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I am looking for some lightweight headphones for on the move, my Sony MDR-XB700's are a little, well, heavy


I saw these: http://www.asos.com/Wesc/Wesc-Bongo-...t=-1&clr=Black

Do they look good? I can get pretty much the same pairs in London today, just want to know if they are OK for an iPod Touch and on the move.
 

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I have read, that they are nice light weight headphones but might be a touch heavy on the bass at times.
 

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Hmm... OK, that might be good as I am techno/electro/bass addict
 

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Personally I'd get the AKG K81/518 as they sound much much better than the WeSC pieces of crap and are the same price. Better bass, better everything once you remove the foam inserts from them. Trust me.
 

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WeSC are like Skullcandy in which it's looks over substance.

Anyway, what's ya budget?
 

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WeSC are like Skullcandy in which it's looks over substance.

Anyway, what's ya budget?

I like looks as well though, my max budget is about 50GBP (damn US Macs have no pound key).

I quite like the AKG K518, apparently they are not bad at all?
 

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If you got a big melon, don't bother with it as it clamps and clamps hard.
Have you considered in-ears?
 

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If you got a big melon, don't bother with it as it clamps and clamps hard.

I have a small melon, so I don't want anything too heavy. I had a 5.1 gaming headset once and it was so heavy and tight, it just gave me jaw ache.

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Have you considered in-ears?

I used to have some JVC FX-66's, but I got an ear infection that hasn't really ever gone back to normal and in ears aggrevate it. So, I only wear headphones now


What is the audio quality and ambience blocking like on the K518's? Do they clamp hard?

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TBH, after wearing them for a month, the clam force decrease significantly. Isolation is great, but not like IEM level, though it does contain all the sound because it is closed, so noone beside you can hear your music. You won't regret the AKG's...hands down the greatest value.
 

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I just bought some AKG K518's
 
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