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Headphones recs? Durability and "travel-ability" high priorities

#1iammaxhailmePosted 8/29/2013 1:55:57 PM
So, I've been using these

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRQ22LP-Ear-Clip/dp/B00008VIX2

For years, and they're perfect for me; I loathe in-ear earbuds and the ones I'm using are small enough that I can easily just shove them in my pocket during class or whatever and there's no problem, and they sound good enough for headphones which were 20$ when I got them. But they're starting to give out, and they stopped making them a while back, so I want to get something different.

I'm going to be doing a lot of "walk to place while listening to music, get to place, put headphones in pocket or backpack", so I don't want those big over-head headphones, because they don't look like they could handle that. I don't need superb quality, durability is more important for me, I'll probably have a seperate set of headphones for high quality, but right now what I need is a good reasonably cheap pair for walking.
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#2reincarnator07Posted 8/29/2013 2:27:14 PM
Depends on your definition of reasonably priced. The steelseries 3h isn't too bad considering the price, and it can fold up really small. The 7h can be disassembled, and sounds many times better, although is a fair bit pricier.
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#3r0ge00Posted 8/29/2013 2:28:37 PM
Are you opposed to another pair like your Sony ones, or are you looking for something on ear/over the ear?
#4TheNazzaroPosted 8/29/2013 2:29:42 PM
I know you say no big over-ear headphones, but check out the v-moda M100s. They're excellent quality, super durable. They do extensive durability testing. They come in a really tough/hard case that the foldable cans fit perfectly into, that can clip onto the outside of your backpack.
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#5iammaxhailme(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 6:37:33 PM
reincarnator07 posted...
Depends on your definition of reasonably priced. The steelseries 3h isn't too bad considering the price, and it can fold up really small. The 7h can be disassembled, and sounds many times better, although is a fair bit pricier.


I may be wrong, but isn't this a gaming headset with a mic? I'm looking for regular headphones for music.

r0ge00 posted...
Are you opposed to another pair like your Sony ones, or are you looking for something on ear/over the ear?


Really anything is fine as long as it's not ear-canal-stretcher earbuds.

TheNazzaro posted...
I know you say no big over-ear headphones, but check out the v-moda M100s. They're excellent quality, super durable. They do extensive durability testing. They come in a really tough/hard case that the foldable cans fit perfectly into, that can clip onto the outside of your backpack.


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#6Dollarman_2005Posted 8/29/2013 7:12:53 PM
Vmodas and Sennheiser HD 25s show that durability, portability, and good sound quality can indeed be together.
#7iammaxhailme(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 7:19:17 PM
again, I'm not looking for expensive audiophile headphones
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#8r0ge00Posted 8/29/2013 10:25:35 PM(edited)
Get a pair of Koss Porta Pros or Sporta Pros. If you can find them at a Radio Shack near you, the V-Moda M-80s are pretty good. I think they have them for $80.
#9DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/29/2013 10:28:23 PM
iammaxhailme posted...
again, I'm not looking for expensive audiophile headphones


If you're looking to spend $300, you aught to at least be getting "audiophile headphones", not some overpriced "TEH BEATZORZ" junk.

More to the topic, I've heard AKG makes some pretty rugged headphones.
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#10Master_BassPosted 8/29/2013 10:48:31 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
iammaxhailme posted...
again, I'm not looking for expensive audiophile headphones


If you're looking to spend $300, you aught to at least be getting "audiophile headphones", not some overpriced "TEH BEATZORZ" junk.

More to the topic, I've heard AKG makes some pretty rugged headphones.

I'm pretty sure his point is he didn't want to pay $300 for a pair.
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