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Old 09-21-2011, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

I'm looking to buy a pair of on-ear headphones for use while boarding... I currently use the pair that came with my iPhone and they fall out all the time.

Ideally I'd like to have built-in iPhone controls w/ microphone, so I can call/receive calls and pause/skip tracks without having to get my phone out on the mountain.

Budget wise, I'd like to keep it relatively cheap, but I don't mind spending more if the increase in quality is worth it.

I did do a search, but I couldn't find any recent threads regarding headphones.

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Old 09-21-2011, 08:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why would you ever want to be reachable while you're actually snowboarding
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It's typically for when I go boarding with my family. They ski, while I board, and I tend to go pow hunting while they stick to pistes. If they need to get in contact with me for whatever reason (place to meet for lunch, they're going back to the apartment, etc) then it's good to know.
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Then get gel earbuds?
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Yea, get in-ear gel/rubber ones (the exterior liner of the speaker stays in your ear). The problem with over-ear headphones is 1. You can't use them with a helmet, and 2. they're funky if your wearing a beanie.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I hate to admit it but I've had better luck with my cheapy skullcandys, then I've had with my pricy Nixon earbuds.

They sound very similar but the Nixon ones got a short in the line
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Thanks guys. I'm not a big fan of in-ear headphones (they always hurt after a while, despite trying the different sizes that come with them) which was why I was looking for on-ear headphones, but I'll have a look around and see what I can find.

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Old 09-21-2011, 10:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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im a big fan of these, they fit snug in your ear without actually being in your ear canal

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Old 09-21-2011, 12:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Grab some Skull Candy Icon or Icon2's.

I also recommend not answering your phone while shredding.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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came in to recommend icon 2's, very popula around here.
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