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Posted 6/3/17
its more of a case i cant find well built head phones at a decent price without a damn mic locally.
right now skull candies are the only ones taht dont have the built in mic. but there 7.99... and are utter defective crap.
i bought a pair back in the day when they were 40, and they were great, well built, and took all the abuse i threw at them.
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Headphones hurt my ears, I think it's the combination of them and glasses, or maybe my ears are too big and get squishied
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Mine don't last very long because I use them so much (I buy the cheap ones), but the sound quality is good enough while they do work and they're comfortable so I don't mind. I like the Skull Candy earbuds, since they come with two sizes of the cushion things (I need the smaller ones, the regular ones are too big and don't fit in my ears).
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I've had my Sennheisers for maybe three, four years now. Love em, but they aren't exactly very portable.
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Dark_Alma wrote:
I would say I am not too hard on these (though they are built like tanks).


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I have a pair of V-Moda M-100s that ended up getting destroyed due to me running through a storm (well, technically, a tornado) with them, exposed, in my backpack (they weren't in the case). V-Moda replaced them for me (3-year warranty). I'm currently rocking a pair of V-Moda Wireless as my "daily driver" for when I'm wandering around. V-Moda headphones are built like tanks and then some.

I still have my pair Audeze LCD-X from 2012 that's flawless (no scratches, scuffs, or otherwise). They never leave the house, ever. They're always in their case or being used, they're cleaned and dusted once every 2-3 months (depending on use), and are used with a DAC and amp combo.
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I've found buying expensive ones doesn't mean they'll last longer. I got tired of breaking 100+ dollar ones every few years (could be 5 or even as low as 2) so I started buying cheaper ones. If someone has never broken a pair they've probably not worn them much at all. I wish they'd make a pair of cans with replaceable parts for a fair price. At least there'd be less waste when something breaks on it
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Posted 6/3/17 , edited 6/3/17

ninjitsuko wrote:

All of this...
I have a pair of V-Moda M-100s that ended up getting destroyed due to me running through a storm (well, technically, a tornado) with them, exposed, in my backpack (they weren't in the case). V-Moda replaced them for me (3-year warranty). I'm currently rocking a pair of V-Moda Wireless as my "daily driver" for when I'm wandering around. V-Moda headphones are built like tanks and then some.

I still have my pair Audeze LCD-X from 2012 that's flawless (no scratches, scuffs, or otherwise). They never leave the house, ever. They're always in their case or being used, they're cleaned and dusted once every 2-3 months (depending on use), and are used with a DAC and amp combo.


I will have to check out the Audeze pair! I had a pair of M100's, but the bass was a bit too high for me. Are the wireless a bit lower on the bass scale?
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I will have to check out the Audeze pair! I had a pair of M100's, but the bass was a bit too high for me. Are the wireless a bit lower on the bass scale?


The Audeze are "audiophile" headphones that I got when they were on sale for $980 (yeah, I know - I listen to a helluva lot of music and play/record it too). The Crossfade Wireless headphones are a bit lower on the bass scale, but most V-Moda headphones are tuned for it. I'd say that the sound stage for them is pretty reasonable with a slight bump in bass (but not as much as the M-100s).
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Posted 6/3/17
Bose headphones and ear buds.... I have to take care of them.
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God knows how many earphones I've gone through, although, my mom just got me a new pair, so maybe things'll go better?
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Posted 6/3/17

ninjitsuko wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:

I will have to check out the Audeze pair! I had a pair of M100's, but the bass was a bit too high for me. Are the wireless a bit lower on the bass scale?


The Audeze are "audiophile" headphones that I got when they were on sale for $980 (yeah, I know - I listen to a helluva lot of music and play/record it too). The Crossfade Wireless headphones are a bit lower on the bass scale, but most V-Moda headphones are tuned for it. I'd say that the sound stage for them is pretty reasonable with a slight bump in bass (but not as much as the M-100s).


$980 for headphones?
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Posted 6/3/17

ninjitsuko wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:

I will have to check out the Audeze pair! I had a pair of M100's, but the bass was a bit too high for me. Are the wireless a bit lower on the bass scale?


The Audeze are "audiophile" headphones that I got when they were on sale for $980 (yeah, I know - I listen to a helluva lot of music and play/record it too). The Crossfade Wireless headphones are a bit lower on the bass scale, but most V-Moda headphones are tuned for it. I'd say that the sound stage for them is pretty reasonable with a slight bump in bass (but not as much as the M-100s).


I have an old set of Cerwin Vega speakers linked here: http://www.oaktreevintage.com/web_photos/Stereo_Speakers/Cerwin_Vega_DX-7_Speakers_Web.jpg
In todays money they were about $2150! My dad had good taste.

I have never tried a near $1000 headset, but I am an audiophile and I need to try them!
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For those who listen to music at high volumes know that hearing loss is permanent. You do not heal from hearing damage.

An An MP3 player at maximum volume
105 decibels

long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss.

You can withstand 85 dB of City Traffic, inside a car for about 8 hours. Those are suggested limits.
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Posted 6/3/17 , edited 6/3/17

qualeshia3 wrote:
$980 for headphones?


Audiophile life, son. Can go upwards of $2000 if you really wanted to. The really expensive part is the dacs, amps, preamps, usb and power filters, custom braided cables etc... yet we still do it!
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Posted 6/3/17 , edited 6/4/17
I'm pretty good with headphones, ear buds on the other hand I'm terrible with. They magically end up tangled into balls after 30 seconds in my pocket and broken within weeks.
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