What's your favourite headphones and why?

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Easylife wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:13 am Just ordered some Marathon 2's for £20 delivered so will see how they go?
How did they go? Well they went! :shock:
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They never arrived and I was refunded. :roll:
So still using my XP backphones which seem to be working okay again. :D
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Doug wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:21 pm Being a XP man for a lot of years I like the behind the neck lightweight headphones.

The stock Equinox headphones I hated and although I can set up the module with another set of headphones I was recommended "Linkwitz' which you can get through online resources, note they do come under various other names.

"LinkWitz Bluetooth Wireless Headphone , Marathon2 Sports Bluetooth 4.1 earphone" around the £25 mark.
I bought a pair of Marathon 2's as an alternative to my XP blue backphones but am not too impressed, they are what they are. They are not so good for listening to music if you like any base at all, but that is maybe to be expected from such small speakers, but they should be good for audiobooks and I really do like them for their small size and perfect fit. So it's just down to how they perform with the detector which was the main reason why I bought them as an alternative to my regular XP back phones plugged into the Nox WM-08 wireless unit. Well they worked and were usable but the unexpected delay was not what I was used to so after half an hour I switched back to my usual phones for a much snappier response. These Marathon 2's are V4.2 Bluetooth.
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I use the WS4 back phones, but have been finding they hurt my ears now that I change my glasses. I recently tried some in-ear bud type earphones plugged directly into the remote, and then tuck the remote into my coat's top pocket. The earphones are Bose 20/QC20 and the sound quality is second to none. They have volume control so the sound level can be set to pick up the tiniest squeak of a signal.
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shaggybfc wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:05 pm I use the WS4 back phones, but have been finding they hurt my ears now that I change my glasses. I recently tried some in-ear bud type earphones plugged directly into the remote, and then tuck the remote into my coat's top pocket. The earphones are Bose 20/QC20 and the sound quality is second to none. They have volume control so the sound level can be set to pick up the tiniest squeak of a signal.
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Easylife wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:15 pm I bought a pair of Marathon 2's as an alternative to my XP blue backphones but am not too impressed, they are what they are. They are not so good for listening to music if you like any base at all, but that is maybe to be expected from such small speakers, but they should be good for audiobooks and I really do like them for their small size and perfect fit. So it's just down to how they perform with the detector which was the main reason why I bought them as an alternative to my regular XP back phones plugged into the Nox WM-08 wireless unit. Well they worked and were usable but the unexpected delay was not what I was used to so after half an hour I switched back to my usual phones for a much snappier response. These Marathon 2's are V4.2 Bluetooth.
I had a quick look at the specs of the Marathon 2 on Amazon but can't see anything to say they are "low latency" hence the slight delay...You really need low latency to be specified if they are going to be used for detecting, gaming, or even watching TV...

The actual thing you are looking for is "aptX LL low latency" .....there are other versions of aptX used in Bluetooth systems, but those are not true low latency...
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I like me WS5s which keep me lugs nice and warm :thumbsup:
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I have used factory reconditioned August EP 650's with my Racer, and got along fine with them..The ones I have use aptX LL but not all versions do...The nice thing with these is that you can down load a free App from August which allows you to adjust the bass treble ect...

Initially I preferred the way they sounded to my Nox headphones, but now I guess my ears have adjusted, and I get along the with the Nox ones fine in most conditions.

My major gripe with both headsets is that I find they don't do particularly well in a noisy environment such when it's really windy, or if there is a busy road near by..

This is actually not a major issue for me, but I do struggle sometimes, so i might look at some alternatives for such occasions...
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