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    I'm fed up at the office with all the hallway conversations and the noisy copier just outside my desk. I can't get anything done.

    I want a decent pair of headphones that will help isolate some noise, but I don't have a whole lot of time to do the proper research myself.

    Here are some of the things on my wishlist:
    Budget of $100
    Trying to avoid earbuds.
    Would prefer to not require external amplifacation.
    Will be using them with my laptop and portable music devices. (less power)
    Don't want batteries (ie Beats by Dre)
    Don't want noice cancellation (adds to the cost factor)
    Would like to buy from Amazon because I have some unused credit there.
    I listen to a lot of hard rock/metal. Metallica's Hit the Lights is my favorite headphone demo music.

    I'd be willing to entertain a nicer headset and buying an external amp later if someone said it'd be the greatest mistake of my life passing up <Brand X Model Y> headphones.


    So that said, I'm not sure if it's better to buy a more portable set of headphones and give up some of the bass to get the right size headphones for the job, or if I should just buy an adapter and get a good over the ear style.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

  • #2
    I bought a cheap pair of the in ear type ear buds ( I know you said you didn't want them) and am very impressed . They cancel out ambient noise, have very good sq and are pretty comfortable.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by django1
      I bought a cheap pair of the in ear type ear buds ( I know you said you didn't want them) and am very impressed . They cancel out ambient noise, have very good sq and are pretty comfortable.
      I have a decent pair from Shure but I'm prone to ear infections and they're not fun to take in and out over the course of the day. (Phone calls, walkbys, etc)

      Thanks though.

      Anyone else?

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      • #4
        I ended up getting a cheap set of Sennheiser 202s.
        http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-.../dp/B000065BP9
        didn't want to spend the cash on something that wasn't going to get a decent amount of power without hearing it first.

        Hopefully these will blow the crappy Sony MDR-v150s out of the water. Those things are boomy and muddy as hell for over the ear headphones. I had a cheap pair of Koss's that were half the price and blew these away.

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        • #5
          Sounds like the Grado SR-80 would fit the bill perfectly. Great rock headphone, no amp necessary.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sparky14
            Sounds like the Grado SR-80 would fit the bill perfectly. Great rock headphone, no amp necessary.
            I was worried about durability. Supposedly the Grados tend to fall apart.

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