Hey everybody. This is my first post on these forums, though I have read threads on here a lot. I have slowly been becoming an audiophile, I believe and sound quality of a headset or sound system is become less of a novelty and more of a necessity to me. I used to use some cheap Plantronics audio .326 headsets for gaming. I fell in love with Plantronics longevity and customer service and I decided to upgrade to the Plantronics GameCom 780. Beautiful headset. virtual 7.1 surround sound. powerful base, with realistic surround sound. highs and mids are surprisingly good as well, even for music and movies. I also do a lot of work on FL studio and they make everything from kick, to hat, from piano, to guitar sound authentic.
A couple issues though.
#1 USB headset. I don't like using the usb to 3.5 converters.
#2 no noise cancellation or isolation at all
#3 the microphone probably ate up some money that could've went into sound quality for the headset.
So what I am looking for is strictly headphones for movies and music (listening and editing). I got my headset for everything else.
Im looking for
1.) Around 100 dollars.
2.) Good/reliable brand. (Something that won't break down if I use them once a week for cutting the grass.)
3.) Great highs and mids and a bass that has at least a decent punch to it. (I hate overpowering base that ruins highs and mids and clarity)
4.) Good noise isolation and cancellation (I dont mind going through a couple batteries)
5.) Comfortable and maybe good looking.. The good looking part is just a plus, not a necessity. I just kind of like my stuff to look sleek.
Cheap Logitech speakers: Got the job done.
Logitech x140 speakers. Probably the best set of speakers I have heard under 100 dollars.
Bose companion 2 speakers: Lacked a lot of range for 90 dollars. the x140s were better at 20-30 bucks.
Plantronics Audio .326: Got the job done
Plantronics Gamecom 780: Beautiful, especially for 70-80 dollars, but doesn't get every single job done by themselves.
Heard a few bose headphones.... Buy other sound equipment..... Makes a lot of sense for their price/quality ratio.
Ableplanet: pretty much any ableplanet headset under 150 sounds muddy and unclear.
Klipsch: I am not sure what to think of them anymore. I used to think they were amazing, but some of their stuff seems overpriced anymore.
Apple ipod ear buds with volume and song control: not too bad for coming free with my iphone. No bass naturally.
I was looking at a few 3.5mm headphones. Needs to be 3.5mm.
Any input on these?
Also I am open for recommendations. I do NOT want to spend over 130 bucks.
Please do not recommend anything that has Bose, Soul, or Beats by Dre in the name.