1. EnthalpiousKitten's Avatar
    So here's the deal. I need a pair of headphones that sounds good and takes both a removable 3.5mm cable (I always add my own long one) and Bluetooth. I've owned two pairs of Vankyo headphones (C750 and C751) and they didn't last more than several months each, and a teardown shows that they are built like garbage under the hood. I've lookes and there are decent headphones from big brands, but they either use Bluetooth only or a non-removable 3.5mm cable. I use Bluetooth with my S10 Lite due to a lack of headphone jack and I hate having cables going from my pocket, and I use a cable when connecting headphones to my computer cause Bluetooth's own latency combined with lousy drivers on Windows 10 causes all manner of shenanigans. I also tend to wear out or accidentally damage headphone cables every now and then so it has to be replaceable with a standard aux cable. Does anyone have recommendations? I l need something that will last me a few years of heavy/rough usage and is structurally sound even when stretched wide regularly in order to be put on my huge head. My budget is $120. The last requirement is active noise canceling.

    Also preferably something I can get through means other than Amazon (such as Walmart's siteor another ecommerce site) cause Amazon (and even Newegg too) in particular has issues shipping stuff with Li-ion batteries to my address for no good reason.
    10-22-2021 11:35 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Check out DankPods on YouTube -- he's a really entertaining audiophile who is obsessed with headphones, and often gives good recommendations for affordable (and also not so affordable) headphones and earbuds. https://www.youtube.com/c/DankPods
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    10-22-2021 11:55 PM
  3. EnthalpiousKitten's Avatar
    Check out DankPods on YouTube -- he's a really entertaining audiophile who is obsessed with headphones, and often gives good recommendations for affordable (and also not so affordable) headphones and earbuds. https://www.youtube.com/c/DankPods
    Will check him out. I didn't know he does that too, I thought he just did those crazy iPod kludge videos.
    10-23-2021 12:57 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh yeah, he's a big classic iPod aficionado as well. But probably at least half his videos are about headphones, both super high-end and budget. His musical background is being a professional jazz drummer.
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    10-23-2021 01:59 AM
  5. gomezz's Avatar
    Instead of having Bluetooth built into whichever headphones you go for have you thought of using a separate small Bluetooth receiver of the the type that can clip to your belt or top or whatever? Just plug the other end of the headphone cable into the receiver and what I do is thread the cable under my outer layer of clothing to keep it out of the way.

    I actually use a Trond receiver which does not come with a clip but fits into a Zip lighter pouch - a fabric one into which I have punch a hole on the front to allow the control button to be found and used by touch.
    10-23-2021 05:50 AM
  6. EnthalpiousKitten's Avatar
    Instead of having Bluetooth built into whichever headphones you go for have you thought of using a separate small Bluetooth receiver of the the type that can clip to your belt or top or whatever? Just plug the other end of the headphone cable into the receiver and what I do is thread the cable under my outer layer of clothing to keep it out of the way.

    I actually use a Trond receiver which does not come with a clip but fits into a Zip lighter pouch - a fabric one into which I have punch a hole on the front to allow the control button to be found and used by touch.
    That while technically feasible would be inconvenient and kinda defeats the purpose.
    10-23-2021 02:18 PM
  7. gomezz's Avatar
    In which case I misunderstood the purpose.
    10-23-2021 03:40 PM

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