed with the goal of surviving some gratuitous quantity of abuse and then being cheaply replaced. Other criteria include around-the-ear cups, a long (3m minimum) cord, and a standard (2.5mm?) computer audio plug. Noise cancellation, great fidelity, and adjustability not essential. Pretty is a downright disadvantage, since we don't want people walking off with them. What happened to those massive abominations of puke-colored shatterproof plastic we used in elementary school, that could facilitate a multimedia class and a game of catch equally well?
posted by d. z. wang on Apr 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Does too much constant incoming content = dangerous, or damaging somehow?

Can you think of any recent writing, or art, about it being somehow intellectually damaging, or spiritually dangerous, or in any other way harmful to constantly be plugged into content, particularly via an ipod or some other mp3 player? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 25, 2009 - 17 answers

The voices, make them stop!

Good noise isolating headphones for work? [more inside]
posted by chairface on Apr 13, 2009 - 9 answers

DJ Headphones for The Big-Eared?

I'm an earbud guy who needs a recommendation for DJ headphones...that won't hurt my ears. [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Apr 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Are headphones, in principle, bad for your ears

Are headphones and earphones inherently worse for your ears? In other words, is there a difference between listening to something live or through speakers, and listening to something through headphones or earphones at the same volume, in terms of damage done to your ears? [more inside]
posted by dicetumbler on Apr 3, 2009 - 13 answers

What headphones should I buy for my rough kids?

Best headphones for kids? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Mar 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Headphone amp for Airport Express?

I buckled and bought a set of AKG k701 cans. They're currently hooked up directly to my Airport Express and sounding great, just lacking the final couple of decibels. Can anyone offer any advice on choosing a suitable headphone amplifier or, even better, suggest a recommendation (sub $500)?
posted by hydrophobic on Mar 16, 2009 - 9 answers

getting fed up with headphones.

HeadphoneFilter: I keep breaking my headphones at the jack end -- suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Feb 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Lightweight wireless headphones for television

Any recommendations for lightweight wireless headphones for television listening? [more inside]
posted by TwisterSister on Feb 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Headphones for gym

My iPod's headphones wore out, but I'm not mourning them. What's a good replacement under $35 or so? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jan 25, 2009 - 16 answers

Recommend an inexpensive headphone amp/surround processor?

Can you recommend a decent low-cost headphone amplifier and surround sound processor? I used to have a Sennheiser DSP which did Dolby Pro-Logic decoding and headphone simulation, and am looking for something like that, but for Dolby Digital. [more inside]
posted by hades on Jan 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Earphones for little ears?

Can you recommend some ear/headphones for someone with small ears? The ones that came with my old ipod always fall out because the earbuds are a bit too big. I read some previous threads here that recommended the kind that loop over your ear, but I wear glasses, so those never fit properly and fall off. I'd prefer some cheapies, as I'm not looking for superior sound quality; I just like to listen to pop music when I jog.
posted by bluefly on Dec 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Where can I find the best iPhone replacement headphones?

Where can I find the best iPhone replacement headphones? [more inside]
posted by jeffderek on Dec 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Headset configuration for Socom: Confrontation?

Looking for headphones (and/or configuration ideas) for PS3 (Socom: Confrontation, specifically) that will allow me to both listen to audio AND chat with other players [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Dec 2, 2008 - 2 answers

Headphone-filter

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 - 16 answers

Headphone search

I'm looking for some headphones I saw on the train. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Nov 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Can you help me replace my lost earbud piece?

I lost part of my headphones. Must I replace my beloved earbuds, or can I just replace the lost part? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Oct 30, 2008 - 10 answers

I want to use my iPhone 3G's headphone jack to power an LED.

How can I use the iPhone 3G's headphone jack to power an LED? [more inside]
posted by buzzbash on Oct 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Those little white jobbies aren't cutting it anymore

What are the best iPhone-compatible, in-ear headphones one can buy for around $50? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Oct 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me once again block the din of humanity

My second pair of Shure SE210 in-ear headphones have just broken in the same way for the second time. Can anyone recommend some in-ear headphones that don't suck? [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy on Oct 17, 2008 - 21 answers

Yet another headphone question

I'm looking for some great headphones and I'm lost in a vast sea of information. Help? [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Oct 8, 2008 - 29 answers

Are my headphones toast?

Are my noise-cancelling really dead? I have a pair of Sony over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, which I have been very happy with for several years. They still work, but the noise-cancelling part does not. I changed the batteries (of course), but the light does not come on. Are they toast or is there somewhere I could take them? The local shop of course says 'buy new ones' but I'm not sure I want to give up so quickly. This question applies to electronics in general, actually. I often have stuff that stops working (in part) and feel bad about throwing it out. What do you do?
posted by sinbarambam on Oct 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me not dash my headphones to the ground!

I need headphones for running with. I know there are other headphone questions out there but I have really specific needs: 1. No bluetooth as my MP3 doesn't support it 2. I have really small ear holes so the larger ones don't stay in, I can use the smallest covers for the in-ear ones 3. Do the over-ear hook ones get in the way of one's glasses? Experience on this please! 4. I need a wire that's long enough to get to my waist belt without an extension (with a linker thing that flaps around) 5. I don't want white ones! 6. Available in the UK. Thanks all - hope someone can help!
posted by LyzzyBee on Sep 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Looking for on ear headphones for home office/cafe work that are clear sounding, don't get sweaty, and are comfortable for long wear.

I'm in search of headphones to use on my laptop while working at my home office and sometimes at a cafe. I've been using earbuds, but find I get "earbud ear" (ala "hat head") after having them in there all day, and my ears ring from the less then quality sound. I want to find some on ear headphones, preferably $125 and less, that have quality sound, are comfortable on my large size head, don't get sweaty after extended wearing, and have minimal sound bleed in or out. Some is fine. I know about open/closed headphones, and it seems most closed ones are butt ugly, with sweaty pleather and compromise sound. Are there others? The Sennheiser 555s have been a contender on my list. The Grado S60 is no longer, because I've frequently read of it's excessive leaking sound out. Do you have some favorite headphones that meet this criteria, or know of some you'd recommend? If it helps, I listen to mostly electronic, downtempo while working. So well detailed, tight sound all around would be preferable. Don't need a bass heavy headphone. thanks in advance for your suggestions
posted by healthyliving on Sep 3, 2008 - 27 answers

Good noise cancelling headphones for a home office with young kids?

Noise cancelling headphones for use in a home office with young children around. Comfortable for all day use and not too expensive. Possible? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Sep 3, 2008 - 12 answers

What Class 1 Bluetooth headphones are on the market?

Bluetooth Class 1 headphones? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Sep 2, 2008 - 2 answers

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