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These ones

I'm looking for a headphone upgrade as the ones I'm currently using are a set of Phillips SE-450s from about 10 years ago, lol.

Anyways, I'm looking at the Medusa's above. If any of you have them, how are they?

I only want links to places that accept Paypal if you have other suggestions for headsets that will beat these, and I only have a max of around £45 including shipping.

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I have that headset, it's awesome and I can't recommend it enough I don't have a very wide range of experience with headphones, but the Medusas are better than anything I've tried before. Great for gaming and movies.

If you only want them for listening to music you'd probably be better off with stereo headphones, though. The Medusa's have good sound quality, but I think you sacrifice a bit of that for the directional sound. Their sound quality probably isn't as good as, say, some $150 Senn's or something. However, I feel like the sound quality is good for the price, and they're incredible for gaming and movies.

I have 2 qualms with them.... The first is that they're kind of a pain to configure. It's a bit tough to get the bass booming in the back, but once you get them set up it's fine.

The second annoyance is that they're open-aural (I think that's the word): They don't block outside sounds at all. I know a lot of high-end headphones also don't block outside sounds, so I guess it's not really something you can fault the headphones for. I do wish they blocked out the sounds a bit more though, it'd make for much more immersive gaming. Eh well, I still love them, and would buy them again. In fact I have had to buy 2 sets already... My brother dropped the old one off a 2-story balcony they still work, but the headband is broken and they won't sit right on your head.

Another plus... You feel cool with the pre-amp I question how necessary it is, but it is very cool to have a little amp thingy you can control the volume from. It has a nice satisfying "click" sound when you turn it on, too!

If you end up buying them let me know and I can help you configure the bass... Or try heh. It's a pain but once it's done it's done.
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Hmm well they are my main choice right now because not a lot of other headphones fit my price-range. I would have liked them to be closed so I can't hear my brother moaning at me but I'll live with that

I'll definitely be in touch if I get them
    
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