Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Hi-Fi Gear › Looking for new headphones, need help.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for new headphones, need help.

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm looking to replace my Sennheiser HD280 Pro's. They have been great and all, but I'm trying to look for something better. Something comfy of course (will be wearing headphones for hours), better sound and build quality, and black headphones preferably. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 17
price range..?
Archista
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930k @ 5GHz ASUS RoG Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 770 ACX 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 @ 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 840 Pro Seagate Barracuda 2TB Phanteks PH_TC14PE_RD Windows 8 Pro WMC 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Arch Linux Dell u2412m Dell u2713hm Dell u2412m 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II (Cherry MX Blues) SeaSonic Platinum 1000W Corsair 900D Logitech G700 
Mouse PadAudioOther
RipperXXL Sennheiser HD600 O2 + ODAC Amp 
  hide details  
Reply
Archista
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930k @ 5GHz ASUS RoG Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 770 ACX 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 @ 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 840 Pro Seagate Barracuda 2TB Phanteks PH_TC14PE_RD Windows 8 Pro WMC 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Arch Linux Dell u2412m Dell u2713hm Dell u2412m 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II (Cherry MX Blues) SeaSonic Platinum 1000W Corsair 900D Logitech G700 
Mouse PadAudioOther
RipperXXL Sennheiser HD600 O2 + ODAC Amp 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
$100 and up
post #4 of 17
Sennheiser's HD 650 are amazing, but theyre a little on the pricey side at 649.99, If you can afford those, go for 'em.
If not, HD 518s are good, dont know if youre like me, but i only use Sennheisers for listening, and their "Audiophile" series are amazing quality
Archista
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930k @ 5GHz ASUS RoG Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 770 ACX 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 @ 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 840 Pro Seagate Barracuda 2TB Phanteks PH_TC14PE_RD Windows 8 Pro WMC 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Arch Linux Dell u2412m Dell u2713hm Dell u2412m 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II (Cherry MX Blues) SeaSonic Platinum 1000W Corsair 900D Logitech G700 
Mouse PadAudioOther
RipperXXL Sennheiser HD600 O2 + ODAC Amp 
  hide details  
Reply
Archista
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930k @ 5GHz ASUS RoG Rampage IV Extreme EVGA GTX 770 ACX 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 @ 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 840 Pro Seagate Barracuda 2TB Phanteks PH_TC14PE_RD Windows 8 Pro WMC 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Arch Linux Dell u2412m Dell u2713hm Dell u2412m 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II (Cherry MX Blues) SeaSonic Platinum 1000W Corsair 900D Logitech G700 
Mouse PadAudioOther
RipperXXL Sennheiser HD600 O2 + ODAC Amp 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 17
Are you using your headphones for gaming/music? strictly gaming? musical preferences?
MusicPC
(13 items)
 
Headphone rig
(2 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 2.66Ghz Quad Core Processor Asus P6T Deluxe Gaming Motherboard nVidia 9800GT 512MB GDDR3 Video Card 3GB DDR3-1333 Triple Channel Memory (3x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1TB SATA-II Hard Drive Vista Home Premium 64-bit 580 Watt Power Supply 
OtherOther
Burson HA-160Ds Hifiman HE-400 
  hide details  
Reply
MusicPC
(13 items)
 
Headphone rig
(2 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-920 2.66Ghz Quad Core Processor Asus P6T Deluxe Gaming Motherboard nVidia 9800GT 512MB GDDR3 Video Card 3GB DDR3-1333 Triple Channel Memory (3x1GB) 
Hard DriveOSPower
Western Digital 1TB SATA-II Hard Drive Vista Home Premium 64-bit 580 Watt Power Supply 
OtherOther
Burson HA-160Ds Hifiman HE-400 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 17
Audio Technica ath m50's.... anyone will tell you so. I WISH I HAD THEM!

Good deal: Buy them fron soundproffesionals.com They are 169.00, but you can get an instant 60 dollar rebate!
For the straight cord:1-ATH-M50s-SAVE60
for the coiiled cord:1-ATH-M50-SAVE60

I believe you type it in during checkout or something... Good luck :]
Wafflestation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASrock z68 extreme4 XFX radeon hd 6950 1gb corsair vengeance 8 gb (2x4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
sata3 7200 rpm 2 tb w/ ssd cache windows 7 64bit random stuff. does 1080=good nuff corsair hx750 
Case
corsair graphite 600t ^^ 
  hide details  
Reply
Wafflestation
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASrock z68 extreme4 XFX radeon hd 6950 1gb corsair vengeance 8 gb (2x4) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
sata3 7200 rpm 2 tb w/ ssd cache windows 7 64bit random stuff. does 1080=good nuff corsair hx750 
Case
corsair graphite 600t ^^ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by brandontaz2k2 View Post
$100 and up
you need an 'and down' budget tbh.
post #8 of 17
15" rMPB
(7 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-2820QM Intel Iris Pro DDR3-1600 PCIe Solid State Drive 
OSMonitorAudio
Mac OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks 2880x1800 15" Retina Display Focusrite 2i2 -> Beyerdynamic T50p 
  hide details  
Reply
15" rMPB
(7 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-2820QM Intel Iris Pro DDR3-1600 PCIe Solid State Drive 
OSMonitorAudio
Mac OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks 2880x1800 15" Retina Display Focusrite 2i2 -> Beyerdynamic T50p 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'd like the closed back preferably since I will be going into college and will probably use them there, and since I absolutely love my HD 280 closed back, I don't know if I would want to change to an open back pair of headphones. TBH I'm just looking for something with equal or greater sound quality, comfier than the 280 Pros, and a pair of headphones where I don't have to drag a 10 foot cord around with me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by musicPC View Post
Are you using your headphones for gaming/music? strictly gaming? musical preferences?
50% gaming, 25% music, 25% YouTube videos.
Although I'd like my music to sound better rather than the gaming sounding better.
I listen to a little bit of everything. (hip hop, rap, rock, metal, techno, trance, house, dubstep, DnB, classic rock)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
you need an 'and down' budget tbh.
True, I don't want to spend over $200.
A little too expensive for me, but I do want those haha.
Edited by brandontaz2k2 - 8/5/11 at 11:27am
post #10 of 17
Your choices, based on music preference:
ATH-AD700-Amazing gaming headphones. Huuuuuuge soundstage, very precise. No bass.

ATH-M50-Great all around headphone. Good Bass. Supposedly ****ty soundstage for gaming.

Ultrasone HFI-580/550/DJ1/Alienware Ozma 5 - Great bass, better than m50. S-logic allows it to have a good soundstage for gaming as well.

Edit: this should help as well http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...-products.html
Mule
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P GeForce 9800 GTX+ OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640gb + Seagate 500gb LiteOn DvD Burner Win7 + Ubuntu Viewsonic 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergo Keyboard RAIDMAX HYBRID 630W RAIDMAX SHITADON Krait (Soon to be CM Spawn) 
Mouse Pad
Chinese cloth pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Mule
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P GeForce 9800 GTX+ OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640gb + Seagate 500gb LiteOn DvD Burner Win7 + Ubuntu Viewsonic 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergo Keyboard RAIDMAX HYBRID 630W RAIDMAX SHITADON Krait (Soon to be CM Spawn) 
Mouse Pad
Chinese cloth pad 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hi-Fi Gear
Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › Home Audio › Hi-Fi Gear › Looking for new headphones, need help.