• Headphone Buying Megathread/Guide V4 - Come here for all your audio needs! (New Threads are not need
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[QUOTE=Del91;44453960]Tl;dr headsets are over priced junk[/QUOTE] ftfy
[QUOTE=Chubbs;44454332]ftfy[/QUOTE] [img]http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/_base_v1/products/lifechat-lx-3000/ic_lx3000_large.jpg[/img]
Well is there literally no headset solution then? I mean, I don't need some ridiculous quality on it.
You don't have to buy a $150 pair of headphones
[QUOTE=Del91;44455568]You don't have to buy a $150 pair of headphones[/QUOTE] The ones I'm looking at are like 60-80$.
[QUOTE=Kagu;44446537][B]Budget:[/B] 80-140$ [B]Country:[/B] USA [B]Isolation:[/B] Circumaural (preferred) [B]Purpose:[/B] Pure gaming [B]Music Tastes:[/B] N/A [B]Previous Experiences:[/B] Logitech USB Headset, connector broke :v: [B]Comments:[/B] I know buying a separate desktop mic would be better, but I'm going to travel a lot so a headset/mic combo would be ideal, a mute mic button would also be a bonus (I had a logitech one that had a mute button on the wire that would essentially disable my mic, and if the mic has decent quality and low feedback, that'd be great. My budget is sort of flexible as long as it doesn't go above 140$.[/QUOTE] Plantronics 478. This shit is amazing. The mic quality is superb. I use to use ATH-M50s and a desktop mic but the voice quality was terrible, and the M50s are uncomfortable as fuck. I bought a few headsets and one hit the jackpot was the plantronics 478. Just look it up on amazon. I stockpiled like 3 of these when they were about 25 bucks at walmart, but they are now 50 dollars for some reason, at least they're only 30 bucks on amazon. Do check it out, it's even foldable for your travelling needs, as well as every other. I can give you a voice quality test if you'll add me on skype.
Budget: 100-150$ Country: USA Isolation: definitely open, I really do not like not hearing my own voice adequately and having to raise it all the time, or not being capable of listening to things around the house. Purpose: music appreciation Music Tastes: all kinds of metal, with certain elements of classical. Previous Experiences: ATH-AD700 Comments: They should preferably have a head support design that doesn't ruin your hair or pushes it into a bunch, I got seriously sick of people telling me that my hair looks like a turnip after the extended usage of the 700's, probably their main flaw. The frequency response should be capable of going as low as possible, such as 5. it would be nice if the cord was detachable/replaceable from the headphones themselves via some kind of a jack, since I kept compulsively playing with the cord of the 700's until it got worn in one place up to the point of me having to cut it and re-solder it. They should completely cover the ears, I do not like the idea of any headphones that are either smaller than the ears or are just as large as the ears, they should be completely comfortable for the longest possible usage.
[QUOTE=Kagu;44452524]Would any of the Turtle Beach headsets work out for me? I never had one personally.[/QUOTE] Gamer headsets are all overpriced junk. If you're dead set on buying a shit headset just go grab a cheap pair for $20 and don't pay any more, cause it's going to sound shit and break anyway. plantronics is probably the golden turd in this category though. [QUOTE=genkaz92;44457944]Budget: 100-150$ Country: USA Isolation: definitely open, I really do not like not hearing my own voice adequately and having to raise it all the time, or not being capable of listening to things around the house. Purpose: music appreciation Music Tastes: all kinds of metal, with certain elements of classical. Previous Experiences: ATH-AD700 Comments: They should preferably have a head support design that doesn't ruin your hair or pushes it into a bunch, I got seriously sick of people telling me that my hair looks like a turnip after the extended usage of the 700's, probably their main flaw. The frequency response should be capable of going as low as possible, such as 5. it would be nice if the cord was detachable/replaceable from the headphones themselves via some kind of a jack, since I kept compulsively playing with the cord of the 700's until it got worn in one place up to the point of me having to cut it and re-solder it. They should completely cover the ears, I do not like the idea of any headphones that are either smaller than the ears or are just as large as the ears, they should be completely comfortable for the longest possible usage.[/QUOTE] all headphones make your hair look crap, there's literally no avoiding that unless you'd compromise by using IEM's.
Is anybody interest in buying my 50th anniversary edition Audio technica m50's? I hardly use em so I dont see the point in having them.
[QUOTE=MrFishcake;44486604]Is anybody interest in buying my 50th anniversary edition Audio technica m50's? I hardly use em so I dont see the point in having them.[/QUOTE] What's special about them?
[QUOTE=mrmr;44487040]What's special about them?[/QUOTE] Different colour scheme on them. Should sound the same as normal ones.
Yeah they are just a different colour scheme with "50th anniversary edition" written on the side, bit of a collectors piece and hard to find now.
not really sure if they classify as headphones, but a set of sports earbuds? i hate earbuds, they always fall out of my ears, but sports earbuds with those rings that go around your ear should stay. not too expensive, max 25 pounds. help <3
Just bought Bose QC3 headphones, usually $450 but got them down to $340. The little carry bag it comes with is pretty amazing. Will also make the Oculus Rift immersive as fuck.
[QUOTE=MrFishcake;44488846]Yeah they are just a different colour scheme with "50th anniversary edition" written on the side, bit of a collectors piece and hard to find now.[/QUOTE] How much are you selling them for?
[QUOTE=triplej05;44506316]Just bought Bose QC3 headphones, usually $450 but got them down to $340. The little carry bag it comes with is pretty amazing. Will also make the Oculus Rift immersive as fuck.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/aGPys3s.png[/IMG] [highlight](User was banned for this post ("Image macro" - Craptasket))[/highlight]
put a ring of aux cable underneath the velour pads on my ad900x's, these are much more comfortable now. i feel like the way the drivers are angled, they often touch against my ears and it makes them hard to wear for longer than a couple of hours. now they're about the same as my ad700's in that regard, but better in every other way (including actually staying on my head).
So i was playing chivalry and my other speaker quit (the first stopped working acouple weeks ago) so I thought it might be a good idea to destroy them in a fit of rage! They were my second pair of Turtlebeaches, so I've learned my lesson there and am going to get an actual pair of headphones (the mic on the turtle beaches still works so im going to use the single earmuff with the mic on it :v:) Budget:$50-100 Country: USA Purpose:gaming, occasional music listening Previous Experiences: turtlebeaches :c
I've been using my Beyerdynamic DT770's for about 3 years now, and they are starting to break. Should I buy another pair of these? Or is there some other headphone that you think I might like for the same price range? I like bass music
Budget: $50~80 Country: Brazil Isolation: In-ears Purpose: Music Listening Music Tastes: Gee, electronic, ambient, some drum n' bass, metronomy and the likes. Previous Experiences: Never had a decent pair of phones tbh, but I had an in-ear samsung phone and it felt good because of it's noise suppression. I'm gonna use it on buses soo Comments: No comments. eBay is a-okay too.
So I bought a Panasonic RP-HTF600-S ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Stereo-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B004MMEI8W[/url]) a few weeks ago and been noticing that there's this slight clicking/popping sound when I'm not playing anything through it. It happens even when they're not plugged in so is it a defect in the sound drivers/coils? It occurs more on the left side and occasionally on the right. Never had headphones do this before so I don't know whats wrong. Pretty annoying, will this go away on its own? Does it have something to do with the "break in period" I did some googling about?
[QUOTE=beanhead;44567560]So i was playing chivalry and my other speaker quit (the first stopped working acouple weeks ago) so I thought it might be a good idea to destroy them in a fit of rage! They were my second pair of Turtlebeaches, so I've learned my lesson there and am going to get an actual pair of headphones (the mic on the turtle beaches still works so im going to use the single earmuff with the mic on it :v:) Budget:$50-100 Country: USA Purpose:gaming, occasional music listening Previous Experiences: turtlebeaches :c[/QUOTE] Not exactly a professional but I also needed some headphones as well for around that price since my last ones weren't very good. Anyway, I picked up a [url="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420570,00.asp"]Sennheiser 429s[/url] for that price and it's been great for me. I got it for $80 at Best Buy so I was also able to try them out before actually buying them as well so that's my suggestion.
[QUOTE=TerrorShield;44606977]So I bought a Panasonic RP-HTF600-S ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Stereo-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B004MMEI8W[/url]) a few weeks ago and been noticing that there's this slight clicking/popping sound when I'm not playing anything through it. It happens even when they're not plugged in so is it a defect in the sound drivers/coils? It occurs more on the left side and occasionally on the right. Never had headphones do this before so I don't know whats wrong. Pretty annoying, will this go away on its own? Does it have something to do with the "break in period" I did some googling about?[/QUOTE] You should only hear anything when there's current flowing through them, so they are probably oversensitive to what the cables pick up. Do you hear something when you put your fingertip on the connector? I don't know much about electrics but this might be a poorly isolated cable, or a factory issue with the drivers. You can try exchanging them for a new pair, but maybe your headphones are just designed to be this sensitive.
Need some tips for good normal earbuds or even in-ear buds (though I never tried them out before) with a maximum of 100 eu in its price. Been thinking about one from Teufel or Sennheiser as they are pretty good companies. I would mainly use them to listen to music on my smartphone. Are in-ear buds actually unhealthy for your ears, since they go deep into it? Never used one before.
Any opinions on the UE900's? I can pick them up for about $250 from where I work. They aren't no Shure 846, but I think they're the best I can get in that price range.
Philips she8000 any good? [t]http://mlb-s1-p.mlstatic.com/fone-de-ouvido-philips-intra-auricular-she8000-profissional-7987-MLB5300701255_102013-F.jpg[/t]
[QUOTE=Fingers!!!;44646046]Philips she8000 any good? [t]http://mlb-s1-p.mlstatic.com/fone-de-ouvido-philips-intra-auricular-she8000-profissional-7987-MLB5300701255_102013-F.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] Not that great, but you're not gonna get anything very good for that price.
Budget: 60-150usd eBay: No Country: US Isolation: Yes Purpose: Gaming, Movies Music Tastes: Metal and Rock Previous Experiences: Philips SHM1900 [IMG]http://images.philips.com/is/image/PhilipsConsumer/SHM1900_00-TRP-global-001?wid=430&hei=430&media=image&$jpgsmall$[/IMG] Comments: I'm going to 'murica in december and I have some money in the bank, I want to replace my philips (the leather in falling apart :v: ) w/ something superior that will last, so good build quality is essential About the desktop mic, I have an OKSN sn-583 that I found lying around the house unused, it has a 6,35mm plug and I got a cheap adapter to connect to my PC. It works but the audio is really low, is there a way to make it work I wonder?
So, I have a good pair of home headphones and all, I'm just looking for some good earphones for listening to music elsewhere. [B]Budget:[/B]<~$100 (Not sure I really want to spend $100 on headphones, but if they're really good and ought to last, then maybe) [B]eBay:[/B] No [B]Country:[/B]US [B]Isolation:[/B]If this refers to keeping external sounds out and my music in, then Yes this is relatively important. [B]Purpose:[/B]For listening to music at school and other places, or when walking/biking/etc.. Would often be used for my phone. [B]Music Tastes:[/B]Couldn't really say, too varied. [B]Previous Experiences:[/B]Not sure what the headphones I'm using now are, or the ones before them. I think the brand on these is iHip. Didn't buy them, mom gave them to me. They're pretty good, but the cord is somewhat short (good for walking, not for sitting at a school computer), have a clip for the collar of my shirt, volume control, and they sound nice. biggest annoyance is that they will not fucking stay comfortable in my ears. Either they fall out or I push them in and they kind of create a vacuum and I can't hear my music as well. I tried the other sizes and they don't yield any better results. [B]Comments:[/B]So yeah, I'd like them to keep sound in if thats even really possible, I know it won't be perfect but at least somewhat. Good bass and sound quality and comfort are the main things I'm looking for. I'd like for the cord length not to be TOO long, but not too short... obviously. I can't really decide, since I like having a short cord when I'm walking but need a long one when I'm at school. Along with that, I also want something to carry them in. folding them up and putting them in my pocket never felt right, and now I have this neat little circular pouch to hold them in but even that feels like it might not be the best way to go about it. So, I'd like to know about any better ways of transporting them around in my pocket.
[b]Budget[/b]:<~$100 [b]eBay[/b]: No [b]Country[/b]:OOOOOH CAAAANADAAAAAAAA...... [b]Isolation[/b]:Not really important [b]Purpose[/b]:Mostly gaming [b]Music Tastes[/b]:Metal in general [b]Previous Experiences[/b]:So far I went throught about 20 headphones/sets and they all broke, either because of the wire or because it was made of cheap plastic shit. The 2 latests, my Logitech G35 were awesome and lasted the longest, almost 2 years. And my Plantronics ones didn't last a year before breaking. It's now holding with tape [b]Comments[/b]:So basically, I need sturdy headphones/sets that will last long, won't break too easily and preferably have a mic. I'm not too picky about sound quality
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