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  • Natural, spatial and accurate sound. Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Silvery, clear cymbals
  • Pleasantly natural trebles
  • Unobtrusive, natural strings and wind instruments
  • For all types of music
  • Balanced, contoured, and deep bass
  • Exceedingly authentic voice reproduction
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u/HowManySmall · 50 pointsr/buildapc

I don't have a picture, but I use my Superlux HD668B, a Blue Snowball, Corsair K65 RGB LUX [MX Red], Logitech G Pro, and a Pecham Extended mousepad to cover up my swiss cheese desk.

I definitely suggest the HD668B if you want a new pair of headphones for cheap, best pair of headphones I've ever had. Removable cable, top tier sound, and you can change the earpads if you want to.


u/Vortax_Wyvern · 16 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Wall of text ahead. Please, read only if you are really interested...

What I usually recommend when someone ask for advice about gaming headsets is: Gaming headset are crap 99% of the time. They provide very poor sound quality, and any good headphone (literally, even 40$ ones) will sound far better than expensive 300$ headsets. The question is not if headphones are better than headset (the answer is “Hell, YEAH”). The question is, are they better for you?

What are you planning to use your headphones for? Just for gaming, or for gaming and music listening?

If the answer is “just for gaming”, then ask yourself if a Hifi headphone is what you need. Usually games don’t really need high quality headphones, since they provide low quality sound, and you will be more concentrated gaming than listening. In that scenario, everything will serve you, and gaming headsets have the advantage of the integrated microphone.

So, if you want something good for gaming, and just for gaming, with integrated microphone, then the only two headsets with good enough quality sound (aka don’t suck) are:

HyperX Cloud (70$)

Sennheiser G4me One (170$)

Both are good choices. Or go with any fancy RGB headset you find (Logitech, Razer, Corsair, Steelseries, etc), you will most probably don’t notice the difference while gaming.

BUT, if you plan to use them for music listening besides gaming, then keep reading.

Hifi headphones for gaming have the disadvantage of having to deal with the micro thing. None of them have microphone incorporated, and you must either use a desk microphone like this, use a modmic like this one. or if your budget is tight, something like this. The first one requires desk space. The second and third one are detachable micro, with an extra cable you’ll have to deal with. Any of them are a nuisance. Any solution is annoying. All of them are an extra expense that must be accounted. If micro is a must and you are not willing to bother with this solutions, please, go back to HyperX Cloud or G4me One.

Ok, so, you really want some damn good headphones, that also can be used for gaming! Keep reading, please (are you bored yet?).

You can choose Closed back headphones (the classic ones you have already used. Closed back models offer good isolation and do not leak sound. This is your choice when there are people around you, or you want isolation from noisy a environment.) or Open Back headphones (Open back models offer next to no isolation and will leak sound -and allow you to hear what happens around you-, but they are the best sounding models). Open headphones achieve the best sound, soundstage (feeling that sound is coming from around you) and imaging (ability to locate the origin of one sound).

If you are here because you want to get a replacement for a gaming headset, I would recommend you Open back, but since they don’t isolate, you must choose. If isolation is required, get closed back, if that’s not a concern, go open.

Some closed back cans:

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x. 100$. Balanced headphones, very good feedback from lots of people. Typical entry level headphones to the rabbit hole.

Sennheiser HD 598Cs. 125$. Balanced, very very detailed, great instrumental separation. Comfortable as hell, Very recommended.

Beyerdynamic DT770. 160$. V-shaped signature (lots of bass and lots of treble). Great for explosions, movies, and rock. Treble can be harsh if you are sensible. Get the 32 ohm version, as the 80 (may) and 250 (do) need an amplifier to work properly.

Those are some examples of entry-mid level of closed cans. There are lots more, depending of your budget!

As for open cans:

Superlux HD668b. 40$. Those are THE CANS. The best quality for low budget you can get. Hands down. Great soundstage, Bass light. They are not too comfortable, but pads can be changed for a deluxe comfort (extra expense). You are not getting anything better at this price. For gaming in a budget, this are the headphones you were looking for,

Philips SHP9500. 80$. Mid-forward signature. Good soundstage, great comfort. Very detailed. Another amazing quality for the budget headphone.

Sennheiser HD 598 SR. 170$. Very similar to the HD 598Cs, but with open back. Wider soundstage, a little less bass. Very balanced headphones. Super-duper comfortable. Great for long gaming sessions.

Philips Fidelio X2. 250$. V-shaped signature. Those are in another league. Build quality is just.. OMG. Extreme soundstage and imaging. More comfortable than the HD 598. Bass is BOOOOOM!!!. A little pricey, and can be somewhat fatiguing to listen if you are treble sensible, due to high treble.

Well, that’s all. I have selected only headphones that don’t need an amplifier. Now is your turn to research, watch some Youtube videos, read some reviews, and give them a try.

All this headphones are GOOD. No trash here, and all them will make you open your eyes when listening your music if you are coming from standard headsets. You will notice sounds, instruments, that you never realized they were there, even if you had listened this song a thousand times before. Try them, and be amazed.

Welcome to the rabbit hole.

u/melty_dino · 13 pointsr/deadbydaylight

Most likely they are sound whoring with headphones and attentiveness. When I play killer, sound is my greatest asset against the survivors. Things like running and breathing can be picked up by paying attention and having the sound system to do so.

I followed the advice on this post and got these headphones and this mic. Pretty cheap set up for quality audio and voice communication.

u/Tacanacy · 13 pointsr/PS4


  • Philips SHP9500

    Has a neutral/balanced sound profile, meaning the bass and treble (high tones) aren’t increased or decreased. It has no bass distortion. No sharp or harsh treble. It has very good clarity and detail retrieval. It has an overall great sound quality that’s not far away from headphones that cost several times more. Its weaknesses are soundstage, which is perceived space and environment of sound; imaging, which is how accurately sounds/objects are positioned; and separation, which is how well you discern individual sounds from a range of sounds. I judge headphones by how they perform competitively in FPS games. Soundstage and imaging are the stereo equivalent of virtual surround sound.

    It has a durable and lightweight build. No squeaky or flimsy parts. It has an open design, so sound passes freely through, unlike closed headphones which largely isolate sound from passing in and out. The benefits to an open design is generally larger soundstage and better imaging than closed headphones.

  • Superlux HD668B

    Has increased bass and treble. No bass distortion. The treble is a little sharp. It has very good clarity and detail retrieval. SHP9500 has better sound quality, while HD668B has much better soundstage, imaging and separation. It has a durable and lightweight build. No squeaky or flimsy parts. It has an open design.

  • Superlux HD681 EVO

    This is my favorite for casual/immersive gaming among these headphones. It has a warm and fun sounding sound profile with neutral treble, rumbling bass and a large soundstage. The sound quality is on par with SHP9500. But it has poor imaging for competitive gaming. It has a durable and lightweight build. No squeaky or flimsy parts. It has an open design.

  • AKG K52

    Has a closed design, so I recommend it only if you need sound isolation. It’s like a closed version of SHP9500 but with less clarity. It has a durable and very lightweight build. No squeaky or flimsy parts.


    Other experience:

    AKG Q701, Audio-Technica ATH-AD700x, B&W P7, Beyerdynamic DT990, HiFiMan HE400i, HyperX Cloud, Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 Ebony, Monoprice Monolith M1060, Philips Fidelio X2, Sennheiser HD700, Superlux HD669, Superlux HD662 EVO, Tritton Pro+ and Turtle Beach Ear Force XP Seven.

    To put into comparison since most people know of HyperX Cloud, SHP9500, HD668B and HD681 EVO surpass it by far in audio. For closed headphones, I recommend K52. The Cloud is better in build quality.


    Alternatives that are well-regarded for gaming in the audio community:

  • Audio-Technica ATH-AD500x
  • Sennheiser HD558
  • Status Audio OB-1
  • Status Audio CB-1
  • Superlux HD681




    The sound quality is the one thing you can judge for yourself before buying by listening to sound tests on YouTube.

  • Antlion ModMic 4

    Attaches magnetically to a base that you stick to either cup. The mic is very easy to attach and remove. It can be bought with and without a mute switch. The mic itself and the cable have very good quality. For volume control (and mute toggle), you can use a Fosmon, Insignia or Lucid Sound AdjustR audio controller.

  • Massdrop Minimic

    Uses a very similar clasp system as the ModMic. It's also very easy to attach and remove. It's modular and comes with a mute switch. For volume control, you can use the aforementioned audio controllers.

  • V-MODA BoomPro

    You plug it straight into the headphone. It has a mute switch and volume control. It has great build quality, with an aluminum gooseneck. The cable has great quality and is braided and tangle-free. It's compatible with Philips SHP9500 and Status Audio CB-1.




    To connect the ModMic 4 and Minimic to the controller, you need a TRRS / 4-pole Y-splitter (three black rings on the connector). The BoomPro doesn't require a Y-splitter.

    You can use a sound card, e.g. Astro MixAmp Pro TR+, or a digital-to-analog converter and a headphone amplifier, e.g. Audioengine D1, with the ModMic 4 and Minimic instead. With the BoomPro, you can't use an amp.

u/GlumChampion · 8 pointsr/gamingpc

Samson SR850s + Zalman Mic. The samsons are amazing and blow every other headset I've heard out of the water. They are the same headphones as the Superlux 668Bs, so perhaps you can find them on ebay more cheaply than amazon.
Here's a head-fi review of the SR850s.

If you want something more expensive, see this Head-fi thread.

u/HarryTruman · 7 pointsr/headphones

The Superlux HD668b [$47] is an amazing headset for the price. It has a very wide, open soundstage that's fantastic for hearing subtle noises around environments. And of course, music sounds phenomenal on them. I've only had mine for a few weeks, and I've mostly listened to music, but I've played Skyrim and TF2 with them and the environments (particularly Skyrim) sound awesome. They're a semi-open design so music will be somewhat audible to people around you if that matters. They can also be tweaked and modded to improve both the comfort and sound.

Checkout the general Superlux reviews and the HD668b reviews.

u/PlngPong · 7 pointsr/Vive

Hi I did a ton of research when I first started looking for a headset and came up with these, super light weight, fantastic 3d audio and really easy to plug in


u/Drenova · 7 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Most definitely an equivalent favor.

Bose do not make a pair of headphones that sound better than this $50 pair:


If noise-cancellation was a concern, these are sound isolating, which is more than good enough on that front, and they sound orders of magnitude better than all things Bose; they're even more awesome than that jumping car:


u/spyware97 · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The only difference is that the 2 has 7.1 surround sound support. They're the most decent gaming headset out of all as far as I know but some budget studio headphones such as this with an added mic sound completely way better than 90% of gaming headsets and I can confirm that since I used to own a cloud stinger that broke down and eventually got the HD668B.

u/TuFFrabit · 7 pointsr/HuntShowdown

Ok, so you need a mic as well. Alrighty. I'm going to suggest you go a different route than pretty much what everybody else is suggesting. I personally dislike the all in one headsets, especially if they're marketed as "gaming", double especially if they are 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound.

If your priority is actually hearing things in game, and determining direction and such, you are better served with a stereo set that emphasizes the mid range and high end frequencies while de-emphasizing the low end. Low end boosting is an inexpensive way for manufacturers to make a cheap set of cans "sound" expensive, and while it can make movies and some music sound great it's not amazing for gaming.

Here we go with a 100 budget. I'm going to give you a buying list for a standalone set of headphones paired with a separate mic setup:

u/Forscyvus · 6 pointsr/buildapc

I have Superlux HD668B http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8

These are r/headphones's best rated (at least the list they link to) at the $50 price range.

I like em.

u/loopy212 · 6 pointsr/wow

Gaming headsets are almost universally some combination of crappy and overpriced.

Get a audiograde headset with a separate mic (ideally a clip-to-cord style).

Big fan of Superlux 668s.

u/xxann5 · 6 pointsr/Vive

I am going with the Superlux HD668B good reviews for that price point and you can get an length cable you want for it.

u/Infernoblade227 · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Just get this and a modmic

u/Robot_xj9 · 5 pointsr/buildapc

The best on the list are the HyperX Cloud, but in my opinion all of those are rip offs, none of them will sound as good as a pair of headphones for half the price. The HyperX Cloud sound fine but the microphone on it is garbage.

My suggestion? Buy these headphones, and stick this modmic on it. They will sound like a $200 gaming headset, both in output and recording quality, and they are still under your budget.

If you don't want to take my word for it, watch this video. "gaming" headsets are all marketing, they're normally no better than Beats by dre.

u/zombieranger · 5 pointsr/Vive

Superlux HD668B Headphones https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_S2aDxbDNPSCV5

They have basically just a jack on the left headphone so you can plug the lead from the headset straight into them. Comfortable and decent sound. They've made my vive usage so much more enjoyable and easy. I highly recommend them.

u/redditRiXtidder · 5 pointsr/Vive

I have the Superlux HD668B they have a really great sound for the price. The ear pads need to be exchanged to be comfortable, luckily these fit.
Edit: forgot to mention: They have a male 3,5 audiojack on the left cup. and a 1m cable is included, which makes it really convenient to use the the vive.

u/xerostatus · 5 pointsr/lgv20

For those looking for more budget-friendly options:
VE MONK PLUS (imp: 64Ω) / Head-Fi review - $5
TY Hi-Z HP-150 (imp: 150Ω) / Head-Fi review - $25
HE 150 (imp: 150Ω) / Head-Fi review - $15

Out of these, I've only so far tried the VE MONK PLUS and for $5, it packs a good punch. Bass is a bit weak, but it's surprisingly good. Meanwhile, I'm awaiting arrival of the others mentioned, which I'll receive in a few days. But the Head-fi reviews seems to be pretty positive. Something to look at, since headphones above 50ohm impedance is few and far between in the budget segment.

Also, if you're not a fan of earbuds, then there the Superlux HD668B for $40. This is another one I want to eventually pick up and give a try, but haven't done so yet. These are not necessarily endorsements, but a nudge in the direction in case any of these fit anyone's needs.

EDIT: I just received the HE 150 and the TY Hi-Z and tried them out and.. they're actually quite good. Punches WAY above its class. These are solid headphones and I can definitely/strongly recommend all three models mentioned above.

u/SvedishBotski · 4 pointsr/audioengineering

My mastering professor a while back recommended these as a dirt-cheap pair of fairly decent reference headphones: https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8

He said they're surprisingly good for mixing and mastering. Although you should avoid using headphones in general, if you absolutely have to, these will be a good cheap set.

Headphones in general seem to be a bit bass-heavy. That is in order to counteract the headphones lack of bass by design. It has to do with the way sound travels and the size of the speaker itself. Little tiny speakers in headphones cant accurately produce low frequencies. So they include EQ in various ways to trick the ear into hearing bass. Reference headphones exist, but they'll never replace a pair of good monitors in a good room. They can definitely work on a budget setup or when you just can't get access to a set of monitors though.

u/4wh457 · 4 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

That board has ALC1150 (which is also properly implemented) so you should be fine without a soundcard as long as you stick to not too hard to drive headphones. If I was in your shoes and looking for affordable headphones mainly for gaming but that also work well for music or any other use case along with a good sounding microphone this is the combo I'd personally get:


https://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Velvet-Replacement-Cushion-Headphones/dp/B00KLPRQMO (because the stock earpads are fairly crappy despite the headphones otherwise being extremely good for the price)


All this would cost 66.97$ and beat any "gaming headset" under 150$. The ONLY gaming headset I'd personally trust/get is the GAME ONE by Sennheiser and even that is slightly overpriced for what you're actually getting in terms of headphone and mic sound quality. Pretty much everything else is either massively overpriced and/or sounds worse than a Koss Porta Pro.

u/GReedyGRapefruit · 4 pointsr/boardsofcanada

Any good headphones would work. You can refer to /r/headphones' recommendation page.

Personally I can recommend Superlux HD668b's if you're on budget. Best sounding headphones for the price.

u/pridetwo · 4 pointsr/headphones

These are big cups, removable/replaceable cable, and decently good sound for the $44 they cost

They are semi open tho so depends on if you don't mind some music leaking out and outside sounds leaking in.

Or you could spend $50 for ZMF oval pads in cowhide that will last forever and you can just slap them on to every headphone you use

u/Trazac · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is going to sound shitty, but the thing that will get the most out of them is to return them and get headphones that are actually good.

Gaming headsets are almost universally bad. Simulated 7.1 is also not better than just straight up stereo. Even actual 7.1 headphones, which are crazy expensive, aren't better than stereo headphones. These Superlux HD688B headphones are cheaper but way better. You can pair that with a $10 clip-on microphone (one that clips onto the headphones, not you) and you will sound better to other people and have far better headphones.

u/admiralnorman · 4 pointsr/buildapc

> Superlux hd668b

This is a terrible recommendation because they are a gateway drug to owning 3 different pairs of cans for no reason along with a Desktop headphone amp.

Also the Superlux HD 681 are $29 and would also work well. ;-)

u/Balcrim · 3 pointsr/Vive

I wanted some big-ish decent quality sounding headphones that had a short cord. II also wanted the headphones to stick well to my head, so no falling off while I'm jumping around like an idiot. What I ordered was these VERY inexpensive Superlux headphones. (Has great reviews for the cost. Don't really wanna use a gaming headset for this either.)

So there's that, along with a one foot extension cable

The idea of this was brought up by someone on the Vive Discord server. Forgot who it was, but kudos to him. Getting my package in this Friday.

u/Will0saurus · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Honestly I'd stay away from 'gaming headsets' in general, they're typically overpriced just because they have a crappy mic built in. I have these headphones at the moment + a clip on mic and it's great for gaming, only a couple of quid more than the turtle beach ones.

u/tplink3r1 · 3 pointsr/WindowsMR

The SuperLux HD668B are not gaming headphones, but the audio is superior to what most high-end gaming headsets have and they are also very light, comfortable, and cheap. I think they should fit well on the WMR headsets, but i'm not completely sure and i can't test it on the Odyssey since it has headphones attached to it.


u/nathris · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Absolutely. If you must get a gaming headset then go with a Razer Carcharias, but you'd be better off keeping your mic and better headphones, eg

u/singe8 · 3 pointsr/headphones

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

Source : Phone and PC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

u/__REV__ · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I highly recommend against "gaming" headsets. They are usually overpriced for the components they use. I went with the route of using a set of semi-open back headphones and clip on mic for a bit. I've since upgraded to a NEWER condenser microphone. Either way:

Cheap but very good quality heaphones

super cheap but decent mic

Also I recommend these earpads. They lessen the low end a bit and make the headphones x100 more comfortable.

edit: just realized that's the "recommended combo" on amazon lmao. Either way its ~52 USD and a great deal. Compare the quality of this setup and its right up there with 100 dollar "gaming" headphones. Also semi-open and open headphones are great for FPS games because of the open soundscape.

u/karmapopsicle · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

Two ways to go. I will actually give you a decent headset recommendation just in case that's the way he wants to go.


Skullcandy SLYR in fact. Now of course the brand has done a good deal to gain a reputation of flashy products with low quality, but they absolutely upped their game with this one. Great sound quality, and a solid mic.

Headphones and mic.

For the mic, definitely a Blue Microphones Snowball. The Ice version is relatively inexpensive, and awesome for picking up voice for VOIP/games.

For headphones, there's a mountain of options available. Some good options however:

u/VanillaWaferX · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Well I have a pair of these and they sound very good. Open back so good for gaming. But they also sound very good for movies/shows. I also have a pair of their cheaper pair. I would suggest the hd668bs if your budget is including the mic. (watch MD for them though as I got my 668b's for the same price as the 681's). Also if you decide to go with either of those. Get the AKG 240 comfort pads trust me. Enough of my biased suggestions. These are also decent, I have used a pair of these for gaming and they sound pretty good IMO. They would also be good for media.

There is other good headphones out there within your budget, but i won't recommend anything I haven't personally used. Read through what others suggest as well.

u/wilb0b · 3 pointsr/letsplay

I agree with having better headphones than cheapo-depot brand types. My old pair that I used to use which I would still recommend are the SuperLux HD668b. They might be a little steep but they're are actually close representations of a $300 pair of Beyerdynamic headphones. They have a close to flat response so that means they don't have any boosted audio in the lows, mids, or highs which makes monitoring audio way easier. Plus they're actually great for FPS games due to the open sound stage so you can hear directional audio much better. Music won't sound that great to an average listener but these are giving you a much closer and accurate sound of what the producer was hearing when engineering the audio.

u/TyroKith · 3 pointsr/SSBM

I second using open or semi-open headphones. Originally I had these for reasons unrelated to Melee / gaming but I use these Superlux HD 668B headphones I got a couple years ago. At $50 they won't break the bank, and I've read that for the sound quality you're getting for the money they're quite nice.

Edit: I dunno anything about them but maybe the $40 semi-open Superlux HD 681 might be even better?

u/rootbeerfetish · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Hi! I'm by no means an expert on the subject but I did learn a few things while pursuing a quality audio experience and its kind of turned into a new hobby.

Simulating surround sound was something I wanted to achieve as well when shopping for headphones a while back. Something I learned is that the headphones themselves can't really do this. The right kind of headphones (and sometimes software) can help this effect but you can't magically turn 2 channels (I.E. right and left) into 4 or more to get multi-directional sound. In gamery types of headphones, the marketing makes all kinds of claims that its the total fault of the headphones but it's simply not true.

The only real way to get a simulated surround effect in your headphones is if the source had this in mind from the get go. And after that good quality headphones can help a bit further. This can be easily demonstrated with this video. Plug in ANY pair of headphones in your house and for added effect? Close your eyes. Seriously even 3 dollar earbuds from the dollar store will work. And what you'll notice is a full high-quality multi-directional, surround sound experience from just youtube and whatever headphones you happened to try. Neat! But how?

Games and movies ect need to have an audio engineer design the sound with this concept in mind known as binaural. In games, this is usually the "headphone" mode in options settings. Or it'll just be on by default. There are times where a game simply won't have it and no amount of software can change that going into your headphones. Software can't magically know that the bullet was supposed to be behind you instead of in front of you.

What does this mean? That you can get virtual/simulated surround sound from pretty much any pair of headphones? Yes! Learning this concept to me was the beginning of something new. I started looking at simple high-quality headphones that could help make the effect even more dramatic.

I learned about open vs closed back headphones. Closed back headphones make you feel like the sound is sort of coming from inside your own head. This is fine especially if you want to block out other sounds from your room or house ect. Open back headphones let sound in your headphones from the outside, allowing for a more natural 3D effect in most cases. I did a lot of research on open back headphones. I ended up getting the AD900x's. I know this might be expensive-ish but there's a good option for optimal sound on a budget.

I got this combo deal for my fiance. You'll get an open back experience to help further the 3d effect you're after and ontop of that these headphones sound fucking GREAT for the money. Seriously makes me mad that I was buying gaming headphones for all these years leading up to what I learned. Check it out.

  • Headphones
  • Replacement earpads. (optional) The stock ones made me and my fiance's ear sweat like crazy. Not comfortable.
  • Microphone.

    Now, this is just a suggestion. Just use whatever you thought sounded better when it came to your logitech's or Beats after making sure headphone mode was on in the game you're playing. Hopefully, I've given you enough to do your own research on the subject. But. For the money? I found this combo to be amazing for gaming and surround sound. Just make sure you always turn on "headphone mode" in games and you'll get the 3D experience you're after. Learn more at https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/


    TLDR; Some audio nerd info. I'd personally just use whatever you thought sounded better when it came to your logitech's or Beats after making sure headphone mode was on in the game you're playing. Seeing as the surround sound effect is mostly due to the source. If you ever want to try and make the 3D effect more dramatic I linked a suggestion on a budget.

u/Daktush · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

>Why go AMD? I ask because I could still go either way

Better all rounder. Support underdog (better for industry if you care). Socket is new meaning you will have easier time upgrading. Longer lifespan because significantly better multithreading.

>Adaptive sync?

Freesync/Gsync. They match refresh rate of monitor to graphic card output Hz. Makes big difference in smoothness and screen tearing - Gsync (Nvdia version) has a pretty significant premium. You are locked to one of the two depending on your graphics card manufacturer (AMD=Freesync, Nvdia=Gsync)

>PSU is one of the last things I want to upgrade.

You mean you want the one you buy to last you a long time? I tell you, you are most probably overpaying for capacity you will not use with that build but if you have an upgrade path in mind sure

>I can't really afford a SSD with the price of the GPU right now:(

Dig under a couch and get a 128gb SSD. Throw fans out, downgrade PSU, MOBO, throw paste out even downgrade CPU if you have to (yours would pair better with 1070 anyway). SSD is the best upgrade you can make to your comp and it is cheap as fuck

>What external optical would you suggest?

Cheapest, likely use it once or twice then it will sit gathering dust somewhere. But in any case it's good to have one (well, not a computer case)

>Why the g502?

Most recommended gaming mouse, absolutely brilliant. Only complaints I have ever heard are that it is a little too big and a little too heavy even without its adjustable weights on. Mice guide from logicalincrements

>Those Logitech are 40$

Suit yourself. These ones I got for 15 bucks on sale and I bet they sound better

Edit: Just made a comment for someone just ascended with websites you might find useful

u/NagyAudio · 3 pointsr/buildapc

To add onto this: SHP 9500s are amazing for their price. They easily compete with $100-$150 headphones. I'd say they are well worth going over budget by $5 for.

The cable on them is removable and just a standard 3.5mm cable. HUGE plus here, mainly because the cable they come with is not great, but also because it allows the use of a VModa Boom Pro. So they would basically be a gaming headset with that attachment down the road.

If you can't splurge the extra money, opt for a Superlux HD668B for around $40.

u/1311854 · 3 pointsr/Bass

I live in an apartment... I don't think I would be able to practice without headphones.

I plug these into a DI and they sound pretty good..

If you are looking for headphone advice, check out r/headphones; It is a great sub with a lot of good advice on buying headphones.

u/tgujay · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Shipping kills it but these are pretty much the best headphones you'll get for $30.

On Amazon here for pretty much the shipped price without having to wait for MassDrop.

If someone has them and wants to sell they could probably be had for $30 or less here.

u/OverdoseDelusion · 3 pointsr/gaming

No, no it isn't.

I picked up a Innogear Cardioid and a seperate pair of Superlux HD668Bs for a hell of a lot cheaper, and with amazing audio quality, both Mic and Headset.

I even bought Velour pads for the headset for extra comfort, and STILL cheaper, and i have no Static Interference and i can hear an enemy fart from 3 floors up with pinpoint precision.

Stop thinking you need to pay stupid prices for lower quality, you are paying for the word "gaming".

u/EMoneySC2 · 3 pointsr/Bass

I highly recommend these Superlux headphones. Fantastic at their price point.

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones by Superlux http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_wBZwtb1HSMV4Q

u/WillMase · 3 pointsr/DotA2

You thought about getting some good headphones and a separate mic? You can get a decent speedlink clip on mic (google speedlink spes) for £5 in the UK which isn't much more in Euros then just get a decent pair of headphones on top. You know companies charge extra just for putting the word 'gaming' in the name of the headset.

Pros of separates:

Can wear headphones outside without looking like a goon

Probably better quality


Not 'all in one'

Just a suggestion.

I'm a bit of an audiophile and sound nerd and for your budget these headphones are meant to sound as good as headphones that cost a lot more: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Superlux-HD668B-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8

GL with what ever you decide to do!

EDIT: If you can push your budget more these headphones are meant to be exceptional at their price point too http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-51EF0060AA001-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000W6Y0JY

u/ozzyofpi · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Superlux HD668B - These are amazing for the price.

Zalman Mic - pretty decent for basic voice chat. Although if you're streaming or making videos, you'd want something better. It clips onto your headphone cable and uses your computers mic jack.

u/the_lost_carrot · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I took this advice and haven't looked back. With your budget I would look at these


then get a zalman mike for a few extra bucks. The

u/StoneColdSteeliness · 2 pointsr/Vive

I just got the Superlux HD668B headphones and they are working great. I don't notice them when I have the headset on and they plug directly into the female headset aux cord. The aux cable coming from the headphones is about an inch and is a male end (you can see it in the picture on the link). They don't break the bank, don't have to deal with the aux cord, and feel comfortable on long play sessions.

u/Big-Angry-Duck · 2 pointsr/SiegeAcademy

Depends what you want from sound. For 20-30 I would go for:

Superlux HD668bs -

Incredible value sounding very similar to Beyerdynamic DT 990s (£120ish), these headphones have a very large soundstage (good for shooters to gauge distance), great detail. Downsides are the plastic feels a bit weak, but it's no worse than what you would find on a gaming headset.

I've used these frequently over two years and highly attest to their quality. Open back so sound leaks out (preferred).

£30 on Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Studio-Headphones/Superlux-HD668B-Headphones-Black/B003JOETX8

EDIT - I was gonna suggest the Takstar Pro 80s (the headphone Hyper X Cloud II is based off) as they used to be around £25. However, they seem to be completely unavailable. If you can find them, they're a solid choice. They are closed back, but preferred if you game in a very loud environment.

u/audiosampling · 2 pointsr/MyNoise

I see... There is kind of small sub that will be able to play frequencies down to the orange slider, maybe (slightly) the red, on calibrated noises. It is not bad.

In the $100-150 range, I am not sure you will be able to achieve a significant improvement in quality. However, for the same amount of money, you can get fantastic headphones! Listening myNoise through nice headphones, is a totally different experience, believe me. If you haven't yet... you will hear things that you never heard before. If you are a myNoise fan, you will need headphones at some point ;-)

You don't need to invest much, to have nice sounding headphones... My favorite among the cheapest ones available are the HD668b for USD 35...

u/RealMattorious · 2 pointsr/Vive

Not designed for the Vive per se, but the Superlux HD668B headphones are a perfect fit. The cord is designed to be replacable, so there's a short 3.5mm male connecter right on the end of the headset that fits perfectly into the Vive's female jack. It's made my Vive experience so much better.

u/Delectrixz · 2 pointsr/Vive

Yeah i use these which must be a generation behind: Superlux HD668B Headphones same principle with the jack and no need for extra cable which is fantastic and the sound quality is great too!

u/DreDawgg · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace


I love these. They are very neutral and accurate about the sound. If you are a bassfreak and need fucktons of bass these are not the headphones for you. I bought these because they have very accurate sound and they are very comfortable. I wear glasses and lots of headphones pin the arms of my glasses to the sides of my head making it very painful. I can wear these for 12+ hours at a time and forget I'm wearing them.

u/ronaldgoddamnreagan · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux HD 668b

They are very bright headphones with a lot of treble, decent bass, and decent mids. They are semi-open but not completely open (small vents on the earcup). A poor mans beyerdynamic.

The stock earpads suck and are uncomfortable as ever, but you can buy these velvet pads that will fit and are a great upgrade from the stock pads, even improving the sound.

u/TeamWorkOPleaseNerf · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For a monitor a 1440p 144 hz one shall pair great with your card https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qnqhP6/samsung-lc27jg50qqnza-270-2560x1440-144hz-monitor-lc27jg50qqnza , this samsung has great colors and is highly regarded. Just remember high settings on games are good enough.

These headphones are great for the price https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8

They offer a clear, wide soundstage while not having bass. Not recommended it you are into bass tho, also they might be uncomfortable for some people but thats hard to tell. With a bit more budget get the legendary sennheiser 559b. Remember all of these can be made "surround" with software solutions.

u/ExtReM_Lapin · 2 pointsr/france

Quand je parles de matos de pro (vêtements). J'entend les manteaux d’expédition/chasse/militaire.

Après c'est sûr que avec du matos militaire tu peux te taper l'affiche mais quand tu commence à utiliser par exemple un sac militaire, t'en change jamais, car aucun sac civil ne les vaut, que ça soit niveau fonctionnalité ou qualité.
TAD, par exemple ont commencé à faire des vêtements plus sobre que leur 1eres séries, car ils se sont aperçu que leur matos était aussi acheté par des civils.

Pareil pour les sèches-lignes/machines à laver, tu prend du matos industriel/fait pour les laveries, ton matos tombera jamais en panne, mais là ça vas te coûter plus cher.

Idem pour les casque audios, prend pas un truc nomade, prend toi un casque de studio à 50€ qui fait le même taf qu'un nomade à 250€, ca va juste pomper la batterie de ton portable/mp3 plus vite mais tu vas économiser 200€.

Toujours pareil pour les chaussures, je suis passés de converses, puis à des Doc Martens et ensuite à des rangers d'intervention (Les Spider 8 de Magnum), et rien ne les vaut, à ma connaissance pour ce prix.

Les Docs c'est bien pour marcher, pour courir, c'est autre-chose, et en été j'en parles pas.

TL;DR : Prend pas du matos qui est beau, prend du matos qui fait son taf, même s'il est moche.

u/motionglitch · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Since you already have a mic, why not go for a headphones with a far more better quality? Your ears will thank you, trust me.

Few examples:
TASCAM TH02-B Closed-Back Stylish Headphone
Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Or splurge a bit more and go for an Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

More info on why gaming headset sucks in this post here at PCMR a few months back

u/a4mula · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace


Best bang for the buck cans out there imo. With that being said, they're not wireless and they're not foldable so toting them is cumbersome but it's what I use.

u/AreYouOKAni · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux 668b for gaming. Their soundstage is ridiculous and they are $40 on Amazon right now.


They would do for proper music as well, but allow me to recommend you save up a little and buy Sennheiser Urbanite On-ears for your commute. Those are truly glorious for rock, electronic and hiphop. No idea about nature sounds, though, not really into them)


And yes, iOS version works on Android, except for the mic and the remote. Get Android version if you need those.

u/thirdmeasurement · 2 pointsr/Djent

I don't really like IEMs, but if you're looking for some cans, I really like the Superlux HD668B - they're pretty precise and neutral, which are important for metal IMO:


The Koss PortaPros are pretty okay for the price if a little bass heavy. Build quality has gotten worse over the years but they do have a lifetime warranty:


I like Audio Technica's stuff for metal as well, but definitely a little more pricey. Nolly has mixed some of the Periphery stuff as well as AAL's Joy of Motion on ATH-50's, which is my main pair of headphones atm.

u/Ranelpia · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'm looking at getting a new headset with a mic for gaming and online communication.

  • Budget: About $100 CAD. I can go a little higher, but I'd prefer to stay relatively budget-minded.
  • Source: They'll most commonly plug into either my PS4 controller, or my computer. I've heard some of the more powerful headsets need additional power or something? But they're probably outside of my budget anyway. I don't know if those would work out of a PS4 controller, either.
  • Requirements for Isolation: I'll be using it at home, so there's not a big need for isolation, although sometimes I use it at night, and don't want to wake the family.
  • Preferred Type of Headphone: I guess the best ones for gaming would be full-sized or something? I don't have much experience with headphones, just the occasional IEM and my current headset, which is:
  • Past headphones: Microsoft LX-3000. It's not the greatest thing in the world, but it was $30, and that was really all I cared about. It creaks/rubs whenever I turn my head, move my jaw, or otherwise make any motion, which transfer directly into my ears. It's a plasticky, irritating sound, but I don't know if that's just a characteristic of headsets in general, or just the cheap ones.
  • Preferred tonal balance: Not an audiophile, so I'm gonna go with balanced? I probably wouldn't notice the difference.

    I went to the purchase assistant, and looked at the options there. I was thinking of a SHP9500 with the V-Moda boom, but I'm hearing both praise and criticisms at the 9500. Also, I was only able to find them for $130, which is a little more than the ~$60 USD the assistant had. The alternatives I'm looking at are the Superlux 668B ($57), 681 (about the same price), or the 681-EVO ($72). However, I don't know if there's compatibility between the V-Moda and any of these, I've never used a mic that didn't come attached to the headset before. If I look for an all-in-one package, maybe a HyperX Cloud ($104)? I'm just going by the recommendations in the Assistant page here, I've got no idea what I'm doing, I just want the best value for my dollar, and a headset that doesn't creak.

u/TheLifelessOne · 2 pointsr/iphone

If you're not willing to pay a ton of money for headphone, then I would recommend the same pair I own: The Superlux HD688B.

They aren't the absolute best headphones, but they're pretty damned good, and ranked #10 on head-fi.

u/plus_c · 2 pointsr/headphones

I believe he meant the Superlux 668b

u/SnoopySnoopSnoop · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hello, I decided to buy my first real headphones, and Superlux 668B looks like a good choice (link).

Some questions:

  • Are they worth it for this price? (29.99€)

  • I heard they can be used with V-MODA BoomPro and similar mics, but they will be dangling because the cable sticks out (which I love). Is this a problem?

  • Stock pads suck, would like something that doesn't make my head pulsate after some time. Has to be from german Amazon (there's an option to switch to english language) and eligible for dispatch to Lithuania.

  • Will I need an amp or anything like that? I'm planning to plug headphones to the back of my pc.

    Thanks to anyone who bothered to read this!
u/LBriar · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

Superlux 668Bs. Replace the pads with velour as it completely ups the comfort level and ability to wear them long term (the stock pleather pads are a sweaty nightmare). Sound quality and response is great for what they cost. I'd call them a sweet spot for value until you get up into the $2-300 range. They're not going to stand up to Senn 800s (or 650s for that matter), but at the price point I wholeheartedly recommend them.

u/crankykong · 2 pointsr/atheism

Budget tip: http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8

In germany, you actually get them for 30,-€, and they are awesome.

u/finalremix · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm a bit late, but 3 pairs.

KOSS PortaPro On Ear Headphones with Case, Black / Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00001P4ZH/

Alternatively, Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006B486K/

Same thing as portapro buttons ear clips instead of a headband

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JOETX8/

Plantronics 202180-01 RIG Surround PC Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound-Enabled USB Amp, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NJTTPR8

All sound great. The RIG audio thing plugs into USB, allows a phone or mp3 player to mix into your audio, and has a standard headphone jack coming out of it, if you don't like the headset that comes with it.

u/Eso · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

In the market for a new headset, let's say $120 maximum.

I've been looking at maybe getting Superlux HD668B headphones and an Antlion Modmic, but does anyone have any other suggestions, either for a gaming headset or separate headphones and mic?

I'm currently using a Chinese gaming headset I got off aliexpress and the audio quality is serviceable but the mic is way too quiet.

I'd prefer a headset style microphone rather than a desk mic, because I often game in the same room as my wife watching TV or my son playing and I don't want to pick up room noise.

u/IBitePrettyHard · 2 pointsr/Rockband

A home theater system is good for parties or casual players, but you'd be able to hear the songs more clearly if you went with headphones IMHO. Get an HDMI audio extractor (about $30) and a Behringer MicroAmp ($25) and the appropriate cables and you're good to go. I'd recommend open-ear headphones like THIS.

And here's a cheaper alternative.

If you're in a noisy environment though, closed headphones might be better.

u/swiftlysauce · 2 pointsr/buildapc

avoid gaming headset, buy a good pair of headphones and a seperate microphone, you'll get much better sound quality for the price, especially in the headphones department.

For $70, I would recommend the Samson SR850 headphones with these Velvet earpads because the stock earpads are pretty bad, but the headphones sound GREAT for the price. Build quality is average.

For a mic, the Zalman ZM Mic1 is a common mic. It sounds great and it easily attaches to your headphones cable (those Samson) have a pretty thick cable so it won't fall off).


Superlux HD 668b Identical sounding to the Samsons, but are designed differently, sometimes are cheaper, those earpads are still recommended)

Superlux HD 681 or 681 EVO They basically sound like the 668b/SR850, but just a little worse overall, but you won't beat them for $30. The earpads are still recommended.

u/ship__ · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

These and these have active noise cancelling

However most closed back over ear headphones tend to have pretty good passive noise cancellation, so here are some.
1 2 3 4 5 6

I wouldn't recommend the Bluedio headphones if you have biggish ears, all the others look fine.

u/CapCharlisimo · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

If you're looking for good headphones for $40, go for these. They're around $50 now, but I got them at $30 so they're bound to go down again. Plus, if you need a mic, just get a cheap clip-on. Sound quality will be much better with headphones + clip-on mic.

u/AlyxFreeman · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Ah poor guy. Those Turtle Beaches were my first headset. Thought they were good till I got these and realized how awful the sound quality was.

u/Dog1259 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I recommend not buying a headset at all. Most headsets are just terrible in either the sound or microphone department. Its easier to just use a decent pair of headphones, like such, then attach a modmic, or something similar.

u/AnimusNoctis · 2 pointsr/headphones

I already recommended the Superlux HD668B to someone else today, but they're sort of my go-to budget recommendation and they're some of the best in your price range as far as sound. They're not the most comfortable though, so if that's a concern you may want to look elsewhere.

u/SirBindy · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'm getting a ModMic and am planning to slap it in one of these:

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_oXpGub07A45SR

Phenomenal for the price.

u/MMS21 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux HD668B or AKG K52

My budget is £35, currently have the Hyper X Cloud 2 (use with PC) but it doesn't work on my phone :(

You can't get the K92 in black so I decided on the K52s, which headphones should I buy? (Give pros and cons please)

I won't be using this headphones in public, only at home.

u/CoronerDonut · 2 pointsr/buildapc

What's your maximum budget?

  • CPU: Biggest problem with the build. Your CPU uses last generation's architecture and is awful compared to Ryzen. Replacements: Ryzen 5 2600 (138 Euro) OR Ryzen 2200G/2400G (100/145 Euro). The R5 2600 is way more powerful than your A12 for 40 Euro more. The 2200G/2400G are a bit less powerful than the 2600 BUT they have decent integrated graphics, meaning you can save up to buy a better GPU in the future.

  • Memory: You should try to use two sticks of RAM to take advantage of dual channel memory, so it would be better to by 2x8GB instead of 1x16GB. You can also buy 1x8GB and buy another identical model 8GB stick later on. Best value sticks I could find for +20 Euros is G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (141 Euro). They're also faster than your current RAM at 3200Mhz vs 2400Mhz.

  • Storage: SSDs are getting very cheap now, so you can consider getting a 500GB. I've never heard of the brand TCSunBow so I switched you to a Kingston 240GB SSD which I think is a budget but more reputable brand.

  • Video Card: If you choose to get a Ryzen 2200G or 2400G, you don't need to buy a video card immediately. They have integrated GPUs that are decently powerful. They're not amazing but if you can live with it, you can save up some more money and buy a better GPU later on. The RX 550 is not very powerful and not an efficient use of money. If you're going to get a dedicated GPU, I would purchase at minimum a GTX 1050Ti.

  • PSU: Be very careful about the PSU you choose. Make sure it's from a reliable brand (Google search) because a bad PSU can destroy the rest of your components. Do not try to save money on a PSU. Also, your system does not need anywhere close to 700W, your components will be very power efficient. This Seasonic 450W PSU is 80+ Gold and has semi-modular (detachable) cables for easier cable management. It's worth the 70 Euros.

  • Headphones: Get Superlux HD668Bs for the same price, they're probably one of the top budget headphones and is recommended by /r/headphones.

    Here's an example build I put together:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor | €146.96 @ Amazon Italia
    Motherboard | ASRock - AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | €117.26 @ Amazon Italia
    Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | €141.80 @ Amazon Italia
    Storage | Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | €41.78 @ Amazon Italia
    Case | SHARKOON - CA-I Mini ITX Desktop Case | €42.31 @ Amazon Italia
    Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | €70.82 @ Amazon Italia
    Keyboard | IOGEAR - Quietus RF Desktop Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse | €14.70 @ Amazon Italia
    Headphones | Superlux - HD668B Headphones | €43.29 @ Amazon Italia
    Speakers | Logitech - Z120 0W 2ch Speakers | €18.19 @ Amazon Italia
    Other| [BUY THIS LATER] Decent GPU like GTX 1050/RX 570 or better|
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
    | Total | €637.11
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-02 13:46 CEST+0200 |

u/Asexual_sarcasm · 2 pointsr/Gaming_Gear

I love my 668B's they don't have a mic so that might be important to you. You could get one of these and it clips onto the cable

u/Dallagen · 2 pointsr/headphones

The G930 actually doesn't sound good for it's price at all.

at $60ish CAD you can get Superlux HD668Bs.

This is a great mic for the price.

u/homeboi808 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

If you are doing music creation, get headphones. Get both the Superlux 668B's and Xiaomi Piston III's, they can't be beat for the price, check Rtings (the Xiaomi is the little brother of the 1More Tripple Driver, I have both and they sound identical, the 1More just has better tips/accessories and works with iOS' volume controls). Then, spend the rest on a DAC/AMP, such as the FiiO E10K.

u/FinalDigital · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

Yes. I've tried all kinds of "gamer" headphones and sets - Razer's junk, Kingston's junk, Skullcandy is laughable, Bose is overpriced and overfeatured, Beats is like two subwoofers on your ears and throwing everything else out the window. They are all $25 headphones made in a crappy chinese factory that have high failure rates and terrible balance. They tune a lot of them for bass, which is exactly what you don't need in competitive gaming instances - you need balance, clarity and accurate position reproduction. The only one I would recommend, if you're not going to bother with getting a nice set of headphones and a mod mic, is the Sennheiser PC360. I haven't tried any of their newer gaming line, but the Sennheiser PC360 is basically an HD598 with a 5 dollar mic attached that tacked on another $100.

For those looking for decent headphones on a budget you won't do better than these Superlux cans for $40. They rival my next pair of headphones that cost 4x as much: https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/

I use AKG K553 Pro's when in an office or noisy environment for about $150: https://www.amazon.com/AKG-3280H00100-K-553-Pro/dp/B00X3MT7F6/

When I've got the house to myself, with little background noise, on come the openback $500 AKG K702 65th Anniversary Editions: https://www.head-fi.org/f/showcase/akg-k702-65th-anniversary-edition.15885/ . Nothing comes close to rivaling these, that I have tried, for less than $1k.

All these are neutral sounding headphones, and I adjust the EQ based on what I'm listening to, whether its a movie, gaming, type of music, etc. Tuning in more bass when I want it is much easier than having to tune out shitty bassy headphones when its just too much to handle.

u/acyclovir31 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux 668b Superlux

AKG k240 AKG

u/prymortal69 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Superlux 668B, I don't rate them highly in sound, but i cant say they are bad. Those youtube videos saying they sound like a $150~300 headphone are wrong, they sound like a $30~60 headphone but have a great XL soundstage comparable to more expensive headphones, As for imaging(accuracy) i cant remember, bit of a bassy sound, lacking in mids, some say they have decent highs (mine didnt have much in the way of highs or mids....). Price to performance they are worth it. Work well in gaming, more so single player & RPG/MMO's.

u/90guys · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'm not really a headphone buff so I'm just gonna put everything that may be useful here because I'm not 100% sure what exact info you need. I know I won't find anything dead on to what I want so just fit it as best as you can.

I'm looking for a decent set of headphones to use primarily for listening to progressive metal like Dream Theater and Haken, as well as power metal such as Sabaton, HammerFall, and Blind Guardian. The gold standard of what I want a mix to sound like is Haken's album Affinity.

I also am a PC gamer, but gaming is less important in my headphones than listening to music. I also listen to audiobooks, and the only thing headphones affect there is being comfortable over a long period of time, ie 3-4 hours with occasional short breaks.

Budget <$100, though I don't care if I get a $90 pair of headphones or a $50 pair of headphones and a $40 amp, whatever is gonna sound best. Also, I don't need to spend $100, I'm good with $40 or $50 ones.

I prefer leather pads, synthetic is fine. I hate felt pads.

Full sized, over ear headphones that will fit over my large ears.

Leaning towards bass, but with bands like Blind Guardian and HammerFall and sometimes even Dream Theater too much bass causes the whole thing to sound bad. I'm a bassist myself and would like at least enough bass to be able to hear the low end in most situations. Neutral or bassy are both fine though.

Leakage is a non issue. Open is great but whatever is fine.

Will remain stationary at my desk. Will sometimes be plugged into things other than my PC, such as my phone while it is on the desk or a CD player.

I'd like it to be decently durable. I'm not looking to get into headphone collecting as a hobby but do want a solid pair that will hold up for a good while.

I'd also like them to fit snugly to the head so that if I need to headbang I don't have to worry about them falling off.

I'd like a detachable cable, but this is secondary.

I don't really want to mod them.

What I've been looking at are the Superlux HD668B and HD681 EVO. Brand doesn't matter but from what research I've done these two seem the best two options so far.

Thanks for the help!

u/mdogg500 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I was just about to edit my original post they are actually the 9500s and apparrently they went up in price from when i bought them but these were the headphones i had before i bought the 9500s and they are semi open backs so they kinda split the difference between closed an opened but if you wan to take full advantage of open head phones these audio technicas are closer to the price range and are pretty good quality as well

u/Aladar-42 · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

These are generally considered some of the best under $50 phones. You can usually get them around $25. I got mine for $30 including EU VAT. Just this week I've wore them with my sunglasses with no discomfort, but YMMV. Some people do complain about the comfort of these, no idea why, they are like pillows to me. They're little bright, but otherwise really good stuff, good frequency response, nice instrument separation and the bass is at about perfect level for me, even harder techno genres sound good. Note, though, that if you want your music really bass heavy, these aren't for you.


u/TKP74 · 2 pointsr/Vive

I use these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Superlux-HD668B-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8 great sound very light and a perfect cord length for the vive ;-)

u/dragoonjefy · 2 pointsr/Vive

For under $50, you can't go wrong with:

Superlux HD668B headsets. They are very lightweight, and from every single review I've read online or seen on youtube, they compete with $150-$200 studio headphones. In music, the 'treble' can be a little rough for some people, it can be very crisp. But in gaming, they've said this isn't an issue and makes for an INCREDIBLE soundstage in-game. Also, they come with a small 3ft cable AND a longer cable; the 3ft cable is perfect for jacking into the vive.

Everyone suggests You also pick up Velour replacement pads as the pads that come stock leave a lot to be desired and may be uncomfortable. Luckily, placing them both in your Amazon cart brings your total to JUST AT $49 and some change, which nets you FREE SHIPPING as well. So you're better off grabbing the pads :) /thread

u/Kiskavia · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

HD668B's with external microphone.

u/Expat123456 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Just get her Superlux HD668B, affordable powerhouses and everyone will be happy.

u/Matthais · 2 pointsr/FortNiteBR

If you don't feel like splashing out on the Phillips being recommended (bit pricey for my taste), I swear by these Superlux HD668Bs - Great value, sound and build quality. Unfortunately the included vinyl ear pads aren't good, but with a cheap replacement set like these they're very comfortable (have one set at work and another at home, so basically wearing them for half my day without issue).

u/Mikezorz99 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I have the Superlux HD 668B's myself. They're low impedance so you don't need a dedicated amplifier to drive them which is a good thing if you're on a budget, and good for recording purposes. They're a knock off of the AKG k 240s, which is a $150 headphone. The Superlux's sound almost as good. I don't think anything can beat it for the price.

Edit: link to both headphones, 668B's and 681's

u/The_Betrayer1 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace


Great for the money.

I personally use the Audio Technica ATH-AD700X but they are out of your price range.

u/Sen7ryGun · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Gaming headsets are shit, over priced, sound bad and fall to bits on the inside of a couple of years.

You can get a kickass Hi-Fi headphone+DAC/amp solution and a clip in mic for less than the price of most gaming headsets that will last year's if not decades.

Gamers are the easiest market in the world to milk easy cash out of with shit products. All you need is RGB lighting and "vidyagaemz" written on the box.

You want a totally fuckin rad pair of bargain basement headphones and a dedicated external sound solution that gets your audio processing outside the EMI/RFI hell that is the inside of your PC case, sits on par with Beyer DT 990s, ATH-M50x and Sennheiser HD598s for sound quality, will live forever and comes in costing less than $120USD for the whole package, including a clip on mic? Take a look at the Superlux HD668b stereo headphones, the Fiio E10K USB DAC/amp and grab a Zalman ZM-mic1 to stick on the side.

Congratulations, you're now the owner of the best bang for your buck Hi-Fi headgear solution getting around and have just entered the world of high quality audio for gaming, music and movies. Time to leave gaming headsets behind.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I had these for a while which did the job , nothing special. I have this now but only really use them for watching films. I use these to play games with. Which would probably be more useful for you seeing as you dont have much room.

u/5asa · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_05sxDb389W93G

These are basically the updated Samsons (the Samsons are a rebrand of the original Superlux HD681). I would go with either because they are a great choice in terms of sound quality - nice, clean and crisp sound with a wide soundstage due to the semi-open design. Comfort is great, as well. Good luck!

u/Stole_My_Banana · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux Hd668b's are well inside your price range at $47 currently on amazon.


They have a detachable cable, and actually come with both a long 3 meter cable for desk use and a short 1 meter cable for use while "on the go" although these are the ugliest headphones you will ever see.

My biggest complaint for them is that they clamp VERY hard when you get them, I had to stretch them out to get them comfortable.

Check out the reviews for them on Head-fi


95% people love them...their only complaint being that they are RUTHLESS.

"These boys are unforgiving and bright and WILL show up your crappy music systems. If the recording was brightly mastered/crap, if your source is bad, if your cables are bright (esp. pure silver and silver plated stuff), if your amp/dac setup is too revealing THEN these babies are RUTHLESS. They will show up the brightness and amplify the crap out of the brightness to make ears bleed."

I used them with the factory cable and ran them off my mobo the whole time I had them and thought they sounded great....much better than any other headphones I had ever had.

I HIGHLY recommend these headphones to those on a budget

u/Hente · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you don't mind them being pretty big or leaking sound, then the Superlux HD668b/Samson SR850s are a good choice.

u/sw1nglinestapler · 2 pointsr/headphones

Maybe the Superlux 661 or Sony MDR-V6? Closed-back means you lose out on some soundstage for gaming, but very analytic sounding cans like these bring out all the little details which make it easier to pinpoint where things are happening. I personally think the Superlux 668b is the best bang for buck out there when it comes to gaming/general use headphones. They isolate surprisingly well for open-backed headphones, but for that same reason they do leak sound.

u/cgakdr · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget - $80-$100 total

Source - PC and Moto X

Isolation - Semi-open at worst, closed preferable.

Type - IEM and over

Balance - Flat or slightly bassy, not V

Past - Meelec A151 and Klipsh S4-II

Music - Variety of techno

When the A151s broke, I ordered the S4s and a new jack. Was pleased when jack worked and hated Klipsh's flat cable. Now the jack is broken again and I'm looking for new buds. I'm reposting from yesterday in an attempt to get more opinions.

I've been looking around this sub, and I've whittled my list down to these, with durability being the advice I'm searching for:


  • Meelec A151 - Great sound, pretty durable, but bad plug joint. Strongly considering.
  • Meelec M6 - Said to be extremely durable, but I'm worried about getting lo-fi sportbuds sound.
  • Monoprice 8320 - Heard they sounded great for the price, but it's the price and the gimmicky chrome plastic that has me worried.


  • Creative Aurvana Live! - Read that they're weak as paper, and a bit pricey for me.
  • Monoprice 8323 - Numerous reports of the headband cracking and losing one side of sound.
  • Sony V6 - VERY pricey, but I found a comment thread complimenting them, hence their inclusion.
  • Superlux HD668B - Supposedly better quality than the 681(Evo)s, and a dollar cheaper. Maybe.
  • Superlux HD 681 Very well sounding for the price range, but also very leaky.
  • Superlux HD-681 Evo - Highly rated and look to be awesome, strongly considering.

    Again, I'm looking for price, but durability is currently more important.
u/DJ_MD9 · 2 pointsr/purebattlefield

Headphones first:
Don't buy a headset. A "headset" is composed of a cheap pair of headphone drivers and a cheap microphone wrapped up in a chintzy, "gaming"-flavored package full of LEDs and shit, that gets sold at ridiculous markups. They're heavy and clunky, and honestly sound like crap. I find headset drivers to be almost too bass-heavy and their sound gets muddled. Listening to music on them sounds like you're listening to a recording from a nightclub, and when you play games with them, it's hard to separate one sound from another.

Instead, buy a nice pair of headphones, and a decent desktop microphone, and you'll not only spend less money, but you'll have better sound and a clearer recorded voice. I'd opt for a set of open-ear headphones, because they let you hear your voice as it normally sounds (put in a pair of noise-isolating earbuds or wear a pair of noise-isolating or noise-cancelling headphones and try speaking, you'll sound odd to yourself). For a ~30 Pound price range, I'd recommend these or these.

As for the microphone, just get a lapel microphone (like this one), or a desk microphone like this one (which is the Amazon best-seller for desktop microphones). Or you could get an around-the-ears microphone like this one, that you could then put your headphones over.

Next, for a mouse:
This depends a lot on personal preference. I'd recommend the Razer Deathadder, not only because they have one of the best sensors on the market (maintains perfect tracking even at extremely high speeds with no intrinsic negative acceleration, has adjustable DPI from 400 to 3500, etc.), but also because it is comfortable to hold and comfortable to use. The buttons are satisfying to click, the scroll wheel has just the right amount of tactile feedback, the cable is braided and flexible, etc. This mouse is 47.99 Pounds on Amazon (same link as earlier), but even with a budget three times as high, this is still the mouse I'd buy.

I find the R.A.T. mice to be gimmicks. Yes, you can twist some screws to change their length and whatnot, but the sensors are rather crappy ("DPI" means nothing to the quality of the sensor, you can get a $20 mouse with 3000 DPI; I only use 800 DPI anyways), and I'm also not a fan of how they look/feel. But, as with all mice, this comes down to individual preference.

u/fdsfgs71 · 2 pointsr/ToolBand

Here you go, these are probably the best headphones you can get for under $50 IMO.

Edit: Plus they're semi-open, which means they'll have a much better and larger soundstage than closed cans. Nothing like what you'd get with fully open backed headphones though, but these will give you a taste of what really good audiophile-grade headphones are like.

u/Olocool17 · 2 pointsr/Planetside

Performance wise, it looks pretty good! As others have said in this thread, the only thing that you can improve would be your cooling paste and removing your kind of pointless wired network adapter.

Now, for a bit of personal input on your pheripherals ;

Please, for the love of god don't buy the Devestator bundle. CM storm has really good products but the devestator isn't one of them. You'd better buy a CM storm Quickfire (I have the Ultimate one myself) and a mouse of your choice (G502 seems like a good option)

You may also want to have a mousepad but you probably have on of those. If not, just buy a Qck from Steelseries, they're very cheap & popular.

I also don't really recommend buying a headest ; all these popular 'gaming' brands are really pushing them recently but your best option is to pick some headphones and then attach a microphone on it yourself (HD668B and a ModMic/BoomMic)

However, there is one headset I know that's probably your best bet if you don't want to do all that, the HyperX Cloud II.

I realise these alternatives may be pretty costly to you, but either way I hope I helped!

u/rehpotsirhc123 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Also look at the Superlux HD668B, they're really good for the money, but the pads suck so you need to get new ones.


Whats really cool about them is that you can replace the wire with any 3.5mm headphone extension cable

u/orbital1337 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Well since your headset broke you should probably get a new headset first. Your best option there is to buy a pair of cheap headphones such as the well-regarded Superlux HD 668B and a clip-on mic like the Zalman Zm-Mic1. This combo is very cheap and will sound better than most (far more expensive) gaming headsets.

u/hanahlol · 2 pointsr/pcgaming


Great soundstage for gaming and well within your budget. Used these for a long time with the zalman clip on mic.

Personally wouldn't move to sennheisers unless you can bump your budget up 25$ for the senn hd558

u/Alabaz121 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have a pair of superlux HD 668B they have really good sound, and the cable is datatchable, and is just an 3.5mm jack extender. The standard pads aren't great though, so I'd recommend getting some brainwavz hm5 pads they're a bit tough to get to fit, they require some careful stretching, but after that, they are amazing. Zeos did a video on them if you want some more info on all that. In total it lands at a bit over 50, but they are cheap for what they are.

u/dankDoges69 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I would get zalman zm-mic1 combined with this pair of headphones. I know the Superlux 668B is a pair of headphones that kicks even some high end gaming headsets' ass. And with the (good for the price sounding) zalman zm-mic1 clip on mic, which will drag the price down to ~50 dollars, still delivers great sound. If you want to make them a bit more comfortable, you can add these ear cushions to your 668B, which is a big comfort upgrade for the small price. Don't be fooled by the made for AKG though, since they would fit the Superlux cans just fine

u/EmpyreanSage · 1 pointr/xboxone

If you want the best audio quality for the price, the best solution is a pair of good regular headphones and a clip on mic. I recommend the $40 Superlux HD668B, the $10 HIFIMAN Earpads and finally a cheap but decent $8 Zalman Zm-mic 1

This will give you much better sound, on par mic and supreme comfortability compared to any headset.

u/Darktoothone · 1 pointr/Vive

Honestly, instead of using wireless headphones, I would pick up a pair of Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones from amazon. They are not wireless, but they are REALLY comfortable and have terrific sound for the price. I was like you where I wanted a wireless solution for the Vive, but honestly not having to deal with charging a battery and any interference or latency has been an overall better experience imo. And if you are worried about an extra wire hanging down, don't because the 3.5 Male jack is right at the base of the headphone. This allows you to either use the length of the Vives plugin jack to connect the headphones to your Vive OR you can buy a small extension cable for a little more slack. If you are interested in those headphones let me know and I'll tell you anything about them as I currently use them for my Vive as well.



u/YourAverageWalrus · 1 pointr/headphones

Probably right at your budget, a little over Superlux HD668B with these earmuffs. I've had no issues with them whatsoever, decent sound quality, excellent comfort AFTER changing the cushions. The stock ones are terrible to me.

u/Doctor_Loser · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Thanks. Sorry to bother again but are these any good or should I just go with the Bit more expensive ones?

u/Coppeh · 1 pointr/headphones


I've bought a pair of Superlux HD668B and a pair of Brainwavz HM5 Velor pads. They arrived 3 days ago but I've only been able to use the stock pads because I couldn't put the HM5's over the cups.

I've read from a lot of places that say they should work together, as well as that the pads require a lot of stretching. I've already torn one of the pads a little.

If anyone here has them both, can you please tell me how you did it? Pics would be cool too if you can spare the time.


u/csmVR · 1 pointr/Vive

Get one with a detachable jack. That's what I'm using.

Specifically, these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003JOETX8/

(With replacement velour pads to avoid "sweaty ear syndrome")

u/FuckMyLife2016 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Supelux HD 668B – $40 + Zalman Zm-Mic1 – $7.3

p.s. or if you're on a tight budget, get Superlux HD 681. $30 iirc. I can assure you, will be better than "gaming" headsets. Although I have to say only perk "gaming" headsets have is surround sound via software. You can use Razer Surround (free/$20) or a cheap sound card for that. Creative's Sound Blaster E1 or Sound BlasterX G1.

u/Phobos15 · 1 pointr/Vive

If you want cheap and good, this combination works well:

Cosmos Black Color Velvet Replacement Earpad Ear Pad Cushion for AKG K 240

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Ultimately I decided I like the earbuds routed through the headstrap better, but these sounded pretty good. They are 56ohm, so they will be a little quieter than your 39 ohm LGs. That said, some people are using 250ohm headsets and that has to have a pretty low volume unless you can turn it up high enough in the game.

The cable on the HD668B also breaks away easily if you tug on it and it comes with a nicely sized shorter cable you can use too.

u/DamonLazer · 1 pointr/Vive

I just ordered these, they seemed like a high-quality pair for a decent price, and the reviews were very good.


u/DerangedOctopus · 1 pointr/HuntShowdown

Oh I should clarify, it isn't a rule. The spam filter just automatically catches marketplace links, because there are lots of bots that literally do nothing but spam links.

If you want to bypass the filter, usually just obfuscate the link slightly (e.g. amazon dot com /Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=superlux&qid=1568577791&sr=8-1).

u/heeebrewhammer · 1 pointr/Rainbow6

This one is amazing and not too expensive. Pair it with a mod mic

u/crital · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi all

So i followed [This] (https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/4nabvv/gaming_audio_and_you_why_995_of_gaming_headsets/) guide and now i want to invest in some good Music/gaming headset. So the thing is i have previously bought a sound card (Asus Xonar D1) and i'm wondering if that thread still applies to me?

Mainly the Fiio e10k, do i steel need that when i have my sound card ? Wont that render my sound card useless?

The headphones i had in mind are the Superlux HD668B

u/Tardsmat · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Get Superlux HD668 Headphones and a Zalman Z-MIC1 clip microphone. I can't find them on pricespy, but the headphones are about 30€ and they are the best i've ever listened to. Seriously, 100€+ headsets are nothing compared to them. I absoluotely love them, they sound extremely clean. just read some Amazon reviews and decide for yourself In any case, DO NOT buy a headset. Find yourself nice headphones and a clip Microphone and you will get much more value for your Money as headsets are overpriced.

u/Nephrastar · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this and this

the best thing about these headphones is that if the cables start to fail I can just toss them over in our IEE chapter's general direction and buy a new cable for like $1.

u/drivat · 1 pointr/Vive

I own these headphones which are quite large and open at the top. They might work.

u/ASkillz82 · 1 pointr/Vive

I have 3 pairs of expensive Wireless (2.4 ghz) Gaming Headphones, all of which are sitting collecting dust. There is no substitute for wired audio connections.

Check these out - someone from this sub recommended them, I grabbed them because they were relatively inexpensive & they work great!


The detachable cable lets you eliminate pretty much all of the extra cord distance. Seem to be made for the VIVE.

u/Lefthandedsock · 1 pointr/headphones

Superlux HD668b; not very sturdy:

Audio Technica ATH AD700; no detachable cord:

You might have a hard time finding a headphone that fulfills your criteria for under $100.

u/DarkKratoz · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Second monitor, monitor stand, XL mousepad, remove the GPU packaging from your shelf and replace it with something that actually shows your personality.

Edit: Headphones, headphone stand, mic and boom arm.

u/EnglishTimelord · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

That link is I think from /g/, so it has that kind of tact to it.

However 5.1 and 7.1 headsets are pure gimmicks, stereo is great. Here, Here and Here are examples of what can be done through stereo in regards to positional sound.

For a mic you could use this and for the headphones these, these, these, these or these. Headsets that don't completely suck are these or these.

u/z-Routh · 1 pointr/buildapc

the 30's are decent, the 40's are better but they are 70 bux. If you need closed headphones and have to stay under 50 bux get the 30's they are great, if you can afford the 40's they are definitely worth the 20 extra bux.

open backs are better for gaming IMO because of what they are saying, you can hear where footsteps are coming from so if you play FPS shooters and thas important open backs are good.

that being said the audio technica 40's are great phones. i've used them.

u/andysaurus_rex · 1 pointr/3DS

Well, the problem is that the N3DS XL has a pretty weak internal amplifier. Idk how loud you want them to go, but if you want to get to hearing damage levels of volume, you'll need a portable headphone amplifier.

If you want to listen at normal volumes, for $60 budget I'd recommend the superlux HD668B http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8

u/Jo3M3tal · 1 pointr/headphones

Which cans? These?

u/TheBigTux · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

No, the only risk would be it creating a resonance chamber inside your ear canal, so just don't play your music too loud, and if your dad doesn't care and is stubborn, ask him for these.

u/Obscure_Username_ · 1 pointr/Twitch

Most headsets with a mic built in are fairly terrible, so i'd reccomend the superlux hd668b's which give you really good audio quality, and something like a modmic which is also really good. (for $5 more you can get one with a mute switch)

Gaming headphones on the cheap are really bassy, and the mic is usually terrible. I use the superlux headphones right now, and there is a huge difference in audio quality coming from headphones 2 or 3 times the price.

u/Sirmal_ · 1 pointr/Overwatch

Neither, I'd reccomend: Superlux HD668B

If you want a mic, you can combine with: ModMic 4.0

If you want some info watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0UOju9Ruxw
There are a lot of other videos, which showcase why this is the best choice, you can look em up!

u/Paticus5295 · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking for some nice, comfortable closed headphones preferably with a microphone up to around $75. I looked at the Skullcandy SLYRs and the Hyper X Butts and I'm wondering if these are alright or if anyone has any other suggestions? I also looked at ones without a microphone such as the Superlux HD668B and the Philips SHP9500. Thoughts on these?

Edit: I suppose a template would be helpful :)

  • Budget: Around $75

  • Source: PC or Laptop

  • Looking for a decent amount of isolation

  • These will mainly be used at home

  • Over ear headphones

  • I typically am more fond of Bass

  • Music preference includes Rock, Electronic, Synth/Vaporwave
u/OldLamborghiniThere · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

For cheap, I've heard good things about the Superlux 668b semi-opens. Haven't got to try them yet but had them recommended to me on /r/headphones.

u/Torachi · 1 pointr/gaming

If you're just looking for headphones with no mic, I highly recommend the Superlux HD668B pair. They're fantastic for their price, and if the earpads are uncomfortable to you, you can replace them with certain AKG types. They've got good, balanced sound with a clear punch to the bass that doesn't muddy the mids and highs.

u/SiegeLion1 · 1 pointr/shittyrainbow6

That's somewhat odd, they seem to have been discontinued but there's still a few available here, I had no idea you couldn't get them in the US anymore. I'll edit this when I find something similar available on US Amazon.

Edit: Superlux 668, they're £37 and should be near enough as good, but I've not personally tried them

Extra edit: I just noticed the $67 SHP9500 are available on US Amazon, they're quite difficult to get here and are absolutely worth it if the 598s aren't available there anymore.

u/ArchibaldBarisol · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If you are OK with open backs, I like these Monoprice HR-5 open back wired headphones at $47.99, they are basically an openback version of the Brainwavz HM5.


Other under $50 options

AKG K240STUDIO Semi-Open $44.10


Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open $36.99


u/Robert_Skywalker · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've never heard of that brand, so I can't say much. But if you are looking for a headset, you don't need surround sound.

Listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagjJA if you don't believe me.

This would be what I think is the best option that should fit your budget:

Superlux 668B and a Zalman ZM 1

u/TooLazyToFunction · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

These. Pretty good headphones regardless, but I think I'm biased towards the HD598's since they're so damn comfy and I'm using them with a DAC amp lol

u/mrbadger_pl · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace


But I connect mine via my stereo, so I don't know if they will be loud enough without an amplifier if you just hook them up to your soundcard.

u/reddanit · 1 pointr/buildapc

Bare minimum for the tower itself is a little over $500 for a PC with i3-6100 and RX-470 - getting below that money means either big performance sacrifices for little savings or getting used components.

To that price you need to add a Windows license, which for students is often available for free. And on top of that you'll need peripherals:

  • cheap monitor will be around $100-150.
  • keyboard and mouse can be had for pennies if you buy basic ones (Logitech K120 at $10 and B120 also at $10).
  • headphones if you don't already have them (I'd recommend Superlux 668B at around $40).

    So minimum overall budget for decent gaming PC with all the extras in it would be somewhere around $750.
u/jackoboy9 · 1 pointr/headphones

Which one of these would give me the best sound quality (mainly mids) and comfort for long gaming sessions (~3h)?

  • Superlux HD668B - £34.95
  • Monoprice 8223 - £17.59
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M20X - £39.00

    Or any other suggestions?

    Budget: <£40

    Isolation: Open, but I don't mind.

    Past headphones: Gamecom 788 headset (broken) - I found the sound quality to be very good.

    Size: Over-ear

    Preferences: Longevity and comfort.

    Thanks :)
u/TheLastShade · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

these are on sale, seem to have decent reviews. Save up and pair em with this to get the full package. Alternatively, I have these but they cost a big extra; maybe save up some money and get those instead.

u/haribohowley · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

The headphones I always see come up are Superlux HD668B.


u/wazero · 1 pointr/buildapc

Okay before making a rude reply like that I did make a suggestion my link should have been in the reply if not I will just tell you put it here http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8?tag=teksynd-20 enjoy the rest of your day

u/dunnolawl · 1 pointr/buildapc
For a gaming build in this price range you should be looking at pairing a Ryzen 3 with a GTX 1060 (or RX 580/480) (video for some recent benchmarks) and overclocking it a bit. With the GPU prices and availability currently being absolute horse sh*t, you will end overpaying and there is no way around that.

As a base build I would start from something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor | $139.25 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $84.98 @ NCIX
Memory | Crucial - 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $139.99 @ DirectCanada
Storage | ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $70.44 @ DirectCanada
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card | $214.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case | Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.98 @ NCIX
Power Supply | Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $39.98 @ NCIX
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $864.56
| Mail-in rebates | -$45.00
| Total | $819.56
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-06 15:13 EDT-0400 |

Because of the terrible GPU situation I can't make any solid recommendations for the GPU so I'm sticking with what you picked. What this build doesn't need though are the needless premium components like the Samsung SSD, motherboard and RAM. What a gaming focused build truly needs first and foremost are good peripherals:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Monitor | Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor | $249.99 @ Amazon Canada
Mouse | Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse | $42.98 @ Amazon Canada
Other | SteelSeries QcK | $10.39
Other | Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones | $54.99
Other| Velvet Replacement Earpad| $9.06
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $367.41
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-06 15:05 EDT-0400 |

The list above is entirely from Amazon.ca

A lot of other people have already made solid recommendations, so mix and match.
u/test822 · 1 pointr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

I wouldn't trust the latency/quality of wireless

these are probably the best bang-for-your-buck headphones


you can just buy one of these clip-on mics for them


if you want to go even cheaper, these are incredible headphones for the price


I know, I know, they look like shit that comes with a CD player from 1998, but you just gotta trust me, they sound better than my $90 Grado SR80's.

u/zaphyro · 1 pointr/headphones

Ive been looking into getting myself an over ear Headphone with decent sound quality and comfort for around £40-50. Me and my dad have different opinions on pairs of headphones and would like to know which one would be better

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FX8P6WK/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1503607524&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=cowin+e-7 for £50


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Superlux-HD668B-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1503607634&sr=1-1&keywords=superlux+hd668b for £35

i feel that the superlux would have drastically better sound quality but the cowin e-7 is bluetooth and noise cancelling.

Which do you guys think would be better for gaming and music?

Also open to any other suggestions in the price range.

u/DontTakeMyNoise · 1 pointr/buildapc

If I were you, I might do it a little differently.

Steelseries makes good keyboards and they're very customizable. r/mechanicalkeyboards might throw a hissy fit at me for saying that, but they're good all around boards. Every key can be customized with macros and stuff if he so chooses, right in the Steelseries software. No need to mess around with AHK.

Mice are a very personal thing. Does he know you're getting him PC peripherals for Christmas? If so, knowing the size of his hand, and if possible, how he grips a mouse would be super helpful. I spend a shameful amount of time on r/mousereview and would love to help you out! The Xtrfy M4 is very popular at the moment if he has medium or small hands. Right here you can see how to measure hand size properly.

If you can't get a precise measurement or grip style that's fine - could you maybe compare his hand to yours (a simple "Hey, which one of us has bigger hands?" should do), measure yours, and estimate roughly how different they are.

If he's got the space for a setup, he'd be much better off with a dedicated set of headphones and a dedicated microphone than with a headset, and it'd be cheaper too! I personally recommend the Superlux 668B headphones with a set of replacement earpads (these ones are amazing, but these ones are still very good while being much cheaper). Then grab yourself a Fifine microphone and something cheap to hold it and you've saved yourself a lot of money while getting him a much better product!

Oh, those headphones will let in a fair amount of background noise, and they'll leak a bit of the sound playing through them. If your house/apartment is often loud or you share a space and don't want to hear his games, these Takstars are shockingly good for the price. If you wanna save a few bucks and not go for a separate microphone, this CM headset is based off them but has an attached mic!

Good luck and I hope he enjoys his gift! Feel free to ask any questions you've got, PM if you want :)

u/jumpingboy · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

No one has mentioned Superlux yet, I adore my [Superlux 668Bs] (http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377194939&sr=8-1&keywords=superlux+hd668b.) Only $46, down from $69 when I bought them. They are plenty flat for studio work, but also the nicest pair of listening phones I've ever had. Come with a short cord and long cord, both a 1/4" and 3.5mm jack. The cord automatically detaches from the phones if you step on the cord or walk away from your computer and forget, which has saved thousands of dollars of equipment from destruction.

head-fi.org has more information than you could possibly want, but also helpful reviews. I learned about so many headphone concepts from there, e.g. burn-in: purists will leave brand new cans playing for several hundred hours before they use them for anything important.

u/Xolandi · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Any reason why you don't rebuy the headphones?


u/Chibigoat · 1 pointr/headphones

Trying to decide between these two. Don't want to spend more than $40, would also like to take advantage of cyber monday if you have other ideas. I edit videos, listen to music and play games. I wear a hat so that's a bonus to the first. But my controller, mouse and computer tower are white so that goes to the second. That's assuming one isn't much better than the other.

Superlux HD668B

Superlux HD-681 EVO

u/Bored_White_Kid · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace


I got one of these a while back and haven't looked back. It's great for the price, I like open cans, and has a detachable wire since that's always the most common part that breaks. It's still 3.5 mm, but since that headset was cheap, I just got a Digital to Audio Converter instead. And it's got a bass booster on it for when I'm gaming. If your interested in that as well it's a little pricey, but I got the fiio.

u/IndigoMoss · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Honestly no. I have the X12s and I've used the Kraken 7.1 before. The difference between the two was marginal at best.

If you want a real upgrade in audio quality, instead of going for a headset, go for a nice set of headphones like the Audio Technica M50s, etc.

A nice set of budget headphones, like these: http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8 with a Zalman clip mic and a inexpensive DAC will give you a much better experience.

u/bratimm · 1 pointr/headphones

I just recently got the Monoprice 8232 Headphones, as I was looking for something cheap to replace my Logitech G340 Gaming Headset after it broke.

While I like the sound quality (definitly what I was expecting for this price) and the design of them, the earpads are just too small for my ears and I can't comfortably wear them.

I am now looking for an alternative and found the Superlux HD668B. The Earpieces seem much bigger and the price is similar. Should I get them or rather something else?

Source: Mostly my Laptop or phone

Isolation: I don't really need isolation, but a bit of isolation wouldn't be bad.

Preferred Tonal Balance: Neutral or Bassy

u/MoozeMemeMaster · 1 pointr/headphones

Could I connect this to this using this without problems? (The headphones have a male jack).

u/gonza2323 · 1 pointr/argentina

Como dijo /u/TheLoko, cambiá al vendido por Amazon, ese si manda a Argentina en este producto.


u/illuxion · 1 pointr/DIY

Superlux 668Bs are cheap but very good over over the ear headphones. Sennheiser 598s are lower mid end headphones that were on sale for $100 recently. Hifiman HE500s are high end magnaplanar headphones. Alclair reference are custom molded IEMs(in ear monitor)

u/ProdigyMaster492 · 1 pointr/headphones

Hello, I've been searching around this sub for a while, and I've narrowed my search down and come to three options for my first set of headphones. Option A [California Silverado's] (http://www.amazon.com/California-Headphone-Co-Headphones-Detachable/dp/B009F4BV8C) These are the cheapest and normally at $50, so if I get them I want to get them now while they are this cheap. Also, they are closed back so I can use them on airplanes and stuff. Option B [Superlux HD668b's] (http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417944085&sr=8-1&keywords=superlux+hd668b+headphones) These are open back, so I couldn't use them with people around, but if the Silverado's go back up to $50 I would choose these over them for the open sound stage (and higher sound quality?). Keep in mind that these will be primarily used for gaming, being able to use them in public would just be a plus. Finally, option C, the [AKG K240's] (http://www.amazon.com/AKG-240-Semi-Open-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417944100&sr=8-1&keywords=akg+k240df) These are above the others in price, but I would be willing to spend more if the gain in sound quality is good enough. So tell me, how does the sound compare between each of these, and would it be worth it to spend the extra cash? Thanks!

u/camicazi · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

for mic get the zalman zm-mic1, for the headphone here are a few suggestions, go look them up and choose one that you think is best for you:

ath m40x

sennheiser hd 518

superlux HD668B

california headphone over ear

akg k240

Sony MDRV6

(these are all better than gaming headsets for the same money)

u/deadkactus · 1 pointr/perfectgift

If she enjoys all kinds of music... Get her a pair of good headphones. The super lux HD668B is the best bang for the buck when it comes to headphones and matches headphones at higher price ranges
Superlux HD668B

Then go to /r/audiophile on the link below and check out all the audiophile grade records of 2014 posted there.


Once you listen to music recorded with the audiophile crowd in mind, its hard to listen to anything of lesser quality, even if the file being played is an mp3. A great recording or production translates well even when compressed.

And next year you can upgrade her setup to include a better digital to analog converter and headphone amp. They can be found for mobile applications or MAC/PC.

You can research headphone gear here http://www.head-fi.org/

u/rombointhebongo · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

please include a budget when asking something like this


Philips SHP2500

Sennheiser HD201


Superlux HD668B



Nuforce HP-800


Superlux HD668B(with beyerdynamic velour pads)


Sennheiser HD 518



ATH-AD700/x (get these if you can, legendary soundstage)


sennheiser hd558



k701/k702/q701/k7xx (similar but not the same, check around. similar soundstage to ad700s)


Beyerdynamic DT880


Sennheiser HD598


and dont get an internal soundcard, get an external dac/amp combo.

something cheap:

more expensive - schiit stack(modi/magni)


u/Tyhler · 1 pointr/audiophile

Heya. I work in lawn care and my wired earbuds are constantly in the way. I'm looking to go wireless/bluetooth so I don't have to worry about that anymore. The headphones I use at home are these and I love the sound of them, just for example. I work 8-10 hour shifts, so battery life is a definite plus, and handle a lot of loud machinery so they need to be noise-blocking. Sweat/water proof as well.

I can go as high as $150, if need be. I tried a friend's pair and they were very bass-heavy and muddy sounding, so I'd like to avoid that. I prefer more neutral sound.

What's the best bluetooth/wireless headphones to fit my needs, friends?

u/d_neustel3 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Okay, so this is my first time with a PC and a desk. Right now I have a PC with no modifications (yet), and an Astro headset for my Xbox. Also an Xbox one,and some speakers.

I want to improve my setup for gaming.

I am looking at a new keyboard

Also a mouse

A mousepad

Some headphones

And a gpu

Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

u/hjill · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Only headphones? Look at (if you're in the US) Superlux or Sennheiser

u/kairon156 · 1 pointr/headphones

this one look close to what I want. Though it's weird it has a male audio jack hanging from the headphones instead of a female one inside of them.

u/NirvaNaeNae · 1 pointr/horror

do you know if these headphones have that similar feature to yours?

u/kpmgeek · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Just buy good headphones and get a microphone for them, you'll get much better results.

Get these cans: https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/

These replacement pads for comfort: https://www.amazon.com/BRAINWAVZ-Velor-Memory-Replacements-Earpads/dp/B00MFDX4YO/

Microphone: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-ECMCS3-Omnidirectional-Stereo-Microphone/dp/B0058MJX4O

For surround sound buy the Dolby Atmos windows plugin for bineural processing, that's all the HyperX's are doing and I guarantee the software plugin will do it better.

u/redditprobhatesme · 1 pointr/headphones

Better than these? My headphones just broke so I've been trying to decide what to get.

u/nayrlladnar · 1 pointr/AskMen

Bluetooth earbuds: Soundpeats QY7 Cheap, but very good sound quality and well made.

PC Headphones: Superlux HD668B with these pads, this DAC, and an MPOW Bluetooth receiver

u/psych4191 · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

$40 is all you really need for this game.

in ear


Combine either of those with a desk/clip on mic and you're set.

u/SneakyMofo20 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Superlux HD668B

$40 USD


The ATH-M30x or a similar AT model would be my next recommendation. Sennheiser good too.

HD668B are semi-open, which I like for my environment since I can still hear what is going on around me or talk to the wife. I don't have a ton of background noise that I want to keep out. ATH-M30x are closed and will cancel out a lot of the outside noise in your environment; for those who use loud fans/AC or what not.

Either way I strongly recommend spending some extra $$ on some nice earpad replacements. I tried a few but nothing is quite as good as the Brainwavs memory foam line.

u/dominion79 · 1 pointr/ZReviews

I bought a FiiO Q1 Mk2 with a pair of Superlux HD668B with custom pads, it works great for gaming on my Xbox one and listening to music either on my mobile or using a laptop. All in cost me less than £200.00. Note you definitely need the custom pads on the Superluxes, the ones that come with them aren't comfortable.

u/whatevernuke · 1 pointr/headphones

So I've been looking and posting for a couple of days now, and I've narrowed it down to two pairs of headphones. The Creative Aurvana Live!'s and the [Superlux HD668B's] (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003JOETX8/)

So, from looking it seems like they're both pretty solid pairs for their money, but for my uses, primarily listening to EDM (liquid/dnb, chillstep, future bass etc.) and playing a bunch of games, which would be better suited?
Oh and source would be my Asus Z170-A motherboard. Nothing fancy, no amps.

Has anyone tried both and can give me some insight into the differences I may have missed?

Edit: And now I found these, Takstar Hi-2050's. Assuming these aren't knock-offs, seen some glowing reviews. Can anyone give some input?

u/Bookah · 1 pointr/headphones

IEM: KZ-ED9. Remains one of my favorite budget IEMs, especially for that genre. Just buy it and be blown away.

Headphone: Superlux HD668B - crisp and bassy.

u/rezalva96 · 1 pointr/indieheads

The Superlux HD668B headphones are fantastic. Pretty affordable, too. Can confirm that they handle GY!BE and Illinois pretty damn well.

u/funklahoma · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

For REAL budget...


Open-back for a large sound stage and for $40 I've heard good things. I honestly plan on getting them soon.

Also, keep an eye on Massdrop. They often have Audio-Technica and AKG headphones on there for <$100.

u/VoodooAction · 1 pointr/buildapc

I've got a pair of these teamed up with a desktop mic. Sound quality is amazing compared to the gaming headsets I've owned in the past and this is just a cheap studio headset, obviously well within your budget. Was reccomended them in a /r/headphones thread.


u/EidolonVS · 1 pointr/headphones

I have these: https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8

The weird looking wire headband needed some initial stretching out for my big head (I used a stack of books) but once that was done, they have been comfortable and reliable for years. The same company (and Samson, they seem to be 2 variations of the same maker) also makes more 'normal' looking headbands.

u/FudoJudo · 1 pointr/headphones

I've been slowly getting more and more interested in the world of "proper audio", after several cheapish headset solutions for gaming in the past.

Budget: Flexible to be honest, but I'd have to be really committed to my choice to spend more than about £120 ($154 USD).

Source: My desktop computer. I do not believe it has a fancy soundcard.

Requirements for Isolation: Low. I might want to take these for a long car ride from time to time but it'll mostly be used for gaming and music at my desk (osu, Overwatch, etc).

In public?: Unlikely.

Preferred Type: I haven't had many circumaural headphones, but I love them. Proper comfort is my preference!

Preferred Tonal Balance: I understand the underlying theory here, but I'm not really knowledgeable enough to say I have a preference. I believe that a wide sound-stage is important for gaming because of the positional audio.

Past Headphones: Some Sennheiser gaming headset I won in a competition - I don't really remember the sound other than "good!" but the bracket and hinge on the left earpiece eventually disintegrated. Currently I'm using a Jabra BIZ 2400 after several other office-style headsets broke.

Preferred Music: Again, I'm not really an expert on genres, but most of my music comes from anime and / or osu maps. Examples/favourites are Highscore, Scarlet Rose, Talent Shredder and Mythologia's End.

Improvements: This is my first foray into the world of actually caring about audio rather than some £10 office headset, so I'm improving from "not caring" to "proper audio".

The things I've been looking at so far are the Superlux HD668Bs, the Sennheiser HD 558s (which one commenter described as "wallhacks" quality) and possibly the Hyperx Cloud II (which has the advantage of coming with an okay microphone - possibly also considering the Stinger!)

Please help and educate this filthy casual!

Footnote edit: There's also the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x.

u/drakthorian0294 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

There are both open-back and closed back options. The Difference is imaging and how aware you are of your sorrounding in the game. Open back has better awareness, but you can hear what's happening irl. Where closed back doesn't have as good imaging but isolate you from the outside world


Open back Superlux HD668B(has clear high frequencies that lets you hear gunshots and footsteps better, but it doesn't ruin the overall sound. While still being good for the other games as well)

Closed back : Sennheiser HD 4.30I(Has a warmer sound but is amazing for games like the last of us Zero Dawn etc.)


Those are what I'd suggest in that price range. I am sure there are others that has some great alternatives as well :)

u/wijnandsj · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

>i have no idea what that even is

I think the US is a federal state in North America run by an orange painted dementia sufferer. But I could be wrong. ;)

Seriously. https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=superlux+681&qid=1557480086&s=gateway&sr=8-4

u/myusernayme · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I beg to differ. This will total you $85 and will be a much better experience with treble, and bass tuning. It's only twice the price for a much better experience.


u/Wadez1000 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

superlux 668b and Brainwavz pads . Get some pad that fits. i am not sure if these pads fit.

u/EinTheVariance · 1 pointr/headphones

ok, but don't expect anything amazing. These are probably the best sounding for the price range albeit clampy:

If you need closed back, these:

u/summertimeinthelbc · 1 pointr/PS4

Superlux 668b

Good bass, wide soundstage. It’s recommended you do ear pad mods for comfort however.


u/LavaScribe · 1 pointr/buildapc

I wear glasses too. I use the Superlux hd668b headphones with replacement earpads. I don't remember what I got exactly, but something like this. I can wear these for multiple hours. The 668b are made of plastic and are fairly cheap quality but are really lightweight as a result. They get sweaty for me during long sessions in the summer, but are really comfortable otherwise. I bought my 668b and replacement pads on sale, so a bargain for me, maybe not so much at $67 usd. Decent/good sound quality, semi-open back is a plus as well.

I also use a pair of Sennheiser Urbanite XL for on-the-go but they're not quite as comfortable. But I like closed-back and a more V-shaped sound when I'm out and about.

u/OverExclamated · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Australian prices are a pita.

Closest I can come to your criteria - Superlux 668b

If you can swing a little bit more, you could also consider the AT AD700x or HD 559

u/Silver_Foxxx · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

My gaming headset.

Head Phones


This combo is cheaper and much better sounding than the Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset from personal experience.

u/dibujor · 1 pointr/headphones

What is your budget: 200 € that should include any potential Amp/Dac needed to run the cans

Source: pretty old Desktop PC. Integrated Realtek HD Onboard sound. Have a soundblaster. I don't know if it works properly though. Maybe I'll hook them to a PS4 too every now and then.

Isolation: Don't need to be totally isolated from exterior world. I'll use these mainly at night. Sadly I think I have to
dismiss open or semiopen cans because my wife will be at a 2-3 meters from me, sleeping. Maybe in the future can look into some open cans
for daytime use.

Used in Public? No, home office, interior only

Preferred type of headphone: Full size, circumaural.

Preferred tonal balance: I don't really know, and I'll explain. These will be my workhorse. I'll use them to play
music while working (work at home as an illustrator), skype with clients, discord with friends (I'll be buying the AntLion Modmic)
edit videos (not music videos though), Films, Youtube, Playing games...
So I guess they have to be a bit allrounder. That means neutral? Can't really tell, this will be my first pair of
"good" headphones, or the first pair I've done research instead of picking the first cans I saw on the shelf.

Past headphones: An assortment of cheap headphones and a couple gaming sets (don't even recall the names).
The ones I have now are a pair of Philips SHP2000. You can tell almost anything will be an improvement.

Preferred Music: I listen to almost everything, from classical to hip hop. Jazz, Blues, Rock, Metal, Folk. It really depends on my mood.
So not much help here either to go for a defined tonal balance I'm afraid.

Location: Spain, I have access to Amazon.es, Ebay, etc. Don't know much of this world so couldn't tell any place audio specific.

What would you like from your headphones? As I said I want them to be a bit of allrounder. I want to clearly hear the voices when I'm
voice chatting, Clear sound when playing music and Good sound when gaming. And since I'll be wearing them several hours a day, they should be comfortable.

I have an average (towards big because of hair) head and average ears but I do wear glasse so maybe that's a concern if the grip is too tigh.
I know all this "requirements" mean they won't be the best at anything but I'm not an audiophile either....yet, I guess.

I've been researching a lot of reviews, videos, forums and I've seen a lot of recomendations, and situations similar to mine.
So I thought asking here with the template would help me to nitpickc and better tailor the buy for me, since I'm spending that much (for me anyway, I know this hobby can go pretty crazy pretty fast).
In fact in my initial research I wanted to spend max 200€ inclusing the modmic (so that left 130-150 for the headphones) but looking and researching had me raising the dough destined to the cans by a bit everytime
just in case "this new ones they recommend maybe are much better".

I have a list of what I found after a lot of research. I don't even know if any of those will be any good for my situation. There are two "leagues" of cans there as you'll see,
but those really cheap ones I included because I see them recommended a lot as "sound as headphones double or triple their price". Maybe that's BS but... maybe not and I can save me some money

The ones over 200€ I might consider them if they are really, REALLY much, much, much better than any of the other options.
Since going over 200 would have me waiting a bit more to get the cash.

Here's what I have:

  • Superlux HD681 and HD668B - 31€ & 38€ respectively at Amazon. These are the ones people recommend as "above their league" so I included them here. I know they're Samson ripoffs?

  • Beyerdynamic D770 Pro - 125€ at Amazon. Another ones with a lot of recommendations, along with the M50X. Some say better, some say equal...

  • Audio Technica ATH M50X - 135€ at Amazon. Seem people either love 'em or hate 'em. Youtubers favourite (not that that's a valid reason to pick a pair of cans for me anyway). I know there are way better options, they're here just because they fit into my price range

  • Soundmagic HP150 - 150€ at Amazon. Seen a few recommendations for this ones.

  • Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro - 150€ at Amazon. Seen them recommended here

  • Sony MDR-1A - 185€ at Amazon. Late addition from a few reviews I read

  • Audio Technica MSR 7BK - 185€ at Amazon. The bigger, better, improved brother of the M50X?

  • Audio Technica ATH A900x - 219€ at Amazon. Seems these run for more than that, and people love them, but at that price they're out of my budget. May consider waiting for them if they're absolutely the best for my situation

  • B&O BeoPlay H6 - 238€ at Amazon. Same as the A900x. These are also damn sexy looking like everything Bang & Olufsen does (but that doesn't count towards my decision ;D)

    Of course this is only a list of what I've found during my research, but feel free to recommend me anything you feel can be better for me even if not on the list.

    Thank you very much.
u/ofek256 · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - 50-120$. whatever headphones you recommend, add 30$ for shipping to my country.

Source - my PC.

Requirements for Isolation - Closed-back headphones.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Closed-back over-ear headphones.

Preferred tonal balance - dunno. neutral, i guess?

Past headphones - Turtle Beach Recon 320, Superlux HD668B.

Preferred Music - Linkin Park, 21 Pilots, Imagine Dragons, Rick Astley (rick roll guy).

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - Nothing, really.

u/ariolander · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You wouldn't need a headset as the Bluetooth Reciever has its own built in microphone. Simply plug your headphones into the 3.5mm female port and Bluetooth pair to your computer, and clip to your shirt. The connection should be more obvious on the Griffin device, see the additional product photos.

As for headphones done you don't need a mic I recommend:
Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JOETX8/
Or one of its cousin Superlux depending on the sound profile you want. The closed version would be of you wanted more bass, semi-open for wider sound stage.

u/Kilo353511 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You can snag SuperLux 668B for around $40 USD, if you are patient you can get them as low as $30. Then grab a lapel mic or a cheap desk mic for $10-20. it should out perform most of your standard "gaming headsets" in that price range with the Hyper X Clouds being the exception.

668B are incredible headsets for the price. They are a little weak in the bass area, but not enough to write them off as junk.

Amazon 668B Link

Clip on Lapel Mic

Price at the time of posting for both those items: $47 USD

Edit: It's also worth upgrading the 668B pads to the velvet pads for $7 this would being the total to $54.

u/truevox · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm not the guy you asked, but I ALSO have the G930s. They're nice, but I won't be buying them again. I find the wireless to be flaky when my wife uses HER wireless headset (another Logitec, but not G930s), and the battery is nearly worthless after 2 years of ownership (though I do a fair bit of gaming, so YMMV). Next headset I buy is gonna be a pair of these bad-boys, and I'm gonna slap some of these on 'em. If I need a mic, I'll grab something like this. Won't be wireless, but I've got a cheap bluetooth headset if I need to move around the house. Since my HMD is tethered ANYWAY, I don't mind the headphones being so as well. :)

Hope that was somewhat helpful! :)

EDIT: OK, so here I am, nearly a month later. My G930s finally gave up the ghost, and I went ahead and bought about what I describe above (haven't picked up a mic yet (doesn't make sense at this point, with the Vive so close), but I've got the Superlux cans and 3rd party earcovers), and I'm LOVING them. Nice sound, though quieter than expected - I've not dealt with anything but USB headsets for a while, so I'm pretty sure I need an amp, which I can't fault them for, I knew it was a possibility going in. In any event, though a bit quiet at this point, it's not to the point of unhearability or anything. I just can't make it annoyingly loud if I want to. I'm also irked at the tiny male jack hardwired into them - I'd rather have a flush female jack, but what 'cha gonna do?

Beyond those two TINY issues (the first is only an issue due to my not realizing they'd need a bit more juice, and the second is annoying, but not at all a dealbreaker), I'm LOVING them for the price. Reproduction sounds pretty good (good enough for mixing with, anyway), and comfort is GREAT (they feel VERY light). YMMV, but I'm a happy camper with my Superlux HD668B semi-open cans (just don't forget the (<$10!) 3rd party covers - they REALLY improve on the default comfort).

EDIT #2: I'm a jackass. I had them plugged into line-in. When I found a second line-in (this one actually labeled and recognized by the OS as a headphone jack), the softer sound issue went away.

u/rodaphilia · 1 pointr/Rainbow6


I was on a budget when I got my current pair, and these came highly suggested from /r/headphones. I love them for gaming and listening.

u/Kroteux · 1 pointr/letsplay

Get a Superlux HD668B and an Antlion Modmic (uni-directional).

u/Markyy88 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

So I woke up and these are the links to the videos and some pointers and what not.


Here is the first video for 150 dollars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dj5G0isn9Y

These are the 50 dollar headphones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fD-M1F6L4g

These are the really high end for 200-1000 dollar sets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgTnJ3JQQ0E

Open vs Closed


Closed which is what I use right now but am looking to get an open pair for 150 bucks. Now closed is where the sound outside your headphones do not come in, as much. Now some are completely noise cancelling then others and some you can still hear but not too well. It has a less of a sound stage so it is harder to know where somethings is by hearing it.


Open is where the vibrator (forgot the name) is directly exposed with little noise cancelling materiel and sometimes none. The offer a much larger sound stage where you can tell where hostiles are, where the birds are, tanks, etc. They also are much better sounding. However, if you live in a loud place with a lot of things going on, get closed. Open also allows for people to hear what you listen to, from 2 or 3 feet away but not behind a closed door.


One of the things that you need to be weary about is desktop mics. They are good sounding, great everything. However if you have a small desk get an attachable arm. If you have a mechanical keyboard or hit your table a lot get an arm. But arms can be expensive 20-40 dollars or even more. The solution is getting a Antlion Modmic 4.0 for 40 bucks, great sound, nice and clear and noise cancelling so it won't pickup outside noise. Desktop mics I'd get is a Blue Yeti, Snowball, Audio Technica 2020 is also great, Snowflake microphone, etc.

Ad-dons for audio

So if you want to get better audio, louder, etc. Get an AMP/DAC mix. They are a DAC/AMP connecting VIA USB plug to the PC and then the headphones connect to the DAC with a quarter inch with some 3.5mm connectors but not recommended. These offer a much better experience but at a cost for 80-200 dollars for good ones. Some pads too add bass or take away from treble, mids or bass or add to. But not that much but it is always great to get better pads then stock ones on some stuff for more comfortable wearing.


Probably why you are here reading this. Now if you have 80-100 dollars here are my recommendations

Takstar HI 2050 open back headphones and a modmic 4.0 come in at just 100 dollars, they are great headphones. VERY comfy pads from Bererdynamic, honestly I don't know how they aren't losing money they sound like 200 dollar headphones.

Superlux 668B's they are good headphones, they sound high end, are very tough, etc. However they are semi-open and have a fairly large sound stage. My biggest 2 problems are, they are very treble heavy and uncomfortable for larger heads and ears. If I got these I'd need the velour ear pads Amazons sells for them because the stock are hard plastic. The other problem is they aren't very big either and I have a very large ear and head so they is a minus for me. Which is why I love the Takstar HI2050's.

Now if you want to drop more money then get these AKG Q701's which are VERY open. They offer the largest sound stage in the price bracket and more then almost all 500+ headphones. They are very comfy and big for big ears. Very good sound.

For some alternatives in that price bracket for open are DT 990's pros for 150 dollars, they are a bit treble heavy but still are very great. They are 150 on Amazon for the 250 OHM one which can be used in quarter inch and 3.5mm plugs by unscrewing the quarter inch adapter. They have very deep ear pads and very comfy ones too.

Now if you want closed for 30 bucks and still good audio get these Monoprice 108323. Now these earpads aren't very good IMO so I'd get Brainwavz replacement pads for 20 dollars. They are deep, comfy and overall nice. Sound I don't know too much about but they still beat gaming headsets.

For the last pair of closed backs I can think of are DT 770s, bass heavy, VERY big headphones from Beyerdynamic and overall good but not a good sound stage get these for 170 on Amazon.

Another honourable mention is Audio Technica M50x's, they are ok. Better then gaming headsets but don't offer much compared to 990's or 701's but still good. They are 160 I believe.

Now get a modmic or whatever mic you want with these, I'd get a desktop mic w/ arm personally but modmic is nice.


u/Workinoncalibrations · 1 pointr/PS4Pro

Weird the link worked for me. I just copy and pasted the post below, hope it's useful!

This is a guide that recommends headphones with an added mic and does not recommend gaming headsets (I'll explain what that means). I'm posting this because I found lots of info on headphones for gaming but not a proper setup for a console like the PS4.

If you're looking for a great quality headset for gaming, you might run into some trouble like I did. I define quality as being made with solid materials and having awesome audio while having a decent mic to chat with other players.

Options within the quality gaming headset category are both limited and expensive. Take a stroll over to r/headphones to get their two cents on how and why gaming headsets are often overpriced and actually underperform their ticket price. This post in particular was very thorough and linked out to other really useful resources like Z Reviews

When my old headphones broke I started exploring options for a new pair of cans. I wanted to get something great and didn't mind spending a buck on it. As I researched I began to learn more about different types of headphones and what they offered in gaming. The problem I ran into is that the best pair of speakers you can put on your head are almost all headphones, not headsets (meaning headphones do not have a mic equipped). But I'm playing on a PS4 so that changes the game some, PC might have some different avenues. The PS4 dualshock controller (as of 2016, possibly earlier) has proprietary restrictions as to what headsets can plug-in and work with it so creating a DIY headset (independent headphones and mic) was tricky. I tried a workaround with getting an aux plug-in adapter that had "4 poles " to use with the DS4 controller but it didn't trick the controller nor did unplugging and re-plugging in headphones with a mic. Others have had success with it but not me.

I ended up getting a USB to headphone and mic input adapter. This way you can buy whatever headphones you want and whatever mic you want and pair them together by plugging them into your PS4 USB port. You are tethered by a wire but I have read that there is lag with basically any wireless setup so I wouldn't recommended them, especially if you're into online FPS.

My setup is:

---Open air headphones: Audio Technical 900x ($130)

There are other versions of these headphones like the 500x for around $75 as well as the 2000x for $600+
-I would also explore the Superlux HD668B Semi-Open Headphones ($40) as they are relatively inexpensive have replaceable ear pads and have glowing reviews.

---Attachable mic I haven't gotten comments on how I sound which can only be a good thing. I have asked how it sounds and "fine to me" is usually the answer I get.

---USB adapter w/ headphones + mic auxiliary inputs

-Also you might want to get a USB cable extender if the phones and/or mic you go with don't have long cables.

I would venture a guess that most any version of the above 3 components would work together. I am really enjoying my setup and have been using it for about 2 months now. The “soundstage" on open headphones is a really different experience, instead of being closed off by noise cancelling headphones it now feels like everything is happening around me. I had a pair of beats Studios (gen 2) that were pretty good but I would definitely recommend giving “open” style headphones a try. The beats seem puny in comparison, not just in physical size but also in output quality.

I hope this is of benefit to you. I spent a lot of time researching, reading and watching reviews, figuring out what would work on a PS4 and deliberating on what pieces to buy. I am by no means an audiophile so this is just the research of a lay person that wanted great sound and is enjoying what they found.

TL;DR Don't buy a gaming headset if you want awesome sound. You can get a great, probably better, setup on your own and likely save a bit of money in the process by DIY.

u/PepperoniQuattro · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I bought the Superlux HD 668 B a few years ago and I like them a lot. Under $50, too.

u/Mlthelasher · 1 pointr/headphones

Superlux 668Bs May be the set of cans you are looking for.

u/TestFixation · 1 pointr/headphones

Superlux HD668B

Superlux HD-681

Samson SR850

If you're Canadian, you might be able to snag the UE6000.

u/Hanmace · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: > 65$

Source: Gaming/General Use Desktop

I've used my trusty Superlux HD668B's for quite some time now. They have finally died on me and I'm looking for something similar. I want a replaceable cable, other than that I'm open to whatever.

u/samcuu · 1 pointr/buildapc





Better than any gaming headset you're going to find with the same price of these combined.

u/Brax8888 · 1 pointr/headphones

Maybe a pair of Superlux headphones probably either the 668 or 669, which currently is unavaliable from Amazon.com. I recommend you go to Z Reviews
for the best info on these headphones.

u/Ancients · 1 pointr/hardware

Superlux HD668B . Highly recommended on headfi's list of reviewed headphones and reasonably priced. If you need a mic then buy something USB with a replaceable cable so if it ever gets broken you can replace the cable for ~$3 instead of replacing the entire mic.

u/The_Trust · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8 with velvet headcovers and a modmic are what I use. You run into a paradox where the mic sucks or the audio is bad. Anything market for gaming is going to sound like ass, besides sennheisers higher end gaming headsets but those are hundreds.

u/sozzll · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

What superlux headphones specifically? I had my eyes on the HD668B and I have pads that should fit it, do you think it's a good buy or would you recommend something else? I'm also on a budget of 60$ btw

u/Dude-Guyman · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Define "good bass". To me good bass is exactly as it was recorded, not boosted at all, but most folks seem to like insanely over-boosted, boomy bass and think that is sign of a good headphone. NO! It is a crutch for bad headphones!

Anyway, I also have a Xonar SE and am using Superlux 668b headphones.

I find them to be insanely good sounding, forget the $38 price tag. They sound better than any $100+ cans I have tried. I'd describe them as having wide, crisp sound. Very well defined. They play audio very much like it was recorded, without gimmicky bass boosting. More bass does not equal good sound, but you could always EQ it however you like if you're into that.

Anyway, I can't praise them enough for $38. I use mine for recording/mixing my own music, where accurate (not boosted/enahnced) audio is required. Build quality is good. They clamp down pretty tight so they won't be falling off every time you move. For $38, you could buy 3 sets for the price on one other brand and still have as good or better audio quality, and not have to worry about breaking them. I have had mine about 3 years now and they are still like new, so they are not flimsy.

u/lepracan · 1 pointr/headphones

I am looking for headphones to replace my Sennheiser HD 205. I picked them up on a whim when at Fry's, and they lasted 4 months of being permanently in my computer, and almost being babied; now there is a problem with the wire and I have to fiddle with it near where it connects to the headset. Before them I had a pair of N-Tune by Monster, on those the headband snapped from normal putting on and taking off.

I am looking to get headphones that are circum-aural, decent sound (not an audiophile; Skype, mumble, netflix, video games are key points for me.), and STURDY (I have a big head). Budget is <$75. I will not be using them while traveling, so portability is a non issue; using a computer. Isolation is a non issue my house is pretty quiet. A removable wire would be preferable, so if an issue like the one I am experiencing happens I might be able to just get a new wire and not have to get them repaired or replaced.

I am considering:
Creative Aurvana Live Headphones ($68) (Sort of worried about the swivel being a breaking point)

Superlux HD668B ($28) (From buying guide I am a bit worried about comfort in long sessions)

AKG K 240 ($70)

Monoprice 8323($34)

Any input on these, or others you have enjoyed would be appreciated (especially if you have a large head; My hat size is 7 3/4)

In the sticky from yesterday the K240s were recommended, and are my top consideration right now. For them I am now wondering what the wire type is, so I can buy a backup but that's a future concern.

Edit: Working to get them in a nicer looking format, for now bolded the required information.

u/jackmotorbreath · 1 pointr/headphones

So I currently have the HyperX Cloud 2's and would like to get some proper audio headphones, but i don't know what to go with. I would like to keep the budget under £60 (or around $80 for the rest of you) I was looking at the Superlux HD668B Headphones but i wondered if there were any better deals on the market?

u/ferrospork · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi everyone. I'm looking to get some headphones for PC gaming.

I'm currently gaming with these old Altec Lansing XT1 speakers, and would like to upgrade to something a little more impressive, and I thought headphones would be the best choice as it'll disturb my wife a bit less.

I've done some reading and research through this sub and elsewhere, and was thinking of getting the following:

Superlux HD668b headphones

Fiio e10k dac and amp

I read that open headphones would be better for gaming and music in general, but only in quiet environments.

I thought if I get the Fiio with it then down the line I can get some bookshelf speakers for the PC too.

Does this setup seem like a good idea to you? Will the Fiio make a difference compared to using my motherboard's onboard audio? Is there something else you would recommend instead? Would the HD681 evo headphones be a better choice?

I'm not looking to spend more than £100 total for headphones + amp/dac.

Thanks for any advice or info you can offer.

u/bakedgoods33 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Check these out. I have them, and love them. Get a cheap blue snowball ice mic, and you're set.


u/jackie89 · 1 pointr/audiophile

What is your budget?
> $250

What are you looking for?
> 2 Bookshelf Speakers (5" max)

How will you be using it?
> Hooked up to my PC to Watch Movies, Play Games and some Music

What gear do you own?
> Creative T6200 (Using these in stacked mode.), SuperLux HD668B, AstroTech AX35 & Xiaomi Piston V2

What do you intend on using for a source?
>ASUS Xonar D1

What material will you be using your gear for?
> Movies, Music & Games. Typical source of music is Google Play Music All Access and Spotify. Music choice ranging from House/Techno and sometimes Old School Rock.

Are you willing to buy used?
> Maybe, I'm not sure. If I get a good deal sure.

I was looking at these two speakers at the moment. iKey Audio M505v2 5" Active Studio Monitor and A2+ POWERED DESKTOP SPEAKERS. Now the concern is, will these be considered an upgrade or would I not notice the difference over my Current 5.1 setup

u/Abohir · 1 pointr/videos

If you want great quality headphones for the value, these are currently trending as a great value that can challenge studio equipment:


Disclaimer I have not listened to these. They are currently trending, but they are reviewed positively by someone I trust. Here is the picture my friend took; it is better than the pictures shown on the amazon page.

EDIT#2: Here is an open-backed headphone from the same company (for those that want open-backed). Superlux 668b

EDIT#3: Oh you are asking for in-ears. I would say to wait for Ultimate Ears Triple-Fis, they can go for $99 during Black Friday sales. Other than those, the best value that is almost 80% quality of the big hitters are these guys made from monoprice (yes that online website for cheap cables, do make high quality products; these in-ears of theirs are famous): http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082303&p_id=8320&seq=1&format=2
The monoprice full-size headphones are also as good value as the Superlux in terms of quality.

u/theSecondAgent · 1 pointr/letsplay

Thanks for that man! Should I keep the foam up? Because the reflections for the lower freq isn't being soaked up.... is there a way to combat this with EQ? Do you think this is the possible cause for my issues? I wasn't aware adding too much foam was a bad thing. I tried to treat the room the best I could.

I know this sounds nuts, but is there a way I can hear what you hear? I don't think we are hearing the same audio because the first one is god awful on my headphones. These are pretty neutral too. The name for the headphones I am using is called ' HD 668D'.

These are the headphones: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Superlux-HD668B-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8

Once again, thank you Alan for the input !!!

u/AskReddit404 · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget : - £30 ish ($30-$55)
  • Source: - Travelling (Aeroplane usage, phone usage)
  • Requirement: - Isolation as on a plane, good sound.
  • Will you be using these in public?: - Yes I will be using these headphones on a plane for many hours in the coming weeks.
  • Proffered type : - Not a clue
  • Past headphones : - Newbie - Only other headphones I have are Razor gaming ones.
  • Notes: - I have lots of long haul flights booked for the coming weeks and I want to invest a little bit of money into some good headphones. They will primarily be used for watching movies and listening to movies on aircraft so i will be around people allot so noise leakage could be a issue.
    I have been looking at the Superlux HD668B currently but I am unsure if they will be fit for purpose being semi open.
u/Zapablast05 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_pZ3xxbE9RB2X6

Cosmos ® 1 Pair Black Color Velvet Replacement Earpad Ear Pad Cushion for AKG K 240 Studio Headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KLPRQMO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_7Z3xxb3GZ8HFB

Zalman Zm-Mic1 High Sensitivity Headphone Microphone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_n03xxbR50CP7G

u/pookachee · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Superlux HD668b with any external mic you like.
They have a really wide sound stage with amazing sound from what I've heard which is great for gaming.

Link to Headphones

u/urexpired · 1 pointr/audiophile

hmm, i will look into those thanks! the pair im looking at right now are called superlux HD-688 B and they were highly rated on head-fi. What do u think of them?

u/myth1n · 1 pointr/audiophile

oops forgot to add, check out the superlux 688b hd they are great sounding and can be had for a great price, leaves you more room in your budget for other things.



They well out preform their cost, i just got a pair recently, and I own quite a few expensive cans.

and especially since you are home recording, you want something with a very flat/linear response curve so that your mix i'snt colored. (you should be asking in r/wearethemusicmakers and not in audiophile, no offense).

u/thericeboss · 1 pointr/headphones

How do these compare to the Superlux HD668B

u/ns1902 · 1 pointr/Vive

Really liking the Superlux HD668B's that I bought for my Vive. The gap in the middle fits perfectly over the wires on the top of your head. They sound great and with a little 5 inch 3.5mm extension cable I got they are able to plug in without any excess wire.


u/NoVeMoRe · 1 pointr/buildapc

Open-back tend to be better for gaming and far as the sound leakage of open-headphones goes, it's rather minimal and with 1-3m distance it really shouldn't be noticeable to anyone around you in a normal environment.
If you're already set on the Modmic i'd suggest getting the Superlux 668B together with it so that you end up spending about 100$ total for both. The 668B are beating things way up their price class and are more than suited for your needs.
The only concern might be the clamp factor on your ears but that's mostly an issue for people with large heads and can also be eased by getting good velour pads for them.

u/smooney3 · 1 pointr/Vive

I bought these specifically for my Vive and they've turned out to be perfect for it. They have a male connector on one side that you plug the cord into. So, the female connector on the Vive can attach directly to the headphones. The cord on the Vive is the perfect length to connect to the headphones with no slack. It's basically like having wireless headphones. They also sound great for the price.

u/HopelessGamer · 1 pointr/battlestations

Superlux HD668B Headphones W/MODMIC 4.0. Headphones are okay but are a little light on bass imo, but that is just my preference.

u/poco153 · 1 pointr/headphones

Amazon has the Grados for $99 and the Superlux for $50, both of which fit in the stated budget ($50-$120).

u/Andsc2 · 1 pointr/headphones

It's probably not worth it just for the 7.1. Tho i have heard the 780 is more comfortable. A pair of headphones and a clipon mic would give 3x sound quality tho. Go for it if you want, just seems stupid imo.








You could also look after used headphones. I found a pair of [Sennheiser 518] (http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-518-Headphones-Black/dp/B0042A68R8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372478808&sr=8-1&keywords=518) for about 50$~

Finding a used pair of 555 or 558and doing the [foam mod] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvQ8PzBrHXE) is by FAAAR the best value ~~

u/xport · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Use those Bose headphones and simply clip a mic on it. I am doing so with my Headphones and I am very happy with the result (Comfort&Quality)

u/djsnoopmike · 1 pointr/starcitizen

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Best headphones under $100

Just switch out the leather earcups with felt for long-term comfort

Connected with this V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)

u/Lucky_Ted · 1 pointr/gaming

if you want good audio I've been using this for about two years or so with no complaints, if you're buying a headset for the microphone then I've heard good things about the MSI 502 headset and the HyperX Cloud 2 and if you want the headphones I use, the Antlion Modmic 5 should work fine

u/aerandir1066 · 1 pointr/headphones

Way below your budget, but the HD660Bs are solid, and have great soundstage. They're semi-open, so could potentially leak to the mic, but depends on the sensitivity of the mic, and if you're only using it for voice chat and not streaming/recording then I doubt it's an issue. Z Reviews recommends buying pads with them. I haven't tried this; they weren't super comfortable but were bearable for many hours at a time and were very light. Plus they have good bass, which could be good for some of your music.

u/RIP_Fitta · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Honestly i wouldn't trust many review sites these days, Most of the time i see any sort of review on any item the person doing the review has no expertise on the subject. Have you seen the Cuphead review? These are the type of people that review products.

As for headphones:

The superlux 668 or the Samson sr850 are very good for their price and will sound just as good and even better than the cloud 2's in some areas.

For ~$100 you can get a pair of ATH-AD700X . They're the best headphones in their price range/price-performance to me. They sound amazing. The ad500x's/ad900x'z are also really good for a little less/more.

u/charliefuckstick · 1 pointr/buildapc

It doesn't really make a difference if your audio outputs on the motherboard are properly shielded, which they basically always are anymore. The connector doesn't make a difference, the quality of the audio and the quality of the listening device do. Shitty audio will still sound shitty whether you use gas station earbuds or $10,000 headphones, usb doesn't have any benefits over 3.5mm.

These get spoken of pretty highly, though I can't personally attest to how good they sound. I've been eyeballing them for about a year, but my current headset is fine. Note that these are headphones and not a headset, they do not have a mic. They get commonly sold with this, I think specifically because of that teksyndicate video I linked above.

u/Eli1028 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I advise against getting headsets in general because of these reasons. Only get them if you are using them just for gaming or want wireless capabilities, and even then there are some great alternatives.

Use your own headphones and make them into a headset for $3.

Here are some suggestions.

u/BL00DBATH · 1 pointr/buildapc

Monoprice Gateron blue keyboard and 8323 headphones are both highly acclaimed for value. Promo code "scorcher" for %15 off. If you need TKL then there's no shortage of Outemu switches for $40 or less, this Teswell looks good. I haven't used these keyboards but I've bought two of the headphones. I have a pile of $30 headphones that I've reviewed and none come close. Pair them with a Neewer lapel mic or V-Moda BoomPro. In the middle ground you might try this generic desktop mic or one of the many others like it, mine sounds well enough but the BoomPro plainly takes it. At the next tier Superlux 886B or Samson SR850 with a ModMic or Blue Snowball are great during sales. Don't fall for 'gaming' branding.

u/rudolfs001 · 1 pointr/AskMen

Superlux hd668b and Superlux hd681 evo are both great and inexpensive headphones. I use them for gaming and music and they're some of the best sound I've ever heard.

u/dramahitler · 1 pointr/buildapc

Most gaming headsets are pretty bad. I hear the MSI HyperX Cloud II headset is the exception to the norm and has good sound quality but seems to be out of your budget. I'd suggest getting a good pair of studio headphones and a clip on mic. The Superluxx HD668s are highly recommended on a budget for gaming and general use. Pair this with a Zalman ZM-Mic1 clip on mic which sounds better than most cheap headset mics.



/r/zeos gaming headphone guide


u/Elrondel · 1 pointr/headphones

Holy mother of god, I also have X12's still. I've been using them for YEARS. I thought I was literally the only one left using them. I've had to buy a USB mic+headphone device because my headphone jack on my laptop broke and I need two jacks for this fucking headset. I even have the white noise that you're talking about; it's disgusting and it's been around for as long as I can remember.

Sorry, I had to get this out of my system. Please let me know if you find something. I fucking hate these things but I'm too broke to buy something new. I'm definitely looking at Superlux HD668b studio monitoring headphones but again, can't really afford new headphones quite yet.

u/cmcgov · 1 pointr/buildapc

Watch this.
Gaming headsets tend to just be crappy headphones with a crappy mic stuck on marked up $100. A good pair of open-back headphones like these or these and a mic like this will give you a better gaming headset than anything you could buy altogether for <$50. Hope this helps!

u/Szarkan- · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'm using those Superlux cans and they are god tier for their price. Seriously good sound. For a mic I just use the built in one from my webcam - I lose noise cancellation but I keep a quiet office anyway.


u/KrustyKrab223 · 1 pointr/buildapc

How about the Takstar HI-2050? Really nice sound quality and comfort for the price.

If you want to skimp a bit more but still get a decent pair, the Superlux HD-668B's are really nice.

u/bigceej · 1 pointr/RainbowSixSiege

I don't mean to be rude, but Crushers are garbage. I had those in my middle-high school years, and all they do is bloat bass and vibrate the cans. They are also really small and closed back, and don't get me started on build quality. Skullcandy wouldnt need there 2 years no question asked replacement if they made them better. I have sent back like 7 pairs over 4 years of having them, finally just sent them back and sold them and have never looked back.

I highly suggest looking here you can get the Superlux HD668B for $43, they have really good soundstage and a good low end, get a Vmoda BoomPro with an adapter and your looking at like $75 for a much better setup than even $100-200 "gaming headsets" and they even beat most of the crap "advertising" headsets like Bose and Skullcandy.

Im telling everyone from experience, this is the best way to do it, screw anything gaming related as that just means crap plastic and colors. If you want quality go this route and it isn't even that expensive.

u/Acidium- · 1 pointr/buildapc

Would a DAC be a bad idea? I was thinking of going with this and this

u/BlueSpeed · 1 pointr/buildapc

Here is what I use. A superlux 668B (~$38usd) and a Zalman clip on mic (~$8usd)
sennheiser is the go to brand for /r/headphones but they can be more expensive.

u/FriedrichNitschke · 1 pointr/headphones
u/FatAngryDude · 1 pointr/buildapc



That will get you started for now. That mic has been recommended left and right everywhere. Those headphones are awesome as well. I gave a pair to my dad and in the middle of moving states, I stayed at my parent's house and I took em every night when playing CSGO and loved em. I currently use a pair of UE6000 and they are nice but they eat batteries like crazy.

u/JRPlatt99 · 1 pointr/headphones

this and this
are decent for the money

u/abusivebanana · 1 pointr/Bass

For the budget minded folks, I got these headphones and they work great, come with an extension cable, and have a jack adapter.

u/Germzz · 1 pointr/headphones

Ok so my gaming headset is on its way out after about five years. I want to get a nice pair of studio headphones and combine it with a condenser mic for comms during games like overwatch, CSGO, Vermintide, etc... My question is, and I know it might be a lot, can someone please help me out by telling me if these two products will work for the purpose I've listed above?
Headphones: https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1524835084&sr=8-2&keywords=superlux+hd668b&dpID=41GqJSJg7GL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Microphone: https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Professional-Condenser-Microphone-Suspension/dp/B076D2R58D/ref=pd_sim_23_38?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01D4KYRYC&pd_rd_r=9D77B2B39720GCD1TJZC&pd_rd_w=VQNnu&pd_rd_wg=Tf5a2&refRID=9D77B2B39720GCD1TJZC&th=1

Thank you all so much in advance

u/Hyzer__Soze · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Another suggestion for buying new: https://www.amazon.com/Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8

I was shocked by how good these sounded for the price.

u/Luvs_to_drink · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - $50

Source - sound card

Requirements for Isolation - would prefer they block out background noise, I want immersion!

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Hell no.

Preferred Type of Headphone - full sized

Preferred tonal balance - prefer balanced with bass leaning

Past headphones - Used Steelseries v2 and an earforce px22. Loved the steelseries v2. They were comfortable as shit and sounded great. Hated the px22. sound was bleh and the mic only worked with the amp which created a hiss.

Preferred Music - EDM, edm, and classic rock

What would you like to improve on from your set-up: better sound and comfort. A detachable cable would be nice as my v2 needed replacement since the left ear went out. The px22 headband actually cracked on me which is why im looking for new ones.

Currently I'm looking at these

Samson SR850

Superlux HD-681

Superlux HD668B

Panasonic RP-HTF600-S

u/SinkingSand123 · 1 pointr/headphones

> Status Audio HD One'

Tascam TH-02 (sounds amazing, but i noticed it sounds better plugged into the rear port of my PC instead of the front port/my phone (but it sounds as good as the rear port on my pc on the iphone 6).

Superlux 668B - Havent personally heard these but theyre highly rated.

u/maxagun · 1 pointr/headphones

I need new headphones primarily for PC gaming.

The two I'm looking at are:

Avantree Audition Pro
and the
Superlux HD668B.

Any thoughts between the two? How does Avantree Auditoin Pro compare to standard?

u/Mundane_WoLf · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I would strongly recommend the Super Lux 668B and the Blue Snowball iCE

u/thezlog · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

No, you don't have to spend that much to get that quality.

/u/Sigma3737 this is a better recommendation and you won't have to go hungry to pay for it:


Also add on these to be less sweaty:


u/cringelogic · 0 pointsr/audiophile

Hi guys. I realize I can ask this in /r/headphones but since these would be used for music production, I thought this crowd might be more appropriate? But feel free to point me away if not!

Anyway--I'm looking to buy my first pair of headphones for EDM production, right now I use earbuds which are, of course, limiting. I was recommended these as a first set, and the price is definitely right for me, around $45 USD. I'm no audio expert though. Is this a good first purchase, or is there a better, similarly-priced headphone out there this sub enjoys?

If it helps, I generally make chill EDM AND bouncy EDM with driving bass and loud leads. Not dubstep/trap.

These are the headphones: Superlux HD668B

u/teamrocketcode2 · 0 pointsr/buildapcsales

For only $20 more get the Superlux HD668B. Having a non-trained ear, a $17 headphone might sound the same as a $100 headphone but hearing the difference between a closed end vs an open/semi-open end headphone is like night & day.


u/Jwood013 · -1 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Those headphones won't be great for gaming. I recommend an open back pair of headphones like the Superlux HD668B.