Hi, I am looking for a good cheap pair of headphones. My budget being under $50.
I just purchased the Sennheiser HD201 and I plan to return them on account that they have a very, very low volume. I can manage on my PC and my phone as I can crank up the volume, but a key reason I purchased these was to be able to use them with my PS3 and since I can't adjust the volume on that, all games sound like whispering to me... Clearly, its no fun to play games with these on, so I am returning them.
I also found that these pair of earphones are a bit lacking in the bass. I don't want overpowering amounts of bass, but a bit more would have been better. I played the song "How to Save a Life by The Fray" while wearing these, and it sounded terrible. The intro part of the song had a bit of bass that I could hear far more clearly on my $20 Sony in ear buds, but this almost completely nullified the bass and it didn't add much in mids or high range either.
So, long story short, I am unimpressed by the HD201 and I want the following two features from my new pair of headphones:
1) It should have a louder volume, and if there is an adjustable volume, even better.
2) It should have more bass than the HD201.
3) It should have a reasonably balanced sound (i.e. bass shouldn't unduly overpower the mid range and the highs)
4) "Preferably" they should be comfortable for long duration usage, but this isn't key.
I have arranged the 4 points in decreasing order of importance for me. 1 most important, then 2, 3 and least being 4.
So, I've been looking at some headphones in the price range of $50 and found the following:
The Razer Electra don't seem to be a very well known brand, however I see good reviews on Amazon and on other websites. I do believe it has a lot of bass and I think it has volume control.
So, which among the four do you suggest? OR do you suggest a 5th?
Kindly help me out here! I am new to all this stuff and I can't tell which is better!
Edited by litetaker - 2/22/13 at 7:31pm