Headphones.

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Johnny Ryall
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PostRe: Headphones.
by Johnny Ryall » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:28 pm

I have those same Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds as you Peter. I like them but sometimes they like to randomly disconnect

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PostRe: Headphones.
by Ironhide » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:57 pm

<]:^D wrote:AKG K550 through a FiiO E10K Headphone Amplifier and DAC
bloody marvellous they are


I used one of them with my desktop speakers (Audioengine A5) for a while but ended up replacing it with the DAC I currently use (Audioengine D1) as the windows driver for it was awful and led to constant crashes.

The speakers have now developed an intermittent fault which I'm hoping is just a cabling issue otherwise they too are getting replaced. I've had them for a little over 5 years so they're not that old but it's still a bit too soon to be having to think about buying new ones.

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PostRe: Headphones.
by Zilnad » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:03 pm

rinks wrote:I use a pair of these.

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EDIT: spoilered for size.


Do you think they'd still be comfortable while wearing glasses? Wouldn't mind a pair myself.

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PostRe: Headphones.
by rinks » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:09 pm

Zilnad wrote:
rinks wrote:I use a pair of these.

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EDIT: spoilered for size.


Do you think they'd still be comfortable while wearing glasses? Wouldn't mind a pair myself.

Depends how large the frames are.

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PostRe: Headphones.
by <]:^D » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:20 pm

Ironhide wrote:
<]:^D wrote:AKG K550 through a FiiO E10K Headphone Amplifier and DAC
bloody marvellous they are


I used one of them with my desktop speakers (Audioengine A5) for a while but ended up replacing it with the DAC I currently use (Audioengine D1) as the windows driver for it was awful and led to constant crashes.

The speakers have now developed an intermittent fault which I'm hoping is just a cabling issue otherwise they too are getting replaced. I've had them for a little over 5 years so they're not that old but it's still a bit too soon to be having to think about buying new ones.


yeah ive got no idea of their reliability but ive had no issues in the 7 years ive owned it

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PostRe: Headphones.
by Xeno » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:11 pm

I used to wear iearbuds but due to the fact that they make my ears bleed due to psoriasis i have to wear over ear headphones. I ended up getting some nice Sennheiser PXC 550-II.

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PostRe: Headphones.
by Denster » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:32 pm

Razr Thresher ultimate for gaming.

Sennheiser I800s for music. With an IBasso dac/usbc adaptor.
Heavenly. :wub:

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PostRe: Headphones.
by Spindash » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:21 am

Grado RS2e for listening to music. AKG K72 for work and other stuff.

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PostRe: Headphones.
by Memento Mori » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:36 pm

For years I kept buying the same brand of £10 earphones which always broke after less than 6 months. Took the plunge this year with some Jabra Elite 45h headphones which I like. Can't get them working with the Switch though.

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PostRe: Headphones.
by Jenuall » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:45 pm

In actual answer to the question the various headphones I'm using at the moment are:

Running: TaoTronics Waterproof Bluetooth earbuds. Cheap but do a good job.

Gaming: Logitech G PRO X headset. These were a bit of an indulgence for me as I'd never normally drop more than a few quid on headphones but they have a really nice sound to them and what matters more than anything is that they are incredibly comfortable to wear!

Work: Betron ELR50 earbuds. Cheap and cheerful, do the job they need to and actually have a half decent bass on them as well

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PostRe: Headphones.
by Squinty » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:00 pm

Memento Mori wrote:For years I kept buying the same brand of £10 earphones which always broke after less than 6 months. Took the plunge this year with some Jabra Elite 45h headphones which I like. Can't get them working with the Switch though.


You can sometimes luck out and get in ear Sennheiser's for between 15 and 20 quid. They usually last over a year.

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PostRe: Headphones.
by Stugene » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:24 pm

PC: Sennheiser HD650s through a JDS EL DAC II and JDS O2 Amp
Portable: Shure SE425 IEMs or AKG Y50 on-ears (both usually through a cyrus soundkey)
Running/Working out: Koss Portapros or the cheap AKG Earphones that came with my phone.

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