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    Apple Headphones

    My headphones broke recently. Luckily, I recently got a new iPod so had a set of Apple headphones to fall back to until payday. Generally, I like Apple. Some things do bug me about them but as a whole, most of the stuff they have created has been great (Love or hate them, you cannot deny that the iPod (classic, not touch) is an amazing bit of kit).

    So with all this money and ingenuity they have, why for the love of god do they have the WORST headphones known to man?!!! The cable used is so 'rubber-like' that it flops all over the place! This causes the headphones to be continual loosened leading to ear-ejection every minute or so! The only person I could imagine getting on with a set of Apple headphones is Big Ears from the Noddy books!!!


    Edit: On another note, any replacement headphone recommendations welcomed!

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    I like my Skullcandy TiTans, they are a good headphone for the money about 17quid from ebay

    also goldring gx200 are a good buy but more towars 35

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    You're wearing them wrong. It's not that big a deal.

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    Reid-Heath Acoustics make some very impressive headphones - especially at the price.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/RHA-MA-350-A...bxgy_ce_text_b

    I luvz em...

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    Recommended headphones : AKG702's.

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    The ones I used last cost me 1.20 from one of those super cheap 'everything's a quid' (in this case 1.20) stores...

    Work fine for me!

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    i agree, that the apple ones are awful, i can only wear them for 10 minutes before getting sore ears. Currently got some 25 Skullcandy's but am not overly impressed with sound quality, might go back to my original 50 budget next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    My headphones broke recently. Luckily, I recently got a new iPod so had a set of Apple headphones to fall back to until payday. Generally, I like Apple. Some things do bug me about them but as a whole, most of the stuff they have created has been great (Love or hate them, you cannot deny that the iPod (classic, not touch) is an amazing bit of kit).

    So with all this money and ingenuity they have, why for the love of god do they have the WORST headphones known to man?!!! The cable used is so 'rubber-like' that it flops all over the place! This causes the headphones to be continual loosened leading to ear-ejection every minute or so! The only person I could imagine getting on with a set of Apple headphones is Big Ears from the Noddy books!!!


    Edit: On another note, any replacement headphone recommendations welcomed!
    I have to totally agree with you on this one regards to the worst head phones ever and I mean EVER !!!

    Depends on how much money you are willing to part with , I would say Dr Dre ones or skull candy ones possibly, I have had seinheiser and sony ones before and both of them have been really good.

    For the amount of money you pay to have said iDevice ( iPhone, iPod, iPad ) or whatever they could of at least chucked in a free pair of Dr Dre head phones or something half decent

    FYI - I obviously like a fair amount of apple products but there are some things that even I can't stand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    You're wearing them wrong. It's not that big a deal.
    Is that like how you can hold an iPhone 4 "wrong"?

    OT: Sennheiser anything, never bought a bad product from them! Personally don't like SkullCandy, they too have ridiculous rubbery leads that get cuaght on everything and make a racket (at least, the ones I had did)

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    Anyone dabbled with wireless headphones before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Anyone dabbled with wireless headphones before?
    I have a pair of cheap ones and my advice would be to avoid them - they pick up radio signals and I can't use them while I do the washing up because the aluminium sink interferes! A reputable brand might be better though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Anyone dabbled with wireless headphones before?
    I did contemplate it but they were too much plus the need for batteries afaik they are reliant on bluetooth which will also run your phone down battery wise. Hence why I went with a physical cord

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    ....that is all


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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Is that like how you can hold an iPhone 4 "wrong"?

    OT: Sennheiser anything, never bought a bad product from them! Personally don't like SkullCandy, they too have ridiculous rubbery leads that get cuaght on everything and make a racket (at least, the ones I had did)
    Got a free case through the case program they did otherwise would of cost me about 30

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    they pick up radio signals and I can't use them while I do the washing up because the aluminium sink interferes!
    Hahaha! This made me chuckle.

    When I'm in the kitchen, I take the OH's Netbook in with me. It runs XBMC and I connect it via bluetooth it to a set of speakers we have in the kitchen. When the microwave is on, it kills the sound until the microwave 'pings'!

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