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Old 25th December 2015, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Overwhelmed by headphone selection (noob)

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I kind regret typing 'headphone reviews' into youtube, as i've watched so many I really don't know where to start


if anyone can point me in the right direction I can do the rest

Im willing to spend up to $1000

Im after wireless/bluetooth & noise cancelling and clarity over too much bass etc


thx in advance
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Old 26th December 2015, 5:38 PM   #2
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Im after wireless/bluetooth & noise cancelling and clarity over too much bass etc
http://headphones.com.au/pbrowse?catID=1&subCatID=19

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Old 26th December 2015, 7:35 PM   #3
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thanks for reply, but the link doesn't work for me




I went with the beyerdynamic MMX300 premium
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Old 27th December 2015, 1:34 PM   #4
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Im willing to spend up to $1000

Im after wireless/bluetooth & noise cancelling and clarity over too much bass etc
Your budget is massively over the top. Jump on Headphonic forum, or wait for owner Snufkin to come here and give advice.

High quality sound maxes out around $400 imo. From then on it's about build cost and preference for a certain analytical 'high end' sound. Not to everyone's taste. Plus, 400+ puts you in the realm of some phones that will need a decent source and amp to run as they should, so I'd even be looking at spending far less.

Ask yourself if wireless and NC is really necessary, as these are things you a lot pay extra for that compomise sound quality.
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Old 27th December 2015, 3:25 PM   #5
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Ive also been looking for a pair of headphones in the $400 range

Just noticed the Audiofly af240 on headphonic, but with a little research the af250 looks awesome. Maybe Snufkin can advise when they are coming out??
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Old 27th December 2015, 6:10 PM   #6
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Ive also been looking for a pair of headphones in the $400 range

Just noticed the Audiofly af240 on headphonic, but with a little research the af250 looks awesome. Maybe Snufkin can advise when they are coming out??
I got Beyerdynamic DT880 250 ohm and never looked back. Granted I have lossless music and a top of the line sound card, but they all work well together
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Old 27th December 2015, 7:24 PM   #7
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I got Beyerdynamic DT880 250 ohm and never looked back. Granted I have lossless music and a top of the line sound card, but they all work well together
They look great, but looking for something with a removable microphone or mic on the cable for ps4/skype as well as movies/music.
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Old 29th December 2015, 8:06 PM   #8
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Anyone got any opinions on the Oppo PM3 or Audio Technica ATH-R70x ?
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Old 30th December 2015, 1:31 PM   #9
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Ask yourself if wireless and NC is really necessary, as these are things you a lot pay extra for that compomise sound quality.
^^ This.

Personally I have never been a fan of anything wireless. My mouse and keyboard to this day are still wired. I recently decided it was time to get me some new headphones and ended up settling with B&O H6's. Simple, no BS headphones with excellent sound and build quality. Not exactly gaming headphones but if you spend your time listening to stuff like ludovico einaudi you start to appreciate it much more.
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Hi,

I kind regret typing 'headphone reviews' into youtube, as i've watched so many I really don't know where to start


if anyone can point me in the right direction I can do the rest

Im willing to spend up to $1000

Im after wireless/bluetooth & noise cancelling and clarity over too much bass etc


thx in advance
$1000 is a huge budget for your first pair of headphones, although if you split the budget it will cover a good source (DAC and amp) which you'll need for higher end pairs.

Wireless + noise cancelling = that's what you're paying for, not sound quality.
eg: a ~$800 pair of wireless ANC, like the Sennheiser Momentum, gives you ~$250 wired headphone sound quality for an $800 outlay.


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I went with the beyerdynamic MMX300 premium
Interesting choice - you know they're just a DT770pro with a mic attached, so you're paying ~$400 for a mic?

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Ive also been looking for a pair of headphones in the $400 range

Just noticed the Audiofly af240 on headphonic, but with a little research the af250 looks awesome. Maybe Snufkin can advise when they are coming out??
The AF240 aren't bad but we don't have an eta for the 250 - the 240 were supposed to come out earlier in the year but only landed this month.

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Anyone got any opinions on the Oppo PM3 or Audio Technica ATH-R70x ?
The PM3 have great build quality and comfort, but awful sound for the price. They sound like sub-$200 headphones.
The R70X have great build quality and comfort, sound quality is good for the price but I dunno... they just aren't an overly amazing sounding headphone. Good, but not great
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Old 30th December 2015, 4:50 PM   #11
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The PM3 have great build quality and comfort, but awful sound for the price. They sound like sub-$200 headphones.
The R70X have great build quality and comfort, sound quality is good for the price but I dunno... they just aren't an overly amazing sounding headphone. Good, but not great
What would you recommend?
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Old 30th December 2015, 7:35 PM   #12
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The Beyer Custom One Pro has a detachable cable and optional mic - once you add the mic they're basically an MMX300 without the huge price tag.

If you want to spend $500 the R70X are a decent choice, but anywhere from ~$400+ you need to make sure your source and headphone stage are up to scratch to make it worthwhile.

What kind of music do you listen to?
What kind of sound signature do you like?
What's your maximum budget?
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Old 30th December 2015, 8:54 PM   #13
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Hey mate,

Spent hours doing research, this is what im looking for

To be used for PS4 Gaming / Movies on the tv and Music (rap, metal, blues), so something with strong heavy bass is a must.

Ideally i will hook it up to a desktop amp where i can just change the input and change the source of the audio.

Mic is a bonus because i would occasionally use it for gaming/Skype.

Now budget wise it started at $300 but the more research i do its kind of blown out.

Ideally id want to spend about $600-700 max on headphones and amp, if im getting a bargain i might be able to push it a bit more.

Cheers

oh and by the way im a noob at all this so go easy please just getting started upgrading my 5 year old Bose

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Old 31st December 2015, 9:35 AM   #14
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I'd go the Beyer Custom One Pro with mic for sure
They will suit your tastes well, are super efficient so an amp isn't required (but a good quality DAC and headphone stage will be a good idea, good quality onboard should be fine), are built very well and sound great for the price.
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(but a good quality DAC and headphone stage will be a good idea, good quality onboard should be fine),
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any recommendations on a dac?
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