Good headphones for listening to music on a mobile?

Does anybody have recommendation for good headphones?

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matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 1, 2011 at 18:20

Price? Really this is an impossible question to answer without a price bracket to work to.

Truly good headphones cost a lot, there's no two ways about it. Personally I had some low to mid-range Sennheiser CX500s which were pretty good...though I accidentally sucked them up the hoover...now they don't work :(, so I'm using the stock Samsung headphones which came with my S2 and I have to say I've been very impressed with them, considering they were basically free and considering how awful the stock headphones you get with other brands are; yes, I'm looking at you, Apple....

blizzard7  Dec. 1, 2011 at 19:14

Do you mean headphones (wrap around your head) or do you mean earphones?

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 1, 2011 at 19:22

Blizzard has another fair point there, I hadn't thought of that.

mrew42  Dec. 2, 2011 at 12:14

I have Sennheiser 'headphones' (HD457) and earphones (ear bud type CX300) and both sound excellent. Bought the latter from amazon about 5 years ago and still going strong - highly recommended.
NOTE: go for a ear/headphones with a 90 degree angle at the plug. these last FAR better than the 'straight' plugs as my 5 years usage will testify.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 2, 2011 at 12:37

I second going for the 90 degree jack type. Before their incident with the Hoover my CX500s weren't showing any signs of wear.

mrew42  Dec. 2, 2011 at 12:47

Ouch LOL. Those CX500s aren't exactly cheap either..

I saw these in Richersounds the other day.
£50 down to a Tenner
But Wood? What's all that about?

blizzard7  Dec. 2, 2011 at 14:14

I must admit, I didn't get along with my Shure SE-somethingorothers ear canal earphones when I had them a few years back. Too fiddly to put it in your ear and the cable made an awful rustling noise as you moved. Soundwise it was obviously excellent but when it was time to change, I couldn't justify forking out that much money for something with those flaws. Instead I got myself some Sennheiser MX660s which have been excellent and are still going strong. Yes there's no sound suppression but then again its a lot safer when crossing the road ;)

MDrX  Dec. 2, 2011 at 15:03

I adore my Shure earphones. Had them 2 years now, used them pretty much every day and they're still awesome.

I had the annoying rustle, too, but I replaced the dodgy extension cable with a £5 Sony (90º jack) and haven't heard it since.

The daft design makes wearing them with glasses and a hat a bit awkward but I just go with blurryvision. The world is a nicer place like this anyway.

I had the CX300s before these and they were pretty decent until I got caught out in the rain. One side only worked intermittently since.


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