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Old 8th August 2017, 09:42   #286
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My Sony MDR-10RNC had sponge issues. Got it replaced under warranty once but now after warranty it has started to come off again :(

Sony quoted Rs.4,500 for the pair.

Checked Aliexpress and ordered a pair for 900 bucks. Hope it's decent enough.

All my headphones seem to go through this though. Sens, Skulls and what not.
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So with the introduction out of the way, can somebody suggest me a decent studio reference headphones? Not very expensive please. Around 3K preferably and max should be 5K if the quality is exceptional. Sound quality and comfort are the asks.
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Hi You can try the Audio Technica monitor series of Headphones.
It took quite a while and a Sennheiser HD202 as stop-gap...

Made an impulse buy of the Audio Technica MSR7 at Rs 12500 equivalent of AUD. Amazon.in sells at Rs 16299 (https://www.amazon.in/Audio-Technica...dp/B00OTADUJA/), and this had a 30% discount. I never had a budget of above 5K, but at AUD, $244 seemed quite measly. Well, until I brought out the calculator, but it was too late.

The famed M50X was also available at AUD250, but after listening to both, I felt that the MSR7 sounded much better. The best sounding headphone on display was the Sennheiser Momentum, but at twice the price.

My iPhone 5S seems to drive it quite well, and sounds no different from my laptop. Am away from home, so can't try out on the Onkyo. Anyway I am planning to invest on a LG V20 or V30 or the Quad G6.

Sounds glorious and I hesitate to put it down. On the downside, it reveals all the distortions in old songs (from youtube) and I'd have liked a bit more bass.

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Hi guys, check out a Video I made about new Sony Headphones I bought.
Any cracks issue so far with your headphones? I read this is infamous issue with 1000X headphones, hence holding my buying thoughts so far. Also how's the NC and sound quality?

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Any cracks issue so far with your headphones? I read this is infamous issue with 1000X headphones, hence holding my buying thoughts so far. Also how's the NC and sound quality?
I have not faced any issue in the 2 months i have had this for. But I've checked online and there is a range of serial numbers that are affected and these will be replaced by Sony in case they break at that point. Unfortunately my unit falls in that range, so i hope if ever it breaks Sony would help.

SQ and NC is fantastic! It's the best in the business and if you can use a device that can use LDAC, then do. Btw, there is also a new version out abroad with longer battery and more features through the app. I haven't felt the need for a longer battery though. So try to get more deals before plonking for this one.
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A colleague of mine purchased Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone for $300 on his trip to the US and is extremely happy with the product.
It is a bluetooth enabled & noise cancelling headphone.

My query to learned members is that as a person who sweats profusely during my walks or cardio sessions, would it be advisable to purchase these headphones - they cost Rs 24,300 on Amazon India.
Or are there cheaper and comparable products that I should consider.

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Bought the Bose QC25 for 15k during Amazon sale .Just for the NC as it works without any wires .Now looking for someone to bring 1000XM2 from US now for the Bluetooth .
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I tried the Sony 1000X at a retail store and was disappointed with the feel , quality .So now have ordered a Bose QC 35 Series II from Germany .Someone is bringing along on 3rd October .At 33k approx it is nearly 30per expensive compared to US price .
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A colleague of mine purchased Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphone for $300 on his trip to the US and is extremely happy with the product.
It is a bluetooth enabled & noise cancelling headphone.

My query to learned members is that as a person who sweats profusely during my walks or cardio sessions, would it be advisable to purchase these headphones - they cost Rs 24,300 on Amazon India.
Or are there cheaper and comparable products that I should consider.

Thanks in advance.
These are not meant for workouts. Heck, you can't even wear them in most non ac rooms in our weather here. The sweat and humidity is a real problem.
But in a cool room, there's no such problem. And also since they are noise cancelling, you should not be wearing them outside with NC on for your own safety.
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I have not faced any issue in the 2 months i have had this for. But I've checked online and there is a range of serial numbers that are affected and these will be replaced by Sony in case they break at that point. Unfortunately my unit falls in that range, so i hope if ever it breaks Sony would help.

SQ and NC is fantastic! It's the best in the business and if you can use a device that can use LDAC, then do. Btw, there is also a new version out abroad with longer battery and more features through the app. I haven't felt the need for a longer battery though. So try to get more deals before plonking for this one.
I also bought Sony 1000X from amazon recently. But I did not find any warranty card inside the box. Box was seal packed, and i expected at least blank warranty card in it. Did you also experience same?
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These are not meant for workouts. Heck, you can't even wear them in most non ac rooms in our weather here. The sweat and humidity is a real problem.
QC20/QC30 (The in ears can be used for work outs. They are good. Not strictly in ears but they nicely tuck in. Between them and Shure, I preferred the Bose thanks to their flat audio response (Shure was high on Bass). Have not tried Klipsch. Hence cant comment.

Found QC20 to be awesome. I have used them in all conditions. Though not strictly workouts per se. But I do regular long walks (7km or so) in all kinds of conditions with them all the time.

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I also bought Sony 1000X from amazon recently. But I did not find any warranty card inside the box. Box was seal packed, and i expected at least blank warranty card in it. Did you also experience same?
Yup, there is no warranty card with the box. I bought it from a Sony Center in Delhi and there is no warranty card. I suppose Sony only needs a proof of purchase for any warranty claims.
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QC20/QC30 (The in ears can be used for work outs. They are good. Not strictly in ears but they nicely tuck in. Between them and Shure, I preferred the Bose thanks to their flat audio response (Shure was high on Bass). Have not tried Klipsch. Hence cant comment.

Found QC20 to be awesome. I have used them in all conditions. Though not strictly workouts per se. But I do regular long walks (7km or so) in all kinds of conditions with them all the time.
I'm sorry i was referring to the over year QC35 since he said headphones. The in ear should be fine for outdoor wear, but i think the big control box could be an issue for vigorous workouts.
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I'm sorry i was referring to the over year QC35 since he said headphones. The in ear should be fine for outdoor wear, but i think the big control box could be an issue for vigorous workouts.
True the control box on the QC20 is a deterrent. But for me its fine, as I only walk. But when in the Gym it may not be worth it. The regular sound sport should be better.
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These are not meant for workouts. Heck, you can't even wear them in most non ac rooms in our weather here. The sweat and humidity is a real problem.
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Thank you for your response. As someone who sweats profusely, i guess i will stick to normal wired headphones for my walking & cardio workouts instead of spending a bit of money on this one.
Maybe pick it up for my leisure movie viewing when the opportunity arises.

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And also since they are noise cancelling, you should not be wearing them outside with NC on for your own safety.
Your second comment is scary but very true. I see utter morons crossing the roads with their headphones on oblivious to the traffic. Some smarter people even cross our local train tracks wearing headphones. A noise cancelling headphone would be a disaster waiting to happen in these circumstances.
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Sponges of my 3 year old beat studio titanium headphones started withering. Ordered a pair from Amazon for 900 rupees.Looks like it is not an exact match the new one doesn't stick on.
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