Reddit mentions of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black, Professional Grade, Critically Acclaimed, With Detachable Cable

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black, Professional Grade, Critically Acclaimed, With Detachable Cable
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  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
  • Proprietary 45 millimeter large aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range with deep accurate bass response
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • 90 degree swiveling earcups for easy one ear monitoring and professional grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort
Height4.1 Inches
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Release dateFebruary 2014
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Found 447 comments on Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black, Professional Grade, Critically Acclaimed, With Detachable Cable:

u/SwoccerFields · 299 pointsr/videos

I have the same headphones mentioned in this video, the Audio Technica ATH M50's, and I definitely think they were the right choice. I spent quite a while researching headphones to come to this decision too. The only problem I've had with them was about 6 months into owning them I noticed the stock pads were becoming a bit stiff. However, this was easily fixed by buying a $10 pair of Shure pads. If your budget is $200 I would get the M50X version because they have a removeable cable.

Edit: These are the headphone pads I go.

u/Brostradamus_ · 159 pointsr/buildapc

From my Research (Edit: I should clarify, these are what I've found to be considered the "best" buy--that is not necessarily the best pure performance, but the best performance/quality per dollar. Many other people have covered upgraded options that perform better, but a steep cost):

  • Best is a Good pair of Headphones + A Desktop Mic or ModMic.

  • Best Single-Unit, Gaming Headset is a HyperX Cloud variant.

  • Best Wireless is a Logitech G533/G933.

    Currently I personally use a ModMic + ATH-M50X's

    It works great but I'm going to go to Wireless next because my cat is in love with laying on my lap and chewing on cables :/

u/The_Rampant_Goat · 63 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

The better option: Audio Technica M50x's

u/CA719 · 62 pointsr/tipofmytongue

The Audio Technica ATH M50x? I bought mine on sale for like $90, but it looks like they're not that cheap anymore.

edit: ah looks like I have the old model, just the "M50"

u/Mastagon · 59 pointsr/bapcsalescanada
I'm putting this here because I don't want to flood the main sub with what I'm able to find. So here goes:

Headphones| Price
[ATH-M50x Headphones] ( |$150 in cart. $250-$300 everywhere else I check
[Sennhieser HD 598 SR Headphones] ( |$109 Record low
[Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Headphones] ( |$180 - $38 = $141
[August EP650-Bluetooth headphones] (| Was $99, now $58
[August EP640 Bluetooth Headphones] ( |was $80, now $37
[Prime Day Bluedio T2S Headphones] ( | Was $20, $21 in cart no tax
Prime Day Bluedio V Headphones | was $200, $140 in cart no tax
[AUSDOM ANC 7 Bluetooth noise cancelling] ( | was $100, now $50. Well reviewed!
[Sony Extra bass bluetooth headphones] ( | was $200, now $99

Earbuds| Price
[Aukey Arcs Bluetooth Sport] (| was $24, now $14
[1MORE Triple Driver earbuds] ( | Was $131, $106 in cart

Bluetooth misc| Price
[Anker Premium Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker ] ( | was $130, now $60
[Trond bluetooth receiver] ( | Was $25, now $20. I have one its awesome
[Altman Bluetooth Transmitter/receiver] ( |was $43, now $26

CPU Coolers| Price
[CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme ] ( |$110. Historic [all time low] (
[Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance] ( |$155 (temporarily out of stock)
[MasterLiquid Pro 240 All-In-One] ( | was $140, now $95 [Historic low] (

PSU| Price
[Corsair CS650M] ( |$110. Not the lowest but okay
[EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3] (| Was $130, now $99 [historic low] (

Cases| Price
[Corsair 780T full atx case] ( | $189 in cart. Not an [all time low] ( but not bad
[Corsair Carbide 400C white] ( |$105 in cart

HDD| Price
[Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB] ( | $270 - 51 = $219
[Seagate 4TB BarraCuda Pro ] (|$245-75 = $170 [Historic low!] (
[Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable] ( | Was $160, now $135 [all time low] (
[Seagate Firecuda 2TB] (| was $126, now $85 [Historic low] (
[Seagate Firecuda 1TB] ( | was $83, now $60 [Historic low] (

Input Devices| Price
[Logitech G13 input pad] ( | Was $75, now $55 [Historic Low] (
[Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Brown] ( | was $180, now $160 [Historic low] (

Networking| Price
[NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Router] (| was $499, now $290
[TP-Link AC3200 Tri band router] ( | Was $249, now $175
[Netgear 16-Port Gigabit Switch] ( | Was $106, now $75 in cart

MISC| Price
[Logitech C922x Webcam] ( | was $130, now $89. All time low
[Acer KG251Q 1080p Freesync monitor] ( | Was $230, now $170
[M9S PRO android tv box] ( | Was $130, $98 in cart
[Cyberpower 600w UPS] ( | was $224, now $125

I'll try to keep tabs on everything but let me know if there are any errors or price updates. And as a side note, I'm actually getting downvotes for this? I can't see how there could possibly be a sane explanation for that.


EDIT: Updated 7:00pm EST!! Let me know if there's anything you see and I'll put it in here!


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u/zbanny · 40 pointsr/Guitar

These are great studio headphones. Love my Audio Technicas

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Headphones

u/CptBackfire · 36 pointsr/Guitar

A while ago I wanted some a nice pair of headphones. I asked my cousin, a sound engineer, if he had any suggestions. He recommended the Audio Technica ATH MX50, the kind he uses. They're perfect for my recreational use and comes with 3 different detachable cables.

Also below your $500 price limit, so you could go up in the MX series if you like.

u/i91809 · 20 pointsr/bassnectar

this is my shit right here, shoutout /r/headphones

Best bet for your price range is probably ATH M50x, nice punchy bass while retaining a lot of detail in the rest of the frequency range

The Beyerdynamic DT770 are a little more pricey but worth the extra cash imo, again you get nice deep bass without sacrificing sound quality anywhere else and these bad boys are built like tanks

On the more budget-friendly side of things is the Sony MDR-V6, this is a straight up classic headphone that punches above its price point as far as sound quality goes although I personally would have some reservations about the non-detachable cable

There are a ton of other headphones that fit your general requirements and price range but these are the first three that popped into my mind!

u/longscale · 19 pointsr/cscareerquestions

Have been using a pair of ATH-M50x since 2012 at various jobs and in university.

They are quite isolating, but not like active noise cancelling headphones. I have to put on music to drown out noise, but it doesn't need to be very loud—I'm usually listening at about 2 of 15 loudness bars on my Macbook. "Noisy" music with distorted guitars etc. naturally works better than a harp concert.

The biggest downside is that you look very unapproachable wearing them. This can be nice, but quickly becomes unacceptable when you have responsibility for coworkers.

u/crispsix · 19 pointsr/Veterans

You’re not coming across as a douche, but understand this isn’t gonna change - ever.

My recommendation?

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black

I’d never heard of the brand before, and I always prided myself on having good headphones - but these are amazing.

u/keerlevmustauk · 19 pointsr/headphones

I think I am going to say something unpopular and something you don't want to hear but if she has the means to buy them then let her do it. You can and try to be a fanatic audio zealot but it will just generate unnecessary tension in your relationship if she has already made her mind. Maybe she doesn't care as much about the audio quality-price aspect but wants something considered prestigious and good-looking to show-off in front of her friends. You can present her stone-cold facts about technical data and prices and convince her that way but we all know you can't compare similar headphones based on data alone. Yes, there are better choices for that money or cheaper (entry level ATK M50x first comes to mind) but beats in themselves are not bad quality nor bad sounding headphones (they're worse off just in their price range in comparison with similar priced headphones).

What I want to say in my tangent is that is if she has the money to buy the beats and this purchase doesn't affect you monetarily in any way then let her do it.

u/concavecat · 18 pointsr/Cynicalbrit

Headphones in this Episode

Dodger: HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC & PS4 - Pink (KHX-HSCP-PK)

Octopimp: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

Pluto: Sennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphone

Jesse: Some headset idk

u/tokenasiandude · 17 pointsr/malefashionadvice


This Jcrew Cardigan in Black

This Jcrew Sweater in Hthr Grey and Black

$50 amazon gift card which I used on pre-ordering Bloodborne.

And books from my BF, whom I got a Jcew gift card for. Overall I'm satisfied.

u/birkir · 17 pointsr/Iceland

Kísildalur hefur öfugt orðspor. Aftur á móti hef ég öfuga reynslu af báðum fyrirtækjum. Ég bara keypt góðar vörur hjá Tölvutek. Aftur á móti finnst mér eins og Kísildalur hafi reynt að pranga upp á mig drasli þegar ég vissi ekki betur.

Mig grunar samt að hvorugt fyrirtækjanna verðskuldi þetta álit.

Þegar ég hef farið í tölvutek veit ég nákvæmlega hvað ég vil kaupa og ráðfæri mig ekkert við starfsfólkið (góðar mýs/lyklaborð/hljóðnemi/músamotta/heyrnatól/skjár).

Þegar ég hef farið í kísildal fór ég þangað vegna þess að ég vissi ekkert um málið og þurfti ráðleggingu. Vandamálið reyndist mér það að Kísildalur valdi oft ódýrari (og no-name) íhluti en ég hefði valið (eftirá að hyggja).

Kannski er það evil plot hjá þeim, til að tölvan mín bili fyrr og þeir fái meiri viðskipti. En miðað við fáránlega solid orðspor - og ótrúlegan metnað í þjónustu sem ég hef persónulega fengið pro bono, er ekki sennilegra að þeir hafi bara verið að hugsa (of mikið fyrir minn smekk) um sparnaðinn minn?


Mér finnst reyndar úrval Kísildals á jaðarbúnaði með endæmum furðulegt. Kann einhver skýringu á því?

Sharkoon lyklaborð?

Sharkoon mýs? Bloody mýs? AIM E-Sports leikjamús? Wut?

Somic hljóðnemar og heyrnatól? Sharkoon? Thunder? Sades?


Af hverju ekki BenQ XL 2546 / 2540 (240 hz) skjáina?

Zowie mýs eða Logitech G Pro Wireless?

Fyrst þeir eru svona mikið í sjaldgæfum vörumerkjum mættu þeir a.m.k. tileinka sér söluréttinn á Modmic sem enginn á Íslandi er með. Og e.t.v. skella 1 eða 2 tegundum af alvöru budget audiophile heyrnatólum eins og Audio-Technica. 50x betra en hvaða overpriced headset combo sem er.

u/ExcuseMe-DoYouMAGA · 13 pointsr/Metalcore

AudioTechnica ATH-M50x. It can be found for $100-$110 during sales. I have been using them for four years and they sound phenomenal. I have the regular M50 which does not have the detachable cable(only difference)

Amazon link

Check out pretty much any reputable headphone review site and you will see them listed as some of the best headphones you can buy for the price.

I’m not sure what your budget is, but if you can’t afford a good pair of over ear now save your money for a good pair. You’ll be real disappointed to buy a $50+ set and it sounds like some shitty skull candy earbuds.

u/MrT-1000 · 12 pointsr/trance

Because you didn't mention a budget I'll just mention one of the GOAT headphones you can buy:

Sennheiser! (note: get a good amp to max out the potential of these babies)

I'm a big Sennheiser fan and you can generally look through their catalog to find something more your budget but their stuff is all generally very well made and worth the money. The HD650's are also a good recommendation for trance music

More realistically speaking; these puppies are a very common recommendation due to being overall a fantastic set of cans for the price.

Also Denon (D2000's and D5000's) and Sony's MDR-XB500 should deliver more of a bass kick (especially the Sony's) if that's what you're into.

But if you REALLY want to get the best sound of out of a pair of cans, you can do no better than Beats by THE Dr. Dre (kidding kidding, if you wanted to spend in that range I would ABSOLUTELY recommend the Sennheisers. Or shit, get 2 pairs of Audio Technica's if you want). Just... don't actually buy Beats

u/Flannel_Condom · 11 pointsr/Metal

I'm sporting the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and a FiiO E10K. I also use the Fidelia music player on a mac. It's definitely an upgrade from standard audio equipment but still under $250. You can easily go nuts and drop $1,000+.

FLACCs are still difficult to find from digital sources for lesser known bands. Not everyone's on bandcamp. I buy the physical CD then rip it to FLACC. 320kb/s MP3s are ok but if you opt for a higher fidelity setup I'd stick to FLACC, ALAC, WAV, or AIFF.

u/electric_body_song · 9 pointsr/Psychedelics

Please go to r/headphones, they can give real advice. Avoid Beats, Bose, Scullcandy--these are not audiophile brands and are truly not worth their price. Sub par build quality and sound for the price when compared to other headphone brands.

I recommend a set of Audio-Technica phones (such as the M50-X). But AKG, Beyerdynamic, Sennheizer, Grado etc all make excellent phones.

A set of m50-x headphones can last 10 years or more if taken care of

u/philip1243 · 9 pointsr/hiphopheads
  1. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Great over ear headphones, more bass driven, but pretty well rounded sound. Good for being submersed in your music.
  2. Sennheiser HD 598 Awesome open ear headphones, nice and roomy sound. (open back headphones allow outside sound in.) Great for acoustics and softer music.
  3. FiiO EX1 My daily driver, which are surprisingly really nice. Great balanced sound for In ear, super comfortable too. Punchy bass when needed and handles light and relaxed music with good highs.
u/FKaria · 9 pointsr/headphones

The Audio Technica M50x are a classic starting point.

u/ShinyGengar · 8 pointsr/battlestations
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Feel free to ask any questions.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

EDIT -A couple extra things people are asking about :

The keyboard is the Pok3r RGB:

Keycaps are from aliexpress:

Behringer UMC204 audio interface:

Audiotechnica AT2050:

Audiotechnica ATH-M50 (this is the m50x, it's better):

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u/EyLuis · 8 pointsr/gadgets

Just get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and call it a day.

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/gadgets

I am a music producer and this specific price range is my specialty!

You can ignore the frequency response range completely. The measurement put out by companies is both unreliable and irrelevant to your listening experiencing. If you're into music production, what does matter is the frequency response accuracy (like if the sound playback has recessed mids, bright highs, lacking low end, etc). You can look at graphs to get this information. My personal favourite headphones for listening are the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros, but I won't recommend these to you because they are likely too big for what you want. What I will recommend is the Audio-Techinica ATH-M50. They are slightly smaller, opting for more of an on-ear rather than over-ear cushion. They are just as good, if not better, and have a very bright flavour to them. Both headphones have an impedance of 32~38ohms, so they will be loud enough even with use on smaller devices. If you decide to get something else, be careful you don't buy a pair with 100+ ohms of impedance, because then you'll need an amp!

If you decide to get something with a mic, your options are really limited for quality. Steelseries headsets are great for gaming, but actual sound reproduction on music is noticeably shitty if you compare them side by side with proper headphones.

Get the ATH-M50s, you won't regret it!

u/IMissMyZune · 7 pointsr/makinghiphop

I'm assuming you have a physical location to record & some type of computer.

Do this:

Get ahold of $100-$500. Buy a microphone & either some really nice headphones or some studio monitors (i recommend headphones if you can't do both). My first mic was a Blue Snowball. I love using my Audio Technica headphones. Probably not gonna win you any grammys but it will teach you some things until you can afford a better setup.

OBTAIN... in whichever way you see fit... some software to record on called a DAW. From the free software Audacity to something like Logic Pro X or Studio One. Just get one. There's hundreds of tutorials on youtube on how to use them. You're also going to want to get some Vsts. Google will be your friend for this section lol.

Practice making songs on here in the cypher & collab call threads. There's also a billion beats on youtube that nobody's going to know you used if you just keep it between yourself and some friends.

Do that for however long it takes for you to feel that you're good. There's plenty of forums out there like gearslutz and this one and some others that you can get info on.

When you feel like you're good start buying beats and all that stuff. Until then you're going to have to practice and learn what you sound like and what makes a good song otherwise it'll be a waste of money. It's much cheaper to collab with people though...

For networking if you make a good song and start sharing it with your friends it'll get around since you're still in high school. That's already 2k potential fans & they all have people that they know. Start with them. It's NYC and the world is much smaller than you think...

EDIT: Also never pay to do a show and stay on the lookout for scammers.

u/aomame93 · 7 pointsr/bangtan

Yes, I'd say so. There are so many fussy things with sound quality but for everyday music listening, that'd be the highest quality.

From my experience, I do see a difference with this headphone. I appreciate the quality the most with Serendipity and Pied Piper. With that said I listen to this lossless version very rarely because it's only on the computer at my office lol.

u/toughenough6 · 7 pointsr/edmproduction

Many many many producers go the route of the ATH-M50x as their first pair of serious headphones. I'd highly recommend them. I'd try to avoid mixing/mastering on earbuds.

u/tagermat10 · 7 pointsr/Beatmatch

I use the audio technica m50x (a couple steps better than the m30x mentioned above) price is around $150 and I love them.

Use them on planes, around the house, and for spinning. Great purchase IMO.

Link:Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

u/shadowkid017 · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you're looking to spend about this much on headphones, consider the Sennheiser HD 598SR or the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x.

u/Strix_the_Owl · 7 pointsr/cscareerquestions

If they're company sponsored or you have the funds, check out the Sony WH1000XM2. It's an atrocious name, but the best noise-cancelling headphones in the market, not to mention it absolutely wipes the floor with the Bose QC35s for sound quality.

If you're more into the ease of pairing between multiple devices (and are allowed to use your personal iCloud credentials on a work machine) check out the Beats Studio Wireless 3 for easy pairing and switching between devices.

Other than that there really isn't anything comparable in the noise cancelling department. However, if you're prefer having closed-back headphones, definitely look at the ATH-M50x and the Beyerdynamics 770DT Pros. They're both excellent headphones with amazing sound quality, definitely the best bang for buck.

u/TVFlash · 6 pointsr/battlestations

If you're looking for some decent headphones I'd recommend Audio-Technica's ATH-M50x although I will warn you it's a slippery slope

u/m34z · 6 pointsr/memes

My airplane headphones. Nothing says "don't talk to me" like a big set of cans.

u/Plastic_sporkz · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For headphones I use these
For my mic I use this With a scissor boom.

u/SinisterHumanoid · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

ATH-M50x's with brainwavz pads since the stock ones are thin and will fall apart after a year of heavy use. And a ModMic. - $150~ - $30~ - $50~

Of course if you already have a mid the ModMic isn't needed. OR for just twice the price cut the second cord attached to your skull and get an AT2020 and even a Scarlett Solo for the best sound possible. - $100~ - $100~

u/smokeNtoke1 · 6 pointsr/hardwareswap

Those M50x headphones would be slightly cheaper new on Amazon right now

u/kammyz · 6 pointsr/Drugs

this is pretty decent.

u/skujaster · 6 pointsr/singing

Sure! I have a Scarlett 2i4 audio interface, although you could probably do the same with the Scarlett 2i2, Scarlett Solo, or most other audio interfaces. I then set the direct monitor to "mono", and turn the knob all the way to "input". Then I just plug in my mic (SM57), plug in my headphones (ATH-M50x), adjust the gain on the mic input and adjust the headphone output, and since it isn't being processed by the computer, its a virtually 0ms latency direct audio.

u/itoldyouiwouldeatyou · 6 pointsr/audiophile

If I were you, I would be looking for closed cans or IEMs

You will hear less of what everybody else is doing, and also avoid inflicting your music on them.

The default suggestion for closed headphones on reddit is the ATH-M50s, the new X variant is right in your price range on amazon right now. Also consider the Sennheiser HD25-II at the top end or the HD449 for a lower price range.

For IEMs, I have had the ER4-P for a decade and always been happy, so I am out of touch with the current market. Maybe someone else will have a suggestion.

u/_paramedic · 5 pointsr/hackintosh
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The DAYUM Build (AKA The You Spend Irresponsibly Build) ~ $5500

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CPU | Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor | $554.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler | Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus Rampage IV Black Edition EATX LGA2011 Motherboard | $391.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $594.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $229.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Western Digital Red Pro 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $139.74 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Western Digital Red Pro 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $139.74 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Western Digital Red Pro 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $139.74 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Western Digital Red Pro 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $139.74 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Western Digital Red Pro 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $139.74 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked Video Card (4-Way SLI) | $549.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked Video Card (4-Way SLI) | $549.99 @ Amazon
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Case | Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case | $124.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply | Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $405.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer | $16.98 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer | $16.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter | Rosewill RNX-N150UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter | $11.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan | $13.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan | $13.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan | $13.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan | $13.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Corsair CO-9050017-WLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan | $13.98 @ OutletPC
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $5407.40
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-28 05:09 EST-0500 |

This shit is gonna blow any Mac Pro away. In fact, it'll blow everything away. You better have a backup generator. And you better know what you're getting into smh. Btw, I have no idea whether this is Hackintosh-compatible. Asus motherboards can be tricky but if you're going to invest this much money you might as well invest the time to set it all up. Or hire someone. Whatever. Oh, and still cheaper than a "comparable" (lol, it doesn't compare) Mac Pro by like, $4000. Buy yourself a render farm. Or more than one computer. Or the Apple Store.


Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor | $104.99 @ SuperBiiz
Thermal Compound | Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste | $6.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-H87N Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard | $96.98 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $82.99 @ NCIX US
Case | Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case | $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | Corsair RM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $88.99 @ Directron
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $521.42
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-28 05:18 EST-0500 |

Time for the render node! You only really need a processor and stuff that fits with it. I went barebones with this, and stuffed it all into the smallest case I could while leaving breathing room for cooling. You can stack these on top of each other. Better yet, buy an IKEA drawer set and put them in drawers. Remember to carve out the back to allow for air to escape and to manage cables. Voila! Your own render farm, nicely tucked next to your desk.

Disclaimer: I got the render-farm-in-drawers idea from this guy. I saw it on a blog like year or two ago, I had no idea he started a website. Check it out!


For video editing, gaming, and general use, I recommend the following monitor because it isn't glossy (fuck glare!), is LED-backlit, has IPS technology for amazing viewing angles and color reproduction, is HDMI-compatible, 1080p, has a fast response time (5 ms), and is relatively affordable (about $160 USD street.)

If you want headphones, check these out. They're great middle-range headphones that are good for music, gaming, and other general use.

If you're doing audio work, I recommend using monitors for accurate sound-reproduction and to avoid coloring your mixes. A ton of people I know swear by these. Remember to treat your room! There are great tips and guides for all genres of music over at r/edmproduction. Don't let the name fool you; they have some great stuff for everyone.

In terms of mice, any will do; I personally recommend this one, though.

In terms of keyboards, use whatever you're comfortable with. I know a lot of people swear by mechanical keyboards, especially keyboards that have CherryMX keys. I personally hate them because I'm far more accurate with chiclet keyboards. However, I plan to change my key caps to some that are shallower/need to be pressed harder to register (I currently have Cherry MX Reds, want to switch to Browns). The great thing about mechanical keyboards is that they are customizable! If you are used to Apple Keyboards, this keyboard should provide a good balance between the feel of chiclet keys and that of a mechanical keyboard.

If you're balking at these prices, you're not alone. Unfortunately, quality products mean shelling out hard-earned moolah. If you can afford it and think it will be valuable to you, I think these products should work well for their intended purposes and have good quality. I have personally used all of these products. Of course, don't take my word for it; look around r/buildapc, r/headphones, and r/edmproduction for more recommendations.

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u/instaweed · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Bose Hearphones cost $500. Their most expensive offering kiiiinda doesn't count because it's the A20 Aviation cans for flying airplanes.

For $500 you can get the SE535's.

Bose is not that great honestly. For what they ask for their products you can find a much better piece of hardware. You could buy a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50x's for under $150.

>What universe do you fucking live in?

We live in the one where people recognize Bose as not being "among top quality equipment" especially with consideration to how much they want for their hardware. Keep in mind there's a certain amount of subjectivity with this given that we can't hear things the exact same way that you can, but at the end of the day a whole lot of people agree that the price-to-performance ratios with Bose products is way too high.

>Second are the group who either never fairly compare to different brands or are the type who can never admit than anything they have purchased is not the best.

I think you're the second group lol. It's basically the same with Apple products.

Source: used to have Bose cans and the whole sound system from my last car was Bose. Don't get mad at us because you played yourself!

u/mrkylematz · 5 pointsr/macsetups

I know it’s nothing special, but this is my macsetup! I work primarily on video editing projects, some Photoshopping, with some Wordpress website building sprinkled in there. But this setup is used mostly for generic browsing, YouTube/Netflix, and Plex server hosting.

So this is my setup that I’ve built over the course of 4 years.

u/Xiaxs · 5 pointsr/CODModernWarfare

First things first, OP:


They are cheap for a reason and are horrible headphones.

If you want quality that will last you a long time look into HiFi headphones. They're $100 for headphones for the lowest price I've seen, and $20 for earbuds that I've seen (and owned).

They are compatible with anything that has a 3.5mm jack, and most have in line microphones that will sound better that any other gaming headset you can purchase.

Go to /r/Audiophile, /r/headphones, and /r/headphoneporn for ideas on what to buy.

I've had the same headphones for nearly 2 years, longer than any earbuds or headphones I've ever purchased, they came with a microphone, and sound just as good, if not better than my speakers.

These are what I have, but have significantly jumped in price (were half that price) and these are a good replacement for them. They don't come with a microphone, but are still great for sound whoring.

Edit: I saw the budget and the Audio Technicas are ~40 pounds over budget. If you keep digging in those subs I recommended, you'll find a great deal on some headphones. I found $20 earbuds that sound absolutely amazing for the price. They take a really long time to ship from Japan (to the US at least), but if you want to try them, I'll drop a link.

I know the recommendations you're going to get will seem tempting OP, but trust me, they will break in a week, not sound good, or the microphone will shit on you, I guarantee it. I've had 3 pairs of gaming headsets over the years and they all broke after the first year and a half of having them. I've paid over $80 for each pair too.

u/Butiprovedthem · 5 pointsr/newzealand

Ha. Was just going to say the same thing.

They're bigger than I'd like to travel with though. I prefer in-ear ones for planes to block noise.

u/tide19 · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I have used the following setups within the last year, ranked in order of preference:

  1. Sennheiser HD 598 + Antlion ModMic 4.0 - $200 total - Perfect for gaming, positional cues are OP
  2. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus + V-MODA BoomPro - $230 total - Love the sound, closed back isn't good for gaming though
  3. Philips SHP95000 + V-MODA BoomPro - $110 total - Similar to HD 598s in effectiveness, clamping force is much worse though
  4. Audio Technica ATH-M50x + Antlion ModMic 4.0 - $170 total - Nice monitoring headphones, not the best for gaming
u/Garrettscarrots · 5 pointsr/CFB

smart man. I have these both are way cheaper and work ten times better.

u/mintxmagic · 5 pointsr/streetwear

surprised nobody has mentioned the Audio Technica ATH-M50xs yet. They are the most popular, affordable, and high quality pair of headphones you will find for under $200. Here's the Amazon link. And here's a review from MKBHD.

u/farmintheback · 4 pointsr/SteelyDan

The Audio-Technica M50x for $150. Have fun!

u/yayger1 · 4 pointsr/edmproduction

Everybody and anybody that knows about saving money/having good quality will recommend the Audio Technica ATH-M50x I personally haven't heard them, I have the m70x since theyre flatter in frequency response (kinda wanted them to produce with), but the m70x are suuuuuuper clear, just no bass, I believe the 50's are to be more casual. Try them out, they should be a bang for your buck.

Also you can youtube review them

EDIT: I'm sure you can find them for cheaper in that link I've provided. The cheapest I've found them for was around $99

u/Mercarcher · 4 pointsr/nfl

Bose is also branding. They are slightly better than beats, but still aren't worth the money. If you really want quality headphones get a pair of Audio-technica or Sennheisers.

u/doxmusic · 4 pointsr/trapproduction

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x are my favorites, for a super reasonable price. They’re studio monitor headphones, great for delivering high quality sound, similar to what a home studio setup would sound like.

u/draeath · 4 pointsr/Fallout

You want a flat frequency response. Gaming headsets typically jack up the bass and treble curves because it "sounds better."

You want something more like this or my current favorite, this (though a bit overpriced at full retail - I got mine for $80 on a promotion).

u/JLSaun · 4 pointsr/blackops3

these are some reasonably priced solid headphones. Probably better than way more expensive Bose or Beats models.

u/xansabar · 4 pointsr/Metal

All right metalhead can nerds and audiophiles, I need some new headphones! I posted this over at /r/headphones but got no reply. I figured this might be a good thread to try and grab a response or some opinions, and this sub is more likely to have an opinion specifically tailored to my music tastes and needs. Here's a copy of the format from their advice thread:

> Budget - $250-$300 MAX
> Source - MacBook Pro & a VERY basic DAC (will upgrade that later), also have a turntable and stereo setup
> Requirements for Isolation - None, Really
> Will you be using these Headphones in Public? No
> Preferred Type of Headphone - Over Ear, closed Back
> Preferred tonal balance - Heavy, tight Bass
> Current headphones - Audio Technica Air ATH-AD700
> Preferred Music - I listen primarily to sludge and doom metal (Electric Wizard, Conan, Windhand, and YOB for example)
> What would you like to improve on from your set-up - The Airs REALLY lack any "oomf" and are very very bass light so I end up using my Focal IEMs. I like their sound stage though. Ive been thinking about making a change to closed backs for the extra bass, but I still want a tight, strong, warm, controlled bass...not a mindless over saturated vibrating bass that loses detail & overpowers the treble and mids.
> I am willing to look in to a basic amp if needed, so that would not be an issue. Im also willing to look at open backs again as well if there is a good contender.

So far my main upgrade options ive been looking at are:

Audio Technica ATH-M50X (I HAVE developed a liking for the AT brand)
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 Ohm)

Thanks for any advice!

u/Kami_no_Kage · 4 pointsr/PS4

Okay, you're not getting much good here. You're not going to get less bass or any kind of deficiency in sound, first of all. Good headphones don't not have bass or not have good bass, it's just different from the artificial stuff you'll hear on typical gaming headsets or beats. And the advantage with buying real, good, headphones, is that they can be used for anything. Music, movies, gaming, etc, they'll be better at all of it than anything you have right now.

You definitely want something open for fps gaming, but if it'll be a problem for sound leaking in or out, you don't necessarily need those. They'd be better, but they're not absolutely necessary.

I use HD598s. They're perfect for gaming, with a wide soundstage you won't find out of many headphones at all in this price range. Anything more expensive than this, and you're getting into diminishing returns for gaming imho.

If these are too expensive, they have a little brother called the HD 558s. These are nearly identical in sound according to most people, as they use the same drivers and thus the difference in sound is from materials, and a simple mod that removes the foam in the cups supposedly makes them nearly indistinguishable.

Now, for something closed, I would maybe suggest something along the lines of V-moda Crossfadess or the very famous ATH-M50x.

I'm not a huge fan of ATH-M50s, they're pretty overrated nowadays, but lots of people use them for gaming, and since you're starting off, they're likely better than anything you have right now.

If you need a mic, may I recommend a Modmic. They attach to your headphones, they're pretty good value. If they're too expensive along with a pair of headphones, you'd really be fine with any old cheap mic. Even a $10 one would probably be comparable to some expensive "gaming headsets", believe it or not.

Since this has already gotten really long, PM me for any IEM recs. And check out /r/headphones for much more information, probably better than anything I have here.

Good luck!

u/ahriik · 4 pointsr/MusicBattlestations

Try out Reaper as a DAW. The free version is, IIRC, fully functional. The discounted license is also only $60. I haven't had much experience with it, but I've only heard good things.

As far as hardware goes, I'd highly recommend checking out some thrift stores. Keyboards and MIDI controllers are a fairly common sight in my experience, and are generally heavily discounted compared to ordering a new one online. You can also find some inexpensive used speakers as well. Ideally you'd want to go for some studio monitors, but those are typically pretty expensive for a decent set. Headphones might be a better budget option. You can pick up a pair of ATH-M50Xs for a little over $120, and I certainly think they are well worth it. I'd suggest conducting your own research though when it comes to headphones. Each pair is like a slightly different flavor, and different brands and models appeal to different people.

I can't really help you with desk setup/layout. I have no idea what your room will be like in terms of size and layout. I don't think you'll really need more than just a sizeable desk to have your computer and accessories on. Since you are on a fairly tight budget, you won't be able to afford a whole lot of accessories anyway. Keyboard, mouse, monitor, headphones/speakers, and MIDI controller should get you going.

u/varii_ · 4 pointsr/tf2

If you want to have a popular youtube channel, you have to work hard at it my man. I can tell by watching a few of your videos that you are relatively young and I have to tell you by being young and posting here desperately looking for attention or views it will rub people the wrong way. Because to some, It just seems like from an outsiders perspective you're just looking for an easy way to get subscribers or views. Being young doesn't help either because there are many people who will be pretty mean to you because of your age or your voice.

As far as tips go however? There is a lot that can be said.

Point one: Increase the quality of your videos. Download a better recording program and learn how to use it.

I watched a few of your videos and I just have to be frank the video quality isn't very good but don't fret! There are programs that can help with this.

There are many to chose from but these are the main three:

two of these are not free however. OBS is a free alternative that many use and it is pretty good!

If you do not like the fact that fraps or dxtory are not free, you can torrent or pirate those programs however, some people might think negatively of you claiming it is stealing. (But that doesn't matter anyways because pretty much everyone torrents or illegally downloads these two programs but don't tell people they do)

Anyways, to learn how to use these recording programs there are tons of tutorials on youtube to help you learn how to use any of those three, so good luck finding one that works for you.

Point two Now that you've downloaded an recording program, you should learn how to use an editing program to edit and compile the videos you recorded!

There are many editing programs but the main two I see being used are:

Like before, these programs are not free and are more on the pricey side so if you don't think spending a lot of money is worth it (and I do not blame you) Just download them for free like everyone else who makes youtube videos basically does but they don't tell people that they do.

learning these programs will take some time and effort and it might be a little challenging especially in after effects for a beginner but if you really care about improving your youtube channel you should practice using these programs, how will you do that though?

Well like I said before there are a number of youtube channels that have tutorials to help you with learning about those two programs. Just find a program that suits your needs.

Sony vegas is a little more easy to understand and pretty much can suit the basic needs of creating videos.

But after effects has a lot more to offer on the effects and editing side but is a little less easy to understand.

Point Three Buy some new equipment to be able to record your videos at a good quality.

You could make an entire thread out of the best microphones or the best audio equipment or the best PC setup.

All I'm going to say about this though is, invest in a computer set up that you can record comfortably with.

Today, you can actually purchase a desktop computer for about 500 dollars that can record videos surprisingly well!

for example, this build is 520$ and can handle recording videos amazingly well!

as for recording equipment? if you want to sound professional when recording videos, I highly recommend getting a studio quality microphone because I watched a few of your videos and your microphone and audio quality is kind of, subpar. So here are a few beginner microphones that are cheap and can make your audio quality sound better!

These microphones are relatively cheap and offer amazing sound quality for their price.

Now you need a pair of headphones to compliment your microphone because why would you buy a gaming headset if you purchased a microphone already. so here are a few I suggest, a few of these are more on the pricey side but I highly recommend them.

It's all about fitting your price range and preference.

Find a set up that works for you.

Point four don't forget to be yourself, have fun and keep making content!

Having a personality an audience can relate too is great and all but you should just stay true to yourself and remain genuine when creating content.

There are many people trying create and make TF2 content like you. So having too many copy cats of the same content creator or personality can just seem boring. Why go to someone who creates virtually the same content of someone else? That's redundant and doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

And you should also try to always make content. Never stop making content, making content is the way you get your name out there. Just keep creating content and be dedicated, never give up making stuff.

So, try to have fun with it and think of creative ways to attract an audience to your content. What new fresh idea and creative content can you offer that nobody else does?

If you can do that while remaining true and genuine to yourself your audience and you don't give up. I feel like you would be able to grow as a creator.

That is all the tips I can give you, I'm not much of a content creator myself but from an outsiders perspective I hope this helped you in anyway.

Good luck and have fun with it man.

u/UisceDhiaga · 4 pointsr/AskMen

I have Audio Technica ATH-M50x's and they're great. They're not active noise canceling but they do a great job and the audio quality is phenomenal. They're a little over a $100 but they are well worth that price.

u/paccola · 4 pointsr/brasil

Periféricos são caros em muitos países desenvolvidos. Por exemplo paguei 200 Dólares neste fone na Austrália, que é um país desenvolvidíssimo, e nos EUA custa metade do preço. Na Dinamarca por exemplo, eletrônicos também são absurdamente caros.

O problema em relação ao local que as coisas são produzidas no ramo da tecnologia não acontece só no Brasil. Nós não podemos tomar como base os preços dos EUA, pois muitas coisas são produzidas lá, mas tome como base um país que também importa estes mesmos periféricos.

u/The_Dead_See · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'm a lifelong fan of Audio Technicas, as are a lot of friends I know who do DJ work.

u/AnnaLemma · 3 pointsr/makemychoice

Audio-Technica has an excellent reputation - my husband just got the ATH-M50x (about $20 more than your budget) and the sound quality is just mind-blowing. They're also very comfortable, and have (get this) a removable cord - which is always the first to break on every pair of headphones I've ever owned, so that helps increase longevity. I believe there's also a slightly cheaper model without the removable cord but with equal sound/comfort quality.

Other than that - Sennheiser gets a lot of mention on Reddit, and rightly so. A couple of years ago I bought a pair for something like $35 (one of their lowest-end models) and the sound quality was noticeably better than $100+ Bose. The consensus seems to be that they're not as comfortable as Audio-Technica, however, and certainly my cheapie model was fairly uncomfortable. From what I can tell from reviews, Sennheiser tends to sit on the ear while Audio-Technica goes around the ear, which (for me) is much better.

u/TheRagingHerp · 3 pointsr/deals

For anyone looking to buy these, just don't. I'll explain if anyone wants me to.

Edit: Sorry about not explaining yesterday, I completely forgot.

Bluetooth headphones and earphones usually fail a lot more of the time than others, especially ones in the audiophile-grade area. I actually know someone who owned these and had a lot of connectivity issues. Also, if you check it out on Amazon, you can see other issues along with it. If you want to go for something while running, I'd suggest these which me and a few of my friends have used without any problems.

If you really want higher quality headphones or earphones/iems, I'd go towards audiophile quality headphones. Bluetooth usually doesn't work well and isn't a huge problem for normal usage. For example, I go running with Xiaomi Piston 2's which never fall out of my ears even with the cable attached. I use them for pretty much everything in a mobile manner, and can say they're great earphones for pretty much any use. They're only $20 and are high above their actual price range in quality. (I do prefer them a ton over the M6 earphones as you can see, but it depends on price range to some people.

For headphone use, I'd go on /r/headphones and check out their buy guide or comment on the sticky with what you're looking for. Alternatively for these headphones listed, I'd go for (the highly acclaimed) ATH-M50's/M50X's. They're the same except for the M50X has the detachable cable which is very useful. I'd definitely pick up one of these if you want something that'll last you a long time. I use them in public, and I used to at home. Since then I've upgraded. I've dropped them countless times on many different materials including concrete and tile from high heights. They don't have any scratches, marks, and still work after about two years from purchase.

I hope I helped you guys, but I definitely recommend not going for these and also checking out /r/headphones.

u/singe8 · 3 pointsr/headphones

Budget : $200 - $300, but I'm flexible. I might go up to $400 if I think it'll be worth it. The less money I have to spend, the better, but I understand that quality comes at a price.

Source : Phone and PC

Requirements for Isolation : I'll mostly be using them at home. I'd take suggestions either way.

Preferred Type of Headphone : Full sized or on-ear.

Preferred tonal balance : Warm sounding, like you'd hear in a small, cozy room with soft carpeting and couches, as opposed to a spacious wood room.

Past headphones : Superlux HD668B: Pros: Nice highs for piano and synthesizers. Cons: Instantly uncomfortable. Clamp my ears. Ears get hot quickly. Mids and lows are underwhelming. Highs overpower all else. Not warm sounding in the slightest.

Past headphones : Apple Earpods: Pros: Balanced sound. Durable. Presentable in public. iPhone controls. Cons: Uncomfortable for extended use. Not very high quality overall. Sound is a bit muffled.

Preferred Music : A variety of genres, but primarily rock. Three of my most played songs that I feel represent my tastes in music best are This River is Wild, The Boxer, and The Reeling.

Some headphones I'm considering are the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Sony MDR1R, PSB M4U 1, Bowers & Wilkins P5, and Beats Studio 2.0 as a last resort.

u/MisterMushroom · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Monoprice 8323 is a good low-budget option. I've used these for around 2 years myself. Good pair of headphones, however the extension on one side has cracked and is beginning to crack on the other. It's easily repairable with electrical tape, and considering the color you can't really see it, but that is a factor. Cheap enough to replace if I really wanted to, however.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is close to the max on your budget, but is a universally recommended great option.

Whatever you get, make sure it has a replaceable/detachable cord.

/r/headphones has a good recommendation sub you may want to check out as well that will cover more ground.

u/Ryuti · 3 pointsr/deadbydaylight

I don't need it, no but it helps bring out breathing from all of the other sounds.

I personally recommend a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50X

I use them and while they're not exactly gaming headphones but they're the best headphones I've ever used. Both for gaming, and music. I wear them for 12+ hours a day and they've never felt uncomfortable.

u/wordfountain · 3 pointsr/Vive

ATH-M40X or ATH-M50X

Out of the box they are SUPER firm on your head, which makes them extremely uncomfortable after an hour or so, but for shorter demos they'll do an excellent job of blocking out outside sound while also sounding absolutely amazing inside the headphone. The ...'leather' (idk what it actually is, maybe leather?) that the ear muffs are made from would easily be cleaned with alcohol wipes, in case someone is worried about ear germs.

If you plan on giving longer demos, the 'tension' (ear-pressure) mechanism is in the head band. It's just a spring-steel bar. Bend it backwards (GENTLY! Small bends; nudge it till you get it right) will take the bite out of the headphones. They won't clamp as hard, but they'll be more comfortable long term.

u/Sir_Mints · 3 pointsr/SiegeAcademy

These games are designed with standard stereo in mind. These gaming headsets with 7.1 are 100% faking directional audio to get the effect of real 7.1 surround. E.x if someone is to your left, the headphones make your right ear hear the footstep less than a millisecond after your left ear to fake a surround sound. Real 7.1 Surround has 7 individual speakers and simply use volume not delays to get a convoicing surround effect.

I always recommend studio headphones with a flat frequency response in order to hear the game as intended, and not be inhibited by fake surround sound or super bass heavy headphones that muddy up the small details in the game audio

u/TheFilipinoFire · 3 pointsr/podcasting

I also record with a Blue Yeti, and I monitor with a pair of ATH-M50x headphones. The sound quality in those headphones is excellent, and I haven't had issues with bleed while monitoring my recording sessions. It's a little more expensive at $150, but they'll last you a long time.

u/damstr · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I personally use Beyerdynamic DT 990's Premiums 250 Ohm and a ModMic 4.0. ModMic lets you attach a high quality mic to any headphones and is detachable via a magnet. Mine has been replaced by version 5.

I would check with your motherboard to see if there is any onboard amplification for the audio. If you don't have enough power to drive these you will know if you can't get the volume loud enough. My Z270F had just enough to get by. If not you would want an external amp (drives the headphones) and I would also suggest a dac.

I recently picked up a Schiit Magni 3 and a Modi 2 amp/dac and I am in heaven. I really feel it breathed new life into these that have been driven off my motherboard for sometime now.

  • Schiit Magni 3 Amp
  • Schiit Modi 2 dac

    DT990's are open back headphones meaning that you can wear them and still hear everything around you fairly well. You could for example very easily hold a conversation with someone while wearing them.

  • DT 990 Premium 250 Ohm

    I would also check out the ATH-M50X. These are around $150 currently.

  • ATH-M50X
u/PlanetarySoundscapes · 3 pointsr/PS4

Since you are talking strictly about audio I would recommend some studio phones. I use these to record and mix my music and occasionally have used them for video games.

u/eugene2n · 3 pointsr/headphones

You should get the audio technica m50x which is 25$ more then your budget(
I have these headphones and they sound amazing!

u/bigredblob · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For $150, you should pick up a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50xs. They're fantastic, and just about if not the best headphones you can get for the price.

EDIT: Just checked Amazon, currently $115 there. Absolutely worth that price.

u/amtrisler · 3 pointsr/battlestations

If you care about how good your audio sounds at all, upgrade your headphones and your speakers. I recommend the Sennheiser HD598 (HD598SE if you don't like the color) or the Audio-Technica ATH-M50. Both are very nice mid-range headphones, and will most likely completely change your outlook in sound. Go with the 598s if you can, but they are open headphones so anybody around you will be able to hear what you're listening to.

For speakers, I'm using the Swan M10. They have very very nice sound for their price, but they are extremely difficult to find. I got mine in for a little under $100. /r/audiophile will be able to give you some more recommendations for speakers, but I'm a headphone man myself so I don't know a whole lot about speakers.

Sennheiser HD598:

Sennheiser HD598SE:

Audio-Technica ATH-M50:

Swan M10:

Swan M10 Massdrop:

Looks like they're about to drop again, so if you're interested request the drop and you'll get an email whenever they go up for sale. If you have any question about headphones or audio in general feel free to ask. Check out /r/headphones if you want, we're pretty welcoming.

u/Bruce_Wayne69 · 3 pointsr/trapproduction

i know mr carmack among many producers have rocked these at some point. Audio Technica's.

Ive owned Sony MDRs and AIAIAI's aswell and I much prefer the AudioTechnica's, everyone different though. Getting familiar with how they translate to other speakers is very important.

u/importflip · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

ATH M50x: Nice starter headphones.

Beyerdynamic DT770: These are closed so they are good at bass. I linked the PRO-32s because I doubt you have a soundcard, or want to get one that can push the ohms.

Beyerdynamic DT 990: These are like the 770s, but they are open, so less bass, and better positioning (sound staging).

All three should be good for music and gaming, with the first 2 being better for bassy music and the last being better for more instrumental music.

Later on you should look at getting a DAC.

You can get good stuff at the price point you are looking for, but if you end up loving the sound quality, 150+ should be your starting point. Also check out head-fi forums for other suggestions.

Edit: Changed link for the 32 Ohm version of the DT990s

u/Zooropa_Station · 3 pointsr/rocksmith

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

They get a lot of praise from audiophiles, and the coiled cable lets you stretch it under your guitar neck easily. The next level up, the 70x, has a more transparent sound for music production, which could help hear yourself better, but the 50's have a better mix as a listener.

u/Doug_Dog · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS7

These are a little more but in my opinion the best headphones in that price range.

I've used them for about 4 years now and love them.

u/123unmun123 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Personally, I use the ATH-M50x Audio Technica Headphones, they are really good quality. And for my mic, I use the AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Mic. And those have treated me very nicely.

u/Bieberkinz · 3 pointsr/hiphopheads

[Here, grab these instead] (

I'm not a person who is intelligent with over-ear headphones, but I heard Audio Technicas are good.

[Amazon @ $133] (

u/The_1st_Doctor · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Don't buy a Headset they are bordering on peasantry. Headsets are weak headphones combined with weak mics its alot better value to buy a good set of headphones and a mod mic. 7.1 SS is also a myth in headphones and has no real effect and can be emulated with software.

I would recommend some Audio Technica M50x or some senheisers + a Mod Mic.

u/TheSadGolem · 3 pointsr/headphones

Budget: $175 (flexible) USD

Source: PC,

Isolation: I spend most of my time on skype and I have a very loud PC, I don't want them to hear my music and I don't want to hear my PC

Type: Over Ear, removable cable is almost 100% required ALL of my headphones and earbuds have died because of the cable

Preferred Tonal Balance: I have no idea, I'm very new to this so I guess balanced?

Past headphones: Currently breaking and the cable is taped up, At about 95% of the angles it cuts my frequency range by about 3/4 and certain things become very quiet

Preferred Music: I basically listen to everything. If I had to choose I would go for a good pair for classical music but I swap genres every week or so. Something general would be ideal.

Location: New Zealand. I don't know of any local stores with good ranges or reasonable pricing. Is a comparison store.

EDIT: A mic is not required I will most likely buy this

I was also having a look at the HD 598's and they seem like the best option. Amazon doesn't ship here but I can get em on for about 200 NZD. Could people on skype hear my music with that microphone attached because they are open?

If the open headphones are too much of a problem then this is what I was looking at

u/FUNKYOSELF · 3 pointsr/gratefuldead

I have Audio Technica ATH-M50's, which are a phenomenal choice well under your budget.

u/Distance_Runner · 3 pointsr/EDM

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x are the most recommended pair of headphones at this price, and well deserving of such accommodation! Sound quality is absolutely fantastic! They have a heavier' base than most studio-quality phones making them great for EDM, but not overpowering or distorting, and retain a great range for other genres too. They compete in terms of sound quality with plenty of more expensive sets of headphones on the market. I've had them for years! Highly recommended!

u/oculus42 · 3 pointsr/tqft9999

Any possibility of a good pair of headphones for concentrating? For a few months I was sharing my home office with two other people, and good headphones make good neighbors, so to speak.

I have a pair of ATH-M50X which provide most of the isolation and good audio quality without the standing-wave pressure of active cancellation.

At my last job when we moved from a six-person room to a corral in a sea of cubicles, I pushed my boss to procure a set of noise cancelling headphones. They helped, but the pressure of active noise-cancellation was unpleasant after several hours. In that environment there was only so much to be done.

u/billbill17 · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Don't get a cooler for that cpu since you can't overclock, it would be pointless. Also, I wouldn't recommend wifi for gaming, maybe get a powerline ethernet adapter. Also, some headphones like the ath m50s would be better for gaming than speakers.

u/ClusterMorph · 3 pointsr/headphones
  • Budget - Around 200 bucks Canadian ( Maybe a little more)
  • Source - My desktop and my Fiio E17K
  • Isolation - None needed, less isolation is a bonus because I want to be able to hear others, but it doesn't matter that much.
  • Public? No, purely for home use.
  • Preferred type I prefer over-ear, but am open minded for on-ears
  • Tonal Balance Emphasis on mids or highs, don't care too much about bass. Also want to avoid reference/ neutral headphones.
  • Past Headphones I use these for gaming [ATH-AD900X]
    and these for travel and school Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear. I like them both for their purpose, but I'm not particularly fond of the Sennheisers shrill highs, and I feel the Audio Technicas are a little too neutral for my music.
  • Music I listen to a good amount of nu-metal bands like Slipknot, Avatar, Korn, Ghost, System of a Down, and Megadeth + plus a little bit of jazz like John Coltrane
  • What would I like to improve I'm just looking for headphones that are a bit more specialized for jazz and metal, unlike my current audio gear.
  • Location I live in Canada, so prices in Canadian would be appreciated. Thanks.

    I've also been looking for headphones myself but am stuck between the Motorhead Iron Fist, the ATH-M50X, and the Grado sr80e, any new suggestions are welcome, though.
u/TW624 · 3 pointsr/Vive

spend $50 more and get arguably the best pair of headphones for under $200

$119???????!!!!! dude steal. buy now!

u/lurking_quietly · 3 pointsr/headphones

Posted yesterday with minimal response.


Budget: US$200 is a hard limit for everything, including any recommended DACs or amps.

Sources: Laptop computers, mobile device, and headphone-out jack to my (not-so-high-quality) home audio system.

Requirements for Isolation: Though I'll primarily use headphones indoors, I may be listening to my iPod in public. I'd therefore want good isolation.

Preferred Type of Headphones: Closed over-ear > closed on-ear > alternatives. I am not interested in IEMs.

Preferred tonal balance: Unsure; probably neutral? See "Preferred Music" below if that helps.

Past headphones: Mostly cheap, sub-US$40 on-ear eadphones or earbuds/IEMs. Over 10-15 years ago, I think I had the predecessor to the Sony MDR-V6, which I liked, though I had no decent frame-of-reference to which to compare them at the time.

Preferred Music: I actually listen more to podcasts than music; ideally, I'd like something that is a good complement to something like Radiolab, which has detailed, interesting sound engineering. In terms of music, I listen to rock (especially alternative), electronic, and mashups. I'd prefer healthy bass, but nothing so bass-heavy it creates a lopsided profile. I also expect to use these to listen to TV and movies as well as on my computer, but I don't do any gaming.

Miscellaneous: I'd prefer something that does not require an amp or DAC, especially since I may be using this in public with mobile devices. I'd also prefer something sturdy enough to last many years, including travel. Being able to replace the earpads would be a definite bonus. What the headphones look like is secondary to me, provided they're neither comically large, nor scream, "Expensive! Steal me!"

What I'm Currently Considering:

  1. Sony MDR-V6: US$80 at Amazon.

  2. Sony MDR-7506: US$85 at Amazon.

  3. Audio-Technica ATH-M50: US$127 at Amazon. (Left to my own devices, I'd likely get either these or the ATH-M50x below on the strength of reviews and recommendations for headphones in my price range.)

  4. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x: US$170 at Amazon.

  5. Shure SRH840: US$200 at Amazon; very close to my budget's hard limit. (Considered primarily since it was suggested as an alternative to the ATH-M50/ATH-M50x.)

  6. Whatever additions to this list you fine people may suggest.

    Addendum: Suggestions currently include:

    Beyerdynamic DT770, 80 ohms, via /u/TheJosablo; US$170 on eBay.

    Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, via /u/DependantBlackWoman; US$172 at Amazon.

    Thanks for any counsel you can provide!
u/andy2na · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS7

iPhone 6S.

I do have an external USB DAC I could try.

I also have the Audio Technicas. Are they good enough?

u/snaffuu585 · 3 pointsr/videos

Pretty sure you're talking out of your ass regarding headphones here. I guarantee there's a big difference between those headphones and these. I don't really think your average person can justify spending much more than $150 on a pair of headphones, but I don't think you've got any business scoffing at someone for spending a bit extra for higher quality.

u/fullhalter · 3 pointsr/gaming

I haven't tried either of these but I bought a pair of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xs and could not be happier with them.

Edit: I should add that I bought this version that comes with a detachable microphone. I mostly use mine for music, so I like the seperate mic for gaming.

u/Grandmastersexsay69 · 3 pointsr/WindowsMR

My first run one has been great and problem free. From what I've heard from people with the newer headsets, is that they have indeed fixed the issues for the pro version from the HP store. I've heard of a person having to return two consumer versions to Amazon, so I don't know if they have the fixed units in yet. I'm glad other people are finally getting the experience what I've been having for months. Truly an amazing headset.

I would reccomend people upgrade the headphones. I paired my reverb with this;

and it has made a massive difference in audio quality and immersion. The Reverb already has the best visual quality on the market, might as well give it the best audio quality too.

u/Surufka · 3 pointsr/starcraft

With 100% honesty, If you are looking for over-the-ear, I cannot recommend the ATH-M50x's enough. I have loved every single second that I've owned them. The sound quality is incredible, the comfort is perfect, and the accessories are great. I honestly dont have a downside for these puppies.

u/silentjay1977 · 3 pointsr/Calgary

don't waste your money on beats get a better headphone like the audio technica ath-m50x or any of their stuff cheaper than beats and better quality

Edit with the Grado SR125e they will bleed like crazy so everyone around you will hear it

u/dannywatchout · 3 pointsr/funny

Many people consider Sennheiser to be one of the the best right now. Some even believe it's THE best at the moment. They are definitely a superb choice for headphones.

That being said, there are a lot of variables in headphones that cater to different people. For one, there are 3 sort of blanket headphone types: In-ear, On-ear, and Over-ear. In-ear are basically ear buds, On-ear are headphones with small cups that sit on your ears. Over-ear have larger cups that surround your ear. Personally, I'm a fan of Over-ear, as they are the most comfortable to me and tend to have higher quality headphones (Over-ear don't make headphones sound better, but companies tend to make more Over-ear than On-ear of various price ranges).

On top of that, there are two kinds of cups: open back and closed back. For some background, headphones play sound both towards you an away from you. Closed back means the back of the headphone cup is closed (duh), blocking the sound going away from you. Basically, it's you and whatever you're listening to. A band in your head. Open back means that the cups are open to an extent. These headphones often look like they have a grate on the cups. This means sound goes out, and also sound goes in. These headphones make it so the music sounds more lively. Instead of the band being in your head, think of you at a concert for that band. Open back headphones make it so the music blends with the environment around you. Be wary, because people around you can hear what you're listening to pretty clearly. If you're using headphones for every day use, I'd recommend closed back for yours and everyone else's sake. You get to listen to what you want without distractions, and everyone around you won't be disturbed by you either.

Not sure which headphones you have, but these are the Sennheiser HD 280s. Over-ear, closed back, $100 dollars. Pretty good sound for the price, not so stylish. As far as audio quality, they're definitely worth the price.

If you're willing to go a little higher, I'd recommend the Audio Technica M50x. These bad boys are some of the best headphones I've used. They are the complete package to me. Sound quality is great, the build is good, the ear cups are comfortable, and you can replace the aux cord if it breaks, all for $150. I've heard better sound from headphones, but for $150, these are a steal. You really won't find better anywhere in this price range. Once again, over-ear, closed back.

If you're a guy that likes in-ears, I can't really help much. Almost every in-ear I've listened to are low end (less than $50), the exceptions being Beats in-ears ($100, meh), and Shure SE425 ($300, pretty damn good, mostly used for monitoring during music performances). If you're an on-ear guy, you're the first I've met. Regardless of your preference, I think it's worth taking the leap to over-ear and trying them out.

Either of these options are good. If you want to look for yourself, I'd highly recommend Amazon. You can find a lot of headphones here for cheaper than retail. The brands I'd recommend are Sennheiser, Audio Technica, and Beyerdynamic in that order. Keep in mind the different types of headphones and open back vs. closed back if you do decide to look around.

Sorry for the long read, best of luck!

u/BLUElightCory · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

Audio Technica ATH M40x or ATH M50x are both stellar and can hang with headphones that cost hundreds more.

u/wolf39us · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Then what you truly want are headphones (not set) and a microphone.

Here's a couple of suggestions

u/3agl · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

As I said, if sound quality isn't really the issue and you're just using voip, the gear he has is fine. Also that's a pretty nice audio interface that'll last op for quite a while.

Alternative with better value and slightly better specs Second xlr/1/4 in, and it comes with studio one and midi input/output. Pretty good bang for the buck.

I have this and it's really nice. Also I've filled up all the inputs and outputs so ¯\ (ツ)

A Higher quality and well recommended mic would be the AT2020

I have an sm58, used, these can be found in the 50-100$ range, and they tend to live very long and kick a lot of ass. There are stories of these mics falling out of moving vehicles on tour and then (once picked up) continuing the tour working just fine.

I have a pair of ath m50xs but the m40s are also a great pair of headphones, and a real budget would be the m20s if you're looking for headphones.

I know you asked for budget, but op did a pretty good job already so if you don't really care about recording then get what OP got.

u/arrcanos · 3 pointsr/hardware are a few suggestions at this price range:

Audio Technica ATH-M50x: $120 (Probably the most recommended headphone ever. Somewhat boomy bass at times).

Ultrasone HFI-580 S-Logic: $132.98 (Tighter bass than the M50x, typical Ultrasone v-curve, and pretty fun).

Beyerdynamic DT770: $137.58 (Another classic. Built like a tank. Probably the second "brightest" pair of cans on this list next to the Ultrasone 780).

AKG K553 Pro: $172.99 (My office cans. These are fairly flat with slightly accentuated bass. Their mids are a bit veiled. They can be had for $120 on Massdrop sometimes and are probably worth closer to that amount than the $170+ they usually go for).

Ultrasone HFI-780 S-Logic: $173.85 (Currently wearing these right now while while listening to Hotel California. These headphones have a strong v-curve and can be fatiguing due to how bright their treble is. However, with the right music, they can be really, really fun).

Sennheiser Momentum: $188.90 (I've not heard these personally, so I can't give any appropriate opinion).

Shure SRH840: $189.95 (I've not heard these personally, so I can't give any appropriate opinion. However, in my limited experience, Shure's tend to be flat and cough boring).

Sony MDR1R: $199.95 (I didn't spend too much time with these as I wasn't very impressed. A few other options I listed above are much more fun or balanced, but I figured I'd put them on the list anyways).

I almost always suggest Audio Technica M50x at this price range. That's not because I think they're the most fun or balanced. It's because they're a great entry level headphone for someone that doesn't know exactly what they want from their daily driver. If someone is sure that they like a nice v-curve, I'm not afraid to suggest Ultrasones or Beyerdynamics. I really want to try out the Sennheiser Momentums, but I haven't had the chance yet.

u/mchl1 · 3 pointsr/Vive

I Use Audio-Technica ATH-M50X.

They have been brilliant. They also have detachable cables and comes with a smaller one which is perfect for the vive.

u/Cool_Cabbage · 3 pointsr/EDC

Agreed. You can get higher fidelity headphones for a lower price than the Beats, for example the ATH-M50x's are a good option.

u/foamed · 3 pointsr/DevinTownsend

Three headphones which are recommended for first time buyers looking to invest in a higher quality pair of headphones are Audia-Technica's ATH-M50x, Grado's SR80e and Beyerdynamic's DT-770 Pro 80ohm.

Sennheiser's HD650 would be better for Devin's type of music, but it's also a big step up in price and they should only be used inside as you need a good DAC to drive them.

Personally I'm using several different headphones depending on if I'm in front of my computer, in the living room or outside. My two main headphones are Philips Phidelio X2 and the Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 32ohm limited edition.

Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, AKG, ATH and Grado are usually safe brands to go for when looking for higher quality headphones.

u/rollingwiththewub · 3 pointsr/Beatmatch

Not sure what you're looking to spend exactly but I couldn't be happier with my ATH-M50x's from Audio Technica. They're super affordable at $140 and are actual studio monitor headphones so they provide a good balance between hi/mid/lo frequencies. It's also common to see them on sale. Along with that, my head never gets tired or sore because they're pretty lightweight. There are plenty of great reviews on YouTube that go into more detail. Definitely check em out, I highly recommend!

u/BrunoBrutalos · 3 pointsr/headphones

Im pretty much a newbie. So i wanna buy headphones which i can use on mobile devices and desktop too. They should have a good sound overall and also be fine on desktop for example working with fl studio(im just doing some basic stuff). Price segment is around 150$. So they should be below 50 Ohms so i dont need an amp. My favourites right now are the beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro(32 Ohms) and the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X. I slightly prefer the beyerdynamics. So what do you think?
Here are the links:

beyerdynamics DT 770 PRO(32 Ohm):

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

u/baconboyloiter · 3 pointsr/popheads

Right now I am using an audioquest dragonfly black dac, ath m50x headphones, and my macbook pro when I am home and a galaxy s7 and my ath m50x when I am not. I just ordered AKG Pro Audio K702 headphones so that will replace my ath m50x for home use.

u/comfydick · 2 pointsr/headphones

Price just dropped to 114.99, but doesn't show if you use your link.

Edit: Deal is over... no longer on sale for 114.99

u/durpanda · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

It's only £10 more for brand new ones on amazon

u/dannyboydingo · 2 pointsr/CasualUK

These are great: Edit---------Aaaah theyve already been recommended!! ------

u/risingremains · 2 pointsr/headphones

Complete noob here looking to move away from the typical "gaming" headsets. I play games and listen to a lot of music. I've done a bit of research and was thinking about the following items:

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

FiiO E10K

I haven't yet decided on a mic. Just looking for some tips.

u/giubaloo · 2 pointsr/apple

Holy shit do not do that. Bose are the absolute most overpriced headphones on the market, and unless you absolutely need noise cancelling headphones you should not buy them. They are spectacular if you travel on airplanes a lot but that's the only reason I'd ever recommend them.

These are literally half the price of Bose headphones and the sound quality is so much better.

Also, 8gb is most likely sufficient for your needs, but if you can afford it, it wouldn't be a bad idea.

u/cbear_28 · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I was in your position not too long ago. I really wanted to get into the hobby but didn't have enough money to buy anything decent. The first thing I did was look for a job. This is easier said than done but once I found one I was surprised as to how quickly I could make money. One of the first things I bought was a nice pair of headphones. I bought the Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT, but the cheaper version without bluetooth looks just as good. I also started to collect records. It did feel pointless at times with no way of listening to them but I still appreciated the artwork. After that I decided to buy some nice bookshelf speakers, the Edifier R1280T's. Although the price was cheap, I absolutely love these speakers. Even though I didn't have a turntable yet, it made listening to Spotify more enjoyable. Additionally, I knew that I would have a nice pair of speakers for whenever I could afford a turntable. These speakers have two inputs so I can have both my PC and turntable plugged in at the same time which is really nice. Once I had enough for a turntable I had a little trouble picking out the right one. I almost settled for a lp60 but I'm glad I didn't. For me, it was between a U-turn Orbit, AT lp120, and Fluance RT81. All of these are great turntables but I ended up choosing the Fluance model. The wood look, large number of features, and good reviews made this the best turntable under $300 for me. That's my story! Please don't buy anything cheaply made. It won't sound any better than Spotify will for you and will be a little disappointing. Also, don't give up on trying to sell the PS4. I gave up video games around 6 months ago and I've had so much more free time to work and enjoy other things! Good luck!

u/motionglitch · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Sennheiser HD 598
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Can't go wrong with those two.

u/wiggletown · 2 pointsr/PS4

I have not found any quality solution in the form of a headset. Maybe at the high high end there are options, but nothing in the $200 range. I think the things people are looking for in a headset don't overlap with good audiophile sound quality.

My suggestion is to just get a good pair of headphones. Ath-m50x are the classic choice at this point. From what I understand (only got into this recently) they were the go to option in their price range for a while. Now there are lots of great options. If you search like "Ath-m50 vs [headphones you're looking at]" you can usually get relevant reviews.

Then get a separate modmic. They are pricy but their quality is great. You stick a thing on whatever headphones you want and then the mic magnets onto that thing. Super easy to stick on and take off, and you're no longer tied to a specific headphone. I use an aux y splitter to connect to my ds4. Works great. Only downside is two wires instead of one but it's the best solution I've found.

u/smoitie · 2 pointsr/audiophile

1. What is your budget?

My ideal spend is listed below. I can probably go to £450 / ~$560

2. What are you looking for?

I'm looking for a beginner-ish set up for use with my PC. This is what I've come up with so far and just wanted some input, see what I can change etc.

Component | Price
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 | £124.00 / $154.99
Audio-Technica ATH-M50X | £128.00 / $159.93
Audio-Technica AT2020 | £89.99 / $112.48
Boom arm and pop shield | £17.98 / $22.49
Edifier R1000TCN 2.0 Bookshelf Speakers | £45.95 / $57.48
Total | £405.92 / $507.71

I'm looking for middle of the road but excellent quality gear. This list was compiled by research and reviews on the best bang for your buck components.

3. How will you typically be using the gear?

Speakers will be next to my monitor so ~arms length away.

4. What gear do you own?

Unfortunately I own a "gaming" headset. It was cheap at the time I purchased it and I never gave it a second thought but now I think is the time to upgrade to a proper set up.

5. What do you intend on using for a source?

The source will be my PC.

6. What material will you be using your gear for?

This will be typically used for every day gaming, streaming, and listening to music through streaming services. I usually wear headphones for very long periods so comfort and lightness are extremely necessary. The bookshelf speakers listed above are only cheap ones for this reason, as I listen through headphones the majority of the time. The music I listen to varies quite a bit depending on the mood, from djent and tech metal, to lounge and soft house.

edit: clarity

u/MADXT · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hey there, thanks for the great review!

I randomly saw these headphones on the amazon black friday sale and immediately went to look them up because I really need some quality headphones. Looks like it's between those and the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Monitor headphones which are just £30 more at £119... You also mentioned that they're great for the sale price but not quite the best option based on their RRP so I get the feeling the RRP is inflated, especially here in the UK (£200 vs $200).

Can anyone weigh in on which of the two would be best - mostly for indoor usage with a wide range of music as well as gaming?

And if anyone knows how they compare to my current headphones (August EP650) or the Sony MDR-V55 ones it would be really helpful.

u/Flannman95 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Can confirm, these are unreal for the money. Their frequency response is pretty much neutral in that they don't have excessive amounts of bass, highs etc. Also, they're comfortable enough to wear for an hour or two :)

u/Geneaux · 2 pointsr/modernwarfare

Honestly I suspect all the complaining about sound stems from people who're are largely using a sound mix other than "Studio", the latter of which doesn't not color any sound from it's original state. What I think they're missing is what the effect that it can have on the game's soundstage, ie equalizers. Basically the perceived loudness of each sound effect can become much similar to one another. The mix options can also adjust certain ranges of frequency, thus pitching or troughing a sound effect differently from what it actually sounds like.

I use "Studio" because I remember a conversation with a friend when I played a particular game together called Black Squad. He makes music as a hobby, and he pointed out to me how everything was loud AF in that game at max system volume. I was aware of this, but didn't understand why it was this way. We normally play PUBG together among other friends. PUBG designed in such a way that each sound has a distinct amount of volume. Black Squad was different in that literally everything was loud, probably completely for loudness's sake. You need footsteps to remain competitive but once you fire gun it's like the game is trying to deafen you. This community
seriously has it good considering what it could've been. shudder

Using the "Studio" preset, I've had no issues with sound or loudness footsteps in-game. Shit I've already died regardless of sound or by not listening intently enough. Also nerfing sound just prioritizes gameplay without a single iota of thought, in a time were terrible maps and spawns were encouraging ridiculous levels of camping. In fairness, should probably note that I also wear ATH-M50Xs. Unlike other headphones(or "gamer" headsets) they're designed to maintain the most neutral sound possible from DAC. Music headphones and gamer headsets often put emphasis on bass(lows), trebel(highs), or mids.

u/QuipA · 2 pointsr/headphones

Audio Technica ATH M50X

Rugged build, decent sound, folding mechanism and it comes with detachable wires that are easily replaceable.

u/whatashittyusername · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

No sir it is made by Audio Technica here is a link

Really excellent headphones, I snagged them for about $110 a bit over a year ago :-)

u/JVattic · 2 pointsr/macgaming

So first: Headset or headphones? Huge difference.

Don't get anything that is branded as "gaming" gear if you care for any decent level of audioquality. If your iMac has a decent enough mic build in, I'd recommend getting some headphones like these. They are comfy, decent quality and audioquality.

u/EightBitMatt · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'd get the pair of headphones. if you need an integrated mic the HyperX Cloud IIs are great

IF you don't need the intergrated mic or would rather spend extra for a desktop mic then the AudioTechnica ATH M50x's are amazing.

Also holy shit the HD 558s are dirt cheap right now

u/toastyj247 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This is the best option I've seen although, I'd go for a cheaper MOBO and i5 4460. Audio production is definitely not CPU intensive nor do you need fast memory (or a lot) but I can't speak on photoshop. As for Audio Production a DAC and Soundcard is not needed. Balanced headphones (ATH-M50x) definitely are but you also need a Audio Interface, the Scarlet 2i2 is very popular (You can probably get it cheaper else where)

u/Whatup69 · 2 pointsr/headphones

MSR7 @ $225

A900x @ $125

M50x @ $160

Looks like the A900x is pretty fucking cheap in comparison.

u/BangsNaughtyBits · 2 pointsr/podcasting

Those Sony headphones are the music production industry standard.

I personally own a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M40FS and they are really nice. Older product, though.

If I am buying new and had the $130, I'd get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x.

I just bought an Audio-Technica BPHS1 and though it's nice enough, it's obviously a hybrid, built for purpose device and not the best for a general purpose setup. Mike Dell likes it, though. And for purpose, I expect it to be great.


u/EmperorNarwhale · 2 pointsr/Rainbow6

If you can, get a pair of headphones and a separate microphone. They will blow any "premium gaming headset" out of the water. Gaming headsets are typically closed-back headsets, which limits your sound stage. You'll want a piar of open-back headphones. They also have to cram a lot more inside the headphones which typically results in something being of lower quality.

It seems you're on Xbox one, so you'll need one of the controllers with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

If you're on PS4, you can use the same items I have listed, and if you're on PC you don't need the splitter.

One of the best pair of headphones you can get is this one. The Audio Technica ATH M50x.

Then get an antilion modmic. It attaches right to your headphones with no hassle.

Then get this thing so you can use the headphones and microphone on your xbox one controller. (Yes, it works on Xbox One.)

All you have to do is plug your headphones and microphone into the splitter, and your splitter into your xbox one controller. Way better than a gaming headset, and way cheaper too.

You can even get better earpads for better comfort, if you want.

u/Smooth_Talkin_Chron · 2 pointsr/EDC

Information on my EDC:

u/tit_curtain · 2 pointsr/piano

A few budget level recommendations, with prices in the US (I tried to find good deals for you, you might be able to do better of course):

Casio CDP230 $350+50 shipping

Roland FP-25 (costco exclusive, I believe same as FP-30, only without bluetooth. You can still hook up a tablet/laptop with a usb cable ) $600. Stand+pedals included. Only mentioning this instead of the FP-30 because it's cheaper

Casio px-160 $500, or with stand+pedals+bench for $600

Casio CGP-700 In cart savings after logging in, $640. Comes with a bench and crappy headphones. Guitar center (same company as MF) has the same price without those two freebies, but GC has it in stock right now. Includes stand, triple pedal bar is option to buy later.

Casio PX-350. In cart pricing in white: $480. Stand, triple pedal bar not included, but available as an option to buy. The model is discontinued if that bothers you.

Yamaha p45 with stand and bench for $400, or p115 with stand and bench for $650. DGX660 $800 with $100 amazon gift card and cheap bench. A triple pedal bar can be bought later if you stick with the hobby.

Kawai es100 $700+ depending on accessories.

If the price on these is too high, or you don't like the cheapest options but that's all you can afford, look into the used market (ebay, craigslist, Guitar center used etc...) for these models and their immediate predecessors.

A good pair of headphones will sound better than the speakers out of any of these.

These could be a good choice, plenty of other options though.

u/duckmurderer · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Forewarning: I'm only a hobbyist. If you want more info, definitely go to the subreddits I linked as well as the resources in their sidebars.


Mic: $100

Shure SM58

Video of SM57 and SM58 sound test starts at 3:30

With either of these mics you'll need an XLR cable and a device to deliver phantom power to the mic. They're the same price but I linked to the SM58 amazon listing because that's the more popular one for vocals. These two mics are industry standards so you can't really go wrong with them.


Interface: $130

Shure MVi Digital Audio Interface

When getting your DAW, I recommend getting some sort of microphone amplifier / hardware interface. I'm not too familiar with the budget options of these but if you have any questions about DAW hardware and software, head over to /r/audioengineering and post in the appropriate stickies.

I linked to this shure interface because it does both XLR (microphone cables) and 1/4" TRS (Guitar/instrument cables). I highly recommend reading reviews and opinions about it to see if it's the right one for you because, again, I'm not too familiar with the budget options in this category.


Which leaves $170 left in your budget for your choice of headphones and other gear:

Mic stands, mounts, cables, and pop filters can be pretty cheap, get your preference for your work space. Get a floating mount if you're having problems with translation through the stand. (I.e. desk bumps, people walking in adjacent areas, etc.) If you get a wire mesh pop filter, make sure it has a bevel around it (I've cut myself on mine too many times).

My recommendation for headphones would be some type of closed monitors. Audio Technica M-series headphones are popular entry level cans. If you have any questions about them or how they compare to other cans, head over to /r/headphones and post in the sticky.

ATH-M40x $80

ATH-M50 $133

ATH-M50x $125


As for the DAW itself, any decent computer will work fine for single-channel recording, these days. If your computer can run minecraft then it's more than enough.

What's important is that your software and hardware can use ASIO drivers. ASIO drivers will help reduce any latency on the computer's side, which is really helpful for live recording and playback. Definitely read up on how to use ASIO devices for live recordings. Depending on what you get and what version driver you're running, you may have to mess with the driver settings manually from time to time.

u/Dartht33bagger · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I've been using the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones for the past 3 years daily at work and I love them.

u/babygotbackpain · 2 pointsr/makinghiphop

I'm going to be a little bit different from these other comments. I think there are some pros and cons to this bundle. I clicked on your thread out of curiosity but ended up realizing this was the bundle me and my friend bought during college when we first started rapping. While this bundle is a good starter kit, we had a lot of issues with monitoring. Monitoring is the ability to hear yourself while recording. Its not super necessary but I prefer to hear myself within the headphones while I am recording. There is something called latency, which is the time you speak to the time you hear yourself in the headphones. With this bundle sometimes we couldn't monitor ourselves at all, and other times we could but the latency was so large that it sounded like we were rapping over our own echoes.


I would recommend purchasing audio technica M50 as headphones.


AKG perception microphone.


and this behringer audio interface.


It comes out to the same price kind of. I have the M-audio M - track audio interface. I dont think they make it anymore but I really like it so if you find it on ebay or something it might be worth it.

If you are looking at a DAW to start recording. I suggest reaper. Its literally free and insanely robust software considering its free. Theres a 60 day limit on the software but you can really use the software past that date. I used it for like 1000 days before i ended up paying like the 60 bucks for it.

u/Doctor_sandvich · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

These were quite good, iirc.

u/CareCupisEmpty · 2 pointsr/makemychoice

Well, I know it's a bit out of the price range, but I love my pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50X. I went from a set of Razer headphones to these and it's crazy how much more you hear, I even started doing better in CS:GO because I could actually hear what was happening around me. The M50X is the new model, you can get the M50 for a bit less. Have you looked at /r/headphones yet? They have this guide to look at to get a better idea of stuff. I do know that Sennheiser also make some nice headphones that people use for gaming. You'll have to pick up a mic though, I just use a cheap one that works as well as the one on my Razer headset did.

u/nicolass1101 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I personally have the Audio Technica ATH-M30x and they are really comfortable and sound really good. These are the best of the best though. For microphones, the Snowball is pretty good but I got the Yeti for $60 during black friday and its amazing

u/la_te_ra_lus · 2 pointsr/ToolBand

I would recommend Audio Technica M50x. The best bang for the buck headphone imo and a very popular choice for many budget audiophiles including myself.

u/Strongpillow · 2 pointsr/OculusGo

Oh, it comes with integrated audio so you don't need headphones, however, for private viewing you can use anything really. Get a nice pair of over-ear headphones so you get that extra oomph since it's like watching a movie in a theatre it's nice to have sound that matches.

I use these. They're on sale now too if you're interested.

If media is what you're excited about then this is going to blow your mind. Even the games are pretty good on this at only 3 dof too.

u/Danial94 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

thats only $10 discount,
this is a better deal Audio-Technica ATH-M50x ($149.00) (regularly $169)

u/BinaryMoose · 2 pointsr/Bass

I used a pair of Audio-Technica MX50x. A bit over budget at $150, but I really like them.

u/NoMomItsDubstep · 2 pointsr/joinsquad

I use the mix amp but I wear a pair of Audio Technica ATX-M50x. They're better headphones without getting into the audiophile sperg out range. They are a bit expensive at $150 however:

Now if that's out of your budget, or if you have problems with headphones being uncomfortable, I highly recommend HyperX Cloud IIs:
You can wear those all day and never get uncomfortable. They don't sound QUITE as good at the ATH but they're $50 cheaper and feel like they're made with the same quality.

u/PM-SOME-TITS-GURL · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Really can't recommend the ATH-M50x enough. I know they're a bit over your budget, but they are top tier introductory level headphones, just like a fine wine, the longer you have these the better they get.

After ~40-60 hours of burn-in time these things are going to sound ammmmaazzzzinng. I used mine for nearly 3 years before I upgraded to something more enthusiast grade in the $400 range. And even then I still use my M50s every day for listening to music at work.

Edit: Op, my bad, I read right over the fact you're looking for surround sound capable headphones. I have several friends who bought this pair of headphones together when they had a sale going, and all three of them swear by how great the overall sound stage is. And apparently they are non-virtualized, multi speaker driven surround sound. The reviews on amazon don't look promising, but my buddies insist that they've never had a run in with the series of complaints people have on amazon. So your mileage may very.

u/Chaliandra · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The audio Technica M50x is a very good headset, closed ear style for noise cancelling and good balance. If it's too pricey, there is the m40 which is 100 dollars I believe.

For a mic, the snowball blue ICE is very good and at a decent price too.

Don't waste your money on a gaming headset. Poor mic quality and poor sound. I used to use a hyperx cloud 2, but when I finally switched to a professional studio quality headphones. Oh man, it's like a whole new world just revealed itself to me.

u/MelonSponge · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget - £100 to £200 (UK).

Source - Desktop PC, possibly a laptop too.

Requirements for Isolation - Not much, will be using at home which is a quiet environment, won't want much leakage either.

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - No.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Full sized over ear (I have largish ears so would like the phones to rest on my skull rather than the ears themselves).

Preferred tonal balance - Neutral/Balanced.

Past headphones - Haven't had a 'proper' pair of headphones before, currently using the Logitech G430.

Preferred Music - Diverse tastes, however I'm particularly a fan of classic rock (Led Zeppelin/Pink Floyd etc).

I have noticed that the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X is widely recommended as a first step on the serious headphone user ladder, and seems to match my requirements. They are available for £125 on amazon here.

However, the AKG K702 (which I understand is a few tiers higher than the M50X) is also available on amazon here for £129, which seems like a very small price to pay for such an upgrade. I would have to get an amp to run these to their full potential of course, but would I be stupid to get the M50X instead?

As a side note, I have also been interested by the Sennheiser RS165, which is available on amazon here for £149. Are these at all comparable in terms of quality to the two headphones above?

Thanks in advance for any help, sorry if I'm so obviously a n00b!

u/mental_chillness_ · 2 pointsr/aspergers

I really like these earplugs:

they equalize sound so loud sounds no longer disrupt me, I can still hear people talking etc.

I also use these noise canceling headphones:

wearing both at the same time, I am totally in my own world even somewhere noisy.

u/xelf · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I have a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M35.

I would rebuy them without any hesitation.

Looks like they're not available any more, but you can get the ATH-M30x for $55 on amazon. The ATH-M40x for $90 and the ATH-M50x for $120.

I'm really impressed with the M35, and the 30x is supposedly the newer version of it. If you want you can spend more money and get he 40 or 50, but I think you would have to take a hard look at the specs and understand the differences to justify it.

I've had mine for 4 years, used every workday. Continually solid.

I also have some Sennheiser HD205II, and a Logitech G930 with the 7.1 surround, mic, and wireless.

The Sennheiser are just not in the same ballpark, and are a very tight fit, leading to me not wanting to wear them for extended periods. The ATH I can and do wear all day. The logitech are mostly just for gaming and for taking advantage of the wireless (and for conferencing with work when I WFH).

u/Unholybeef · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Same here, brother! I bought a pair of ATH-M50x headphones for $116.50 a couple days ago.

u/TheAberzombie · 2 pointsr/trap

While earbuds can sound pretty nice and are easy to carry in your pocket or whatever. Over the ear head phones will have much larger drivers that have the ability to really push out some bass. Generally speaking, for the most part the bigger the driver the more powerful the bass. And always buy the best quality you can afford. Buy once, cry once.

Edit: these are the earbuds and headphones I use.

Bose SIE2i Sport Headphones - Green

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

u/Sheltoro · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I came here to say this. You can find them on Amazon for $169 and then get a Zalman mic for about $8 to go with it.

Edit: Added links

u/brettrosey · 2 pointsr/gadgets

If you aren't worried about looks or style, then these offer some of the best sound quality for the price. they are classified as studio headphones which I use them for in terms of producing music, but they are great for casual listening too.

u/Spart_ · 2 pointsr/Jazz

This Amp may be a little bit expensive but for a starter, it will last you a long time, and you wont find a much better price on anything comparable unless you go used.

These Headphones are slightly high end consumer grade, yet still low end in comparison to audiophile headphones as far as they go. If you have the money, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x’s have basically been the standard headphones for a long time.

These aren’t exactly the best as far as speakers go, but for the price, I have heard great things about them just because of the fact that they are so cheap. If you want to get something a little bit more expensive these are on a pretty damn good deal for the holiday season.

The AudioTechnica AT-LP120 is the #1 consumer grade Turntable Imo. But if you don’t want cheap greatness, get the Get the At-Lp60. You’ll notice that the turntable links that I send include the disc washer vinyl brush. Get it, you will need it If you buy used, and even some new need a dust brush.

if you want me to send you a CD player or Tape deck I can but those are harder to get more modern/ audiophile.

u/Pyroraptor · 2 pointsr/youtubegaming

I'm a big fan of the Audio Technica ATH-M50x ($150)


I find that audiophile-grade headsets are generally more comfortable and better sounding than gaming headsets. They generally don't have a mic, but you probably have a standalone mic anyways. Audio Technica and Sennheiser are a good bet.

u/its_me_kraft_punk · 2 pointsr/boardsofcanada

I can't recommend these Audio-Technicas! Amazing value at $149.

u/Meta_Man_X · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'm upgrading from Turtle Beach Earforce x11's to Audio Technica m50x's.

How big of a difference will there be?

I do a lot of gaming. I'm going to purchase an external microphone for this setup. Will these new headphones be better than my old ones for gaming?

Will I really be able to tell?

Is it worth the upgrade?

u/Irisvirus · 2 pointsr/GirlGamers

Rather waste some money on a pair of these.

u/JimboLodisC · 2 pointsr/vinyl

For listening to records, you need 4 components:

turntable -> phono preamp -> amp -> speakers

So your LP60 will have the first 2 components covered. You just need an amp to push your headphones.

As far as which headphones to buy, I've seen Trent wear 7506's before [1][2] but I recommend you get some M50's instead. The 7506's are great for tracking/recording music but for listening it's going to be a better experience in the M50's. (fuller sound imo)

EDIT: removed the [3rd pic] since they were actually V700's and not 7506's

u/PotatoSaladThe3rd · 2 pointsr/WindowsMR

I use ATH M50x with Mod Mic 5 for VR Chat. Though that's pretty much the only game I play VR-wise at this point so I doubt it'll work for Pavlov since it's fast paced. You gotta get the USB Media adapter for Modmic though, since without it, it sounds like ass.

u/pianogamer005 · 2 pointsr/oneplus

I use Jaybird Bluebuds X for when I'm on the go (usually listening to podcasts on my way walking to class, or sometimes working out), and AudioTechnica ATH-M50xs when I'm more stationary or looking for something more comfortable and higher quality.

u/PlaidDragon · 2 pointsr/audiophile

The ATH M50x is a good place to look. These might not be the best option out there, but I've personally used them and can speak for them; they are really good for the price. It's got a swapable cable, closed earcup, great sound quality, great build quality and they fold up for storage. At $117 USD, they won't break the bank if they do get broken and need replacing. I would feel totally comfortable just throwing them around and being rough with them (not that I would do that intentionally), especially compared to the 598s.

u/iThinkergoiMac · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I need to adjust my exemptions, I've owed the last two years and probably will this year.

However, if I can give you some unsolicited advice, don't get Beats headphones. To be blunt, they're overpriced garbage. Sure, they sound good, but you're primarily paying for the brand, not quality. Personally, I'd rather pay for quality than the brand.

If you're looking for headphones, you can't do better than the AudioTechnica M50X headphones for the money. If you're looking for earbuds, I highly recommend the Shure SE215 earbuds. Both of them sound amazing, though if you really want to hear how good they sound, a headphone amp like the FiiO E07K "Andes" will really bring out what the headphones can do. Creative makes some great portable headphone amps as well, though I found that the FiiO (which is surprisingly hard to find now, was easy a year ago) gets digital audio from my iDevices, which is fantastic.

u/memetaskforce420 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

it’s like $20 over your budget , and i’m not sure if you’d like the cup style. i almost bought a pair myself but didn’t like how small the ear cups look. ik a lot of people have switched off the M50x wave but i’m planning on buying myself these or going a little over budget and getting these. hope this helps

u/Dark_Azazel · 2 pointsr/audio


Headphones I swear by. Haven't used that USB mic but I know a lot of people who have.

u/hfourm · 2 pointsr/apexlegends

I use these:

I think there are audiophiles with stronger opinions than me tho. The only thing I will recommend is to use them with VELOUR ear pads and not pleather. The pleather earpads make the bass super heavy and uneven, I also find the velour is more comfortable

Something like these:

u/Estul · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

If you’re looking for headphones a model that recommended around Reddit and by me personally are the Audio Technica ATH-M50X. There are relatively inexpensive and there is even a Bluetooth model available if you find your using a phone that doesn’t have an audio jack a lot.

u/theroyalham · 2 pointsr/KendrickLamar

I have these ones. They are used by a bunch of producers because they give the rawest sound possible. They are not bass boosted or treble boosted. They give the raw clean sound that the producer hears. Some people think the bass is weak in them, but that's how they're supposed to be. Pure raw studio quality sound.

u/FatEskimo97 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can probably find these for lower prices than in the links, but I'm just providing some main ones:


Headphones: Audio Technica ATH M50x:


Mic: Modmic 4.0 (microphone that attaches to your headset):


OR (you can mix-and match too. Like if you want the Modmic with the M50 or the Snowball with the M50x, go for it)


Headphones: Audio Technica ATH M50 (older version of the M50x I linked. Lower price and just as good. Only problem is that I can only find them in white, but you could probably find black versions on eBay):


Mic Blue Snowball USB Mic (awesome quality mic with 3 different recording signatures you can switch to. This is actually the mic I have and I use it for gaming as well as recording myself/my band playing guitar):


Extra: Pop filter (you really should get one of these with a real microphone. They reduce the "popping" sound caused by the fast-moving air against the metal and pieces inside the mic that you'll get when yelling into the mic):


Here's a video that kills 2 birds with 1 stone. It shows both what a pop filter does as well as shows you the Blue Snowball:


If you decide to go with the Snowball (my personal recommendation. Even better if you play instruments and feel like recording) you pretty much need to get the pop filter. I'll answer any other questions too.

u/swindy92 · 2 pointsr/nova

In the $150 range you are not going to find anything with good active noise canceling sadly.

However, don't despair! The best headphone in your range have excellent passive sound isolation and should do a solid job with the office noise.

u/qwerky_ · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Guys, the m50x's from Audio Technica are great entry level studio monitors. With these, I never have to turn up the switch sound up higher then like, 50%. They're collapsable, come with a pouch, 3 different audio cables, and can be converted to a wireless bluetooth set of studio monitors with a specific cable mod. They cost around $140 USD, I bought them for 70~ during a sale on Amazon but they're well worth it. Bought them 6 months ago and they still feel just as new. Here's a link for those interested:

u/raistlin65 · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

For the music genres you want to produce, your best bet is to get headphones. These would work well

u/mail4youtoo · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

Look into a DAC/AMP

I spent a little money, nothing bank breaking, to get good audio from my PC

I use the Topping VX1

It attaches to your PC by USB and/or line out (the green jack)

I use the line out from my PC to the AUX input on the back of the DAC

I run from the Topping VX1 to a 8" sub from Dayton-Audio and from the sub I go to 2 Dayton Audio B652 speakers.

The sound is really good. Much better than from crappy PC speakers. Also the Topping has a switching headphone jack so you can leave your headphones in at all times.

I am using the audio technica m50x headphones which are decent.

u/shawnlernes · 2 pointsr/headphones

He-650’s are always a safe bet:

I’m also a big fan of the he-400i:

They are both open back, so not good for listening with other people around.

For closed back I would also consider the Ath-m50x:

u/hunter9002 · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

My ATH-M50s are going 11 years strong. I don't see why they wouldn't make it to 30 and beyond at this pace.

u/TheWallBreakers2017 · 2 pointsr/audiodrama

I turned my linen closet, which is perfectly shaped like an audio booth into my home recording studio. I lined the walls with soundproofing foam ( and record on a Blue Yeti ( I edit in Adobe Audition and use a pair of Audio-Technica headphones (

u/LimitedSwitch · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Ya know, this is why I use my Blue Yeti with ATH-M50X's.. I want as little to do with potential explosives strapped to my body. I had an Apple Watch (Series 1) pop the face off when the chiclet sized battery expanded. I was on my motorcycle at the time on the interstate, so I'm really glad it did't start venting or flaming.

Just some advice OP, get yourself a good USB mic/headphones combo and call it a day. It doesn't have to say "GAMING" to work well.


EDIT: For a bit more $, you can really upgrade your quality Blue Yeti combo, and if you want to upgrade your headphones later, ATH-M50X from Audio Technica are really excellent imo.

u/The_Russian · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I used to have the G930 but decided to put that away and instead picked up one of these bad boys and plus a wired 5$ mic and have been loving it.

u/TimeTravellerSmith · 2 pointsr/buildapc
  1. Preference. I'd much rather get a nice stereo headset over a virtual surround one.

  2. True is always going to be better, and depending on your preference to the previous question it might not be required at all over stereo.

  3. See 1. I think that it's a really personal preference. It might be useful for FPS games where that directional sound is useful, so if you don't play a lot of that then it's not worth it.

    IMO, if you have the chance try to find some to try out. See if you like surround over stereo.

    For reference, right now I have a set of Plantronics 780s and AT M50Xs. The Plantronics have virtual surround which some people seem to really like but I think it's gimmicky. It sounds good during the action, but then sounds terrible during cut-scenes. Most of the time I just leave it off. Then as far as stereo sound goes my M50s sound so much better overall, but a little light on the bass for action games.

    If you want an all in one solution, the 780s are excellent if all you do is game. If you want a stereo set and don't mind not having an attached mic and listen to a lot of music or movies along with gaming then I think the M50s are the better choice. (Note: I own the M50x linked above, which is the exact same as the M50 (no X) but the X's have a detachable cord and come with a coiled cord and both a long and short straight they're a bit more expensive.
u/IMFROMSPACEMAN · 2 pointsr/oculus

good headphones: link

good keyboard: link

u/Himekat · 2 pointsr/cscareerquestions

Personally, I use Denon 600s, but those are a little pricey. The Audio Technica M50x is considered a really good and cost-effective noise-isolating headphone. (I've tried them myself, they are nice and comfortable and have a slightly warm sound.) That would be my suggestion if you just want noise-isolation, although you can head over to /r/headphones for some more advice.

I'm a little more out of my league on active noise canceling though, since I don't care for it and it doesn't work as well on some types of conversation (particularly loud, varying, disjointed kinds) and abrupt noises. It's better for constant sounds like jet-plane engines or dull conversation murmurs.

Headphone choice aside, have you tried talking to your manager? He or she might be able to intervene on your behalf. Generally, good managers are there to address exactly these sorts of issues. They should try to make your work space and time as productive as possible without also inconveniencing anyone else. I would go to him or her to discuss this, and bring up the things you have already tried to address the issue.

u/Highdefkitten · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Oh fucking boy yes, those are VERY close rivals to the Audio Technica M50x

u/AGuyNamedGreg · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I don't know what region you're in but this should help you find them.

I haven't tried any Beats headphones but I have tried the Audiotechnica ATH-M40X (one step down from the M50X) and really liked them. They have good build and sound quality.

u/OudBruin · 2 pointsr/vinyl

$900 sounds like plenty of cash to get you a great setup. First off however, the plural of vinyl is "vinyl". Not trying to be too picky but it's kinda a pet peeve around here! As for an amazing bang-for-your-buck pair of headphones, I cannot speak more highly of the ATH-M50 (or newer M50x) ($164 M50x). An amazing pair of closed studio monitors, they are super well-balanced and sonically crystal clear. For a new turntable, there are plenty of turntables in the $300-500 range that provide excellent value for an entry level table. The Pro-ject debut Carbon is very popular ($399 Debut Carbon), which comes with an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge. That cartridge is warm and tracks very well, and would probably be considered a higher-end beginner or an intermediate cart. As for amplifiers, I'm also a beginner and at a bit of a loss for specifics, but I would recommend looking for a used 70s-80s Marantz Amplifier. Older amplifiers usually have a great build quality and have a "phono" input that you can plug the turntable directly in to. Newer amplifiers may need a separate "phono preamp" that bridges the turntable and the amplifier. You should be able to plug headphones directly into most amplifiers without the need for a separate headphone amp. Check the /r/vinyl sidebar for other info about setups!

u/Figgywithit · 2 pointsr/advertising

Copywriter here. I would get them headphones so they can concentrate. These are the best for the money:

u/Tisaric · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Along with this, the modmic just updated to their final retail version, and it's considered one of the best solutions for high quality headphones needing a mic. If you're willing to go above the 100, I'd definetely suggest a pair of ATH-M50(x)s with the modmic 4.0.

If you want to make a massdrop account, there's currently a drop for the modmic as well.

u/GuyThatSaidSomething · 2 pointsr/Psybient

Audio Technica ATH-M50 series. Apparently discontinued now but I'm sure there are similar/sister products available.

They aren't all too expensive for the level of quality they give. Good alternative to brands like Sennheiser and Bose of which can break the bank!

Edit: amazon link

u/EnglishTimelord · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

High end costs a lot of money, more than $200, but $200 is still going to get you plenty.

On ear headphones sit on your ear, over ear ones rest around your ear on your head.

You could just buy a mic then you would be set, or pick up some HiFi headphones too. Its up to you and how much would want to spend.

Closed backed headphones have the outside made of a solid material to block the noise going in and out. Open backed headphones just have some kind of mesh to let the sound in and out, this gives a performance benefit but means anyone nearby will be able to hear the music.

For some ideas for headphones, HD598, A500x, M50x, SHP9500. As for the mic, the modmic is a popular choice.

What kind of sound do you want?

If you like your Bose headphones then you could get a good mic, possibly like this one or this one.

u/Tig0r · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

I asked this sub before on one of 'gear recommendation' Monday threads about upgrading headphones, and I got recommended some ATH-M50's.

I ended up buying some recently and they should be here tomorrow... Check out their reviews online, apparently they compete with more expensive headphones ($300+) and still offer very reasonably flat / "uncoloured" sound, which of course is perfect for mixing headphones. So that's my suggestion!

u/-Saraei- · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I have the ATH-M50X's and they are absolutely phenomenal for a (relatively) low price.

Spent a long time looking in to them before buying and they seem to be widely seen as the best entry-level audiophile headphones. Could not recommend enough.

u/BudgetSetHelp · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Here are some options that match your Description:

Koss Pro4S price: $150 - Full Match

ATH-M50x price: $150 - Full Match

Ghostek soDrop Pro price: $145 - Full Match

DT 990 PRO price: $145 - Full Match

DT 770 PRO price: $160 - Full Match

Bose QuietComfort 25 price: $130 - Full Match

V-MODA Crossfade price: $130 - Full Match

Monolith M600 price: $123 - Full Match

COWIN SE7 price: $120 - Full Match

Aiwa Arc-1E price: $110 - Full Match

Source: BudgetSet

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u/toughluck · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

If you can spare an extra couple bucks (I think they are 200 usually), I highly recommend Audio Technica M50x.

They get favorable reviews and I think they sound great with anything, very comforatble too.

u/NeurotoxicNihilist · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I was v confused for approximately 45 seconds.

My favorite personal object is these babies. I don't know where I'd be without them. I don't make music so technicaly I don't need them... but they're the only thing that music actually sound good from anymore headphone wise.

Thanks for the contest!

u/ImOP_need_nerf · 2 pointsr/audiophile

The $240 is a lie, you can get 'em for $120 on amazon right now. Good phones, but several good choices in the price range.

Still if you're working with Skullcandy or equivalent box store sub-$30 pair, go ahead and jump on these.

u/Kaboose666 · 2 pointsr/headphones

[Fiio E07k amp/dac] (



or you can go for the slightly older version

u/alex77456 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Check out AKG K550?

Or ATH-M50x.

u/Seburrstian · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Solid! ATH M50 is a great choice and are great headphones for the price, but you can also spend a bit more if you want a detachable cable

Do you want Blue or Brown switches? Blues are great and make a satisfying clack sound, but browns are generally better regarded for gaming and typing. Both are great.

EDIT: Also, check out Ducky Shine keyboards and corsair keyboards. The Corsair K70 looks very nice for the price and the Ducky Shine series is fantastic in quality. I myself use a logitech g710+.

u/WavyCrusade · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget - 100-200 Euro price range

Source - Google Pixel and Desktop Computer

Isolation - Just don't want them to leak to much sound

Preferred type of headphone - Overear. Wired

Past headphone - I've never had headphones before. I don

Preferred music - HipHop, Rnb, and 60s-early80s rock.

Improve - I am looking for something that has low impeadence so I hopefully won't have to use an external amp with but I have heard the pixel's sound output is bad.
If I need to get an external amp/DAC or something to make something 60 or 32 ohms work for the pixel i'll get one.

Country - Ireland

These have been the ones I've been looking at

beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Studio Headphones - 32 Ohm

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Monitor Professional Headphones - Black

DT 880 Edition 32 ohm HiFi headphones

AKG K702 Reference Open-Back Over-Ear Studio Headphones

Sennheiser HD 569 Around-Ear Closed Back Headphones - Black


u/fr0stie · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

As far as getting used gear goes, your disadvantages are the same as getting used anything really. There are plenty of highly legitimate vendors of used gear and if they have a high rating by a large amount of users, then it's a safe bet that the gear is in working condition. Buying used is simply a bit more risky than buying new as you can well imagine, however, you can often like "like new" (which is what I tend to go for) for a decent discount off of the "new" price.

Personally, I think the M50's are exceptional for casual listening, if you can look past a few things. Depending on your portable media player of choice, if you use a case, the plug on the M50's may not be able to fit through it. The other thing you'll have to get past is the giant cable (even if you get straight cable instead of coiled). If those don't bother you, the sound quality is incredible for the price, and I can wear these headphones for hours with minimal discomfort. You can also avoid the cable issue if you're willing to put down some more cash for the new model, the M50x. I have tested the M50's sound leakage, and while it does happen at really high volumes, it really shouldn't be an issue unless you like hearing damage.

u/Rutgrr · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

A little bit ubiquitous, but I'd probably suggest the three following, they're basically seen as the "basic bitch" tier that's high quality but doesn't break the bank.

  • Phillips SHP9500
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50X
  • Sennheiser HD598

    Personally, I use the Phillips ones since I got them on a sale and they were the cheapest. The next thing to look into would probably be a DAC, but that's where my knowledge basically ends, since I went with the most straightforward solution possible and got a DACPort mini off Massdrop.
u/barelyincollege · 2 pointsr/headphones deals (availability may fluctuate; open box prices include Warehouse 25-45% discount, exclude taxes)

audio-technica ATH-M40x - $116.99, $75-85 used through Warehouse Deals

audio-technica ATH-M50x (open box) - $153.33

beyerdynamic DT-770-80 Pro (open box) - $148.03

Jaybird X2 - $99.99

beyerdynamic DT-880-250 Premium (open box) - $157.85

Sennheiser HD598 - $109.99

Sennheiser HD800 (open box) - $1012.87

Sennheiser IE80 (open box) - $189.95

V-Moda M100 Crossfade (Shadow) (open box) - $173.37

u/MoogleMan3 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can have a killer setup for under $500.

Mic: Audio Technica AT2005 - A great mic that a lot of let's players use (draax, zueljin, kingdaddydmac, etc.). It also accepts xlr or usb inputs (more on that at the end). I use the atr2100, which is the same mic, just different color and warranty. The at2005 is cheaper by about $25 right now, so buying today, that's the one I'd get. It's a dynamic mic, so it blocks out sound that's not in front of it. Much better for noisy environments. Condenser mics like the blue yeti will pick up a lot more background noise. Other mics I've used are the V-Moda Boompro, which works with most headphones that have detachable cables (in my case the M100s) and sounds good, but changing the cable for when I didn't want to use the mic became old pretty fast. You can leave it attached, but then the boom mic is there all the time. I've also used the antlion modmic 4.0 and can't recommend it. It has white noise unless you use a usb soundcard, the cable is stiff and it's kind of expensive compared to full fledged mics. $56

Stand: Pyle PMKSH01 Suspension Boom Scissor Microphone Stand - A decent cheap stand. Nothing special, but it comes with an integrated xlr cable. I use this one, but may upgrade to the Rode PSA1 ($100) later on. The shock mount will not fit the at2005 however. $21

Shock Mount: On-Stage MY420 - A great shock mount that fits the at2005/atr2100. Shock mounts reduce noises from bumping your desk or tapping on your keyboard; things that may reverberate to your mic. It might not even be necessary if you're not a heavy handed gamer or if your desk is made of a thick, dense material. $25

Wind Filter: On-Stage Foam Ball Windscreen - Reduces wind/breathing noises as well as minimizing plosives. Not a complete necessity, but extremely cheap and it does help, so why not? $3

Cable management: Velcro One-Wrap Cable Wraps - I use these for keeping the usb cable for the mic attached to the stand. Extremely useful and cheap. $6

Headphones: Very subjective to user preference. I prefer closed vs open for noise isolation. Here's what I've used:

Audio Technica ATH M50: Good (not great) headphones for ~$100. Considered the standard by many, but to me they're just good. $155

V-Moda M100: Excellent sound with very potent bass. They make the M50s sound muddy in comparison. HOWEVER, the M100s have a design flaw where the "wings" (the parts above where you adjust the headphones) will crack over time. It happened to two pairs of my M100s. Unacceptable for the price of these headphones, regardless of how good they sound. $222

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm: Amazing. Potent bass like the M100s, but even a bit clearer. Very wide soundstage for closed headphones. I paid $219 for mine and don't regret it a single bit. I might grab another pair at the price they're currently at. $150

All that adds up to around $261 + tax choosing the DT770s, and will be a killer setup for gaming. Far better than any "gaming" headset, and it even opens the option of streaming or let's play videos (the reason I got my setup). There is one more thing I'd add though, given the budget if you're serious about mic quality, and that's the $99 Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Gen. It's a usb audio interface that accepts xlr mics. It gives you a bit more control over the audio coming out of your mic and cleans up the signal so you get less "noise" from the usb interface. Quality is good without it, but with it, it's noticeably better.

Hope this helps some! I spent quite a while researching things when I put my own setup together. :)

u/Flojani · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Check out the Audio Technica M50X. They are currently $167. If you wait, you can probably get them on sale for around $120 or even cheaper sometimes. They are closed back, but you should be able to hear your surroundings well enough. They will also work just fine without an AMP or a DAC.

Another option could be the Sennheiser HD598. They are currently $144.93. These headphones don't seem to go on sale too often, but I think Amazon puts them on sale for around $100 every Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I don't think you want to wait that long though. Unlike the other headphones I recommended, these are open back. So you will be able to hear your surroundings perfectly. As for sound bleeding, you really do not need to worry about that unless you put your headphones on full volume (literally full volume). Otherwise, people will have to be really close to you (3 ft or closer) to hear anything come out of them and right next to your ear to be able to understand what you are listening to. These also work just fine without an amp or dac. As for sound clarity, these should be on par with the M50X. However, they will have a better sound stage (because of the open back design) and the bass is probably stronger on these (not overpowering though).

Both of these headphones are probably the most popular when it comes to that price range. I strongly suggest starting out with one of those pairs of headphones. They should suit your needs for almost anything you need.

u/KillerPotato_BMW · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

I'm a big fan of my Audio Technicias

u/Ravioli227 · 2 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

I agree with some of the other people. I like buying headphones and adding a mic.
I use this mic and then i have audio technica headphones They might be a tad expensive but I got them for about $100. I would recommend a cheaper headset but i don't have one :/ sorry. I play cs go with my friends all the time and they haven't complained about my mic at all so hopefully that helps you out :)

u/Verbind · 2 pointsr/buildmeapc
I'd go with a 270x, slightly worse motherboard, and probably a cheaper i5, if you don't plan on overclocking then a 4590. I recommend This keyboard/mouse bundle because it is not too much money but still good. For headphones, I'd go with Audio Technica ATX-M50x's because they're AMAZING headphones.


So with those here is your new build, which is 40 dollars above your budget without rebates/sales.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor | $198.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $134.99 @ NCIX US
Memory | Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $87.31 @ OutletPC
Storage | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $139.98 @ OutletPC
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card | $184.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case | NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case | $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse | $29.99 @ Amazon
Headphones | Audio-Technica M50x Headphones | $169.00 @ Adorama
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1195.20
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-23 19:25 EDT-0400 |
u/dns7950 · 2 pointsr/headphones

In no particular order:

Sennheiser HD598

32Ohm Beyerdynamic DT880

Audio Technica ATH-M50X

Any of those would be a huge improvement over anything by beats. Sennheisers would probably be the most balanced sound, but many people might prefer a v-shaped sound signature that emphasizes more bass and treble. They all have their perks and their cons, and is really a matter of personal preference, and even depends on the kind of music you listen to. If you could find a place that would let you try before buying, that would be best. If not, try ordering them from Amazon and returning them if you don't like them.

u/XxD4NKxM3M3xL0RDxX · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I just looked on Amazon. Guess I should have looked on other sites as well.

u/Role_Playing_Grump · 2 pointsr/headphones
  • Budget: $150 or less
  • Source: Xbox One
  • Type: Full-size
  • Purpose: Recording
  • Other: Would prefer something that can be used with the Xbox stereo adapter that makes it essentially a plug n' play kinda setup. I didn't do research and got an Astro which was nice but required entirely too many wires and shit for it to be compatible with the Xbox.

    I kinda asked this in the tech support thread here but will ask here too. I'm going to start recording games on my One and will need to a headset to hear the game audio since the TV itself will be muted so my external mic doesn't pick it up. Comfort is what I'm looking for. I don't want absolute garbage audio either but comfort is the main priority. Something that I can put on and wear for at least 2-3 hours without ever taking it off and not get irritated. Like the ear pads getting too hot, headaches, etc. So yeah, looking for more comfort than actual audio quality as when I'm not recording I never use headsets at all.

    I heard from a few here and outside the site that this could likely fill my need:

    That would be right on budget but am open too other suggestions since my return from Amazon is still processing anyway.
u/newhoa · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

camelcamelcamel says they've only been that price once in over the last year... you could wait a long time for another sale. If you buy a lot at amazon, I'd say it's worth it.

Also, they're $155 right now, which is an even better deal than the original post. The cheaper ones weren't sold by Amazon and the promotion doesn't apply to any others.

u/niclake13 · 1 pointr/buildapc

They are Audio Technica ATH-M50X studio headphones, to which I've added a ModMic. I do a lot of home music recording, and have had the headphones for that purpose for a while now; didn't make much sense to get another set of cans just to game with. You can also see my Mackie HR824 monitors (or one of them at least) in the 3rd pic; I use those for my normal sound as well. :)

u/domdomegg · 1 pointr/buildapcsalesuk

Lowest price ever before was only £87.66, so this is pretty low! Highly recommended as good value by Marques Brownlee


u/m1stertim · 1 pointr/audio

The mic is decent for its price range. The headphones are good but they're absolutely overkill if all you're doing is editing voiceover work; i'd spend less there and more on the microphone. I also don't like USB microphones. Their drivers are often sub-par, and they limit future expandability. ATH-M50x or Sony MDR-7506 with an AT2020 (this comes with its own iso enclosure - best way to not pick up noise on a budget) and a Scarlett Solo would be my recommendation. You will also want a pop filter.

u/firesignals · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

It goes without saying to avoid the overpriced Beats brand.

I'm a fan of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x I have owned my pair for over a year and love them. I use them just about everyday.

Another brand worth mentioning is Sol Republic. They sound amazing but unfortunately the one headphone stopped working after only 2 years. So the quality may not be there.

u/Edidimyu · 1 pointr/headphones

Hello guys I am looking to replace my Philips SHP8000s because i keep breaking the jack off, i already had 4 pairs of them because I find them to be absolutely great cans for their price and my use, (very confortable, and bass-heavy for lots of bass music needs), so I'm looking for headphones with audio cable that comes off like in those ones from Audio Technica : anyone has had any experience with them and is willing to share ?

u/LlamaManGuy · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

I'm a big fan of warehouse sales on amazon.

If you're willing to take a minor risk (returnable) there is $30 off.

u/Reigamortis_music · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Hey if you are looking for good headphones I always recommend the Audio Technica ATH m50x's. They have to be the best bang for your buck when it comes to all around sound quality and comfort. I have not found anywhere where there is a sale on those though. How ever because they are such a good price already you can grab them off this link for $179

OR if those dont tickle your fancy here is two really good options from Sennheiser

Closed back

Open back

Hope this helped!!!!!

u/Clear-Conscience · 1 pointr/headphones

Can you still return the Bose Soundtrue? The honest truth is you can do a lot better for the money than any Bose product. They're overpriced in the same way Beats are overpriced.

If you need Active Noise Cancelling, then the Bose QC 25 is the best noise cancelling headphone on the market.

But if you just want a good sounding closed headphone, I'd recommend the Audio-Technica MSR7. You'll listen to these and think the QC 25 sounds like garbage in comparison.

The m50x is at a great price right now though

If you like bass, the v-moda m-100 is a good option as well.

u/RogerMore · 1 pointr/headphones

Ah sure! So for under €100 the best would be the Audio-Technica-M40X. They aren't metal but they're super solid plastic. If you can stretch to €129 the Audio-Technica-M50X are apparently a little better.

They're both built extremely well and have superb sound for the price.

u/kacper19990 · 1 pointr/headphones

Should I pull the plug on the M50Xs? They have been slowly going down in price so I'm tempted to wait until they drop to their lowest a year ago at 90GBP, but I can't foresee the future so I'm unsure.

u/asbyo · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

That's really interesting. I could have sword I read that you should keep the surround disabled on that game or something. I went with this pair:

u/awakecloud · 1 pointr/battlestations

You should mount your monitor to the wall. It creates a lot more room on the desk and also looks great. Great set up we have the same case lol . And for headphones look into ath m50 doesn't come with a mic but you can get a mod mic which attaches to the headset or get a blue snowball which is what I use.

u/beast4000 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm in the same boat. Definitely not an audiophile or anything but I would appreciate a good set of cans for some jams. I'm seriously considering the Audio Technica ATH-M50x considering the overall positive reviews. However....they apparently leave you wanting just a tad more bass. I'm mostly into metal/death metal while dabbling into everything else every now and then (thank you spotify).

u/Elbaceever · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi Guys
Like most people made the mistake and purchased a "Gaming" headset (Siberia 800 - Steel series) The headphone itself is not bad but doesn't have enough power and is missing some detail. After some research it became clear that a decent DAC + headphone would improve my setup a lot.
I was considering the following:
Creative Labs E5
I chose the creative DAC because of it's portability. I listen to music on my phone a lot and thought this was a great feature. However I'm not sure if this card also acts as a soundcard? My builtin soundcard in my pc is already used for another program I use while gaming (Simvibe) so I definitely need another soundcard if this is not the case..
Audio Technica M50X
Checked a lot of reviews and these cans looked as a very good set.
Any thoughts on these choices?

Budget - Up to 300€ for headset. Max 200€ for DAC / Soundcard
Source - DAC -> Computer, Samsung S6 smartphone
Requirements for Isolation - Tricky one. I use a racing simulator which has transducers attached to the frame. These make a decent amount of noise so not sure of open or semi-open will work in this case?
Will you be using these Headphones in Public - No
Preferred Type of Headphone - No preference
Preferred tonal balance - I love strong bass (and also gaming requires a decent amount of bass) but I don't want a Beats ;)
Past headphones - Steel series siberia 800, wireless headset
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - More power, more "warm" sound, more detail. Main usage: iRacing, Spotify (mostly electric music), 3D shooters

u/DedValve · 1 pointr/headphones

Would love some help here. After going for what seems like weeeeeks coming up with a decision I've narrowed it down to 2 (with a surprise 3rd one!). My ears are very big and stick out so comfort is absolute priority for me. I had to return headphones for being waaay to uncomfortable.

EDIT: I also wear glasses.

This would basically be for my phone for streaming music, playing music or my computer watching videos. Looking for something sturdy.

Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless, Black -


  • Wireless with optional wire which I like.

  • Ability to link to 2 devices via blue tooth.

  • Huge Battery life.

  • is wired/wireless


  • I was actually able to test it in person (mic was broken so I was only able to test comfort). It fits my dumbo ears pretty nicely.

  • Cheaper price than the alternative

  • Supposedly has a nice, easy to use app. Though I'm not sure if I'd use it much.


  • Unable to test sound quality

  • not sure if I can stick a wire in it in case battery fails

    The third option isn't wireless which is a big con but if sound quality and comfort levels are ace then I wouldn't mind saving the money.

    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones


  • Cheapest price

  • Seemingly great audio quality for said price


  • No idea of comfort for prolonged use

  • Not wireless (not a deal breaker but I just really like wireless)

    At an impasse and my inability to make a decision is killing me here.
u/CoreyTheGr8 · 1 pointr/Rainbow6

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x plus a Blue Yeti microphone on a stand.

u/magnobot99 · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

I wouldn't say there are really headphones "meant" for editing around that price at least. But these are really killer for the price and im sure you would be happy with them.

u/DJBakenator · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm looking into getting an Audio Technica ATH-M50x, and I want to make sure that I get all of the proper gear to maximize audio quality. I've read that getting an amplifier and DAC is recommended to achieve this. Any recommendations?

u/WastedWrath · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: £130~

Source: Computer Onboard Soundcard

Requirements for Isolation: Some but not an issue

Preferred type of headphone: Full Sized

Preferred tonal balance: Balanced (but sometimes I really enjoy lots of bass)

Past headphones: LogitechG35 (nice bass when I want it), various sennheiser's <£30 (didn't care or notice what they sounded like)

Preferred music: no preference usually, EDM at the moment

Location: UK

Ive had ATH-M50X in my basket for a while

u/hardfirevl · 1 pointr/Vive

Same, I use
They are amazingly comfortable and while they aren't noise canceling people tend to have to yell at you for you to hear them. You can get then on sale fairly regularly for $99, although I hit the jackpot and got them for $70.

u/thewxdude · 1 pointr/CFBOffTopic

I'm guessing these?

u/chrwir · 1 pointr/minimalism

They've been updated

(The sound is the same)

u/Tylertc13 · 1 pointr/hiphopheads

/r/headphones and /r/audiophile

Some of that shit can get crazy expensive, but a solid pair of headphones for a relatively good price are Audio-Technica ATH-M50s for around ~$150

They're notorious for having ridiculous amounts of base.

Stay away from Bose. They're like Beats, but worse quality. "No highs? No lows? Gotta be Bose."

u/Vyrnie · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Issues with current set-up
  • The cable on the K553s for ~1-2ft from the ears has been hard as a rock and annoying me with its scratching over my desk for a while now, and now I think some internal solder point finally gave a couple days ago too
  • I'm no audiophile but the sound output from my monitor (Philips 242G5) feels muddy, no noise but something feels off in terms of crispness relative to connecting directly to the mobo (may or may not simply be nocebo)


  • Budget - Ideally <$400CAD, flexible
  • Source - Now from a monitor (1080ti through HDMI into Philips 242G5, which has a 3.5mm port); previously directly through the 3.5mm port on my Gigabyte Z77X UD3H mobo (it was fine for years but I guess some filter caps failed or something because now I hear noise whenever my video card is really pulling juice)
  • Requirements for Isolation - For home use only, but its a tiny apartment and there's always some mildly annoying sound from some combination of the central air, the refrigerator compressor, or the HDD/fan noises from the PC right next to me
  • Using in public - No
  • Preferred type - I assume that full-sized over-ear headphones would be the best to block out outside noises and not disturb my neighbors
  • Preferred Balance - I guess something bassier might be nice, but I don't have any real issues with the balance on the K553s
  • Past headphones - AKG K553 for ~3yrs now
  • Preferred music - Metal, alternative, electronic, pop
  • Location - Toronto, Canada


  • What I'm currently considering - From looking through the resources provided here on this sub (well, the purchase assistants anyway) I think that buying the ATH-M50x to replace my K553 and the E10K Olympus to provide an output other than my borked motherboard or my shitty monitor would be reasonable.

    Is there a combination that'd be significantly better just a little higher (say, <$500CAD), or perhaps other options that I should consider? Would moving from the K553 to the M50x sound at least different enough to provide some novelty value to justify the move or should I just stop being a lazy fuck and instead open up my K553s to replace the shitty cable and resolder whatever shook loose?

    Any thoughts at all would be appreciated, even if you just want to reassure me that buying those two things would be a decent enough idea. Or if you think that me doing more research past just looking through the purchase assistants would be a good idea.
u/BobSJ · 1 pointr/xboxone

With the adapter, you can turn virtually any pair of headphones into a headset. I personally use my Audio Technica ATH-M50x's with a Zalman mic hooked up. Works very well. If you have a comfy pair of headphones that you already own, go with those.

u/LoveHateMachine85 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Why is this cheaper then just the headphones? I just ordered from this listing

What are the chances of these not being the genuine thing? I read some the reviews/answers to questions that they only came with one cord even though they're supposed to come with three.

u/TheOneBlackMage · 1 pointr/headphones

So for separate, in your budget, maybe:

u/misslehead3 · 1 pointr/dadjokes

If at some point she wants to return those, if the sound isnt working out for her, these are a good place to start and they will still have strong bass which is what people look for with beats:

u/PopulistMeat · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You can get AudioTechnica ATH-M50x or Sennheiser HD 598s, which I own and love, along with a Blue Snowball Microphone for like $200ish dollars all together.

u/goodforwhatailsyou · 1 pointr/battlestations
u/DerJawsh · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Sennheiser HD 518s, geared for more electronic music, far better than Beats, Open Ear for beautiful sound


Sennheiser HD 558s, balanced all around, improvement over the 518s but less geared for electronic music. Open ear


Sennheiser 598s, practically similar to the 558, just further improved for more accurate sound reproduction


Sennheiser HD 380 PRO, closed back, extremely good sound reproduction


Audio-Technica M50x, closed back, one of the most popular Audiophile headphones on the market


2 Closed Back, 3 Open Back. As you can see, I strongly prefer open for the much cleaner and natural sound, but closed back is still an option.

I mean, if your looking for, "audio tuned to only emphasize the very highs and the very lows", then yeah, maybe beats are for you, however, that doesn't make them of higher quality at all, they are literally doing the opposite of what you would want in a headphone, it's just that you would apparently prefer it. If you had a headphone that was completely flat, then you could hear the exact amount of bass the artist was intending. For example, I have Dual-Subs in the back of my car inside a ported box. If I listen to a deadmau5 song on those with the bass settings tuned way up, I'll get an overpowering bass that basically shakes the car and drowns out the rest of the music. However, when I go home and listen to the song on say my HD518s, I'll get to listen to the song as a whole, and the bass is represented exactly at the level it should be for the song, where you can feel it, you can hear it, but it doesn't drown out the rest of the song.

u/Bosses_Boss · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/headphoneguide <--- Created by our very own /u/SKiring

My recommendation, if your rig is loud like mine, is the ATH-M50Xs

If your rig is quite, then look into the open back headphones, they make a better overall sound but do note that everybody in the room will be able to hear the music being played.

And grab yourself a Modmic to go with it.

u/SgtMustang · 1 pointr/iRacing

TX vs T300RS:

T300RS has a better wheel, and may have a slightly revised base (not sure about that). A Ferrari-branded equivalent addon wheel can be bought to replace the TX's stock wheel for ~$110. While the TX's stock wheel is inferior to the T300RS, whether it's $100 worth of inferior is up to you. If the TX's cheap wheel is game-breaking for you, just get the T300RS. Their bases are mostly identical and will provide the same FFB.

The T500 is an older wheel and there isn't any real point to getting it. It has stronger, but not necessarily more precise FFB to the T300RS/TX. It does have a clutch pedal, though.

TX vs G27:
Quote from a sim racer who upgraded from G27 to TX:
> When I moved from G27 to TX the driving feel was dramatically improved.

No contest, TX. The TX is a far better wheel than the G27. The belt-drives eliminate the notchyness of the Logitech wheels, and the FFB will be stronger and more precise. Belt-drives provide a much smoother, more analogue response than the mechanical, digital-like response of gear-driven wheels.

The G27's only advantage over the TX is that it has a clutch pedal. The shifter unit is toyish and most users, as I've read, end up forgetting about it quickly because it has a lot of issues registering gear-changes, and just feels cheap overall. Do not buy the G27 because of the shifter unit. Thrustmaster and Fanatec both offer vastly superior units that function both in H-pattern and Sequential modes for ~$100-$200.

The clutch pedal itself is of limited use in iRacing, however. The vast majority of the cars in the game use sequential or automatic gearboxes that don't require clutch use, see here for a complete list. For the few that do just use a button on your wheel, this is just as competitive (if not more so) as using a clutch pedal, though you do lose some immersion.

I compare the G27 heavily to the Audio Technica ATH-M50s. The M50 was the king-of-value when it was first released (I believe 6-8 years ago now). At the time, it generated an enormous hype-ball and they have been parroted monastically as the best budget headphones to this day. In reality, in the 6-8 years since their release, many better, similarly priced headphones have been released that beat out the M50s wholesale. But because the M50's have this self-perpetuating reputation, they continue to sell gangbusters, while better options are ignored.

Similarly, the G27, and its almost identical predecessor, the G25, were acclaimed at their release. Unbelievable value for the price. At the time, belt-wheels either did not exist, or only in very limited supply, so gear-based wheels were king. In the many years since the release of the G27, technology has significantly evolved and belt-driven wheels are commonplace enough to have significantly dropped in price. Now wheels like the 911 GT by Fanatec and Thrustmaster's TX are priced identically, or at least, very closely, to the G27, while being significantly better in every respect. The G27 continues to sell because of it's huge, self-perpetuating hypeball, but it is now aging technology and the price has not dropped much to compensate. A G27 for $150 might be a decent deal, but again, you're buying decade-old tech.

Tl;Dr, the G27 is getting very long in the tooth. If you could find one for $100-$150, you'd be getting a fair price, but paying the list price of $230-$300 for one is unreasonable when the TX is vastly superior and is only slightly more expensive (~$300).

The only significant features the G27 has that the TX lacks are mostly irrelevant for iRacing: the shifter unit is cheaply made and toyish, and can have issues with actually detecting gear-changes. The clutch pedal, while nice, is also mostly irrelevant in iRacing where most cars do not require clutch use.

If the pedals are a huge deal for you, just save up for some Fanatec load-cell (CSR Elites), or hydraulic pedals. The TX pedals are not that great, but the G27's pedals aren't amazing either, they are potentiometer based just like the TX.

u/Level_32_Mage · 1 pointr/todayilearned

I've been peeping these for a while, I think they might be an alright investment.

u/Coma_Guy · 1 pointr/todayilearned

They're really very comfortable. Super high quality. I can wear them for hours and not feel any discomfort.

Amazone is selling them for $160.

If you look hard though, you could probably cop them for $140, which is how much I paid.

u/Capolan · 1 pointr/gadgets

For what use? the best thing for games is to buy the mic and the headphones separately.

This gets you GREAT headphones then not just "gamer headphones" which are just not as good.

* EDIT **

( I saw you want wireless - so all the below options are quite good, but they will not fit that need)

for wireless - the best is here:

Then you attach a mic -- the popular one is the Zalman ZM-1. it's 10 dollars.

Or if you want to go upscale on the mic - check out antlion


if you want "on ear" - check out Sennheiser momentum on-ear cans
they are being closed out for the new line, and they are a bargain at 100 bucks

if you want closed (over ear completely) -- many will say the audio-technica M50x is the choice for gaming

u/FACELESSGAM3R · 1 pointr/Persona5

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black

Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads for Large Over the Ear Headphones, Red Velour

u/-AznNinja- · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm stuck between the Audio Technica M50X's and the new Sony h.ear Premium Wired Headphones.

I perfer a relatively neutral response with a slight edge towards the lows (bass). By this I mean that if a song has bass, it'll pop out but not distort the mids and highs.

Both of these headphones do seem to advertise this but I'm still split on the other qualities such as build quality and portability, etc.

Can anyone help me choose a winner?



u/datlibra17 · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi all. Hopefully you can help me out here. I have some Audio-Technica ATH-M50xs, and I love the sound quality, but does anyone know of anything that gets louder than 99dB, and has more of a bass kick (not sure exactly what to call it)? I can hear tons of bass in my ATH-M50x's but I want to FEEL it a little more if you know what I mean. I don't want anything that sounds worse than my current headphones because they sound amazing. I'm just looking for something that gets louder and has more kick. Doesn't matter if they're over-the-ear, IEMs, whatever. My budget is $150. Thanks in advance.

u/Gilbanator · 1 pointr/wow

Oh no problem man.

As far as I know with monitors, don't worry too much about that 120/144Hz stuff, brands like Samsung, BenQ and Asus are safe bets.

I actually work/study in audio engineering, so speakers are my bread and butter. Personally though, a good pair of headphones while using my computer suffice for me, if he's talking to his friends online, consider maybe getting him a gaming headset? Only really saying this, as speakers are usually really low quality until you get into the upper £100 price range, and can take up a lot of desk space.

Usually I would recommend buying a standard pair of headphones, and buying an attachable microphone separate but it's only really worth doing if you're really into your sound.

Here's a 'gaming headset' reccomendation

Here's a desktop speaker reccomendation

Wi-Fi adapters you usually need to buy if you're building your own PC, but usually come in all Pre-built computers, so I wouldn't worry about that, however it is recommended even these days to use a wired connection if you can.

Maybe a mouse mat? Can pick any up from brands like 'Steelseries' for cheap-ish and last absolute years, he will need a Keyboard, but unless you want to splash out on a mechanical keyboard, the standard Microsoft keyboards are great.

I think that's everything? haha.

u/Modfp · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

If you're just looking for thick headphone cords, but not as stiff, then you'll probably want something like a studio set, like these which will more than get the job done. The cord is thicker, but still able to bounce around! Look for headphones that have a 1/4" input, and will need a 1/8' adapter to work on the phone. Means the cord should be thick. AFAIK.

u/wildtabeast · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace



Granted I probably spent more than most people are willing to, but these headphones and a cheap mic will destroy any "gaming" headset.

u/Linkzie · 1 pointr/buildapc

Allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllrighty. "Gaming headphones" are a dangerous field to mess around with. So called gaming headphones are usually low quality and don't sound all that great. It is easier to pick up a set of gaming headphones if ease is more important than audio fidelity. For this see:

However, Razer stuff is hit or miss, and can be, you know, a piece of crap.

I would recommend regular headphones and a microphone. I recommend these:

And a little cheaper here:

The massdrop link might go out of stock soon.

The Audio Technica headphones I linked are LOVED by headphone enthusiasts, I've heard nothing but good marks. I know it's a little overbudget, but it will save you money when they DON'T break within the next years.

As for a microphone, I personally use this:

This mic is okay, but needs to be close to your mouth for passable audio to come through, right on your mouth. A mic for gaming is not too important, shop around, make sure the reviews say the mic is good for gaming. Don't get these:

Good Luck!

u/blackghostaudio · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xs ($150)

I've used a ton of other headphones and I always find myself going back to these for mixing purposes. Go to your nearest guitar center and ask to try a pair on. They're really good about letting you try before you buy. These headphones are super comfortable too and I'm able to wear them for many hours at a time.

u/captamerica02155 · 1 pointr/indieheads

Yo! I just bought my first pair of nice headphones: Audio-Technica M50x's. I absolutely love them, the sound quality is great, I wear them at my work desk for HOURS and get no discomfort. Plus it's got a removable/replaceable cable. Big fan o' these. Worth the investment.

u/Noah__Webster · 1 pointr/headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x! They are $149.99, but I was able to get mine during the holiday season last year for like $110 on Amazon, I believe. They aren't specifically made for gaming, but they work well for it imo. They have the removable cable like you were looking for. They come with 3 cables, so you can throw on the short cable if you are just going to keep them at your desk plugged into your keyboard (same as I do). They are also insanely comfortable, especially if you have a larger head or wear glasses. The ear pads are pretty big, which I really like. They are closed back. They don't have any active noise cancellation, but they are pretty decent just naturally due to the large ear pads. The only thing that might be a problem for you is that they will have a lot less bass than Astros, if Astros are like any other gaming headsets I ever used. I know some people like the bass for stuff like FPS's, but I haven't missed it myself.

I use them for gaming as well as music/movies. Granted, I mostly play mobas/mmorpgs, which aren't as demanding in the sound department, but when I have played stuff like Overwatch or CS, I was able to hear footsteps and what not more clearly than I have on any gaming headset I've had in the past. Plus, if you do watch any Netflix or listen to music on your PC, you will 100% notice a difference imo.

Also, I would stay away from the AD700x's since they do not have a detachable cord and are open backed, meaning they will basically have no isolation whatsoever.

u/luciender · 1 pointr/headphones

If you're not worried about isolation there are a lot of options that are great for using at home in a relatively quiet environment. These are open back so although they don't isolate particularly well they have a very wide soundstage and great detail and clarity.

$70 Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-ear Headphones (Black) - cheap but good

$170 Sennheiser HD 598 SR Open-Back Headphone - These are widely considered the best value for money

If you want something more isolating (closed back);

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones, Black

r/headphones has a huge resource in the sidebar with more options as well.

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

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u/scav_ · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

If I could have a little bit more of your time, The [ath m50x](http://Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black is also a headphone I'm seeing frequently however there are generally mixed reactions, some people love it some people hate it for the life of it. If I move out of reddit though people love these to the point where I suspect there is some sneaky marketing going on.

u/Lintal · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm looking to get some headphones rather than a gaming headset but I know next to nothing when it comes to looking for headphones, from researched I think I should be getting open back headphones(?)

I've been looking at Audio-Technica AH500x but not too keep on the headbars going over the top

Also looked at Beyerdynamic DT 990 which look like they'd be comfy but not sure how they'd be for gaming

Lastly looked at the Audio-Technica M50s now these are closed back so don't know if that would be good or bad for gaming?

Anyone with some experiences for these?

These are all round my rough budget and will be getting plugged into my Audio-Technica mic (may get an amp at some point)

u/women_are_pretty · 1 pointr/audiophile

The USB requirement removes a lot of headphones from consideration. There are a lot of 1/8 inch headphones that will fit your needs.

Have you considered buying a UCA 202 DAC and then plugging traditional headphones into it?

There are a ton of options then.



ATH option 1

ATH Option 2

If you insist on USB, I would punt and choose a Turtle Beach of some sort. The tiny little USB DAC could compromise audio quality.

u/four_7 · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

I highly recommend Apple Logic out of the box. It has a decent set of sounds, powerful synths (ES2, Alchemy..), and a great sampler (ESX24). Stock mixing plugins are great to learn and grow with before you start investing in the big dollar ones. Youtube tutorials exist for every aspect of the DAW with some really helpful tips on everything from beatmaking to sound design to mixing/mastering using stock Logic sounds and plugs.

Next grab a midi keyboard for starters that you can grow with. I recommend the Akai MPK Mini MKII as it's cheap, light, and portable. The drum pads are MPC-style sensitive and what you would expect from an Akai product.

Lastly - grab a decent audio interface and some monitor headphones so you can hear your mix accurately.

You don't need to break the bank for this either especially since your just starting out. The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is a great interface and should last you awhile before you grow out of it as your studio expands. Audio Technica makes amazing studio monitor headphones. I use the ATH-50X and couldnt be happier. But don't take my word for it - check the reviews and comparisons on SoundonSound and you'll see what I mean

u/Vayce · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

Beats and skullcandy are pretty bad tbh. This is a really good site for comparing the actually frequency response that different headphones have. If you add your pair of headphones along with the Audio Technica ATH M50x, Sennheiser HD 518, and the Sennheiser HD 558's you can get a clear visual representation of your headphones sound signature compared to others and you can see that the bass on the Shure SRH440's is extremely low compared to the others. Along with the headphones I mentioned you should also look at the Phillips SHP9500 which are very highly reviewed as you can see here. The Takstar HI 2050's are also great and a bit cheaper than the others, here is a review for those. Unfortunately doesn't have every pair headphones for their graph so you can't actually see the curve for the Phillips SHP9500's and the Takstar HI 2050's. Those should all be much more comfortable as well.

u/eletroguy · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I'm looking for ideas of what kind of paypal, or swaps for a gaming desktop i could get for the items below.

These 2 pairs of head phones.

The gaming laptop below, with the exact specs except for an additional 240gb SSD boot drive.

An xbox one with the following:

Xbox one
Turtle Beach ear force XO1
1 wireless controller
1 wired controller
500gb External hdd
Xbox live gold membership

Physical Games:
Halo master chief collection
Call of Duty Ghosts
Rare Replay

u/Metaformed · 1 pointr/headphones

I am looking for headphones I can use for gaming, watching TV, movies, video editing. Really everything. Budget $100-$150. I was looking at the Audio Technica ATH-M50x, but they are closed. I haven't really ever used closed headphones before. I have worn Bose Quiet Comforts before, and besides the fact they are not super comfortable, I don't know if it was them being closed, or the noise canceling, but they gave me headaches. I work, game, ect in a pretty quit room. I have fans running, and a computer next to me that can get loud too though, but generally it isn't too bad. I currently wear very old Astro A40 That are not particularly good, but they were given to me from a friend and I have never thought to upgrade. If anyone has recommendations for me that are like the A40s, just maybe in better quality, or better sound, that would be great. It dosen't have to be a gaming headset or anything like that, If I ever need a microphone I can use a Mod Mic 4.0.

Edit: If someone could clarify if the difference between closed and open is what I had with the Bose, or if that was the noise canceling...

u/johnjohn4747 · 1 pointr/John_Frusciante

god daim, i need to get new headphones. i thought about buying the audio technica. * though i think i have a good stereo system

u/FuriousLoki · 1 pointr/headphones

Hello, I'm looking to upgrade my headphones from Sony MDR V55s.

I'm looking to spend about £90 ($135), I have seen the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X and the Sennheiser Momentum 1.0 On-Ear for good prices.

I will mainly be using them to listen to music from my laptop or phone as well as sometimes using them for watching movies or playing video games.

Any advice would be very much appreciated

u/DebitsOnTheLeft · 1 pointr/blackops3

Get these with a V-moda boom mic. It's a much better setup than using a gaming headset.

u/Shmink_ · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget - 100 gbp (sterling), it's definitley flexible. That's for just the headphones as well.

  • Source - I was planning on an amp of some sort maybe this Bravo AUDIO V2 I've used it in the past but no other headphone amps so not sure if this is as good I believe. It does look funky though as well.

  • Requirements for Isolation - I am open to open back headphones (that gives you a bigger soundstage right? that's what I'm after really) so it can let some background noise in or out but not so much that it's noticeable. Probably closed headset would be a safer bet I imagine.

  • Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - Very doubtful, but possible.

  • Preferred Type of Headphone - I want headphones that wrap around my ear not rest on the ear, I find it more comfortable.

  • Preferred tonal balance - close to balanced but with more bass, not bass as in over the top but as in I can hear the difference with different bass notes.

  • Past headphones - Previous headphones have been trash to be honest and only purchased because I needed something in a hurry and didn't know any better. Currently using some plantronics gamecom headset and mic combo, they're pretty good value for money when you have the drivers for artificial surround sound.

  • Preferred Music - It tends to be some form of funk, disco, house or dance but not limited to them that's just what I listen to the majority of the time. Here's a playlist of mine you can see that the latest ten tracks differ slightly.

    Now the format has been followed I'll show you what I have so far for options, if they're all shit fair enough.

  1. Audio-Technica

  2. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

  3. Beyerdynamic DT770 - although there are multiple ohm versions, I'm not sure would be right for me.

    Whichever of these that I'll get I'll probably get that amp I linked above, unless any of you nice folks have a better recommendation.
u/VLAD1M1R_PUT1N · 1 pointr/LogitechG

I mean a high quality pair of headphones and an actual separate microphone. I'm currently using a Philips Fidelio X2 headphone with a Blue Yeti microphone, but a lot of people go with something cheaper like an Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and an Antlion ModMic. These leave you without the gimmicks of "gaming" audio, but rather with pure quality sound. Obviously there are many other combos out there that people use, which is awesome because you can tailor yours to your own needs.

u/asbestosdeath · 1 pointr/headphones

The Audio Technica M50x might be a good fit for you. They have great bass, but not over the top. You would probably want to swap out the stock pads for Brainwavz HM 5 pads though, as they can get a little uncomfortable after long usage with stock pads. If you wait a bit you should be able to get a good price on the M50x's. I got mine for $134 or so.
and the pads:

u/clarklizard23 · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm deciding between:

Sennheiser HD598

Audio Technica M50x

Beyerdynamic DT 770

I'm leaning towards that M50x, but I'm open to any recommendations. I'm going to be using them for getting lost in music of many genres, namely rock, psychedelic, folk, shoegaze, hip hop, edm, jazz, ambient, etc.

One concern I have is that it seems a lot of people recommend getting a portable amp, I don't really want to have to carry one if I can avoid it.

Budget: I'd say $200 is the most I'd spend, I'd like to spend less.

Comfort is important to me because I'll have them on during work for several hours at a time.

I feel like this is all very vague, but I'm interested in anyone's feedback.

edit: also, portability is important

u/NightlifeNick · 1 pointr/EDM

The biggest thing is you'll need a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). This is where the magic happens. I could go into plugins for it, but that would be a wall of text. There's a bunch of different DAWs to choose from such as Logic Pro, FL Studio, Ableton, Cubase, goes on and on. As far as hardware goes, a MIDI keyboard is helpful, but not needed right at the beginning as you're still learning how to use your DAW. The best piece of hardware to invest in would be either some studio monitors, or monitor headphones. These allow you to hear everything very clearly with a very even EQ, and hear every little detail. Check out these Audio Technicas. They're generally regarded as the best monitor headphones for beginners. I have a pair and I love them. I'd also recommend checking out the r/edmproduction subreddit and check out their FAQ. A lot of good info on that subreddit for just all about all levels of producers.

u/jrf1234 · 1 pointr/aviation

Get these or these if you can afford them. Both of them are super comfortable and reliable. You said you were in highschool in another comment so the first one should not break the bank. I personally use the first pair for commuting and they are phenomenal.

u/hherbzilla · 1 pointr/lgv20

I have these 3 that all sound great in their own ways: ATH-M50x (closed), Sennheiser 598 SE (open) and Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 (in ear). I'm no audiophile but definitely appreciate the improved sound with any of these headphones and the V20.

I also have the free promo B&O PLAY earphones on their way. I'm curious to compare them to the Bowers & Wilkins.

u/Reversion · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Can't upvote this enough.

I use the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x studio headphones for my PC and PS4 with a portable DAC and gaming headsets can't compare.

I highly recommend the ATH-M50x headphones to anyone in the market for a $125-150 headset.

u/DRailer1212 · 1 pointr/Gifts

Maybe try getting him a nice set of headphones. Got both my parents a pair this year and did about 2 weeks of research. Found that closed back headphones (they don't leak sound so people don't hear what you're listening to / annoy others) is probably best.

I went with the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x:

If you're a bit more open with the budget I would go with the mx50's:

These are some of the top rated headphones for the price, and your dollar is going to quality unlike branding with something like beats by dre (which just base boosts the sound). If he plays any instruments both types come with a jack to plug into a keyboard or guitar amp.

Personally I would love a set of the mx50s. I would suggest not going below an mx40 as the cord is not interchangable and its stuck at 3 meters in length.. way to long. where as the 40's and 50's have that as well as a 1.2m cable.

Not only can you use this for rec. but he can use it for mixing music

Happy holidays

u/empirebuilder1 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Audio-Technica M50x. Doesn't break the bank, has great sound, and they go all the way over even my relatively large ears. Plus they have replaceable cables if you run over one with your chair.

If you need a microphone, just grab a Modmic. Even with the $70 version, you're not breaking $200 combined.

u/TheAmericanFighter · 1 pointr/techsupport

Yes, I tried using the 1st party Xbox One over-ear headset+mic first. Then, I plugged my AudioTechnica ATH-M50xs and Sony ECM CS3 clip-on mic into an aux splitter and then into the controller. Same issue.

u/AddPowers · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi, so I recently got a PS4 Pro and I want to take my PC audio output and my PS4 audio output and get them into the same set of headphones.

I current have audio technica m50x and an audiobox usb that I use for my PC audio. I aso use the DAC for my mic input so I would like to keep it.

MY problem is that the PS4 only has optical output.

So my plan was to get another DAC that has optical input and connect my first DAC to output to my headphones.

I think it would something like this

PC Audio| PS4 Pro Audio
Digital to Analog| Optical to Analog
First DAC(audiobox usb)|
Analog to Analog| Second DAC
Second DAC |
Analog| Analog( same cable)
Headphones| Headphones

Does this make sense with using what I currently own?

If so what second DAC would you guys recommend?


u/rdodson41 · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

I bought the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x last year after reading many excellent reviews on Reddit and elsewhere. They're great, and they come with three or four different connector cables.

If you're in the market for new headphones, I would definitely check out r/headphones and r/audiophile; both have great suggestions for headphones and other audio gear in any price range.

Edit: u/koalaroo also uses the ATH-M50s.

u/appothecary · 1 pointr/buildapc

I really like the Audio-Technica M50-x personally.

I'd see if there's somewhere around you that has a decent selection of headphones you can try on before buying. I don't know if you're head is the same size/width as mine so I can only speak to how they feel on me.

u/Vaeka · 1 pointr/MillerPlanetside

Late to this topic but in case anyone else is in the same boat, a lot of people recommend the Audio Technica ATH-M50x's. It's the headset that I'm going to buy for myself soon to upgrade from my G930's.

If anyone has personal experience with ATH-M50x, let me know!

u/sighpolice · 1 pointr/MillerPlanetside


edit - forgot you already have a mic.

u/ijimijimijimijimijim · 1 pointr/headphones

Over ear, closed and lots of Bass?. Consider the ATH-M50x. In order to fit it in your budget of course you'd have to either wait for it to drop price( was $120 new two weeks ago) or get it off Amazon warehouse deals(what I did).

EDIT: I take that back, it can be had at $150 now.

u/Ubernaught · 1 pointr/sennheiser

Get separate headphones and mic. That way you aren't sacrificing quality on anything just for the convenience of it being in one package. Great sound and build quality, probably has a bad mic. Great build quality and in your budget, bad sound/mic. I bought a gaming headset (333D 179.00 USD) phenomenal sound and quality mic, but the build quality and comfort is sub par. It's plastic and it feels like I'll break it if I'm too rough with it, plus after 2.5 years the mic is failing and the sound card has stopped working. Plus if the mic fails on a headset you need to replace the whole thing.

Onto specifics, if I have persuaded you on separate headphones and mic, I'd suggest the Mod mic from Antlion . As for the headphones, I am a slave to Sennheiser sound. But build quality sub 200 is plasticy, good plastic, but still plastic. I'd suggest nothing less than the 558 and nothing above the 598 for your price point (amazon has prices that better reflect how long they've been around). If you care more about heavy bass I'd suggest the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x look into each of those for what you're looking for and it's okay to let your wallet decide for you, they are all great headphones.

If you still desire an all in one the Sennheiser GAME ONE is 180 on Amazon and it is a very fantastic headset.

u/PotatoUpp · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Yes, a lot can be changed: replace titan Z with SLI GTX 980Ti OR Titan X (or wait for new HBM/Pascal cards)

Dual-SLI 980ti>Titan X>Titan Z

Replace Raxer headset and mic for an M50x and Blue Yeti for 267 (price of mic on Newegg)

And as others have mentioned that MOBO doesnt support that CPU

get DDR4 Memory instead of DDR3

Get an SSD and a 7000 RPM HDD

u/Birdy88 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hi Folks, looking for advice on my possible purchase choices, bare in mind, I'm not loaded-loaded.

a little disclaimer on this one, I am aware bookshelf speakers are better, I am aware an amp is considered better, and I am aware open headphones have better positional audio than closed. Those things considered my choices are based on my location - the living room, my desk is in the living room, and the desk speakers don't have to be amazing since they won't be the primary source.

Sound Card

**Strix Raid Pro 7.1 PCIe

Built in headphone amp, can switch between headphones/speakers with the controller, raid feature, I like their take on simulated surround) Honestly, not looking to budge on the soundcard front, everything else needs to work around it.


**Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II

Reasons - Space, sounds decent, mostly for casual music/tv/gaming use when others are around, not a big deal, but other similar level suggestions would be appreciated (Also, can these plug into that soundcard? am I missing something?... along with the headphones).


**Audio-Technica ATH-M50X

I imagine I could go abit higher on the headphones, need to closed otherwise the mrs would go nuts, and I would hear the TV too much anyway.


Not sure what to do here, mod mic? sounds abit poor... can you get desktop ones (with a stand holding it up) that have noise cancellation? I have a mechanical keyboard sooo ;).

Anyways, are these decent choices on a budget? many thanks

u/Thrifticted · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

They're Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphones. I really like them! I did a lot of research before buying them last year. The amazon reviews should do a good job selling them to you haha.

u/9999years · 1 pointr/mechanicalheadpens

Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-M50x — Nothing too special. Wish I knew about open-backed headphones back when I bought them.

Keyboard: Pok3r white w/ Cherry MX Browns with thick blank keycaps by GeekKeys — Really enjoying this, and a lot quiter than my previous keyboard.

Pen: Lamy Safari Clear Demonstrator with fine nib — Again, nothing too special. Gonna replace it with a Namiki Falcon at some point.

Watch: Void V01 MkI, sadly no longer available.

u/mynamejesse1334 · 1 pointr/headphones

Also the M50X bring the bass pretty well. They've been on sale for around $120 almost weekly for the last month or so.

They're $140 now

u/Koeru · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I doubt there's a definitive best setup for headphones, but I really really like my AudioTechnica ATH-M50x plus an Antlion Modmic 5. The headphones come with many cables of different lengths, so I never have any problems with it being wired.

u/dafsuhammer · 1 pointr/buildapc

Looks good! Get these headphones

2nd monitor would be cool too. Also get a mechanical keyboard.

u/G4ld3n_ · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have m50x's + blue snowball and the combination is amazing. The m50x's have sound quality better than any gaming headphones and has good surround sound.

u/eCookie · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: ~€150
Source: Desktop-PC
Requirements for Isolation: Nice to have but not needed
Public use: No
Preferred Type: Full-Size/Over Ear.
Past Headphones: Razer Megalodon/ Corsair Void
Preferred Music: Mostly EDM (Wide area of Progressive House,Hardstyle, Big Room, Drumstep, Electro, Future House, Trap, Electro House, Bounce, Dubstep, Deep House), Rock and Pop
Location: EU

Looking for something for my working area, will stay there and not leave

Already got recommendations, any comment for them?örer-schwarz/dp/B00PK2LJ4Eörer-Studio/dp/B00HVLUR86

u/catroaring · 1 pointr/DJs

[These] ( are clones of them as far as I know (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

I actually found a pristine set of V700's in my storage I had forgotten about from almost 20 years ago. Was trip using them again as they were the standard fare in the day.

u/damnusernamewastaken · 1 pointr/audiophile

Well, it's important to distinguish between headphone types and headphone brands. There are many brands that offer earbud style headphones similar in style to the ones that Apple offers with better sound quality. For example:

Personally, I prefer closed back over ear style cans. I've had a pair of Audio technica ATHM50's for years and love them - they sound amazing:

Headphones have been making a big comeback, there are lots of choices. But, if you are listening to the Apple buds that came with your phone, your upgrade money is best spent on a better sounding pair berfore spending on a DAC.

u/OnlyTwo_jpg · 1 pointr/computerscience

Actually yes, I did. My motherboard used the Realtek built-in sound or whatever it is, which was alright, but once I got the soundcard (I got this one on sale for like $75) the sound was much clearer, and insanely louder with better control over everything. You do need decent headphones, so like a $30 headset isn't going to be affected as much as something like the ATH M50x's I got a year or so ago (Also very good purchase). I used to listen to music at 75-95% usually which was pretty loud, and now the equivalent is around 25-30%, and its quality is enough to very noticeably tell the difference between stuff like spotify premium and YouTube audio.

u/psychogenic_official · 1 pointr/trapproduction

Definitely upgrade to some reference headphones, you don’t even know what you’re missing. It’s like watching a movie on your phone screen vs on a big 4k tv (and maybe in that case a well treated studio is like a movie theater). In cheap ear buds, you get tinny highs, muddy mids and shitty bass/no sub.

Speakers can be good, and decent reference monitors can be pretty reasonably priced, but monitors aren’t very helpful if the space you’re working in hasn’t been treated properly. If you’re in a small room with no sound dampening, the audio can bounce around the room and cancel itself out, making sound design and mixing very difficult or impossible. In my opinion, headphones are the way to go unless you can afford a proper studio monitor setup.

I definitely second the vote for Audio Technica M50X. Best headphones for the money in my opinion. There are a lot of good headphones out there though, search this sub I’m sure there have been discussions about it before

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black

u/j_2_the_esse · 1 pointr/Stadia


These are meant to be good.

There are better headphones for cheaper than Bose, but that thread will help you more than I can.

A bit unrelated but get a pair of these earbuds if you've got a spare $5. I love mine.

u/BurntToasters · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

kinda over-budget in canada-land

u/BigJackob · 1 pointr/headphones

ok so i found this

It's even cheaper than the m50x I found (here).

What do you think?

EDIT: I see now that the DT990's need an amp to reach full potential.

u/notmuchgoingontoday · 1 pointr/audiophile

hi, i'm looking to potentially buy a new headset / mic combination, mostly for gaming and just listening to music. my mates are complaining about crackling sound / voice quality all the time when we're on teamspeak / discord. i've read through this thread but still need some guidance

i currently have a xonar d1 soundcard and an old steelseries gaming headset. yea yea i know, gaming headsets suck. but that's why i'm here looking for an alternative.

do I just need a decent headset (was thinking of an Audio Technica ATH-M50x) + mic (maybe AntLion Audio ModMic V4 or is there a cheaper alternative?) or do i also need a DAC & Amp?

any input is appreciated. thanks.

u/Alexizzle2 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Are the Audio Technica ATH-M50xBL any good? I'm thinking about picking up a pair... Also why are the Blue ones $40 more on Amazon? Is there any difference other than the color that I don't know about?

u/Stupping · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

North Germany --->örer-Studio/dp/B00HVLUR86

or on ebay ...
its always 139€! i could order it from your country - you send me an amazon link please?

u/Womcataclysm · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You should buy maybe a roccat isku for your keyboard (was thinking of a corsair KXX but since you like lots of lights this is better), maybe a g502 proteus core as your mouse, maybe a audio technica ATH-M50X for your headset and a blue yeti or blue snowball as your microphone

u/Eyloner · 1 pointr/headphones

The most recommended headphones in the universe, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. Closed, neutral, and will survive abuse.

u/dizzydonut10 · 1 pointr/makemychoice

I have them. One of the best purchases I have made, If you get them you won't regret it. Link

u/SmiteIke · 1 pointr/ToolBand

I bought a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50xyears ago and still love them. I think they’re a great starting point for people who want to get into higher end headphones without breaking the bank (~$140) and want something you can just plug into your computer/phone headphone jack and get reasonably good sound.

I think the real sweet spot for price/performance starts at $400-$500. Audio quality is determined by the weakest link in your audio chain e.g. you can have a really nice pair of headphones that don’t end up sounding that great because your laptop or phone has a low quality DAC/headphone amp.

What I bought/recommend after spending dozens of hours doing research on /r/headphones and /r/audiophile is:

Schiit Modi 3 ($99) - This is the Digital Analog Converter or DAC. This converts digital music stored as 1s and 0s into an analog sound wave we can hear.

Schiit Magni 3 ($99) - This is a headphone amp that takes the analog sound wave from the DAC and amplifies it to your desired volume.

Sennheiser HD6xx ($220) - These are a stunningly good deal for headphones. They are a version of Sennheisers legendary HD600/HD650 series of studio monitors made in partnership with MassDrop for $120 less than a regular pair of HD650s on Amazon.

This is a really respectible setup for $420. All the components are very popular entry-level audiophile components and I’m sure there are thousands of people with this exact setup.

It’s important to note that this is not a portable setup at all and has to be plugged into a wall to work. This doesnt do much good if you do most of your listening on the go while traveling/commuting. I think you the Sony WH-1000MX3you said you tried are the best bang for your buck if you want wireless headphones to use with your phone on the go. I do not own these (yet) but plan to buy them next time I have a long flight, and I think they are currently the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market.

There are lots of good options out there, although I’d avoid the trendy brands like Bose and especially Beats.

u/Om2002 · 1 pointr/headphones

All info below. Thanks in advance!

Budget: ~ $100. This is pretty flexible though. I'd be willing to spend around $150 if I though it was worth it.

Source: Laptop, iPad, iPhone

Requirements for isolation: I'd like a fair amount of isolation. I'm starting school in the fall so i'll be doing a lot of studying. I'm sure I'll be spending lots of time in a library where it isn't too loud to begin with, but I do like studying in cafes and other public areas as well.

Preferred Type of headphone: Full-sized.

Preferred tonal balance: I'm thinking i'd like something pretty balanced since I listen to a wide array of music genres.

Past headphones: I've never owned a "nice" pair of headphones. I've always had the $20 kind of headphones you get from walmart, best buy, etc.

Preferred music: Everything from electronic/house to old-school rap to country.

After doing some of my own research (thank you, Headphone Buying Guide!!) I've come across some headphones that I think i'd like (below). Any opinions on these would be great. I'd also love some other options if you guys think I might be missing out on something!

Cheaper end of the price range:

NVX Audio XPT100 (

KRK KNS6400 (

Higher end of price range:

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH (

KRK KNS8400 (

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (

Lastly, I'm pretty big on comfort. I plan on wearing these headphone for hours on end.


u/SamsungGalaxyPlayer · 1 pointr/LGBTeens

I don't know your budget, but I really love these.

u/Colpeachfuzz · 1 pointr/teenagers

Alrighty basically within music you listen to there are 3 main components i guess: Bass, mids, and highs. These components are what make your music and each instrument or sound fits into one of these categories. With beats, the reason they were "liked" was due to the headphones increasing the amount of base you hear. This meant that you were not getting an accurate representation of what you were actually listening to. For $200 you can get a great pair of over ear headphones brand new that let you hear exactly what the music sounds like with nothing getting changed.

TL:DR-Beats are bass boosted and not an accurate representation of your music. Buy either Audio Technica ATH-M50x's for over ear or RHA MA-750-'s for in ears

u/Mshenay · 1 pointr/headphones

Sennhesier HD 25!

They are high efficiency so they will work wonderfully with both your S6 and laptop, additionally the build quality is very very rugged, I take my pair to the gym. The sound signature is a Dark slight V shape, the biggest selling point for these is the isolation. They are an On Ear headphone, but they isolate extremely well, better than my Full Sized headphones in this price point.

If your insistent on a full size for comfort,
Koss Pro DJ200!

Audio Technica ATH M50X

Are both excellent choices, as in the Audio Technica ATH A900X, the 900X seems to be out of stock on Amazon, but you may find it used either here or on Head Fi. In terms of sound signature, I've only heard the DJ pro 200 and the A900X, the Pro Dj200 is fairly neutral. I enjoyed it, pretty even tone nothing stood out to much, the A900X is more V shaped, so a touch above neutral bass, the mids are very clear and the highs sparkle, it's a really dry headphone, but those tend to sound nice with really "warm" sources like a lap top or a Galaxy

u/headphoneseekeraa · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm using Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones for transcription work, which has a lot of low quality dialogue (garbled words, constant hum in the background, sometimes low volume and sudden high volume, etc). What headphones should I 'improve' to, if any?

Doesn't necessarily need to be more expensive, either, as long as it's a better fit for the type of audio I'm listening to (constant static-y background noise, low volume dialogue, people too far away from mics, generally anything else you can think of for low quality audio files of dialogue...).

This is what I currently have. It seems good but I was wondering if there was something better out there because I'm still struggling.

Or if there are any other ways to help my problem.

Budget: $150

u/beley · 1 pointr/podcasting

I'd buy my current setup...

Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 Audio Interface ($150)

(2) MXL 770 Cardoid Condenser Microphones - Amazing quality microphone for the price. ($144 for 2)

(2) XLR Cables ($20 for 2)

(2) Microphone stands. I use this Gator for my main mic stand and a cheap scissor arm stand for my second. ($100ish for 2)

(2-pack) Microphone pop filters. I like these replicas of the Popgard, but also have one real PopGard that I paid $40 for. Either is much better than those pop filters on a long extension arm that gets in the way. ($10 for 2)

Zoom H4n Pro or H5 portable recorder. I have a Zoom H4 Pro (and a regular H4) but either would work well for recording a podcast on the road or on location somewhere without a computer. ($200-275)

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Studio Monitor Headphones ($150)

Software - GarageBand or Audacity or other free DAW. Or, if you already have a Creative Cloud subscription like I do, Adobe Audition.

All of that is way less than $1k, and give you the ability to do a two-person interview podcast in the studio or on location. With the extra $100 or so, buy some sound proofing materials for your studio.

This is exactly what my setup looks like right now.

u/0000000100100011 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have these from Audio Technica:.

Best headphones I've ever owned.

u/facelessfigures · 1 pointr/edmproduction

+1 on this. I own the Sony's and ATH M50x, and the Sony's are now just collecting dust. The reason schools opt for the 7506 is because they were the radio standard back in the day, and they were the radio standard because if they broke you wouldn't care. While they are great for the price point, spending 40 dollars more will get you an unbelievable headphone. Over time, you will upgrade things in your setup, but I will almost guarantee these will continue to be used. Plus being able to change out cable lengths is super handy. As a side note, my OCD does not approve of the Sony coiled cable.

Deals do pop up every so often and I have seen them as low as 129.

edit: I found them for 129:

u/BuckeyeBentley · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Get a good pair of headphones then stick a modmic on it.

u/89sec · 1 pointr/headphones

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50X might be a good choice for him. It is currently selling for a hundred and fifty dollars.

u/OriginalKFerg · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Hyper x clouds are probably the best bang for buck when it comes to being able to use them on all systems.

Alternatively you could pick up something along the lines of the audiotechnica m50x with an Antlion Mod Mic this will give you top notch audio quality with superb recording for chat usage and you can use this setup with all three platforms as well.

The cloud is about $100

The m50x/modmic setup is about $200

u/zyg0 · 1 pointr/headphones

budget- 150-210$ usd (flexible).
source- a gaming/software design computer.
isolation- yes please.
Only for desk use.
over ear headphones, full size.
midrange to balance.
i listen to edm, trance, classic rock, old rock, and some heavy bass. plus i play osu (mania) a lot so the typical genre of music on there.
i need a mic. i herd the v-boom mic is good. so something that can use a mic.
this will be my first real pair of headphones.
Ive been looking at

i need help deciding or an even better recommendation please. i have a hard time picking since i will be using these until they break.. so hopefully a few years.

u/davetheasian1 · 1 pointr/headphones

This is where things get slightly complicated.

I feel that when it comes to having a reliable pair of headphones, not keeping in mind any other aspects of a headphone, you come to an interesting crossroad: durability vs. replacability.

For example:

  • While the m50x are rather durable, you're screwed out of luck if the headband brakes. You'd then be looking towards headphone repair which not only takes money, but time.

  • The customizable AIAIAI introduce a level of modularity uncommon in any other headphone. I wouldn't say these are as durable as the m50, but the parts on this headphone are REPLACEABLE and EASILY so. If a part brakes, just buy a new one at not that steep of a price point.

    Overall thoughts/TL;DR:
    M50s are built tougher and will last longer but only the cable is replaceable. However, they also fold for easy storage when not in use. The AIAIAI don't fold and aren't built as well, but the build quality is pretty good and all of the parts are easily replaceable. Look at both (links provided at end of post), make the decision.

    My Opinion:

    In terms of sound, I don't really like either of these headphones. I prefer the m50, but it's picking between two different rotten apples. Also, I'm jaded. Every YouTuber loves the m50 (SO: MKBHD). If I had to pick, I'd go with the M50, but I also take care of them sorta well. I will use them in the rain to listen to podcasts and they work fine. I will throw them in my bag casually and carelessly (usually folded) and they work fine. I've not owned the AIAIAI but a close friend has. They felt cheaper, but of still good quality. Probs better if you're concerned about braking shit often.


    Best Price sold from Audio Technica:

    Make your headphone at AIAIAI:
u/theediblethong · 1 pointr/Gaming_Headsets

Right now, my computer is in the living room so my fiancée would kill me if she heard a bunch of gunshots and stuff coming from my headphones. I think closed might be the better option.

You don't like the Sennheiser PC 373D? Those are on sale for $199

I can also do the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x with a Mic and the Omni

u/MomoiroKaichou · 1 pointr/edmproduction

I use these, this sub often raves about these. Keep in mind that'll you'll need a headphone amplifier as well.

Just as an aside: If you're not willing to invest significant amounts of money, edmproduction may not be for you.

edit:/ the point of this post was not to discourage OP, but to talk about how edmproduction can become a very expensive hobby and that he should mentally prepare himself for that

u/TabMuncher2015 · 1 pointr/Android

> I'm not that much into audio quality to go buy another pair when I already have a perfectly fine pair of ear buds.

airpods... which are bluetooth and have nothing to do with the DAC/amp/aux setup :/

Do you even own a pair of headphones or are the Bose earbuds too?

These will blow you away if you've never had a pair of decent over-ear headphones and the passive noise cancellation is plenty good for most scenarios.

$120 is a small investment to make if you listen to music even semi-frequently. Bose earbuds retail for $99-300 and will sound like garbage in comparison. I strongly encourage you to give them a shot.

Here's a video on Beats headphones and why they're overpriced, it applies to Bose/Skullcandy/airpods and other well known headphones as well (although Beats is by far the worst offender). Just buying expensive earbuds/headphones doesn't mean you "gave it a shot"

u/Sacharias1 · 1 pointr/Rainbow6

Virtual 7.1 in headphones is more or less a scam, read more about it here.

The Cloud II is a great headset for the price, but if you live in the US then currently Amazon has the Sennheiser GAME ONE and the GAME ZERO for sale which have much better audio quality than the Cloud II's, alternatively if you have a microphone already then the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X are the same price point when they're on sale and offer a better audio quality.

u/phantaso0s · 1 pointr/webdev

Maybe one day companies will understand that open space is maybe (maybe) great for collaboration but terrible for focus...

Anyway: headphones, like anybody here. I have those:

Very good stuff, cut a lot of noise and good sound quality. If you don't like to listen to music, try that:


u/admiralnorman · 1 pointr/buildapc

Noise cancelling kind of sucks the life out of headphone quality:

I'd get this:
audio technica ath-m50x

With this: FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier

u/BioOrpheus · 1 pointr/Megaten

Take your BF out. I heard Paradise Scramble on Fates is pretty good

Okay in all seriousness, if you're into music then I recommend buying these headphones. They are the best headphones I ever had

u/www-ListenUp-com · 1 pointr/audiophile

/r/Headphones will be instrumental to your search.

That being said, I would recommend any of the following:

u/ElcaminoDino · 1 pointr/giantbomb

Got a sweet pair of headphones for less than the sale price thanks to Amazon credit.

The Team GFB Play date was super AWESOME!!! Really enjoyed myself and enjoyed playing with friends. I was ElcaminoColt in game and feel free to add me on Xbox or PSN (same name).

Working on my back log of games before I get new ones. So Tomb Raider and SFV for me.

Had a fun time with getting set up for the play date. Had a Blue Yeti mic from a year ago but I didn't notice it didn't have XLR input so the mixer I got in was worthless. So instead I bought a AT2020 mic and received it that Tuesday. Well my stand I got for Christmas was for a small neck mic so off to the store I go. Got a new stand and put the mic on it and plug in the XLR to the mic and mixer but wasn't getting audio. Research showed that I was a idiot and I needed another cable and a power supply to supply phantom power to it. So went to guitar center picked it up and was good to go, thank goodness for tax return.

Was totally worth it. I am okay with it as I'm setting up my studio in my living room, I'll do light streaming but going in on Video and Audio Production, with heavy push in game programming.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

u/Aridn · 1 pointr/buildapc

Just here to throw in a vote for the AudioTechnica m50x They are highly regarded as one of the best sub $200 headphones by many in the audiophile community. They offer a pretty flat sound signature giving you the sound that is closer to the source, are super lightweight and comfortable and pretty durable aswell.

u/Daesthelos · 1 pointr/headphones

Amazon has them at $120

E: The groupon listing has them at $99!

u/DonVerduras · 1 pointr/indieheads

I don't know if this is a common sale or not but 50% off doesn't sound bad at all. ATH M50X for $119

u/Ravenblood21 · 1 pointr/u_QuipA

I have a few updates to suggest for the Closed-Back headphones guide:

  1. The Urbanite XL are listed as 125$ headphones, however they go for 70$ on Amazon.

  2. The Creative Aurvana Live! are listed as 75$ and with a slightly wrong name(L!ve), they go for 57$ on Amazon.

  3. The Sennheiser HD598Cs are listed as 125$ headphones but currently go for 170$ on Amazon which is the only store I've found them on.

  4. The Audio Technica ATH M50X are listed at 130$ and currently go for 150$ on every store I found them (Amazon and BHPhotoVideo for example).
u/CrayonOfDoom · 1 pointr/gaming

That snap-on mic that you can attach to any set of cans is supposed to be good. I personally run ATH-M50x + Blue snowflake. I've had no problems with either, short of the problems that all desk mics have.

u/DGKZ · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - 150-170$ hard limit

Source - Laptop, iPhone, DJ Mixer

Requirements for Isolation - Isolation is very important for me, because most of the time I will use them on the train or DJing

Preferred Type of Headphone Over-Ear preferred

Preferred tonal balance - Kind of a bass lover, but not exaggerated

Past headphones - Beats Studio (yeah, I know... I was young and silly)

Preferred Music - Electronic Music (especially Trap & Electro House), Hip Hop

Location - Italy (don't worry about it, Italian Amazon works great and the prices are very similar to the American store, the only con is that sometimes they have less products)

I'm Considering

[V-MODA Crossfade LP] ( [129$]
The cheapest option, durable and DJ-friendly, but what about the sound quality? Can it stand a comparison with the other headphones?

[Audio-Technica ATH-M50x] ( [169$]
From what I heard, great sound quality, but is it possible to use them as DJ headphones without breaking them in 1 month?

[Sennheiser HD25-1 II] ( [205$]
Possibly the best option, but out of my price range at the moment.. Do you think they are worth the extra price? If so, I can start to put my liver on auction on eBay :D

Thanks for all your kind suggestions, hope you all have a great day :)

u/greatkio · 1 pointr/headphones

Nope. Check out some of the top reviews here and you'll see that they're not active noise cancelling.

u/nyda · 1 pointr/headphones

Audio Technica M50x , at that price range, good for gaming and with a little bass, I doubt you'll find better.

u/FudoJudo · 1 pointr/headphones

I've been slowly getting more and more interested in the world of "proper audio", after several cheapish headset solutions for gaming in the past.

Budget: Flexible to be honest, but I'd have to be really committed to my choice to spend more than about £120 ($154 USD).

Source: My desktop computer. I do not believe it has a fancy soundcard.

Requirements for Isolation: Low. I might want to take these for a long car ride from time to time but it'll mostly be used for gaming and music at my desk (osu, Overwatch, etc).

In public?: Unlikely.

Preferred Type: I haven't had many circumaural headphones, but I love them. Proper comfort is my preference!

Preferred Tonal Balance: I understand the underlying theory here, but I'm not really knowledgeable enough to say I have a preference. I believe that a wide sound-stage is important for gaming because of the positional audio.

Past Headphones: Some Sennheiser gaming headset I won in a competition - I don't really remember the sound other than "good!" but the bracket and hinge on the left earpiece eventually disintegrated. Currently I'm using a Jabra BIZ 2400 after several other office-style headsets broke.

Preferred Music: Again, I'm not really an expert on genres, but most of my music comes from anime and / or osu maps. Examples/favourites are Highscore, Scarlet Rose, Talent Shredder and Mythologia's End.

Improvements: This is my first foray into the world of actually caring about audio rather than some £10 office headset, so I'm improving from "not caring" to "proper audio".

The things I've been looking at so far are the Superlux HD668Bs, the Sennheiser HD 558s (which one commenter described as "wallhacks" quality) and possibly the Hyperx Cloud II (which has the advantage of coming with an okay microphone - possibly also considering the Stinger!)

Please help and educate this filthy casual!

Footnote edit: There's also the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x.

u/sniper_fox · 1 pointr/pcgaming

My advice is to buy some inexpensive audiophile headphones ($100) or mid-range audiophile headphones ($150) and a decent clip on mic ($55) (a less expensive alternative ($30)).

For around the same price as a overpriced gaming headsets ($200), you'll get all the comfort, durability, and audio quality of nice headphones, plus you can chat with buddies while gaming! Plus, you can actually use them for music and stuff besides gaming.

u/Abdul-Rahollotasuga · 1 pointr/headphones

I'd like to recommend these.

While these are more bassy than another popular choice at this price point, the HD598 cs, it should be suited for listening to hip hop. But if you want a more neutral experience, I hear the HD598 cs is a better choice. From my personal experience, you can always make the HD598 cs a bit more bassy with some equalizer changes, so it might be the safe bet for your genres.

u/Aezalius · 1 pointr/Twitch

My current go-to in this price range is a mix of a Yamaha MG10XU mixer or Scarlett Solo interface with a Shure SM57.

SM57 is a really nice sounding dynamic mic for $100, and sounds pretty much equal to the SM7b and 58 in some videos I watched. This fuzzy thing will also act as a nice pop filter for it and is pretty cheap. I've got one of those big round mesh ones and it still lets some heavy Ps and Ts through, so look at some videos if you go that route.

I personally like to tweak with things in hardware, so i'd go with the Yamaha board since it has a ton of features, but if you just want to plug in the mic to something nice then the Scarlett is also fantastic. I've also been using this Neewer arm for about 6 years, and it does the job.

Headphones wise, I've used the AudioTechnica M50x a few times before and honestly they're the best headphones I've ever heard myself. I also see a lot of people praising the Beyerdynamic DT 990s too.

u/OverExclamated · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

> Are there any makes known for standing up to wear and tear?

The simple answer is yes, but I'm struggling to think of ideal candidates under $50.

Some examples that have a good reputation for putting up with daily abuse are the MDR7506, the M50x, and the VModa line-up makes build quality and durability a specific advertising point.

The licensed headband design used in models such as the Sivga SV007, Lasmex L-85/90, Boss HiFi B8 is solid and should put up with quite a bit.

And really, if part of the problem is that they're just not standing up to the rigors of being carried around and traveled with daily, some solid iem 's carried in a case when not in use should be a consideration.

u/Varzboi · 1 pointr/ThisIsOurMusic

Hey you need overall 3 things:

  1. Gear
  2. A room
  3. Software


  4. Gear:

    -Audio Interface:

    You want a number of channels depending on the type of groups you wanna record and the size of the group. Example: 18 Channels (8 mics) v.s. 2 channels (2 mics)


    You want basic versatile microphones and specialized ones for the type of instruments you wanna record.

    Example of basic mics: Shure sm-57 Dynamic Mic and AKG 414 Condenser Mic

    Those two have a fairly transparent frequency response and work for most scenarios but you also want mics that work better for certain instruments because of their coloration or diaphragm or polar pattern.


    You need some headphones like the Audio Technical M50x which are transparent enough and good for the price although you could go a little further and look for Sennheiser HD or some of the expensive AKG stuff.

    -Accessories and cables

    You want good quality XLR cables, two direct boxes like this one and probably a direct box with pre amp like the Avalon U5 (great for sending bass via line, skipping the bass amp part, which can be great for live sessions). Both depend on the type of music you are gonna record of course (first example works for connecting stuff like a keyboard and the Avalon well for bass is great).

    You may want a monitor amplifier like Behringer Powerplay for distributing audio to the players or producers or audience via headphones monitors.

    Also check out EquipBoard to see what gear are other producers or studios using. They have a good database and is good reference.

  5. If you wanna do it like TinyDesk then you wanna have a nice room with good isolation and space for your musicians. Well, mostly for the sound. There are 2 ways of recording live sessions: Either you isolate most of the musicians or you use proper recording techniques and use your mics intelligently to get a good mix before your Mixing stage. You may wanna look for highly directional mics.

    You also wanna look on isolation techniques and architecture if you wanna have good natural reverberation or just have control over what the sound is doing, including annoying neighbors if that’s the case. Look for how to soundproof a room in the internet and try read a little about acoustics if you haven’t.

    You may wanna to set up 2 rooms: a live room and a control room. The live room would be where you record the musicians and have way more soundproofing and the control would just need to isolate enough and allow visual contact with the ppl in the live room. If you go for 2 rooms you may need to set up the ins and outs and pass cables through the wall in a snake cable like this Hosa or this bigger one . The purpose of having 2 rooms is partly because you wanna monitor with speakers not only headphones (as well as having more recording gear there but it only applies to bigger studios). Example Yamaha HS8 x2 or the KRK . Those are fairly priced options and you will get more value out of them if you are the one mixing the music as they can be better references than just headphones.

  6. For software you should consider Pro Tools as is the industry standard. I personally enjoy Logic Pro and there are a lot more options out there some of which are free. If you are not gonna go a lot into mixing and do the post production maybe Pro Tools Ultimate is a bit of an overkill but if you are looking to do the mix you may also wanna get some audio plugins. Look for Waves or Arturia plugins online (most of which is simulations of real hardware) which will give a “better” sound to your mixes if used well. It also depends a little on the genre or type of music you are producing.

    That’s it. I was very broad but I did mentioned some basic equipment you can start budgeting. If you need more details about the basics PM me and can help you a bit more, I’m no specialist on some stuff like exquisite mics but know about a bunch that are generally used. Are you in Vancouver by chance? I can help you in the actual physical setup if you are.


    Edit: You probably want a powerful laptop or a desktop computer btw but I figure out you already have one.
u/langeunterhose · 1 pointr/de

Prinzipiell sollte onboard reichen, kann aber sein, dass du beim onboard Störgeräusche hörst. So ist es jedenfalls bei mir. Einen Verstärker brauchst du nicht.

Ich benutze das mit dem. Sound einwandfrei, keine Störgeräusche wahrnehmbar.

Über deine Kopfhörer kann ich nicht viel sagen. Sind offen, d.h. dein Umfeld wird sie mithören drüfen. Das Design find ich furchtbar, aber jeder wie er mag.

u/imod3 · 1 pointr/FL_Studio

I use these and I love them. I also read they were rated the #1 headphones for music production.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black

u/mymyreally · 1 pointr/audio

I agree with /u/darkworldaudio

If you want a standard recco which is a bit cheaper you could look at this -

u/fpgranny · 1 pointr/OpTicGaming

Yea that's why, I always suggest staying away from turtle beach/gaming headphones but if you enjoy them then there's no reason to not get them. I always suggest a headphone +modmic combo. I always suggest Ath M50x plus the modmic, and if you do end up getting them it's always good to get this Sabrent if you don't have a sound card, it's needed for the mod mic to reduce the interference from your mobo, and has a chance to make headphones sound even better. In the end it's up to you, but I have a feeling you will enjoy this combo. And if you ever do end up playing on console, you can pick up an Astro mix amp and listen to console and PC at the same time.

u/egamble · 1 pointr/audiophile

What's your total budget? These are a good deal:

these are a classic choice: so are these:

pair them with this guy:

u/imnicuhtine · 1 pointr/cscareerquestions

I'm not a huge fan. Communication is supposedly better with an open office, but I typically just end up overhearing everyone else's one on one conversations. I also often feel like I'm interrupting others when discussing something out loud with a colleague.

I think the environment is super distracting. On the plus side, I've learned how to manage distractions and still get work done in a non-ideal environment. I highly recommend these headphones. They sound great and are comfortable enough for me to listen to for about 5-6 hours out of the day.

u/sauliusonis · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Try excellent quality, surprisingly good bass, replaceable cord, foldable I had those after my Bose broke and I'm extremely happy!

u/montanasucks · 1 pointr/battlestations

To go off your reccomendation, these are worth the cash eh?:

I've been looking for a new set of headphones.

u/TrentPH · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Sennheisers but if money isnt an issue then i would suggest a good headset and a separate mic something like Audio Technicas and a USB Mic

u/Lolzum · 1 pointr/headphones

My choice would be the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, really good for portable use as well.

u/cwasson · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

$169 and Amazon doesn't charge tax, plus free 2 day shipping with Prime.

u/mmosarecool · 1 pointr/buildapc

HD598's are about as good as it'll get without a DAC/amp being semi-important.

Creative Aurvana Live 2's are a great set of cans for the price. Imo, they're honestly the best it gets until you drop $150+. They honestly shit on just about anything you throw at them in their price point too, imo.

HD6XX's (HD650 reskin) are from massdrop, the sale opens fairly often, and are essentially $350 headphones for $200. They reaaaally benefit from a DAC/amp though. Even a small two-in-one.

Another honorable mention are the AT-MX50's. They're just the ole reliable recommendation to me. They've aged alright and go on sale fairly often.

There's a lot of stuff to look at when you buy headphones, and honestly, it's just a 'you get what you pay for' type thing up until a certain point.

For pure listening experiences, I don't enjoyed closed-back (noise cancelling) AT ALL, unless in mobile use. Open backs are a lot more immersive to me. Another thing is that "digital surround" and surround emulation are kinda fake and physically impossible. You have 2 speakers on your head. Not 7 and a sub. Digital surround is a pretty bad meme and something you shouldn't fall for.

edit: formating derp

u/KingHortonx · 1 pointr/Blackops4

Using Audio-Technica M50x headphones with FiiO E10k DAC . The loudest i turn the DAC up (on windows max) its about 3-4, and that's loud like for footsteps in pubg.

Worth mentioning i use aftermarket headphone cushions made by Brainwavz. I like having full enclosed ear so they are a little bigger, any good amount of volume with these cushions will completely isolate the sound in your ear.

u/beeemdubya · 1 pointr/classicalmusic

Everyone here has listed very good headphones. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the recommendations. I use the Audio-Technica Ath-M50x and have been very satisfied with the sound on them. Guitar Center has a large selection where you can listen to a lot of the headphones mentioned in this thread and see what sounds the best to you. Cheers!


u/divijkm · 1 pointr/IndianGaming

i would say wait for the big sale happening after 12:00 today to decide. keep viewing this community for deals. best of luck. btw, hyper x headsets are universally considered the best. This is considered the best middle ranged headphone (its not wireless).

u/Prospero424 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Since you need them to be closed-back for isolation, I would suggest these (in ascending cost order):

Audio Technica mx50 ($150)

V-MODA Crossfade M-100 ($250)

Meze 99 Classics ($300)

The Audio Technicas are a good all-rounder, which a slight emphasis on the bass. The even cheaper mx40s are more neutral. The V-Moda Crossfades are the most "exciting" in that the frequency response is going to be more v-shaped with emphasized bass and sparkly treble. The Meze 99s are, honestly, a big step up and are some of the most universally-acclaimed closed-back cans around. But I know they're a bit out of your price range. Just read the reviews of these models and see which one you think is the best fit.

u/nicking44 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

you can always pick up a non-"gaming" pair of headphones (for eaample the Audio-Technica m50x (these are going to be about 150 as is, but they're gonna sound a lot better then most "gaming" headphones in that price range

and then you can pair it with the mod mic(there are mutiple interations of these the one i linked is ~$50) so for this instacne the total is ~$200 with better audio, and the mic isn't to bad either.

u/Fuck-Yo-Couch · 1 pointr/trap

I use Audio Technica ATH-M50Xs. Get them from Guitar Center. They do price matching (just find a cheap pair on Amazon, Ebay etc) and a one year full replacement warranty. My headphones "break" once a year so I've had a pair for 4 years and only paid once.

Edit: Here is a pair of the M40Xs for $80

u/dibujor · 1 pointr/headphones

What is your budget: 200 € that should include any potential Amp/Dac needed to run the cans

Source: pretty old Desktop PC. Integrated Realtek HD Onboard sound. Have a soundblaster. I don't know if it works properly though. Maybe I'll hook them to a PS4 too every now and then.

Isolation: Don't need to be totally isolated from exterior world. I'll use these mainly at night. Sadly I think I have to
dismiss open or semiopen cans because my wife will be at a 2-3 meters from me, sleeping. Maybe in the future can look into some open cans
for daytime use.

Used in Public? No, home office, interior only

Preferred type of headphone: Full size, circumaural.

Preferred tonal balance: I don't really know, and I'll explain. These will be my workhorse. I'll use them to play
music while working (work at home as an illustrator), skype with clients, discord with friends (I'll be buying the AntLion Modmic)
edit videos (not music videos though), Films, Youtube, Playing games...
So I guess they have to be a bit allrounder. That means neutral? Can't really tell, this will be my first pair of
"good" headphones, or the first pair I've done research instead of picking the first cans I saw on the shelf.

Past headphones: An assortment of cheap headphones and a couple gaming sets (don't even recall the names).
The ones I have now are a pair of Philips SHP2000. You can tell almost anything will be an improvement.

Preferred Music: I listen to almost everything, from classical to hip hop. Jazz, Blues, Rock, Metal, Folk. It really depends on my mood.
So not much help here either to go for a defined tonal balance I'm afraid.

Location: Spain, I have access to, Ebay, etc. Don't know much of this world so couldn't tell any place audio specific.

What would you like from your headphones? As I said I want them to be a bit of allrounder. I want to clearly hear the voices when I'm
voice chatting, Clear sound when playing music and Good sound when gaming. And since I'll be wearing them several hours a day, they should be comfortable.

I have an average (towards big because of hair) head and average ears but I do wear glasse so maybe that's a concern if the grip is too tigh.
I know all this "requirements" mean they won't be the best at anything but I'm not an audiophile either....yet, I guess.

I've been researching a lot of reviews, videos, forums and I've seen a lot of recomendations, and situations similar to mine.
So I thought asking here with the template would help me to nitpickc and better tailor the buy for me, since I'm spending that much (for me anyway, I know this hobby can go pretty crazy pretty fast).
In fact in my initial research I wanted to spend max 200€ inclusing the modmic (so that left 130-150 for the headphones) but looking and researching had me raising the dough destined to the cans by a bit everytime
just in case "this new ones they recommend maybe are much better".

I have a list of what I found after a lot of research. I don't even know if any of those will be any good for my situation. There are two "leagues" of cans there as you'll see,
but those really cheap ones I included because I see them recommended a lot as "sound as headphones double or triple their price". Maybe that's BS but... maybe not and I can save me some money

The ones over 200€ I might consider them if they are really, REALLY much, much, much better than any of the other options.
Since going over 200 would have me waiting a bit more to get the cash.

Here's what I have:

  • Superlux HD681 and HD668B - 31€ & 38€ respectively at Amazon. These are the ones people recommend as "above their league" so I included them here. I know they're Samson ripoffs?

  • Beyerdynamic D770 Pro - 125€ at Amazon. Another ones with a lot of recommendations, along with the M50X. Some say better, some say equal...

  • Audio Technica ATH M50X - 135€ at Amazon. Seem people either love 'em or hate 'em. Youtubers favourite (not that that's a valid reason to pick a pair of cans for me anyway). I know there are way better options, they're here just because they fit into my price range

  • Soundmagic HP150 - 150€ at Amazon. Seen a few recommendations for this ones.

  • Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro - 150€ at Amazon. Seen them recommended here

  • Sony MDR-1A - 185€ at Amazon. Late addition from a few reviews I read

  • Audio Technica MSR 7BK - 185€ at Amazon. The bigger, better, improved brother of the M50X?

  • Audio Technica ATH A900x - 219€ at Amazon. Seems these run for more than that, and people love them, but at that price they're out of my budget. May consider waiting for them if they're absolutely the best for my situation

  • B&O BeoPlay H6 - 238€ at Amazon. Same as the A900x. These are also damn sexy looking like everything Bang & Olufsen does (but that doesn't count towards my decision ;D)

    Of course this is only a list of what I've found during my research, but feel free to recommend me anything you feel can be better for me even if not on the list.

    Thank you very much.
u/ukTHISISGAMING · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi, I currently own the Hyper X Cloud II but have started to hear something vibrating/shaking inside the headset. Consequently, I'm in the market for some new headphones. After following the buyers guide I'm currently interested in the Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones, Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Monitor Professional Headphones or the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Headphones - 250 Ohm. Nevertheless, what's the difference in sound quality between those headphones and these headsets: Sennheiser GSP 350 Closed Back Gaming Headset, Sennheiser PC 360 Special Edition Gaming Headset, HyperX Cloud Revolver Pro Gaming Stereo Headset.

Budget: No more than £150
Source: Directly into my computer
Isolation: some (block out computer fans)
The headphones will be used exclusively at my desk.
Most of the music I hear will be from games, which varies heavily, so I want something which is okay for everything.
Overall I'm looking for something which is clear/detailed (so I can hear opponents in multiplayer games) while simultaneously sounding good for music/cinematic/single-player.

Thanking you.

EDIT: What's the difference between these: Sennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed Back and Sennheiser HD 558 High End Open Over-Ear

u/mac404 · 1 pointr/headphones

FYI: the Kingston HyperX Cloud was essentially a rebranded Takstar Pro 80 with a mic. This should help you find more info if you want to compare.

I would not recommend the Fostex without a separate amp, and it isolates quite a bit less than other closed headphones.

In terms of the NVX XPT100 - this thing goes under a lot of names (all essentially the same headphone from Chinese brand "Yoga" with different pads). For instance, the Brainwavz HM5 at 180 CAD. These still have a somewhat rough sound, but the treble isn't quite as crazy as the HyperX Cloud.

My choice in that range for closed headphones would probably be the ATH M50x at 200 CAD. This would be a bit warmer sound, with a less severely distorted bass than the HyperX Cloud.

u/OldDirtyRedditor · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi all! Pretty new to good headphones as I still use Apple stock headphones. I am going on a few plane trips over the next month totaling over 80 hours on a plane in a month! I am fine with the sound quality I have now but I can't hear at all over the engine noise. I also have another problem - if I wear noise cancelling headphones I instantly get dick, I mean instantly! If I wear earbuds that totally enclose the year canal I will also feel sick but at least I won't throw up. I have g35 gaming headphones for the computer and feel fine wearing those so I think I want over ear. Have any recommendations for around $200? Thanks!!!

Sorry ... I should learn to read...

Budget - Flexible at 200
Source - iPhone and laptop headphone jack
Requirements for Isolation - Use on plane - need some but don't mind if I still hear some engine noise
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Yes
Preferred Type of Headphone - Not in ear
Preferred tonal balance - Balanced would be nice
Past headphones - Apple in ear - they are fine but not loud enough on the plane
Preferred Music - 90s alt and video gaming
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - volume on airplane. Also, should I go wireless?

I think I'm going to go with these - Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

u/Mikesapien · 1 pointr/audiophile

ATH-M50X are hands-down the best over-ear headphones I have ever used. I wear them every single day on the bus and they do a great job isolating noise. You could buy two pairs for the price of Bose QC25.

They image excellently – even better than cans two or three times their price, such as AudioQuest Nighthawks, Bowers & Wilkins P7, or Sennheiser HD700. ATH-M50X are high-efficiency, too, so they don't need a preamp to make the magic happen (although they do sound better with one).

Their build is quite nice. They don't interfere with my glasses and don't feel heavy. They're at least as comfortable as Bose QC25.

For quality, isolation, and price, ATH-M50X are unbeatable. They're so good they make me want to upgrade to the new M70X.

u/ShenziSixaxis · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Heads up that I just checked Amazon's page for the M50x headphones and it says they're on sale!

u/dtigerksc · 1 pointr/headphones

$117 on Jet and $119 on Amazon

(tfw bought my m50x's for $180)

u/slickytail · 1 pointr/headphones

If you're looking for a flat, neutral sound signature, I would say get the ATH-M50x. Currently $120 on Amazon. If the sale ends before you buy them, you could go for their smaller cousin, the ATH-M40x. These are about $90. Both are closed-back, fairly neutral, monitor headphones. They lean towards V-shaped, but they're flatter than many headphones.

u/Markyy88 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

So I woke up and these are the links to the videos and some pointers and what not.


Here is the first video for 150 dollars

These are the 50 dollar headphones

These are the really high end for 200-1000 dollar sets.

Open vs Closed


Closed which is what I use right now but am looking to get an open pair for 150 bucks. Now closed is where the sound outside your headphones do not come in, as much. Now some are completely noise cancelling then others and some you can still hear but not too well. It has a less of a sound stage so it is harder to know where somethings is by hearing it.


Open is where the vibrator (forgot the name) is directly exposed with little noise cancelling materiel and sometimes none. The offer a much larger sound stage where you can tell where hostiles are, where the birds are, tanks, etc. They also are much better sounding. However, if you live in a loud place with a lot of things going on, get closed. Open also allows for people to hear what you listen to, from 2 or 3 feet away but not behind a closed door.


One of the things that you need to be weary about is desktop mics. They are good sounding, great everything. However if you have a small desk get an attachable arm. If you have a mechanical keyboard or hit your table a lot get an arm. But arms can be expensive 20-40 dollars or even more. The solution is getting a Antlion Modmic 4.0 for 40 bucks, great sound, nice and clear and noise cancelling so it won't pickup outside noise. Desktop mics I'd get is a Blue Yeti, Snowball, Audio Technica 2020 is also great, Snowflake microphone, etc.

Ad-dons for audio

So if you want to get better audio, louder, etc. Get an AMP/DAC mix. They are a DAC/AMP connecting VIA USB plug to the PC and then the headphones connect to the DAC with a quarter inch with some 3.5mm connectors but not recommended. These offer a much better experience but at a cost for 80-200 dollars for good ones. Some pads too add bass or take away from treble, mids or bass or add to. But not that much but it is always great to get better pads then stock ones on some stuff for more comfortable wearing.


Probably why you are here reading this. Now if you have 80-100 dollars here are my recommendations

Takstar HI 2050 open back headphones and a modmic 4.0 come in at just 100 dollars, they are great headphones. VERY comfy pads from Bererdynamic, honestly I don't know how they aren't losing money they sound like 200 dollar headphones.

Superlux 668B's they are good headphones, they sound high end, are very tough, etc. However they are semi-open and have a fairly large sound stage. My biggest 2 problems are, they are very treble heavy and uncomfortable for larger heads and ears. If I got these I'd need the velour ear pads Amazons sells for them because the stock are hard plastic. The other problem is they aren't very big either and I have a very large ear and head so they is a minus for me. Which is why I love the Takstar HI2050's.

Now if you want to drop more money then get these AKG Q701's which are VERY open. They offer the largest sound stage in the price bracket and more then almost all 500+ headphones. They are very comfy and big for big ears. Very good sound.

For some alternatives in that price bracket for open are DT 990's pros for 150 dollars, they are a bit treble heavy but still are very great. They are 150 on Amazon for the 250 OHM one which can be used in quarter inch and 3.5mm plugs by unscrewing the quarter inch adapter. They have very deep ear pads and very comfy ones too.

Now if you want closed for 30 bucks and still good audio get these Monoprice 108323. Now these earpads aren't very good IMO so I'd get Brainwavz replacement pads for 20 dollars. They are deep, comfy and overall nice. Sound I don't know too much about but they still beat gaming headsets.

For the last pair of closed backs I can think of are DT 770s, bass heavy, VERY big headphones from Beyerdynamic and overall good but not a good sound stage get these for 170 on Amazon.

Another honourable mention is Audio Technica M50x's, they are ok. Better then gaming headsets but don't offer much compared to 990's or 701's but still good. They are 160 I believe.

Now get a modmic or whatever mic you want with these, I'd get a desktop mic w/ arm personally but modmic is nice.


u/danthezombieking · 1 pointr/headphones

I think a good match for you would be the M70x. These have a neutral sound signature, are around your price range, and have a bunch of nice features, and great accessories. You could also go for the M50x and save some cash, similar shtick but at a lower price point (they often go to like ~80 on sale).

u/maltawind · 1 pointr/headphones

Maybe the ATH-A700x or ATH-M50x (Amazon links).

If good bass is a high priority, go for the ATH-M50x. Also, its build quality is better and it comes with a detachable cable. Here's a nice detailed review.

The ATH-A700x is a brighter-sounding headphone and the bass is there but some might find it lacking. It definitely beats the M50x in terms of soundstage, imaging accuracy, and detail retrieval though. Cable isn't detachable but it is longer to allow for freedom of movement.

u/EchoNexus · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: ~$150, maybe $200 maximum.

Source: This is tricky. I recently broke the headphone jack on my phone, so I'm possibly looking into a budget-oriented DAC to use with my Nexus 6, or using an old Galaxy S3 as an mp3 player. Might also try to fix the N6.

Isolation: More would be preferred. I ride the bus a lot.

Type: Around-ear, closed headphones would be best.

Current: Nothing to speak of.

Balance: I definitely enjoy a good amount of bass, and I like a V-shaped response.

Preferred music: I listen to a good variety of music. I'm into a lot of house, but also enjoy some hard rock/punk stuff.

Basically I'm looking for a comfortable fitting headphone with good bass response. I'm not sure if springing for a DAC is worth it, especially as I'll be using these on the bus/on the go and I can't carry around a big DAC, but I'm very open to options (must work with Android).

So far I've looked into ATH-M50x's which seem to be a good fit for what I'm looking for. I tried on a pair recently and they didn't quite have the bass I'm looking for but I'm hoping to boost that a bit with an EQ or DAC.

As for a DAC, the Fiio K1 seems like a good idea but there's mixed responses on Android compatibility.

Thanks in advance!!

u/skench92 · 1 pointr/headphones

So far I'm going to check out:

  • ES100
  • AudioQuest Dragonfly Black
  • FiiO Q1 MK II

    And do you think this would be a good buy? I assume you'd get what you pay for, but I'm just wondering if even a cheaper option to get started in DAC's would make me want to go full nelson into DACs.


    ....and I've come unprepared. I'm looking to maybe buy some M50x's or something. I honestly get in here, start reading and end up overwhelmed. Sorry if it seems I'm piggybacking your thread, but it started as a question and has ended up here ha. So any suggestions for entry level headphones?
u/MoAllan · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Just any that are under $200 combined with a mod mic. I dont really understand much about headphones. For example i have found these first headset and the second one Dont really know whats different besides bluetooth and ive also seen audio technica for example this headset and second audio technica Sorry if this comment was a nightmare

u/El_Impresionante · 1 pointr/india

Noooo! It's always around 9.5k.

Lightning deals come up for around 9.8k. During sales, it goes down even more and you'll have 10% discount/cashback on cards.

u/ayct1008 · 1 pointr/headphones

ATH M50X is on sale for $111 on amaxon along with a few other Audio technica headphones today.

u/Ursus92 · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

I love this comment of yours. Instantly silences beats fans.

If you ever decide to get rid of the beats, but you'd rather not spend too much on the new one: Try the Audio Technica ATH-m50x. Well build, sound like 600.- and won't ever break.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor -

u/lincolnsgold · 1 pointr/AskGames

Ah, that's different then. I'm very happy with my ATH-M50x's, but I'm also more focused on overall audio, since I'm listening to music all the time.

I can tell you the AD-700x is often recommended for gaming, as it's comfortable and has a good soundstage for gaming purposes. I have no personal experience with it though.