#6 in Audio headphones
Use arrows to jump to the previous/next product

Reddit mentions of Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphones (old model)

Sentiment score: 131
Reddit mentions: 250

We found 250 Reddit mentions of Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphones (old model). Here are the top ones.

Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphones (old model)
Buying options
View on Amazon.com
  • Dynamic, closed ear headphones with up to 32 dB attenuation of outside sound
  • Lightweight and comfortable, ergonomic design, Cord Length 3.3 9.8 feet Coiled
  • Extended frequency response and warm, natural sound reproduction
  • Around the ear design with padded earcups
  • Earpads, headband padding, and audio cord are easily replaceable, ensuring long life
  • Connectivity technology : Wired
  • Dynamic, closed ear headphones with up to 32 dB attenuation of outside sound
  • Lightweight and comfortable, ergonomic design
  • Extended frequency response and warm, natural sound reproduction
  • Collapsible earpieces for compact transport
  • Earpads, headband padding, and audio cord are easily replaceable, ensuring long life
Height8 Inches
Length7 Inches
Number of items1
Weight1 Pounds
Width4 Inches

idea-bulb Interested in what Redditors like? Check out our Shuffle feature

Shuffle: random products popular on Reddit

Found 250 comments on Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphones (old model):

u/WhereDoWeGoWhenWeDie · 38 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Seriously though, can people start helping him instead of discussing why he shouldn't give a fuck? He asked a question, if you don't have an answer, give it a break.

These should be great some of the best for the price, and doesn't seem to use leather:


u/auraliegh · 28 pointsr/dadjokes

Sennheiser has some really good pieces. Even their higher end isn't too horribly expensive. Amazon sells most of their headphones. These are the ones I have and I love that every piece of padding and the cord are completely and easily replaceable.

u/ISlangKnowledge · 27 pointsr/Music

I have Sennheiser HD 280's myself and they're also a solid headset that's a pretty good bang for your buck. I got mine for $60 through a family member that works at Best Buy but you can find them for around $80 and are a great headset if you can't afford the $120 (give or take) that the HD 555's cost.

u/FrankYouPrease · 25 pointsr/makinghiphop

Making beats in any public space quiet enough to do so (i.e. a library) would probably make you some kind of asshole for doing so in that space if you use a keyboard or drum pads, or anything else that makes rhythmic noise that other people would have to unwillingly listen to.

Why do you want to do this anyway? I can't imagine how it would make the process better. Are you hoping someone important approaches you with a record deal like some kind of 80's feelgood movie, and your life is made from then on because you become super rich and famous on the spot just for having the courage to make music in public?

I'm just giving you shit. If you ignore everything I've said so far, you should at least check these headphones out, I've had mine since 2011 and they're still great for tuning out the outside world.

u/calvin521 · 18 pointsr/AskReddit

People, don't buy Bose. The pair you talk about is 299. For that you get mediocre audio quality too. These will do the job at half the price with better playback quality too.

u/my_weird_me · 18 pointsr/sysadmin

Closed headphones. I've used these for many years: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1406040308&sr=8-6&keywords=sennheiser

They sound great and isolate a fair amount. You can play white noise on them if you don't want music.

Other than that: explain your problem and try to get an office / closed cubicle for "touchdown" (not your proper place of work but somewhere to sit when you need some extra concentration).

u/CedarMadness · 16 pointsr/Music

For around $100 you should be able to get some HD555s and perform this mod to turn them into 595s

Or if you have loud and annoying roommates, you could get some 280 Pros

u/inspectorG4dget · 13 pointsr/GradSchool
  • Bike: commuting made easy, exercise
  • Over the ear headphones (US$100): [Sennheiser HD 280 pro][sennheiser]
  • [Mendeley]: Organize papers and notetaking, with cloud support. Free and cross platform
  • [yEd]: draw publication-grade diagrams in ludicrously short amounts of time. Export to various formats. Free and cross platform
  • [LyX]: LaTeX editor for writing papers everything
  • Coffee maker at my desk
  • Some snacks at my desk
  • Set of disposable forks in my drawer for when I need them
  • An overnight kit (soap, etc, clothes, towel) to shower at the gym if I pull an allnighter
  • A good backpack that holds everything. It also has hip straps (better for my back)
  • Podcasts to listen to, when walk/bus to/from school
  • Automated data backup solutions (I use gDrive, Dropbox, time machine for data backups, and Amazon Prime cloud storage for photo backups)
  • xkcd and other webcomics for relief
  • Netflix and Spotify for entertainment
  • Rice cooker and food processor (reduces chopping time by 90%)
  • Friend with a Costco membership (buy meat in bulk and stick it in a freezer)
  • A comfortable keyboard (it's made all the difference to my wrists and forearms)
  • A tiny pharmacy (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, pseudoephedrine, vitamin C,D)
  • Spare socks in my backpack
  • A full set of must-have applications for my computer/phone/tablet to make automate the tech side of work
  • A calendar app that works for you (I just use Google Calendar)
  • [Alarmy] (free version): phone alarm clock that you can set up to turn off only when you take a picture of a specific thing (mine's set to my shower head in my washroom)
  • Plants at home: ambience and smell (basil, lemongrass, lavender)
  • Tiny screwdriver kit in my backpack: for when I need to open up a computer or hard drive
  • Automated billing to my visa and web banking
  • Gym clothes under my desk for the school gym
  • Fitness ball to sit on (the first month is a little rough, until you build up your back muscles). Once you get used to it, it's very comfortable, good for your core/posture/back; and you can bounce on it at work
  • a stash of scrap paper on my desk to write immediate to-do's on
  • [Asana]: task tracking
  • Google Keep: list making

    [sennheiser]: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065BPB/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    [mendeley]: http://www.mendeley.com/
    [yEd]: https://www.yworks.com/products/yed
    [LyX]: http://lyx.org/
    [Alarmy]: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=droom.sleepIfUCan
    [Asana]: https://app.asana.com/
u/aasteveo · 12 pointsr/headphones

Thanks for all the replies!! My OCD took over, and I compiled a list of every single pair mentioned by someone who uses them to sleep in. In this thread and the one I posted on r/AudioEngineering Check 'em out.

Acoustic Sheep SleepPhones - $40 for standard, $100 for wireless.

Pillow Sonic Pillow Speaker - $15

BedPhones - $54

Koss SparkPlug - $16

Senn HD280 - $100

PSC Softies Headphone Cover - $18

Beyer 770 - $230

Beyer 990 - $265

Bose QC15 - $270

Bose QC20 - $300

Shure SE215-K - $97

Shure SE315-K - $200

Shure SE535 - $440

Aurisonics Rockets - $100ish

Vsonic GR07BE - $130

Klipsch S4 - $120

HIFI Man RE-400 - $100

RHA MA750 - $120

sony 7506 - $85

Philips SHE3590GY/28 - $10

Koss KSC75 - $15

Ear Hero - $150

Sensaphonics 2max - $850

u/s4g4n · 10 pointsr/Music

Sennheisser HD 280 pro

best bang for the buck, noise canceling too which is great for flying.

u/FreelanceSocialist · 10 pointsr/headphones

Okay. What I am going to recommend is two sets of headphones. One for nice, comfy, multi-hour home listening in front of the computer, and another set for when you're on the go. All of these sound good without any amplification.

Full-Size, Home Listening

  • Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - nice, mid-level offering. Wonderful, open sound and definitely the #1 most comfortable headphones I have ever owned. These are fairly large, this is what they look like on me. They are reasonably light, and the design is completely open. You will hear sounds around you and if someone is sitting next to you, they will hear some of your music (or all of it, if you have the volume cranked). The pads are fuzzy and comfortable. Highly recommended for electronic music, chamber pieces, acoustic guitar and piano... well, just about everything. (~$100)

  • Sennheiser HD-280 Pro - These are the heavyweight champions of the $50-$100 price range. Headfi (a major audiophile community) loves these things. So do I. Comfortable, with fantastic bass response and great isolation. Built like a tank - I DJ'd for quite awhile and my set is still going strong despite being dropped, stepped on, thrown in road cases, etc. The ear cups also rotate reasonably freely to allow them to fold "flat" and be tossed in a backpack. The pads on these are that pleather material which could cause a little bit of sweat, but nothing to really complain about. Excellent sound, overall, but particularly suited to drum n bass, dubstep, industrial, goa and other genres of trance and electronic dance music. My pair is actually in my lab at work, at the moment, so no photo of them, sorry! (~$90)

  • Audio Technica M50S - Foldable, easy to toss in a bag. These are what I moved to after using the 280 Pro's for several years. Very smooth sound with a pretty surprising bass range. Definitely out-performed the 280's in some pieces of music when it came to the low range. Again, smooth, balanced sound overall. Great isolation on par with the 280's. The soundstage isn't as good as the AD700's, since these are closed headphones, otherwise I'd totally recommend these, flat out. These beat the Monster Beats Studio, hands down, for a third of the price. <3 Bass (~$120)


  • Koss Portapro - These things are classics for a reason. Very, very highly recommended by a ton of people. Comfortable, portable, built well, and excellent sound for the price bracket they are in. Unique styling. Those temple pads you see keep the pressure from the earpieces from becoming fatiguing on your ears. I've forgotton that I was wearing them on several occasions and tried to put on my hat over them. If you're cool with the style, I really recommend these. (~$40)

  • Grado SR60i - I love Grados. They have a really classic look, they are very comfortable, and they have solid sound. More suited to articulate, dynamic music. Not a ton of bass. Would recommend these for home use as well, actually. If you want, you can step up to the SR80i, but I don't feel like you will hear too great a difference, out of an iPod or an onboard soundcard. (~$70-$100)

    Note: the Amazon links above are using my affiliate ID. What this means is that if you purchase a set through those links, Amazon gives me 4-6% of the purchase price as a commission. The price you pay is not affected in any way - that commission comes out of their end. You don't have to use those links, you can search Amazon for any of the models above. And by all means, you don't have to buy through Amazon.
u/kaptain_carbon · 9 pointsr/Metal

I have always enjoyed my Sennheiser pro headphone. I do not know the number off the top of my head...but they have always provided great range. Though plugging them into my computer makes a low humming noise.


u/Ante_eater · 8 pointsr/Calgary

This. Sennheiser are fucking gods of mid range audiophile quality. I've owned 3 products from them and still have all of them 3 years later in good working order. I bought these a few years back and still use them daily, well worth the extra $50.00 IMHO.

u/jaymz168 · 8 pointsr/Music

For home I have my Sennheiser HD-280 Pros which will eat your iPod battery. For travel I use a pair of Realistics (Radio Shack brand) that are rebranded Koss headphones for about half the price but I don't know if they still sell them.

u/Moimoi328 · 8 pointsr/Cartalk

A new car battery costs $100. A nice pair of Sennheisers costs $80. Stop watching movies in your car and solve the problem for real.

u/proxpi · 7 pointsr/audioengineering

I'm going to assume you're talking about electric guitar, and you want to record on to your computer.

We'll go with the simplest/cheapest way (Note, you won't want to run an electric guitar directly into a computer, it'll generally sound like crap)

First off, you'll need a microphone. The Shure SM57 is an industry standard for recording many things, from guitar cabs to snare drums, and more. It's only $100, too! There's a knockoff of that mic, for half the price, that's supposed to be just as good (some people even prefer the sound), the GLS-57. Both of these mics are "dynamic" mics, and either of these mics will work.

You'll need to get a mic stand to place the mic in the proper position on the amp, which is a separate lesson in and of itself.

Next, you need a way to get the mic signal into your computer. The quickest, cheapest, but least featured way to do so would be something like the Blue Icicle. You would plug it into your computer, plug an XLR cable into it, and plug the mic into that cable.

For software, the most basic, and free software is Audacity. It really is pretty basic, but you can plug your stuff in, hit record, and it'll record. If you want something more powerful, check out Reaper. It's really good, and pretty cheap (and has a more or less unlimited trial period if you're that kind of person). It is somewhat complex though, and it'll take a decent amount of time to get comfortable with. If you have a Mac, Garage Band is just peachy.

inally, the last important part is hearing what you're recording. At the low-end, you're probably better off with headphones. I recommend either the Sennheiser HD280s or the less expensive Sony MDR-V6s (mostly identical to their professional MDR-7506s). If you want to get some actual monitors, check out the Behringer MS16s.

Unsurprisingly, you can spend a hell of a lot more money on any of these things. Feel free to ask any questions!

Bonus advice! If you want to record an acoustic guitar, instead of the SM57, you'd want to get a small diaphragm condenser (SDC) mic, like the MXL 603S.

u/FenrirUlf · 7 pointsr/Music

Depends on the use to be honest with you.

Crystal clear quality with a very flat response? (Very suitable for audiophiles who do studio work and/or don't need an overwhelming bass response) : Sennheiser HD280s

Great quality for over the ear headphones and that have amazing bass response (Perfectly suitable for casual listeners that like a bass heavy response but still has a great amount of clarity) : SOL Republic Tracks

Need something for athletic activities that stay in the ear very well? I use these for just about anything from running, biking, weight lifting, or just walking to class : Bose IE-2

u/DownvoteBrigade80 · 7 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Wait, what? Those are $160?

You could get these for $100. Oh, but who would want to use something that needs the ancient 3.5mm jack?

u/bmetz16 · 7 pointsr/audiophile

Noise canceling won't do shit for a person's voice. Those are meant for background noise. You want a closed back noise isolating headphones. Sennheiser hd 280 pros. $83, great sound and you have to yell in my ear to get my attention when I'm playing music.

u/TheShvarts · 6 pointsr/gadgets

These, every time.

I'm a DJ so I know sound quality and I'm also a basshead. They don't get any better than the HD280's for bang for your buck and sound quality!

u/Soundsgoodman · 6 pointsr/GameAudio

Hey. I can offer some advice as far headphones go. I have had a lot of experience with the Sennheiser HD 280 pros (http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB) . They are recommended for the course I am taking and I personally love them. For under a $100 you can get something that blows Beats out of the water, and will definitely be a step up from skullcandys. I've done a lot of mixing with them and they performed very well when I was doing 5.1.
Feel free to PM if you got any questions.
Have a great day.

u/idmb · 6 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Sennheiser HD 280s. Exactly your price range, and as good as some double that price for sure.

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/gifs

Sennheiser© headphones produce a clean, crisp sound especially with Sennheiser HD-280 PRO

u/ZombieFeedback · 5 pointsr/Filmmakers

As a long-time audio tinkerer who just got into video the past few years, seeing someone giving solid advice about audio makes me happy. I'd like to add two recommendations of my own:

There's no sale on it right now, but for $100, I'd personally put my money onto the Audio Technica AT2020. It has a very nice, neutral frequency response that doesn't get too extreme anywhere, and I can verify from personal experience with its big brother the AT2035(Basically the same mic, same diaphragm, same polar pattern, etc., etc., but with a few options that are useful for recording music, not as much for recording audio for video), that it's a great little mic for spoken voice. Even used it outside on a windy day with a lawnmower going in the background during an interview, and neither one gave it much trouble.

If you're willing to spend a little more money on your headphones, I can't recommend a set of Sennheiser HD280 Pros strongly enough. Very responsive and articulate for the price, very even, neutral EQ to let you figure out how to get the best sound from your audio track, great sound isolation to keep outside noise from bleeding in, comfy, breathing, don't squish your ears, durable and reliable as hell, I've used mine on professional recording sessions and mixes to great effect. They're a little more expensive than a lot of people will probably want to spend, but they're well worth a hundred bucks.

Also, please please please learn how EQs and compressors work. They can look intimidating when you're unfamiliar with them, but they're really simple tools at their core, and those two alone give you amazing control to manipulate your audio tracks, as well as clean up and save a less-than-stellar recording. If you can, also learn about how to use reverb, matching your voiceovers and audio tracks to the room they're supposed to be in can give them a really nice touch.

u/M4D5-Music · 5 pointsr/FL_Studio

I would recommend a pair of Sennheiser HD 280s, I've had my pair for ~7 years, and am still very satisfied with the quality. They are typically around $100 on Amazon

u/Bottomonium · 4 pointsr/ZeosReviews

Hi Zeos,

Which combination would you recommend?


u/djdementia · 4 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Beginners kits get asked often here. Here is what I wrote up a few weeks ago for beginners kits:

A beginners kit on a tight budget ~$180:

u/mdmdma · 4 pointsr/vinyl

I have had these for 5 years without a single problem: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

edit: I should say there is a tear in the material that covers the padding that surrounds the ear, but it doesn't bother me or hinder the use in any way

u/lovesouljah · 4 pointsr/headphones

Maybe you should also consider the Sennheiser HD-280. Build quality is even more tank-ish than the M50s, excellent tight bass response meant for rock and in-game explosions. Coiled cord is fantastic and stretchy. Love them. http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

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/imuya · 4 pointsr/GirlGamers

I responded to a similar thread on girlgamers here;


>My advice is to not buy a headset, and instead get a nice pair of headphones and a clipon mic. The majority of "gaming headsets" provide vastly inferior audio quality, are USB, and are really overpriced for what you get. see: Astro's.

>My suggestion is watch this video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1rXcJuEsy0

>To get a decent understanding of how headphones work, and what a lot of the general terminology means (Amp/DAC/Ohms/SNR/Digital and Analog signals/etc).

>Then proceed to;


>And they'll probably tell you the exact same thing. A good pair of headphones combined with a clip-on-mic will not only provide the best audio experience for your money, but also the best audio experience period.


>This is a good price-range guide for headphones as well.

>in general;

>5.1 and 7.1 are a gimmick, virtual 5.1 and 7.1 dont do anything but allow 5.1 and 7.1 audio channel audio to be played as 5.1 and 7.1 audio channels.

>Generally in gaming, virtual 5.1 and 7.1 can actually muddy up directional sound and make your audio experience significantly worse if the game isnt optimized for that exact audio spartialization.

>You dont want USB if you're going to be using an Amp/DAC or a Soundcard, because it wont actually use your amp/dac or soundcard.

>Popular recommendations are like;

>Audio Technica ATH-M50

>Audio Technica ATH-AD700

>Audio Technica ATH-AD700x

>Sennheiser HD-280 Pro

>Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro

and then a clip-on microphone like this one;

>Zalman ZM Mic1

But the tl;dr is, buy a good pair of headphones and a clip on mic. They will sound better, last longer, and potentially be significantly cheaper.

Also, check out Massdrop for good deals on Headphones and Amp/DAC's.

u/reverendnathan · 4 pointsr/videos

Here's a graph and here's an amazon link for all the phones:





Show me the spectral range of a 30$ headphone that compares. You can't. I own Sennheiser PX-50's and they don't compare to any of those. But yes, you are overpaying for Sennheiser. Now stop trolling, because you cannot top empirical evidence.

u/Corsaer · 4 pointsr/Metal

Thanks for the recommendation!

Right now I'm deciding between Sennheiser HD-280 and the Grado Prestige SR-60i.

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/I_Smell_Panties · 4 pointsr/Metal

I'm not much of an audiophile, and I'm pretty poor, so I can show you the lower end of the spectrum!

These are what I use: Sennheiser HD-280 Pros. Comfortable, good range, and durable. Also, Sennheiser has great customer service/warranties.

u/masterofstuff124 · 3 pointsr/buildapc

HD280 Pro's

I make a lot of music but they are great for gaming; and just overall amazing headphones.

u/SithisTheDreadFather · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you intend to use these as a monitor for a person near a mic, you should not buy them. If you are mixing or monitoring at the console, you're probably fine.

I'm a video editor I use these (and the Q701) at work. I used to do basic mixing with them, but now I hand off my tracks to a dedicated sound department. I use them in an open office, and while I can tolerate a low level of noise, it gets unbearable if people get too loud. The sound is pretty neutral and they're extremely comfortable (the K7XX much more so than the Q701).

These are open headphones that are popular for studio use. These are closed headphones that are popular as well. Our sound department uses these when they're not using speakers (and our voice booth uses them as well).

At the end of the day you should get a pair of speakers, but barring that, neutral headphones that are comfortable to wear.

u/toofishes · 3 pointsr/programming

It's less about what is playing (I usually go with the Linux Last.fm client) and more about getting the big ass pair of headphones. That alone solves the noise AND the interruption problem- people are a lot less likely to tap you on the shoulder if you have something more than earbuds.

Highly recommended, even in an office setting:

u/celticsfan747 · 3 pointsr/radiohead

For great audiophile quality headphones for cheap, I love my Sennheiser HD280s
great for Radiohead with all the layers, especially on KOL and In Rainbows

u/sequentialsilence · 3 pointsr/AskReddit




Those are around $100

$40 RH3C

$40 ATH-M20

$60 SR850

I own the HD280's and the M40 I prefer the HD280 to the M40 and I've used the RH3C and for the price they're really good, the SR850 I've heard good things about it, but unfortunately have yet to use it.

u/onebluefish · 3 pointsr/tinnitus

Yeah, absolutely factor in T when shopping for headphones, but I wouldn't say don't buy headphones, rather be smart about it.

The big issue with headphones is making sure you don't damage your hearing while using them. The most common way this happens is through people using headphones in already loud environments, so they need to crank up the volume in order to hear over the ambient noise.

To prevent that, find passive (active noise cancelling is another debate) noise cancelling headphones that will dampen the noise around you, so you aren't competing with those other sound levels. In this way, you will find an audible listening range at a much lower volume level. It's simple stuff, but people like to blow it out of proportion. The fact of the matter is there is almost negligible mechanical different of a sound wave hitting your ear drum whether the sound was created 10 cm away from your ear or 10 feet, if they both hit your ears at X decibels, they will both produce the same energy transfer on your ears and cause the same amount of "damage".

My recommendation:


At their best, they cut 32 db of ambient sound, giving you that much more room to listen to your music safely! (Note: I'm not sure what how much of each frequency they dampen. The idea is still there though, use good judgement.)

u/Dagga_Ninety5 · 3 pointsr/edmproduction

These sennheisers are the best headphones in their price range by far and are near the center of your price range at 100 bucks http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB . Do not get beats by dre or audio technica not worth the money.

u/bilarion · 3 pointsr/piano

I had the same question not long ago, and I settled on the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro.

It's one the most popular headphones for musicians and studio use, and they cost 100$, which is pretty cheap. Check them out.

EDIT: This article may help you narrow down your choices too.

u/Chabbies · 3 pointsr/headphones

I'm not Canadian but since I'm bored I found these

Sennheiser HD 380

Sennheiser HD 280

Shure SE215 (Just bough a pair of the clear ones not 2 hours ago :D)

Those are all the ones I could find without posting ones that have already been posted in their own thread by other users. Hope it was helpful anyways

u/sillyblanco · 3 pointsr/nottheonion

I have a couple of recommendations, both right around $100.

These are in-ear, and they kick ass: Klipsch R6i

For over the ear, these Sennheiser's are fantastic: Sennheiser HD-280 PRO

u/SugaRush · 3 pointsr/starcraft

Dont get bose, they are a waist of money. If you want closed back headphones I would recommend the Sennheiser 280s Very good set of headphones that dont leak much. Also the Grado Sr-80i that Eziril list below are very good but leak a lot of sound because they are open.
I have owned a pair of the Carcharias since they came out and have yet to have a problem with them. Personally I use the Sennheiser HD 380 pros and a webcam mic. If your using skype make sure you get close back headphones or your friends will never stop bitching about being able to hear everything your doing.

u/cyancynic · 3 pointsr/Guitar

I love my Sennheiser HD 280's. They're quiet, they're super comfortable (I've worn them over 8 hours straight without clamp-head pain or fatigue), they're reasonably priced, and they live forever.


u/hi2u · 3 pointsr/trance

I use Sennheiser HD 280 pro.

why I like them:

  • Sound isolation. They sort of clamp onto your head, blocking out the world, which helps a lot because you should be mixing in your headphones.

  • Frequency response is flat. So you can tell the difference between a pounding track and a super compressed really loud track. Cheaper headphones like to reproduce the bass too loudly, which is really frustrating when you need to know exactly how your track is going to sound when you drop it.

  • Portable; they fold up, and fold flat (good for fitting into a messenger bag, or a backpack).

  • The cord is really really long

  • Durable, especially if you take good care of them. I've had mine for almost 2 years and they still work great.

  • Cheap! so if you do lose them or break them you can just buy another pair. or you can throw them into the club if people love you (also comes with 1/4 and 1/8 plugs so you don't have to buy an adapter)
u/yolorelli · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

I've always use the Sennheiser HD-280 Pro's. They are relatively inexpensive and pretty flat sounding.

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/garlandobloom · 3 pointsr/oculus

Currently I'm just planning on sticking with the rig I built last year, which was partially built as a Rift machine. I suppose if money was no object I'd upgrade the GPU from a 7950 to whatever is out when CV1 drops. :)

More likely though, I will pick up some good headphones. (Sennheiser HD-280 PROs currently on my radar: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000065BPB/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_awdm_hq5ntb1YVWGY9 )

So nothing crazy planned. I'm on a wait and see approach when it comes to input. Will live with a Dual Shock 4 if I have to.

u/pat_trick · 3 pointsr/NewToTF2

This one.

...seriously, you can do just fine with a basic mic and headphones.

u/zowki · 3 pointsr/audiophile

Bad decision. You could buy much better headphones for around $130 (Amazon price for NC60). Consider the Sennheiser HD280 Pro or Audio-Technica M50. The Sony MDR-NC60 is noise cancelling which has worse sound quality than noise isolating headphones I recommended to you.

If you dont care about isolating noise or sound leakage then go for open headphones such as the Grado SR-80i.

u/pwndepot · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I'm in my 20s. I like the headphone idea. Someone suggested Sennheisers and I totally second that motion. I went with a more expensive model (http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323964715&sr=1-3) and I LOVE them. If he's into music and gaming, these are a godsend.

Not sure exactly your son's living situation, but I live on my own and I tend to err on the side of lazy. Because of this, I'm almost always running low on basic bathroom supplies. New toothbrushes, new razors, shampoo, soap, extra bath towels, those kinds of things. Heck, when I first moved out, I went without a shower mat for almost a year. And ceramic tiles are freaking cold.

As I hit my 20's I discovered coffee and all it's amazing wonder. If your son did too, he may like getting a legitimate coffee making kit. I'm talking a decent french press, a ceramic burr grinder, and a kettle (I just use a pot for now, so I don't have any specific suggestions yet). If you really wanna get fancy and you have the money, you could even get him an electric kettle so he has complete temperature control. And if you're ordering that stuff on amazon, I would get a bag of some well reviewed whole beans. I like the Kicking Horse roasting company, but that's just me.

I also wanted to take a moment and suggest basic kitchen supplies. Like the bathroom supplies, these things tend to go unstocked or simply ignored in my house. Things like a good frying pan or a nice sized pot for making pasta. A brita filter with a few extra cartridges. Extra dish soap. Extra sponges. Even kitchen towels for drying hands/dishes (I currently use an old shirt :/ ). I also would suggest things that make cheap food taste better. I'm talking a pepper mill, some garlic salt, onion salt, basic herbs, and a good hot sauce. My brother was always partial to Chulula, but I tend to just go with whatever Trader Joe's has.

Hope this helps!

u/w00t_b00ts · 3 pointsr/DotA2

The Sennheiser HD280 Pro's are probably the best "budget" headphones I've ever owned. Definitely worth considering.

u/autunno · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I recently purchased one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324399316&sr=8-2

The sound quality is very good, although it might sound vanilla to some people as it's a very honest sound; the only downside I could think of is that people often say that the plastic headband is not extremely durable. But even this issue doesn't seem to be that big of a deal, considering they replace it for you if it comes to it: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2S1BBXGE1IX31/ref=cm_cr_pr_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000065BPB&nodeID=&tag=&linkCode=#wasThisHelpful

It's really worth for its price, IMHO.

u/snarkfish · 3 pointsr/gadgets

see that link clark-kent posted

i own the following open:sennheiser hd 518 and closed: sennheiser hd 280 pro and can recommend both

both are circumaural (earcups surround the ear and rests on the skull) and very comfortable and sound great

i don't own these, but this is a great pair of headphones (near legendary) for an awesome price audio technica ath-m50

u/zxlkho · 3 pointsr/audiophile

Stay far far away from skullcandy. I haven't heard those Sonys, but I would recommend the Sennheiser HD280. They're just a little more than 70 bucks, but they sound great.


u/shadow31310 · 3 pointsr/oculus

Oh my lord, i gave you the wrong model number! D;

It was the HD280's that i have!

Try these

u/fr0stie · 3 pointsr/Beatmatch

Honestly, I wouldn't buy either of those. I don't know what your particular monetary situation is, but I made the mistake of buying a cheaper set of cans when I set out to DJ which broke in less than 5 months going to gigs once or twice a month. I then bought a pair of ATH-M50's and haven't looked back. I strongly suggest that you save up to buy a pair of these as there is a good reason that they're touted as one of the best value entry-level DJ headphones. The fact is, if you pay less, you're likely gonna end up with another pair that will break, and even if they don't break, most of the headphones in the <$60 range will not offer isolation good enough for anything but really small gigs. To be fair though, I recently played a show with my ATH-M50s where, even blasting them full volume, I had to strain to hear them over the speakers we were using. Regardless, the sound quality is impeccable for that price and they're pretty durable. That said, if you absolutely cannot put up the money for them, I can give you a few other options:

These are supposedly pretty good and only a little out of your price range. They're the better version of your MDR-v55s, and while I haven't used them myself, I've personally seen several really good DJ's use them on pretty big sound systems to great effect.

You might also try these Sennheisers which are still a little out of your range but evidently not too bad.

I definitely would not buy either the Pioneer HDJ-500 or HDJ-1000 which are both notorious for breaking.

Ultimately, you get what you pay for. If you're just a bedroom DJ, you can probably get away with either of the choices you've listed, but if you plan on ever doing anything outside of your bedroom, you're going to eventually NEED a better set of headphones. If I could go back in time with the knowledge that I have now, I would definitely pony up the extra cash for the ATH-M50's (you might even look into getting a used pair if you have to) as they really do sound leagues better than the $100 headphones I had before them and are far more comfortable and durable.

u/DestituteTeholBeddic · 3 pointsr/audiobooks

For my commute I use these https://www.amazon.ca/Bluetooth-Headphones-Wireless--Leather-Cushioned-Rechargeable/dp/B018LZUJXI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1469043864&sr=8-3&keywords=mixcder+headphones

At home I use this before bed, or I am doing stuff around my room

If at my computer doing something repetitive or playing some videogame and don't have to pay attention to sound I have these

If my Bluetooth headphone run out of battery, or its raining outside (bad weather) I have back ups

From best to worst in sound Quality


Mixcder Bluetooth Headphones tied with

MagicBox II

Sennheiser-MK-II-Precision-Enhanced (basically tied as well - less bass though)

u/blarrick · 2 pointsr/headphones
  • Budget - $400 total (including amp/dac)
  • Source - Computer, using stock motherboard sound. I intend to use part of my budget for an amp/dac though.
  • Requirements for Isolation - None
  • Will you be using these Headphones in Public? No, strictly at home
  • Preferred Type of Headphone - Full sized, closed-back
  • Preferred tonal balance - I want a basshead headphone with clear or even pronounced mids, and preferably rolled off highs. I find treble very fatiguing, HD 598s are my current headphone and I like the level that the highs are at.
  • Past headphones - First headphones were the HD280s. Got rid of those and now I own the 598s. I love them, they have a great balance and the bass even kicks harder than the closed-back 280s, but I want a real basshead headphone now.
  • Preferred Music - Electric of all kinds. Electric rock (Celldweller, EDEN), D&B (Pendulum), generic EDM (Chainsmokers, Kaskade) and occasionally rock/metal variants (Evans Blue, Iron Maiden, 10 years, Disturbed, Fight or Flight).
  • What would you like to improve on from your set-up - The 598s have the exact sound I'm looking for, so I'd prefer something with that tonal balance, but in a closed-back, basshead version. Thanks!
u/MCMixing · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

Im not familiar with the exact model you mention, but I'm the biggest advocate of the HD280 Pro's that you'll ever meet. I got my pair like 7 years for that exact same price, so I wouldn't suggest holding your breath too hard for a sale but they're the best headphones you'll ever have.

u/thebesticando · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

I used to play pc fps games professionally and I wore these at events. I got to try plenty of "Noise cancellation headphones" from Bose and other companies, but these ones were the best you could get. These were still better than the noise cancellation headphones that took batteries and had it's own device for removing sound. They make a plane ride 100x better too. the only downside is the cord is a bit heavy and thick.

u/ThePowerglove · 2 pointsr/MetalMemes

Investing in a decent 2.1 system was the best thing I've ever done. $140 for a set of Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 and $100 for Sennheiser HD-280 Pro headphones. It will change the way you listen to music.

u/DudeMG · 2 pointsr/hiphopheads

For studio stuff, or just quality listening (in your house or something) I love the Sennheiser HD280 pro's. Also, I hate to say it, but beats sound great.

u/jpellizzi · 2 pointsr/VideoEditing

Just putting in my 2 cents. Sennhesier HD-280's are great over ear headphones with decent noise isolation.


They're reasonably priced and sound great. I'm an audio engineer and I use these whenever I have to mix a project at home on my laptop or while traveling.

As for recorders, the Zoom H4n is nice but the Sound Devices stuff is real quality if you can afford it.

u/typewryter · 2 pointsr/askwomenadvice

I travel frequently for work. Here are the little things I've bought myself that make my experience more enjoyable:

  1. Cashmere pashmina scarf. keeps you warm on flights, and feels super-luxurious

  2. Noise-cancelling headphones (I have these)

  3. Kindle, as someone said above. Great!

  4. There are of course a lot of decent bags to be had for the $100 pricepoint, but those are something personal enough it may be hard to buy for someone else.

  5. Matching cosmetic bag/pouches. I got a set of pouches similar to this, and a matching cosmetic case. The cosmetic case holds my toiletries, the smallest pouch holds my makeup necessities, and I use the larger two to organize my other stuff. For example, I put everything I will probably need mid-flight in the pouch, and then I can just stuff that in the seatback pocket and avoid bothering my seatmates by digging out my bag from under the seat.
u/Unstizzy · 2 pointsr/JoeRogan

People have already answered your question but as a side note the headphones they are wearing are Sennheiser 280 pro's and they're hands down some the best headphones I have ever owned. I still have them but I jumped to Sennheiser HD 598 when I saw them on sale for $100 during Black Friday.

EDIT: Entered a link to the headphones mentioned.

u/SayAnythingRyan · 2 pointsr/headphones

these meet your budget.

Sennheiser is a well known and well regarded company in the headphone industry. They have a coiled cable which is nice, they are also lightweight.

u/3ricG · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Personally, I would recommend Sennheiser HD-280 PRO Headphones with a clip on mic. I don't have any gaming headsets, but the benefit to buying this is that you wouldn't have to always use it for gaming. These are some of the best headphones I've used (for the price), and are very comfortable.

Other subreddits that might be able to give you advice:






u/SteveJobsiDead · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Sennheiser 280 Pro for $96. I was looking at this pair myself last year but went with the Sennheiser 555 (a bit more pricey now).

u/trnelson · 2 pointsr/Music

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

I don't own them, but I am planning on getting them soon. Under $100, and excellent reviews.

EDIT: Link http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289963565&sr=8-1

u/Carthoris · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Honestly I can't use open construction headphones while gaming because my gaming environment is too loud. if you don't game in a very quiet room Sennheiser HD 280s would be my suggestion for a closed construction headphone at the $100 price point.

u/MrEditor · 2 pointsr/GWABackstage

Why are there still fake-real knobs and such? Because.....

There was a long time where analog was it. It's all there was. 4, 8, 12, 16 track analog recorders. Behemoths of recording consoles. If GWA existed somehow in that day, we would all own little 2-track recorders, a small mic pre-amp unit, and a microphone. And you'd maybe have an analog EQ and compressor, big physical units that looked like this.

So when everything went digital, a decision was made. To preserve brand identity and user familiarity, they copied the physical unit into a digital VST application. Compare This real world Shadow Hills Compressor unit with The Shadow Hills Compressor Plug-in.

There isn't any reason beyond that. There is reasons to choose analog or digital, but not to have a UI reminiscent of analog units.

As far as heaphones go, I'll take you through what I own, and what I use most.

Sennheiser HD 650

Sennheiser HD6 MIX

These were gifts through a brief endorsement deal I had, and I run these through this headphone amplifier

For higer-end earbuds, I use Sennheiser IE 60's and Sennheiser IE 80's. These I primarily use for simple editing on the go, giving to performers to use on stage or using myself on stage, or for women tracking vocals or instruments who don't want to mess up their hair with big over-the-head headphones.

But, my most used setup, what has become my dream setup, and the one that I will always reach for first, is far from the priciest.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, run out of the computer through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

This is my favorite setup. The 280 Pro's are $100, the Scarlett is around $150. The headphones are crystal clear, have tight response all through the spectrum, are rugged enough to get chucked the fuck around, are comfy, and come with a great quality screw-on adapter so they able to be used into a 1/4" connection or a standard 1/8" headphone jack. Their impedance means they don't need an amp and can be used as normal headphones. They sound JUST as good as pairs ten times their price, and they have a certain special something to their super-low end and high-mids that I haven't found. Go get these today. Trust me.

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 isn't used as an amplifier in this case, since the 280's don't need it. It serves as a USB feed out, with a nice little volume knob. USB out will always trump 1/8" headphone jack out audio. Plus, the 2 inputs are nice to have. I own two of these units, and one always travels with my laptop for an easy, portable solution for HQ audio monitoring, easy L-R in recording from a sound board, or easy audio out from my laptop.

Together, these things have a certain magic, and I don't have to break my bank or handle them like china dolls. They're both rugged and sound AMAZING.

EDIT: I forgot my in-ear molded earphones. I own a pair of Alclair Reference IEM's. They are a great price, sound incredible for stage or studio, and I got mine with wood backs and DAMN are they sexy.

u/NewMonix · 2 pointsr/classicalmusic

For under $100 (usually around 80-90, I think) the Sennheiser HD 280 is a great set of headphones. They're pretty big, but this helps block out unwanted noises. I've had mine for a couple years and I still love them. A friend of mine also got a pair and he, too, thinks they're awesome.

u/timdev · 2 pointsr/Music

I also like sennheiser.

I have a pair of HD 280 pros that I like a lot. A bit pricey at around $80, but they sound great.

If you're looking to replace your iPod earbuds, I like these just fine.

u/fragilemachinery · 2 pointsr/Music

I love my Sony MDR-V6. They're reasonably priced, comfortable, durable, sound excellent, and provide a substantial amount of isolation. They're not terribly fashionable though, even for fullsize headphones, although if you happen to work in a radio station you'll blend right in. A similar alternative is the Sennheiser HD280 which are a little pricier, but nicer looking and marginally nicer sounding.

If you'd prefer earbuds to fullsize headphones i'd recommend something by like the Etymolic ER6. I have a pair for my ipod, and they sound great, and block noise even without music about as well as a good set of earplugs, but you do look a little silly getting them seated properly.

u/panicClark · 2 pointsr/italy

Se lavori in un openspace un buon paio di cuffie over-ear fanno parte dell'attrezzatura base per la sopravvivenza, dopo un po' non ne puoi fare a meno.

Consiglio: io mi sono sempre trovato da dio con le Sennheiser HD280.

u/4878- · 2 pointsr/hiphopheads

I've used Bose once before and the sound quality was great. I haven't had a quality set of headphones in a while. I was looking at the Beyerdynamics and these Sennheisers

u/ParadigmBlender · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I swear by Senheizer 280. They are great for both games and music and at 90-100 bucks very reasonable for quality headphones. They are pretty well known Brand/model.


u/Snywalker · 2 pointsr/facepalm

I do audio work on the side, and have used many different headphones in the pursuit of the perfect pair. These Sennheisers hit the sweet spot in the Venn diagram of build quality, sound quality and bargain for the buck.


u/SecAdept · 2 pointsr/PSVR

Really, as long as you can use it wired too, it's mostly around you listening and EQ mix preferences. If you are picking earbuds, just go with whatever you like... there are not "fit" issues with the PSVR since they don't go over it...

For "cans", the main thing is to look for a headset that expands slightly bigger than your head, so that it will go over the PSVR bands comfortably, but most seem to work fine. Do pay attention to ear cup size, though... Your ears are relatively close the the PSVR's bands... if the ear cup is too large, it will press against the band rather than fully covering your ear...

Anyways, for a good 'ole, inexpensive but reliable pair of studio quality cans... these two always work well:



BTW... both are intended to give a flat, "real" sound profile that you can adjust to taste with an EQ... they aren't like the other brands that are purposely over bassy, or whatever... So if you prefer that heavy bass profile... pick something else appropriate.

u/CtrlAltDeleteDie · 2 pointsr/starcraft

Sennheiser HD-280. Do it. And you can get them a lot cheaper if you look!

u/wherestheanykey · 2 pointsr/westtoo

I have the Sennheiser HD280 Pros, which are the closed back, slightly less expensive equivalent to the HD555's.

Personally, I prefer closed phones for gaming, movies, and studio monitoring. Open phones like the HD555's are better for listening to music, as they'll add some warmth.

Though, the HD555's are a lot more comfortable.

Definitely go with the Zalman clip-on. Or, be ghetto like me and use a separate mono headset draped around your neck.

u/semi- · 2 pointsr/gaming

I don't use a headset. I use a pair of sennheiser HD280 pros and a Snowball Blue USB mic mounted to my desk with a clamp mount and a gooseneck.

Sounds good, works good,

u/gibson85 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Sennheiser HD280 Pro. Highly recommended if you're looking in the $100 price range.

u/fakeplasticcrow · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Hey, I use Seinheisser HD-280 Pros at work: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

They aren't noise canceling but they offer 32DB of sound reduction by clamping on your head and having closed ears. They truly are more of a reference monitor, but I like them with most forms of music. Had bose noise canceling before and I think these are more durable and effectively block out the sound just as well. I also think the sound quality is far superior in these puppies, but the soundstage is more flat because they are studio reference monitors. Cheers!

u/lordchewie · 2 pointsr/hometheater

Good luck finding any wireless worth listening to for under 100. Go wired, get a pair of HD 280s or similar. https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

I'm sure someone else will come along and say there's something better for the same price.

u/SaidTheShotgun · 2 pointsr/headphones

I would recommend Sennheiser HD-280. They are not noise canceling but they are closed and do fantastic job of blocking outside noise.

u/iTrolling · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

I recommend either Sennheiser HD 380 Pro or Sennheiser HD 280 Pro.

I like the 380's over the 280's and I have worn both extensively. On the 280's the main drawback is the tightness of band on the ears; after extended use is can hurt taking them off. The tightness does come with some benefit though; it almost creates a vacuum environment that block outsides sound from leaking in... almost noise cancelling. The 380's have a lighter grip and a lighter construction overall. They do not weigh down on my head as much nor grip as strong as the 280's. Of course, that means sound from the outside does leak in a bit, especially at low volumes, but little can be heard once the volume is turned up. I can wear the 380s for hours, and feel so comfortable I have barely feel them on.

You're probably going to need a microphone as well; I like to stick with the Zalman clip on. I attach it directly to the headphone cord and works great!

As a side note, both of these headphones will need to be burned in to really notice the quality. I work with the 380's for music production and music listening as well. They are really versatile headphones.

u/thedeadlyrhythm42 · 2 pointsr/drums

It would help to know a little more. What he will be using them for? How much are you looking to spend?

These Sennheiser HD 280's are one of the industry standards in studios all over. They have very good isolation, sound great, and are absolute tanks.

u/The_Shmef · 2 pointsr/Bass

Bigger drivers that have a better low frequency response. When I headphones practice, I use either in-ear (so the ear-plug/monitor type) or Sennheiser HD 598's [$150]. The in-ears don't need as much power and since they're so close to your ear drum you can pull a lot from such a low power, small driver. The Sennheiser's are a little on the flat, open side so your mileage may vary because you need something decent to power them. I know that it's isolated cousin, the Sennheiser HD280Pro [$99] is also a great tracking style headphone (isolated, clear, not super hyped and pretty comfortable for long sessions.) Can't speak for the B3 but most of the Zoom stuff I've seen at that pricepoint seems to be okay. They made a lot of cheap garbage back in the day, but some of their processors now are pretty cool.

u/DigitalDiatribes · 2 pointsr/Bass

I use a set of Sennheisers (HD280 Pro) for our headphone monitor system at our practice space. I play an upright too with these giant low end fundamentals and a lot of boominess, and those Sennheisers are the only headphones in the place that can take the signal without using a high pass filter.

u/PaperJesus · 2 pointsr/ReviewThis

I have been using these for the past couple of years and they are pretty amazing. My ears do get a bit sore after using them for an extended period of time (3+ hours) but that hasn't bothered me too much. I have been using new ear pads for about a year now (I ordered some last August) and they're still in pretty good condition). The thing about new ear pads is that they make the headphones feel brand new again. My pair was purchased by my dad almost twenty years ago and they're still in great condition. I have heard from my cousin who has purchased a few pairs of these is that the ones they produce now are inferior compared to the pair I own because they're made of plastic and not metal anymore. I have another cousin who bought these and they are just about equal sound-wise. She also says her ears don't get sore from them, but that they can get really hot after an extended period of time.

u/scrub96 · 2 pointsr/gaming

the sennheiser hd280pros are what i used in college for late night gaming. I still use them in the office to listen to music. The closed aspect of the headphones means nobody know what you are listening to.

u/the_wailing_walrus · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Sennheiser HD 280 pro has outstanding reviews, but is ~$75:


Often slightly cheaper (~$65), but with very good reviews is the Sony MDR-V6:


And last, but not least is the lower-priced Audio-Technica ATHM40FS for ~$55:


All good headphones, check em out.

u/mpfour · 2 pointsr/electrohouse

Shure SRH 440, Sennheiser HD-280 Pro, AKG K-240

All at or under $100. Keep in mind you can buy the best headphones in the world with the biggest bass but your ipod or laptop lack the ability to power them without a pocket or desktop amplifier. These three are all well suited for normal, non-studio use with ipods or laptops. Not to mention they look badass. Happy listening!

u/loopynewt · 2 pointsr/buildapc

At sub-$100, I'd go for the Sennheiser 280 Pro or Grado SR-60i. Above that range, I'd start looking at the Audio Technica M50s with dat 5/5 Amazon rating. I've owned both the Grados above and the M50s. I like them both a lot.

u/hallflukai · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Sennheiser HD-280 Pros. I do some music production and these things are killer, I've talked to plenty of people that do production professionally and swear by these babies, and they are also great for anything else (video games, general music listening). $100 well spent.

u/adamkavon · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have a great pair of studio headphones (HD 280s), plus a $4 mic. I used zip ties to attach the mic to the headphones.

Most of my guildmates say I sound more clear on my mic (using Mumble and Vent) than people using $100-$150 "gaming" headsets.

Plus, mine sound awesome for music.

u/bFusion · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

As a lot of people have mentioned, you don't need a lot of fancy gear. I would suggest a small midi keyboard and a decent pair of headphones. Those two things are the only thing I use every day. Once you get familiar with production and decide it's something to really invest your time/money in, then you can branch out with more gear.

After you decide to get more gear, I would suggest the Komplete 9 Bundle which will have pretty much everything you'll ever need forever.

Aside from the Syntorial you mentioned on learning sound design, I would look into doing Hooktheory's daily challenge for ear training. I highly suggest doing this every day until you can 100% the beginner one and do pretty good on intermediate. Learning how chords and intervals sound in relation to a melody is absolutely invaluable when composing quickly.

Additional learning can be found on Coursera for free. I highly recommend you take these courses when they are available.

Introduction to Music Production - Discusses the signal chain, how to work in a DAW, and the basics of synths and effects.

Developing your Musicianship - I am doing this one right now. It's basic music theory and ear training, very informative! It's super light on coursework and the videos aren't long so I recommend jumping in and catching up if you can.

Songwriting - This might not be in your wheelhouse, but it focuses on writing lyrics and creating a song holistically: making sure every part means something and reinforces the main thoughts of the song.

Fundamentals of Music Theory - I haven't taken this one yet, but it's coming up in a few weeks. I'm very excited about it.

Seriously, if you have any questions about anything I would be happy to help. I've been writing music for over 15 years now and I love teaching. Feel free to PM me with anything, whether it be related to gear, theory, composition, arrangement, finding creativity. It's always fun to help a newbie along :)

Best of luck!

u/chrawley · 2 pointsr/CFB

You don't want active noise-canceling headphones. Those are the kind where it plays white noise to counteract the background noise. That said, for ~$100 you can't go wrong with Sennheiser HD 280 Pros.

u/Nine_Cats · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

They're not very common. Can't easily find a frequency response curve, which isn't a good thing for monitors. Street price is about $115 ish.

Other options in the price range are the Sennheiser HD 280s which very likely have a more clear bass response curve.

You'll find a lot of people just recommending what they own. Which is okay, but it totally depends on what you're mixing. I would go for a better known set of headphones if I were you.

u/abw · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Sennheiser HD 380 PRO are excellent at $125 on Amazon, or the older model (slightly less excellent but still very good) is the Sennheiser HD280 PRO which Amazon is selling at $78.

They're both studio quality headphones which provide a flat response suitable for mixing (although I'm sure you know it's no substitute for mixing with decent monitors in a treated room). If you just want something to listen to your music and you're not too worried about an accurate frequency response then something cheaper will do fine.

Sennheiser and AKG are the two brands that I would personally recommend.

u/EinTheVariance · 2 pointsr/headphones

to my understanding, they refreshed it and gave it a bit of a new look. If you go here, you can see the listing for the old version along with the link to the new version:

u/terrapincaboose · 1 pointr/pics

For in ear? Grado labs makes decently priced in ears, for cans I'd say get a pair of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000065BPB sennheiser hd280, they're cheaaaaap and some of the best sounding for under 200! Seriously though, if you want good over ear phones you'll find that sennheiser has some of the best in every price range

u/valoss · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Without knowing your budget, and given the all-around function you are looking for, I am obligated to recommend the Sennheiser HD280 Pro cans. For less than $100 it is probably the best bang for your buck. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000065BPB

u/ZeosPantera · 1 pointr/audiophile

HD280's and an addon/clip-on microphone. You said headset so I assume you need a mic.

I have used my 280's with the shop vac running in the room and it gets completely blocked by even the most gentle sound through them.

u/livinlifeontheedge · 1 pointr/headphones

Honestly just wondering if it's worth buying Sennheiser HD 280s

Amazon has them on for $95, that's $195 off


u/hamcake · 1 pointr/gadgets

The Sennheiser HD-280 are an over-the-ear set for $85 that are a 'closed-back' design which limits outside noise.

The Klipsch S4 are $78 and are in-ear, and noise isolating.

You haven't really listed any of your constraints. Everyone wants headphones that sound great, are comfortable, and block noise. What's your budget?

u/the_monster_consumer · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm not at all familiar with open headphones at that price point, but for what you want them for closed back sounds like the way to go.

My first suggestion is the JayCar Pro Monitor. At only $50 it is good value and you probably couldn't do better, at least closed back, for the price.

If you can stretch your budget you are into Shure SRH440 and Sennheiser HD280 territory. Of these I would personally go for the Shure.

u/explosivo563 · 1 pointr/headphones

Remember those akg are open so they don't have isolation and will leak sound, which makes them not ideal for portables.

Maybe the sennheiser 280? Although i dont think the cable is removeable, which is a drag for portability.


Also the xpt100 if he doesn't need excessive bass


u/Vajazzlercise · 1 pointr/headphones

Hey guys, really noobish and simple question. Getting slightly nice (for me) headphones. Choosing between the Sennheiser 558 (recommended by the sidebar wiki) and the 280, which someone recommended.

They're both ~70 used on Amazon. I like the look of the velour on the 558s. I've read reviews/comparisons of both but honestly it's not giving me a whole lot, the reviews seem to disagree with each other. I like the closed aspect of the 280s, but I also like the 1/4" jack of the 558s (for plugging into my audio interface).

I assume they're pretty similar, right? Any advice about which I should go for?

u/m00nkeh · 1 pointr/headphones

Looking for advice on buying some closed-back (or even noise cancelling) headphones for my 70 year-old dad.

He recently had eye surgery, so I wanted to send him a care package. I'm buying him a parrot to go with his eyepatch and a large print book on African history, but I wanted something nice to finish off the present.

He's not a fussy man, so even if I could spend loads (I can't) he wouldn't really notice.

My priority is for them to be noise isolating so that a) he doesn't annoy everyone around him when he plays prayers at full volume on his ipad and b) he can put them on to block out his noisy grandkids. Also I'd like them to be uncomplicated (i.e. not too many removable cables etc) if it can be helped.

I have a budget of £50-£100. Preferably from Amazon UK, as I have a £50 voucher to use.

I was looking at the Sennheiser HD280pro but I'm unsure.

I also saw the Sennheiser HD201's but they might be TOO cheap?

Any suggestions?

u/eighor · 1 pointr/AskReddit

For in-ear, Thinksound is awesome. http://www.thinksound.com/index.php

For over-ear, Gizmodo (and most everywhere I've looked on the internet) says good money on these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065BPB/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Le Giz http://gizmodo.com/5856361/the-best-budget-headphones

Of course, always search around for prices. Amazon is usually solid, just never buy at MSRP from the brand themselves.

Also, a lot depends on musical taste. I enjoy clear mids and highs more than powerful bass, but the two above are just a damn fine deal in any consideration.

u/Beaversweg69 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Buy the Sennheiser HD280 Pro Headphones, and for 10 dollars more, you can get the bundle with a blue snowball Here is the amazon link

u/demiller · 1 pointr/autism

You might actually be reinforcing the barking by throwing treats to the dog. He's learning that if he barks, you're going to throw him a treat, so he barks until you do. I'm sure he's barking at other things, too, but I bet the treats aren't helping solve the long-term issue even if they do get him to quiet down for a short period.

Beyond that, I'd second the idea about noise canceling headphones. Those Kensingtons look nice; you might also consider these:


Sennheiser has a great reputation and while these are more expensive than the Kensington model (and use ambient noise reduction rather than active cancellation) they aren't nearly as expensive as Bose.

u/DarkDeliverance · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've been wanting a pair of these so badly!!!!! :D
Hello, Goodbye~

u/pradeep23 · 1 pointr/soccer

Do you mean over the ear headphones? I use Sennheiser for my games and music. For phone i prefer using ear phones at office and at home I sometimes connect my headphones.

Sennheiser has some good deals on Amazon every now and then.

u/helixeternal · 1 pointr/FL_Studio

Do you have any other music gear? If not, I'd recommend saving up a bit more and getting a nice pair of headphones or a good MIDI keyboard/controller.

My personal recommendations:

Sennheiser HD280 Pro

Novation Launchkey 49

u/jatjacob1 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Sony MDRV6 (These are the Headphones I personally use, and so far I'm very satisfied with them.)

Sennheiser HD 280 (These are supposed to be good, I wouldn't know however.)

These headphones are known as closed headphones, meaning that what plays through the headphones is pretty much the only thing you're going to hear. If that's a problem however, then you can get open headphones which let you hear more external noise, I don't have any recommendations for open headphones.

If you want to spend more on headphones, then I don't know what is better than the ones I've shown.

u/JimmyHopkins47 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Does anybody have experience with the Sennheiser HD280Pro or Sennheiser HD558? I've had the former for the past 5 years and use it for listening to music, mixing and recording, watching movies, and playing games and it has served me well, but the ear pads seem to be falling apart. I could get earpad replacements, but I could also upgrade to new headphones. I hear the 558's are good for games, but would like an opinion.

u/Throwaway_4_opinions · 1 pointr/Gaming4Gamers

My recommendations:

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones

Audio-Technica ATR-4750 Ominidirectional Computer Desk Condenser Microphone

TOTAL roughly $130 CDN

I've owned the pair of of Sennheiser listed, the desk mic I have not. Mics are less important for gaming but if this is a concern best to consider a condenser mic. Don't overthink with the mic IMO. Just find something that runs off USB.

u/MLein97 · 1 pointr/Guitar

Sennheiser HD-280 PRO they look like piss, but they sound great, here's a review of them. Beforewarned however, you'll be aware when something sounds like bad production wise.

u/Sporke · 1 pointr/hiphopheads

Sennheiser HD280 Pro. 100 bucks on Amazon.

I've had these for about 5 or 6 years now and they're still going strong. Closed back, so you put these on with some music playing, nobody's hearing you, you're not hearing them.

Only downside is that they're pretty snug. They block out a stupid amount of noise, but they do that by squishing the pads around your ears. Not a huge deal, I wore them for about 9 hours straight on a flight and only started to get uncomfortable towards the end.

u/eliazar · 1 pointr/childfree

toomuchnoiseabove, I so feel your pain, very similar situation here. Noisy families are a socially sanctioned source of noise (a sanction which the childfree movement is only in its early stages of overturning) so there's probably little you can do directly about it other than moving.

What has worked for me is indirect measures: tech, a minor architectural change (closing the window out to the common area with soundproofing), and mental training. The tech has been some really kick ass headphones (a great investment anyway just for the awesome music quality), putting HD white noise videos like this fountain on my TV, this sound conditioner (it's an adjustable white noise like that of an electric fan that gives you something to focus on and ignore the rest), and finally good quality ear plugs as a last resort (I've only used them once or twice, but just knowing that I have them available eases me).

Anyway, you don't have to feel powerless, you can tweak your environment and gear up! Feeling yourself in control is half the battle. The other half is about making mental peace with noise you just can't control, letting yourself get naturally used to it, distracting yourself when it comes, letting go of anger, calming yourself with putting things in perspective... I know, it's difficult and you may not want to hear this when what you want to do is vent and act, but it has been the other half of the answer for me :) Good luck!

u/deathbearbrown · 1 pointr/web_design

I'm a lady with a tiny head, so I will definitely get these when I destroy my bose headphones.

I got the bose as an impulse buy and I didn't research anything before I dropped the $$ on them. Before I used these sennheiser headphones.
I wanted something that would block out the sound of the finance people in my office, because they are loud and never shut the fuck up. When I turn the headphones on (they use a battery to do the noise cancelling) I can't hear a damn thing other than the music I have on.

u/achughes · 1 pointr/headphones

I'll throw my hat in with Sennheiser HD 280 Pros headband and ear pads are replaceable. I've had mine for 6 years (replaced ear pads after 3 years)

u/makeyougomeh · 1 pointr/headphones

*Please read before giving advice

I am currently trying to decide between Sennheiser PXC 250 sound-cancelling headphones, and Sennheiser 280 Pros. The both are on sale for $79.99 (250: http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-1-sennheiser-pxc-250-ii-collapsible-noise-canceling-headphones / 280: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB) and I am curious as to whether or not the difference in $100 of standard price is considerable enough to get the 250s. I initially was looking for quality over sound-cancelling capabilities so I'm not sure if there is a sacrifice in quality between the two? Preferably I would like to get one of these two models but if you can suggest a pair of better quality for the price it would be seriously welcomed!

Budget -I am looking to spend $80

Source - Computer and Ipod

Requirements for Isolation -I will mostly be using these headphones in my dorm or in public so moderate isolation is nice

Preferred Type of Headphone - On-ear or full size preferably

Preferred tonal balance - Overall balance would be nice but a slight emphasis on bass would be welcomed (this may also be in part due to the fact that all previous headphones have been really weak with bass so any bass seems like a great amount)

Past headphones - I've used skullcandy IEMs (wires always got a short so I stopped buying them), on ears, which I am still using (sadly my best pair presently) and other cheap IEMs. I realize my past headphones have been...bad, to say the least so I'm looking to step it up a bit.

Preferred Music** - I listen to everything from groups like Disclosure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93ASUImTedo), to Cake, to Justin Timberlake, to Macklemore, to Of Monsters and Men, and the like so a balanced pair will probably be best.

Thanks in advance!

u/glassd · 1 pointr/headphones

Shit is getting expensive here. I managed to buy my pair of m50x for 120 not that long ago on amazon.ca. But I doubt you will be able to find them for that price now.

I can list a few options for you based on popular products.

Closed headphones:

Sennheiser HD 280 PRO
They are 112 right now, so a good deal. The only thing with them is that they are super analytical, so they have a very flat response.

Audio Technica ATH-M40X
The little borther to the m50x. Still a good pair of cans. A little less bass but still have the same sound stage as the m50x. Going for 130.

Open Headphones:

Audio Technica ATH-AD500x
These are a no brainier if you want them for gaming. Open sound stage really makes for good location accuracy. Still great sound quality for other uses. They are super open, so they won't be good for walking around. 130.

In Ear:

No one will argue with these. They sound amazing, come with all the tips you could want. Have a great sound stage for in ears. A little pricey at 150 but so worth it.

Shure SE215
I loved these. I used them until they fell apart, then I upgraded to the MA750. Warm mid forward sound. I would recommend getting some comply tips for them. They go for 125.

u/mercermango · 1 pointr/Guitar

i use pretty much exclusively sennheiser hd 280 pros. theyre like 100 bucks, and in my opinion, flatter and clearer than m50s. and more comfortable too. here you go

u/MANTISxB · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Im on my computer most when i mix or anything, and i use gaming headsets.

Corsair Vengence 1500

Some of the best headphones i have ever used. Work well for gaming too.

For normal daily use i have my Beats or Sennheiser HD 280

u/docshay · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have a Sennheiser 280 Pro that I could let to go for $70. Maybe you, me, and the OP can work out a 3 way trade :)

u/BigAssRims · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking for an alternative to the HyperX Cloud II. They're very comfortable and I'm actually pretty happy about them, but they create a popping/crackling sound when I have the mic plugged in.

I exclusively listen to all my PC audio through headphones. I don't use external speakers at all. I mainly use my headphones for watching movies, TV shows, and Skype (so having a mic is important). Any good recommendations that won't break the bank? (I live in Canada so any headphones with a US price will probably be more expensive in Canada)

Edit: IS this a good deal? http://www.amazon.ca/Sennheiser-280-PRO-Headphones-Black/dp/B000065BPB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454167040&sr=8-1&keywords=Sennheiser+HD280+Pro

u/SpartanJones · 1 pointr/headphones

Looking for a good pair of noise cancelling headphones, at the request of one of my family members, to be used when flying on airplanes

She's not a big audiophile or anything of that sort, so sound quality isn't a topmost priority. I'd say comfort + ability to cancel noise is the #1 priority.

Not looking to spend more than $100

I saw these on Amazon from audio technica, but certain reviews complain about comfort which is why I'm hesitant to pull the trigger


Also added this into the mix:


u/myhumbleopinyun · 1 pointr/battlestations

Would the monoprice desktop amp work well with Sennheiser HD 280 headphones?

u/Cire353 · 1 pointr/vinyl

I just got a pair of these, and they're pretty great. I've seen these recommended a lot though. My brothers got a pair, and they're great as well, I wouldn't say there's a huge difference between the two, but there is a noticeable difference. The only huge big difference is if you're going for sound isolation, the Sennheiser's are much better for that.

u/OnLikeSean · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I've had a paid of sennheiser hd-280s for about a year and a half now and absolutely love them. The sound quality is great and they are extremely comfortable, I can wear them for hours on end with no discomfort or anything like that.

u/norrisiv · 1 pointr/audiophile

I haven't listened to many headphones in that range, but my first pair of mixing headphones were a pair of Sennheiser HD280s that are about $100 on Amazon right now. I liked them a lot for the price, made my ears get a bit warm after extended use though.

u/darkwingfuck · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

All shipping accounted for, and it comes out to be $981. I'd probably buy extra guitar strings with the leftover cash.

$125 Onxy Blackjack interface - Best preamps in an interface in its class. Simple coreaudio drivers.

$30 GLS ES-57 - Compares incredibly closely to the sm57, I've heard several mic shootouts online and was impressed.

$6 xlr cable

$229 Rode NT1A kit mic, filter, mount, cable - This is just a steal considering everything it comes with. I once heard a shootout between this and a u87 in a multi-million dollar studio, and I could definitely tell the difference, but I would not hesitate to buy this mic.

$38 two mic stands

$0 garageband - Incredibly powerful for what it is. Great plugins, takes au plugins, automation, limitless tracks, great instruments. I don't use it anymore, but when I knew every keyboard command and every feature, it was actually a dream to work with. Keep in mind that is it better than nearly any reording setup from 20+ years ago.

$98 sennheiser hd-280 pro - While these might not be the best to mix on, they are the best to track on no doubt. That said, I have been listening to music through these almost exclusively for years now, so I know them incredibly well.

$130 m-audio oxygen 49 - Never owned this keyboard, I have a dinosaur of a 90's yamaha workstation I got off craigslist, but those midi controls look so tempting, and I'm not that good at keyboard anyway.

$120 squier strat - I play a squier now that I got for free from a friend, and I am sure that I haven't pushed it as far as it can go. With a little setup, tlc, and eventually new electronics, they are great tools.

$200 project reflexion filter - I plan on getting the pro version which is $100 more, but in this scenario I would settle for the project version. This and using headphones to mix are my way of sidestepping acoustics and room treatment. Not ideal, but pretty effective.

$5 Guitar cable

u/Mikul · 1 pointr/Music

Sennheiser HD-280 PRO

They sound great and work well in noisy environments and help to keep the sound in. If there's a down side it's that he won't hear you talking to him when he has them on.

u/iBMeh · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Okay .. firstly SOLID idea..

Secondly.. I'm not sure what you used to master it, or if you even mixed it at all because it is extremely muddy and loud.

Get a pair of monitor speakers or studio headphones.. if you're on a low budget I would recommend getting these. If you're on a bigger budget definitely check out Audio Technica's.

u/mikekalil · 1 pointr/pics

For over the ear? Sennheiser makes some good ones for a third of the price of Beats. Like this: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344814432&sr=1-8&keywords=seinhauser+headphones

Beats are fine, but they are not worth the price. And the over-branding is obnoxious.

u/sailabus · 1 pointr/Music

Sennheiser HD-280. Best bang for your buck IMO, and have very good isolation so the microphones wont pick up any audio coming from the headphones. The build quality is great and they are comfortable to wear even during those long sessions. They have an 1/8" jack on the end but come with an 1/8" to 1/4" adapter so you can plug them in to your Scarlett 2i2.


edit: I would recommend getting a pair that have the coiled cable so they wont get tangled easily. And they are great for just simply listening to music.

u/carapace_dnb · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

Yes. You really only need a DAW to get started. Save up for Ableton Standard, or just go with Ableton Lite. Scale up your setup as you get more interested and you learn the limitations of what you have and figure out what else you need.

You also don't need to go with Ableton. Most DAWs have a free demo version that lets you try out the core features. FL Studio is another popular choice.

Last piece of advice: only watch YouTube tutorials when seeking out specific skills you want to learn. Otherwise you can end up down a rabbit hole duplicating someone else's process and style instead developing your own.

Also get a decent pair of monitoring headphones. Sennheiser 280s are $100 https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD280PRO-Headphones-old-model/dp/B000065BPB

u/Goonbaggins · 1 pointr/Music


Those should compare fairly closely to the ATHs, with about a $20 drop.

When looking at other stuff, make sure you don't buy open headphones. Generally you can get better sound for the same price as closed, but they leak sound and can usually be heard well by people around you which would probably not be good in an office environment. Also you're likely to be able to hear some ambient noise around you, which it seems like you're trying to avoid.

If anyone's looking for open though, I suggest anything by Grado.

u/hl1pc · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget

    $100-$300 flexible

  • Source

    3.5mm jack on a laptop

  • Where you mainly will use your headphones

    At work and perhaps occasional flights. Office doesn't have much chatter but has very annoying drone sounds from HVAC and buzzy fluorescent lights

  • Requirements for Isolation

    The sweet spot would block out droning sounds but not people trying to get my attention without raising their voice

  • Will you be using these Headphones in Public?

    Just at work and perhaps occasional flights. It's important to me that sound doesn't leak out to others.

  • Preferred Type of Headphone

    I think full-sized, but on-ear may be OK too if comfortable for all-day use

  • Preferred tonal balance

    Overall balanced

  • Past headphones

    At home I've used in the past Sennheiser 280 pro (too busted up now and were never comfortable to wear for more than a couple hours) and currently Sennheiser HD 598SE. The latter in particular I love, very happy with the sound and they're terrifically comfortable to wear for hours on end. I'd probably just buy a second pair of these for work if I had some reason to believe they'd block/cancel the drone sounds well and they weren't open-back.

  • Preferred Music

    Electronic, classical, jazz, talk radio

  • What would you like to improve on from your set-up

    Currently I'm using cheapo in-ear buds at work and it's awful. While they're fairly comfortable for extended use, even at louder volumes they don't mask the drone sounds very well. Probably what I would value most in a set of headphones for this office would be noise-cancelling, comfortable for all-day use, and no leakage (closed-back). An attached microphone would not be a deal-breaker but doesn't matter either way.

  • Things I don't know

    I've never owned a pair of active noise cancelling headphones. Is it a gimmick? Are they effective for something like this? Can I get a quality pair at this budget that meets my needs and has this feature? Or is it better to forget it and instead focus on something that (without too much bulk!) "muffles" well?

    Thank you!
u/papabrain · 1 pointr/headphones

First of all, the headphone buying FAQ and excel doc is wonderful. It encourages research before blindly posting, and I think that's great. I want to thank this subreddit for the straight-forward help. Okay, on to my 'requirements' now.

  • Location: France

  • Budget: "Entry Level" 75-150€

  • Source: Laptop & mp3 player (Zune)

  • Isolation: Closed, over-ear headphones.

    I don't intend to travel with these headphones, but I'd like to be able to wear them in a library without bothering others, and shut out the noise of a busy cafe, if possible.

  • Preferred Type of Headphone: Full-sized

  • Preferred tonal balance: I'm guessing Neutral.

    My "Preferred Music" might suggest otherwise, I'm not sure. I understand the mechanics behind what dark/warm, V-shaped, and Neutral sound means, but I don't know the differences in sound.

    In my recent reading, I read that having it sound like the music is playing inside my head could be undesirable, but I've always enjoyed that effect (albeit with low-cost IEMs).

    That said, I don't even know what an "open soundstage" would sound like. If y'all think I should try something new... well, I am here for advice and I intend to hear ya out.

  • Past headphones: I'm a frequent buyer of 10-15€ IEM headphones.

    I've bought Phillips, Sony, Skullcandy, JVC and probably others. The last couple were Sony, I think. I like these because of they're easy to travel with and they're efficient in shutting out noise and not bothering others.

    Also, they're cheap to replace when I inevitably tear the cables. Headphones with a removable cable would be best... I'm a clumsy bastard.

  • Preferred Music: Pretty much everything. I don't listen to much Metal or Pop music. I have a lot of tinny old Blues recordings, so detail clarity is important.

  • Options: From the excel doc, FAQ, and the Head-Fi guide, I found these: NVX XPT100, KRK KNS6400, and Sennheiser HD280. If I understood correctly, these choices should help me to avoid an amp, for now.

  • Other Info: I have high-frequency hearing loss in my left ear.

    Let me know if I'm heading in the right direction, or if I done messed up somehow. Again, thanks to the people who contribute to this subreddit. It's been an enlightening hour or so.
u/ZonndaBeats · 1 pointr/beatmakers

Sorry I am a little late to this post.

I think you are getting a little ahead of yourself. This is an expensive hobby and you really should feel things out before you start buying a bunch of equipment you might not even need.

You really only need some decent headphones and a DAW to get started. Mess around with the demo versions of all the DAWs you are interested in and buy the one you feel most comfortable with. Then look into getting some headphones like these to start with.

After you really get into beatmaking, then you should start looking into other equipment. By then you will probably know more of what you need and what you don't.

Good luck!

u/Enrei · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Sennheiser HD 280 pro.

Here's what I mostly listen to, but I also listen to a few random stations on Digitally Imported.

u/theCANCERbat · 1 pointr/headphones

I've never been here before so I'm sorry if I miss any information. I'm here because the right ear on my headphones went out and I need some advice. I don't know much about headphones but a few years ago I bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 280 Pro from a friend. I can't afford to buy another pair right now so I'm wondering if there are any cheaper pairs where I can get a similar quality. I mainly used them to listen to music or watch movies/TV on my laptop. Also, I really like the over the ear style. Thanks for any future help.

u/JuanCartierXVIII · 1 pointr/battlestations

I would dump the logitech headset w/ mic.

I believe that's the G930?

I actually did this for my own build, for $100 USD, the cost of a G930, I bought a pair of Sennheiser 280 Pro's, and bought a nice cheap $7 mic that actually sounds quite good for its price, then I just used some children's toy clay that never dries out, and tacked the mic onto the side of the headphone.

This way I have far superior audio quality, for the same price as an actually headset.

My headphones

My microphone, was $7 USD last year when it was still in stock, I took it out of the base that is provided.

u/asianglide · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking at Amazon's flash deals today, and the Sennheiser HD 380 and 280 are 55% off. I'm wondering if there's much of a difference between the two quality-wise and whether it'd be worth getting the 380 for $12 more.

Then there's the ultra cheap Sony MDRMA300 which I'd obviously assume is nowhere near as nice as the Sennheisers, but would I really be able to hear that much of a difference? I've never had nice headphones before, so without knowing the pleasures of top quality sounds, maybe I'd be okay with the cheap Sony?

On the other hand, would the Sony die so quickly that having the replace it would mean it'd be more economic to just get the Sennheisers and not have to replace them for like 10+ years?


u/H4ppy-C4mper · 1 pointr/musicproduction

I have the Sennheiser HD280s , they have a good flat response that helps me fine tune the levels.

u/spaceman2121 · 1 pointr/india

Sorry, meant HD280. Confused it with CX680


I got it during a deal for like 6k

u/fs2d · 1 pointr/DJs

Sorry, I was actually referring to the HD280's. I've owned so many pairs of Sennies over the last 13 years that I can't even keep them straight anymore haha.

They're ~$90-100 -- I usually buy them around holidays when they're on sale for around $70 with free shipping -- these are the pair that I rely on solely nowadays:


u/mithikx · 1 pointr/pcgaming

IMO by far the best setup would be to have a desk mic and either speakers or headphones.

I got a Blue Snowball when my $20 Logitech USB mic broke after 10 years of service (dropped a box on it) and desk mics have always worked great for me, I simply can't imagine switching to any alternative. The Snowball is a bit on the big side though compared to the cheap-o Logitech mic I upgraded from.

I use speakers most of the time for VOIP chat so having a headset or clip on mic wasn't a consideration for me and the Snowball would be far better than any clip on mic. And for those times where someone has bad reverb (their mic picks up other people talking over VOIP) I'd put on my headphones or if I was doing some serious progression raiding and needed to hear instructions or on-the-fly raid calls without any potential hindrances. And for that I use a pair of old Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, there are better headphones out there now a days but mine work well enough and I don't use them enough to warrant replacing them.

Prior, I've tried many of these so called gaming headsets and many of them actually hurt my head after prolonged use, and I had to position the mic properly or I'd be hard to hear. And if I didn't want to wear the headset I'd have to have the damn thing around my neck which was a pain... in the neck so to say. Plus they've always been quite fragile in my use and would last maybe a year tops and they were overpriced so the prospect of having to replace them so often was less than favorable to me. I've had the same pair of headphones for no idea how long but over 5 years and they still work but headsets on the other hand might as well have been made out of glass.

u/gortrix · 1 pointr/DJs

Sennheiser are the ones that I use: they are good and accesible.

u/drpinkcream · 1 pointr/gifs

I love my Sennheiser HD 280s. I use them at work to listen to music/block sound. Highly recommended for the money. Much better/cheaper than Beats.

u/Ishio · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I second this. I am using a Sennheiser HD280 and have been for the last 2 years. I love them, and have out performed anything I've used prior that was called a Gaming Headset around that price range.

*EDIT Side note, these take a beating. Back when I started, I used an older model for half a year, one that's been around for couple years in my posession while recording music, and it finally snapped on me after a weeks worth of outrages. The current ones haven't been under any abuse and still fit without issues.

u/Actionjax1 · 1 pointr/Music

I know you want under $50, but if you are looking for quality and great sound at that price point, splurge on yourself and get some Sennheiser HD-280 PRO. Less than $100 and they are awesome. Don't think there are better headphones at that price range (I'd wouldnt argue if someone said Sennheiser HD 518's, though).

u/bigcrazyturtles · 1 pointr/podcasts

Check out some reviews for these Sennheiser HD280PRO

I own a pair and never had an issue with them crushing my skull even before I broke them in. Had them for like 5-6 years now and they still work perfectly, and they conform to my head shape nicely. Also, they're really damn good headphones with a good neutral sound that I use for mixing stuff all the time.

u/Ctrlwud · 1 pointr/gaming

For style, Beats by Dre are some of the most attractive headphones on the market IMO, they have good sound quality, but are reasonably expensive. When I was shopping for headphones recently I got a pairt of Sennheiser HD 280 Pro's and I'll never look back. They came in cheap at only 100 dollars. I don't think you'll be able to find nicer headphones for the price.

Quick look

u/tialys · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro -- Not super expensive, but amazing sound. Had mine since 2007 and they're still working great.


u/StringBoi · 1 pointr/audiophile

If you looking for help in the Audiophile sub, I'd say get a real pair of headphones and attach a mic. If you want to keep the noise out, get a pair of ATH-M50's or HD280's and a clip on mic and call it a day. You'll get superior audio for all types of listening.

If you just want a headset then /r/gaming would have plenty of recommendations as well. I stopped buying gaming headsets after each one broke, one after the other. I find them overpriced as well and having spent too much on gaming headsets only to have them break in some way within a year, I'll never do that again....but thats just my 2c.

u/sidekickman · 1 pointr/PCRace

That's what I do! I have a pair of Sennheiser HD-280s and a Blue Snowball. It works very well.

u/jrubkeys · 1 pointr/audio

HD 280 Pro are great. www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

u/Afellownoscoper · 1 pointr/Monstercat

I've been using a pair of Sennheiser HD 280s for 3 years now and I'm still very satisfied with them. The one thing I've noticed is they don't have very strong bass. Which is fine for me because it lets the rest of the song stand out instead of drowning in bass.

u/Phukc · 1 pointr/IAmA

I just got these a couple weeks ago and love them! Under $30 too but you wouldn't guess from the price!

u/Matthaeus · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I am not sure how great Beats are, I have had these for over a year and they are amazing.

u/snarkyturtle · 1 pointr/AskReddit

If you're looking for ways to block out sound in the future, I heartily recommend getting some Sennheiser HD-280 pros. They use passive noise-canceling, so it's cheaper than other noise canceling headphones, but they still block out sound pretty well and sound incredible while it's at it.

u/iglidante · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Over the ear as in full cup? That's what the 280s are. Link

u/nikto11 · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you want a more closed headphone then these are what I use and I love them, or for more open ones here

u/Ceriand · 1 pointr/gadgets

If you're willing to spend a little bit more, I'd recommend the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro. They have 32 dB passive isolation, will block out most outside noise, and sound awesome. http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

u/pixelgrunt · 1 pointr/audiophile

Fair 'nuff. I'll contribute to your OP question then ;-)

I started with a gift from my wife several years ago- Senn HD280 PRO. Decent closed headphones for less than $80.

Then I got the bug.

I bought a pair of Etymotic HF-5 in-ear headphones and was blown away by nearly everything. Bass response and transparency were surprising for $100 headphones plugged into an iPod (once they are properly fitted into the ear canal).

Then I really stepped up my game. I was amazed at the transparency of a friend's audiophile setup with 6' electrostatic speakers. I had to see what could be done with headphones and so I splurged on a pair of Audez'e LCD-2 planar magnetic headphones. I'm running them with a Burson HA-160D amp. I'm thrilled and don't foresee the need to upgrade anytime soon.

Actually, as I'm typing this, I have a pair of Senn HD-595 on my head just listening to some dirty dubstep directly from my iMac here at work. I picked up a pair of refurbs for $110 and have been delighted with them. I will probably pick up one of those CMOY amps in an Altoids tin soon to bring into work.

As others have mentioned, head-fi.org is a great resource for these things.

I sure look forward to going home and listening to my LCD-2s after work though. It's a slippery slope once you get started. Happy listening.

u/mpressive36 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I would highly recommend getting sennheiser hd280's @ $100. They cost ~$60 refurbished. I have 2 hd280's. One retail and one refurbished. I honestly couldn't tell the difference between the two. They are really great headphones for everyday use.

Sennheiser HD280

u/The_Dingman · 1 pointr/drums

I picked up these when I was a live sound tech for use at my console. They sound great, and they attenuate ~32db of outside sound. I use them for playing with music, as well as without being plugged in for hearing protection when playing.

u/externals · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Girlsplaywow is a jerk for making me write that she's a jerk!

This would be awesome

u/nawoanor · 1 pointr/hardware

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro. Great headphones, good price ($99 CAD when I bought them), and I'm basically deaf to the outside world while I'm wearing them. Very good comfort. Very nice, well-balanced sound; these are monitor headphones, not designed for increasing bass for example.

I found the Steelseries Siberia V2s terribly uncomfortable... it was kind of a relief when I broke them. If you considered those things comfortable then you'll LOVE these Sennheisers. I wore them for a 24-hour game marathon about a month ago and forgot they were there most of the time.

I found Siberia V2 to also feel just plain cheap, certainly not like anything you'd ever expect in a professional environment... another victory for Sennheiser. User-serviceable with replacement parts available for in case you damage them somehow, which would really take a lot of effort since they're built very well. Nice thick cord so you don't have to worry about accidentally snapping it as I did with my Siberia V2s. They're also collapsible several different ways depending on how you want to store them.

I don't recommend Razer headphones... they're not a headphone company. Just rebranded junk.

Amazon link (non-referral)

u/pxblx · 1 pointr/gaybros

I use Xtreme Xplosivs. They're easily the best quality earbud I've ever owned, and they're very reasonably priced. My old pair lasted 2 years before the left ear bud went out (probably due to the way I wrap them around my phone in my pocket without removing them from the port). They do get slightly uncomfortable after extended use - like 2+ hours of consistent listening.

I only really use earbuds because of their portability. When I'm at home, I use these Sennheisers which are very comfortable and sound great. Like you mentioned, they will mess up your hair and matt it down where the band goes over your head, but when I'm at home, I don't mind sacrificing my looks for comfort and superior sound, lol. Also, a quick ballcap usually satisfies the situation.

u/Lenify · 1 pointr/Fitness

For reference, my everyday headphones for the office.

u/gukeums1 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

By their nature most headphones are consumer goods that do wear out over time.

I have had my Sennheiser HD-280 Pro for 14 years with no issues beyond needing to replace the ear cups once since they'd worn out.

They're not the best headphones but they are durable, priced competitively and have lasted me for a long time (and I am hard on the stuff I own).

u/Rokman2012 · 1 pointr/cubase

That setup should allow you to do rough mixes if you have a decent set of headphones.

u/spikewolf · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Here's what my setup looked like when I first got going. It was perfect to learn with...
Scarlett 2i2
Shure sm58 The mic is $99, but pay a few extra for the stand and cable.
Shure sm57 This is optional, but I had both. Remember the cable and stand. Honestly, if creative, you can make your own mic stand.
Sennheiser hd 280 as far as headphones, try not to get carried away with brands or prices. You can find plenty under $99. These I got on sale from GC for $79. Best bang for your buck imo. The main thing to look for in headphones are making sure they cup your ears.
Sony Music Studio Once again, I started MANY years ago when I picked up this DAW at a best buy. Don't spend too much brain power on which DAW to get. Some are WAY expensive, and some are "free". Look into Reaper too. Why I started out with Sony Acid was because they came with a quick reference loop library.

u/NandoMusicNet · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Mixing with headphones is pretty subjective, but there are some popular options that are sturdy and affordable.

The Sony MDR7506 is pretty common in professional studios and they can definitely take a beating. I had a pair last me a few years of every day use.

If you don't like those, check out the Sennheiser DH-280 PRO. They sound fantastic and were my go-to headphones for listening.

I highly recommend stopping by a music store and trying them out, if possible, and seeing which one sounds best and is most comfortable to you. See if they have any other options around your price range. Once you get a pair, it all comes down to how familiar you become with the music playing through them.

I second the KRK Rokit 5s. I have a pair and they have proven to be great reference monitors. I've had mine for years and I have no intention of getting rid of them. I use them without a sub.

u/TheManInCrimson · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Almost everyone here (me included) is going to suggest the Sennheiser HD280 Pros or the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros.

Since those are kind of standards, I would lean towards them. I'm personally not a fan of KRK stuff, but really if you decide you like the KNS 8400's, that's what you should get - as long as you learn their strengths and weaknesses they'll be fine.

u/GamingRedditor · 1 pointr/gaming

I'd rather buy good headphones and buy another mic.

I recommend the Sienheisser HD-280 Pro with a Blue Snowball iCE

u/MostUnorthodox · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

My current setup is a pair of Sennheiser HD280s and a Blue Snowball. Not audiophile grade by any stretch of the imagination but I'm told I sound clear as crystal and my cans work great for gaming.

u/zebiekste16 · 1 pointr/headphones


I've been looking for headphones for two days and the more I look the more confused I get.

I'm listening to music all day and even from-to work. Basically the requirements would be:

  1. budget $100
  2. noise isolating (can't afford active noise cancelling), because don't want to hear the background of my work environment
  3. good bass, since I mostly listen to EDM
  4. easily portable, because I also listen when travelling from-to work

    Also I'm bit afraid of buying IEM, because it might hurt my ears if I listen to music all day long. (correct me if I am wrong).

    I haven't found my perfect headphones yet, but these are my current candidates:

  5. Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones - But the cord is quite big, so there might some mobility issues.

  6. Audio-Technica ATH-M40x - Also big cord, and seems that they have no noise isolation.

  7. Shure SE215 - As I said i'm afraid that IEMs might hurt my ears. And I always had a problem of IEMs fitting real bad in my ears.

    Any suggestions? Maybe anyone know some good non-mainstream alternative? Sorry if this question has been asked thousand times.
u/Brutally-Honest- · 0 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Audio-Technia and Sennheiser are considered among the best in the industry.

Don't get some crap from the department stores.

u/sprite2005 · 0 pointsr/Atlanta

For unamped I really like my Sennheiser HD280 Pro (http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420313791&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+hd280+pro=

I'm a big fan of anything Sennheiser and don't think you can go wrong with them.

I have two amped setups I run (both are way out of your budget though):


u/VengefulPenor · 0 pointsr/gaming

Save up and get these headphones:


This microphone:


I know that you are generally supposed to stay away from usb mics, but I have used this one for a year and the quality is excellent. I recored myself talking so you can see what it sounds like. If you hear any noise in the background that is from my air conditioning. Good luck with your purchase!


u/merrytimes · 0 pointsr/funny

I have the exact pair of headphones in that picture on my head. They're amazing. I bought them to cancel out the noise of students in the computer labs at my university. Excellent for music. :D

u/javabeanqueen · 0 pointsr/offmychest

Seriously I have shared some interesting offices and lived in some pretty horrible places, these are spendy but I can honestly say that in the past 6 years this has been one of the best investments I have made. They travel well & the sound you can't beat.
Sennheiser HD 280

There is more amazing head gear out there but I found this to be the best deal at the time & I still love them.

Put them on, crank the volume, and close the eyes.

u/chriscrowder · 0 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Want the best headphones for the money? ATH-M50. These cans are awesome!

Too expensive? No worries! Go with Sennheiser HD 202 II!

Or something in between.

My belief is that you usually can't go wrong if they're Sennheiser, but there are better cans out there.

u/TheBullshitPatrol · 0 pointsr/Destiny

This isn't an audiophile subreddit

I don't know what your budget is (kill yourself for not telling us what "low" means for you), but I'll guess. Also, don't get a headset. You want to purchase two products that you know are each high quality.

The absolute best headphones you will ever find anywhere near $20 are the Monoprice 8323. Do a google search and you will see nothing but positive reviews on any audiophile forum.

If $50-75 is low budget for you, I'd go with a Sennheiser HD280. It can be had on ebay for $50 pretty easily.

Microphone, I don't know. If you can spend $40 I 100% recommend a Blue snowball. If not, get some bullshit like the Zalman headset mic and 420blazeit until you have the money to afford a real one.

u/yayparties · 0 pointsr/battlefield3

i have sennheiser hd280 pro i am contemplating getting the sony surround sound headset instead of a clip on mic because it has surround sound. How would you rate the increase in surround sound versus the loss in sound quality, because I am guessing that the loss in quality may not be very much versus the gain of perspective.

u/Bommer-Sooner · 0 pointsr/audiophile

So I'm looking for an amp for my computer to run some Sennheiser HD-280 PROs. Is this Schiit Magni a good fit for it? I'm looking for something in that 100 USD price range.

u/P0llyPrissyPants · -1 pointsr/edmproduction

I'm bored so here's my take for beginners:

Fl studio (producer edition): $200

Sennheiser HD280-Pros: ~$100

Scarlett 2i2: $130

Equator D5s: $400

Alesis V49 49-Key USB MIDI Pad/Keyboard Controller: $130

Grab a bunch of old rugs and anything else that can absorb sound in your room.

Total: $960 (padded a little)

Edit: Beginner =/= starter. These things you can grab here and there through your first couple years of production, after you have your computer and DAW and know you want to spend money on this stuff.

u/drgradus · -4 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

This should fix the issue.