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Decent Earphones/Headphones Needed @ £50

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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
Im Looking for a pair of preferably sub £50 quid Headphones / Earphones for my other half as a pressie. Any pointers? Can be less than 50 or over 50 if not by too much. She aint an audiophile but want to get her something better than the current Apple pap she has. I've had a pair of Senheisser CX-300's for a good while which Im more than happy with... so even they would do potentially... Cheers
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6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Bump.... anyone??
#2
Maybe folks are just daunted by the number of questions that would be appropriate to ask.
Try at least to determine whether earbuds, clip ons, IEMs or headphone would be most appropriate.
If just wants better buds, try Google on Yuin or Sunrise as- for two good candidates; these are small buds so less likely to be fit problems. Yuin PK3 hasn't got great record for robustness though.
If you're looking at IEMs then you have a large number of options. Try google on "Multi-IEM Review - 118 IEMs compared"(!) I see in that review Soundmagic PL30 and PL50 get good score for comfort, which is liekly to be a big consideration if these are first IEMs.
Good hunting.
#3
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/8240767/Goldring-NS1000-Active-Noise-Reduction-Cancelling-Headphones/Product.html

I have these and they are pretty good. On budget, noise cancelling as well. Good reviews.
#4
Ah yes, just remembered the other reason why didn't respond first time. Too many folks here don't even bother to acknowledge responses to their request for help threads.
Good suggestion mrtitty, and they're not as big as they look either; the headphones that is :D
#5
Apologies for the orignal vague thread, it was an impulse thread and I assumed you would all know exactly what type I was looking for :D Anyways, thanks for the input so far. I am looking for something along the lines of the Sennheiser CX-400/500's now, basically in ear buds. Key areas would be comfort, and decent audio quality (Basically an improvement on iPhone earphones).

One with what annoys me is buying off Amazon, I dont know whats coming from where these days and which sellers, are selling genuine items.. :S
#6
Is that a Rimbaud fan in your avatar?
Yeah, fakes are a real headache.
This thread may interest you :
hotukdeals.com/misc/high-quality-headphones/806979/
There are other threads on this 'ere site if search on "soundmagic" or "Sound Magic". Hopefully Soundmagic aren't famous enough in West to be faked....yet.
Google on "Multi-IEM Review - 120 IEMs compared site:head-fi.org" to find review of the PL30s (along with another 119 IEMs :) )
#7
chrisjackson
Is that a Rimbaud fan in your avatar?Yeah, fakes are a real headache.This thread may interest you :hotukdeals.com/misc/high-quality-headphones/806979/There are other threads on this 'ere site if search on "soundmagic" or "Sound Magic". Hopefully Soundmagic aren't famous enough in West to be faked....yet.Google on "Multi-IEM Review - 120 IEMs compared site:head-fi.org" to find review of the PL30s (along with another 119 IEMs :) )


I checked out that site from when you posted earlier, and it was very good, a real emporium of knowledge on headphones! All the info given will be very useful. Im thinking now to invest in a slightly decent pair myself lol.

PS Thats Eric Cantona in my avatar, lol, really needs to be changed though!
#8
united4eva

PS Thats Eric Cantona in my avatar

Yay, got it in one. 8)
Be careful about the Head-Fi site though won't yer? Remember the greeting to new members is almost always "Sorry about your wallet". Plus many folks are sceptical about the importance of special cables, expensive DACs or headphone amplifiers which many (most?) members seem to end up being persuaded into buying it seems. Check out posts by user Crazy*Carl for instance for an opposing view; he felt a bit miffed when he tried a couple of $200 DAC/amplifiers and noticed no improvement over his Intel HD soundcard or iPod (that was with Sennheiser HD580 headphones). Think it's always healthy to hear both sides.
Just about everyone agrees though that (assuming your source isn't kaput or really bad) there are definite benefits to be had from investing a bit of effort and cash in choosing headphones, buds, overears, iems (and their tips) (or whatever suits you); allowing for the rule of diminishing returns as you spend more.
Good hunting.

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