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I'm fed up losing my earphones and would consider a set of headphones if it was acceptable for me to do so when approaching 40! I only use them for the journey to work so I'm usually wearing a suit. I don't want to look like a massive fanny having a mid-life crisis sitting with a set of majassive ones on.

 

Any recommendations or am I indeed stuck with the prospect of locating then untangling one of the many pairs tied in a knot is a random pocket somewhere forever now I've reached the giddy heights of middle age?

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I'm fed up losing my earphones and would consider a set of headphones if it was acceptable for me to do so when approaching 40! I only use them for the journey to work so I'm usually wearing a suit. I don't want to look like a massive fanny having a mid-life crisis sitting with a set of majassive ones on.

 

Any recommendations or am I indeed stuck with the prospect of locating then untangling one of the many pairs tied in a knot is a random pocket somewhere forever now I've reached the giddy heights of middle age?

 

The idea about getting older is to find that point of liberation where you no longer concern yourself with trivialities of whether you look like a t*** and can consider the real benefits of doing stuff.

 

Get the headphones

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Hey OM, if by "utter t***" you mean ruggedly handsome chap, then you are absolutely spot on.

 

Right, now we've established that I should give a rat's ass what I look like, do you have any suggestions? Just so we're clear SR, I haven't actually looked yet, just got fed up this morning when I couldn't find them and thought I'd ask the oracle for a pointer.

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If you're going to be on the move then the B&W P5's seem to do alright in reviews. Reasonable isolation and comfort. Sennheisser also make a range of headphones that work as mobiles the 280's and 380's though not brilliant do a good job of staying on the head.

 

I'd think of the Sennheiser HD 25-i's though preferred by a lot of dj's cos they stay on the head and sound good.

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Sounds like Gradio SR80s might be up your street, not too bulky, amazing quality and relatively affordable http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grado-SR-80i-SR80i-Headphones/dp/B000G3LCQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352843220&sr=8-1

 

People rave about these too, wouldn't be my style but they're dirt cheap and apparently really good. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Koss-Porta-Pro-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B00001P4ZH/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1352843220&sr=8-3

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My wife literally lives with her Zune and earphones all day.

 

She has some flat wire, no tangle, ear phones with a cord tie to keep the cable from getting tangled up.

 

Something like these http://www.amazon.com/iLuv-IEP314BLK-Ergonomic-Flat-wire-Earphones/dp/B003E0TSFQ

 

They seem to work well for her.

 

I use a set of Motorola bluetooth behind the ear hear phones to avoid the cable completely. http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-S9-HD-Bluetooth-MOTOACTIV-Packaging/dp/B001LXR0BW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1352853539&sr=1-1&keywords=motorokr+s9-hd

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