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I do a lot of video work and starting in january i will be working a contract as a videographer covering the Georgia Legislature. I am very tired of my free iphone earbuds and they just arent trustworthy. I am looking for affordable headphones that will fit in my video bag that will also have various tools and stuff like pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, tape, clamps, batteries, and a small LED panel light.

so it would be nice to not have something huge, if they are able to fold up that is a plus. my reasoning for getting these other than to stop using iphone earbuds is that i do not always get a chance to borrow good headphones at the TV station and would like a strong reliable pair of my own. they will get knocked around some and a strong cable that isnt a gazillion feet long is a plus as i work primary with shoulder mount cameras so i would love to not get hung up on stuff lol.

i would also really like to keep it as much under $100 as possible. I am not looking for extreme pro quality, i just want to be able to monitor audio while i work so i need quality but not audiophile quality smile.gif

thanks yall thumb.gif

dimensions of my bag are roughly 12"x9"x9" - L*W*H

its this bag but full of other stuff tongue.gif

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=264103-1492-1B-103-12-2&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=1239885&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=sim&rel=nofollow
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are good earbuds an option or do you really want full-sized headphones?
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Good earbuds are an option. Full headphones just seemed easier to hear if i was working in a very noisy area
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Good earbuds are an option. Full headphones just seemed easier to hear if i was working in a very noisy area

The sennheiser HD4xx series are within your budget and they have a decent build quality.
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I actually grab some of these from my Local Tuesday Morning the other day:

http://www.tuesdaymorning.com/tony-bennett-signature-edition-stereophones/1255982.jsp

They are the same as the DJ100. $50 and they sound good to me. I just wanted something that could fold up, lightweight, replaceable cable, sound good and low cost. Now they don't sound like the Klipsch setup in the living room, but they sound good enough.
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Good earbuds are an option. Full headphones just seemed easier to hear if i was working in a very noisy area

i would recommend these then. they block more noise than most ear muffs and still sound really clean. they have excellent range and a wide soundstage.

http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-Noise-Isolating-Earphones/dp/B003S3RFJA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1351906839&sr=1-1&keywords=Etymotic+Research
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i would recommend these then. they block more noise than most ear muffs and still sound really clean. they have excellent range and a wide soundstage.
http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-Noise-Isolating-Earphones/dp/B003S3RFJA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1351906839&sr=1-1&keywords=Etymotic+Research

Yep, those will isolate a lot.
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hmm just realized that while earbuds are great if a producer wanted to hear something i play back on a camera then earbuds would not be ideal.

so back to foldable headphones that were suggested.

thanks again guys
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any opinion on these?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/358337-REG/Sony_MDRV6_MDR_V6_Closed_Back.html

i think this is the cheaper version of the headphones that we have at the TV station except there isnt a pair that goes with every camera. and the last time i actually managed to borrow them, they looked like they had been through so much that i ended up just going back to my ipod earbuds because i didnt want my ears to get all scratched up because they ear cushions kept falling off. i mean they were used and abused by other freelancers that are less carefully with that kind of stuff because its not their person set. which is irritating to say the least lol

really appreciate the help and suggestions thumb.gif
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Not foldable AFAIK but built like a tank:

German Maestro GMP 160 - $119

http://world-wide-stereo.store.buy.com/p/gmp-160-lightweight-open-stereo-headphones-black/231356356.html

Intended for TV purposes like yours and if you 'insane build quality' headphones, it's German Maestro.
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