Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Music

Submission + - Ask Slashdot : Best Headphones, Earbuds, Earphones...etc? 1

alexbgreat writes: Given that the users of Slashdot are by far some of the best-qualified most discerning opinion-givers I've ever seen, what do YOU think is the best set of head-mounted loudspeakers for the money, with a cost of less than $50? Some features of these that would be stupendous to have (descending order of importance) : Noise Isolation (Not cancellation), flat/near flat response (I need to be able to hear bass, but I don't need my eardrums blown. I'm looking at you, Beats by Dr. Dre), Long-term comfort (Earbuds usually hurt for me), Durability. Over-ear is preferred to anything on- or in-ear. Boom mics are permissible, as it could very well see time as a broadcast intercom headset.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Ask Slashdot : Best Headphones, Earbuds, Earphones...etc?

Comments Filter:
  • Sorry, but $50 barely buys you anything. Cheap earbuds would isolate but sound like crap (even the $100 shure/etymotics/ultimate ears aren't what I'd call "excellent"), and the only sub-50$ cans I'd ever recommend are the Koss Porta Pros (and I can't vouch for the newer ones). The Grado SR60s are quite good for the price, but last I looked they're $80, and they have less than no isolation. (For me that's a plus).

    For $100, I've heard Sennheiser HD518 ($115) are good. I use the Grado SR-80s ($100) and am

I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.

Working...