Hey headfi! I am new on the headphone scene and I've been lurking on this site for quite a while now just trying to research which headphone is the "perfect" one for my needs. I still need some help though.. :\
I will be using these headphones for gaming, music, and movies. I will be powering the headphones using an astro mixamp ONLY WHEN I AM GAMING, other than that I will not be using any sort of amp. I was hoping to spend around ~$150 the cheaper, the better. I was looking at the superlux 668b and I wasnt sure if it will be the right headset for me. I prefer a semi-open, or closed pair of headphones. I will primarily be using them inside the house, but I want to be able to take them outside too.
Music genres: acoustic, rock, house, dubstep, country. In no particular order.
Oh gosh I sound so needy.. Thanks HEAD-FI!
Get something small and portable then if you're planning on going outside. Have you checked out Joker's big portables review thread? Tons of options in there. I'd randomly throw a Senn PX200-ii in there for something good and well below budget.
Hi, trying to get new headphones here but I just can't choose, I have a budget of ~200 and I was aiming towards Sennheiser HD 598 or PX360 BT.
I listen to a lot of metal, some house/dubstep. Advices would be amazing! Thanks in advance. If you have other questions I'll reply ASAP.
It'd be cheaper to get the 598 and a clip-on mic. (through with all the sales coming up, that might flip)
Hi everybody, I'm looking for a new headphone and I ifnd this forum.
Before all I would say you thank for your work. It's really helpfull for the newbies like me. :) ^^
It's a moment I'm thinking to buy a better headphones than the creepy iphone headphones.
It's really difficult to find something with all the possibility and choice.
I'm not at all a audiophile, I just search a headphone for like everythings.
Looking to buy:
Closed around the ear headphone
Mainly Electro, Hip Hop and R&B but all kind
<100$ around 50$ would be perfect
I would be able to use it when I go to the gym center, a little bit course, else I will use it in the city, commun transport, speak in skype and at home and watch some movies.
I find the line Sennheiser PX 360 BT, Sennheiser PXC 360 BT and MM400 but too expensive for me, I can't really afford it. But maybe you know something like it more cheaper.
Else I find AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-ANC27 which look very good for me. But you are better than me to judge.
I'm open at all every other idea.
I don't really need the noise cancellation, but I just want a good isolation. And I like the possibility to choose if I want to use it by BT or wired.
I think that's it. If you need more informations ask me. Thank you in advance.
ps: I'm sorry if I do a lot of faults, but I'm not english :/
Cheap with good isolation would be the Senn HD280, but it has a long cord.
Apologies that my first post is a plea for advice.
I am looking to buy some new headphones over the next few weeks, and I am very new to the audiophile headphone market.
I assumed naively that buying a pair of headphones for under £200 would be a matter of seeing which pair had the most favourable reviews online, and then finding the cheapest place to buy these cans. The more I researched, the more factors I realised I had to take into account, and the more confused I became. My confusion was not helped by the fact that none of the shops in my area allow you to try out headphones, and I found it difficult to trust their advice. 'Beats are the best on the market!' was a line I got sick of hearing. (If there is one conclusion my research allowed me to make, it was that I was not going to buy 'Beats' Headphones)
The factors which clouded the issue for me were:
The existence of Ohm values - I noticed that some models were made identical except for this value (The DT880's spring to mind)
Headphone amplifiers - I gathered that the need for these depended at least partly on the Ohm value, but am completely in the dark as to the conditions which warrant their use, and the portion of my budget I should set aside for these
Closed/open back - I was literally heartbroken when I found that the HD 598's would be impossible to use on public transport due to the sheer amount of sound that they leak. Not only do they seem to receive excellent reviews, but they are also the most beautiful things I have clasped eyes on...
To cut to the chase, I am looking to spend £200 on a pair of headphones (and headphone amplifier if required) which sound stunning playing a range of music (anything from metal through to classical, drum and bass, country...etc) and which will be suitable for use on public transport, though I really don't mind if they aren't particularly portable.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
So you'll want something with good isolation and reasonably portable. Something like the Senn HD25, Beyer DT1350, B&W P5 spring to mind. In full sized there's the HDJ-2000, Shure 840/940, etc. Come to think of it, you could probably fit a Beyer DT770pro + cheap amp within budget.
Basically I'm in the same situation as Whitey888.
I'm looking to buy some new headphones preferably under £200. The genres that I tend to listen to are Rock, Blues,Heavy Metal and some Classical .I would also be using them when watching films, and also the odd bit of gaming.
Basically I don't want open back headphones because of the leakage when I'm listening to music late at night. (Unless there are some open headphones that don't leak as much)
The main question I want to ask is are there any recommended headphones that people can recommend to me?
I was looking at the Bose QuiteComfort 3/15's at first but then got drawn in to the Bowers and Wilkins P5's. These seemed perfect but I have heard that the sound quality on them isn't as good as other cheaper headphones such as the Audio Techinca ATH M50's. I have heard many possitive reviews about these but I have also heard many people complaining about how much these headphones hurt after a while; plus there is the fact I do not know if these headphones will be the best for the genres I mostly listen to.
Which one of these two would you recommend to me; or are there any other headphones you would recommend me?
Thanks in advance
Bose are ok, but expensive for what you get. The P5 is quite nice with average sound but you pay for the build quality too, and isolation and comfort is top notch.
Between the Bose and P5, the P5 is an easy choice.
I have been looking at the Beyerdynamic DT770's today, which are retailing for roughly £130.
In terms of sound quality would it be better to buy the 250Ohm set and compliment them with a cheap(ish) portable amp or to spend the full £200(ish, hopefully less) on a different set of cans?
Very, very confused.
Also, has anyone had experience with the Sennheiser HD598's? To what extent do they leak sound?
I am hoping to begin the new year as an audophile, but I am finding making a decision harder than anything I did at uni...
If you want good isolation, the DT770 are some of the best before you head into IEMs. Get a cmoy or something like that for cheap and you'll be fine.
The HD598 will leak quite a lot. Not very suitable for public spaces.
Not as much as a Grado, but still a lot.