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User Info: bubbub01

bubbub01
1 month ago#1
Want some nicer headphones. Willing to spend around $150. What are some good quality headphones I should buy (not headset).

User Info: _Marka_Ragnos_

_Marka_Ragnos_
1 month ago#2
Sennheiser 599s if you want open back.
Bowers and Wilkins P5s if you want closed back.
My Home Theater: http://m.imgur.com/a/la41r

User Info: bubbub01

bubbub01
1 month ago#3
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
Sennheiser 599s if you want open back.
Bowers and Wilkins P5s if you want closed back.


Is there an advantage for one of these sound quality wise? I don't care if other people here my stuff.

Here's a pair I was looking at:

https://goo.gl/uefoLf

User Info: _Marka_Ragnos_

_Marka_Ragnos_
1 month ago#4
bubbub01 posted...
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
Sennheiser 599s if you want open back.
Bowers and Wilkins P5s if you want closed back.


Is there an advantage for one of these sound quality wise? I don't care if other people here my stuff.

Here's a pair I was looking at:

https://goo.gl/uefoLf


It's all preference. I hate the ATH m50x's but many people like them. They're babbies first headphone and have a weird cult following of people who have never listened to better. The Bowers and Wilkins headphones are fantastically clear and transparent for the price.

If used for PC use and never outdoors, the Sennheisers will sound better to me, but again its all preference. Bowers and Wilkins has a much richer history than audiotecnica and their stuff sounds way better to me.
My Home Theater: http://m.imgur.com/a/la41r

User Info: bubbub01

bubbub01
1 month ago#5
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
bubbub01 posted...
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
Sennheiser 599s if you want open back.
Bowers and Wilkins P5s if you want closed back.


Is there an advantage for one of these sound quality wise? I don't care if other people here my stuff.

Here's a pair I was looking at:

https://goo.gl/uefoLf


It's all preference. I hate the ATH m50x's but many people like them. They're babbies first headphone and have a weird cult following of people who have never listened to better. The Bowers and Wilkins headphones are fantastically clear and transparent for the price.

If used for PC use and never outdoors, the Sennheisers will sound better to me, but again its all preference. Bowers and Wilkins has a much richer history than audiotecnica and their stuff sounds way better to me.


I was watching some videos and it looked like the ATH are uncomfortable after long term use. I honestly really don't like the Bowsers design. That's not usually something to turn me off, but for this it is. But yeah, I plan on using these headphones just for my PC. I have a pair of Vmodas I like for music when I lift, but I don't like them for long-term use. Plus they are really heavy in the low end if I'm ever mixing.

User Info: _Marka_Ragnos_

_Marka_Ragnos_
1 month ago#6
bubbub01 posted...
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
bubbub01 posted...
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
Sennheiser 599s if you want open back.
Bowers and Wilkins P5s if you want closed back.


Is there an advantage for one of these sound quality wise? I don't care if other people here my stuff.

Here's a pair I was looking at:

https://goo.gl/uefoLf


It's all preference. I hate the ATH m50x's but many people like them. They're babbies first headphone and have a weird cult following of people who have never listened to better. The Bowers and Wilkins headphones are fantastically clear and transparent for the price.

If used for PC use and never outdoors, the Sennheisers will sound better to me, but again its all preference. Bowers and Wilkins has a much richer history than audiotecnica and their stuff sounds way better to me.


I was watching some videos and it looked like the ATH are uncomfortable after long term use. I honestly really don't like the Bowsers design. That's not usually something to turn me off, but for this it is. But yeah, I plan on using these headphones just for my PC. I have a pair of Vmodas I like for music when I lift, but I don't like them for long-term use. Plus they are really heavy in the low end if I'm ever mixing.


If you're primarily using them for PC use, the Sennheisers are the most comfortable headphones I've ever used. You will forget you are wearing them. The velour cups they use are tremendous. Only downside (or plus side depending on how you look at it) is that they come with a very long 10ft cable that is 1/4in not 3.5mm. They include a 3.5mm adapter in the box and the cable is removable if you wanted to swap it later.
My Home Theater: http://m.imgur.com/a/la41r

User Info: Silvererazor

Silvererazor
1 month ago#7
bubbub01 posted...
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
Sennheiser 599s if you want open back.
Bowers and Wilkins P5s if you want closed back.


Is there an advantage for one of these sound quality wise? I don't care if other people here my stuff.

Here's a pair I was looking at:

https://goo.gl/uefoLf


The open back design of the Sennheiser HD599s delivers a bigger sounstage, so that it's more immersive and it's easier to locate enemies by sound.
B&W P5 is not my cup of tea, because they are onear headphones, so can't say much about them.

The M50X are not a bad pair of cans, the sound is OK and they are mobile. But if you have bigger ears, then they get uncomfortable very fast (except, if you buy non-stock earpads for them).

You can also look at:
http://a.co/2SyDYSd

or

http://a.co/cji5Ke1

The both are good for gaming and decent for music.

Open back headphones are the best kind of headphones to buy, if sound leakage is not an issue.
The Sennheiser are the safe choice. They are light, have good sound and you can wear them for hours without any problems.
In the end its up to try the headphones out and see, which you like the most.

User Info: bubbub01

bubbub01
1 month ago#8
I bought these:

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A

found them on Ebay for $70 from a supposed legit retailer (checked reddit and some other stuff). Think they might be refurbished but I'll go for it. Got a barely used pair of Vmodas off ebay for around the same price saving like $80

User Info: _Marka_Ragnos_

_Marka_Ragnos_
1 month ago#9
bubbub01 posted...
I bought these:

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A

found them on Ebay for $70 from a supposed legit retailer (checked reddit and some other stuff). Think they might be refurbished but I'll go for it. Got a barely used pair of Vmodas off ebay for around the same price saving like $80


Those are what I used before I made the mistake of getting into the really high end stuff. Really nice cans for the price.
My Home Theater: http://m.imgur.com/a/la41r

User Info: bubbub01

bubbub01
1 month ago#10
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
bubbub01 posted...
I bought these:

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A

found them on Ebay for $70 from a supposed legit retailer (checked reddit and some other stuff). Think they might be refurbished but I'll go for it. Got a barely used pair of Vmodas off ebay for around the same price saving like $80


Those are what I used before I made the mistake of getting into the really high end stuff. Really nice cans for the price.


Why you say the mistake? Like so good you can't go back or not worth the money?
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