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Big headphones on train?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by BDCSTENG GARETH, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. BDCSTENG GARETH

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    What is the general consensus about wearing big headphones in public?

    I braved it today and swapped my 'clip on the ear' pair, for a pair of Senheiser HD202's. They are the smaller pair of the 2 pairs of Senns, but are relatively closed cup.

    I slept the whole way up the northern line with my sunnies on and big black cans on my head!

    Every time I woke up, people were looking at me... :mad:

    Thoughts please!

    Gareth. :cool:
     
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    Well they are better for your ears then in-ear headphones. Beacuse they are so close to your ear drum you have no space for compression so it can damage the drum.

    I bet the Senns sound better as well.

    You can get headphones that clip round the ear rather then the complete support over your head, if thats what you're worried about.

    You want to see if anyone isn't looking at you, they either don't care or know you are running a good brand of headphone.
     
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    Hi,

    Personally, if I see someone wearing big headphones on a train, at a bus stop, or walking down the street, I just think what a total muppet they must be to want to wear that kind of gear around town! :rotfl:

    By all means, use headphones that cover your ears, but not the massive ones that make you look like a pillock!

    That's just my opinion, mind you. :eek:


    Pooch
     
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    ....yep....better to be deaf than uncool :cool:
     
  5. BDCSTENG GARETH

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    Thanks for the support!

    Tomorrow I may wear my Beyer DT100's... test the water with BIG big cans!!!

    Better deaf then uncool...? I think cool is a state of mind!

    Gareth.
     
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    It never bothered me as long as the music was kept inside them. I appreciate a nice headphone so would probably stare to try and find out the model number. :)
     
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    i've always been too self conscious to wear big earphones so i always go for the inner ear ones. i think they are also better if you don't want the whole area hearing your music cos the bigger ones tend to be very audible to other people.
     
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    I did try my Grado's on my Iriver once but they leak so much sound and affect the battery life so badly, that I didn't bother again- wasn't really bothered what anybody else thought. The Shure E2's I bought have been much more suitable for tube work anyway.
     
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    This is the theory I subscribe to...

    I do try to only turn the music up to the point that no it doesn't bother innocent bystanders... :devil:
     
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    You'll look like a DJ who'se forgetten to take them off from the night before and is now on his way home to bed after an 'All-nighter'. ;)

    personally I'd only go as far as what I'd call 'midi' sized phone where the ear pieces are no more than 5cm diameter.

    I did try a pair of noise cancelling Sennheisers at the weekend and they were amazing. Apparently you can switch them on in a noisy train and listen to near silence if you want.

    Shame they cost £130
     
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    PXC-300's are £89.99 on fleabay.I'm tempted myself as I've just ordered a zen touch 40gb and I'm using PX-100's.
     
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    i just bought myself some new headphones today, a pair of £7.49 panasonic ones, which clip around the ear. my last 2 pairs of headphones have had the right headphone stop working, so i don't want to spend much cos if it happens to these ones too then i'll have to wonder if my mp3 player is shorting them somehow..
     
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    i just love the £26 (amazon) sony in ear ones. they seal out background noise really well, and are very powerful (sensitive if you like) when i had my i-river i had the volume on 20/40 and it was perfect. 25 was deafening. The bass is very clear and almost customisable by how far you push them in (and how much you "seal" them). The treble can be a bit harsh at times but other than that theyre brill!

    they are sony mdr-ex71

    HOWEVER, im on my 3rd pair and dad on his 2nd. First pair - "ripped" second pair - right phone stopped working. 3rd pair - so far so good.
     
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    Don't forget that spare rubber bungs for those (if I'm thinking of the correct model) are a scarcely beleivable £8.00+.
     
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    for the sony's? they do have removable ones, and 3 sizes, but ive been through so many pairs of the actual phones we have bungs lying around! that is very pricey though.
     
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    Do you tightly wind your headphones round your units when you put them away/in bag etc? If so it might be this that is causing the lead to break and lose the right channel.
     
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    they came in a little pouch, i wind them up loosely and pop them in there, but not around anything as i use my mobile as an mp3 player. usually they live in my pocket but i must admit towards the end of their life they found a place in the bottom of my bag!
     
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    On the subject of these headphones,

    Where are the spare earbuds sold?

    I need to buy some more cos i've lost all but one bud!

    Gareth.
     
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    i tend to wrap mine around my hand then put the resulting tangled mess in my coat pocket or a desk or a drawer, so it could be that i'm just not careful enough, but i'd expect the left one to be affected too in that case..
     
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    Depends which why you wind it, if always in one particular direction one side is going though a tighter radius then the other and could therefore take more damage.
     
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    If it is good enough for Princess Leia then it is good enough for you Gareth! :)
     

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    Nothing I can say to that...

    Except I don't look anywhere as good as she does in my cans, bikini and bound in chains...
     
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    I wouldn't know :blush:
     

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