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Hi everyone, heres a list I made for a different forum that I think some people may find useful.

The list was made for gaming and music listening.

~$10-49 range - Sennheiser HD 201s or 202s or 205s

The HD 201s are going to be your cheapest headphones for around $15-20.

The HD 202s are going to be a tad bit more by around $5, but they have a better bass overall.

The HD 205s are going to be better overall than the 201/2, but a heavier price comes with that.


~$50-79 range - Shure SRH240 or Sony MDR-V6


The SRH240s are going to be your $50-55 range headphones, these have a nice deep bass to them and overall great quality for the price. Youre just not gonna beat these headphones for $50.

The MDR-V6 are going to be in the area of $65-75 range. These are known for their quality and being monitoring headphones. The soundstage is really nice on these. They have a great reputation in the recording industry for their sound. These also have a coiled cord.


~$80-99 range - Shure SRH440 or Ultrasone HFI-450 or Sennheiser HD280 or Audio Technica ATH-AD700(Open) Denon AH-D1001


The SRH440s cans are the higher end model of the SRH240s. The SRH440s has a extended frequency response and a much more balanced response. It also has removable cable, this enables you to replace the cord if broken.

The HD280 is another popular set of headphones. I personally own these, but I got them for $10 . They have a very subtle bass, not enough to overwhelm other noises, but enough for someone who likes some bass. The frequency is very nice as well. Another feature is everything is replaceable on the headphone. They also have a nice soundstage on them. These also have a coiled cord on them, which I love, as they dont get tangled.

The ATH-AD700 are the only open pair of headphones on my list for one reason: They have an amazing soundstage. They out due the HD555s and even higher priced headphones. I dont usually recommend open headphones for gaming, as theres problems with outside noise and noise leaking from the headphones. But since these headphones have one of the best soundstages around and for the price, they had to be on this list. So if you dont have any problems with outside noise or with noise being leaked, these might just be for you.

The AH-D1001 headphones are just plainly the best headphones so far listed. They have a great soundstage and along with that great sound quality. Denon is known for being a HQ sound maker.


~$100-130 range - Audio Technica ATH-A700 or or M-Audio Audio-Technica ATH-M50


The ATH-A700s are just awesome headphones. They have an excellent soundstage, one that rivals the AD700s, but since they are closed, they arent as good in terms of soundstage that is, but extremely close. The sound quality is where the A700s destroy the AD700s though. Very little bass, but when the bass is present you will enjoy it. These headphones are very comfortable, the wing design on them also on the AD700s, basically make the cans float on your head. These are price for about $115-120. Ill also add, these things are BiGG ;o, Im talking, I cant find anything to describe them big, so look at a video for reference. If you like bass in your gaming, music or w/e these next two may be for you.

The Studiophile Q40s are going to be for people who love quality and want some good, noticeable bass in their sound. These also have a detachable cord, they are good headphones for traveling. The Q40s are also known DJ cans. You can find them for around $119. These also are coiled.

The ATH-M50s are another great pair of headphones with bass and quality. These headphones have won many, many awards and are used by popular DJs every where. They come in straight or coiled cords. I plan on making these my next pair of closed headphones.



For more details on these headphones, I recommend reading a few reviews both professionally and from consumers like on youtube. Just for pointing out the obvious that some may have missed, THESE headphones listed improve in quality the higher the price goes.

I can guarantee you these will perform better in every category then any gaming headset.

If you feel I left something out go ahead and say something, but Im pretty positive I havnt . Also, I realize open headphones have better soundstages, but I pointed out above details on this.

BTW, I kept these reviews short and brief, while trying to point out their main features.
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is zalman mic dosen't has on/off switch ? i can't find any on mine.....
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no it doesn't have power switch
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is zalman mic dosen't has on/off switch ? i can't find any on mine.....
Any mic will work, a decent boom mic would be good.
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I see so many great options.. but i dont see anyone making a claim for the best gaming set... one with great cans and a great mic?
Especially top of the line $100 or more cans?

Anyone have any picks?

thanks
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Hi, guys!

I see you know this and that about headphones. I'm interested what you will recommend to me. I know there is a pretty GOOD guide on the 1st page but whatever - I want to read your thoughts anyway.

I currently own ASUS XONAR D1 sound card and Razer Charcharias headset. There is a NOTICEABLE difference compared to my old setup - on-board sound card and Philips SPH2500 headphones. The thing is I have REALLY sensitive ears and I can really tell the difference when I hear things. I want some classy headphones. Carcharias are good but just that - good. I don't just love bass - I adore it. So I want the headphones to really produce some nice, deep, clear etc., etc. bass. I'm basicly a gamer but I use headphones for everything - games, movies, music(FLAC). I'm looking for closed ones.

So what would you recommend me starting from cheap and going to not so cheap?

Thanks!
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Does anybody know any other alternatives to the Plantronics Audio Switcher?
I would like to know as well
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I would like to know as well
And as would I lol. I desperately need one.
 
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I'm just wondering..would something like this work?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...1&Sku=B20-9592
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