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Philips SHP 1900 vs 2000 vs 2600

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Hello, my fantastic SHP 2500 are about to die (Their headband, actually), and I've started looking for a replacement.

Between the range of price I'm willing to pay I hve narrowed the search between those three, and I'm about to discard the SHP 2000 because they are open headphones and I'm looking for closed ones.

What can you people say to me about those 3 models?

Regarding the 1900, I think the headband is kinda fragile, and regarding the 2600, maybe the 32mm driver won't deliver good basses.
I'm aiming for multimedia use, mainly gaming. Why am I looking for Philips and not a "gaming" brand? Because Philips (I think), delivers a good price/performance balance.
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I recommend you go to a bestbuy or guitar center and pick up a pair of sennheiser HD201s

If you do not like them, you can return them. But I think you will probably like them more than what philips has to offer in that price range.
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I recommend you go to a bestbuy or guitar center and pick up a pair of sennheiser HD201s

If you do not like them, you can return them. But I think you will probably like them more than what philips has to offer in that price range.

I don't live in the US, I can find those Sennheisers but they cost more than the double than the Philips (any three of them).
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What country do you live in? The HD201 should be about the same price (a bit more) but since the country you're in is clearly affecting the price it may be good to know where we'd be looking. Sadly I don't have any experience with the Philips headphones you're talking about. I do know getting a "good" (and remember all audio is subjective, so if you like it that is all that matters) pair of headphones at 20 bucks USD is not easy.

Superlux tends to be my favorite entry point for low budget audio - but they're SEMI-OPEN - and as you said you wanted closed back. Semi is, as the name implies, kind of a mix of the two.
https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-681-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B002GHIPYI

As far as excellent closed back headphones I am at a loss to think of any at the 20-ish dollar price point that I would recommend.
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What country do you live in? The HD201 should be about the same price (a bit more) but since the country you're in is clearly affecting the price it may be good to know where we'd be looking. Sadly I don't have any experience with the Philips headphones you're talking about. I do know getting a "good" (and remember all audio is subjective, so if you like it that is all that matters) pair of headphones at 20 bucks USD is not easy.

Superlux tends to be my favorite entry point for low budget audio - but they're SEMI-OPEN - and as you said you wanted closed back. Semi is, as the name implies, kind of a mix of the two.
https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-681-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B002GHIPYI

As far as excellent closed back headphones I am at a loss to think of any at the 20-ish dollar price point that I would recommend.

I'm from Argentina, the relation ARS/USD isn't helping here at all. I was able to fix my SHP2500 though, so let's hope they lasts until I have in mind which headphones buy next.
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