Sony, Sennheiser, Razer or Philips? Need help choosing..
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Hi guys, 
After almost 4 years of use, my Technics RP-F300 has finally died out on me. I've been trying to decide on what should I get this time based on the price and availability of the models in my area (I live in UAE). I've finalised on this shortlist:
 
1. Sony's XB500 -  $70
2. Sennheiser's HD419  -  $82
3. Razer Electra - $80
4. Philips SHG8000  - $68
 
I've checked out reviews for the first 3 (couldn't find any for the Philips) and I kind lean towards the XB500. From what I've read, it appears to be one of the best bassy headphones for the price and I kind of like punchy bass. Also I believe that can be corrected by fiddling with the EQ a bit. My main use for the headphone would be for gaming and watching movies and a little music. I'll be using the headphones at around 45-55% of the volume so it should leak little to no sound at that volume or at least a person 2-3 feet away from me shouldn't discern what I'm listening to.
 
I know that these models are cheaper on amazon but if I add the shipping costs it becomes more expensive. So which of these models do you all think I should get? 
 
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Guys, I really need some help here. At least which is better between the Razer and Sony models, in terms of overall sound quality and sound leakage. Thanks again.
 
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Both the Razor and the Phillips are gaming headphones. This forum doesn't really review gaming headphones. We mostly care about headphones that are dedicated for music.
 
I only heard XB500 out of your list. It is a good bet if you like bass. I have heard a number of Senn HD4xx series (though not HD419), and none of them are good for my ears.
 
You really have to put them on and distinguish them yourself.
 
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Thanks for replying Arctia. I was sceptical about the Sennheisers because the majority recommend the HD2xx series and HD6xx series. I chose these because these are the cheapest in the country (I mean $80 for HD419 when amazon has it for $34). I would have tried it out but they don't offer test models, its all sealed in its packages. 
And regarding the gaming headphones, I wasn't aware of that fact. I did notice some razer reviews and while not the best, it suited its gaming purpose. I couldn't find comparisons however as to how it stands up against the XB500 and which would be a better option.
 
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If I were you and must decide between those 4 headphones, XB500 would be my choice.
Senns 419 looks quite cheap, and I didn't have a good experience in terms of sound quality with cheap Sennheisers.
Far from being audiophile headphones, Sony's XB500 appear to be a great choice for some movies, where often a lot of bass is really enjoyable. They also looks pretty well IMO.

Good Luck!
 
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The 419s were my first pair of headphones and I loved them. The sound quality was great and it is rather durable
 
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