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Sennheiser model HD 25-SP II

Are these the best i can get in this price range of 120 euros (100 pounds in my country) ?
OR
which are a little bit more expensive but seem to have a better head support.

I want to use them for my laptop to play games and music most of the time, and also if possible to take them outside with my mp3 player while i have a walk.

Are these the best solution?
Or i should go for something else?

Thanks in advance !
Edited by flashvlad - 10/11/11 at 5:23pm
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Hd25 SP II are supposed to be excellent all-rounders .

With an MP3 player while on the go, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference between the models imo.
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thanks for the reply.
I would also use them for the laptop which has an amazing creative soundcard.

From what i understood, the difference between these two stays mostly in the design and comfort ?

One last question; Can i find anything better from sound quality soundwise in this price range? Any other models or companies?

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120e means about 140-150$ right?

i would recommend the Ultrasone 550 Pro , but those are 64 ohms , i dont know if your MP3 player can power them .

what is your MP3 player?
    
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120e means about 140-150$ right?

i would recommend the Ultrasone 550 Pro , but those are 64 ohms , i dont know if your MP3 player can power them .

what is your MP3 player?
UK prices are different. The PRO 550's go for over 160 quid in Europe, at least from Thomann.

I think the Superlux HD668B is a good headphone for the money. Here is a review. I would've recommended the HD660, but those are harder to drive.

I think the absolute best set of headphones in your price range would be the AKG K240 MKII, although you would need an amp for it.
Edited by decimator - 10/12/11 at 6:31am
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Hd25 SP II are supposed to be excellent all-rounders .

With an MP3 player while on the go, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference between the models imo.
HD25-1 SPII are supposed to be exellent. Those are worth 150 pounds.

The one's you linked are inferior and a completely different product.

I wouldn't choose the cheaper one.

Lots of decisions for what you want. Portability is going to be the only thing dragging you down. Unless you choose an IEM. Those are excellent for portability and can often be a better choice than headphones for the price. Just depends if you want to have them in your ear the whole time. If not, don't get them.

Those Pro 550s are better for gaming, wouldn't say they're great for carrying around though.

Check out the links in my sig for lots of headphone recommendations to suit your needs. Match the prices up to UK prices and go from there.
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UK prices are different. The PRO 550's go for over 160 quid in Europe, at least from Thomann.

I think the Superlux HD668B is a good headphone for the money. Here is a review. I would've recommended the HD660, but those are harder to drive.

I think the absolute best set of headphones in your price range would be the AKG K240 MKII, although you would need an amp for it.
130 on Amazon.co.uk for Pro 550.
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HD25-1 SPII are supposed to be exellent. Those are worth 150 pounds.
Sennheiser HD 25-1 II - Headphones ( ear-cup ): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

The one's you linked are inferior and a completely different product.

I wouldn't choose the cheaper one.

Lots of decisions for what you want. Portability is going to be the only thing dragging you down. Unless you choose an IEM. Those are excellent for portability and can often be a better choice than headphones for the price. Just depends if you want to have them in your ear the whole time. If not, don't get them.

Those Pro 550s are better for gaming, wouldn't say they're great for carrying around though.

Check out the links in my sig for lots of headphone recommendations to suit your needs. Match the prices up to UK prices and go from there.


130 on Amazon.co.uk for Pro 550.
So i got to test at a local store the Seinnheiser HD 25-SP II and they sounded great, were comfortable but i didn't like the design that much.

I didn't try the Ultrasone Pro 550 though. You guys all agree that these are still better than any of the Seinnheiser products from the same price range ?
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I didn't try the Ultrasone Pro 550 though. You guys all agree that these are still better than any of the Seinnheiser products from the same price range ?
as for me , 100% yes
    
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I would look at the Razer headsets. They look pretty nice.
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