Originally Posted by Heat Miser;13158867
I have been wanting a headset for a while now, but I am not sure what I should buy. I will use it for my Xbox 360 and pc games, movies and music (what else would I use them for
). My budget is $250-$280 so I want a pair that will own
. What I had in mind was the Astro A40 2011 Edition or the Sennheiser PC 360. I read reviews about the bad bass on the old astro a40s, but according to their website, they fixed that issue. One thing I don't like about the Sennheiser PC 360 is that you can't remove the mic. Is there a big difference between these 2 headsets? Can anyone list any other recommendations? Thanks in advance.
You don't really need to spend 200+ to get good heaphones. If anything some of the best models are under < $150 .
A better option outside your poll would to look at the Shure SRH440.
The Shure's have a balanced sound with great sound quality, solid bass response but not overwhelming which looks like what your after.
In terms of the midrange its clear and has good detail in the treble.
They go for about 100 dollars and then buy a Zalman Clip on mic.
In comparison to say a Senheiser HD555 or HD595 the sound is more engergetic and fun, a brighter sound. Senheiser models are made with a laid back response which makes them less energetic and fun and more dull and cold sounding.
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