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arnbev959's avatar

What are you going to be using them for? How important is the quality to you? Do you have $117 to spend on headphones? Details, details—we can’t help without knowing your needs.

fortris's avatar

@petethepothead 1. Casual listening 2. Pretty darn 3. Yes, but I don’t want to part with it unless its truly worth it.

Tink's avatar

I’d go with the cheaper ones. They are just headphones anyways right?

arnbev959's avatar

I would go with the cheaper ones as well. The difference probably isn’t worth it for casual listening, though the more expensive ones do look like they’re better.

fortris's avatar

@petethepothead Yeah, but I don’t want to regret this decision.

arnbev959's avatar

The cheaper ones you mentioned are “noise isloating,” and the other ones are “noise cancelling.” I’m not an expert on headphones, but this article the difference. Hope that helps.

fortris's avatar

@petethepothead I know the difference, noise isolation is a reduction of decibels, and noise canceling uses a microphone to transmit an alternate wavelength.

jrpowell's avatar

25$ isn’t a huge mistake. I spent that buying a girl at the bar drinks the other night.

Buy the cheap ones. They will probably be fine. If they suck get the better ones. If they are horrible I will buy you drinks. (but I expect sex)

Walshy's avatar

I’d say the triple-fi 5s as they are superb sounding phones but not the best build quality. I’d get Shure SE 530 instead as they are the best money can buy and are acoustically brilliant. I have these, but I also just got some Image X10’s and believe me they are outstanding.

fortris's avatar

Ugh, I guess I’m chipping in $117, I don’t want to get screwed out of $25 to regret not going high-end.

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