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Old 15th June 2015, 13:43   #181
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Silence is far more desirable than sound quality. No?
I agree. have been thoroughly enjoying it. somewhere deep down, the greed to have both good SQ and Good NC kicks in. the airport store I purchased from did offer me an exchange. tried many but I now stick to Bose only for the NC. unbeatable. for pure SQ, I may have to invest separately which is unlikely. I will live with this.

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I own a pair of Bose QCs (the initial generation) I also own full-ear Sennheiser HD518s and I will say this, the Bose is great for noise canceling in planes or for movie/TV watching in a room with an A/C on at full blast but they are not best in terms of sound quality/fidelity for listening to music. I don't use them for music at all.
I tried Sennheiser's. sounds pretty good but not so great NC. Tried B&W, B&O et al. like said above, they all sound good but need an additional investment. for later. untill then, I will continue enjoying the Bose QC25.

funny thing to note - Airline Stewardess's don't even bother to ask for Coffee/Tea etc for people who wear Bose headsets. it's true. they kinda assume that they won't be heard anyway. happens almost all my flights..which are quite frequent.

i've even missed boarding/gate change announcements.. Good job Bose.
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Old 27th July 2015, 19:57   #182
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I used to swear by Bose QC 15s ... Despite the "high pressure feel" when the headphone were turned on and despite the need to carry a strip of AAAs. I fly 4-5 times a week and they are life savers.

Recently I was on the look out for headphone for non-flight settings. I figured I would invest in the convenience that comes with wireless headphones. WhatHiFi pushed me towards the Fidelio M2BTs .. They gave the headphones 5/5 and literally had nothing in the "against" column. They cost 18-20K INR in the states and in the UK but on Amazon India they were 11K !! I think I took the last piece. They are mind blowing. Strong mids. Clear highs. Restrained bass with adequate punch (I'm not one to appreciate Beats by Dre). Highly recommended !

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I have been searching for a good quality headphone to replace my almost 8 year old Zalman RS6F 5.1 unit, which has served me very well through this time.

After a lot of research online, reading reviews, agonizing over the choice and wondering about how I can buy something so specific as a headphone by just reading up on them and not actually listening to any of them myself, I finally took the plunge and ordered the Sennheiser 558 from Amazon this morning. I selected same day delivery since it was available, but I didn't expect them to be delivered by lunch time! Kudos to Amazon for this.

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The sound is simply awesome and the sound stage is so much wider than the one created by the old Zalman. My primary use is gaming and a lot of music of a wide variety (I am talking from Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan to Chris Rea to Shreya Ghoshal and everything in-between). These headphones renders them all beautifully and faithfully, at least of the samples I have heard so far. It even plays well with my iPhone.

Recommended for anyone who wants to hear good sound and is willing to pay a little premium for it.
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I picked this baby (Blaupunkt DJ112 Silver Edition) up from an online store called Headphonezone.in. Quite a good pair with great build quality. Looks like a mike from far. And the noise reporoduction is quite good. Mid ranges are brilliant and for once the bass is sharp and not muffled and is not the thumping kind. Good one for inflight entertainment and the cable seems to be quite sturdy and tangle free.
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Recently I was on the look out for headphone for non-flight settings. I figured I would invest in the convenience that comes with wireless headphones. WhatHiFi pushed me towards the Fidelio M2BTs .. They gave the headphones 5/5 and literally had nothing in the "against" column. They cost 18-20K INR in the states and in the UK but on Amazon India they were 11K !! I think I took the last piece. They are mind blowing. Strong mids. Clear highs. Restrained bass with adequate punch (I'm not one to appreciate Beats by Dre). Highly recommended !

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Is this the same one that you bought?

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Is this the same one that you bought?



http://www.amazon.in/Philips-M2BTBK-.../dp/B00CK2P8OY

Yes these are the ones. Excellent sound. Loving them. Must say that the mic is not great. I don't ever use them for phone calls. Read the whathifi review.
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Old 30th August 2015, 00:11   #187
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Anyone using a Audio Technica M40/M50 headphone ? Thinking of buying the M40 after my JBL J88's headband broke !
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The M50 is very bass heavy and not at all natural sounding. Get it if you mostly listen to electronic music. Doesn't work too well with other genres.

Personally I got a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 880 premiums not so long ago. Having heard all sennheisers upto HD700, I'd pick this over any of them. The HD800 might be better though.

The comfort of these things with the velour pads are just out of the world. Now I need a good tube headphone amp.
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Anyone using a Audio Technica M40/M50 headphone ? Thinking of buying the M40 after my JBL J88's headband broke !
Been using the M50s for around a year now and I feel they are one of the best headphones in their price range.
They are monitor headphones, so they have neutral sound and don't feel bass heavy at all. Go for the M50X if you can.
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Jumping into the thread...

I have Senn HD600, since last Autumn (just before the price plumetted) at home, where most of my music listening is done at night. Very nice, and, at current prices, this or the HD650 is a great bargain.

Just obtained, in UK, for my travels there last month, Noontec Zoro II HD. Great value for money. It was Tyll's reviews at Innerfidelity.com that made me try this brand, which looks a bit cheap, but doesn't sound it.
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Been using the M50s for around a year now and I feel they are one of the best headphones in their price range.
They are monitor headphones, so they have neutral sound and don't feel bass heavy at all. Go for the M50X if you can.

Thank you for the reply. I have gotten used to the bass heavy nature of the JBLs and hence was in a pickle. I'll mostly likely go for the M40s because of the big price difference.
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I agree. Been using the Klipsch Image One for years now. The soft coating is the best I've come across, making them very comfortable to wear all day long. Its pleasantly flexible making for a great fit. Great sound quality to boot. Would highly recommend Klipsch.

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Bose QC-15 is very good in terms of Noise cancelling. But its sound quality isn't the best. The comfort is also very good and one can wear it for a very long period time without feeling its force on the ears.

I own a Klipsch Reference one. It is far better than Bose. It is a normal headphone without any Noise Cancellation.
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Forgot to post the image. That's how they look like. Klipsch Image One.
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Bought a Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250ohms to give my Raffinato some company

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Bought a Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250ohms to give my Raffinato some company

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Donate me the raffinato now . BTW we should have a headphone meet soon.
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