Headphone/Earphone Recommendations? Ask For Advice Here!

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  1. OJR

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    I agree with the above. I have 2x pairs of Zero Audio carbo IEMs and they are perfect for any NC duties I need. I often work in loud datacentres and have tried NC headphones and found the IEMs to work better.
     
  2. Matthew kane

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    The Sony 1000X are much more expensive then the QC35's though. $480-550 vs $350-395 for the latter.

    Surprised Comply are still business. Unfortunately the T-400 and T-500 tips I had didn't last long enough. The foam and double flange tips from Sennheiser are absolutely superb for medium to large ear canals.
     
  3. DraGoN-BoY

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    Comply seem to be pretty popular and are often bundled with IEMs. I personally couldn't get a good seal with them and found Etymotic grey cylindrical foam tips worked best for isolation. Then I discovered Sensaphonic silicone sleeves which are perfect in all aspects.
     
  4. Orphan

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    Hey guys, I'm currently hunting for some sub ~$200 closed over-ear headphones. They will be used for a variety of things, music, tv/movies, guitar, keyboard, and a little gaming. From my searches Audio Technica M50X's came up a lot. In the comments there were also a number of people suggesting the M40X were also worth considering (some saying they liked them better). JB hifi had the M50X and MSR7 which I tried for a couple minutes each. I'm coming from canalphones (Shure SE215) so the isolation on both didn't seem great but that was in a fairly noisy store. I thought the M50X's sounded pretty decent but for certain music like rock I found the treble end of the sound to be a bit harsh, I didn't notice the same in other genres like jazz or electronic. The MSR7's are out of my current budget but I did find I liked the fit of them better and the highs didn't seem to have the same harshness as I found in some music on the M50X's but they also had a little less on the low end which I'm guessing is what is meant by "flat sound profile". Haven't found a set of M40X's to try yet. Any suggestions for other headphones to consider?
     
  5. phreeky82

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    I don't find the treble of the M40X harsh. The bass is a touch too pronounced, but apparently the M50X are worse. JB price matched a much better online price for me.
     
  6. G-PhresH

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    What are my options for wireless headphones with a mic?

    Will be used purely for gaming, no music or anything (would get some decent wired ones for that).

    Only thing is that it has to have a strong wireless signal. My current set (G930's) cut out intermittently because of interference from my wifi/baby monitor/whatever.
     
  7. roamin

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    currently run ath-ad700 open back headphones but need new ones some time soon. i would like a similar unit but in wireless, is this a thing? is it possible to get good open back cans that are wireless?
     
  8. aussie-revhead

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    Guys, I was reading about some motherboards today and I was amazed at the effort some go to to put good audio hardware onto their boards but nearly every headset that I or my kids have used (gaming) are usb so am I missing out on something? Are usb headsets (eg G930) good enough for gaming? What non-usb headset would you even use for gaming?

    Looking forward to replies on this.

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  9. metalrain

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    I bought this PowerADD bluetooth reciever for a solution like that (paired with both my SHP9500 and HE-350) but honestly, it's got some horrendous signal noise/interference. I'd imagine a set-up like this with a much better receiver might be the way to go.
     
  10. Trevstar

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    Howdy all,

    Looking to buy a new set of headphones to replace my budget ones ive had for years.

    They will be used for gaming (overwatch/mmos etc) and youtbe/music (rock/todays music).

    Looking to spend $200.

    Mic would be a bonus but not concerned if it doesn't have one.

    Prefer the type that covers my ear.

    Have been reading some reviews on the Steelseries Artic 5 they are looking pretty sweet - i have opted for the wire cause i cant justify over $100 more for the 7 version just for wireless.

    Anyone have experience with these headphones?
     
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  11. Matthew kane

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    AD900x or 558. Both closed, acceptable sound quality without spending a shit load and no mic. They are circumaural, covers your ears.
     
  12. Trevstar

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    Has anyone had experience with Creative Sound BlasterX H7 HD 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset?
     
  13. jpw007

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    Ad900x as mentioned, or the model with a mic ADG1X :thumbup:
     
  14. m0n4g3

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    So after owning my HE-400's for close to 6 years now... i've had the pleasantry of seeing my headphones implode on themselves! :(

    The plastic that holds the adjustment rods has literally torn itself to pieces, thus leaving me with no headphones! :(

    Any advice on a replacement pair for the HE-400's?

    I have a cambridge audio dacmagic 100 and a matrix m-stage headphone amp. Recently though i have been using a creative omni 5.1 surround to output to the matrix m-stage so that i could get more spatial awareness in game, so something hopefully with a good sound stage to help even more would be awesome.

    $$$ wise... i dunno i guess i could stretch it to $1000, but i'll have to think about it.
     
  15. Benno1988

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    I've been enjoying the Fostex TH610, and I guess the Massdrop versions would be similar for cheaper

    In HD800 territory too, I liked the sound of those as well, so so clear :p
     
  16. downforce

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    Hi all!

    Few months ago, purchased a Fiio M3 from Headphonics for Mr10 as he's getting into music, whilst also learning an instrument.

    He's now starting to notice his headphones (crappy old Sony headphone/mic set) aren't cutting the mustard and asked me to help him find some new ones.

    Requirements:
    * Overhead, preferably over ear, but on-ear also OK.
    * Almost certainly has to be closed, or at least very low leakage.
    * Budget is ~$50-100. Happy to buy new or secondhand.
    * Fairly robust. I don't expect tank tough but my MS-1's, for example, are way too delicate. Basically an all-in-one type design with solid connectors.
    * The Fiio M3 is able to drive them (I assume this wouldn't be an issue at this price range).


    I was thinking of looking for some AT MX-50s second hand?

    I also see Brainwavz has a 20% off sale atm, the HM2 are "Headphonic recommended" and work out ~$52 delivered, plus state they are durable.

    Any thing else to look out for please?

    EDIT: OK I think AT MX50x, even SH might be optimistic.
     
  17. Uchuujin-san

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    Have heard good things about the AT M40x. I've only ever heard the M50x, but if it's a more neutral version of the M50x, as i've read on the interwebz, i reckon it might be worth looking in to. Might be a bit above budget depending on where you look though.

     
  18. downforce

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    Thanks for that! We decided to just get the $50 Brainwavz for now. He destroys almost everything so we can work up from $25 Sony's to $50 Brainwavz and maybe next time $100 ones :D
     
  19. Matthew kane

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    PM me. I have a contact at Hifiman who can potentially provide you a solution or replacement parts for your HE-400. Send me a picture while you're at it.
     
  20. Trevstar

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    Received my ATH-M50X headphones today and i gotta say they are simply pure goodness.
     

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