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I need help to find the ideal headset/headphone for me.

post #1 of 7
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Hello everyone,

 

I'm a new user of this forum and i'm starting my way to be an audiophile like you. I do not have very much knowledge about sound science or technology, but i'm enthusiastic to learn more about it.

I am recently looking to buy a headphone or headset that would fit my needs. It all started when i recently listened to a 'beats by dre' headphone and i heard the music with a good audio quality. Well, i'm a gamer and since i'm looking to buy a headphone, maybe i can buy a headset and use it for movie, music and gaming. I've searched a lot, but it all got even more complicated.etysmile.gif

Now i'm here asking for help, which headphone/headset would you recommend to me? I have 150$ at disposal to spend on it.

 

Thanks,

davipbl.

 

P.S.: Sorry if i've made any grammatical mistake, i'm not a native English speaker, but i'm learning to write and speak like one.


Edited by davipbl - 1/7/13 at 5:03pm
post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

No one?

post #3 of 7

Stay away from beats, no good. For gaming have a look at this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-1-7-13-astro-a40-added

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Originally Posted by davipbl View Post

Hello everyone,

 

I'm a new user of this forum and i'm starting my way to be an audiophile like you. I do not have very much knowledge about sound science or technology, but i'm enthusiastic to learn more about it.

I am recently looking to buy a headphone or headset that would fit my needs. It all started when i recently listened to a 'beats by dre' headphone and i heard the music with a good audio quality. Well, i'm a gamer and since i'm looking to buy a headphone, maybe i can buy a headset and use it for movie, music and gaming. I've searched a lot, but it all got even more complicated.etysmile.gif

Now i'm here asking for help, which headphone/headset would you recommend to me? I have 150$ at disposal to spend on it.

 

Thanks,

davipbl.

 

P.S.: Sorry if i've made any grammatical mistake, i'm not a native English speaker, but i'm learning to write and speak like one.

 

Heya,

 

Can you give us a little more idea about what kind of sound you're looking for?

 

Here's some new language to learn.

 

After reading that, try and answer the following:

 

Preference for open-back or closed-back headphones (ie, isolation needed, or prefer as much sound stage as possible).

Analytical sound or warm/bassy sound preferred? Flat/neutral or would you prefer a bassy/warm sound?

Any preference for treble? Is it ok to be bright or do you want it to be dull or simply flat?

What is your source equipment, ie, are you using a sound card, or do you have external equipment that you're using (is this for PC, or something like xbox or ps3)?

Does your budget include the microphone, or are you willing to use your budget for the headphone and get a microphone separate? Does it have to be a headset or can it be a headphone + microphone?

Are you in the USA or where are you, to help us know what your $150 will be able to buy. Can you shop online in the USA?


Very best,

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:

Heya,

 

Can you give us a little more idea about what kind of sound you're looking for?

 

Here's some new language to learn.

 

After reading that, try and answer the following:

 

Preference for open-back or closed-back headphones (ie, isolation needed, or prefer as much sound stage as possible).

Analytical sound or warm/bassy sound preferred? Flat/neutral or would you prefer a bassy/warm sound?

Any preference for treble? Is it ok to be bright or do you want it to be dull or simply flat?

What is your source equipment, ie, are you using a sound card, or do you have external equipment that you're using (is this for PC, or something like xbox or ps3)?

Does your budget include the microphone, or are you willing to use your budget for the headphone and get a microphone separate? Does it have to be a headset or can it be a headphone + microphone?

Are you in the USA or where are you, to help us know what your $150 will be able to buy. Can you shop online in the USA?


Very best,

Hello MalVeauX,

 

 

I'd like to have as much sound stage as possible, i don't care very much about isolation.

Analytical sound. I want the sound realistic, i don't want much bass and i want a certain clarity. It's hard for me to say because i haven't tested many headphones yet, but anything that sounds better (maybe cheaper) than beats will work out for me.

About sound cards, i don't know anything about them. Are they related to my video card on the computer somehow? Well, I'd say i intend to use them on the computer and on PS3. It would be great if i could use them on mobile devices as well, like on MP3 players, IPods, etc.

I was planning on buying everything with the 150$ budget, but now it seems that i won't be getting what i want with that. So, if you suggest me just a pair of headphones, it would be great too, maybe the mic i could buy other time. And yes, it could be headphone + microphone instead of a heaset.

I live in Brazil, but soon there will be an opportunity to buy on the US. But if there is any reliable online store that ships internationally, i wouldn't mind in buying there.

Thanks a lot for the help, i've checked the new language. If you still need any better/more information, don't be afraid to ask.

 

Best regards,

davipbl.

 

 

 

Quote:
Stay away from beats, no good. For gaming have a look at this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-1-7-13-astro-a40-added

Thanks, davidsh. I'm looking at this thread right now and i'm finding it useful.

Best regards,

davipbl.

post #6 of 7
The Sony Z700, Klipsch Image ONE, Harmen Kardon on ear and used M80 are good buy under this budget and they can drive by any source include mp3 players with loud volume.
post #7 of 7

Heya,

 

I would try to get you on the following:

 

AudioTechnica TAD400

Antlion ModMic

 

I don't know where/how you will buy from Brazil as I only know USA and sources that ship to USA. So prices for you are probably a lot different.

 

Very best,

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