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Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby Zachh » Tue May 26, 2009 12:39 pm UTC

Okay so I've been working with a pair of Shure Se115s and there are pretty decent for walking around the isles at work but I want something more serious. Mainly over-the-ear headphones my budget is 150-175$. I've used my fathers' Bose but I've done some research and I've concluded that Bose are a rip-off. So does anybody have a suggestion?
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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby |Erasmus| » Tue May 26, 2009 12:44 pm UTC

Sennheiser.

There are a lot of people on here who will agree. Just get the best ones you can with that budget. 555, 595... I am not sure what prices in the US are like. I had the same budget over here (Australia) and could only get a pair of 515s (Australian dollars though, and all that stuff is more expensive). They are amazing headphones, though, and you will not be disappointed.

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby 1337geek » Thu May 28, 2009 1:11 am UTC

I agree about Sennheiser. I paid $30 for my HD202 headphones, and they're great. I can only imagine what a few more bucks would get you.
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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby Phill » Thu May 28, 2009 8:12 am UTC

Just wanted to add my vote for Sennheiser. I have HD-25s (for DJ use), great headphones. Any headphones which come with a little booklet about acoustic theory (i.e. why the headphones are designed in the way they were) is OK in my book :)

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby peter » Fri May 29, 2009 11:40 am UTC

QC2 ftw. :P

I got my pair when it was on discount, though.

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby diotimajsh » Fri May 29, 2009 8:15 pm UTC

I use the Equation RP-21 headphones, and I really like them. Or I did until the right ear started failing on me >_>. Still, I think they're the best pair of headphones I've owned yet in this price range, and I find them very comfortable for long periods of time. My interests are geared specifically toward audio production and mixing, though, not sure how much that makes a difference--they're pretty great just for listening to "consumer" audio too.

At any rate, definitely do not get the Sennheiser HD 202s. They're quickly uncomfortable and they have a rather limited frequency response (only up to 18khz apparently). Everyone says great things about Sennheiser, and those things are probably true, but this model in particular is pretty bad. 'Course, it's evidently in the $20-30 range, which is well below what you were looking to spend anyway, so it shouldn't matter. But just sayin'.
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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby Xutar » Sat May 30, 2009 2:37 am UTC

Headphones I currently own are Skullcandy Skullcrushers
Works great for Rock and metal.
Lighter listening I use Audio Technica ATH-EM7

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby Toeofdoom » Sat May 30, 2009 2:42 pm UTC

I don't suppose theres a way to get sennheiser headphones with an attached mic? None of them appear to have one...
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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby b.i.o » Sun May 31, 2009 7:20 am UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:I don't suppose theres a way to get sennheiser headphones with an attached mic? None of them appear to have one...

I'd doubt it. Things that make good music listening headphones are not the same things that make good gaming headphones.

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby |Erasmus| » Sun May 31, 2009 10:35 am UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:I don't suppose theres a way to get sennheiser headphones with an attached mic? None of them appear to have one...

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headsets_pc_pro-gaming

not sure if the sound quality as good as the higher end headphones, but they do make gaming headsets.

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby Girdot » Sun May 31, 2009 7:17 pm UTC

I'm currently rocking a new pair of px100's and their flipping amazing for the price point. And the folding is a very nice feature; they actually fit in my pocket.

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby Zachh » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:34 pm UTC

b.i.o wrote:
Toeofdoom wrote:I don't suppose theres a way to get sennheiser headphones with an attached mic? None of them appear to have one...

I'd doubt it. Things that make good music listening headphones are not the same things that make good gaming headphones.


No they got them

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby v1ND » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:54 am UTC

Toeofdoom wrote:I don't suppose theres a way to get sennheiser headphones with an attached mic? None of them appear to have one...


Check out the Astro A40. Fairly pricey but one of the few audiophile/gamer cross-overs.

http://www.astrogaming.com/products/det ... 0-Headset/

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby aaron » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:10 am UTC

Xutar wrote:Headphones I currently own are Skullcandy Skullcrushers
Works great for Rock and metal.


skullcandy headphones are generally frowned upon because of their cost. for example, the sennheiser px100s have a much better frequency range, less THD, and i got mine for 30~

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby MHD » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:02 am UTC

v1ND wrote:http://www.astrogaming.com/products/detail/4/A40-Headset/


Also the Saitek Pro Flight headset being a little cheaper and just as cool.
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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby Jeremy22 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:05 pm UTC

I could recommend the AKG K301Xtra Headphones, I've been using them for two years, and really like their sound... I don't know, maybe they are a tad too big if you want to listen to music while walking outside, but they would fit into your price-range...

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Re: Oh look another headphone topic...

Postby J Spade » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:40 pm UTC

Along the same lines as the OP, I'm trying to decide between two models of "earbud" style headphones: Sony MDR-EX71SL and Sennheiser CX 200.

Any recommendations?


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