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Choosing a new set of headphones (budget)

post #1 of 7
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Hey guys, first post and hello!

 

My headphones have died :( They were the cheapish sennheiser 201's, the cable went on them. Currently using what can best be described as no headphones atm :triportsad: I wanted to ask your wisdoms on a few cheapish pairs (compared to how much some cost) My uses of them would be most things really, from gaming to films/shows, music of alot of genres (in case that helps!) Cost would be £10-£30 max really

 

The things i was trying to look for mainly were 1 cable coming from the headphones (i dislike one of each side so much - getting caught around the neck) another big deal i thought would be the thickness of the cable as i thought the sennheiser cable was so thin (my main bugbears with the headphones i had) They would have to be closed back/non open ear due to having them on quite late. If they were durable/less prone to breaking, that would be awesome.

 

Anyways i was looking at some of these (please feel free to add any with thoughts, or of these current ideas) Superlux HD669, Superlux HD661, Samson CH700 and the AKG K44's

 

I was originally looking really cheap at some Behringer HPM1000's but wasn't sure if they would be alot worse than those mentioned or others you might have ideas on.

 

Thank you for any replies! :) 


Edited by abstractcircle - 3/24/14 at 7:15am
post #2 of 7

Either of the Superlux's would be great, leaning towards the 661's for portability. Outside of the headphones you mentioned you may like the Logitech UE4000's. The sound quality of the 661's is probably better, but you do get a nice design with the UE's. They can be folded up, they come with a carrying case as well as a splitter. It's designed more for the average consumer, but they still come with great sound quality in that price range. Either would make a great option. 

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Originally Posted by halfinfinity View Post
 

Either of the Superlux's would be great, leaning towards the 661's for portability. Outside of the headphones you mentioned you may like the Logitech UE4000's. The sound quality of the 661's is probably better, but you do get a nice design with the UE's. They can be folded up, they come with a carrying case as well as a splitter. It's designed more for the average consumer, but they still come with great sound quality in that price range. Either would make a great option. 

Hey halffinfinity, thanks for the reply! I hadn't seen those headphones before (the UE4000's) interesting! So out of those it would be them or the Superlux 661's? I didn't post any links, in case i wasn't allowed but glad to know i can!

 

How would you think the logitech were at not leaking noise? (i've tended to have headphones that go completely over the ear for years) They do look nice for the price, the detatchable cable and it only coming out of one ear looks great!

 

I briefly read on the 661's and some people not finding them too comfortable (i'd be wearing them a good few hours every night), they do look nice for the price though!

 

Thank you for the reply though, i shall have to have a think about this :smile_phones:

post #4 of 7
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Hey guys, ok i've been looking at both the UE 4000 (currently £25-£30) and the superlux 661's (£30) Tough choice! The logitech seem like they might be more comfortable, but not sure on over ears!

 

I also saw these Superlux HD651 for £9 inc postage, i know they arent great but would they be a cheap fix temporarily? Any advice would be great!

post #5 of 7

It really comes down to whether you want on, or over ear.

post #6 of 7
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Ah that's cool. Thanks for pointing them out as i hadn't seen them before at all. I only came across the Superlux recently aswell (i found they often didn't show up in searches on some sites) Would the on ear leak much sound? One thing that did make me wonder was some reviews saying the 661's were great sounding but some people felt they were uncomfortable (i'd be wearing them prob in the evenings 4 hours+) They would be used at home, so dont have to worry about moving them.

 

Thanks for your advice halfinfinity! Appreciated. :atsmile:

post #7 of 7

Is leaking an issue? Because if not, definitely get some open back headphones. Although in that price range, you may not be able to get something anyways. Oh, and I don't think an on ear design leaks any more than a over ear would. 

 

EDIT: You can get a pair of Sennheiser HD 518's used on Amazon for $75. You may even be able to get them in the classifieds for cheaper.


Edited by halfinfinity - 3/27/14 at 4:56pm
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