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Hi there folks.

I think it's about time i upgraded my headphones. At the minute i use Sennheiser RS120 Wireless. Panasonic RP-HTF600E-S High End HiFi Headphone Wired.


At the minute i am fed up with Hissing (120s) creaking (Pannys)


I do love the 120s on a loud film though it drowns out the hiss.


I would like to purchase £100 or below (Even this is to much but i gotta get something better i can tell the wife they were cheaper).

My usage will be plugged into Sony Receiver mostly for films and concerts. I do realize that i will not be able to use the bluetooth via the receiver but can still hardwire them or use alternative non hiss wireless.

Do all Wireless headphones Hiss? or just mine.

Music wise i listen to a lot of Whitesnake/Metallica, U2/80s, Eagles/Dream Theatre, and want the best possible experience.

Love dts music and of course dts movies.



What i have been looking at-

Bludio R+ Bluetooth Stereo Headphone

Klipsch Mode M40 Wired
Creative WP - 350
Any help greatly appreciated.

Edited by Jedster - 3/24/14 at 2:54am
post #2 of 4
If you go wireless, you'll pay a premium for that technology. You could get better sounding headphones for your money if you go wired. And I've read complaints about sound quality with wireless technology in your budget range.

Check out the LINDY HF-100. These are neutral sounding headphones, and the cups and drivers are all made by the same manufacturer as the Brainwavz HM5 and Fisher FA-003 and then rebranded. You can learn more about them (and the other brands you might look for) in these two threads:

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Big thanks for the feedback cel4145


I have decided to go for 2. 

1 wired for use with Sony Amp

1 Bluetooth cheap £30-40 set for around the house garden.

For wired i have dwindled them down to.

Sennheiser HD 558 Available for £119 in the UK

Sennheiser HD 518 Available for £79 in the UK

From the reviews on Head-Fi the 518's seem to be big value for money saving £40 off the 558's seems like a no-brainer to me.


would these be sufficient for a non audiophile?


Don't get me wrong i love to hear the whole movie when viewing infact i noticed a rather large explosion about 3 mins into Die Hard 4 whilst listening straight through amp to speakers, put on the Rs120's and it sounded like a series of 3 explosions?? (Not as exciting) then put my cheap £29 Panasonic wired earphones on and it was back to the huge explosion. 

post #4 of 4

Just so you know just about any powered speaker (Headphones) produce a hissing noise, unless your paying hundreds for them.


The Sennheiser Hd 558 have a better sound-stage which is better when it comes to watching film or gaming. The sound-stage allows you to be able hear the distance and individuality of the sounds. This means with headphones with a small sound-stage the sounds are crammed together and muffled and with a large sound-stage they are easier to hear in detail and may even be able to hear things that weren't audible before. I hope you find this useful for your choice.

I personally am going to go for the Sennheiser HD 598 for my gaming and movie needs, these are £150 on Amazon. 

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