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2 years ago#1
Got a sound card for Christmas, and I'm looking for good headphones to go with them. I was looking at these, but I seemed to have missed a sale on them:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZG9TMA/ref=s9_simh_gw_p267_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0BKPAK647D1Z49C5YJ7Z&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630083502&pf_rd_i=507846

Any recommendations?
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2 years ago#2
Two big things to think about are open/closed headphones and whether you want monitors or a "fun" sound.
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2 years ago#3
These are supposed to be good
http://www.amazon.com/AKG-240-Semi-Open-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1388122555&sr=1-1&keywords=k240
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2 years ago#4
At that pricepoint, the Grado SR-80i is your best bet. Beautiful sound.
2 years ago#5
Pfttt... these are LEGENDARY

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAS160B-Lightweight-Headband-Headphones/dp/B004JRYLG4
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2 years ago#6
What's a nice headphone with mic >_>
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2 years ago#7
Quote:What's a nice headphone with mic >_>
@__hello__

None, those are called headsets, and usually have mediocre sound compared to a dedicated headphones at the same price.
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2 years ago#8
TrueKu posted...
These are supposed to be good
http://www.amazon.com/AKG-240-Semi-Open-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1388122555&sr=1-1&keywords=k240


I'm using the AKG K242 and if these ones are anything like my ones, I recommend them.
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2 years ago#9
http://www.amazon.com/Samson-SR950-Professional-Reference-Headphones/dp/B00CBPJLFW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388141041&sr=8-1&keywords=sr950

What I got for xmas. Head-fi seems to think they're just slightly modified 850s, but those get universal acclaim. Then again, the 850s are quite a bit less.



http://www.amazon.com/SR850-Professional-Studio-Reference-Headphones/dp/B002LBSEQS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388141136&sr=8-1&keywords=sr850



Both solid choices. They're made by a chinese company that's copying some $300 headset design with $50 headset components.
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2 years ago#10
Oh right lol
What's a nice headset then

Or should I just buy headphones with a mic
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