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I am a little confused as to which set of headphones to get.

I would like to get some headphones so I can game in the late evening without annoying my housemates, also I can use them with my mp3 player. I am also buying a [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Microphone-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1300855239&sr=8-3"]clip on mic[/ame] so I can use it in games and over vent/mumble/teamspeak.

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-HD201-Closed-Back-Headphones/dp/B0007XJSQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300854833&sr=8-1"]HD201[/ame]
[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-HD-205-II-Headphones-Rotatable/dp/B003LPTAZ2/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1300852951&sr=8-15"]HD205-II[/ame]

As you can see, the 201's are much cheaper, but is it worth paying that extra bit more for the 205's?
Edited by Sin100 - 3/22/11 at 9:53pm
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Neither, both are pretty crap imo.

Find RX700s for cheap. They can be found for 33-35 dollars in the right places.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=RX700&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6773329349542391152&sa=X&ei=_oSJTdboHtKK0QHLvaCGDg&ved=0CGMQ8wIwAA#
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Originally Posted by Simca;12834505 
Neither, both are pretty crap imo.

Find RX700s for cheap. They can be found for 33-35 dollars in the right places.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=RX700&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6773329349542391152&sa=X&ei=_oSJTdboHtKK0QHLvaCGDg&ved=0CGMQ8wIwAA#

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/JVC-HA-RX700-Deep-Bass-Headphones/dp/B0019H7S44"]http://www.amazon.co.uk/JVC-HA-RX700-Deep-Bass-Headphones/dp/B0019H7S44[/ame]

£48 was the cheapest I could find them and they have bad reviews. So I guess for the pice alone I can't get these.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin100;12834800 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/JVC-HA-RX700-Deep-Bass-Headphones/dp/B0019H7S44

£48 was the cheapest I could find them and they have bad reviews. So I guess for the pice alone I can't get these.

Oh, right. You live in English land. Google says you can find them for cheaper. Check 'em out.

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=RX700&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6905953837361286854&sa=X&ei=TZCJTYjoO_Kz0QHktaz-DQ&ved=0CGIQgggwAA#scoring=p

Also, another suggestion would be Koss KSC-75s
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Originally Posted by Simca;12834912 
Oh, right. You live in English land. Google says you can find them for cheaper. Check 'em out.

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=RX700&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6905953837361286854&sa=X&ei=TZCJTYjoO_Kz0QHktaz-DQ&ved=0CGIQgggwAA#scoring=p

Also, another suggestion would be Koss KSC-75s

Nice, thanks, I found them for £34. The thing is, the 201's are only £13, which is much much cheaper (and free delivery). hmm, i'm a bit stuck now.

Any more cheap recommendations guys?
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HD201 have terrible, terrible comfort. It's like wearing graters on your ears. Do yourself a favor and buy something better. I have tested Sennheiser HD428s at a local best buy and they seemed ok, closed back headphones with acceptable comfort.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZAKOH;12849467 
HD201 have terrible, terrible comfort. It's like wearing graters on your ears. Do yourself a favor and buy something better. I have tested Sennheiser HD428s at a local best buy and they seemed ok, closed back headphones with acceptable comfort.

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-Closed-Back-Stereo-Headphones-Dynamic/dp/tech-data/B002DGTGNG/ref=de_a_smtd"]LINK[/ame].
Sold!! I'm getting these! biggrin.gif 428's!
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