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Old 09-04-2007, 02:20 PM
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I am looking for a good pair of over the ear phones that will work with a Sansa E200R. I am not looking for anything that goes in the ear.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:20 PM
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Personal choice are the Koss Pro 35. They are also sold under the Radio Shack brand. I use them for a number of activities and have not had a failure. The KSC75 model is similar and clips over the ear. Several good articles about both are on head-fi. For exercise I use the Sennheiser OMX70. These clip over the ear and fit nicely on the outside of the canal. If you are looking for true "cans", that is another matter and I feel you should go to a store and try different ones out.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:25 PM
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Moved to proper forum.


Click here for great sounding inexpensive phones.
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:18 PM
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bit more info would be nice...

what are you going to use these for (excercise, DJing, everday listening)?

do they need to isolate (will you use them in loud environments)?

would you prefer a clip on style, or a headband?

what is your price range?

are looks important?

With this info, people could probably give more helpfull info.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:50 PM
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bit more info would be nice...

what are you going to use these for (excercise, DJing, everday listening)?

do they need to isolate (will you use them in loud environments)?

would you prefer a clip on style, or a headband?

what is your price range?

are looks important?

With this info, people could probably give more helpfull info.
I am looking for something for every day use. My main concern is does the Sansa have enough to drive over the ear head phones. I hate to spend money to find my mp3 does not have enough power to drive the speaker.
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:01 PM
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All the phones in the thread JDGAFFLIN linked to can be driven by a weak DAP amp.
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:36 PM
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Koss KSC75 then. If you can bear the clips. These are "open" so you will hear alot of outside noise and in quite areas, people may be able to hear what you are listening to.

If you want to use them in noisy environments, then you need to look at "closed" headphones, which are more difficult to design and therefore tend to have slightly poorer sound for what you pay.

Btw if you are concerned about you DAPs ability to drive a pair of headphones, look up their impedance. you should be fine with any value up to around 40 ohms, after that you might have problems, but I use 80 ohm headphones without much loss of quality on my DAP.
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:22 PM
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but I use 80 ohm headphones without much loss of quality on my DAP.
Yes, but you have a D2 and he has a Sansa...

Origami is right, anything between 16 and 40 (or 50) Ohm works on any portable player (some AKG and Grado phones won't, but they're in a whole other price range).
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:30 PM
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Topic: I'm looking to replace my Sony VDJ 300s. Thinking 30-40 i have been contemplating buying Senn's 215s but i am open to jumping a price range if there is a justifiable reason.
N.B.- Size and cable length do not matter to me; I am also considering buying Cowon's U3, how that is relevant i don't know :P
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:46 PM
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Open or closed? I assume you want closed ones, since you're coming from the Sony "Fartcannons". Beyerdynamic DT231 are fine closed cans for a low-ish price.
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The DT231's would be a nice fit.


While they slightly lack lin the low-mids, the DT231's produce clear, non-muddied, well-balanced bass. The also produce nice extended highs that aren't as harsh as with some of the cheaper sealed alternatives. They, to my ears, have just enough of the mid-range resonance to be fun sounding, without over doing it

All in all, I still use them a ton. The major con I have is the cord length out of the box, and lack of an angled plug. But that can be remedied with a neutrik plug replacement after shortening the cord to your desired length.
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:27 PM
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Yes, but you have a D2
Not true. Seriously considering the DAB one though.... that is a seriously good feature considering a portable DAB costs around 80 on its own.

I was actually refering to my x20 with its pitifull 7.5mw per channel (TBH that seems a very conservative figure). Still on my sisters ZVM they sound fine. Back on topic though...

the DT231 look like a good bet. Do yourself a favour and steer clear of the purple ones if you want to avoid being laughed at
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:34 PM
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the DT231 look like a good bet. Do yourself a favour and steer clear of the purple ones if you want to avoid being laughed at
Bitch please....The Galactics are the epitome of cool.
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:50 PM
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The Senn's 215s have a better frequency range + I think they look better any other contenders
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The Senn's 215s have a better frequency range + I think they look better any other contenders
looks are a matter of personal taste, and so is sound quality. I wouldn't recomend buying headphones from a spec sheet. Always test yourself when possible, or take the advice of trusted reviews (not comments on amazon etc).
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Not true. Seriously considering the DAB one though....
Oops, confused you with someone else. My bad (or... rather yours, sans D2).
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