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I'm in need of some good quality, small preferably foldable headphones which should come with some kind of case. My budget is <£300. They need to work with my mobile phone (iphone; up/down volume and mic) 

 

a friend of mine recommended beats mixr but I'm not sure they come with the phone controls (his don't have them)

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RE: headphones needed (full size)

B&W P5's would be a better choice.

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thanks, I've seen the p3s have a better review on here and they are foldable too - what do you think about those? Also, how's the "grip" on these headphones? I don't want them falling off easily as I'd probably use the for jogging 

 

the grip is mentioned against the p3s 

 

http://www.whathifi.com/review/bw-p3

 

edit: btw - wouldn't these be better?  http://www.whathifi.com/review/bose-quietcomfort-15 they got 5 stars too - just not too sure about the having to keep changing the batteries 

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RE: headphones needed (full size)

Don't go too much by the reviews on WHF as they have some strange conclusions, best if you listen to them for yourself.

I haven't heard the P3's so can't comment but I thought the Bose QC15 were poor for the money. They might be better when you are out and about though with the noise canceling, although I haven't tried them in this situation, can't say I went for a jog with any of them on either.................

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RE: headphones needed (full size)

The B&W headphones will not stay on for jogging. And besides that, I would not recommend a high quality headphone for jogging for a number of reasons, sweat buildup being just one.

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thanks, in that case will they fall off if I have to run for the bus? I don't want to hold my head like a mad man/be scared they'll fall off 

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RE: headphones needed (full size)

When making a dash for the bus etc., simply pull the headphone down around your neck with one hand. 

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dalethorn wrote:

When making a dash for the bus etc., simply pull the headphone down around your neck with one hand. 

Haha I couldn't even muster the energy to type that Blum 3
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quadpatch wrote:
Haha I couldn't even muster the energy to type that Blum 3

Funny though, with many of those "portable" headphones you cannot do that. They just don't fit under the chin.

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