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i'd like an open sub $300 pair of headphones with detachable cable and no pleather materials.

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

easily replaceable ear pads would be a plus, but i guess that isn't necessary.  the only ones i've found that fit that description thus far are the akg k702, sennheiser hd558 and the philips fidelio x1.  is there anything else you guy know of that i might like?  anything i may have overlooked?

 

this is gonna be my first pair of real full sized headphones and i'm gonna be using it for gaming (battlefield and crysis) as well as general music listening at home.  if anyone wants to know what i listen to, hendrix, black keys and modest mouse are among my favorites. 

 

thanks in advance for any help!

post #2 of 13
HD 598, HD 518, K240 mk II, K 270 mk ii
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

hd598 pleather headband.

k240 and 271 pleather ear pads.

 

 

the reason i'm so against pleather is i had a pleather chair one time that made me break out.

 

i'd rather not buy that kind of material. they have to be real leather, velour or something else

post #4 of 13

Are you against purchasing used? You could probably get used HD600s for a little under $300. You can't go wrong with the HD600 for music listening. There are probably better headphones at this price for gaming. It images pretty well but doesn't seem to project a wide headstage in comparison to some other open headphones, such as AKGs. At any rate, I'd probably go for the 600.

post #5 of 13
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if i knew the person i was buying them from i wouldn't worry, but buying used over the internet is scary to me. you don't know how the previous owner treated them.

post #6 of 13

You can often replace pleather with velour. So maybe look for models with detachable cables first, and then look for velour replacements. But why do want a detachable cable?

 

Regarding the FS board, probably most of sellers here are reputable. You can see what they sold and to whom. So long as the person has good feedback, posts good photos, and answers all my questions, I'm not hesitant to buy here.

post #7 of 13
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i had a pair of turtle beach px 21 a couple years ago and something happened where the cord went into the headphone. the sound would go out in the right side and you could move the cord a little and it would come back.  i had to send it back to turtle beach and they sent me another pair and it happened AGAIN!

 

in my mind it seems like a better made product if the cable is detachable... i can always get another cable if something goes wrong instead of buying a new pair of headphones or say i want a shorter or longer cord i can just buy one.

post #8 of 13

consider the hiFiman he300 or a used pair of he400

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

pleather headband...or am i wrong? i didn't see anything about real leather on their website

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
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consider the hiFiman he300 or a used pair of he400

pleather headband... or am i wrong? i didn't see anything about real leather on their website

post #11 of 13

hifiman sells velour pads for 10 bucks

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

shameless bump.  anyone different have any new suggestions tonight?

now also looking at shure srh 1440

post #13 of 13

The headband on the HE-400 is real leather, it says so in the instruction booklet when you buy them. 

 

the Shure srh 1440 might have a pleather headband.

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