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Old 11-01-19, 03:48 PM
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im using kingston hyperx ones and love them

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Old 11-01-19, 03:51 PM
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How is the noice cancellation on the kingstons? What's the battery life like?
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So.. been around shops today testing them all out and I have to say the mid ground is pretty rough where comfort and noise cancellation quality is concerned. After much deliberation I have purchased the Sony WH-1000X M3s lol. The ANC is just second to none. They aren't completely flat, they lean on the bassier side, slightly, but that suits my preference. I actually stumbled across a Sony shop amd managed to get them for £300 which is £30 cheaper than anywhere I've seen online so that sealed the deal.
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Old 12-01-19, 04:16 PM
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Well worth it imo.

Headphones are like computers and it's always worth investing in the best you can afford.
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Last year i've had 3 seperate ear infections because of my in ear headphones, infection for a week, then month later again, and then again, since then i threw them away and been free of ear infections. Keeping headphones clean is important, but in ears are 10x more likely to cause infections as the surface of them can touch a lot of things that can be contaminated.
im 99% sure then, its because you leave them lying around, don't clean them as often as they should be cleaned and don't store them in their container.

I have used IEM ever since Shure released their 215SE, and not had a single infection. But probably because I am a little OCD on cleaning the ear pieces and storing them in their hard case when not in use.

I could just imagine, all the germs and nasty stuff you pick up if you leave them exposed on a desk... yuck.

Anyways. Going back to the Bose. I thoroughly recommend them for office use. But at the same time, some colleagues purchased their own Sony WH1000X. I don't think you could go wrong with either.
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Old 14-01-19, 08:21 AM
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Do you recommend?

Wouldnt have bought them otherwise. Just keep in mind Bose is all about quality and not ear bleeding volume or bass
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Old 14-01-19, 09:34 AM
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Wouldnt have bought them otherwise. Just keep in mind Bose is all about quality and not ear bleeding volume or bass
I tried them, but they don't have ANC so was pointless for me. The QCIIs didn't have as good ANC as the Sony XM3s. I know what Bose is about, but like I said, sound quality wasn't the primary feature here, but still the Sonys are almost completely on par with the Bose.
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Old 14-01-19, 09:51 AM
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I tried them, but they don't have ANC so was pointless for me. The QCIIs didn't have as good ANC as the Sony XM3s. I know what Bose is about, but like I said, sound quality wasn't the primary feature here, but still the Sonys are almost completely on par with the Bose.
You couldn't go wrong with either tbh. Congrats on your new purchase
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Old 14-01-19, 10:04 AM
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im 99% sure then, its because you leave them lying around, don't clean them as often as they should be cleaned and don't store them in their container.

I have used IEM ever since Shure released their 215SE, and not had a single infection. But probably because I am a little OCD on cleaning the ear pieces and storing them in their hard case when not in use.

I could just imagine, all the germs and nasty stuff you pick up if you leave them exposed on a desk... yuck.

Anyways. Going back to the Bose. I thoroughly recommend them for office use. But at the same time, some colleagues purchased their own Sony WH1000X. I don't think you could go wrong with either.
According to my doctor.

Ears are an open orifice. This means they are prone to bacteria. Closing off those holes allow bacteria to breed faster.

The upshot? clean your ears daily. That's about all you can do really.


Have removed link, thought it was an article. Shall look for more info.

https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/heal...teria-13066253

In ears are even worse it seems, glad I don't use them.
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Old 14-01-19, 10:11 AM
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I've never had an infection and I'm not sure if it's just luck or because of this, but cleaning your ears is generally considered a bad thing to do for avoiding infections, earbuds as in q-tips as in sticks with little cotton buds on each end are a big causer of ear infections, and ear wax is the main thing stopping you from getting an infection(It's anti-bacterial, and should constantly flow outwards from your ear, moving all the muck & alien dirt out from your canal to the external parts of your ear), so people might think it's dirty, but honestly you shouldn't be cleaning that stuff out, not cleaning your ears/with buds is a one-two punch for avoiding infections. The external part of your ear is fine though, you can even use a baby wipe for that, just don't go sticking stuff in there and cramming the wax with all the infectious stuff further down your canal.
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