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Old 04-30-2009, 02:21 PM #1
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Recommend me some headphones.

I bought some skull candy headphones awhile back and now they've broken for the third time. (sent them in twice for warranty) I am looking at getting some new ones like the Sennheiser HD-555's or 515's. The only thing I'm worried about is how big they are and the price to quality. Are they too big for wearing with your iPod and will they break as easy as the skullcandies? Sorry if this is in the wrong section I didn't know where else to put it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:43 PM #2
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They will not break as easily as your skullcandies.

and idk what you mean with "too big to use with your ipod". they fit your ipod, yes. if you're talking about the whole open can design, then you're looking at the wrong thing if you want total, pocket portability. Otherwise just wear them around your neck.

And yes, HD-555's are great for the $100 price.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:32 PM #3
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http://talkmusicforums.com/showthread.php?tid=671

Strongly recommend these if you're looking for a cheap pair ($15-$20) of headphones that have good sound quality and will last you a long time.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:31 PM #4
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the 555's are probably the best bang for the buck if youre looking for open headphones

ath700 or hd280s for closed

my 555's have been through some **** and still work and look perfect, i highly doubt they will be breaking at any point in the near or far future

ps: give us a price range and you will get much better responses
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:53 PM #5
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My price range is around the price of the 555's ($200 Canadian, not sure about American). What I mean by "too big" is like would they look retarded if I wore them around listening to my iPod? Thanks for the helpful responses so far.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:57 PM #6
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You'll look cooler than all those ******s who walk around with only 1 iPod headphone in. ****KKKK THAT.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:10 PM #7
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what are you doing that they break so much
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:54 PM #8
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what are you doing that they break so much
Nothing, they're the ****tiest headphones ever. The first time was understandable because it was -40 out and I stretched them a bit too far but the other two times I've just put them on or taken them off and they snap.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:04 PM #9
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My price range is around the price of the 555's ($200 Canadian, not sure about American). What I mean by "too big" is like would they look retarded if I wore them around listening to my iPod? Thanks for the helpful responses so far.
Who cares?

I think cans look better than any other headphone.

I walk around all the time with HD-555's around my neck. I ALWAYS have music playing. I don't care what people think of it. I want to listen to my music, and I want to do so with good quality headphones.

Sound isn't a fashion statement.

*EDIT* Skull Candy is synonymous with ****. It's actually hard to find headphones that break as easily as them. Your Sennheisers will last a long time.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:10 PM #10
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Alright thanks man. I just ordered some 555's.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:21 PM #11
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Strongly recommend these if you're looking for a cheap pair ($15-$20) of headphones that have good sound quality and will last you a long time.
I would have to disagree with the "last long time" statement. I've broken 3 pairs of those. Two of them from dropping them on the grass and one from dropping them from about waist-level on carpet. But I keep buying them every time they break because they're just that great.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:08 PM #12
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Alright thanks man. I just ordered some 555's.
i hope you didnt pay 200 for them
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:38 PM #13
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I just picked up a set of Technics RP-DH1200. I like them.
The shop I got them from is selling a bunch of Pioneer HDJ-1000s for cheap.

http://expertaudiocenter.com/product...roducts_id=163
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:56 PM #14
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I just picked up a set of Technics RP-DH1200. I like them.
The shop I got them from is selling a bunch of Pioneer HDJ-1000s for cheap.

http://expertaudiocenter.com/product...roducts_id=163
I've got me the Technics RP-DH1200. Love 'em.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:13 PM #15
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Sennheisers are great. I got Klipsch Image X10s are a present and they are ****ing amazing. Best headphones I've ever experienced.
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Got my 555's for $75 American and they're nothing short of awesome.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:46 PM #18
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i hope you didnt pay 200 for them
Nope I paid $140. Best I could find in Canada.
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Got my 555's for $75 American and they're nothing short of awesome.
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Listening to some music on mine right now, magic is being transmitted into my ears.
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Alright thanks man. I just ordered some 555's.
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Nope I paid $140. Best I could find in Canada.
dell.ca? edit:nevermind they list for $200 now Where'd you snag them $140? http://www.headphone.com/ doesn't even stock HD555's anymore?

Hard to find decent headphone prices up here. But you made a good choice.

SR80's are also raved about online:


Would like a pair of 280's but stuck with these, but for $25 CAD I'm not complaining:
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:14 AM #21
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You'll look cooler than all those ******s who walk around with only 1 iPod headphone in. ****KKKK THAT.
I'll do that sometimes, because:

1. I like to listen to my muzak.

2. I hate the idiots that can't hear you when you try to talk to them because they have earbuds filling up their earholes.

That said, I sometimes go out with my panasonics that look like big spaceman headphones.

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