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  1. lovenokia's Avatar
    I have been looking in to the audio technica m50's, also the ultrasone hfi 780, and also the berdynamic DT-770, the problem with head-fi.org they don't seem to be too helpful.
    12-08-2012 03:20 AM
  2. lovenokia's Avatar
    Whats your budget like? If you want the best over the ear headphones period they can get up there in price...
    probably no more than 250, if the quality is amazing I can justify higher.
    12-08-2012 03:20 AM
  3. lovenokia's Avatar
    Grado's are absolutely killer with the 920. The 80i's are only 30ohm and can be driven nice and clean with this phone. However, they are more on ear than over.

    Stunning sound with 256 bit rate.
    I need something that is great unamped, so grado has good over ear unamped headphones? any suggestions?
    12-08-2012 03:22 AM
  4. snakebitten's Avatar
    I need something that is great unamped, so grado has good over ear unamped headphones? any suggestions?
    How "loud" is loud is subjective. But I have no qualms promising that the Grado's (80i) are really impressive in both quality and volume when listening to the 920. I've haven't put them on a single persons head that they didn't react with a "wow! This sounds great". (and they all say it real loud like I won't hear them. 😁

    But notice I stated on-ear.
    12-08-2012 04:50 PM
  5. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    Head-FI is pretty helpful the problem is they have a lot of stickey's which you need to read most of them to get an understanding.
    12-08-2012 05:22 PM
  6. halo9nin's Avatar
    Bose
    12-08-2012 06:09 PM
  7. ZiiimZooon's Avatar
    I love using my Denon AH-D1100. Sounds great to me! :)
    12-09-2012 04:33 AM
  8. TheAccuser's Avatar
    +1 for Bose QC15's
    12-09-2012 05:20 AM
  9. tissotti's Avatar
    If you are fan of the v shape signature with bass and clear highs, i can recommend Beyerdynamic DTX 501p. Depending on what kind of size you are looking, price and for what use. AH-D1100 imo for portable use is too big, not too far from my Denon AH-D5000 that i would never imagine to take outside or be driven by a phone.
    I personally like to have heavy duty headphones that always stay in home and portable headphones that truly are portable without need for amp or any other extra stuff.


    Grados are great but again if you are going for a portable use, they are totally open headphones so everybody around you can hear you loud and clear. Grados as a brand also divides people so that there's almost no middle ground. You either hate them or love them. They have almost screeching highs and not much on the lower end.




    And yes head-fi is the place to go. Only problem with that site is that your guest for 120 euros headphones immediately or slowly slides to the +400 euros category. ;)
    Last edited by tissotti; 12-09-2012 at 08:15 AM.
    12-09-2012 06:20 AM
  10. mechashen's Avatar
    Check out the noontec zoros. I have a pair of allesandro ms 1s (modified grados) and a pair of denon d1000s and these are my favorite of the three for use with the phone. One of the largest factors for me is the fact that the zoros are very easily driven. No amp necessary whereas the allesandros and denons are far quieter at the same volume level. The zoros have a similar look to the beats solo but sound so much better throughout the spectrum. There is a great review on innerfidelity.com as well as cnet.com. Last but not least, I was able to get a new pair from eBay for around $60.
    12-09-2012 06:46 AM
  11. socialcarpet's Avatar
    audio techinica ath-m-50s ~ 150 $ best value for money
    ^^^ this guy knows what he's talking about!
    12-09-2012 07:31 AM
  12. b4yp's Avatar
    +1 for the Grados. I love mine, but do agree with one of the prior comments. They're open back so might not be the best for public use
    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    12-09-2012 07:35 AM
  13. weetigo's Avatar
    I also used head-fi.org for reviewing some products, however it is not as helpful if you are looking for a headset that has a mike.

    Monster Inspiration (passive) seem best for the moment for that. I run my headphones from 7:30am - 6:00pm non-stop, so finding a non-battery solution works best, plus its lighter..

    I ended up with the Monster Inspiration Over Ear Noise-Isolating (Passive) which had better sound rating than the Monster Inspiration Over Ear Noise-Canceling (Active); $50 cheaper and no batteries. Very comfortable and I can wear them all day long. Monster Inspiration look very similar to the Nokia Purity by Monster Over-Ear headphones. Also they are very quiet for people around you, so great in an office environment, and great sealing to keep noise out. (edit: mike works great, as a headset I have no complaints).

    as others noted, the Bose Quiet-Comfort 15 sound great, but the mike doesn't work as its optimized for iPhone.
    Last edited by weetigo; 12-09-2012 at 11:05 AM. Reason: couple said Bose QC15 dont work with mike on Lumia
    12-09-2012 09:15 AM
  14. zipro's Avatar
    +1 for Bose QC15's
    They work great for listening to music but not as a headset - the microphone doesn't work with the Lumia 920. Same goes for Beats HD - these are all wired for the iPhone and don't work with Windows Phone devices. AFAIK the only one that does work at the moment is the Purity
    12-09-2012 09:34 AM
  15. emiliogomez's Avatar
    Bowers&Wilkins C5 and p5 yotally recommended
    12-09-2012 10:16 AM
  16. inno87's Avatar
    I bought the "MEElectronics Over-the-Ear M6P Sports Headset with Inline Microphone". They sell them on their website for 40$+ but i bought them on ebay from theire eBay store @25$

    MEElectronics Over The Ear M6P Sports Headset with Inline Microphone | eBay ...
    They have a memory wire wrap which goes over the top of your ear so the earbud is not only resting in your ear, but if you tug on the wire, they wont pop out so easily.
    12-09-2012 11:39 AM
  17. Starfire's Avatar
    I'd recommend Sennheiser HD-280s sound great 99bux and quite audiophile, easy to drive with a phone. Granted there not HD650's but a ton cheaper and not crap like beats, they hold up quite well too!
    12-09-2012 01:15 PM
  18. obijuan23's Avatar
    +1 for Bose QC15's
    +1. I bought a set late last year, they just changed them to have inline controls and mic.
    12-09-2012 01:25 PM
  19. Gleb Budilovsky's Avatar
    If you're talking about bluetooth headphones, then Jaybird makes THE best ones. They just came out:
    Bluebuds X
    12-09-2012 05:29 PM
  20. Gleb Budilovsky's Avatar
    I have been looking in to the audio technica m50's, also the ultrasone hfi 780, and also the berdynamic DT-770, the problem with head-fi.org they don't seem to be too helpful.
    I have the Audio Technica m50s and love them! Can't recommend them enough.
    12-09-2012 05:30 PM
  21. EG8196's Avatar
    Sennheiser MM 550-X
    12-09-2012 07:07 PM
  22. Shobiz's Avatar
    audio techinica ath-m-50s ~ 150 $ best value for money
    As good as these headphone are, I wouldn't recommend them for a cell phone. These are straight up a staple in a professional recording studio. ****, people mixed albums with these. They will only sound good if you have ripped your cds at lossless.
    12-09-2012 07:15 PM
  23. Jonah P's Avatar
    I use Sol Republic. Great sound and less then the Dre's. Side note the engineer who designed these is the son of the founder of Monster Speakers. You may have noticed Michael Phelps sporting a pair during the Olympics.
    How compatible are these ?
    12-25-2012 10:02 PM
  24. AiR DEGETA's Avatar
    I can only speak from personal experience but I have SMS Street by 50 Cent. They're incredible I try them out for the 1st time on my HTC Arrive & it blew my mind so I can imagine on a WP8 device. And on the bright they are very durable. If you decide to get them Amazon would probably have them $50 cheaper than other places.
    12-25-2012 10:09 PM
  25. vlad0's Avatar
    I am not sure if the 920 deserves earphones from that caliber... but these are pretty good "over ear"

    1964 Ears - Products - Triple Driver Custom IEM

    I personally have these: SM3 V2 | EarSonics

    Very happy with the sound.
    12-25-2012 10:13 PM
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