$200 headphones, what do they do?

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  1. CyCloned

    CyCloned Well-Known Member

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    This year I have seen several pairs of headphones on 'sale' for $200. What do they do that the $12 pair does not?
     
  2. RunDMCyclone

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    They allow you to look like professional athletes.
     
  3. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

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    They let the rest us know that you're a sucker for marketing.
     
  4. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    They are much more effective at emptying your wallet.
     
  5. CyArob

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    They don't sound like crap.
     
  6. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    Cue the curmudgeon that will claim that everyone listens to rap music on them which always sounds like crap.

    :wink:
     
  7. Let's Go State

    Let's Go State Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair of Bose noise cancellation headphones for flying and sometimes zoning out.... They are pretty awesome when you turn them on. It basically runs sound waves that counteract outside noise so you can't hear anything other than what you want to hear. I love them.
     
  8. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    Headphone quality really matters. The "Beats" headphones are for suckers, but there are a ton of great pairs out there that won't set you back too far.

    Sennheiser is a good brand and if you're at the absolute entry level, these are a good place to start.

    If you are looking for really nice headphones, you can get great value in this pair, which is probably worth 2-3x as much as you'll pay for them.

    If you like music and listen to it with headphones often, it is definitely worth your money to upgrade to a quality pair.
     
  9. Turfman77

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    I just bought some noontec headphones for 65 bucks... the reviews are better than the beats.
     
  10. ISUAgronomist

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    jahfg Well-Known Member

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    Good headphones do make a difference. If you're listening to rap, anything will do because you most likely aren't listening to much but the bass.

    Did I do it right? But seriously, rap sucks.
     
  12. Pitt_Clone

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    My Sennheiser headphones are one of the best purchases I've made. Awesome headphones for the money.

    Amazon.com: Sennheiser HD428 Closed Circumaural Hi-Fi Headphone: Electronics
     
  13. Cardinal2001

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    Anyone know of a good wireless set?
     
  14. ISUAgronomist

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    Good audio without wires...:skeptical:
     
  15. digZ

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    If you're looking for high quality sound without breaking the bank, I'd also recommend Audio Technica as a brand. I have the ATH-M30's and it's a really high quality headset.

    That being said, yes Beats by Dre are extremely overrated as far as sound quality is concerned. They do look cool though :)
     
  16. RedBlooded

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    expensive headphones taste better to dogs than cheap ones.
     
  17. cowgirl836

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    hopefully cooking dinner for me
     
  18. Cycl1

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    I bet they transmit sound.
     
  19. stormchaser2014

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    my $16 skullcandy earphones are better than beats
     
  20. CascadeClone

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    I'm not an audiophile but my son is big in the jazz band and has a great ear. He wanted Sennheisers, like $50 or so and they really do sound way better even to my old self. Second the motion on Sennheisers as being great and not ridiculously expensive.
     

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