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 -
Is there any evidence to support the idea that headphones need to be "burned in" to sound better? [more inside]
posted by Prospero
on Jun 5, 2006 -
I'm looking for earbuds that offer superior sound quality and that I can wear while running. My over the ear Ravemp buds finally gave out. I haven't been able to find any decent sounding replacements that don't fall out of my ears after a few minutes of running. Price range < $75. Must be available on the internet.
posted by Juicylicious
on May 3, 2006 -
I broke the plug on my bose triport headphones and i'm trying to fix them myself. I bought wirestrippers and a stereo headphone jack but when I tried to attach the wires I realized I have no idea what im doing. [more inside]
posted by pwally
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Can anyone recommend a Muay Thai Camp in Thailand or Phuket to train for about a week? [more inside]
posted by erd0c
on Jan 1, 2006 -
I want recommendations for good headphones and a microphone (or headphones and microphone and adapter(s)) that work well for VOIP on my computer, and with regular office telephones, and to listen to music on my computer. [more inside]
posted by mistersix
on Nov 30, 2005 -
Homemade noise-reducing headphones. Link wanted, please. My Google-fu is failing me... [more inside]
posted by kingb
on Sep 6, 2005 -
Is there a way to fix a crackly-headphones problem that I always always have with walkmen and mp3 players? [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on Aug 25, 2005 -
What are the best sports headphones for general working out and/or running? [more inside]
posted by benjh
on Jul 29, 2005 -
I bought Electoplankton for Nintendo DS from Japan, and it came with some free Nintendo headphones. They have a component on them near the plug, which the lead enters and exists from. It has hinges and looks like it should open, but it doesn't. I can't work out what it's for. Any ideas?
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Jul 18, 2005 -
I finally have an MP3 player. I hate sticking things in my ears. I'm pale and don't go out in the summer without a hat and sunglasses. Does anyone have any brilliant ideas about how to fit headphones into that mix? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez
on Jun 15, 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 -
Headphones, particularly those that surround the ear, make my ears uncomfortably hot. I've tried ear buds and etymotic in the ear phones, but find them uncomfortable. Are there decent headphones that sit off the ear or lightly on the ear that won't be so hot?
posted by Jackson
on May 4, 2005 -
I'm about to get a roommate, and she's warned me that she tends to play her music loud, and late (she's a bartender, so she works until about 2am). I'd like to buy her some cordless headphones; any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by littleme
on Mar 28, 2005 -
I want to get a nice set of noise canceling headphones, and would appreciate some first-hand reviews. [more inside]
posted by turtlegirl
on Mar 16, 2005 -
How in the world can I keep Windows XP from automatically muting the speakers when headphones are plugged in? [more inside]
posted by Stunt
on Mar 16, 2005 -
I have a pair of headphones that I like, but the cord on them is ten feet long. As it is I have to wrap them up with an elastic band. Is there a way to cut the cord, remove a bit of the wire, and put it back together? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Mar 9, 2005 -
So I have decided I need new headphones for use with my iPod and occasionally on my computer. I'm looking for big, art-school style headphones that are ear-enveloping and comfortable to wear, and also happen to sound awesome
. I have the Sony MDR-V600
s, but they are unsatisfactory for a variety of reasons. What I really want to know is: do any of y'all know of some big, nice headphones I can buy for less than or equal to $100? [more inside]
posted by scrim
on Mar 5, 2005 -
I'm selling my upright piano in order to get a digital piano - what recommendations do you have? I'd like a piano that is portable enough to take places in my car, but also has that "piano feel" and a good number of voices. Also, any amp and headphone suggestions?
posted by joshuaconner
on Mar 4, 2005 -
Seeing as I managed to snap the tip of my headphone jack off inside the computer, its time to upgrade. I've been doing my research, and I've narrowed it down. My burning question now deals with open-air vs sealed headphones. [more inside]
posted by true
on Feb 20, 2005 -
Headphonesfilter - in the mid 90's I tried out a set of headphones at a CreativeLabs developer's conference that featured open-air behind-the-head design.[+] [more inside]
posted by plinth
on Feb 12, 2005 -
I'm looking for a pair of not-too-expensive clip-style headphones to replace my current MDR-Q33s
. Earbuds irritate me and I like being able to keep one phone on while using the other ear for short conversations and the like. Any recommendations?
posted by casarkos
on Feb 10, 2005 -
What set of wireless headphones should I buy? Bonus points if it's feasible to carry the transmitter in my pocket for use with my iPod. [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing
on Nov 28, 2004 -
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 -
HeadphoneFilter: Let's put this to rest once and for all! Who here owns both the Shure E2c and Etymoric ER-6?!?!?! [more inside]
posted by josh
on Nov 14, 2004 -
My father is thinking about buying an iPod. One problem though is that he has a hearing aid in one ear (90% hearing loss in one ear due to a childhood ear infection), and he'd like in-ear 'phones, like those that come with the ipod, with independent volume control - so he can turn one ear off, and shunt the stereo > mono when he has the hearing aid in, and turn one way up when he has the hearing aid out. Any ideas?
posted by luriete
on Oct 20, 2004 -
Does frequent use of earplugs and earbud heaphones mean I'll get sick more often? I suspect so but havent found any research to back this up. [more inside]
posted by skallas
on Oct 13, 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 design museum exhibits. Is there an off-the-shelf product that'll broadcast at least 4 channels to 20 or so headphones over a range of not more than a few hundred feet (or some variable distance)? Importantly, the headphones would allow the user to choose which channel to listen to. I'm looking for something far easier than setting up my own FM broadcast station...
There are things that get close, but I haven't seen a single solution that covers all the bases.
posted by warhol
on Aug 8, 2004 -
Good noise-cancelling headphones for under $100?
I'm moving into new work quarters where I'll be in a cubicle-type environment. I need headphones that will dampen the noise from my amiable-but-loud co-workers. I'm used to just hooking up the ole IPOD to my stereo speakers, but that won't do in the new space where I have no door. I don't like the buds that come with the IPOD. Any ideas?
posted by answergrape
on Jul 1, 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 -
After cleaning my ears, adjusting the left/right panning controls and developing the paranoid belief that I was starting to lose my hearing in one ear... I switched the earphones around, and everything sounds fantabulous! What is
that? More... [more inside]
posted by precocious
on Mar 30, 2004 -
How can I get my noise-cancelling headphones working on my old TV? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Ptrin
on Feb 7, 2004 -