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Greetings all!

My father is in the market for some new headphones - He's 54 years old, and, now, wearing his first set of hearing aids, can no longer wear in ear headphones, and is going back to the old fashioned Over-Ear design (which we all know are better in the first place )

Anywho, he has a max budget of 150 dollars. Currently he's peeking at the Bose AE2, but I think there are better headphones out there for that price point, I just can't find them.

I'm sure Sennheiser or other has something, any suggestions?
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post #2 of 18
Sennheiser $129 at crutchfield http://www.crutchfield.com/p_143PXC2...d%7cSennheiser


When you said"ear headphones" I gather you are talking about ear buds.
Edited by Fishinfan - 10/2/11 at 10:34am
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ATH M50s
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One thing he often complains about is that the plastic / rubber leather that the Sennheisers and M50's use makes his ears sweaty after long use - any thoughts? I think he'd prefer cloth, if possible, like those HD555's.
Edited by Kaeth - 10/2/11 at 10:53am
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post #6 of 18
What's wrong with the HD555's if they have the features he want?
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Originally Posted by ph10m View Post
What's wrong with the HD555's if they have the features he want?
Nothing at all, I'm just wondering if higher end leather brands have the same tendency to cause Ear-sweating that some people experience with low-end headphones.
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post #8 of 18
Look into the AD700's, they have valuer ear cups
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Nothing at all, I'm just wondering if higher end leather brands have the same tendency to cause Ear-sweating that some people experience with low-end headphones.
On some people they do, I had no problems with my 595's
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What music does he listen to?
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