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MPwannadecentincome
8th July 2009, 12:18
My headset has packed in - microphone is bust.

So I'm looking for a decent but not too expensive replacement.

Google shopping search returns 8000+ items.

Can anyone recommend a good headset with the following features please?


Good for Skype calls
Noise Cancelling feature for use on airplanes
Can be plugged into portable DVD players etc - ie normal jacks not USB
Good for listening to music on PC or CD
in-line volume adjustment and mute (optional)


TIA

chef
8th July 2009, 12:21
I refer the honoured gentleman to

http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/best-headphones-top-10.html

Moscow Mule
8th July 2009, 12:57
I refer the honoured gentleman to

http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/best-headphones-top-10.html

I have these;


Shure SE110

A great first step into real in-ear monitors (IEMs) is the excellent Shure SE110 sound isolating earphone. This entry level Shure earphone (RRP £69.99) has been in production for some years now and has acquired quite a collection of awards and good reviews along the way, and for good reason.

The Shure SE110 comes supplied with Shure black olive foam ear tips, as well as three sizes of silicone tip, which ensures nearly everyone is able to get good fit and therefore correct seal in the ear. A proper seal is vitally important with IEMs as without it the sound is very thin and tinny, due to low frequency (bass) leakage. The SE110's build quality is very high with sturdy cables that are built to last.

If you're upgrading from the standard iPod earbuds, the Shure SE110 should put a big smile on your face. Highly recommended.

They are the puppy's nuts. You can get a mic extension cord too, so you can use them for skype/phone.

MPwannadecentincome
8th July 2009, 13:01
I refer the honoured gentleman to

http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/best-headphones-top-10.html

Many thanks kind sir, I will take a look!

snaw
8th July 2009, 13:05
Just bought these - got a discount code for them as well. Very impressed with them (Great bass), come with all kind of extra bits:

http://www.jaysearphones.co.uk/s-jays-earphones-12-c.asp

Discount : AVFSJAYPB (£17 off so down to £41)

People on avforums like em too.

MPwannadecentincome
8th July 2009, 13:10
Just bought these - got a discount code for them as well. Very impressed with them (Great bass), come with all kind of extra bits:

http://www.jaysearphones.co.uk/s-jays-earphones-12-c.asp

Discount : AVFSJAYPB (£17 off so down to £41)

People on avforums like em too.

thanks but I am specifically looking for noise cancellation - I spend a lot of time on aeroplanes or at airports :frown

snaw
8th July 2009, 13:15
thanks but I am specifically looking for noise cancellation - I spend a lot of time on aeroplanes or at airports :frown

Fair enough, not tested them to give an opinion in a plane/airport or whatever.

But I used to have the shures (In ear, like these ones) and with them it was the same deal on a plane - hear nada. And when I've got these in, on the tube (Which is prettyfcuking noisy) I can't hear anything but the music, so I think they could do the job you're after.

MPwannadecentincome
8th July 2009, 13:35
Fair enough, not tested them to give an opinion in a plane/airport or whatever.

But I used to have the shures (In ear, like these ones) and with them it was the same deal on a plane - hear nada. And when I've got these in, on the tube (Which is prettyfcuking noisy) I can't hear anything but the music, so I think they could do the job you're after.

hmm something to consider, I would prefer something with a built-in microphone though, or am I better getting separate?

snaw
8th July 2009, 13:43
hmm something to consider, I would prefer something with a built-in microphone though, or am I better getting separate?

Can't answer that one - I have a platronics headset I use for Skype at home.

I'm sure you can get better for more money, or get the over ear kind (Had them too, loved them but bulky to carry around). These ones are great value I think, and the bass is phenomenal (I like bass-y type music normally).