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Please help me get the right headphone I looked everywhere !!

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I have been searching all day for the right pair but there are so many options I am going crazy...

anyway I am looking for a music\gaming headphones :

-Most important part is that its comfy for long sessions

-Cheap (50-100$ budget)

-noise isolation would be a plus.

 

My current picks are :

1-Sennhiser HD449 (100$)

2-Sennheiser HD 518 (100$)

3-Sennheiser HD 558 (130$) willing to pay more if its really worth it, ill put the mic on hold.

4-Superlux HD-681 EVO (50$) Heard great things about superlux headphones also cheap.

5-Samson SASR850C (50$)

 

If you have any other recommendations or comments to help me that would be great.

post #2 of 16

What sources are you plugging the headphones into?

Currently the HD681 EVO is what I think you should pick.

Maybe next year you could upgrade to the HD558s.

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

sources ? I am getting Asus Xonar DS 7.1 too

post #4 of 16

Noise isolation would be a plus? If you really want that, you should look at closed back headphones. All those listed in your post are open backed. (Though superlux and samson might actually be semi-openback, whatever)

post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

like what ? I dont understand the difference tbh, and any other suggetions ?

post #6 of 16
Hi!
HD558 are a great deal at that price (IMO)

Open back headphones leak sound and don't isolate you from outside noise but also have smoother frequency response and better soundstage and separation between instruments.

Best Luck!
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

and I heard they have bigger soundstage does that mean its better for gaming ?

also how bad is the sound leak if I turn up my volume to the max ?

post #8 of 16

open back are like mini speakers attached to your ears. So the leak will be terrible if you're listening at max volume.

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

****, my brother sometimes hear me from the other room while I am on my ipod ****ty earpods...so I am guessing Ill stick to closed cans, any other recommendations guys ?

comfy for long sessions, decent for gaming and music and cheap (100$).

 

and thank you guys so much for trying to help me I really appreciate it.

post #10 of 16

Yeah if you want isolation, and so that your headphones won't leak sound. Then you should get closed backs. 

 

Creative Aurvana Live!

Superlux HD662 

Beyerdynamic DT770

 

these come to mind, they're in different price categories but all should be good

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

I dont like creative products tbh, and the Beyerdynamic DT isnt exactly cheap haha.

 

I am wondering if I should get the superlax HD evo or is it worth it to pay more for Sennheiser

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Orion1991 View Post

****, my brother sometimes hear me from the other room while I am on my ipod ****ty earpods...so I am guessing Ill stick to closed cans, any other recommendations guys ?
comfy for long sessions, decent for gaming and music and cheap (100$).

and thank you guys so much for trying to help me I really appreciate it.

Listening at very high volumes for quite extended time can cause several injuries. (Permanent problems in your hearing)

Sometimes is just wise to turn down the volume just a little and being sure that you will be able to enjoy your music all your life.

Best Luck!
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice :)

But any other recommendations guys ?

also should I get the superlax HD evo or is it worth it to pay more for Sennheiser

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

bump

post #15 of 16

The Creative Aurvana Live is actually a rebranded Denon headphone, which costs twice as much as the CAL! Just read around head-fi. 

 

But I understand if the Creative brand doesn't warm you up though.

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