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#1 niekgolf4

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Hi,

I am planning on buying beats by dr. dre headphones. I am stuck between the two headphones. Beats by dre wireless or beats by dre pro (NOT WIRELESS, bigger). These are both HEADPHONES NOT EARPHONES. Does any of you know which one will stay on my head when hitting a full swing. I know that most headphones stay on your head while chipping or putting but i am planning on spendind lots of time on the range.

I am only getting beats by dr. dre headphones because i will also use them when i bike to school or when i travel. I hate earphones because they hurt the inside of my ear when i have them on for too long.

Thanks in advance! :-)


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

I apologise in advance for not answering your original question...

I know you've said you don't like the in ear type, but have you tried the ear canal ones; they are very small and go rigt in your ear. If you're looking for a premium brand, Sennheiser make a number of different models.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

I want to understand this correctly: you want to try and swing a golf club with headphones, not earphones? I have no advice for you other than good luck....not sure why you would ever want to do that.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

View PostChilidog, on 21 November 2012 - 02:40 PM, said:

I want to understand this correctly: you want to try and swing a golf club with headphones, not earphones? I have no advice for you other than good luck....not sure why you would ever want to do that.
This is why im asking. I also mentioned above that i will be using them when i travel and when i bike to school. Also, i dont know if you read my entire post, i said that earphones hurt the inside of my ear when i have them on for too long.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

View PostSketchyBFC, on 21 November 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

I apologise in advance for not answering your original question...

I know you've said you don't like the in ear type, but have you tried the ear canal ones; they are very small and go rigt in your ear. If you're looking for a premium brand, Sennheiser make a number of different models.
Thanks for the reply. I will be looking at those and see how they feel :-)


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

Use your headphones when putting and chipping and get some earphones for the range. Shouldn't hurt your ears just being out there that long.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

headphones while riding a bike is an even worse idea...

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

Funny, my first thought was, "How are you supposed to wear Beats headphones and have them fit over your bike helmet?". My second thought was, "Over-the-ear headphones are an awful choice for biking because they block out too much ambient/traffic noise - very dangerous."

But back to golf. Personally, I wouldn't want either of those models. I would go with something like the Bose Sport (or any other brand) in-ear model. The ones that fit in your ear, and feature a secondary way of holding them in when active. On the range, I would want the headphones to pretty much disappear so I don't notice them at all.

The Beats style headphones definitely have their place for listening to music, but on the range, they just seem like they would be heavy and uncomfortable. Plus every time you bend down to tee up a ball, they'll be sliding around.

I know they're cool and fashionable, but giant DJ headphones are not a great choice for golf.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

You can get better for less. The only people you see wear beats are the ones that got them for free or believed the marketing. Have you got an RBZ driver by any chance? ;)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

Yeah, definitely would get something from sennheiser or bose (bose gone a bit down hill recently) before the beats, they are really basey and actually don't have great sound.
In terms of the original question, I've seen people at my range wearing them and hitting balls, have to imagine it would be distracting trying to keep it on.
I use in ear earphones, they stay in, have great sound if you buy quality ones, and block out sound so you don't need them too loud, so your ears aren't bleeding by the end of the day.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

I quite like earphones for practicing. It stops people trying to talk to me :)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

You have to go wireless or expect to find them tangled in your club or a few yards down the range.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

Beats earphones actually come with a few different ear pieces that should actually cut down on your ear soreness.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

I've heard yurbuds are good, but have no experience with them.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

I wear my David Clark's that came with my Piper Cub ! ..They rock!


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

Beats by Dre PowerBeats and you will thank me later.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

View Postavgjoe, on 21 November 2012 - 03:50 PM, said:

headphones while riding a bike is an even worse idea...

My sentiment exactly!!!  Riding a bicycle on public streets, where people drive cars/trucks, while you listen to music through your earphones/headphones is extremely dangerous. Bad idea...

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

About a year ago I saw a guy practising on DR with a Dr. Dre Studio on his head. Almost every ball he had hit, he needs to re-locate his earphone on his head.

His head movement during his swing was quite great, so I asked him if I can give it a try.
The first few balls was very annoying, because I was focussing the head phone and didn´t hit any balls.

After a few balls I´m little bit used to that something big is on my head.

The dr. Dre studio is quite comfortable on my head, but even with my small head movements, the strap (or band, not sure how you call that) still trying to slip off my head during the end of the swing. So my opinion was I´ll keep to my in ear buds (Bose IE2).

If you really want to have a over-head dr. Dre, then go for the studio or the Pro. The wireless is based on the Solo and that one is not very good from the most reviews.
But IMO, Bose and Sennheiser are technically far better then dr. Dre for almost the same price.

A other thing is I´m not sure how peoples walks around on the golfcourse in Sweden, but he was the only and the last one I saw walking around with a big head phone on his head. The first thing I thought was: what a show off!!

Good luck with your choice!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:43 AM

Thank you everyone for answering! I will reply to some of your thoughts through this one post. The law here is Sweden, where I live, you dont have to wear a helmet when you are over the age of 16. I am 17 :) Also, when i ride my bike to school, there is a bike way that goes all the way to my school from where i live so i dont have to worry about the traffic. I know its kind of stupid to wear headphones while hitting a full shot but the main reason I want to get beats by dre is because i will be having them when i travel.  I also dont have them too loud when im biking, i am aware of what can happen.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

For those here in the US, Groupon for the Piedmont Triad region has bluetooth wireless headphones today for $25.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

They also have fleece ear warmers with headphones for $15.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:22 AM

View Postniekgolf4, on 22 November 2012 - 06:43 AM, said:

Also, when i ride my bike to school, there is a bike way that goes all the way to my school from where i live so i dont have to worry about the traffic.
Oh man. I can see it now. I got beat up on the secluded bike path from school bully's for my headphones.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

bose ie2

In ear but don't rest in the canal.  They fit in the folds of your ear itself to hold them in.  I run in them all the time.  They are comfy and stay put.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

Earphonesolutions.com

http://www.earphones...eeaforyoli.html

Ear buds....you want the ability to change the wires out as they will eventually short out

Ultimate ears...triple fi's have done me well.   Can be had pretty cheap on amazon now

I'd look the westones or shures on the website above

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:18 AM

View Postniekgolf4, on 22 November 2012 - 06:43 AM, said:

Thank you everyone for answering! I will reply to some of your thoughts through this one post. The law here is Sweden, where I live, you dont have to wear a helmet when you are over the age of 16. I am 17 :) Also, when i ride my bike to school, there is a bike way that goes all the way to my school from where i live so i dont have to worry about the traffic. I know its kind of stupid to wear headphones while hitting a full shot but the main reason I want to get beats by dre is because i will be having them when i travel.  I also dont have them too loud when im biking, i am aware of what can happen.
If I read that correctly, you are saying that you don't wear a helmet either? It is your life, but seems silly to not.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:17 AM

I hit balls in my bose heaphones all the time and have no trouble at all with movement. I too found the in ear model painful. I dont know about the quality but I think wireless is always a good option.

Good luck with the practice.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

headphones for full swings isn't a good idea. I use Beats Powerbeats (in-ear) on the range and they work great- not wireless but I tuck the cord down the back of my shirt.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

Nothing can beat musician in ear monitors.  Mine are Shure brand.

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You can get better for less. The only people you see wear beats are the ones that got them for free or believed the marketing. Have you got an RBZ driver by any chance? ;)


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

Headphones on the range seems like it would be horribly awkward and uncomfortable.  They are not designed for staying on while working out or being active, no matter what kind you buy, so get whatever you want... they will all be the same.

If you want to give an in-ear set a chance, look into the Beats "Power Beats."  Great sound quality, and loop over you ear so they stay secure.

When it comes to listening to music while cycling to school, that's a terrible idea and can be quite dangerous.  Also look into your local laws before doing this, because it's illegal in many places.

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