Questions tagged [headphones]

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Engineer's headphones for PFL/AFL in a live sound environment?

We have a couple pairs of headphones we use with our GL2200 for listening to PFL/AFL during a live church service. One pair works fine, the other... does not. We want to replace the pair that doesn't ...
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Over-Ear Headphones with detachable cable

I am looking for headphones with a detachable cable, so that I can replace the cable when it breaks and get a longer / shorter cable. I had the Sennheiser HD 201 (about 22 Euro) before and was quite ...
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Headphones for filtering out noise in an open-space office

I'm looking for headphones for open-space office environment to filter out other people's noise (chatting, talking on the phone etc.). Requirements: They should filter out usual office noise ...
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Looking for in-ear headphones that have a very durable wire

I'm looking for earbuds with durable wires that will last more than a month. I am a bit desperate to find something that fits all my criteria, so I thought I could receive some recommendations here. ...
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Noise-canceling headphones

Note: I've seen this thread but my expectations are a little bit more specific. I'd like to ask you about headphones which may filter the noise a way better than stoppers (ear plugs): highly ...
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Portable Headphone Amplifier/Splitter w/ Separate Volume Control

My wife and I have different noise-cancelling headphones that we prefer for air travel, but they are too quiet when connected to an iPad with a headphone splitter. I purchased a portable battery-...
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Looking for good headset for gaming/youtube/movies

My 5th pair of Apple Earbuds broke about a week ago and I'm done. (RIP 2012-2015). I'm looking for a good pair of headphones that will last me long. I'm not going to buy another pair of Earbuds, ...
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Durable headphones that don't need a battery

I'm looking for some headphones. They will be primarily used for making music at home, as well as occasionally being used for live music. They will also be used quite a bit for just general home use. (...
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Cheap yet good quality headphones

Well, my Klipsch Image S4 earphones broke yesterday. Had them for at least 4 years I think, and I put them through their paces, so it's understandable. They were amazing for their price though, and ...
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On-ear wireless (non-Bluetooth) headphones with duplex high-quality audio?

I'm looking for wireless headphones with the following properties: Most importantly: Can capture audio via the microphone at the same time as playing high-quality stereo audio out the headphones. ...
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Sturdy noise cancelling/isolating earbuds

I am looking for some sturdy (they will be travelling quite a lot) noise cancelling or, at this price, more likely noise isolating in-ear earphones. I will mostly be listening to classical music and ...
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Active Noise Cancellation headphones

My job is about to get relocated and the new office has an open floorplan. My current headphones (Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT) sound good but aren't well equipped to keep such noise out. To avoid having to ...
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Is there a headset/headphones that can differentiate up from down?

I've been playing games for a long time now and most sound systems or headsets I've had, have the problem of not being able to differentiate up from down. They may give you the info of where the sound ...
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Headphones: 3.5mm, Bluetooth or Lightning-connected?

It's the second time I read a praise or speculation about how Lightning-connected headphones will improve "audiophile" experience, this time in English: Apple's Lightning connector — standard ...
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USB-C Hub/Splitter for Phone

What I'm looking for is something that will allow my to charge and access the USB-C port at the same time. Something that only does that would be ideal but a full USB hub that will also charge my ...
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Wireless Headset Quality

I have a set of bluetooth earbuds and I have been using them with my MacBook running High Sierra. I use them for Slack calls and the quality basically sounds like I'm talking on my phone. I ...
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Limit dB in headphones using an external device

I was searching for safe headphones to limit the db level I'm exposed to all day, but every product I'm finding is designed and made for kids. I have not found a single adult headphone that doesn't ...
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Headphones for big head?

For a family member with quite a big head, I'm looking for a headphone to replace the one which is (kinda) broken. Naturally I'm looking for a replacement which will do better, so I'm asking here for ...
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Long Battery Wireless Headphones With Mic - iPhone

So I have decided that the best course of action is to adopt wireless headphones now that the iPhone's headphone jack is gone(and Pixel). Unfortunately though I need like 10+ battery performance all ...
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ANC Headset with good Microphone for Ubuntu

I am searching a high quality Active-Noise-Canceling headset with have a good microphone and support for Ubuntu 20.02. I already tried: Bose 700, Bose QC35 ii, Beyerdynammics Lagoon Traveler, Sony wh-...
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Are there any truly wireless earbuds that support A2DP while using the microphone?

I'm finally catching up w/ the 21st century and bought my first pair of truly wireless earbuds: the Sony WF-1000XM3. My issue is that audio quality degrades significantly when I connect them to my ...
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Is there a Bluetooth device that one can connect a wired headset

I'm trying to achieve two goals. Use my headset without plugging it into my phone configure smart lock with the bluetooth so my cell phone stays unlocked while in my home office. Currently I have a ...
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Searching for a good gaming-headset (gaming and music)

I'm searching for a good headset for gaming and hearing music. And I don't know which headsets are good and which aren't. To specify my question, I'm searching for a headset, that is good for gaming ...
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Over the ear high decibel noise isolation

I am looking for some over-the-ear noise canceling headphones that can deal with really loud environments. I work in a lab/server room with high noise levels. I often listen to music or audio books as ...
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Bluetooth headphones that can be used with usb

I am looking for headphones with decent audio quality like Bose QuietComfort, but because I talk occasionally I need good microphone quality, therefore I need to be able to use to headphones via usb (...
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What is the easiest way to share/listen to music from one device with 2 headphones?

I am trying to work out the easiest setup for listening to music from one device via two headphones. My friend and I like the same music but prefer headphones to earphones (which are kind of gross to ...
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Headphones input switch

In my workstation, the computer CPU (and the headphone jack) is inside the desk near the foot. Not very easy to reach to plug/unplug. So I am looking for a solution that would allow me to switch the ...
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Over-the-ear, closed-back headphones with velour pads

I am looking for a headphone for a very specific situation and could use some suggestions. First of all, it must have very good noise isolation: not as much for me, but more for those in the same ...
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Good budget headphones

Can anyone recommend some good over-ear wired headphones around £50 / €55 / $60 that punch above their weight (pricewise) like the Superlux HD668B did a few years back or the Klipsch Image S4 did a ...
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Want unified audio hub: PC, laptop, tablet, landline, cellphone, headphones, mic, mixer for telework, vlog, gaming

I have a PC/Mac, laptop, tablet, and MP3 player set up on a multi-port desktop mixer box. (Several brands to choose from: Maker Hart, Moukey, Behringer, Mackie Mix, etc.) I choose not to go USB or ...
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'Reverse Noise canceling' Headphones / Earphones (for quiet office)

I have trouble knowing what to call this because it seems fairly uncommon, hence the question. Once I find the correct vocabulary I can update the question title. I am looking for the best type of ...
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Budget bluetooth headphones

I'm looking for a pair of bluetooth head phones to tide me over until I can afford a good pair. (I love the Jaybird Bluebuds X - but after two years they've broken.). What's the best Bluetooth ...
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A motherboard to fit with these components

I'm a total rookie when it comes to hardware tech news, so I'm relying on userbenchmark.com to choose stuffs. Here are the core modules of the rig I'm building: CPU: core i3 9100F GPU: GTX 1650S (...
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Earbuds with good quality mic

I am in search of earbuds that have a good quality mic, that sounds almost professional, but also under 100 USD, i don't care about the quality of the sound nor comfort. 3.5mm
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Looking for a simple wireless headset with microphone

After trying multiple headsets, earphones, and any other shape of wireless audio device, with issues each time, I realized I have two choices: To spend another $40,000 dollars in the hope of finding ...
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MMCX Bluetooth cable supporting current HighRes audio codecs

I am searching for a long lasting Bluetooth "cable" which: battery lasts at least 8 hours (assume a ~36 ohm in-ear headphone), supports for current audio codecs like LDAC, aptX, ..., high ...
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Music headphone recommendation

I'm looking for some new over-ear / circumaural headphones in the region of £40-50 (about $45-60 USD before tax). They'll be connected directly to my PC, primarily for listening to music (all sorts) ...
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Headphone similar to Sennheiser PX95

I love my Sennheiser PX95 that I bought two years ago. It's simple. Lightweight yet sturdy with its metal frame. Does not over-heat your eats. The sound is more than decent. And it... used to be cheap ...
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USB Headset: 2x circumaural with mic

Okay, so I originally posted this almost two weeks ago and it's gotten exactly zero attention. (got me a tumbleweed badge too) Surely someone knows of something, so I'll edit a bit and see if I can ...
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Active noise cancelling headphones with decent passive as well

I am in the market for new headphones. I currently have Sennheiser HD380 headphones. I'd like noise cancelling. Most active noise cancelling headphones however have fairly weak passive noise ...
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headphone with active noise cancelling, mic, earhook, wired and not too expansive

I've been looking for a new headset for office, but can't find any that suit the following requirement : Need a good microphone Has active noise cancelling Isn't worn on the head like most headset ...
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How do I know if a headphone jack is OMTP or CTIA?

Say for example I have these headphones with microphone - https://www.amazon.com/2019-Stereo-Headphones-Samsung-Galaxy/dp/B07TWB1R8B/ How do I know if the headphone jack is OMTP or CTIA? And which of ...
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TV with broken audio jack how to connect wireless headphones?

I have a television with an audio jack, which I used in order to connect to my wireless headphones (through a connecting base sold with the headphones). Unfortunately, the audio jack is now damaged, ...
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need headphones for kids

I need to get really tough over the ear headphones for my pre teen kids. I am not interested in Beats and want something that is over the ear and that will last. High bass is not a priority. They are ...
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What are the best over-ear headphones for passive noise cancellation?

I am looking for a pair of over-ear circumaural, closed back headphones. Something that “a priori” blocks sound (“passive noise cancelling”) but that also has Bluetooth connectivity (if this last is ...
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Is it possible to connect a headset as bluetooth when it is not?

I have a headset that comes with a dongle that you connect to the PC and it won't connect to the phone because it is not bluetooth in that way. SO I was wondering if there is any way to do something ...
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Searching for cable which links Senheiser headphone directly to computer over 3.5 mm jacket

I have a Senheiser HD 559 which comes with a cable that has an 6.3 mm jack connection. Now I wanna connect this heaphone to a normal PC with a 3.5 mm female jacket. Unfortunately every (and with every ...
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AirPods Alternatives

I´m looking for a good alternative to Apple AirPods. I like the fit/comfort of AirPods but don´t like the bad reparability. Are there some good options, where you have a chance to repair the device? ...
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Zoom and non zoom best headset or mic for slurred speech and lisp

I have slurred speech and a lisp. Also tend to talk fast. People on the phone are having a heard time hearing me. Was looking a solution $100 or less. Do you know of any mics or headphones or ...
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Headphones with embedded micro that supports both 2.4GHz wireless and bluetooth

I am looking for headphones that include all these features (basically TV headphones that can do bluetooth headphones too): Base to put on for charging Embedded microphone, or slot for plugging One ...