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Title: What headphones do you use?
Post by: Pink Jazz on January 10, 2022, 02:35:08 PM
I was wondering, what headphones do you use?

I used to have the Mpow 059. Due to Mpow's fake review scandal, it made me want to upgrade, so I decided to buy a model with ANC. I now have the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 in pink.

I just ordered the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds in pink. My Life Q30 headphones will mainly be used for travel and home listening, while the Liberty 2 Pro earbuds will mainly be used for walking and exercise.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: JayhawkCO on January 10, 2022, 02:39:55 PM
Shokz OpenRun (https://shokz.com/products/openrun) - Bone conduction headphones
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: 7/8 on January 10, 2022, 02:40:55 PM
For headphones, I use Sennheiser HD 600. For the few times I need earbuds (mainly on flights), I use much cheaper Sony MDR-XB50AP.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: Pink Jazz on January 10, 2022, 02:48:26 PM
For headphones, I use Sennheiser HD 600. For the few times I need earbuds (mainly on flights), I use much cheaper Sony MDR-XB50AP.

For me it's the opposite, I prefer over-ear headphones for flights since they do a better job at blocking out noise, and earbuds are easy to lose on an airplane. I ordered earbuds mainly for walking and exercise.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: ZLoth on January 10, 2022, 03:39:30 PM
I avoid earbud-type headsets because they're too easy to lose. Instead, I have both a behind the head headphones (https://amzn.to/3FbFDaz) for listening to audiobooks while walking to/from work as well as noise-cancelling headphones (https://amzn.to/3tmjvIe) for while I work and when flying. What I actually use is no longer sold at Amazon, so I found some close equivalents that are also low-priced. While I'm sure the more expensive headphones have better quality, I just don't want to feel silly for losing some cheap headphones.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: Pink Jazz on January 10, 2022, 03:51:32 PM
I avoid earbud-type headsets because they're too easy to lose. Instead, I have both a behind the head headphones (https://amzn.to/3FbFDaz) for listening to audiobooks while walking to/from work as well as noise-cancelling headphones (https://amzn.to/3tmjvIe) for while I work and when flying. What I actually use is no longer sold at Amazon, so I found some close equivalents that are also low-priced. While I'm sure the more expensive headphones have better quality, I just don't want to feel silly for losing some cheap headphones.

I used to have the Mpow 059. Mpow was banned from Amazon due to a fake review scandal surrounding them and several other Chinese brands. I since sold them to some girl in Houston on eBay. I now use the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 as my main headphones for travel and home listening. My new Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds will mainly be for walking and exercise.
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Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 10, 2022, 04:08:28 PM
The old Apple kind that has an AUX jack plug in.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: ZLoth on January 10, 2022, 04:09:17 PM
Mpow was banned from Amazon due to a fake review scandal surrounding them and several other Chinese brands.

Here is the story from The Verge: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud (https://markholtz.info/2hy). I agree that the action was necessary even though one of the banned brands sold a USB charger that I really liked and recommended. (It had two USB QuickCharge ports as well as four regular charge ports, very handy for travel as it supported 100-240v without an adapter).
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Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 10, 2022, 04:57:23 PM
I use earbuds only as I don't like the look of headphones. I don't remember which brand I use.
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Post by: 1995hoo on January 10, 2022, 05:14:29 PM
I hate earbuds and find them intensely uncomfortable. I never use them. I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 280 Pro over-the-ear headphones that I like because they fold up nicely and the padding around the ear is yielding enough to be comfortable even with glasses on. I have a much older pair of Grado SR60s that I've had since the 1990s, but I can't use them very often anymore because they're simply too uncomfortable when I'm wearing glasses—my ears start to feel pinched against the eyeglass frames.

I also have an older pair of Bose QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones, but I seldom use them because they don't fold up to a small enough size to be practical to use for travel in today's world of TSA carry-on limits. My wife had a pair of noise-cancelling on-the-ear Sennheisers that fold up to be about the size of a pair of glasses; they recently broke and we need to get her a new pair, so I may get a pair as well.

In general, though, I try to avoid using headphones for more than small amounts of time. I played too much loud music through headphones when listening to a Walkman when I was in my teens. I occasionally—not always, occasionally—experience signs of what I believe to be mild tinnitus in my left ear.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: Scott5114 on January 10, 2022, 08:31:10 PM
I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 202 headphones, but I don't really use them much. Only for plugging into my bass amp when I get the urge to pluck around with it.

For D&D, I use a Logitech headset with mic. I don't remember the model, as it isn't labeled on the headset anywhere.
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Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on January 11, 2022, 01:15:15 AM
I use a pair of Sony headphones. I don't like earbuds because they don't feel good.
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Post by: formulanone on January 11, 2022, 09:00:27 AM
AirPods Pro; the first earbuds that can stay in my ear for hours, even when walking or working. They work nicely on my PC, and switching between laptop and phone is almost effortless. Only gripe is that they're small and fidgety to put back the case.

Most headphones feel like a clamp on my ears after about an hour or so. One of the few exceptions I've felt okay was the old Sony MDR-202, which lasted me for about 25 years until snapping (I threw them carelessly into my backpack). Just used the freebie Apple headphones for a few years; I still keep a pair for watching a movie on the plane.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: ET21 on January 11, 2022, 09:08:17 AM
I use Cowins for my phone, but have SteelSeries for my Xbox and PC
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: 7/8 on January 11, 2022, 09:43:41 AM
For headphones, I use Sennheiser HD 600. For the few times I need earbuds (mainly on flights), I use much cheaper Sony MDR-XB50AP.

For me it's the opposite, I prefer over-ear headphones for flights since they do a better job at blocking out noise, and earbuds are easy to lose on an airplane. I ordered earbuds mainly for walking and exercise.

In my case, the earbuds to a better job of blocking noise (though still not great on a plane). My headphones are very open, so they really suck on flights. I've thought of getting a cheaper pair of noise-cancelling headphones for the few times a year I fly, but I haven't done it yet.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: kevinb1994 on January 11, 2022, 09:56:55 AM
I have a pair of Bose headphones that I got as a gift in recent years, though I wonder, with all the abuse it has got since, when I will have to replace it.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: jmacswimmer on January 11, 2022, 11:00:52 AM
I have one of the Bose QuietComfort models, and they're phenomenal.  The noise-cancelling is great (cuts down jet engines to a quiet background rumble in flight), and the sound quality is so good to the point that the same songs off other speakers or stereos just never sound the same to me anymore.  Clearly I've become spoiled by it...   :sombrero:

(Another bonus is I can use them for work meetings...it's great for on WFH days when you urgently need to use the latrine, but don't want to miss anything important...  ;-) )
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: JoePCool14 on January 11, 2022, 11:23:34 AM
I don't really use true headphones. My biggest issue is that it's too isolating. I want to be able to hear what's going on in the background. If I'm at home, I don't mind. But if I'm out somewhere else, I don't want to not be able to hear if someone's coming up to mug me or something. Also, they get uncomfortable after a while.

I did purchase a PlayStation 5 bundle recently that included a pair of their headphones. I will sometimes use those when I'm playing, and they work well.

I either use Apple earbuds with an AUX jack on my computer and laptop, and I have a set of AirPods for use with my iPhone. I've enjoyed using AirPods and I don't really have any complaints with them. It would be nice to purchase a wireless charging case, but that's not important.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: Scott5114 on January 11, 2022, 02:30:37 PM
(Another bonus is I can use them for work meetings...it's great for on WFH days when you urgently need to use the latrine, but don't want to miss anything important...  ;-) )

Just make sure you mute your mic before you do that! (I'm paranoid and will usually say something ridiculous after muting just to make sure that it took—don't need other people hearing me in the bathroom!)
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: tolbs17 on January 11, 2022, 02:47:59 PM
Masacegon ones. They are gaming.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: hbelkins on January 11, 2022, 04:03:41 PM
Mpow was banned from Amazon due to a fake review scandal surrounding them and several other Chinese brands.

Here is the story from The Verge: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud (https://markholtz.info/2hy). I agree that the action was necessary even though one of the banned brands sold a USB charger that I really liked and recommended. (It had two USB QuickCharge ports as well as four regular charge ports, very handy for travel as it supported 100-240v without an adapter).

Wonder if those brands have shown up on any other commerce sites?
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: Scott5114 on January 11, 2022, 05:48:14 PM
Mpow was banned from Amazon due to a fake review scandal surrounding them and several other Chinese brands.

Here is the story from The Verge: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud (https://markholtz.info/2hy). I agree that the action was necessary even though one of the banned brands sold a USB charger that I really liked and recommended. (It had two USB QuickCharge ports as well as four regular charge ports, very handy for travel as it supported 100-240v without an adapter).

Wonder if those brands have shown up on any other commerce sites?

The sellers probably invented new brands and got right back to exactly the same thing they were doing before. A lot of these Chinese brands you've never heard of is a company buying mediocre generic products en masse from a manufacturer or Alibaba, screen-printing their logo on it (if that), and putting it in a branded box. For some products you can find four copies of the same product—even using the exact same promo photos—with different brand names attached.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: formulanone on January 11, 2022, 08:31:48 PM
Mpow was banned from Amazon due to a fake review scandal surrounding them and several other Chinese brands.

Here is the story from The Verge: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud (https://markholtz.info/2hy). I agree that the action was necessary even though one of the banned brands sold a USB charger that I really liked and recommended. (It had two USB QuickCharge ports as well as four regular charge ports, very handy for travel as it supported 100-240v without an adapter).

Wonder if those brands have shown up on any other commerce sites?

The sellers probably invented new brands and got right back to exactly the same thing they were doing before. A lot of these Chinese brands you've never heard of is a company buying mediocre generic products en masse from a manufacturer or Alibaba, screen-printing their logo on it (if that), and putting it in a branded box. For some products you can find four copies of the same product—even using the exact same promo photos—with different brand names attached.


Some of the "brand names" on Amazon are laughably weird...and intentionally so (https://thehustle.co/02122020-amazon-brands-trademarks/). 
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: ErmineNotyours on January 12, 2022, 01:33:47 AM
I started a new job last week, at the warehouse/distribution center for a major retailer.  I assumed the policy would be "No smartphones, no way," but it turns out after you have been trained for a while, you can apply to be approved to listen to music on headphones.  But you must buy one of an approved bone conducting headphones.  I'm curious how much time they'll allow you to search for music.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: Pink Jazz on January 12, 2022, 09:06:32 AM
Mpow was banned from Amazon due to a fake review scandal surrounding them and several other Chinese brands.

Here is the story from The Verge: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud (https://markholtz.info/2hy). I agree that the action was necessary even though one of the banned brands sold a USB charger that I really liked and recommended. (It had two USB QuickCharge ports as well as four regular charge ports, very handy for travel as it supported 100-240v without an adapter).

Wonder if those brands have shown up on any other commerce sites?

Mpow is now selling on Walmart.com.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: Scott5114 on January 12, 2022, 02:19:54 PM
Mpow was banned from Amazon due to a fake review scandal surrounding them and several other Chinese brands.

Here is the story from The Verge: Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud (https://markholtz.info/2hy). I agree that the action was necessary even though one of the banned brands sold a USB charger that I really liked and recommended. (It had two USB QuickCharge ports as well as four regular charge ports, very handy for travel as it supported 100-240v without an adapter).

Wonder if those brands have shown up on any other commerce sites?

The sellers probably invented new brands and got right back to exactly the same thing they were doing before. A lot of these Chinese brands you've never heard of is a company buying mediocre generic products en masse from a manufacturer or Alibaba, screen-printing their logo on it (if that), and putting it in a branded box. For some products you can find four copies of the same product—even using the exact same promo photos—with different brand names attached.


Some of the "brand names" on Amazon are laughably weird...and intentionally so (https://thehustle.co/02122020-amazon-brands-trademarks/). 

My Amazon order history includes items from ZSYONGLAI, Breezz, GDSTIME, Shengsite, BROLEX, COSRX, HONOMA, Waluzs, and binfrog.

If Amazon banned ZSYONGLAI from the platform the exact same product is available from Myvision and KUFUNG.

But you must buy one of an approved bone conducting headphones.

That's bullshit. Banning headphones entirely is understandable, but a business shouldn't be able to dictate to its employees the exact brand and type of headphones they buy with their personal money. What if I can only afford ZSYONGLAI?
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: ZLoth on January 12, 2022, 02:50:11 PM
But you must buy one of an approved bone conducting headphones.

That's bullshit. Banning headphones entirely is understandable, but a business shouldn't be able to dictate to its employees the exact brand and type of headphones they buy with their personal money. What if I can only afford ZSYONGLAI?

Brand? No. Type of headsets? Probably if it a safety issue and you need to understand something verbally quickly like "The forklift is falling your way."
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: Scott5114 on January 12, 2022, 03:32:08 PM
If it's a safety issue, better to ban them altogether. What he said exactly is

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But you must buy one of an approved bone conducting headphones.

That reads to me you can use them, but only if it's from a list of approved models.

I went through something similar when I was at the casino. They took away the 5-gallon water coolers we had at each work station because of covid (covid doesn't spread through surfaces, but nobody at the casino ever bothered to learn that). To make up for it, we were allowed water bottles, but they had to be clear plastic, so that we couldn't stuff money inside the water bottle and sneak it out (first of all, ew, secondly, the drawer would come up short if we did that and we'd be caught when they reviewed the tape, so what would be the point). I bought a clear Nalgene bottle, only to be told that it wasn't "clear enough" because it had the Nalgene logo (smaller than a dime) and measurement lines printed on it. (I used it anyway because by that point it was clear that I wasn't going to be able to stand the place for much longer, and now it's my bedside water bottle for when I wake up in the middle of the night.)
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Post by: XamotCGC on January 13, 2022, 10:10:07 PM
I use JLab Bluetooth Headphones.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: ErmineNotyours on February 01, 2022, 06:56:43 AM
But you must buy one of an approved bone conducting headphones.

That's bullshit. Banning headphones entirely is understandable, but a business shouldn't be able to dictate to its employees the exact brand and type of headphones they buy with their personal money. What if I can only afford ZSYONGLAI?

I finally got it ironed out with an updated list that actually has models still for sale.  They want the workers to avoid the models with Bluetooth so we won't be fiddling with our phones, but there aren't any MP3-only wireless headphones left.  They used to ban headphones completely, but the employees managed to push to have a compromise option available.  It's better than nothing.  But the model I bought has a 4.5 to 5 hour play time on batteries, with an hour recharge time.  If I bring a portable charger and recharge during breaks I may be able to listen longer.  I'm really hoping to be able to listen to Mariners baseball games, so I hope I can still sneak use of Bluetooth.
Title: Re: What headphones do you use?
Post by: MoiraPrime on February 01, 2022, 01:35:56 PM
I have a few pairs.

My main pair I use at my computer are the Audio Technical ATH-M50x Blue Black Editions.
(https://i.imgur.com/1Cq1vkd.png)

I then have Jabra Elite 75T earbuds that I use for ease of access/commutes, and a pair of Anker Soundcore Q30 headphones that I use at work.
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Post by: Rothman on February 01, 2022, 01:43:51 PM
Have some sort of Steelseries headset for general use and a pair of Koss headphones for use with my keyboard.
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Post by: OCGuy81 on February 01, 2022, 01:44:50 PM
I’ve got some Raycon wireless buds I love
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Post by: skluth on February 01, 2022, 03:42:02 PM
Beats Studio Buds. They were on sale at Costco when my old headphones died. I use them when I exercise and doing yardwork.