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Old 27th November 2006, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default Ear/Headphones - What do you use

Many thanks for jhm & globetrekker84 for the idea

So what do you people use?

I just got these
http://www.ultimateears.com/superfi/...-Pro-clear.htm
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Old 27th November 2006, 10:43 AM   #2
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Right now, I have three main headphones:

Bose QuietComfort 1


Shure E3c


Bang & Olufsen A8
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Old 27th November 2006, 12:09 PM   #3
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Bang & Olufsen A8 for daily iPod use.
Bose QC2 for flights.
Been using the Skullcandy Noise Cancelling phones for a month now while my QC2s are out of commission and they're good value for the money ($70).
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Old 27th November 2006, 12:12 PM   #4
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I usually use whatever's onboard - or the Bang & Olufsen (don't know the model number but it looks the same as globetrekker84's) one I got from KrisShop with the PPS vouchers.

The B & O ones are a bit too big for my ears - hurt a bit after wearing them for a while.
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Old 27th November 2006, 12:44 PM   #5
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I usually use whatever's onboard - or the Bang & Olufsen (don't know the model number but it looks the same as globetrekker84's) one I got from KrisShop with the PPS vouchers.

The B & O ones are a bit too big for my ears - hurt a bit after wearing them for a while.
How do they hurt? They're not supposed to if you use them properly. BTW, you're not supposed to put these all the way into your ear like a normal iPod-type earphone. They just "sit" on your ear.
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Old 27th November 2006, 01:07 PM   #6
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How do they hurt? They're not supposed to if you use them properly. BTW, you're not supposed to put these all the way into your ear like a normal iPod-type earphone. They just "sit" on your ear.
Really?
This is what happens when one doesn't even look at the manual before using the product. Will try it later.
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How do they hurt? They're not supposed to if you use them properly. BTW, you're not supposed to put these all the way into your ear like a normal iPod-type earphone. They just "sit" on your ear.
For the first 3-4 days I used them, they were a bit uncomfortable. After that, I guess my ears molded around them, or I figured the right amount to move them down and around...
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Old 27th November 2006, 01:30 PM   #8
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Really?
This is what happens when one doesn't even look at the manual before using the product. Will try it later.
Yeah I made that mistake too. I ended up going to the B&O store and guy demonstrated it to me. He told me that it just sits on the ear instead of going in. Boy did I look retarded.

He did say a sure sign of you wearing it properly is that when you have the curved earpiece fixed around your ear, the "arm" should be able to float in midair if it's not sitting on your ear. That way the weight of the headphones is not on the driver. Hopefully that makes sense.

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Old 27th November 2006, 02:02 PM   #9
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B&0, QC3 and the headphones that came with my iPod nano.
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Old 27th November 2006, 03:40 PM   #10
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I just have a collection of cheap and nasty headphones. I am always forgetting my headphones so it does not seem worth while investing in a good pair.
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Old 27th November 2006, 03:45 PM   #11
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I just have a collection of cheap and nasty headphones. I am always forgetting my headphones so it does not seem worth while investing in a good pair.
I bought cheap and nasty headphones only for the earpads, because the earpads kept sliding off my B&O and iPod earphones and into oblivion. I've since learned to glue the pads onto the headphones.
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Old 27th November 2006, 04:11 PM   #12
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I bought cheap and nasty headphones only for the earpads, because the earpads kept sliding off my B&O and iPod earphones and into oblivion. I've since learned to glue the pads onto the headphones.
Seriously? Try getting these silicon-based pads (super comfy): http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._1923_61066267
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Old 27th November 2006, 08:55 PM   #13
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I use the Etymotic ER-4P. They have excellent sound isolation so that with music at a normal volume, I don't hear any aircraft noise; and no batteries to worry about.
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Bang & Olufsen A8
Bose QC2s
The ones that came with my Creative Zen Vision M.
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I use Sony EX-71

but then they got stolen so i switched to Etymotic ER-6i

but i broke them so i finally bought http://www.ultimateears.com/superfi/...-Pro-clear.htm which are the same ones as 9V-JKL, i already broke the cable but luckily they are replaceable and now i bought these new cables which seem more durable

My question to everyone is which is better for the airplane? Headphones or Earphones?
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