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post #1 of 9
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Hi people

I like to use headphones 99% of the time when I'm using my computer.
However, my current ones have given in on one cup, and that mono sound is unbearable... thus, I'm looking for new headphones or a new headset.
I've been looking at a pair of Sennheiser PC350s or PC320s, which are attractive because the PC320 is literally 100 bucks cheaper in Switzerland and I'm not exactly swimming in money.
Seeing as I'm not really a heavy microphone user though, I could also imagine simply buying headphones, as many on here seem to recommend. In that regard, Grado SR80is seemed like a good buy.

I'll be wanting to both listen to music and game with my new audio device. I like some bass, but good and accurate mid/treble would be more important to me than OMG*** ultra bass, as I mostly listen to Black Metal.

Oh, I forgot: I'm looking at a budget of ~200 TOPS. Just recommend some and I'll check what they cost over here, if they're even available.
Edited by crust_cheese - 11/23/13 at 8:54am
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post #3 of 9
If you want a better alternative. I never buy into those "gaming" headphones since they always skimp somewhere to bring it at a lower price for gamers and it's always in the sound.

Get a pair of headphones + a modmic or zalman clip on.

Brands to look at: AKG, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica
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And the info you gave is a bit lacking. Which soundcard/DAC/amplifier you are using?
DT-770 Pro 80ohm would be a good choice if you want bass.
And if you want to be cheapskate, look at Superlux/Samson headphones. Especially the HD-330 + Velours are the hot stuff at the moment here in Finland. Plus it's easy to add a mic to them.
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post #5 of 9
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I am simply using my motherboard's onboard audio, so nothing spectacular and no point in spending big money on some expensive setup.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by crust_cheese View Post

I am simply using my motherboard's onboard audio, so nothing spectacular and no point in spending big money on some expensive setup.

If you're simply just using your onboard audio then why even bother with something like Sennheisers, your audio is still going to sound like crap. At this point you might as well just buy a pair of turtle beach or razer headphones.

buying something like a fiio E7 or an E17 will bypass your onboard audio and use it's own built in soundchip and give you a much better sound experience.
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post #7 of 9
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I wasn't under the impression that onboard audio was THAT bad, though I honestly don't know. I thought I could still profit from a decent pair of 100~200$ cans, as that's not really super high end.
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I wasn't under the impression that onboard audio was THAT bad, though I honestly don't know. I thought I could still profit from a decent pair of 100~200$ cans, as that's not really super high end.

Onboard is enough to get you by, but you won't benefit from anything above generic audio equipment. Your headphones are only going to sing as good as the source equipment.
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post #9 of 9
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I'm well aware of that - point being, I did not think that 150~200$ headphones really warrant a discrete sound card.
I could imagine getting a Sound Blaster Zx, though...
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