I've been using my iPod's earphone and ready to upgrade to a little bit better.
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11/27/06 at 2:15pm
Originally Posted by BrotherKung
It really depends on your sonic preference, but you've got a few choices :P
1. Sennheiser HD280's - good headphones as suggested earlier, although they're not extremely bassy.
2. If you can pay a little over 100, J&R has the HD555's for 110 bucks, and they're great phones with good clarity and loads of bass.
3. Audiotechnica ATH-A500's are a good choice as well, you can find them @ audiocubes.com for 90 bucks.
4. Grado SR-60's are cheap and they sound great for music and gaming. 70 bucks @ headroom. They've got pretty good bass, awesome midrange and upper end for the price.
Originally Posted by GZS
I disagree with the Grado portion.
I've had a set of Grado's, Icemat's, Sennheisers, Logitech's, you name it, I've probably had it.
The Grado's are the worst build and quality I've ever seen out of a set of headphones. I highly recommend the Sennheisers. I literally slept with these things for a year. I never once slept with the Grado's on and they broke within a week of owning them.
The quality of sound compared to the Sennheiser seemed quite bland. The same goes with the icemats. The sound was there. It wasn't missing range, but it was so bland and uneventful I felt like I were listening to a bad 1980's radio.
Originally Posted by DELL-Machina
I cannot speak for the SR60 but the Grado SR80 are definetely great for the price if you had to pick that style of headphones. http://reviews.cnet.com/Grado_SR80/4....html?tag=also However for notebook use its so hard not to go in ear with the benefits of better sound reproduction, light weight which is very comfortable, and not to mention sound isolation which is vastly superior from in ear headphones. My personal favorite brand and reccomendation would be the Shure E series and any of them will really do from the E2, E3, E4 which you can find for 70-$150
Originally Posted by IllegalEagle
The Siberia Icemats. 7.1 Surround Sound, it's amazing!
If you have a Sound Audigy 2 though, you don't need the USB version, so you can get that even cheaper. I got mine for $40 off ebay.