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What Earbuds / Headphones do you use?

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Since having to help raise kids for the past 10 something years, I have never had the chance to actually own a decent pair of earbuds or headphones because kids would always need new ones, or theirs would break and borrow their mom's just to end up destroying those to.

 

Anyway, kid free now and I'm enjoying the little purchases again. lol.

 

So, I bought these earbuds about a week ago for playing games on my laptop:

 

Skullcandy S2IKDY-101 Ink'd 2.0 Earbud Headphones with Mic

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007136D46/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

So far they sound amazing and I'm really liking the quality of sound I'm getting out of them.

 

What earbuds or headphones do you use?


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I have some skull candy buds and they are rockin like dokken. I had a pair of Samsung that required a single AAA battery to cancel out outside music, but these don't and I paid $99 rather than $120 for them. I'm very happy. The bass is top notch. especially when I rock some B.I.G.
 

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Since having to help raise kids for the past 10 something years, I have never had the chance to actually own a decent pair of earbuds or headphones because kids would always need new ones, or theirs would break and borrow their mom's just to end up destroying those to.

 

Anyway, kid free now and I'm enjoying the little purchases again. lol.

 

So, I bought these earbuds about a week ago for playing games on my laptop:

 

Skullcandy S2IKDY-101 Ink'd 2.0 Earbud Headphones with Mic

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007136D46/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

So far they sound amazing and I'm really liking the quality of sound I'm getting out of them.

 

What earbuds or headphones do you use?

this is freeky, I was looking at headphones, and thats the pair i found on  http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/skullcandy-s2ikdy-101-inkd-2-0-headphones-blue-black-13730040-pdt.html

 

I am intending on buying them later

 

I had a pair of Beats, One pair broke and my cat ate the other, cant afford another pair

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My earbuds came with 2 sizes of rubber ear pieces. I thought the smaller ones would be better for me, but after trying both sets out I realized the larger size makes a seal in my ear that cancels out just about all outside noise. Unless its a quite moment or a dramatic scene with no sound, I can't hear anything else except for what my earbuds are playing (With my volume at about 75%).

 

this is freeky, I was looking at headphones, and thats the pair i found on  http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/skullcandy-s2ikdy-101-inkd-2-0-headphones-blue-black-13730040-pdt.html

 

I am intending on buying them later

 

I had a pair of Beats, One pair broke and my cat ate the other, cant afford another pair

 

Same color even! Great minds think alike. ;)

 

I haven't had a chance to test the microphone part yet, but I figured I could use these earbuds for hands free cell phone use as well as for music/games/etc.


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I can't listen to music on Skullcandy, sounds like it's all treble with no punch. Beats on the other hand is just bass bass BASS. I can't have either of that for listening to metal or anything. I've found a balance in Bose's OE headphones, been happy with em for 5ish + years. Has a slight bass boost, but VERY slight. Great on acoustics too.


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I can't listen to music on Skullcandy, sounds like it's all treble with no punch. Beats on the other hand is just bass bass BASS. I can't have either of that for listening to metal or anything. I've found a balance in Bose's OE headphones, been happy with em for 5ish + years. Has a slight bass boost, but VERY slight. Great on acoustics too.

 

Bose is the best quality there is in my opinion. But how much did those Bose headphones cost? $150+? Bose is so expensive I can't afford them. :P


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Yep, around that price, though my generation is older and it ran me 200something back then. I'd say it's totally worth it, the comfort from the cushioning, the sound, pretty good stuff. Thing that boggles my mind is seeing kids on the subway rock Dre's BEATS, the price of which starts at 200$. Again, brand is everything and you're trendy if you rock em Beats, which's stupid like most trends. 


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Been using these for the past 5 years (on my third set). Out of all the ear buds I've used these are by far the most comfortable and produce the best sound.

 

I've always wondered how well the canal style works. Most of the ones I've seen look like hard plastic so I never thought they would be comfortable. But those look a bit like they are rubber. Have you used other canal style ones before? And does the music get funneled into your ears to produce better sound?

 

 

Ah! I've never used bluetooth headphones before. Is the battery life good? Do you notice any difference in quality compared to plugged in headphones?


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These are the only ones of the canal style I've used with the exception of a cheaper Sony version made out of hard plastic (very uncomfortable, they don't make that type anymore). These ones are made of a soft rubber so they are quite comfortable for long periods of use (they do get irritating after awhile but only if you're doing something that causes the cord to become tugged repeatedly). They funnel the music into your ears pretty well and cut out most outside noise (not all of it but since I wear these at work I need to be able to hear whats going on around me) for a much better sound (the bass booster also helps). As with anything the quality of the music rip effects the sound quality (I've noticed anything less the 320 kbps sounds like crap with these and can barely be heard unless you have the volume all the way up).


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Thanks for letting me know. I saw some hard plastic canal style earbuds for $69 before (I can't remember the brand name) but they looked like they would be uncomfortable. If I find someone with canal style buds I'll have to try them out for comparison.


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