Jump to content


League Express

Podcast

Photo
- - - - -

TRL Helpdesk - New headphones


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 ckn

ckn
  • Admin
  • 16,764 posts

Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:21 PM

I need a new pair of in-ear headphones as my current ones, Sennheiser CX880, are starting to fail due to being stuffed in too many small bags and bashed around too much.

 

What I want:

- Very good quality sound reproduction

- At least some partial noise isolation, the better the noise isolation the more I'll like them as I like killing all the noises of commuting on trains.

- Portability and robustness, they must be capable of being stuffed in my backpack that goes everywhere, also in my coat pocket when I'm not taking my bag.

- Ideally under £100 but I would go above for something exceptional.

 

Any recommendations would be appreciated!


Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#2 Larry the Leit

Larry the Leit
  • Coach
  • 2,275 posts

Posted 06 October 2013 - 05:00 PM

I'm involved with two of the major brands of headphones, they're made in the same factory.

I too am in the market for some in line with CKN's description but I don't know enough about the topic to know where to start. I use cheap (£20-£30) Bluetooth ones for running and I find them good value, and they work as a phone mic too but there's a lot of wind/road noise etc and not to mention sweat dripping over them to prevent me from getting anything serious for running.

I'd like some for listening to music whilst on tour with my band, on flights, tour buses and hire cars etc.

#3 Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim
  • Coach
  • 6,998 posts

Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:56 PM

I've got a pair of Sennheiser HD 219, which I am really pleased with. They are cheap and cheerful but the sounds is very good and have traveled a fair bit with me on planes, trains and coaches. Probably not what you are after but previously I also had a pair of Sennheiser which were great so personally I would go with them as a brand.

 

http://www.amazon.co...ords=sennheiser


Edited by Tiny Tim, 06 October 2013 - 08:58 PM.

28m391z.jpg


#4 ckn

ckn
  • Admin
  • 16,764 posts

Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:34 PM

I've got a pair of Sennheiser HD 219, which I am really pleased with. They are cheap and cheerful but the sounds is very good and have traveled a fair bit with me on planes, trains and coaches. Probably not what you are after but previously I also had a pair of Sennheiser which were great so personally I would go with them as a brand.

 

http://www.amazon.co...ords=sennheiser

I've had a few sets of Sennheiser headphones over the years and I think the quality has gone downhill a bit.  This is my second set of CX880s, the first pair went back as DOA with a loose wire in one of the earpieces.  This set has lasted just shy of 3 years and are really on their last legs.  The other thing that I'm fed up with on the CX880 is that the rubber ear buds keep falling off, I've gone through all the originally supplied ones plus a full pack of replacements and am on my last pair, if one of them get losts then I'm just going to bin the whole thing.

 

I had a pair of Philips active noise cancelling ones a few years ago, outstanding noise cancellation but the treble was iffy and the base a bit weak meaning they weren't that great for music quality.  Where they did excel was on trains or planes when they got rid of the vast majority of external noises, when I get my book out and get lost in it then it's almost as good as being at home in silence.  I'd often just put them in, turn on the noise cancelling bit and sit in silence with my book, especially good for when there's a squealing brat near you on a plane and you're trying to sleep.


Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#5 Garvers

Garvers
  • Coach
  • 484 posts

Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:36 PM

My Sennheissers have just died... I was looking to spend a fair bit more for my next set of in-ear, but instead bought pair of Soundmagic e10s - only £35(!) but feel much more expensive - good build quality, good sound (compared to the Sennheisers), and very impressive noise cancellation.  Pretty impressed so far...



#6 Futtocks

Futtocks
  • Coach
  • 20,220 posts

Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:39 AM

The Innerfidelity website specialises in headphone listening, although some products may not be available in the UK. But they do know their stuff.

Edited by Futtocks, 07 October 2013 - 09:40 AM.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#7 The real Mac

The real Mac
  • Coach
  • 608 posts

Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:48 AM

I have the Soundmagic E10s as well.  Well worth £30, good build quality and great sound.



#8 Larry the Leit

Larry the Leit
  • Coach
  • 2,275 posts

Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:59 AM

Dare I ask whether they come with a mic for phone use?



#9 Garvers

Garvers
  • Coach
  • 484 posts

Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:41 PM

Dare I ask whether they come with a mic for phone use?

 

There is a version with a mic - approx £40...






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users