• Headphone Buying Megathread/Guide V4 - Come here for all your audio needs! (New Threads are not need
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[QUOTE=DrTaxi;48186550]Well, yeah, they have bassy models, but they're not [I]generally[/I] bassy. Have you tried other headphones? What you seem to be describing as a lack of bass response seems pretty normal, not particularly low. Many people don't know they want basshead cans because they don't realise their expectations are actually quite high.[/QUOTE] I did indeed, these pair required the least EQ'ing on my part to actually hear any form of sub-bass, the last pair of headphones I had were pretty much entirely mids. Even tried a pair of Beats, and actually were shit and really uncomfortable. I guess it's true considering not that many people care that much about that, considering they probably just want a decent rugged pair that sound OK and don't break.
[QUOTE=Havolis;48113569]Takstar Pro 80[/QUOTE] What are we talking about portability wise here? I've looked up what I can reasonably find on them and they sound fairly promising, but look like something I wouldn't get away with wearing whilst cycling or easy to keep on me without some kind of bag. It's really damn hard to see how big something when buying online :v:
[QUOTE=Rika-chan;48164744]So 598HD's + Zalman Clipon?[/QUOTE] Those aren't wireless though? I already have great wired headphones. I suppose a desk top mic isn't out of the question, but I tend to leave teamspeak on threshold settings and don't like push to talk, and I don't want to bother friends with keyboard noise. If I go that route, since you guys are saying sennheiser, which wireless headphones would you recommend for gaming?
Hey, I got Philips SHP2000 headphones, and I noticed it falls apart once I remove it off my head. So guess it's time to look for a new one, but I don't want to spend more than 50 euros on a new pair. Does anyone know a decent pair within this price range? Thanks in advance.
Wow, bought some Xiaomi Piston 3's from Amazon. Just arrived. The packaging on these things are superb, better than Apple imo. Sound quality is better than any earbuds I've used before. (Sennheiser CX-400's, Skull Candys (trash) and some Sony ones) Braided cable seems pretty durable, fits in my ears perfect with no sound leak. Only cost me £12, well worth the money.
I missed the Brainwavz pads on the Amazon sale. 3 left, by the time the page loaded they were gone.
[url]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O2Y2MZG?ref_=gb1h_tit_m11_5182_aad00898&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER[/url] Fidelio X2 on sale for $230. Prime membership required.
I'm not sure where to ask, but I have the Zalman Zm-Mic1 and it's really quiet. I looked at places and apparently it has to do with the realtek drivers and tried to fix the issue, but had no luck. I unplugged the front audio ports from the motherboard hoping that would help. my settings: [t]http://i.imgur.com/TxFC8lZ.png[/t][t]http://i.imgur.com/KiGrqnq.png[/t][t]http://i.imgur.com/iUSuaNL.png[/t] I currently hear a loud static and my voice is quiet. is there any way to make it better with lower static?
I'm looking for a pair of headphones with a focus on high tones and deep bass. The middle tones only really need to be decent quality, as I mostly listen to electronic music. I can go up to $150, but I'd love to keep it as cheap as possible. USB or 3.5mm will work. They also need to be closed back, as not to leak sound out. Extras such as noise cancelling or surround sound aren't necessary at all. I will be using these with my motherboard audio, so I'm definitely not seeking audiophile grade. Any recommendations? Edit: And a small question. What difference do 50mm drivers make in actual sound quality?
[QUOTE=hexpunK;48187567]What are we talking about portability wise here? I've looked up what I can reasonably find on them and they sound fairly promising, but look like something I wouldn't get away with wearing whilst cycling or easy to keep on me without some kind of bag. It's really damn hard to see how big something when buying online :v:[/QUOTE] Sorry for the very late answer but they probably wont be ideal for cycling, they are a bit too big for that. I don't think that there's anything that has the combination of sound, comfort and portability like the PortaPro in your price range, including better durability. Are you okay with using IEMs (earphones)? [editline]16th July 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=TFA;48222684]I'm looking for a pair of headphones with a focus on high tones and deep bass. The middle tones only really need to be decent quality, as I mostly listen to electronic music. I can go up to $150, but I'd love to keep it as cheap as possible. USB or 3.5mm will work. They also need to be closed back, as not to leak sound out. Extras such as noise cancelling or surround sound aren't necessary at all. I will be using these with my motherboard audio, so I'm definitely not seeking audiophile grade. Any recommendations? Edit: And a small question. What difference do 50mm drivers make in actual sound quality?[/QUOTE] Beyerdynamic DT770 32 ohm (or 80 ohm, dont get the 250 ohm version you need an amp for it) would be perfect for you, but they are a little bit above your price tag, if you can't raise your budget any more, you can buy used, and it will be well below your budget. As for the difference in 50mm drivers, its just the size of the drivers (speakers). [editline]16th July 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=Merijnwitje;48192819]Hey, I got Philips SHP2000 headphones, and I noticed it falls apart once I remove it off my head. So guess it's time to look for a new one, but I don't want to spend more than 50 euros on a new pair. Does anyone know a decent pair within this price range? Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE] That gets you a Tascam TH-02 + Brainwavz earpads.
[QUOTE=Havolis;48222873]Sorry for the very late answer but they probably wont be ideal for cycling, they are a bit too big for that. I don't think that there's anything that has the combination of sound, comfort and portability like the PortaPro in your price range, including better durability. Are you okay with using IEMs (earphones)?[/QUOTE] I was considering some at one point as my go-to when cycling. I'm getting paid soonish so I could probably actually afford to splash out on something for home listening and something portable.
Just got my first pair of decent headphones - ATH-M50x. Mmmm, dat sound quality compare to the shit I've been using.
[QUOTE=DogGunn;48226904]Just got my first pair of decent headphones - ATH-M50x. Mmmm, dat sound quality compare to the shit I've been using.[/QUOTE] If you can, get the [url=http://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1437115159&sr=1-1&keywords=brainwavz+pads&pebp=1437115162786&perid=1Z2YP874MFV67C5DX6F2[/url]Brainwavz HM5 pads[/url], comfort will be much better.
Does anyone have [URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00001P4ZH?colid=2C9XRD69YVVMO&coliid=IBMLC3ACU48YI&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl"]these[/URL]? If so, my main concerns are how they sound. It says it has a pretty big frequency range, but how does the range sound? I'm looking for something that has bass that is there, but not overexaggerated. Same with highs, I like them there, but not distorted, gainy and ear-piercing. Do these have a pretty even & decent tone to them?
[QUOTE=Schmaaa;48228415]Does anyone have [URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00001P4ZH?colid=2C9XRD69YVVMO&coliid=IBMLC3ACU48YI&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl"]these[/URL]? If so, my main concerns are how they sound. It says it has a pretty big frequency range, but how does the range sound? I'm looking for something that has bass that is there, but not overexaggerated. Same with highs, I like them there, but not distorted, gainy and ear-piercing. Do these have a pretty even & decent tone to them?[/QUOTE] These are pretty good for the price, just dont expect them to last a lifetime
[QUOTE=Schmaaa;48228415]Does anyone have [URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00001P4ZH?colid=2C9XRD69YVVMO&coliid=IBMLC3ACU48YI&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl"]these[/URL]? If so, my main concerns are how they sound. It says it has a pretty big frequency range, but how does the range sound? I'm looking for something that has bass that is there, but not overexaggerated. Same with highs, I like them there, but not distorted, gainy and ear-piercing. Do these have a pretty even & decent tone to them?[/QUOTE] I wouldn't call myself an expert on this shit by any stretch of the term. But my last pair of headphones were a set of PortaPros and for the price they are pretty damn good. There is bass, and plenty of it if you push it up with equalisers without it getting too awful, but with no changes it's there, you can notice it, but it doesn't put itself at the forefront. For what you pay, and what their target market seems to be, they are pretty nice to listen to. The build quality makes them feel a bit flimsy, but the only part of mine that has broken would be the jack, and this may be due to me having an older model as people report they are using a straight jack rather than an l-jack now. Though the lifetime-ish warranty has you covered. [editline]18th July 2015[/editline] I've been doing a bit of prodding around for a new set tonight and I keep coming across the Sennheiser PX 100-II in various recommendations. I remember the PX 100 used to be quite a recommended set before it was discontinued, does the II live up to the name by any chance? Also saw one or two recommendations for AKG K451s, having a easily replaceable cable would be a lovely change as portable things tend to fail along the cable mostly from what I've suffered. But the reviews for them vary pretty bloody wildly. Any thoughts?
ah yeah, completely forgot about the PX100 II, from what people said its actually quite similar to the original PX100.
Since no one seems to have posted it here: [url]https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-m220-semi-open-studio-headphones[/url] new AKG headphone that is launching on Massdrop.
AKG k7xx for 225$ worth replacing ath m50s? They still work and all but it says the AKG sells retail for 650$
Those retail prices are dumb and truly don't mean shit. Beyerdynamic DT880's or DT990's 600 OHM depending on your taste are a much better option if you're going to pay that much.
[QUOTE=s5300;48281488]Those retail prices are dumb and truly don't mean shit. Beyerdynamic DT880's or DT990's 600 OHM depending on your taste are a much better option if you're going to pay that much.[/QUOTE] Eh, I was asleep when the drop ended so they charged my paypal. If I don't like it i will try to sell it for markup price on swedish ebay or something. 250€~ perhaps.
Anyone have any recommendations for a good pair of headphones in the $100-$175 price range (Canadian)? The most popular ones I was able to find was the Audio Technica ATH-M50x, which I found available for $155. I mostly just play games and listen to music
Are DT 770 Pro 80ohms a good deal for $155 new? Looking for some new headphones to use on my PC(gaming / music). I'll also need a new mic(replacing logitech g230).
[QUOTE=boomer678;48291332]Are DT 770 Pro 80ohms a good deal for $155 new? Looking for some new headphones to use on my PC(gaming / music). I'll also need a new mic(replacing logitech g230).[/QUOTE] It's a damn good deal. Go for it. [editline]25th July 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=Karmah;48288920]Anyone have any recommendations for a good pair of headphones in the $100-$175 price range (Canadian)? The most popular ones I was able to find was the Audio Technica ATH-M50x, which I found available for $155. I mostly just play games and listen to music[/QUOTE] If you're going to use them exclusively at home, i'd say get the Audio-Technica ATH-A900x. It's much better overall, just lacks the M50x's portability
[QUOTE=Havolis;48291481]It's a damn good deal. Go for it.[/QUOTE] The only problem is that it's from a european amazon site. So if i had to return it for any reason it would cost a lot of money to ship it back from the US. I'm not sure if its worth it
Hey guys, I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones. In the past, I've had the JVC HARX700's and the RP-HTF600-S, both of which fell apart after about a year and a half of regular usage. I'm thinking of making my first [I]serious[/I] purchase, and I'm torn between the Sennheiser HD 598 and the ATH-M50x. From what I've heard, the Sennheisers have much better comfort and slightly better overall quality, but the M50x is closed, meaning I can take it with me on the go (so I would be using it more frequently than the Sennheisers, which I would use solely in private). Honestly, comfort is probably going to be the deciding factor for me, so I'm wondering for those of you who have the M50x, can you wear it for a few hours without feeling uncomfortable? Any other things I should take into consideration between these two?
I found my Sennheiser 518 (very similar) far more comfortable than my friend's M50x's. I also really don't like closed for long periods of time and while I'm at home.
As with most high-end open headphones, the Sennheiser 5x8 are light as a feather and don't clamp at all. Far more comfortable (and less hot) than M50x. The latter's cups are also a bit small, so if you have large ears they might hurt a bit. Plus, they're (very slightly) creaky. They're still absolutely tolerable even for several hours though. Not all closed headphones are uncomfortable though (but they generally are a bit heavier and get hotter). Just look for larger ones, that's generally a good sign. I have a pair of Shure SRH840DJ's and they're pretty good as far as comfort goes.
[QUOTE=DeathDoom;48298775]Hey guys, I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones. In the past, I've had the JVC HARX700's and the RP-HTF600-S, both of which fell apart after about a year and a half of regular usage. I'm thinking of making my first [I]serious[/I] purchase, and I'm torn between the Sennheiser HD 598 and the ATH-M50x. From what I've heard, the Sennheisers have much better comfort and slightly better overall quality, but the M50x is closed, meaning I can take it with me on the go (so I would be using it more frequently than the Sennheisers, which I would use solely in private). Honestly, comfort is probably going to be the deciding factor for me, so I'm wondering for those of you who have the M50x, can you wear it for a few hours without feeling uncomfortable? Any other things I should take into consideration between these two?[/QUOTE] Those are both pretty joke tier and I would feel ashamed calling them serious at all. If you want to be serious get a ~$100 amp and a Beyerdynamic DT 7/8/9/ 600ohm to your liking.
[QUOTE=s5300;48299333]Those are both pretty joke tier and I would feel ashamed calling them serious at all. If you want to be serious get a ~$100 amp and a Beyerdynamic DT 7/8/9/ 600ohm to your liking.[/QUOTE] thanks, but i'm not spending ~$300 on headphones i'm not a dj and i don't make music; on my budget (and, most of all, compared to my previous purchases), a $150 set is about as serious as i'm gonna get [editline]26th July 2015[/editline] don't be that guy [editline]26th July 2015[/editline] anyways, i did a little more research and from what you guys said i think i'll go with the sennheisers
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