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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    At home I use the old Labtech 2.1 speakers I've had plugged into my PC for close to 20 years.

    On the go I've got a pair of wired earbuds. I think they're Philips. I got them for about £25 three or four years ago.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    I'm using Urbanears' Plattan ADV headphones (bt with wired port also) and Sumpan earbuds (wired), both of which I got as gifts. Not the best fidelity, but the previous model earbuds lasted a couple years being crunched in my pockets every day, and my sister's taken advantage of the warranty on headphones a couple times now. It's a reliable and very cheap (if you wait for the email sales on the headphones, anyway) brand for us.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Asus ROG Delta RGB for the PC, and getting either a pair of Beats Solo Pro or Powerbeats Pro to replace the airpods (gen1) I use with the iPhone

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    When the Bose QC25s I used in the office & while travelling lost a driver, I replaced them with Anker's Soundcore Life Q20 for 20% of the Bose's price.

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    Old school Creative Aurvana Live! now via SXFI Amp.

    Need to replace the earpads as they are flaking, might be cheaper just to get the re-released version?

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Astro A50. Wireless is a must.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    none, they make my ears go red and sweaty, then they feel funny for a while. but that could be because the only pair I have had in use on computer where some cheap no-name brand from the poundshop or B&M.
    got an un-opened pair of buds from old Samsung e2121b phone, back in 2011, they'll be an upgrade in quality if I was bothered.


    dads got some Stax electrostatics from the 70's upstairs in his loft-hovel-'stuff' room.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    ...., a couple of sets of comms headsets for my ham radio ....
    Oh yeah. Them too. One Yaesu, one Kenwood and a set of Icoms in a drawer somewhere.
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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Sony MDR XB920s, mainly because of how incredibly sturdy and durable they are. They're on their 4th year already running perfectly fine! Not even the earpads leather came off.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    At the PC I use Mk1 Cooler Master Sirus 5.1, great sound but quite heavy due to 5 speakers on each side, but my ears don't sweat in them because of the cloth covering.

    Out and about I have MK1 Sony WH-1000X.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Sennheiser PXC 550

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Logitech G430 is my current daily driver at home. They're pretty decent. And the G HUB software started to support it shortly after I bought it. Which was a positive.

    I also have a Corsair Vengeance H2100 Wireless 7.1 Headset... but stopped using it because it was too heavy and i started to get neck pains! Also the plastic of the headband cracked soon after I got it . I had to RMA the first one because the receiver was faulty; but never bothered to get the second one RMA'd (Scan's process is too long-winded), so the bad fitting is probably why the neck pain started. So although this pair had/has good sound, I could not use anymore. The main reason I got a wireless headset for my PC was because I tend to get the wires caught. I've destroyed countless earphone cables by snagging them on something and pulling them, so either one or both sides will stop working... the most annoying were the one where the signal cuts in and out! This is another reason that when I buy portable earphones, I never bothered with something too expensive.

    At work I use a Sennheiser CX 3.00 ... when I want to focus and cut out the background chatter as it's an open plan office!
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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    None. I cannot stand having my senses cut off from the world around me, to the extent that I'd rather turn subtitles on while watching TV/movies or gaming (I don't listen to music but occasionally use it as background noise,) and switch off the speakers than use any kind of headphones. Noise cancellers in particular give me the shivers.

    For similar reasons my entire exposure to VR was about 20 seconds long. AR overlays are fine but full on VR and no vision? Forget it.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Creative Aurvana Live v1's when listening on my PC, and Xiaomi Mi Hybrid Pro HD 2's when on the go (which replaced my recently sadly departed trusty old Xiaomi Piston v2's)

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    Bose QC25
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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    HyperX cloud on xbox

    Brainwavez thingy earplugs - they're actually seriously good, but 3.5mm jack so not used much

    Currently i've stolen the airpods i got for my mothers iphone (contract freebie) that have been sitting in a cupboard for a year, they are much more comfortable than the wireless things i bought a while back but i'm too ashamed to wear them in public in case people think i use an iphone.
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