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Superlux and Koss both KILL low-end Sennheiser in my experiences. 



I concur. HD681 would be suited for your genres.

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How better(twice as better or more) are HD 215 than Philips SHP2000 ?

 

 

 

 

and by the way, am I right that I should look for great surround sound in headphones for better gaming?

 

the better surround sound = the better gaming, right? (CS 1.6, for hearing footsteps and telling exactly where they are)


Edited by LuciferRising - 1/10/12 at 3:04pm
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and by the way, am I right that I should look for great surround sound in headphones for better gaming?

 

the better surround sound = the better gaming, right? (CS 1.6, for hearing footsteps and telling exactly where they are)


Not necessarily, no. Some people game better in stereo, some in surround. 

 

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and by the way, am I right that I should look for great surround sound in headphones for better gaming?

 

the better surround sound = the better gaming, right? (CS 1.6, for hearing footsteps and telling exactly where they are)


Once again - it's not the headphones that will do that - it's the soundcard.  You need something that will handle dolbyhp or cmss.  By using the right sound card - any headphone will give you positional audio.  But the headphones with a better soundstage will give you better positional cues.

 

Best I've played with have been AD700 with a cheap Creative Live! external card.  Better for game immersion and positional was the DT880s.  I often thought of getting a better soundcard for gaming eventually - but for me the music was more important so I went to an external amp/dac.  When I want to game, I simply plug in my old SB Live!  it's not the best - but it still works on the games I play.

 

If you're going extreme budget and not getting a soundcard capable of dolbyhp/cmss - then you simply aren't going to get accurate 3d positional gaming.

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Thanks guys.

 

 

 

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How better(twice as better or more) are HD 215 than Philips SHP2000 ?



? :)

post #81 of 98

There's not much interest here for the Philips headphone. I believe it's because of  weak build quality.

The hd215 is not popular too, but found a review from a head-fi user : Sennheiser HD 215 First Impressions

 

I'm sure it would be easier to get some feedback from Superlux & Koss budget headphones; because this what comes first to mind, when someone want to buy something cheap .
Anyway, if you wish to get some feedback, ask for stuff that has been tested a lot, or you might get no answers.

 

This thread might help you, too: Shootout: 96 Portable Headphones Reviewed

 

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There's not much interest here for the Philips headphone. I believe it's because of  weak build quality.

The hd215 is not popular too, but found a review from a head-fi user : Sennheiser HD 215 First Impressions

 

I'm sure it would be easier to get some feedback from Superlux & Koss budget headphones; because this what comes first to mind, when someone want to buy something cheap .
Anyway, if you wish to get some feedback, ask for stuff that has been tested a lot, or you might get no answers.

 

This thread might help you, too: Shootout: 96 Portable Headphones Reviewed

 


Got you. Im not getting them then :)

 

post #83 of 98
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I just realised that SHP2000 that I've been using for casual listening and gaming are OPEN headphones!!! Yea, I cant believe it too, so here's the proof. Please confirm it yourselves.

 

 

I never realised they were Open, yes they are leaking sound, but I thought it was normal every headphone to leak some sound. DAMN. Now everything changes, if you find them Open as well. So please, respond ASAP :)

post #84 of 98
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I just realised that SHP2000 that I've been using for casual listening and gaming are OPEN headphones!!! Yea, I cant believe it too, so here's the proof. Please confirm it yourselves.

 

 

I never realised they were Open, yes they are leaking sound, but I thought it was normal every headphone to leak some sound. DAMN. Now everything changes, if you find them Open as well. So please, respond ASAP :)

No they definitely don't look open, there's no obvious aeration on each ear cups.

You could try to position your shp2000 on a table , just like on the last picture of  your link, and see if you still tell which music is played from a 2m distance.
 

 

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I just realised that SHP2000 that I've been using for casual listening and gaming are OPEN headphones!!! Yea, I cant believe it too, so here's the proof. Please confirm it yourselves.

 

 

I never realised they were Open, yes they are leaking sound, but I thought it was normal every headphone to leak some sound. DAMN. Now everything changes, if you find them Open as well. So please, respond ASAP :)


They're closed back - but they're not exactly even close to isolating.  We have two pair in the house at the moment.  The kids (8 & 10) wanted something for their MP3 players, and we got these for NZD $12 each.  Surprisingly 1/2 decent sound for the price.  Kids like them anyway.  But no - they're closed.

 

post #86 of 98
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They're closed back - but they're not exactly even close to isolating.  We have two pair in the house at the moment.  The kids (8 & 10) wanted something for their MP3 players, and we got these for NZD $12 each.  Surprisingly 1/2 decent sound for the price.  Kids like them anyway.  But no - they're closed.

 




Ah, damn. :D I thought they were Open because of this hole here, and because of leaking sound, and yes even from 2m away I can still hear the song.. :)
 

but why they are described as Open in specifications?

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Ah, damn. :D I thought they were Open because of this hole here,


One purpose of open design is to avoid unwanted reverberations, this doesn't make sense to open them on the side.

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and because of leaking sound, and yes even from 2m away I can still hear the song.. :)

You mean even if they are on someone else  head for instance ?
 

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but why they are described as Open in specifications?

Because you see mistake in specifications in a lot of website. Just like amazon.uk that says that lot of cd have a spars code of DDD, while it's only ADD.

post #88 of 98
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One purpose of open design is to avoid unwanted reverberations, this doesn't make sense to open them on the side.

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You mean even if they are on someone else  head for instance ?
 

Because you see mistake in specifications in a lot of website. Just like amazon.uk that says that lot of cd have a spars code of DDD, while it's only ADD.



Yes, and on the desk as well (like the last picture showed).

 

 

But its on their official website? what are the odds of them(Philips) making that mistake..


Edited by LuciferRising - 2/1/12 at 4:23am
post #89 of 98

Ok - you peaked my curiosity - so I grabbed Mathew's pair and dismantled one of the cups.  Turns out you're right - they're vented around the other ring - but I wouldn't exactly say they're open.  The hard back means they still have quite a bit of reverb - and they do have a typically 'closed' sort of sound.  Even the DT880 'semi-open' is way more open than these are.

 

There is hardly any sound-stage.  But again - if you ignore the loose thumpy bass, and the reverb, the mid-range is not too bad.  Perfect for my little guys anyway - they love them.

post #90 of 98
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Ok - you peaked my curiosity - so I grabbed Mathew's pair and dismantled one of the cups.  Turns out you're right - they're vented around the other ring - but I wouldn't exactly say they're open.  The hard back means they still have quite a bit of reverb - and they do have a typically 'closed' sort of sound.  Even the DT880 'semi-open' is way more open than these are.

 

There is hardly any sound-stage.  But again - if you ignore the loose thumpy bass, and the reverb, the mid-range is not too bad.  Perfect for my little guys anyway - they love them.



haha Thanks for doing that mate :)  So they are closed after all as well as they sound closed :D Thanks again :)

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