What's your favorite earphone/headphone (links appreciated)?
For earbuds definitely the Anker Soundbuds Slim, whatever the newest version is. And I got the Sony WH-1000mk3, it's pretty nice. The soundbuds sound great, fit great and are cheap enough to lose. If I could only own one ever I'd pick the soundbuds but they are really nice together as a duo.
For me important is a sound quality, comfort, isolation. I don't really care in bluetooth and noise canceling.
I tried these:
- V-Moda Crossfade M100 Over-Ear
- Sennheiser HD8
- Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Apple
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
- Sennheiser HD 25
- Sennheiser HD 600
- Sennheiser HD 650
- Sennheiser IE80
- Sennheiser IE 800S
- Bose QC 35 II (I used them for 6 month but sold because sound quality is sucks)
- Sony Sony 1000XM2 Wireless
- Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
- AIAIAI TMA-2
- Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
And the winner is Sennheiser HD 25 Light with velour pads (I bought extra).
Sound quality: 8/10
Price: $130 + $20 for pads
Disadvantage is they have 3m cable which is too long.
For quite places I'm using AirPods.
Wow that's quite a list. I'll check them out :)
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 Ohms when working and traveling on the laptop.
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 250 Ohms when working on my stationary setup in Berlin (Mac mini).
- EarPods (the ones with cable) when traveling - to save battery (though I have the AirPods with me as a backup).
The Beyerdynamic ones have gentle isolation - not too strong. They're also great for voiceover recordings, and I've seen in them in many of the almost 100 hundred recording studios I've visited throughout Europe, UK, and the US. I don't know if it's fair to say that they are "industry standard" (whatever that also means) but they have a decent share in the market, imho.
I use headphones mainly for noise cancellation so therefore my vote goes to Bose QC 35 II. Additionally, I use it as ear cover if co-working AC gets too cold.
AirPods are my daily wear. When I travel or just want a good listening experience, I tend to fall back on an 8-year-old pair of Shure which are in-ear monitors (very little bass but music sounds as it was recorded and meant to be heard). I'm sure anything in their SE2xx, SE3xx, or SE4xx series would be great. I have never tried their wireless products though so ymmv.