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Looking for Budget Headphones

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hey all,

 

I need some recommendations for a budget headphone. I've been looking at the Superlux HD-668 B and the Samson SR850.

 

I'm looking for something that works well for all types of music and/or any headphones that will make the mids and highs sound great. Would any of these headphones I mentioned do well? I cannot find the HD668B anywhere in Australia but I can find the SR850 quite easily.

 

Edit: How are the Sony MDR-V55? they are on sale in a store in Australia for $40 AUD.. while the SR850 are $65 AUD and the HD668B being $100 AUD from the UK.


Edited by avengernoonzz - 11/23/13 at 2:00am
post #2 of 5

If your looking for a budget headphone, the Samson SR-850 should do the job.

You can get generic Velour ear pads for the SR850 for around $16, off eBay.

Any ear pad that fits the AKG K240/241/270/271 or Superlux HD668B, HD662, HD681, will fit on the SR-850.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks! Are the ear pads hard to replace? I assume the SR-850 have leather ear pads.

 

So will it affect sound if I used velor instead of leather? or is it just to make it more comfortable?

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Originally Posted by avengernoonzz View Post
 

Thanks! Are the ear pads hard to replace? I assume the SR-850 have leather ear pads.

 

So will it affect sound if I used velor instead of leather? or is it just to make it more comfortable?


Real Leather ear pads coming stock on $50 headphones?

(guess it's good to ask)

I believe the SR-850s come stock with fake leather ear pads.

I use real AKG Velour ear pads on my SR850, normally the AKG Velours are $46, but I order in bulk from Europe and price was $24 (Thank you Thomann).

So I'm assuming the OEM "made in China" $16 pads sold on eBay are a little less quality then real AKG pads, but still decent for the price.

The only reason I swapped for the AKG Velours was for comfort, did not really care how it might have affected sound quality.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Ah right.

 

Thanks a lot for the info! Will order the SR-850s tonight. :)

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