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Budget Headphones/Headset Recommendation

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by KieranD, Jul 11, 2011.

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    Not really experienced with headphones, got myself a pair of Sennheiser CX880 earphones for travel and 3DS but looking for something i can listen to movies and maybe gaming at my desk.

    Seen a second hand pair of Steelseries Siberia V2 for £35 but im not necessary looking for a headset.

    I know of the JVC HA-RX700 which are supposed to be recommended for the price but again im unsure of what im looking for.
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    You can start by telling us what you listen to :)
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    Difficult to say a variety of music at best. Mainly stuff like Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2, Stereophonics or old classic metal like Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden. When i say variety ive been known to listen to some rap like Cypress Hill. Yeah i know kind of an eclectic mix of tunes.

    Just looking for something budget that would be okay for movies.
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    I'll wait and see if anyone else has reconsiderations but yeah i will keep those i mind erocker! 'Sound' great for the price lol.

    EDIT: http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B00005QBU9/?tag=tec053-21
    Only £9.99!!! Awesome

    EDIT: What about the SteelSeries Siberia v2 i can get them for £35, would they be any good?
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    Superlux HD668B I heard are good neutral headphones and cheapish at £35.
    Decided not to go with the SteelSeries headset and just get proper headphones, still looking for suggestions.

    EDIT: The Superlux are meant to be good but you need to change the pads because the plastic faux leather is crap, you can buy AKG K-240 pads but they cost nearly as much as the cans to get posted to me lol.
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    I was going to recommend some Creative Auvana Live!, it used to be on sale on amazon at 40GBP but its now up to 57GBP.

    http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B000W6Y0JY/?tag=tec053-21

    Or you can go JVC HA-M750, it have a pleasant sound signature, and looks great too.

    http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B002KQ7ISO/?tag=tec053-21

    I will recommend you stay away from the V150, they just sound terrible even if they are cheap. If you are willing to up the budget, I have a whole brunch of headphones recommendation once you are at entry level price range.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146672
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    Are the JVC HA-M750 better than the JVC HA-RX700?
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    I wouldn't say one is better than other, but JVC HA-M750 is more multi-purpose as you can use them on the go as well. Soundwise the RX700 does sound somewhat better, but different as well.
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    crank your budget up a bit and get the ATH-M50

    very good sound quality for its price, usually hanging around 100-120 mark.

    or you can get the aurvana live too,
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    Ah yes, the M50 syndrome. My advice will be to avoid that unless you have absolutely no clear idea what to get, and also CAL! because while its good and all I am quite worried about Creative's build quality as of late.
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    M50 syndrome is kinda strong isnt it?
    :D

    the M50 is very allrounder headphones actually, i've modded it slightly and it sounds better, but its still lacking in the mid section

    or if you want, you can get the SR60i from Grado,
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    Grado SR-60 is the obvious candidate. Get it second hand for around $50.
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    Ive heard Grado sr60i just i remember hearing them when i was looking up the superlux. Just looking up again to see how they compare because the Grado are £60 on ebay second hand on buy it now, i didnt see any auctions. Doubt i will get anything local here in Glasgow.
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    Superlux HD668B in total will cost me around £50 delivered with the new velour AKG 240 pads. Still looking at the moment for other headphones.
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    Koss Porta Pro.
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    Dropped by because of a spam post. lol. I also vote Grado SR60. Bang for buck champs.
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    Save yourself and get the SRH440 or its big brother, SRH840
    If you like flat-ish sound signature
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    hmmm just curious....

    would these Sony MDR-V150 go well for all sub genres of metal and light/heavy/classic rock?

    its only £10 and since i gots a Xonar STX with a built in headphones amp im curious about giving it a try
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    Soundcards usually don't make the that much different to headphones,
    If the headphone is bad at the start, even the most expensive setup (DACs, Amps, cables) using those V150 cannot beat sonething like SRH840 drivem from an ipod,

    Except for my friends V150, he changed the original driver of the V150 to a yamaha orthodynamic driver, and the result was stunning,
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    Cheapest new pair of Grado SR60 i can find are £80, cant find any second hand. :mad:
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    I can grab a grado SR60i (BNIB) locally for like 40pounds,

    Alternatively, you can go for the SRH440
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    The ones that have the built in amps do, but like you said, shitty headphones will sound shitty no matter what you do. Good headphones do benefit tho.
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    The Sibv2 from steelseries are awesome - cant believe you dont wanna go with them. the retractable mic basically means its a headphone/headset in my eyes (cuz its virtually invisible if you stick it back in the earcup). The sound for me is awesome, nothing else has even come close in terms of all round sound (gaming, music, movies etc)
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    Yeah i should have got the Steelseries would have worked out good for me. I cant see to find headphones local unless anyone knows where to look rofl.

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