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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:11

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#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:19

^ lol rip off, Android users would never pay that much :p



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:04

^ lol rip off, Android users would never pay that much :p


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:34

Cough glass cough...

Lol yeah I walked blindly into that one...

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:44

Funnily enough, cheap headphones tend to last longer than the more expensive ones.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:07

Funnily enough, cheap headphones tend to last longer than the more expensive ones.

thats because that thing was more carefully planned for obsolescence.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:15

thats because that thing was more carefully planned for obsolescence.

You would think it would be the other way round. Apparently that is not the case.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:07

1 fix, buy Sennheiser or Bowers... Or better yet, my 1992 Aiwas that are still going strong :p

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 14:19

Wow! :o You must really take good care of your headphones. Mines don't even last a year.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 14:36

Wow! :o You must really take good care of your headphones. Mines don't even last a year.

Not really, they're abused when I do use em... I cleaned them for the first time, ever just before I took that pic, as I had found a supplier on ebay for the ear cushions, they're not the ones specific for those headphones, but they fit.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 14:39

Wow! :o You must really take good care of your headphones. Mines don't even last a year.


Quality headsets last long and take a beating though. And while pice and quality generally go hand in hand, that's not always the case with headphones, though you usually need pricier headset for quality, but not not expensive headsets are quality...

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 14:56

Not really, they're abused when I do use em... I cleaned them for the first time, ever just before I took that pic, as I had found a supplier on ebay for the ear cushions, they're not the ones specific for those headphones, but they fit.

Hmm, I see! I guess the wiring must be quite strong. :o

 

Quality headsets last long and take a beating though. And while pice and quality generally go hand in hand, that's not always the case with headphones, though you usually need pricier headset for quality, but not not expensive headsets are quality...

That's the problem! it's kinda hard to tell which ones are quality. That's why I stick to the cheapest ones that aren't designed to last for ages.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 22:50

OP

 

That is pretty much the kind of thought process that goes through my head when I see the aforementioned brand, says me - Mr Frugal with his £60 S`heisers.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:22

Hmm, I see! I guess the wiring must be quite strong. :o
 
That's the problem! it's kinda hard to tell which ones are quality. That's why I stick to the cheapest ones that aren't designed to last for ages.

I'll usually touch the headphones, to see if they feel cheap, and if the store wont let you, then don't buy them neither, their loss, not yours.
See how flexible the headband is, how tough the cable feels, and trust your instinct, if something tells you these'll break, then don't bother, most mid range sennheisers are better than some high end sony's, bose, or beats, and so on, my wife wanted a set of beats, but I got her a pair of chambers, purely because I trust wesc, the company that makes them, and in our local hmv store, she tried the set I bought against the more expensive set she wanted to find the chambers were better overall.
if you have money to burn, there are some really high end headphones/headsets available to you, but I've never looked at them because I cannot justify over £1,000 for something I use when I'm not driving (which isn't often considering my line of work) (also another reason my aiwas have lasted so long, I never take them to work)



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:42

Over the ear Bose headphones sound great too.

 

http://www.cnet.com/...oe2-headphones/

 

I've always been particular to Bose