Headphone/Earphone Recommendations? Ask For Advice Here!

Discussion in 'PC Audio' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. fcyde

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    Good choice, wont be disappointed with the Schiit gear. AKG KXXX and QXXX (+AD700/AD900) were recommended for gaming a lot because of their large soundstage which is good for positional cues in FPS games in particular. Depends what sort of games you play i guess. They tend to lack bass if that matters to you.
     
  2. Matthew kane

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    Only the AD700 lacked bass, actually it virtually had no bass, people on head-fi back in the day were modding the shit out of them to get more bass response out of them. Why it was ever recommended for gaming is beyond me as its a piece of shit at best, wing flap design suited for large heads, shit earpad seal, no bass, awful low mids.

    At least the AD900 had a better FR and had some ompph in the low end regions, but it still carried over the poor over the head wing design which rested on your head pretty loosely. But it was pretty much overlooked back in the days as most people just jumped to the AD1000X and AD2000 models.

    The modern AD900x is a lot better than its predecessor.

    The original K701, 702 and the original green Quincy Jones 701 (K701 in green colour) were a piece of shit as well. The K712 and newer K7XX after including the anniversary model was a lot better.
     
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  3. super kermit

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    Ordered K712 Pros
     
  4. j3ll0

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    Hi All,

    looking for canalphones to suit a child (think 9 years old). They need to have a mic. I would prefer if they were or could be volume limited but that feature is not a must-have.

    Main concern is the size of the bud that needs to go in-ear.

    Thoughts?
     
  5. Matthew kane

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    Size of the bud doesn't matter as all earphones have tips to accommodate different ear canals.
     
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  6. j3ll0

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    Except the ones that don't. Checking out, for example, the JBL offerings, some models come with 3 sizes of covers, some come with only the single size. They have a sportsperson model that would be awesome (waterproof as well - good for messy child), but it only came in the one size.

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  8. Smiley__24

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    Hi Guys.

    I'm in the market for a set of gaming headphones. I want good positional audio for PUBG. They will be driven directly from my sound card and I'd like to keep the price under $200 but can stretch if there is a significant improvement to be had at a slightly higher price point. I prefer circumaural. Would be cool if they had a mic but it looks like I'd be better off adding a clip on at this price.

    I've currently got some Creative junk (revolver or something) but they are hard on my ears. I get a ringing after a long gaming session through fatigue even though I have the volume very low at all times (working in a noisy machine shop all day does not help).

    Cheers
    Aaron
     
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  9. Matthew kane

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    Under $200 is a bit hard, you're only option is going with another gaming type headset better than your current Creatives.
     
  10. Smiley__24

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    Would something like the Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X be worth considering?

    The ATH-ADG1X gets recommended a bit, would these compare to the 700x or the 900x or somewhere in between? Or are they just totally different?

    I was mistaken, the headphones I have are HyperX Cloud Revolvers.
     
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  11. isaakk

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    Anyone have a recommendation for some headphones with similar sound quality/tone as the HD598's, but with more impact down low?
     
  12. fcyde

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    Its been a few years since i owned a pair of 598's, but maybe take a look at the Fidelio X2's
     
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    Look like they might fit the bill, will get my hands on some X2HR's and give them a go. Cheers!
     
  14. super kermit

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    I am selling my Audio Technica AD700s with an amp :)
     
  15. connico

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    Then buy them seperately? Canal tips can be replaced by third party tips... just need to find the right size fitting
     
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    Got a couple of PCCG gift vouchers for Christmas, thinking of dropping them on a good gaming headset. Are there any on the horizon worth waiting for? Budget probably 180-200 I reckon. Comfort and good surround are key for me. Any recommendations?
     
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    I was lucky enough to pick up a pair of Nuforce Be6i's off amazon just before Christmas at a good price. I have now killed the Comply's that were supplied with them, and would love to get cheaper tips of better quality.

    Anyone got good experiences with any of the Ali, Fleabay or Amazon generics? I'd be looking to spend a buck to a buck and a half per pair in bulk.
     
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    Better wired or wireless headphones?
     
  19. iNoob

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    Looking for some advice gents.

    Have a set of Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro's which have developed a left can rattle. (Audio cable needs to be bent in a weird way to actually connect too). Plus a retired set of Ultrasone HD550's.

    Was potentially looking at something new around the 250-300 range. Or should I have a go at repairing the current set/just getting new pads for the ultrasones?
     
  20. Gus the Mus

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    Hey guys, any recommendations for a wireless headset up to about $200-250? Preference is something with bluetooth as it'll be used sometimes for music/gaming and sometimes connected to the iPhone for conference calls. I'm just over wires........
     

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