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...well, i was going to title it "thank God for good cans", but that would likely get me in trouble....anyhoo:

the Milton behind me puts his ip-od on random and it goes from flogging molly to show tunes (wtf?) to primus to radiohead (sounds like noise- not really a "song") to 80's hair band (i think it was Poison). lest we forget the awful heavy metal with bagpipes. no, it was not Korn...or anything tolerable.

my grados, how I love thee.
2" of speaker right next to my ear: priceless.
 

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2cflyr said:
...well, i was going to title it "thank God for good cans", but that would likely get me in trouble....anyhoo:

the Milton behind me puts his ip-od on random and it goes from flogging molly to show tunes (wtf?) to primus to radiohead (sounds like noise- not really a "song") to 80's hair band (i think it was Poison). lest we forget the awful heavy metal with bagpipes. no, it was not Korn...or anything tolerable.

my grados, how I love thee.
2" of speaker right next to my ear: priceless.
Love my AKG 26Ps...nice combo of compact with still pretty good sound.

https://www.audioreview.com/cat/headphones-home-audio/headphones/akg-acoustics/k-26p/PRD_338724_2750crx.aspx

<img src=https://www.audioreview.com/channels/audioreview/images/products/product_338724.jpg>
 

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Why do you hate cans?


Luckily, my cube farm denizens don't play anything at all, not even "at a reasonable volume from nine to eleven".
 

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Brick Tamland said:
Not so good if someone sneaks up behind you and shivs you in the back.
Remind me not to send my resume to your company.
:nonod:
 

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Tig said:
Remind me not to send my resume to your company.
:nonod:
no kidding- sort of redefines work as prison, eh?

in Milton's defense, here's what my ip-od is doing as of late:

pearl jam
johnny lang
srv
string cheese.
eddie izzard

:rolleyes: :D :p
 

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Brick Tamland said:
Not so good if someone sneaks up behind you and shivs you in the back.

Remind me to submit a resume to your company. I like Darwinian work place. Keeps you on your tows ans with my background I feel I have a real chance for advancement :p



joe
 

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Bocephus Jones II said:
Love my AKG 26Ps...nice combo of compact with still pretty good sound.

https://www.audioreview.com/cat/headphones-home-audio/headphones/akg-acoustics/k-26p/PRD_338724_2750crx.aspx

<img src=https://www.audioreview.com/channels/audioreview/images/products/product_338724.jpg>
nice. here's what i'm rocking:

https://www.audioreview.com/cat/headphones-home-audio/headphones/grado/sr80/PRD_117832_2750crx.aspx

I can't believe how much Grado's have gone up in price- the SR80's were $75 when I bought them- now about $100? hmm

//damn- read some of the reviews- these people are picky! i see the issue with the foam pads falling appart, but major discomfort?
 

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JoeDaddio said:
Remind me to submit a resume to your company. I like Darwinian work place. Keeps you on your tows ans with my background I feel I have a real chance for advancement :p



joe

then you'd be able to "shiv" (k()de? you decide) annoying talking chick coworker. :thumbsup:
 

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I loved my Sennheiser 525's but I finally wore out the pads and the cables had been ripped out and resoldered too many times. I prefer the over-the-ear to the on ear like the grados.

I have a few folks in the prairie dog town that tend to make a little noise. I'm using cheap Sony noise cancelling headphones right now. They are about shot so I'm considering spending the bucks for some good over the ear phones.

I had a pair of signet electrostatics in my old audiophile days. Now those were cans!
 

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VaughnA said:
I loved my Sennheiser 525's but I finally wore out the pads and the cables had been ripped out and resoldered too many times. I prefer the over-the-ear to the on ear like the grados.

I have a few folks in the prairie dog town that tend to make a little noise. I'm using cheap Sony noise cancelling headphones right now. They are about shot so I'm considering spending the bucks for some good over the ear phones.

I had a pair of signet electrostatics in my old audiophile days. Now those were cans!
You have to consider the use also--a super high end can will require a headphone amp to sound good through something like an Ipod. Probably better to just get a super efficient set for that type of use. And unless you live in an apartment don't you just listen through your speakers when you're at home?
 

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I had the SHure Eph-530's but I sold them. Ear canal infarction. I need to buy me a set of small, yet awesome over-ear headphones to replace them. What do you allz recommend? I have a set of AKG 240M studio headphones, I loved them in the day, but they are olde and don't compare to modern stuff.
 

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Bocephus Jones II said:
You have to consider the use also--a super high end can will require a headphone amp to sound good through something like an Ipod. Probably better to just get a super efficient set for that type of use. And unless you live in an apartment don't you just listen through your speakers when you're at home?
Agreed but even with the iPod I could hear the difference in the bass between headphones. I got the 525's for 75 bucks before the iPod came out. I used it with high bitrate mp3's. I prefer the over-the-ear for the comfort factor.

I was driving the signets with a 100wpc Kenwood integrated amp which was what you needed to drive those things. Definitely not portable.
 

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Whatever you do, stay away from Bose's in-ear headphones. Utter garbage.

In the past, I've used Senheiser over ears, but now I'm rocking a $50 pair of Sony earbuds that have great tone and fit well.
 

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Uprwstsdr said:
I have these Sony's and am very happy with them.
Do the rubber ear pieces come loose on yours? I've tried the different sizes they come with, but sometimes the soft ear piece gets stuck in my left ear canal. I replaced the ear pieces with some from an old set of Panasonic ear phones... problem fixed.

Otherwise, the sound these produce is incredible for the price range. I've owned a good 8 to 10 in-the-ear phones under $80, and these sound the best.
 

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Do the rubber ear pieces come loose on yours?
They come loose if I snag the cord on a door knob or a passing tree branch and the bud gets ripped out of my ear really hard, otherwise no. I think I use the medium size.

(mine are an older, identical version of those, just a different color)
 

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threesportsinone said:
I also rock the Grado's SR80, my biggest complaint is that other people can easily hear it, but at least they can hear it with clarity, not just noise.
screw them. their noise is why i'm wearing my cans in the first place.
 

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Tig said:
Do the rubber ear pieces come loose on yours? I've tried the different sizes they come with, but sometimes the soft ear piece gets stuck in my left ear canal. I replaced the ear pieces with some from an old set of Panasonic ear phones... problem fixed.

Otherwise, the sound these produce is incredible for the price range. I've owned a good 8 to 10 in-the-ear phones under $80, and these sound the best.
Yup...I have a nice pair of Sony in-ears that are unusable now because I lost one of the rubber pieces. :rolleyes:
 
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