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post #1 of 21
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I've been meaning to buy some headphones that i can wear around. I.E. I look stupid wearing my huge ATH-A700s around.

I was thinking of spending about spending about 100-150 bucks.

Portability isnt really too much of an issue as i was going to let them hang off my neck when im not using them anyway, but i don't want them to make me look like princess leia.

And of course best sound quality for a wide variety of music ranging from High pitched J pop to fast paced Drum and bass to detailed classical to strong guitar riffs and crazy crap like dragonforce. I listen to everything. lawl.

These most likely will be played off my ipod touch.
Noise cancelling isnt an issue with me.
Open or closed backs also don't matter to me.

First I was thinking about a pair of ATH-ES7s (as i love audio technica)

But there is an issues with alot of these being fakes. Audiocubes usually has real ones though.

I've heard alot of good stuff about Grados so i looked up this pair of SR80s and they look pretty good too.

I dont really like the headphone design of senn's.

Any other suggestion welcome.
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post #2 of 21
well, for protable IEM's you've got a lot to choose from. I'd suggest the Jays D-jays ($99),Yuin pk1 ($139),Shure e4c (~160). All great SQ, just whatever price you're looking for. They all fit the bill for all around music listening.

Regular can wise, AKG K 81 DJ (~90$), SR80's or the SR125's ;](150$), the ATH's you chose, still on the large side, but people love them. Equation rp21 are more bassy then the Grados, but they are smaller then your A700's.(90$),
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post #3 of 21
worried about looks??

a. get a life.....lol
b. get a set of in ear phones

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post #4 of 21
Etymotic canal phones are great if you want good sound quality + small visual footprint.
the Shure's phospholipid mentioned are good too.

i don't have any experience with them though. around campus i've seemed to have picked up the nickname "headphones guy" since i've always got my big headphones with me in public
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post #5 of 21
sennheiser HD-25... nuff said. or if you are willing to go IEM's i would definitely say shure e4c's are the way to go

the HD-25 are great all around cans. they're fairly small so you won't look like as much of a fool.

BTW they're dead schmexy imo
post #6 of 21
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Ah, no IEMs, i have a good pair of IEMs but found that i dont like wearing them that often anyway.
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post #7 of 21
what do you think of the HD-25's?
post #8 of 21
Sennheisher is always the most comfy imo. They go around one's ear so perfectly.
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post #9 of 21
If you are concerned about looks, I think grado's cans look the best personally.
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post #10 of 21
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I like the HD-25s but the cans look funny to me. Probably just me

Looks are 1/3rd of the issue, I want sound quality, lighter than my A700s, open or closed cans. Ill probably go with the grados or the ATH-ES7 in the end or maybe ill bump up too the SR125s.
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