Need good headphones

Ok, basicly I have now bought 2 pairs of Sony Fontopia headphones, both had very good amazon reviews, but I have been very disapointed.

The first pair I bought where the Sony MDR-ED31LPs for £17.99 (about $35), the problem was as soon as I turned them up at all load they started to “hiss” the loud sounds, this was very annoying, and made the music unpleasent to listen to.

So I went for the slightly more expensive Sony MDR-EX71SLWs, at £25.99 (about $50), however these “Hissed” just as badly.

My original iPod ear phones did not hiss at all, and sounded great even at high volumes, the broblem was the left ear went dead very quickly (in a few months) on both pears of these that I bought. For this reason I dont wish to just buy more iPod ear phones.

So basicly, what headphones can you reccomend for under £30 ($55), I care more about how the trebble sounds at high volume than not having very deep bass. What are Panasonic ones like?

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Ben :slight_smile:

a little out of your budget, but these are the ones i’ve got and use with my iPod and Sony discman. these could quite possibly be the best earbud headphones for the price…they also function better than ANY “noise-canceling” headphones ever could (i don’t hear all the annoying conversation/cars/trains/etc. in the NYC subway system…just make sure you’re an “aware” person):

Response Accuracy: 81%
Noise Isolation: 34-36 dB Frequency response: 50-6 kHz ± 3 dB; 20-16 kHz ±6 dB
Transducer type: Balanced armature
1 kHz sensitivity: 108 dB SPL for a 0.14 volt input
(105 dB @ 0.1 V; 107 dB @ 1mW)
Impedance: 16 Ohms
Maximum output: 120 dB SPL
Maximum continuous input: 2.5 Vrms
Weight: less than 1 oz.
6i Isolator Frequency Response (measured at eardrum) The target response represents true high fidelity sound. 6i earphones response has been shaped to provide 8 dB greater sound output and 8 dB more bass.

I looked into em, and the are like $200 here, shame, they looked very nice :frowning:


Ben :slight_smile:

wow, quite a markup…hmmm…does it need to be earbuds?

If you like Open-air type I use these for casual listening:
Sony Headphones
And these for the serious stuff:
Sony Headphones

these are my “at-home” headphones:

wonderful frequency response - 5hz-30khz.

I agree, had a pair and the dog ate the cord…great while they lasted.

“Losing feels worse than winning feels good.”- Vin Scully

Im talking about in-ear headphones, not at home ones, at home I just use my speakers.

Ben :slight_smile:

here’s a post i found at regarding ~$70 in-ear headphones:

from this thread:

edit: after browsing the forums a bit, apparently my Sony MDR-V600 headphones are complete shite… :frowning: oh well, they sound good to me.