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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Headphone Selection

Posted : Thursday, 09 August 2018, 13:00
HoboBen
So they've stopped selling the Sennheiser HD 202 headphones (I end up buying a new pair every year). Recommend a good value sturdy over-ear headphone replacement?

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Posted : Thursday, 09 August 2018, 13:00
Jayenkai
Not from me. I’m perfectly happy with my Apple EarPods.

Bought some Sony over-ear headphones a couple of months back, but they added extreme amounts of faked bass to the music, and did my fucking head in.
I went back to the EarPods!

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Posted : Thursday, 09 August 2018, 15:12
Krakatomato
My fave headphones died a death so I got some cheaper Senn's a while back: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06WLGRYSF

They've exceeded my expectations for the price I paid, although they seem to be somewhat more expensive now - guess I got them in a sale. Would certainly recommend.

Oh, and EarPods are crap. I bought some, hated them, took them back. Awful sound reproduction and bloody expensive. No thanks!
Posted : Thursday, 09 August 2018, 15:17
HoboBen
The Sennheiser HD 65 looks like the nearest thing to the old 202, except it's twice the price at £50!!

I like them, and they're much sturdier than a Sony. But after a year, one of the speakers always stops working (cable comes loose or whatever)

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Posted : Thursday, 09 August 2018, 15:19
HoboBen

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I need to get handy with a soldering iron!

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Posted : Thursday, 09 August 2018, 15:21
Krakatomato
I find I prefer to pay a little more than budget because I use them day in day out. Looking around, those 598's priced at 92 quid is a bargain as they used to be a hell of a lot more. The replacement (which doesn't change it by much) will set you nearly 200 squids.

Also, you can replace the cables on these - so go for a short one if you're handling your phone. Or a long one for the PC

Haven't used Sony for ages - last pair the material around the cups just disintegrated and I didn't rate the sound too much either. Older Sony cans were much better.
Posted : Thursday, 09 August 2018, 15:50
Jayenkai
Yeah, I’m well aware EarPods aren’t perfect, but they’re cumfy, and they don’t interfere with my glasses, and they don't do too much bass. Bass = Migraine!!

I’m ok with them. I’m no audiophile, and I’m ok with their reproduction.
As for price, they’re .. certainly the priciest pair of earphones I’ve bought. But at least they’re better than el’cheapo ones that I used to get through about 4 pairs a year!!

My favourite headphones were a pair of LED infrared based Philips ones, but that shit's way too bulky for using with an iPad or laptop
I’d have to lug a power cable around to keep the transmitter going!!!!

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Posted : Friday, 10 August 2018, 05:50
Jayenkai
How about the Sennheiser 206? Anything wrong with those?
(You've got me looking at headphones, now!!)

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Posted : Friday, 10 August 2018, 22:49
HoboBen
Supposedly they're not as sturdy but I might end up buying a pair to see for myself!

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Posted : Friday, 17 August 2018, 14:46
Jayenkai
Techmoan’s reviewed some nice Sennheiser headphones, here.

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Posted : Saturday, 18 August 2018, 13:44
HoboBen
LOL
Posted : Saturday, 18 August 2018, 14:59
Dabz
Thats great!

Dabz