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How much do you spend on headset/headphones?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, May 28, 2013.

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How much do you spend on headset/headphones?

Poll closed Sep 6, 2013.
  1. Free (bundled headphones)

    907 vote(s)
    7.9%
  2. up to $25

    1,366 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. up to $50

    1,936 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. up to $100

    2,314 vote(s)
    20.1%
  5. more than $100

    3,763 vote(s)
    32.7%
  6. I don't use headphones

    1,239 vote(s)
    10.8%
  1. Delta6326

    Delta6326

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    $240 I use DT880 250 ohm
     
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  2. theJesus

    theJesus

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    This poll needs higher options. The cheapest pair of headphones that I own still cost me ~$150 USD.

    I own Denon AH-D5000 - $500, plus hand-made extra-thick leather pads - $90
    Audio Technica ATH-M50, 50th Anniversary Edition with removable cable mod - $150
    KRK KNS-8400 - $150

    Amp is a Schiit Asgard - $250
    DAC is HRT Music Streamer II + - $350

    I also have a FiiO E7 portable DAC/amp - $90

    And I briefly owned Beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium 600ohm headphones before returning and getting the Denons - $250
    You probably aren't going to find perfect for $100. You can find good with some flaws, but not perfect. I've invested roughly $1000 into my main headphone listening setup and I still don't think it's "perfect". It is very good, yes, but not perfect. It is just a matter of how much you are willing to sacrifice and/or how much you are willing to pay for increasingly small gains (just like PC hardware really).

    edit: If you look around, you can usually get the Audio-Tehcnica ATH-M50 for close to $100. IMO, that's as good as it gets in that price-range.
     
  3. Jack1n

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    About 240$ for my PC360's,the one i used before these,razar carcharias cost about 120$ at the time.
     
  4. burtram

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    I would be willing to spend up to $125 at most for a headset/headphones. But so far, the $30 each I've spent on my JVC HA-RX700's and the ARCTIC P531's, I've been more than happy and haven't sought out a new pair.
     
  5. THE_EGG

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    Bowers & Wilkins P5 as I was after a relatively portable over or around ear design that didn't need a headphone amp. :) Got them about 2 and a half years ago. Super awesome indeed, I won't be needing to replace them for years and years me thinks.
     
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    same headset 130€ in 2009 :)
     
  7. james888

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    My Jvc RX 700's cost me $30 at the time. If I was buying today there is a $50 set I would get which is the Superlux HD-668 B.
     
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    Grnfinger New Member

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    Bose Quiet Comfort 3

    Best 400 I ever spent... not really but my wife loves them.
     
  10. anonymous6366

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    got my 5.1 logitech surround sound for games and my 99 dollar sennheiser for music :) (which incedentally I am using now..)
    In the future I think I would spend more on cans though
     
  11. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    My last pair of headphones(Sennheiser HD650) cost me $280, but I've had them for four or five years now, and at the time that was an incredible price for them(hell, it still is!).
    Would buy again.
     
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    I'd say that $50 is the sweet spot.
     
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  13. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    I got my Senheiser 280 PRO for 100 USD. At the time they were on sale 50% off as they were clearing out inventory, great deal though. One of the best headphones I've ever used too. I think I would be willing to invest more if I had a better audio card to satisfy it.
     
  14. TheGrapist

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    I spent like $40 on razar carcharias a while back,using a turtle beach x11 now that's wrapped in duct tape so it doesn't fall apart :eek:
     
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    I switch between Sennheiser HD650 and AKG K701 depends on what I listen :)
     
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    I have $100 logitech g930's and yesterday I just got a shure se215 iem($99). Even though the shure were intended for mobile I may just get a xonar dg and use it instead of the g930 since it sounds so much crisper. :laugh:
     
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    i spent almost $140 to buy Marshall Major + 50$ for Hippo Amp Portable. it because my preference music is heavy metal and progressive rock like Dream Theater, Metallica and Pantera.
     
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    AKG Q701 > Objective 2 > X-Fi Champion w/ modified drivers > Itunes w/ MP3 320 (because I have a server with 500k worth of songs on it).
     
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    About £50 on a used pair from here.
     
  20. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Honestly, if you're looking at an expensive pair of cans, used is the way to go as long as the seller has taken good care of them.
    Usually when you buy used, they've already had their drivers broken in and you get a great deal. That's how I picked up my HD650s for $280, I bought them used from a member on a hi-fi forum. He had only put about 250 hours on them(from a smoke- and pet-free home, nonetheless!) and decided he like his Grado GS1000s better, so he sold them at less than half-price with all the accessories.:rockout:
     
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    BeyerDynamic DT770 pro 80 ohm
    Denon D2000
    Soon AKG Q701

    Used to have an Asus STX card but sold it. probably will be buying one soon again. I miss it.
     
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    Best ones that are cheap are the HD681 Evos, without proper amp I prefer them to My DT880.
     
  23. Jeffredo

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    Around 60-70 dollars. Usually Sennheiser.
     
  24. PatoRodrigues

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    $180, Turtlebeach PX5. Great deal at the time.

    MP: Voice morphing and Bane impersonation = WIN
     
  25. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    £40 Sennheiser cx300II, not the best but i like them.
     

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