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Old 01-24-2007, 04:30 PM
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Cool Can you guys help me choose a pair of Headphones?

Hey Guys, just got the Creative Zen Vision M and looking for a nice pair of headphones. Here are my criteria:

1) Either regular headphone design or behind the neck. NOT earphones/in-ear

2) I would like, like my old Sony's, for the wiring to come out on only one side of the headphone. Is this a common design? this is not critical but I would prefer it.

3) Good overall sound. Nice bass but not overly bassy.

4) Possibly collapsible/foldable. Again, this isnt critical but prefered.

5) Good Isolation. I ride the NJ Transit a lot. Need I say more?

6) And last but not least I would like to spend around/under $50.

I was looking at the AKG K26's. Does that sound like a good choice? The wiring is on both sides but I could deal with it. Anybody have any suggestions?? Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:41 PM
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AKG K26's get real good press on the Headfi forum, but I have never heard them, they are rare in the UK. so yes, a great choice based on what I read.

Also to consider

Sennheiser PX200, these fold into a neat case, Y type lead again

Sennheiser HD201 and HD202. The 201 are full sized around the ear type and the 202 sit on the ears and have more street cred. You need to try the 202 for comfort, they look great but I found they gripped a bit tight, but I have a big 'ead. Other users rave about them

From memory, at this price point most cans have Y type leads. You have to go up a few notches to get single sided leads

All of the above are closed back in design and will keep out more noise than the open back designs like the Grado's
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Old 01-24-2007, 04:46 PM
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If you care to spend a little more, get the AKG K81... they're a lot better than the K26. Some say, the K81 are some of the best isolating phones for under $100.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:06 PM
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KSC75.

personally i would go with the KSC75 and see how you like them, then you can look at otehr reviews that use the stock 75s as a measuring stick.

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The KSC75 do not isolate, that's a point the OP wanted... and they're clip-ons.
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Hmmm.. so yeah I'm considering the K81's actually. any other suggestions?
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:08 PM
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Well... only my favorite phones, the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, 80 Ohm version. I never heard a closed headphone come even close to the sound quality of these... but they're a lot more expensive, though.
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