• Headphone Buying Guide V3 - Come here, do not make additional threads
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[QUOTE=Chubbs;34556523]No headset it ever worth the money. At least no "gaming" ones are.[/QUOTE] well could you point me in the direction of a decent pair of headphones and desktop mic then?
[QUOTE=Trunk Monkay;34560614]well could you point me in the direction of a decent pair of headphones and desktop mic then?[/QUOTE] The original post, maybe? Shit.
[QUOTE=Trunk Monkay;34560614]well could you point me in the direction of a decent pair of headphones and desktop mic then?[/QUOTE] Budget? Tastes?
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34562860]Budget? Tastes?[/QUOTE] Budget: about a 100$, can go slightly over. eBay: none Country: US Isolation: Closed ear Purpose: 50% music, 50% gaming, when I'm not gaming I'm listening to music. Music Tastes: Death metal, Metal, Progressive(Rush). Previous Experiences: I've had a pair of Astro A40's, I've been using them for the past 4 1/2 years now, and they're just warn out. I've sent them in for a repair/tuneup Comments: I'd like a pair to replace them. I'd prefer a headset with a mic on it so I can use it with my xbox as well.
Budget: Under $150 (Allow about $25 for shipping) eBay: Preferred Country: Canada Isolation: Closed, though an open pair wouldn't be the end of the world Purpose: Gaming, Music, TV Shows, Music Music Tastes: Electronic and rock Previous Experiences: Sennheiser PX100 (Decent, though the plastic snapped after a year and a half), Koss KSC75 (I'm fairly happy with them, though I'm not a huge fan of the clip-on style), Meelectronics SP51P (Great earbuds, plenty of bass and they feel very durable) Comments: I don't want to buy an amp, they need to be comfortable (i.e. nothing that will clamp my head) and they need to be fairly durable.
Just bought the Sony MDR-V6s, waiting for them to arrive. Pretty much every review I've read says they're great. [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415BVED4YNL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img] [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] If I get a desktop microphone, should it be USB or a 3.5mm jack.
Budget: $25-35 eBay: nope Country: Argentina Isolation: Closed air, circumaural Purpose: Gaming and music Music Tastes: Pretty much everything Previous Experiences: shitty $10 dollar headsets Comments: I'm no audiophile, but I'd like something that didn't get uncomfortable after an hour, and didn't break after a month. It would also be good if it was a headset, or if you could recommend a clip-on mic for $10 or so. Can't use a desktop one, there's too much shit on my desktop and I move my head around too much. Also, HEADPHONES. People on steam keep suggesting in-ear and ear-clip crap for my budget.
[QUOTE=Trunk Monkay;34563586]Budget: about a 100$, can go slightly over. eBay: none Country: US Isolation: Closed ear Purpose: 50% music, 50% gaming, when I'm not gaming I'm listening to music. Music Tastes: Death metal, Metal, Progressive(Rush). Previous Experiences: I've had a pair of Astro A40's, I've been using them for the past 4 1/2 years now, and they're just warn out. I've sent them in for a repair/tuneup Comments: I'd like a pair to replace them. I'd prefer a headset with a mic on it so I can use it with my xbox as well.[/QUOTE] I think that you could go for a pair of [url=http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B004MMEI8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328529382&sr=8-1]HTF600's[/url] and either a [url=http://www.amazon.com/AntLion-ModMic-Attachable-Boom-Microphone/dp/B005IT9P3G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328529462&sr=8-1]Modmic[/url] or the [url=http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328529484&sr=8-1]Zalman clip-on thing[/url]. [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=latin_geek;34571363]Budget: $25-35 eBay: nope Country: Argentina Isolation: Closed air, circumaural Purpose: Gaming and music Music Tastes: Pretty much everything Previous Experiences: shitty $10 dollar headsets Comments: I'm no audiophile, but I'd like something that didn't get uncomfortable after an hour, and didn't break after a month. It would also be good if it was a headset, or if you could recommend a clip-on mic for $10 or so. Can't use a desktop one, there's too much shit on my desktop and I move my head around too much. Also, HEADPHONES. People on steam keep suggesting in-ear and ear-clip crap for my budget.[/QUOTE] You could probably squeeze a pair of [url=http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD201-Lightweight-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B0007XJSQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328529427&sr=8-1]HD201's[/url] and a [url=http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328529484&sr=8-1]Zalman clip-on[/url] in your budget.
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34571373]I think that you could go for a pair of HTF600's and either a Modmic or the Zalman clip-on thing. [editline]6th February 2012[/editline] You could probably squeeze a pair of HD201's and a Zalman clip-on in your budget.[/QUOTE] Ooooh, Sennheiser. Tried a pair of those once. Amazing sound. They're $50 in my country, though. I should look around for an US or UK store that can sell them for less than that with shipping included.
[QUOTE=latin_geek;34571419]Ooooh, Sennheiser. Tried a pair of those once. Amazing sound. They're $50 in my country, though. I should look around for an US or UK store that can sell them for less than that with shipping included.[/QUOTE] I put a link to them in my post, see if you can get them shipped to your country cheaply.
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34571431]I put a link to them in my post, see if you can get them shipped to your country cheaply.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE][B]Important Message[/B] Sennheiser HD201 Lightweight Over-Ear Binaural Headphones cannot be shipped to the selected address.[/QUOTE] Oh well. I'll look around. Thanks for the model!
Im looking for a cheap headphone to use for gaming and skype. Budget: around €25 eBay: / Country: I live in the Netherlands Isolation: Don't really care Purpose: Gaming and Skype Music Tastes: / Previous Experiences: / Comments: / I was already thinking to buy the Sennheiser HD 202 II
[QUOTE=Zombiespeed;34572337]Im looking for a cheap headphone to use for gaming and skype. Budget: around €25 eBay: / Country: I live in the Netherlands Isolation: Don't really care Purpose: Gaming and Skype Music Tastes: / Previous Experiences: / Comments: / I was already thinking to buy the Sennheiser HD 202 II[/QUOTE] Get a pair of HD201's. The 202's are apparently not worth the extra.
Going to try my hand at modding some T50RPs, can't wait to have $600 sounding headphones for $150, if all goes well.
[QUOTE=Samuka97;34546793]Uh, is there any specific reason why I can't find [i]any[/i] of these headphones for sale here in Brazil, except for the Koss PortaPro? The only other one I found was the Koss KSC75, but for 60 bucks.[/QUOTE]If I recall, Brazil has pretty ridiculous taxes on certain electronics, making normal imports sort of hard to make profitable.
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34572773]Get a pair of HD201's. The 202's are apparently not worth the extra.[/QUOTE] I also saw the Pioneer SE-M290. Is this a good headphone for the money or should i chose a sennheiser? Btw, also found the Philips SHP2000, much people say that one has morefull bass (What i like) and it is 10 euro's cheaper than the sennheiser. I also had the sennheiser on my head one time in a shop, and with the tip of my ear i can feel the inside of the earshell. Think im gonna buy the Philips SHP2000, had a philips on ear with great bass, but the cable broke. Btw, is there any difference in the SHP2500 and SHP2000? Pff, another edit : Did research on the interwebs and people say the SHP2500 has a volume rocker, longer cable and much better bass. Looks like im going for the SHP2500 :D
[QUOTE=Zombiespeed;34574084]I also saw the Pioneer SE-M290. Is this a good headphone for the money or should i chose a sennheiser? Btw, also found the Philips SHP2000, much people say that one has morefull bass (What i like) and it is 10 euro's cheaper than the sennheiser. I also had the sennheiser on my head one time in a shop, and with the tip of my ear i can feel the inside of the earshell. Think im gonna buy the Philips SHP2000, had a philips on ear with great bass, but the cable broke. Btw, is there any difference in the SHP2500 and SHP2000? Pff, another edit : Did research on the interwebs and people say the SHP2500 has a volume rocker, longer cable and much better bass. Looks like im going for the SHP2500 :D[/QUOTE] Why not just get some HTF600's then?
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34574698]Why not just get some HTF600's then?[/QUOTE] They cost 45 euro in my country lol
[QUOTE=Allstone;34573439]If I recall, Brazil has pretty ridiculous taxes on certain electronics, making normal imports sort of hard to make profitable.[/QUOTE] I have it worse here, VAT is 21% stacked on top of shipping, makes most electronics TWICE as expensive compared with buying them in the US.
I have to deal with the "we live in the middle of the fucking ocean so we pay whatever the seller wants you to pay" tax. Also known as the Australia tax.
I'm wondering if the ATH-pro700mk2 is worth the 25 euro's extra in comparison to the ATH-m50's. The pro700mk2's have a detachable cable which is a pro for me and they seem to have a larger soundstage as well as having a bit more lows (which I really miss on my old HD428's)
[QUOTE=latin_geek;34575611]I have it worse here, VAT is 21% stacked on top of shipping, makes most electronics TWICE as expensive compared with buying them in the US.[/QUOTE] Oh please. The Sennheiser HD201 is $116 here. The LG Optimus Black ($293 in the US) is $1048 here. If anybody has it worse, it's me :v:
wow brazil sucks
[QUOTE=krimpsok;34578619]I'm wondering if the ATH-pro700mk2 is worth the 25 euro's extra in comparison to the ATH-m50's. The pro700mk2's have a detachable cable which is a pro for me and they seem to have a larger soundstage as well as having a bit more lows (which I really miss on my old HD428's)[/QUOTE]Pro700s have a very large amount of bass. They do not have the same sound signature as the m50s. Read some reviews of it and see if it tickles your fancy.
I love Sennheisers spare parts shop, so many great items for headphone modding.
I'm considering buying a pair of headphones (on-ear, or whatever). I'm going to be listening to funk (more specifically Jamiroquai), rock and some jazz, so the bass needs to be pretty good (while it shouldn't be dominating the picture, the bass that is present needs to be of good quality), and everything else should be at least acceptable. My budget is ~130$, but I'm in Denmark so add some salt to the price. I can go [I]a bit[/I] higher.
Do you have any preference towards it being open/closed or on-ear/over-ear? SR60is [url]http://headaudio.dk/abne-semi-abne/grado-sr60i[/url] do well for rock/jazz however they may not have the bass you're looking for (however with rock you want a faster bass rather than sub-bass otherwise it'll be muddy). It sucks though as Grados tend to be expensive in Europe.
Hey guys, I'm completely new to finding myself some good headphones. I'm looking for some closed, ear-covering headphones that are specifically for gaming, 100%. I have no budget, however I don't want to bother with an amp. I was wondering if you guys could help me out in that department? My mate has Audio Technica AD700s and they sound fantastic, except they're open and I need mine to be closed. Any tips? [B]EDIT:[/B] Oh fuck, A700s right? Derp derp derp. Only just discovered them. What do you guys know about them? Any other recommendations?
[QUOTE=Porcupine162;34588143]Hey guys, I'm completely new to finding myself some good headphones. I'm looking for some closed, ear-covering headphones that are specifically for gaming, 100%. I have no budget, however I don't want to bother with an amp. I was wondering if you guys could help me out in that department? My mate has Audio Technica AD700s and they sound fantastic, except they're open and I need mine to be closed. Any tips? [B]EDIT:[/B] Oh fuck, A700s right? Derp derp derp. Only just discovered them. What do you guys know about them? Any other recommendations?[/QUOTE] A700's are closed. AD700's are open.
shit nigga get them ath-m50s
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