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Hello everyone, I have went through another set of headphones, and now have to look for new ones. I use to have the sennheiser hd555 for a few years and they worked perfectly, but after some ware and tear the side plastic parts cracked and split. I then went out and got a cheap set of turtle beaches and they have broken on the side as well.

I need a new set of headphones(with a GOOD mic if possible) for a bit of everything, but mostly gaming and movies. I have a budget of 200$ but would prefer to be around 150$ or less. I would like a strong set of headphones maybe metal on the side? so they can last me more then a few years; The headphone never stops working for me, they just break to the point i cant ware them.

Any help would be much appreciated as I know most of you know much more about this then I do.
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1. How exactly are you breaking them? Under normal use, the plastic shouldn't break after a few years. Do you drop them or stretch them a lot?

2, I've been using a Sennheiser PC350 for almost 3 years now, and I love it. It still sounds amazingly good, even after being dropped countless times, having the cable run over by a chair (multiple times) and so on. The only thing that's "broken" on it is the ear pads, where the cover material is really worn out. Luckily you can replace those for about $10-15. They're also very comfortable. The downside is that they still go for about $220 - however the price is entirely worth it, especially when paired up with a good soundcard.
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1. How exactly are you breaking them? Under normal use, the plastic shouldn't break after a few years. Do you drop them or stretch them a lot?
2, I've been using a Sennheiser PC350 for almost 3 years now, and I love it. It still sounds amazingly good, even after being dropped countless times, having the cable run over by a chair (multiple times) and so on. The only thing that's "broken" on it is the ear pads, where the cover material is really worn out. Luckily you can replace those for about $10-15. They're also very comfortable. The downside is that they still go for about $220 - however the price is entirely worth it, especially when paired up with a good soundcard.

I drop them, sometimes get up to do something or grab something and pull the cord that pulls them off my head, things like that.

Edit: How strong are those PC350's? i am looking at some right now and it looks like 1 metal pin connects the ear cups to the head part. I have had headsets break at this point, so is it sturdy ?
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I drop them, sometimes get up to do something or grab something and pull the cord that pulls them off my head, things like that.
Edit: How strong are those PC350's? i am looking at some right now and it looks like 1 metal pin connects the ear cups to the head part. I have had headsets break at this point, so is it sturdy ?

Akg K167 plus a cheap (but very good) clip on microphone. http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-ME-12-Noise-Canceling-Microphone/dp/B00006HSBC/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1338178349&sr=1-4

K167 is pretty new to the market, and the people on head-fi seem to be raving about the sound quality. I say get it.
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I had a great experience with my ATH-AD700's and would recommend those. The build quality is really nice.
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I had a great experience with my ATH-AD700's and would recommend those. The build quality is really nice.

I was looking into these and people are saying you need a big head or they wont fit? I have a normal size head so i'm not sure how this would be with this headset.
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I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 598 i had the 595 before which is the model above the one you had and the 598 sounds soooo much better then the 595
The problem with the HD 515/555/595 i have is that the sound is not dark enough they sound to light and to the kind of music i hear that just a big let down
I will say if you liked the 555 you will love the new 518/558/598 models they fixed the only problems the 515/555/595´s had
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