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Best headphones for iPhone?

hi people,
would welcome suggestions for best headphones for iphone as per you in terms of quality highs, lows, mids, bass and comfort as well within 200 chf..

p.s.: mods may move the thread to relevant topic!!

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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

Anything will do as long as you throw the Apple earbuds in the the bin.

Personally I don't think you can go wrong with Sennheiser. I use the first generation of these. I think they cost around 80 chufs when I bought them. They have a nice balanced sound, and the bass is not at the expense of the rest of the sound, which is a problem I find with a lot of headphones. Also being a closed back design you won't annoy your fellow passengers.
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

thanks Slaphead!! any suggetions on in-ear models as well??
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thanks Slaphead!! any suggetions on in-ear models as well??


If you want ''quality highs, lows, mids, bass'' then you need to get headphones and not earplugs.


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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

I picked up a set of Sennheiser earphones in the US for $75. Sound quality is so much better than my broken-after-6-months Apple earbuds. Can't remember the exact model. but they cover my entire ear, so very little noise pollution in or out.
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If you want ''quality highs, lows, mids, bass'' then you need to get headphones and not earplugs.


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Not strictly true. I spent a small fortune on a set of Shure in ear monitors. Fantastic sound, but I only ended up using them twice as I just couldn't get on with sticking the things into my ear.
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

I like Etymotics ear buds (I guess they're called - they're in ear model) you can buy 'em in the apple store I believe but I used to buy them on eBay all the time for cheaper when I lived State-side. I forget which model I have (Hf5 I think) but I believe they are under 200 chuffs at the Apple store

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oh yeah here they are

http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/hf5.html
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

I got in ear sennheisers, they have a model that comes with the microphone to use with the iphone, huge improvement over the apple ear buds. Not sure of the model, I think they're only just in your budget. They sell them at Data Quest.
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

Klipsch s4i

Amazing. Have owned 2 pairs.
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Not strictly true. I spent a small fortune on a set of Shure in ear monitors. Fantastic sound, but I only ended up using them twice as I just couldn't get on with sticking the things into my ear.

Yes those ones are at the quality end of the earplug market, with their mini-sub-woofers they can get quite low. But really does that justify paying 400-500 quid?? A £150/£200 pair of Sennheiser HD 25's or a £100/£150 pair of KRK's will do.


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I like Etymotics ear buds (I guess they're called - they're in ear model) you can buy 'em in the apple store I believe but I used to buy them on eBay all the time for cheaper when I lived State-side. I forget which model I have (Hf5 I think) but I believe they are under 200 chuffs at the Apple store

Happy listening
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oh yeah here they are

http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/hf5.html

Terrible frequency range. A £30 pair of Sony headphones do a better job.


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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

i second sennheiser. i have surrounding the ear headphone and also earbuds that were good.
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

I have Phonak Audéo PFE 122 ones (you can even get them in white, yay), they are pretty good and have a microphone and remote too.
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

I bought Dr Dre for my daughter's iphone and she loves it.

I also tried it and it actually sound gggooooodd.
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

Humm that is no easy question.

I run two pairs. both closed.
I have a pair of earbuds, shure se115 which are the budget version in there range and they are twice as expensive as sennheiser cx300 II which I would recommend in the lower price bracket for earbuds (45-65chf).

I just looked them up and they are currently discontinued although the mobile version of them (inline mic, volume) are still availble. se115 are still listed on
http://www.toppreise.ch/index.php?se...+se115&sRes=OK
they do take a bit of geting used to as pointed out they DID (dunno now) come with foam earbuds which cuts out all surrounding noise much more that the sennheiser and others because they use a silcon ear insert.

The sennheisers are a great set for budgets BUT I super glue the flimsy silcon bud to the headphone as there is nothing more annoying than lossing them!! I never had that problem with the Shure. still here is the prices for the cx300 II
http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_156869.html
they also do a line mic version with volume (which may be something to consider if your thinking of smart phoneing your music soon.

personally I wouldn't spend more than 100chf on the outdoor set. I just trash them in my pockets/ loses the buds/ break the cord or leave them some where.

And as rightly said I find it better to have two pairs. as buds for long distance travel are sore on the ears the sound can't compete with a proper headset. although I don't walk round town with a headset like dr dre's (buds for town). I do have a full closed set for home and travel.

I use sennheiser HD380 pro, which I like because they are studio range (not consumer this means just about all the parts can be replaced, check the manual), extended range closed design, foldable, with a carry case for travel and have the most important feature for me 3m COILED cable. So when coiled it's about 1m long. that way I have my ipod in my back pocket when moving around and the cable shoved in there to. and at night Home cinema time it extends to about 2-2.5M, comfy enough but the cable gets tight over that and it isn't practical. Anyway they are about 150chf.
http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_174315.html

http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/home_...dphones_502717

But for some on this board this still won't be enough, and will want you to get open can's but these are only really good for at home use only as the sound leaks out something terrible hence disturbing all those about you.

another thing is bass, it's totally subjective to you! but some manufacturers are more heavy than others. in general sennheiser are neutral some say bass lite. I have heard a pair of HD239 which are on-ear half size which I hated as they where too bass heavy and had a muffled sound to me!! but for others they think that's great!!

for 200chf you should be able to get some good home/travel and earbuds, good luck!

One really important last note is if your music collection is from itunes years ago you may have imported you music with default settings at 128k, this is terrible I would consider upgrading to at least 256 or more. It's mind bogling how many people run really expensive cans with low bit rate music. even upgrading you music bit rate will significantly enhance your expereince with even cheap or moderate cans/buds.
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

dr dre beats are really good! but I just couldn't justify the price and wanted two pairs rather than one super expensive pair!
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

thank you guys.. will check out these options!!!
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

I second the Sennheiser recommendation. The range is here:

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser...headphones_mp3

The CX300-II models have received a lot of rave reviews for their good cost/performance.

There's a helpful comparison of some good models here:

http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/best...eadphones.html

Of course, it also depends what you listen to normally.

Good luck and happy listening.
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

sry just re-read your thread.

I would consider the sennheiser MM50 over the CX300 II as you have the iphone. it's basicly the same but has integrated mic and answer controls.

http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/home_...e_music_502555

I haven't heard a pair of mm50 but have heard both cx300 I and II. If anyone else has a pair and would like to comment on there performance comment here.

and Again can't really stress this enough,

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one down side for me though is I run an old ipod 30gb click wheel. upgrading the music means I get less tracks on the pod and because of the HDD it consumes more power. but I still love it as it's an American one and as such it doesn't have the eu volume restriction on it. so I can play it loud!
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Re: Best headphones for iPhone?

I just picked up the Blackbox i10 active noise canceling earphone buds. What's neat about this model is that it doesn't need an external battery source as it uses the large connector port on the base of the iPhone. It's about 90% effective against blocking out background noise and costs around CHF 125.
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one really important last note is if your music collection is from itunes years ago you may have imported you music with default settings at 128k, this is terrible I would consider upgrading to at least 256 or more..
thanks.. but how shall i upgrade the bitrate once its converted to 128 in itunes
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