I'm looking to buy a budget friendly (< 100) headphone that can be used as an all rounder. I'm by no means an audiophile and I'm not planning to spend a lot of money on audio equipment. I'm replacing an old Sennheiser HD 477.
Target usage in order of importance:
Play computer games (onboard soundcard), listen to music (on both mobile and non-mobile devices), watch TV/movies.
I listen to a lot of different music styles (metal, pop, rock, dance, ...) except classical music.
Headphone will only be used indoor, but without an extra amp.
Things I expect from the headphone:
Over-ear type; very comfortable; some noise isolation, decent bass (but I'm not a basshead), durable (I'd like to use it for at least 5 years), at least as good as my old HD 477, >2m cord
At first I was looking to buy a headset that could also be used for other general usage. I was looking at headsets like Sennheiser PC 320, Steelseries Siberia v2,... But after some research I found out I was looking in the wrong direction. Instead of looking for a gaming headset that could also be used for music, I'd better spend my budget on a decent headphone and a separate mic.
After some research I came across the Sennheiser HD 439.
Would this be a good headphone for my intended usage?
Or are there any <100 headsets (preferably same price or lower than HD 439) that are better suited for what I'm going to use it?
In some reviews I read that for this headphone an amp is recommended, but can it be used for what I need it without an amp?
(maybe, in the future I might buy a cheap pc soundcard like the Asus Xonar DG. I heard it has a decent headphone amp for it's price)
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Edited by DonGaz - 11/11/12 at 12:35am