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Hello all, ive been looking for a new set of headphones to replace my Steelseries Siberias I have now (Mics almost dead, PC is far away and the included extension cable keeps disconnecting) I like the way the Siberias feel but I thought might as well get something that will last a little longer and give me better sound quality.

Ive read a few reviews on the Meze 88 Classics, to me they sound pretty solid and the styling and fit is similar to the Siberias which I do like, My budget is $300-325 I do not know a whole lot about audio but they will be used for gaming, music, and movies.

Any other recommendations for a headset?
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Hello all, ive been looking for a new set of headphones to replace my Steelseries Siberias I have now (Mics almost dead, PC is far away and the included extension cable keeps disconnecting) I like the way the Siberias feel but I thought might as well get something that will last a little longer and give me better sound quality.

Ive read a few reviews on the Meze 88 Classics, to me they sound pretty solid and the styling and fit is similar to the Siberias which I do like, My budget is $300-325 I do not know a whole lot about audio but they will be used for gaming, music, and movies.

Any other recommendations for a headset?

I have been really interested in trying them out. They are fairly new to the market, and look fantastic.

However, if you don't NEED closed headphones, then get the HD600s from sennheiser. http://www.razordogaudio.com/collections/sennheiser/products/sennheiser-hd-600-audiophile-headphones-hd600

These guys have a sale where you can get 100 bucks off which puts them in your price range. These are absolutely fantastic headphones and can not be beaten for the price for new headphones. If you don't mind used headphones, and you have some type of amplification, then I would try to snag some HE-400s at the same price. thumb.gif
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I prefer closed headphones to keep out other noise
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hmmmmmmmm

do you have any other sound gear such as a sound card?
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No but I will be picking one up after I get the headset
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Let me run some ideas by you and you can decide what you want to do.

I have not heard any meze products, and I can not recommend a product that I have not held in my hands. If you either want to wait for someone else to tell you they are good, or if you want to take a chance on them, then that is perfectly fine.

The headphones that I can recommend are the Audio technica ath-a900x. They are light weight, warm, and comfy. They can also be found for 150 bucks. They are definitely worth more than 150, so please take that into consideration.

Then with the left over money coupled with what would have been your sound card budget, I suggest you get a small dac and amp such as the schiit magni/modi.

Either way would not be a bad option. I would personally take a chance on the meze headphones and return them if they sound bad. That way you will never wonder if you should have bought the meze headphones.
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post #7 of 12
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I may take a chance on them, but im unsure.
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well after some research I found the company that makes these for them which is http://www.woodheadphones.com/product/es-881eb-ebony-wood-around-ear-headphones Esmooth.

after digging around I found that they are sold for $45 and Meze is just rebranding them for $299, BUT Esmooth is an OEM and does not sell to individual so now im having trouble finding them....
post #9 of 12
You seem like you are a very resourceful person. This might be a choice that requires a bit of work, but you could get a lot of bang for a little buck. If you like DIY at all, audiotechnica sells the drivers for the headphones. The drivers for the AD700s are 24 for a pair, and I got the audio technica ad900x driver pair for 63 bucks. I am sure you can get yourself a pair of really high end drivers for fairly cheap and simply make your own headphones.

Just an idea.
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where would I be able to order the drivers off of?
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