For the past 6 or so years iv been using Sennheiser HD 202's as my over ear headphones for everything PC related. Music, games ..both at the same time.
Problem is iv had to buy 2 pairs so far and Im on my 3rd which is a Frankenstein of the working parts from the original 2. Now however even this one requires repair. The wire once again seems to have a intermittent break that Im going to have to cut and re-solder to the driver.
Im getting tired of constantly repairing these things.
I need some sound advice (pun har har) on suitable replacements.
I like bass ( my speaker system is a Logitech Z5500, again with the bass ), hence why I bought a second pair of HD 202's a few years back. So im after some headphones that can at least match the HD 202's in that respect as well as in overall sound quality.
My PC has a Asus Xonar D2X soundcard going into the Z5500 control Pod via analog. My headphones connect via the Control Pod.
I don't have any stand alone Dacs or amps simply because I don't have the foggiest clue about them
Im willing to go up to about £80 maybe more if quality needs, the HD 202's currently go for £30. I don't have any music or hardware shops good enough nearby that would allow me to test head phones out so I can only go on reviews and advice online
I listen to almost all types of music. Currently as I write this im listening to chiptune music. But I like Rock, J and K Pop. Trance, Dance, Even Hip hop and rap from time to time, hell even classical music when im in the mood. Again I do like my thumping base with crisp treble.
Iv been looking into the following headphones myself but im very much a noob when it comes to Audio stuff.
ATH-M50 for £80 (not the M50x - not worth +50% cost over the m50 just for the detachable wire)
AKG K550 for £100
BD DT990 for £113 (not sure on this due to ohm requirements)
So let the advice role