Originally Posted by iliatay
I've been looking at the hd202's and they are attractive but the reviews are kinda mixed. are they really that good? if so, I'll probably hook up my old mic to my pc and get these
HD 202s are great for the price. Compared to cans much higher I wouldn't say "Oh em gee!" Clip on mics are not that bad, I always got poor feedback with my zal-man. If you could mod a headset and grab the mic off it, it will sound a lot better. I'm actually using the creative alpha headphones just for the mic itself as the mic specs would very well with my speakers.
If you end up using your old mic try looking for a better pair of headphones in the price range. I think the HD202s can be had for around 40 CAD these days.
Originally Posted by thiru
I had them but traded them because the bass was too loud and muddy. Listening to rock was ruined by it and listening to club music was downright uncomfortable.
But then I'm sensitive to bass.
Music taste is very different to people. Like, they aren't "amazing" headphones but do very well for their price tag. In this price range he is quite limited to cans that are going to be either bass heavy or non bass heavy. Up the budget a bit and I'm sure he'll get better.
I'm more of a bassy guy I guess. But my musical taste are no where near bassy. Game wise I like to have bass that reacts much like bass so headphones such as the HD555s or equal are not that great. Open backs do not produced that well of a "sound stage" when they can't replicate good bass sounds. But that is just my opinion.
Good luck on your choice.