• Headphone Buying Megathread/Guide V4 - Come here for all your audio needs! (New Threads are not need
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[QUOTE=Luxuria;48458597]Something bassy with a good soundstage? $250AUD budget give or take if you can.[/QUOTE] If you were to import your headphones you could get a better deal/have more choice but given what I can find with headphones located in Australia, this is your best bet: [url]http://www.valuebasket.com.au/en_AU/AKG-K545-Over-Ear-Headphone-(Black)/mainproduct/view/15530-AA-BK[/url], there is also [url]http://www.valuebasket.com.au/en_AU/Audio-Technica-ATH-A700X-Closed-Back-HiFi-Headphones/mainproduct/view/12760-AA-NA[/url] The Philips Fidelio X that was suggested are $370 so way over your budget.
[QUOTE=kobalt;48463774]Well, for some inexplicable reason the microphone on my headset decided to shit the bed after working perfectly for nearly two years now. It was a Plantronic, not 100% on the model number as I got it for Christmas. So I was wondering what a good replacement would be. I've never been an audiophile in particular, I mostly use it for gaming. So as long as it sounds decent and the microphone works I couldn't care less whether it's a headset or a separate system. Anyone have any recommendations?[/QUOTE] I always recommend [url]http://www.modmic.com/[/url] for mics. Can be a little pricey, but definitely worth it in my opinion.
[QUOTE=Zet;48463827]I always recommend [url]http://www.modmic.com/[/url] for mics. Can be a little pricey, but definitely worth it in my opinion.[/QUOTE] Though if you buy them outside of the US and they break, it's going to cost to just return it.
[QUOTE=Joakim Lindb;48463885]Though if you buy them outside of the US and they break, it's going to cost to just return it.[/QUOTE] ...unless you get them from a local reseller.
Are the modmic worth the $80 it'll cost me to buy it? That's the price of an alright headset here (shit as they may be).
[QUOTE=kobalt;48463933]Are the modmic worth the $80 it'll cost me to buy it? That's the price of an alright headset here (shit as they may be).[/QUOTE] I'd say no, I got one and it's decent for the price i paid (about 47$ on massdrop, which still is steep as hell) but at 80$ i'd not say its worth it. See if there's a reseller near you, otherwise try to look for Zalman clip-on mic, it's cheap and pretty decent for its price.
[QUOTE=Ripmax;48463810]If you were to import your headphones you could get a better deal/have more choice but given what I can find with headphones located in Australia, this is your best bet: [url]http://www.valuebasket.com.au/en_AU/AKG-K545-Over-Ear-Headphone-(Black)/mainproduct/view/15530-AA-BK[/url], there is also [url]http://www.valuebasket.com.au/en_AU/Audio-Technica-ATH-A700X-Closed-Back-HiFi-Headphones/mainproduct/view/12760-AA-NA[/url] The Philips Fidelio X that was suggested are $370 so way over your budget.[/QUOTE] I think I'll be looking into those AT's further, cheers dude! Although I am willing to import, it was just a matter of setting a a possible budget first. [editline]16th August 2015[/editline] [QUOTE=Havolis;48463268]Philips Fidelio X1[/QUOTE] Gonna try and source some bargains on these, thanks man! [editline]16th August 2015[/editline] Oh damn, apparently the 700X's don't have a lot of bass emphasis. Hmm.
[QUOTE=Luxuria;48465512] [editline]16th August 2015[/editline] Oh damn, apparently the 700X's don't have a lot of bass emphasis. Hmm.[/QUOTE] The k545's should be better if you want more on the bass, they aren't hugely bassey but they are better than the 700x and as the owner of k545s i can highly recommend them.
[QUOTE=Ripmax;48465641]The k545's should be better if you want more on the bass, they aren't hugely bassey but they are better than the 700x and as the owner of k545s i can highly recommend them.[/QUOTE] I'll look into those deeper then, thanks mate.
[QUOTE=Luxuria;48465685]I'll look into those deeper then, thanks mate.[/QUOTE] Dug out some reviews, both owner and professional [url]http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-...-ear-headphone[/url] [url]http://www.totallydubbed.net/2013/12...ther-the-k551/[/url] Large topic regarding them: [url]http://www.head-fi.org/t/670709/akg-...phone-k545/135[/url] It was all this info that helped me decide to get them. One thing I should mention, the cables they come with are short (1m approx) since they are portable headphones so if you needed extra distance eg. to plug in into the back of you pc you will need to get an extender cable or a new longer one: something like these Extender: [url]www.ebay.com.au/itm/3-5mm-4-Pole-Male-to-Female-Headphone-Earphone-Mic-Extension-Extender-Cable-/291519323024?hash=item43dfe7db90[/url] Or a longer cable: [url]www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-5mm-Male-3Pole-to-3-5mm-Male-Record-Car-aux-Audio-Cord-headphone-connect-Cable-/201371105608?var=&hash=item2ee2a73948[/url]
[QUOTE=Starship;48464538]I'd say no, I got one and it's decent for the price i paid (about 47$ on massdrop, which still is steep as hell) but at 80$ i'd not say its worth it. See if there's a reseller near you, otherwise try to look for Zalman clip-on mic, it's cheap and pretty decent for its price.[/QUOTE] I was looking at the Zalman and noticed they were omnidirectional, there wouldn't happen to be any unidirectional ones around that price range would there?
Anyone have these? [url]https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ostry-kc06a-inner-ear-earphones?mode=guest_open[/url] Wondering if they are any good for portable use
gonna buy some beats studio wireless soon :speedfap:
[QUOTE=Wayword;48473950]gonna buy some beats studio wireless soon :speedfap:[/QUOTE] Beats' sound quality is pretty lacking imo. The bass is gain-y and overexaggerated and everything else sounds weak and tinny.
[QUOTE=boomer678;48473683]Anyone have these? [url]https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ostry-kc06a-inner-ear-earphones?mode=guest_open[/url] Wondering if they are any good for portable use[/QUOTE] From what I've read, they are good earphones for the under $100 budget, you should also consider these [url]www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L4EZ7OA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00L4EZ7OA&linkCode=as2&tag=thehealis-20&linkId=HD3FXSF7SKC5R6N2[/url]
Received my AKG K7xx from Massdrop today, haven't tested them in action yet but they're pretty comfy, much less "aggressive" in how they sit on the ears than my ATH M50s (with velour pads)
Had these for a while now but both of the "cup holders" snapped, you can see them hot glued in the background. Ordered some 3d printed ones and they seem to be a hell of a lot stronger. Also my poor mans mod mic, 2p coin, soldered to a piece of strip board, heatshrinked with some twisted solid core wire to make the boom and then a cheap label mic stuck on the end with more heatshrink, works pretty damn well though. [IMG_THUMB]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0WOgLf8_zuQ2_lnedpWQKFhQ3kEtP9ozgjSZwgLktqo=w726-h967-no[/IMG_THUMB]
looking to get a new pair of over the ear, circumaural headphones for <$100 USD I've been using a [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826193069&cm_re=rosewill_rhts-8206-_-26-193-069-_-Product] Rosewill RHTS-8206 [/url] for years, simply because they didn't sound awful and they were really comfy. Mostly just looking for good sound when playing games and occasional music. I was looking at these [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826138190] Philips SHP9500[/url] which look pretty decent for the price but I would really like some advice before dropping my money on anything
Philips SHP9500 are excellent. You'll love them.
Thinking of getting some circumaural closed back headphones for around £30, and perhaps a desktop mic for around £20, since headsets are considered terrible (and I don't really like my Turtle Beach P11's, anyway) I want some nice sound for playing games and music, and a decent quality mic for VOIP. I'm not really sure what would be good options at this price range.
I really want to buy some Audio Technica M50x's, but they're pretty expensive for being cheap monitor headphones. I'm gonna start saving, so does anybody recommend any other pairs of headphones before I go forward?
[QUOTE=Pikmonster;48505790]I really want to buy some Audio Technica M50x's, [B]but they're pretty expensive for being cheap monitor headphones.[/B] I'm gonna start saving, so does anybody recommend any other pairs of headphones before I go forward?[/QUOTE] For reference, it's cheap compared to the others that cost hundreds more and even thousands a pair.
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So I picked up the Brainwavz BLU-100 a couple weeks ago. So far I'm pretty impressed for $40 Bluetooth earbuds, especially with the comfort. Usually earbuds don't fit in my ears and are really uncomfortable. These ones come foam bits that fit perfectly and stay in. The sound is also better than I expected. Nothing extraordinary by any means, but pleasantly surprisingly good for such a cheap pair of wireless.
[QUOTE=Pikmonster;48505790]I really want to buy some Audio Technica M50x's, but they're pretty expensive for being cheap monitor headphones. I'm gonna start saving, so does anybody recommend any other pairs of headphones before I go forward?[/QUOTE] I own a pair of M50x's, they're decent, but the bass is too much for my tastes. Ended up getting a pair Ad900x's and NVX XPT 100's and I love them to death. AD900x's have punchy bass, lush mids and sparkly highs, the XPT100's are a bit more neutral with average bass and warm mids. They're both a bunch more comfy than the M50x's with stock pads. Ad900x's have virtually no clamp and a huge velor earcup, while the XPT100's has less clamp than the M50x's and have two sets of fat pleather cups. After swapping out the stock pads on the M50x's to one of the spare set of pleather cups from the XPT100, my complaints about overemphasized bass vanished, and the comfort level shot through the roof.
Got a set of V-Moda M-100's and fuck yes.
[QUOTE=Blanketspace;48538075]Got a set of V-Moda M-100's and fuck yes.[/QUOTE] They're good basshead cans. Enjoy them.
[QUOTE=KangarooSteak;48535453]I own a pair of M50x's, they're decent, but the bass is too much for my tastes. Ended up getting a pair Ad900x's and NVX XPT 100's and I love them to death. AD900x's have punchy bass, lush mids and sparkly highs, the XPT100's are a bit more neutral with average bass and warm mids. They're both a bunch more comfy than the M50x's with stock pads. Ad900x's have virtually no clamp and a huge velor earcup, while the XPT100's has less clamp than the M50x's and have two sets of fat pleather cups. After swapping out the stock pads on the M50x's to one of the spare set of pleather cups from the XPT100, my complaints about overemphasized bass vanished, and the comfort level shot through the roof.[/QUOTE] Be careful with the NVX's, the plastic likes to crack.
Anyone have experience with the AKG K240s?
Just bought Philips SHP9500 because of this fucking bastard [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aipXii-qWiQ&html5=1[/media]
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