Personally I wouldn’t touch those with a bargepole unless they were sold by someone close to London and you could go and plug your ipod in and make sure they sound how they should before handing over any wonga.
Headphones are all really subjective and it depends on what you are listening to as to what you’ll need and what will sound better to you - but there’ll be a lot of help here, and doubtless someone will have asked the same question as you recently if you can be bothered to trawl through the posts.
Same with any specialist forum … you get people who think they know what they’re talking about and away they go :Whistling:
This thread might help? Makes the fair point that if you are running - you won’t really notice the difference in sound between a £200 pair and a £20 pair.
I’ve got a pair of CX500’s that cost £15 on play.com … they’re £11 now on there … and they sound good for how much they cost … but … it can be hard work getting them to stay in when putting your lid on. Once you get there though - they stay put and are comfortable. Probably user error more than a fault with them.
Perhaps a better way to go would be to get a cheap pair that sound better than the standard crap they throw in with mp3 players for running/gym … and a half decent non too expensive pair that sound better for on the bike?
i have had the cx3000’s for a while now and they aren’t too bad… www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/ has some kickarse advice and reviews; also got some good makes that aren’t that well known like Klipsch and SoundMagic.
I don’t know about the Bose but I use Etymotic ER6i in ear phones and they fit fine under my Arai. They cut out more background noise than my regular ear plugs which means that you don’t have to turn the volume up to 11 to hear the music clearly. They are bit pricier than the Bose, but I’ve had mine over 4 years now and they have been good but I have had to replace the squishy bit as they started to get a bit gruby.
+1 I brought a pair of CX200 and they great and not expensive. If your looking towards expensdive head phones and for the bike, i would try and get one where the ear piece is moulded from you ear. But your looking at a lot of cash to do that :w00t:
I use these every day on the bike, I find these better than the sennheisers as there’s more to them which makes inserting them easier, they came with both silicon & comply foam tips, I find the foam tips really comfortable & secure (I find the silicon tips can slip out too easily) even for prolonged use & the noise reduction is better than anything else I’ve tried (even better than my custom made hearing protectors). they also have an in line volume slider which is really convenient.
There are also fake sennheisers on eBay (I bought some) so I bought from Amazon for peace of mind.