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These headphones are just unbelievable! I had Panasonic's before, and it doesn't compare. Now, I can even hear the singers breathe!

The bass is insane for headphones, and it gets frequencies that my 10" subwoofer can't reproduce. The headphones actually start vibrating if you crank them high enough.

I could not find any point where they would distort (and I'm glad because I would be deaf by now)

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I had these headphones (Sennheiser HD 555), and I totally loved them as well.  They are easily the best sounding headphones I have ever tried on. BUT they are "open" headphones, which means much of the sound they produce escapes them, making your music audible to anyone around you, making them "uncouth" for use in public areas, such as on a bus, or plane. They also allow outside sounds to be heard while they are on.   I bought them for the intension of recording music and as a portable headphone, but i had to return them since I could not realistically do the latter (unless I wanted to be hated wherever I went!!).  But for use at home, these are probably the best priced for the quality sound they produce and are extremely comfortable.
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I've read a lot on this headphones but I've never heared a first-hand experience. Great, thanks guy'. So they are worth £56? I could never bother to spend so much money on headphones....

This post was edited by GlitterPrincess on 11/07/2008 7:17 AM
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Depends what you're using now and how often you will find yourself using headphones at home. The HD555 are good all-around headphones, but should be used in quiet environments only, probably best stationary as well.

This post was edited by Yale on 11/06/2008 7:30 PM
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I use the ear phones that came with my Sony mp3 player and I found them on amazon for £3 (means they are crap). I just use ear/ head phones in the office and therefore a quiet surounding. But I broke my ear phones yesterday (and is it possible that you can get a small electric shock through ear phones that are just connected to you mp3 player???) and need new ones now. Still can't bother to spend so much money. My limit is about £20 (30$)...

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 $30 is limiting - especially in the UK where things tend to cost a lot. Most people on head-fi would suggest the KSC75 (which are probably within that price range, but maybe not in the UK? even available?), the PX100 if you can stretch it a bit or the Alessandro MS1 - which is $99 American shipped free to anywhere in the world. This is really similar to the Grado SR80 which I have, but it would cost probably $150 or more in the UK. If you're really interested in getting the best bang for your buck, I suggest browsing head-fi.

This post was edited by Yale on 11/07/2008 11:16 AM
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Thanks for your help!

I found the Koss KSC75 for £9 at amazon. A bargain! I will give them a try though. 150$ are a bit too much for me but I am sure they are good. 

And: I don't think stuff in the UK is much more expensive than in the US :)

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