1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Alternate suggestions for PSP headphones?

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by Stinja, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Stinja

    Stinja
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Messages:
    11,585
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +3,340
    I've read a dozen or more threads in the Headphone forum, but its still a bit confusing, and i do wonder what headphones work with the PSP specifically.

    Requirements include small form factor (for carrying/storage), cheapish (<£30), improved aural experience, preferably w.r.t. external noise and compatibility with the remote thingy and obviously PSP itself. Usage is 99% seated, but something better for airplane/traffic noise would be good.

    Suggestions and research seem to indicate:

    - Sennheiser MX500 (550 or 400)
    - Sony MDR-ED21LP
    - Sony MDR-EX81SL (potential wire problems?)
    - Panasonic RPHJE50

    Anything else? choices amongst those?
     
  2. bellso

    bellso
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,321
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Leeds, U.K.
    Ratings:
    +254
    I have Sennheiser PX-200's - i know they are not in-ear phones, but are a quality sound.

    Fold away into a small plastic case for easy transport too.

    Are closed cup so block a lot of outside sound. I use between my PSP and iPod.
     
  3. drskhaled

    drskhaled
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Messages:
    1,541
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +108
    I've got the older sony ex71 (or something like that). The ones with the 3 different sized earpieces. They fit ypour price mark (£25 from argos). I find them very comfy and noise cancelling (really it blocks external noise as it seals the ear canal, so ) is good. I can hear my ipod comfortably on the train even with the ridiculously low EU sound limit on music devices. You should have no probs on a plane either. Sound quality is good, not great. The sennheisers probably sound better but check they are all noise cancelling or blocking phones.
     
  4. Nasher79

    Nasher79
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Messages:
    37
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi there, I bought a set of the Panasonic RPHJE50 (White) on the weekend. I payed £21 although it was in the duty free shop at Gatwick.

    Theses are superb quality earphones. They fit inside your lughole as would an ear plug therefor being very efficient at blocking out surrounding noise. They come with 3 different size in-ear plugs for all size ears!

    I couldn't compare them to any of the others on your list however I can reccomend them as I am very pleased with my set.

    The main lead is quite short but comes with an extension that you could replace with the original sony remote lead (haven't tried this yet but see no reason why it shouldn't work)

    And comes with a little drawstring bag. I've attached mine to the strap on the psp - sorted!
     
  5. paulst10

    paulst10
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    11,814
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,498
    i got sennheiser mx550 for £16 on ebay, they are very good and come with a wind up case as well
     
  6. MattTheBeanster

    MattTheBeanster
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Messages:
    1,362
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ratings:
    +89
    I have the PX-200's. Best headphone i've ever bought.
     
  7. Spacecat

    Spacecat
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,831
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +528
    shures E (something) cost loads but best ever , great for blocking out external sound
     
  8. Skyav

    Skyav
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Messages:
    91
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Seconded - the Shure e2c's are the cheapest of the 'e' range at around £55 - £70 but are absolutely fantastic once you get used to wearing them (they come with different types of earplugs to suit all ears).
     
  9. Tetlee

    Tetlee
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Messages:
    19,655
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Taunton
    Ratings:
    +4,268
    I use the sennheiser mx400s. Great headphones & the inline volume control gives a great alterantive to the nasty, horible, iresponsive PSP volume buttons ;)
     
  10. Madkitty

    Madkitty
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    382
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +8
    logitech stealth - paid £15 for them on ebay and they are totally awesome!!!
     
  11. Stinja

    Stinja
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Messages:
    11,585
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +3,340
    Ahhh cheers guys, though no real consensus here ;) Might go with the Panies, and work my way thru the others if they dont do the job.
     
  12. Forestred

    Forestred
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    297
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Norwich
    Ratings:
    +6
    Is anyone producing headphones with the PSP's inline controls yet? I hate the white ones particularily with black earphones plugged in?
     
  13. Tejstar

    Tejstar
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    22,482
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +990
    I have the PX-100's the best headphone you can buy for under £30! :smashin:
     

Share This Page

Loading...