I have been using tacky "gaming" headphones for the past 2 years and am over the quality of them, i.e. the quality of sound and workmanship on the phones themselves, (The logitech G35 and G930). I thought it's now time to invest a bit more money in something that will hopefully last longer than 6-12 months and sound alot better.
What will I use the headphones for?
I will primarily be using the headphones for games and music, and sometimes movies.
What will be the source of the Audio?
Alright this is where it gets complicated, I currently only have a laptop with a 3.5mm Jack that's shared between audio and microphone so will need a splitter. The laptop is a Lenovo Edge E520. will it be 100% essential to get an amp or will I still appreciate the headphones even with just the 3.5mm jack on the laptop.
What type of Music do I listen to?
I mainly listen to pop/punk rock etc and some instrumental (not much tho).
What websites would I purchase from being it's in Australia (BUDGET OF $220-230 AUD)
http://www.shopbot.com.au/ - This site will link the cheapest headphones of the ones you searched for in Australian stores so I would just go off that.
Or a site like
What headphones am I looking at?
I was initially looking at getting the Audio Technicas AD 700X's or even the ATH 700X's, or the Sennheiser HD598's.
Do you want bass?
I would like to have a little bass just to appreciate an explosion in a game if it utilises it. I don't need bass that will rattle my ears, just enough to appreciate it.
I thank you for your time reading this, I hope some people could recommend me some headphones that I will love for gaming and music, I will be purchasing a seperate mic if anyone can recommend one of them. Preferably less then $30. (Bonus if it attaches to headset somehow).
Edited by Mattaust - 5/13/14 at 6:21pm