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  • Nada666Nada666 Forumite
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    Buy a soldering iron and repair the leads yourself.
  • See if you can get the Sony mdr-ex1000 earbuds. Around £700 new but should be able to get them used for about £400.

    Grado are good quality cans but expect to pay £1400+ for good ones.
  • Avoid beats audio at any costs. Total waste of money. All you will get from them is a lack of spacial detail, sibilance and wooly bass.
  • wiogswiogs Forumite
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    Beats are all marketing style over substance.
  • steveeeeesteveeeee Forumite
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    I'd recommend trying Koss KSC75. I've had two pairs of the previous model KSC35 for >10 years and they're brilliant. They clip on your ears so as long as you can get them comfy (everyone's ears are different) they'll stay on through any kind of activity. More importantly, they sound amazing for the price. The lifetime warranty is nice, too.
  • Avoid beats audio at any costs. Total waste of money. All you will get from them is a lack of spacial detail, sibilance and wooly bass.

    I always wonder how good the beats headphones are.
  • edited 8 January 2014 at 6:56PM
    googlergoogler Forumite
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    edited 8 January 2014 at 6:56PM
    I always wonder how good the beats headphones are.

    Their current advert campaign focuses on the fact that you can get them in colours. As if that matters....

    I judge them by the number of little-used examples available on my local gumtree. There's a lot, IMHO

    I posted previously about Beats - they came about as a collaboration between Dre and Monster, who, until then, had no prior experience of manufacturing headphones.....

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=59587743&postcount=5
  • vataraxvatarax Forumite
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    What's your preference in style and budget?

    From my experience, ones with a right angle jack last a lot longer than ones with the standard jack.

    The protruding jack/cable connection is usually the first area to wear out if placed in pockets whilst walking, once it wears out one earphone will lose connection, shortly followed by the second.

    Sometimes the little details make the world of difference.

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  • I tried some Beats Headphone in Curry's months back and I really wanted a pair, but I didn't feel the price was good for the quality... I then tried a pair of Sony MDR-ZX600 also in Curry's last week and I felt the sound was much better... so I purchased them for £39.99 in the Curry's Sale... I am well impressed with them... The price has gone back up now to £44.99 and previously they were priced at £69.99.

    Think Amazon have them cheaper at the moment though.

    I should add I normally use inner ear phones and have a pair of Sennheiser which I think were £29.99 but they are two years old now, still work and I still swear by them for quality!

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  • googlergoogler Forumite
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    have a pair of Sennheiser which I think were £29.99 but they are two years old now, still work and I still swear by them for quality!

    I have pairs of Sennheisers and Beyer Dynamics bought in the 1970s which both still work perfectly (with home use only)
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