best headphones for the money?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ruiner_066, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. ruiner_066

    ruiner_066 OSNN Addict

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    gah! im sick of these crappy headphones, time for some new ones! i dont know much about headphones, so what do you guys think the best set of headphones is for the money? I'd like to spend under $100. thanks in advance =P
     
  2. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    wow, I mean, I consider myself a big fan of quality sounds, but I don't think you need to get near $100 for headphones, I think the $40-60 range should do you just fine. I don't use headphones a WHOLE lot, so I just went with a realitively cheap pair of philips, and I'll say that I can't tell much a difference between these and the set of professional ones downstairs. they sound good, they feel comfortable, 1/8th and 1/4 adapters included, gold plated ect ect, I like 'em... phillips.
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    my dad has a really really nice set of bose headphones and they sound GREAT
     
  4. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    I'm using Sennheiser HD437 at the moment, and they are really nice sounding. I bought them for AU$60 (probably about US$40), there are also the HD457 which are a bit more expensive. But if you want to spend US$100 on headphones, well there are some nice options out there from Sennheiser in that price range too...
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i swear by these...


    Optimus Pro 35

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    you'd probly give me a weird look when i recommend a radio shack brand, but these headphones deliver the clearest and most balanced sound i've heard from just about any set of headphones. the highs are all there without any shrillness and the bass punches through nicely without any boominess whatsoever. i got mine on sale for $20 and i think they go on sale for this price from time to time.

    i'm on my second pair right now. the pads on the first pair just wore down all the way and finally one side came loose (after about 2 years). after i bought this set, i decided i would be more delicate with them and not toss them in my bag. they have a built-in volume control which is invaluable to me.

    oh, i almost forgot. anything from Sennheiser is a surefire winner. i heard good things about them then once at fry's i saw a set for something around 10 bucks. i told my friend to get it and we couldn't be happier with them. superb, balanced, clear sound and comfortable. only thing is there's no volume control. i believe it's the HD 470 Headmax®

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    needless to say, we were lucky to get them for the price we did. and these being near the bottom of sennheiser's lineup, the other sets could only be better.
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    just IN CASE you decide you're ready to spend $15,000 on a set, i think this is right up your alley...

    Sennheiser Orpheus

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    (click on premier > orpheus)
     
  7. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    my brother got a pretty good one from radioshack for about 30 bucks and it includes radio
     
  8. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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  9. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Go for Sennheisers (sp?) believe me. You always get what you pay for...

    Most people don't consider comfort, but the Sennheisers are "open air" headphones and any use over an hour or so will NOT cause your ears to get hot and sweaty.
     
  10. freightgod

    freightgod Confused and Bewildered

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    I prefer sealed headphones myself. Kids.