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A/V Headphones

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by IbramGaunt, 5 Feb 2007.

  1. IbramGaunt

    IbramGaunt New Member

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    I need to get quality headphones for music and gaming basically, maybe films aswell. Currently I have a set of useless ones that pop into your ear, but they always fall out if you move an inch!

    Can anyone recommend a set of headphones that would be good for both my PC and MP3 player. Price range: anything below €40 ($55, £25).

    Thanks. ;)
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    For that kind of price, you won't be getting anything amazing.

    If you save for a bit longer, you can splash out on something that will sound much better for ~£50. I used to have a pair of Sennheiser HD212's, and for ~£40 (at the time I bought them), they were excellent.
     
  3. IbramGaunt

    IbramGaunt New Member

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    Well would those sort of headphones be suited for like an MP3 player and such. It seems to me they are more suited for home use.....
     
  4. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo oh lolz

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    They're a closed phone so they're pretty ideal for portable use. I don't think they'd particularly need a headphone amp either, unlike the more expensive HD650s, so you'd be fine. Beyerdynamic do a few half-decent closed phones that might be worth looking into if you're planning on spending a little more.
     
  5. specofdust

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    Koss PortaPro's are cheap and sound fantastic. If you can't handle the aesthetic of them then you could go for the koss Sreeta Pro's, they're not quite as good a level of sound quality, but they look a fair bit less ugly.

    They're around £20 in the UK.
     
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  6. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    I have some HD515's and although they lack a bit on the midrange for bass and treble they are damn good.
    About £50-60.
     
  7. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    have a look at the sennheiser px-100 or 200s. the 100s are open, 200s closed. curiously nough, the 100s are cheaper and sound better.
     
  8. specofdust

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    That'd be because open headphones almost always sound better when you compare opens and closeds from a similar price point or range.
     
  9. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    well yeah - i knew that :)

    its funny sennheiser should price the 200s higher, give them a higher model number, and make em 'premium-ified' with leatherette pads, though.
     
  10. buchans

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    I've come to love my Sony MDR-EX71SLB Fontopia Headphones cannot beat them for drowning out external noice and the sound quality is great
     
  11. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I have Sony MDR-XD200...
    Amazing sound for the price... comfortable, last somewhat good Sony product ever made by Sony...
    Super long cable (long enough so that you can walk freely in your room), solid construction.

    Price 25$ Can (anyway that is what I paid before taxes). Check reviews!
     
  12. buchans

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    those reminded me about my 'home use set' Sony-MDR-V700DJ, very

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-V700DJ-Monitor-Series-Headphones/dp/B00001W0DH
     
  13. Rav

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    You might also want to have a look at the Sennheiser PX100 , generally very well rated budget 'phones.
     
  14. toric334

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    Koss KSC75, got mine from Amazon for £12 delivered. Best bang for buck out there.
     
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    I've got those too and I can only offer my recommendation of them. A real bargain!
     
  16. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    I got a set of theseSony headphones in black there pretty nice, very bassy
     
  17. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    149$!!!!!!!
    You know you could have sent me the cash, I need it! ;)
     
  18. Altron

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    Eh, IMO, you'd be better off with Grado SR-125s for similar price.
     
  19. dom_

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    Well he was not posting to help anyone. If he even read the first post it clearly says a budget.
    Probably just wanted to show off his middle of the range over priced, sub hifi headphones.
     
  20. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    but dude they have LOADS OF BASS!!! :hehe:
     

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