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Headphones for Airplanes?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by JamesU2005, 15 Jul 2006.

  1. JamesU2005

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    I need some Headphones for an upcoming holiday and want some to wear on the plane.

    It will be used to listen to music via the ipod and movies on the PSP. The sound on the PSP is extremely low with normal headphones on at Home let alone on a plane so maybe one with a volume control booster?

    I don't want to spend an arm or a leg but just recommend me some and I will have a look around.

    Thanks
     
  2. Dr.EM

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    If volume is your main issue, you might consider a portable headphone amplifier. Using it is going to help extend the PSP battery life too. Another option is active noise cancelling headphones, but these are usually very expensive, so the headphone amplifier option seems most useable.
     
  3. jhmaeng

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    Consider some kind of ear-sealing earphones (such as the Sennheiser CX300 or Creative EP630) if you don't want to spend too much money and want to listen to decent music on the flight. Expect to pay about £20-25 for either.

    Other solutions such as active noise cancelling might be better for some people's needs, but they also much more expensive.
     
  4. benjo plz.

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    They're the same phones ;). The Sharp MD-33s are nicer imo (and theyre also the same ;)).

    As for amplifiers, CMoy for the win :).
     
  5. fish99

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    Supposedly different drivers.
     
  6. JamesU2005

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    I'm not a big fan of "in-ear headphones" and prefer the cup like headphones.

    Any recommendations on that front?

    Thanks again.
     
  7. benjo plz.

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    As far as I know they're the same drivers.
     
  8. james.miller

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    they are different drivers. its the sharp md-33 and creative ep-630's that are identical:)
     
  9. benjo plz.

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    Meh.
     
  10. james.miller

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    look for other posts on headfi, they say otherwise and that post doesnt confirm anything. its all speculation. its not something im going to argue over:)
     
    Last edited: 16 Jul 2006
  11. Dr.EM

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    If you prefer cup type phones then using an amplifier is sensible as they are more difficult to drive and will need more power to produce the same output level. They are much better though and even cheap ones sound respectable and are confortable. By the sound of it, you already have a set and just need more volume? Look for a product called "Boostaroo", I don't know what the sound quality is like but it is probably quite decent :)