Why do my headphones whine when going through security sensors? [more inside]
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!
In flapjax's Put A Spell On You post today, what headphones are they wearing? (The big flat white ones.)
My headphones keep running into the same problem: after several months of use, one side stops working. Why does this happen, and how can I fix them? [more inside]
How can I keep my ear buds IN MY EARS? XL foam covers? Clamps? Rubber bands? [more inside]
My husband's been playing drums for about a year, and he's getting really good. Yay! Unfortunately, I sometimes have a really hard time concentrating on my work when he's practicing. Help me find some gear that will give me the quiet I need. [more inside]
Any recommendations for a high-quality iPod cable for my Sennheiser HD650 headphones? I've been a using a Cardas cable, but the cable's so heavy that it appears to be damaging the headphone jack on my iPod.
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!
Headphone solution x 2. I'm looking for two pairs of headphones to mate with some listening stations at my record store. One is for a unit that's on the floor and accessible to everyone so should be corded so it can't be stolen (it connects to the unit inside the machine). The other we'd like a wire-free pair... however, the listening station has no wireless/bluetooth. Is there a dongle or something that can solve this? In addition, what headphones would you recommend in general, that give good sound, fit many size heads, and are reasonably priced? Obviously, earbuds are not appropriate. Thanks!
When I am playing music on my iphone (3Gs) and the headphone plug is yanked out, the music automatically pauses. Can I disable this behaviour? [more inside]
Does there exist such a thing as headphones that allow/amplify/mix ambient noise in addition to the audio coming from whatever source they're plugged into? More or less the opposite of noise-canceling headphones. [more inside]
I hearts my Grado SR80s. But I need punchier bass. What are my options (for other cans, or whatever)? [more inside]
Help me identify this audio jack. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a DURABLE pair of headphones, primarily for computer use? [more inside]
...so can anyone recommend a pair of earbuds with a cord that looks like a capital y (Y), not a lowercase y (y)?
I need a recommendation for an iPhone earbud/mic/controller combo that doesn't suck. [more inside]
How can I keep listening to music on the bus without exacerbating my easily irritable skin with earbuds, or causing hearing loss? [more inside]
Why does music on my MP3 player sound better with small earphones than with big headphones? [more inside]
What kinds of earphones/earbuds can I wear to bed? [more inside]
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?
Headphone Filter: Looking for a pair of quality headphones, but cant try them on because im out of the country. [more inside]
In search of: Headphones under $50 with low sound-leak. Bonus points if they are cute. [more inside]
Another headphone buying question: what is the style/make/model/etc for me? [more inside]
Big sale on headphones in Canada! But which ones to get? [more inside]
I love these headphones because the cord retracts. Brilliant, right? Yeah, Sony stopped making them. What other headphones can do this too? [more inside]
What are the sturdiest headphones you've ever owned? [more inside]
Are Grado SR 225i headphones worth it for listening to music on my computer? [more inside]
Headphone optimization, but not of the usual kind. Quantity/$ [more inside]
Macbook pro sound problem. Some sounds only heard through headphones. [more inside]
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]
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]
I like to listen to the radio in bed at night, but my wife doesn't. Can you recommend some good headphones? [more inside]
Tips for preventing earbud-style headphones from tangling? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is the practice of "seasoning" headphones just supersition? [more inside]
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?
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]
[cycling] best headphones, preferably not buds? [more inside]
Wind proof headphones for running and biking? [more inside]
Help me stop destroying my iPod headphones! [more inside]
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?>
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]
Good noise isolating headphones for work? [more inside]
I'm an earbud guy who needs a recommendation for DJ headphones...that won't hurt my ears. [more inside]
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]
Best headphones for kids? [more inside]
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)?
HeadphoneFilter: I keep breaking my headphones at the jack end -- suggestions? [more inside]
Any recommendations for lightweight wireless headphones for television listening? [more inside]