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Need something for when I play poker

post #1 of 8
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Hi,

 

I need some new headphones for while I play poker.  I play for long periods of time so I would prefer them to be comfortable for long periods of time.  I would like to spend $200 or less but could spend more if needed.  I would strongly prefer over ear.  I will also be running them off my phone/ipad.  

 

I was looking to get the 558's but was wondering if they would be ok with my phone or ipad.  

 

Thanks in advance

post #2 of 8

Are you OK with open cans--like the HD 558 (they leak sound and don't isolate well)?

 

What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

If you don't know your preferred sound signature (and even if you do), what genres of music do you plan to run through these cans?

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I guess open cans wouldn't be the best option as I wouldn't want to annoy the people around me. I mainly listen to electronic musc and some rock.
post #4 of 8

What about the look does it influence your choise ?

post #5 of 8
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I guess open cans wouldn't be the best option as I wouldn't want to annoy the people around me. I mainly listen to electronic musc and some rock.


For electronic music you need a fast headphone.  I'm not sure what closed cans in your budget meet this test.

 

Also it will help to know if you want a neutral, bass heavy, bright, recessed treble, mid-centric, "V" shaped or other flavor in your sound signature.

post #6 of 8
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I guess open cans wouldn't be the best option as I wouldn't want to annoy the people around me. I mainly listen to electronic musc and some rock.

I listen to similar music and would like to make a personal recommendation for the Audio-Technica M50. It does have a strong bass to it though so if you would prefer a neutral sound or don't like a bit of extra bass, these may not be the best choice for you. They can run just fine through phones/iPods (I've used mine on my GS4 and 4th gen iPod Touch no problem).

 

EDIT: Oh, and another thing to consider is that the M50s do tend to have a bit of a strong clamping force (though it does reduce over time) so depending on how large of a head you have, they may be a bit tight for a little while. I have had mine for about 6 months or so and the clamping has reduced a considerable amount but I do notice it after a while.

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MrKommander View Post
 

What about the look does it influence your choise ?

 

Looks don't really matter.

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 


For electronic music you need a fast headphone.  I'm not sure what closed cans in your budget meet this test.

 

Also it will help to know if you want a neutral, bass heavy, bright, recessed treble, mid-centric, "V" shaped or other flavor in your sound signature.

I'm really not sure on what "sound signature" I want as this is the first pair decent headphones I'm looking to buy.  I just want something that sounds good and is comfortable while playing for long hours.  

post #8 of 8

Take a look at the UE6000.  They are still available for a closeout price of less than $100.  See:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/surprisingly-good-logitec-ue6000-and-ue9000

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