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post #28516 of 29491
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Originally Posted by BigEarsMan View Post

Well hello there. Looking for some recommendations. 

 

I think its time to upgrade from my sennheiser HD 448. I really do like its sound. 

 

Looking to spend no more that $250 on the headphone. I have the magni/modi amp and dac combo. It will be for home use so it can be open or closed. I find the HD 448 are really good for music but not so good for movies and gaming. 

 

So what good cans are there for no more than $250 that do movies and gaming well?

Bump again. :( . No advice? someone? anyone?

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post #28518 of 29491
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Originally Posted by Groathy View Post

Short: comfy non-USB headset with deep earcups for helix pierced gamer, up to 100€

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Hey there.
My Logitech G35 did his job well and stopped working after glorious 3 years. Meanwhile I got a Creative Soundblaster Z sound card and want my new headset to be non-USB. I would search for a thread about gaming headsets but that's not exactly what I need. I have a helix piercing at my left ear and it hurts after a while when the ear gets pushed against my head. I bought the Steelseres Siberia V2 recently and it hurt after just 10 minutes, so I sent it back. That's why I need earcups that are at least as deep as the ones on the G35. Since I have no possibility to wear all the available headsets to try them, I decided to ask you.
Is there a Headset you can recommend?

More info:
It does not necessarily have to be a headset, it could be headphones plus a good microphone aswell. I have a mechanical keyboard and the microphone should be able to not activate the voice transmission by just smashing the keyboard.
Ear-enclosing, open or closed cans.
I listen to music with my spakers, the headset doesn't have to be secialized in music, I'll mainly play (fps/moba) games with that thing.

I play at home in a pretty quiet environment if you ignore the keyboard smashing, isolation is optional.
It should have a good microphone on it, at least as good as the one on the G35.
It will be plugged directly into the Soundblaster Z.
The price range: It would be great if you could recommend me something that's abround 30-50€ and something that's around 50-100€ and tell me which features justify the higher price so that I can ponder them.

Oh, I live in germany and I already thought about getting the modmic thingie but the shipping and taxes are way too expensive.

Hope you can help me with your experience regarding comfy headsets.

Greetings and have a nice day smily_headphones1.gif
Görkem

Edit: sorry, I just noticed this might be the wrong thread for asking for headsets. Please tell me if I should open a new thread and where I should do it. Thanks!

I also had the G35 for many years. Impressive surround virtualization. There's only one thing to step up to next. AD700 with an Antlion ModMic. The best competitive gaming headphone setup, period.
Edited by roguegeek - 5/14/13 at 12:34am
post #28519 of 29491
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Originally Posted by BigEarsMan View Post

Bump again. :( . No advice? someone? anyone?

 

wanna gun for a pro900 on the buysell forum...?  k550 too for closed cans.

Q701 for open cans. 

post #28520 of 29491
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Originally Posted by BigEarsMan View Post

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Originally Posted by BigEarsMan View Post

Well hello there. Looking for some recommendations. 

 

I think its time to upgrade from my sennheiser HD 448. I really do like its sound. 

 

Looking to spend no more that $250 on the headphone. I have the magni/modi amp and dac combo. It will be for home use so it can be open or closed. I find the HD 448 are really good for music but not so good for movies and gaming. 

 

So what good cans are there for no more than $250 that do movies and gaming well?

Bump again. :( . No advice? someone? anyone?


Can't help if we are not very familiar with the HD 448.  You will probably have to describe their sound signature.

post #28521 of 29491

Hey guys, first post here, though I've been lurking around these forums for quite a while now. I'm looking into buying a new pair of headphones.

 

Budget: Worth $200 or below.

 

Preferred Tonal Balance: I'm not a fan of extended bass. I'm more into neutral-sounding headphones with good instrument separation.

 

Preferred Type of Headphone: Over-ear / circumaural / closed-back headphones (I'm not good with the lingo). The ones that swallow-up your ears completely. I'm also looking for durability and a detachable cable feature.

 

Source: I'll mostly be plugging it into my iPod Touch or Laptop, and I don't use any DACs or amps.

 

Past Headphones: I currently use a pair of Superlux HD 661, and I'm now looking to upgrade.

 

Preferred Music: I don't have any particular genre, since I listen to pretty much everything (hence the neutral preference). Though I do have a rather large collection of orchestral, instrumentals (BGMs of various video games/anime/movies, and music used for movie trailers), rock, and a bit of dubstep.

 

I've narrowed down my choices to:

Logitech UE 6000

Pioneer HDJ-2000 (though it is a bit pricier than $200)

V-Moda Crossfade M-80 or LP2

KRK KNS8400

 

Any other recommendations would be great as well. I'm really looking for durability and a detachable cable since I have a tendency to easily break the cables and eventually the headbands. I'd appreciate any help!

post #28522 of 29491
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Originally Posted by BigEarsMan View Post

Bump again. :( . No advice? someone? anyone?

I would recommend HD598s for at home use, otherwise you can check out DT880s (250 or 600 ohm)

post #28523 of 29491

Hi, i am looking for some great headphones to use when i walk around outside, visiting parents or wahtever. :)

 

I listen mainly to metal, (Deathcore, Melodic) but also hip hop. but the main-thing is they need to be good for metal-listening.

 

my budget is around  130-150$

 

They need to be comfy, not to "big - like the size of a plate" - still need to look "good" ;) and a bit durable (when i maybe put em in my backpack, or wear around my neck when having fun).

 

i dont know much about headphones but i have looked a bit at Marshall Major? - because well marshall = rock? and they look a bit O.K. but maybe there are better alternatives? for what i listen to / use them for!?

 

Looking forward to some sugestions.

 

Edit: they are going to play music trough my iPhone 5 (spotify) - if this makes some difference.

post #28524 of 29491

Second post, having a lot of trouble finding the right headphones.

 

-> Taste in music: If I had to pick a genre that I listen to the most it would be house or deep house, but I'm also a big fan of the Beatles, the Smiths, Coldplay and (of course) the new album by Daft Punk... Basically everything except metal and dubstep. 70% electronic, 30% everything else.

-> Being a student Interaction Design I have to do some audio editing (ranging from making soundscapes to editing videos). Headphones that try to be as clear as possible would be a plus.

-> As a proper student, I have very little money to spend. My budget is 100 euro tops. I'm not sure what it would be in dollars as headphones range in price dramatically (the SR60i's retail for $140 instead of $69 here in the Netherlands). If the headphones sell for under 90-100 pounds on Amazon UK or under 100 euro on Amazon DE (not US as there seems to be no way to import headphones from America), that'd be nice. 

-> I don't care that much about style, I'm not planning on using them outside.

 

Any input would be really appreciated!

post #28525 of 29491
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Originally Posted by willemkempers View Post

Second post, having a lot of trouble finding the right headphones.

 

-> Taste in music: If I had to pick a genre that I listen to the most it would be house or deep house, but I'm also a big fan of the Beatles, the Smiths, Coldplay and (of course) the new album by Daft Punk... Basically everything except metal and dubstep. 70% electronic, 30% everything else.

-> Being a student Interaction Design I have to do some audio editing (ranging from making soundscapes to editing videos). Headphones that try to be as clear as possible would be a plus.

-> As a proper student, I have very little money to spend. My budget is 100 euro tops. I'm not sure what it would be in dollars as headphones range in price dramatically (the SR60i's retail for $140 instead of $69 here in the Netherlands). If the headphones sell for under 90-100 pounds on Amazon UK or under 100 euro on Amazon DE (not US as there seems to be no way to import headphones from America), that'd be nice. 

-> I don't care that much about style, I'm not planning on using them outside.

 

Any input would be really appreciated!

If you can stand sibilance and a bit of harshness, and don't mind a smeared sound, the AKG K540 is quite good for house music, don't know about the Beatles and such. It has good treble that is good for house music, but can be overly bright quite a bit sometimes, and it has quite a strong bass aswell, but definitely not basshead bass. 

post #28526 of 29491
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Originally Posted by saturinox View Post

Hi, i am looking for some great headphones to use when i walk around outside, visiting parents or wahtever. smily_headphones1.gif



 



I listen mainly to metal, (Deathcore, Melodic) but also hip hop. but the main-thing is they need to be good for metal-listening.



 



my budget is around  130-150$



 



They need to be comfy, not to "big - like the size of a plate" - still need to look "good" wink.gif and a bit durable (when i maybe put em in my backpack, or wear around my neck when having fun).



 



i dont know much about headphones but i have looked a bit at Marshall Major? - because well marshall = rock? and they look a bit O.K. but maybe there are better alternatives? for what i listen to / use them for!?



 



Looking forward to some sugestions.



 



Edit: they are going to play music trough my iPhone 5 (spotify) - if this makes some difference.


You could check out Grado sr80I (open back) or Sony MDR V6

Both are quite good for metal IMO
post #28527 of 29491

Thanks! After a quick search here on head-fi it seems a lot of people are disappointed in the AKG's, are they really that bad or just fairly analytical? AKG describes them as 'deliver the lifelike, flat response voicing that music professionals insist on'.

Earlier today I looked into the Audio Technica ATH-T500, those seem to get more positive responses. How would they compare to the K540?

 

Please note that although analytical headphones would be better for school projects, I intent to use the headphones mainly for personal listening and I love a basshead bass.


Edited by willemkempers - 5/14/13 at 10:16am
post #28528 of 29491
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Originally Posted by willemkempers View Post

Thanks! After a quick search here on head-fi it seems a lot of people are disappointed in the AKG's, are they really that bad or just fairly analytical? AKG describes them as 'deliver the lifelike, flat response voicing that music professionals insist on'.

Earlier today I looked into the Audio Technica ATH-T500, those seem to get more positive response. How would they compare to the K540?

 

Please note that although analytical headphones would be better for school projects, I intent to use the headphones mainly for personal listening and I love a basshead bass.

I don't know about the T500, never listened to them. But if your music is recorded well, like 192 kbps and higher, the AKG's will sound fine. They don't have that basshead bass, just a quite strong bassline in general. You need to like bright highs though if you want to like them, but I found out they're really good for house music actually, but I don't know about rock. I warn you though, they definitely need a lot of burn in to be better, like 60 hours atleast. They sound horrible straight out of the box. They also don't have a good soundstage for a semi-open can and instrument separation is slightly below average for a semi-open can. But you don't really need a lot of instruments for house music, that's why they're fine for that.

 

I forgot to mention they don't add a lot of coloration to your music, just a bit ''warmth''. They're quite natural sounding actually.


Edited by dakanao - 5/14/13 at 10:31am
post #28529 of 29491
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Originally Posted by willemkempers View Post

Thanks! After a quick search here on head-fi it seems a lot of people are disappointed in the AKG's, are they really that bad or just fairly analytical? AKG describes them as 'deliver the lifelike, flat response voicing that music professionals insist on'.

Earlier today I looked into the Audio Technica ATH-T500, those seem to get more positive responses. How would they compare to the K540?

 

Please note that although analytical headphones would be better for school projects, I intent to use the headphones mainly for personal listening and I love a basshead bass.

M-Audio Q40's if you like bass but are concerned about the rest of the spectrum. I recommend looking into them.

post #28530 of 29491

Those seem perfect! Thanks for the tip!

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