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Why do most headphones suck?


#1 iAlCaPwn   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:33 PM

All of the headphones i have bought have always broke or made me bleed. When the rubber part dies away, the sharp plastic sticks out. Of course i dont notice it and bleed.

So what headphones are good, but not the expensive?
(example: Bose, Turtle Beaches) Fuck headphones

#2 Ugamer_X   You can trust me CAGiversary!   7617 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:36 PM

The bleeding probably comes from all the shitty music you listen to.

#3 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3658 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:40 PM

Just tell your headphones "I ain't got time to bleed" then it should be fine.

#4 lokizz   Go $$$$ Yourself CAGiversary!   10104 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:45 PM

The bleeding probably comes from all the shitty music you listen to.



lol damn that was a good one. seriously though i agree with you op i go through headphones alot. no matter how much i pay or dont pay they end up crapping out on me where one of the ears dies out and yet i continue to buy more. itd be nice to find a pair that lasted a year or so if not longer.

#5 soulvengeance   Beating dead horses CAGiversary!   4224 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:49 PM

Are you here just to make a referral thread?

#6 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15224 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:50 PM

I've had these for 3 years and no problems yet:

http://www.amazon.co...N18U/ref=sr_1_2

Are you talking about street headphones?

#7 Rocko   Hurm. CAGiversary!   38793 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:53 PM

http://www.amazon.co...48195181&sr=1-1

#8 epobirs   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8513 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:16 PM

Bleeding?

Bleeding?

What the hell are you doing with those things? I assume you mean earbuds rather than actual headphones but still...

#9 help1   What a dumb username CAGiversary!   11732 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:41 PM

http://www.amazon.co...48195181&sr=1-1



Agreed. Don't buy the 202's, I had the 201's and I broke them after 2 years of solid use, and the reason they broke was totally my fault. I thought that the 202's would be better than the 201's, but they are not. Go with the 201s.

#10 iAlCaPwn   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   42 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:16 PM

Are you here just to make a referral thread?

No just wondering everyone's opinion, cuz i go through headphones like every two weeks

#11 gamemasterjd   The one and only CAGiversary!   314 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:42 PM

SkullCandy Ink'd Buds have been surprisingly decent for the $10 dollars I paid, and WAY more comfy than most earbuds I've used.

#12 Sporadic   done with this site CAGiversary!   9499 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 04:45 PM

I bought these a few years ago for $65 and they fucking rock. Not to mention they are wireless, so no more waking people up at 2 in the morning or being deprived of my music while walking to the mailbox :D

http://www.amazon.co...g/dp/B0001FTVEK

Edited by Sporadic, 22 July 2009 - 05:06 PM.


#13 Droogs   $$$$$$$$$ CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:14 PM

I've been using THESE for the better part of 4 years and absolutely love them. I think I actually got them from a recommendation on this site as a best bang for your buck. They're very comfortable with multiple levels of "snuggness." And I get compliments on their look all the time.

**EDIT** $32 with free shipping

#14 Malik112099   Got Wife? CAGiversary!   8221 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:45 PM

i want these:

http://www.zagg.com/...one-earbuds.php

#15 DuelLadyS   Basch Lives! CAGiversary!   2641 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:44 PM

I adore my Sony headphones (These, but without the volume control). My headphone needs are somewhat unqiue, though- I have small ears. Like, crazy small ears. I've never found a pair of earbuds that didn't hurt to wear, and most full-sized headphones are either too big and weigh my ears down, or shaped wrong and sit at uncomfortable angles. These fit perfectly over the surface of my ears- they're pretty much the only thing I've found that's comfortable for me to wear. (My brother hunted them down for me a few years ago when my last headphones broke, leaving me with the daunting task of finding something shaped the same. I am eternally grateful.)

#16 crystalklear64   Ded CAGiversary!   13617 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:54 PM

because you buy cheap headphones. drop a bill on some quality stuff that'll last.

#17 dafoomie   dafoomie CAGiversary!   8822 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:51 AM

I've been using THESE for the better part of 4 years and absolutely love them. I think I actually got them from a recommendation on this site as a best bang for your buck. They're very comfortable with multiple levels of "snuggness." And I get compliments on their look all the time.

**EDIT** $32 with free shipping

I was just going to recommend those myself. As with anything else, you have to pay for quality, and these offer a lot of performance for the price.

Plus, these carry a lifetime warranty. You pay for shipping both ways but thats cheaper than a new pair.

#18 Droogs   $$$$$$$$$ CAGiversary!   1748 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:04 AM

I was just going to recommend those myself. As with anything else, you have to pay for quality, and these offer a lot of performance for the price.

Plus, these carry a lifetime warranty. You pay for shipping both ways but thats cheaper than a new pair.


Ha, for some reason I want to say it was you who reccomended them many years ago. I think I remember seeing an avatar that had to do with Boston and a middle finger.

Anyways...I used the headphones today and still love them.

#19 Dead of Knight  

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:05 AM

To answer the thread title: Most people are cheap bastards and don't care and/or will not notice the difference between ass-quality and good-quality headphones, so most headphones companies make suck.

#20 godhatesjustyou   Crescendolls. CAGiversary!   2264 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:40 AM

Another PortaPro fan here. Hands down, best headphones you can get for under $50. Plus, they look totally retro and that's just awesome.

#21 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37483 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:29 PM

I use these. mmm bose

#22 Malik112099   Got Wife? CAGiversary!   8221 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:32 PM

bose isnt really that great..just the "best" most consumers know about.

#23 yamas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   626 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:23 PM

www.head-fi.org when you want to get serious

#24 Dynasty1756   Lakers 08-09 Champs !!! CAGiversary!   847 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:50 PM

Agreed. Don't buy the 202's, I had the 201's and I broke them after 2 years of solid use, and the reason they broke was totally my fault. I thought that the 202's would be better than the 201's, but they are not. Go with the 201s.


ditto, if you do decide to get a pair dont buy the 202's! I bought a pair a while ago and less then a year maybe a little more than a year those headphones died on me. Right ear went dead