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by Infamous Nikko » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:41 pm

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JVC Portable Headphones
JVC Gumy Headphones - Peppermint Blue

Match your headphones to your iPod! JVC Gumy headphones are light, comfortable and ideal for pairing with various MP3 players.

Warranty : 1 Year



£6.99 DELIVERED



These always do the trick for me.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Skarjo » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:46 pm

Ookami wrote:
chalkitdown wrote:
Ookami wrote:The more you spend, the longer they last.


Nonesense.


The more you spend, the more likely that the company who produces them uses a higher quality of material, due to the higher demand in that material facilitating a rise in price, therefore rising production costs, which translates to a higher baseline for the retail industry to add on its profit margin and sell it to the end user. Often, this results in a higher price, so long as the profit margin is similar across the board for cheap and expensive products.

However, you do have to sensibly take into account factors such as limited stock, novelty and excess features, as well as the quality of the working environment and inflation. Buying in a different context may well result in a far less elevated price for the same product, or better, thus negating the hypothesis of "The more you spend, the longer they last", however the correlation does exist in part.

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Better? :|


Not in any direct relationship though. Will a pair of £150 headphones really last twenty times as long my £7'ers? Well, given that mine have given me five years of faultless service, am I right to expect the fancy ones to comfortably last a century and still be going strong?

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PostRe: Headphones
by chalkitdown » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:48 pm

Ookami wrote:
chalkitdown wrote:
Ookami wrote:The more you spend, the longer they last.


Nonesense.

Better? :|


No.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Pilch » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:56 pm

I have a pair of Sony Fontopia earphones. I must have had them for at least three years now. They're fantastic. They cut out background noise almost completely and the sound quality is great. I think they were about £30.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Cyburn2 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:17 pm

Got some Sennheiser MX300 heaphones for £12.99 for my iPod , I dont like the ipod headphones.

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PostRe: Headphones
by bear » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:17 pm

They are not really surround sound are they though? Looking at the review on Gizmodo the Turtle Beach ones use stereo speakers with some sort of effects to simulate 5.1.

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PostRe: Headphones
by JK » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:41 pm

I've never spent more than a tenner on headphones. I'm only going to put them in my pocket and sit on them anyway.

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by LewisD » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:46 pm

I have some Speed-Link Medusa 5.1 headphones... and they are strawberry floating fantastic! :D

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/106186 (Though they were £58 when I got them a year ago)

They are so comfortable and light that I can wear them for upwards of ten hours straight without any discomfort or pain.
The sound quality is unbelievable, it reallys brings any audio to life.

Plus they are easy to install, and the ability to have 5.1 surround on my PC without having to trapse a full speaker set around the room, is very, very handy.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Memento Mori » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:11 pm

Bose are the best if you can afford them.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Vermin » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:18 pm

Yeah, I've got a pair of Bose, but secondhand from my dad, as I'd never spend that much on headphones at the moment. My £35 Sennheisers get the most regular use, though, as I couldn't wear the Bose out and about.

Oooh. Check me.

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by Benj » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:22 pm

bigcheez2k3 wrote:Got >>these<< in the post today and I've ordered >>these<<.

Am I a little crazy for spending close to £150 on headphones in one month?


Yes, because Skullcandy headphones are shite. Put simply. x

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by Exxy » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:54 pm

I was looking at getting some Skullcandy purely for how easily available they are, I read up a bit and heard they were a bit rubbish so didn't bother. I did have some Sennheiser CX300's but lost one of the rubber covers making them impossible to use. I'm really tempted to buy some proper headphones but the size is putting me off a bit.

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by Spindash » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:02 pm

I have some Skullcandy earphones. They're not bad, except for the in-line volume control which cuts out one channel if you move it about. But I always have that on maximum and change the volume via the player.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Jax » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:22 pm

Sennheiser.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Wiggy G32 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:49 pm

Jaxley wrote:Sennheiser.


This! I have a pair of cx500's i love them and there is a world of diffrence between a cheap pair of headphones and more expensive ones

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PostRe: Headphones
by Lenty » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:53 pm

Memento Mori wrote:Bose are the best if you can afford them.

No. Bose are pretty terrible compared to quite a few other headphones in what ever price band you go for. See: http://www.intellexual.net/bose.html for more.
Sennheiser CX300s for my cheaper ones and then quite a bit more expensive other headphones for when i'm in the house. It's worth the money although I think the topic creator overpaid a bit for his. And you can definitely tell the difference with a decent pair of headphones and £7 jobs. Until you've tried the difference you don't realise.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Bigerich » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:00 am

I'm using Koss portaPRO right now. They are alright.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Denster » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:53 am

Jaxley wrote:Sennheiser.

THIS

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PostRe: Headphones
by Johnny Ola » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:26 am

Another vote for Sennheiser, I bought a pair of cx400s a few months ago and have been totally delighted with them ever since. Amazing bass reproduction and detailed sound for the price.

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PostRe: Headphones
by Denster » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:34 am

They are only £15 on amazon too.


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