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1V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - BlackV-MODA BoomPro Microphone for...58
2Philips Audio Fidelio X2HR Over-Ear Open-Air Headphone 50mm Drivers- BlackPhilips Audio Fidelio X2HR Ov...32
3Audio-Technica ATH-WS1100iS Solid Bass Over-Ear Headphones with In-Line Microphone & ControlAudio-Technica ATH-WS1100iS S...29
4SIVGA SV007 Premium Wood Over-Ear Open Back Hi-Fi Headphones with Mic,RosewoodSIVGA SV007 Premium Wood Over...27
5LASMEX L-90 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Closed Back Over-ear Recording Headphones with High Fidelity Sound, Inline Microphone, Detachable Cable and Music/Call Control (Wired) ...LASMEX L-90 Professional Stud...24
6Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black)Philips Audio Philips SHP9500...18
7Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Studio Monitor Headphone, Black, With Cutting Edge Engineering, 90 Degree Swiveling Earcups, Pro-grade Earpads/Headband, Detachable Cables IncludedAudio-Technica ATH-M40x Profe...18
8Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back Studio Monitor Headphones with 50mm Drivers - for Music Production, Mixing, Mastering and Audiophile Use (Black & Gold)Status Audio CB-1 Closed Back...13
9Monoprice Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones with Ultra-Comfortable Ear Pads Perfect for Mobile Devices, HiFi, and Audio/Video ProductionMonoprice Modern Retro Over E...12
101MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Comfortable Foldable Earphones with Hi-Res Hi-Fi Sound, Bass Driven, Tangle-Free Detachable Cable for Smartphones/Android/PC/Tablet - Silver/Titanium1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear ...12
11beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus Headphones with Accessory Kit and Remote Microphone Cable, Blackbeyerdynamic Custom One Pro P...11
12in-ear monitor earphones, ikko oh1 crystal sound quality singer earbuds rich bass IEMs With 2 -pin interchangeable wired lightweight instrument separation fidelity headphonesin-ear monitor earphones, ikk...11
13Sennheiser HD 598 SR Open-Back Headphone "Discontinued by manufacturer"Sennheiser HD 598 SR Open-Bac...11
14Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7GM SonicPro Over-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones, Gun Metal GrayAudio-Technica ATH-MSR7GM Son...10
15Philips X2HR Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, BlackPhilips X2HR Fidelio Over Ear...10
16Cooler Master MH-752 MH752 Gaming Headset With Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound, Plush Earcups, and Omni-Directional Boom MicCooler Master MH-752 MH752 Ga...10
17Monolith M560 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones - Black/Wood With 56mm Driver, Open or Closed Back Design, Comfort Ear Pads For Studio/ProfessionalMonolith M560 Over Ear Planar...9
18Sennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed Back HeadphoneSennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed B...9
19Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open HeadphonesSuperlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-...9
20HyperX Cloud Alpha - Gaming Headset, Dual Chamber Drivers, Award Winning Comfort, Durable Aluminum Frame, Detachable Microphone, Works on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile Devices – RedHyperX Cloud Alpha - Gaming H...9

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u/Vortax_Wyvern · 4 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

If you want, I can copy-paste the response I usually give to people asking about gaming headset. Hope it will help you.

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.

About the microphone problem

Hifi headphones for gaming have the disadvantage of having to deal with the micro thing. None of them have microphone incorporated, and you must find a workaround to the problem. Options available are:

1- Use a desk microphone like this

2- Some headphones have detachable cable. If the connector is a 3.5mm jack, you can substitute the cable with this V-Moda micro. That way you can have a microphone attached and still use a single cable. Main problem is that you must use this cable, no matter what, and if you end buying an amplifier, you can no longer use this microphone, as amplifiers don’t have micro input. Also, not all headphones are compatible, as not all use 3.5mm jack connections (Audio-technica and Sennheiser headphones are NOT compatible with V-moda Boom micro, cause they use 2.5mm jack)

3- use a modmic like this one or if your budget is tight, something like this.

The first option requires desk space and it’s expensive. The second one is not compatible with every headphone, and forces you to use this cable. The 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 source 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). Amazing soundstage (for a closed headphone). 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. Due its popularity, they’re getting harder and harder to get.

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/Suspectsss · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I actually don’t see the need for surround sound. That’s more of a marketing gimmick really, as the usb 7.1 dongles suck. If you really need surround sound, get Dobly Atmos on your computer.

But I don’t think you really need either. Most games have really good audio, and some games like rainbow six siege literally say don’t use surround sound because it’s broken. You need a headset with good soundstage.

What’s soundstage? Well it’s being not only able to tell the direction of your enemy, but also the distance. That’s why I recommend open back headsets for gaming, though they do leak sound and your mic may pick that sound up. Don’t worry about it though, because what I recommend is omni directional and will basically only pick up your voice.

I recommend the Philips SHP9500/SHP9500s. They are to same thing but the s has a little bit more bass. You also might have trouble getting the 9500 because it is discontinued and not many are left. I recommend these because:

Great soundstage

Very comfortable

Has a lot of treble which is good for hearing footsteps.

Has a detachable cable Incase the wire breaks and so you can use a mic

It is extremely well priced at 80USD. It’s probably the best for gaming under 150 USD. And most importantly it will definitely fit you.

For mic, I recommend the Vmoda BoomPro. You just unplug the cable from the headphones and replace it with the BoomPro which is just a 3.5 mm cable with a mic attached. This is a super good mic.

I also highly recommend an amp both for gaming and music. The one I recommend has a switch with T D and B. T is treble boost (for gaming), d is flat, meaning it won’t change anything, and B is bass boost. Which you want if you listen to music because the 9500 has little bass.
I recommend the Syba Sonic DAC/AMP. Link at the bottom. This will definitely help sound quality as it bypasses your pc soundcard.
IMPORTANT: DON’T use the included usb cord in it as it will cause a short in your computer. You’ll need a different mini usb cable as the provide a really bad one.

To use the amp: This is a usb amp, so plug the usb into your computer and the mini USB port into the DAC/amp. The will power it so it will drain laptop battery with a laptop. Then all you do is is plug your headphone jack into the big 3.5mm headphone jack. Don’t use the one for a split cable because your headset isn’t a split cable.

That’s it! The total is about 150 bucks and will surpass anything for the price.

Don’t get a gaming headset. They just use cheap divers and RGB and day gaming to trick you, as they are way overpriced.

Z Reviews on YT (total audiophile geek) recommends this as well. I invite you to spend more time researching on his channel and other places to understand the mic and amp better. He has a best gaming gaming headsets video from a year ago. This setup is at the very front and one of the first things he talks about. Also goes very in depth on the whole subject of sound for gaming at the beginning. Here are the links:


Vmoda BoomPro Mic -

Syba Soni DAC/amp -

Remember you need a different mini usb cable. I’d throw the one it came with away because it’s garbage and possibly a fire hazard.

Please watch Z Reviews Gaming Headphone guise from a year ago. The first 25 minutes are all you really need to hear. They explain audio in-depth and talk about the headphones and this combo. Good luck!

Feel free to reach out to me as I can help with the setup or usage, but r/ZReviews is probably a better option. You’ll get help ASAP from a whole hutch of audiophiles who know their stuff.

u/OverExclamated · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

As someone who also enjoys their X2 very much, I can make two suggestions:

Closed-back headphone: B&O H6gen.2.

Good build quality while still being light, thin, and easily portable. Comes with a slim carrying case. Comfort is pretty good - some people praise the comfort highly; I don't think it's quite all that, but it's still quite good. The cable is kind of weak, but it's easily replaceable - in fact, I needed a longer cable and my easy solution was to take a spare stock X2 cable and sand down the barrel at the thinner end just a tad to fit the H6. The sound is the star - clean, clear, musical, fairly well-balanced. Very enjoyable and engaging.

There happens to be a refurb unit in tan available from the U.S. if you like the color. I have purchased these units and they are indistinguishable from a new factory unit. Might save you money even after shipping and taxes; not sure.

Iem: Ikko OH1

Again, great sound in the same vein as the X2. Solid alloy casing for durability. Light and very comfortable. Love 'em.

The FiiO FH5 also get a lot of praise, but I haven't had the chance to try them myself so I can't comment.

u/ChiefGrieff · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Headphones on Drop are a good place to start like the HD58Xand 6XX. Both are considered great first-time hi-fi headphones for a very reasonable price considering the performance matchs headphones double the price. What you need to ask yourself is what you want. More bass (More fun)? More accuracy (as intended)? I own the HD58X, an open back pair of headphones that offer an accurate sound signature but have a bit more bass than their older brother the 6XX who has a bit less bass but is more accurate in sound reproduction. Watch some youtube videos on different headphones, figure out if you prefer open or closed back. Theres a lot to go over before we can figure out what you'd like.

I started with the HD598cs Closed back headphones and upgraded to open back HD58X for at-home listening with FLAC files, I mention this in-case you haven't become wise to flac file, which tl;dr are just high-quality music files that sound better given you have the right equipment, say a new pair of mid-fi - hifi headphones like yourself potentially. The 598 are fairly accurate and have admirable bass. I've owned them for 2+ years and they have been my daily commute/travel headphones and they have worked brilliantly. I Stayed with Sennheiser products mainly because they are consistently ranked among the best headphone companies and are just beautiful to look at as well listen too.

Side note, some headphones need extra equipment to run them like an amp. Some headphones need more power, like the 6XX, and so it needs an amp to run properly and to let them shine. Headphones like the 58X Don't need an amp and can run right off a phone, but even with the use of an amp can help the sound quality.

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/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/D0PETHR0NE · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

>general music (mostly hip-hop/rap)

So I'm guessing it has to have a strong bass-response and perhaps some sub bass as well ?

  • Urbanfun ts1, don't be put off by the fact that it's an AliExpress only 'Chi-Fi' product, these are basically a rebranded RBH-HP2. I've emailed with RBH to confirm this.
  • One More H1707, these are foldable and very portable. The padding is soft, but from what I've heard this, for most people, does duty as an over-ear headphone.
  • Takstar pro 82, I own these. Oddly enough at this price point these could still be the most comfortable headphones of all time. Sound signature is warm-ish, easy going. Don't be fooled by the bass ports though .. whatever music you're listening to, never is opening more than one bass port warranted unless you want to pour hot mud in your ears.
  • Hifiman edition S, listened to these once. They had nice bass response (listening to Cliff Burton, Scott Reeder) and comfortable for strange ears like mine. Comfortable for sure, the entire headband is padded and distributes the weight over your head very well. Also foldable.
  • Argon MKII, I wish I had these (I have the stock Fostex Rp MKIII). Planars = fast (and in this case) insane sub-bass response. Listened to these once.Alas international shipping is a bitch


    Hope this helps
u/raistlin65 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

The headphones you like would be considered basshead headphones. For closed headphones with a lot of bass, check the different Fostex TR-X00 models on The different models have varying degrees of bass, but I can't tell you which are best. Research here:

DT1990 do have some bass emphasis. Not neutral.

If you want to just have some fun with a set of open headphones, I suggest jumping on the Philips X2HR deal on Amazon for $120. These have some bass emphasis, have a very good sound that should be a very good improvement over your Sonys. I think they have free returns, so no penalty for trying.

u/ITzNybble · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

EDIT: I am dumb I just saw you wanted closed back.


open back or closed back? Open back is better for gaming but others will be able to hear what you hear. If it doesn't matter then open back for gaming.

OPEN Headphones:

ATH-AD700X - ~95 - 100 new

ATH-AD900x - ~135 new


HE4XX - $180 new


Sennheiser HD 58X - 160 new -


Closed headphones:

ATH m40x - $100 new

These are deemed better than the m50x's


DT770 80 ohm - 135 new


ATH-MSR7 - 175 new

I owned these and played CSGO and I had no issues hearing anyone. I made it to LEM (if that matters to you) Very clear audio. I also never used an amp with these so they can only get better. if you have more questions on these just message me, I can compare them to the HE4xx's as I now own those.


AMP & Dac:

FX Audio DAC X6 - ~54.99 new


Schiit Fulla 2 - ~120 new


Basically I am no expert as I am just getting into the DAC/AMP world but from my research and this subreddits wiki and other sources, it seems better to put your money into better headphones and then into a better DAC/AMP. I would look for a used pair of headphones from

/r/AVexchange or /r/hardwareswap if you are wanting something better, I picked up a pair of HE4xx for 110 shipped.


Just my two cents. I could be wrong and anyone please feel free to correct me as I am still learning all this.

u/wakawakawomp · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I have both as well and this pretty much sums it up perfectly. They're both amazing headphones, but it really comes down to preference - Do you want something that's more natural+neutral with amazing mids/vocals, or do you something more exciting with a strong bass presence?

One thing I'll add is that the X2 uses a standard 3.5mm connection to the headphones itself meaning you can pair it with the V-Moda BoomPro mic. This, in my opinion, makes for one of the best headphone+microphone combos for gaming.

u/Abdul-Rahollotasuga · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Hello, friend. In these threads, there are usually about two types of answers, so I'll summarize them for you.

Get the ATH-M50x if you want to pop more. What I mean by that is that with some music, it will sound more energized, lively, and carry a greater presence. The keyword, however, is that it is with some genres of music. With other kinds, the tuning toward bass-heavy, instrumental music might become a little obvious. Still, if that is the type of music you listen to, all the better!

But if you prefer something with a little more harmony, then you might consider getting the Sennheiser HD 598 Cs. These are a bit more balanced throughout, and are more fitting to a relatively dynamic sense of music, focusing on the relative balance throughout. The sound has been tamed on all ends pretty well, so you get a better sense of what to expect from them.

As a final note, these headphones can be additionally tuned through the use of an equalizer on your phone or computer, so I encourage you to look into that; they can turn decent headphones in to the sound you need!

u/5asa · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

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/aether_tech · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

A closed-back headphone is a headphone that has no vents on the outside of the earcup to allow air in or out of the sound chamber of the headphone. This has a tendency to emphasize bass. Closed-back headphones will also offer noise-isolation (not to be confused with Active Noise Canceling.)

An open-back has opening(s) - a grill, slots, holes, mesh, etc... behind the driver on the outside of the cup that allows air in and out of the sound chamber. Open-back headphones tend to not have the bass power of similar closed-back headphones - but typically are better at treble. Open-back headphones don't offer any passive noise isolation, as they are pretty much 'open' to the air in all directions. Sound will get in, and some small sound will get out.

The other major difference is in soundstage. Most closed-back headphones have very small soundstage, while most open-back headphones have wider sound-stage than most closed-backs, with some exceptions.






In terms of pure comfort, the Cloud II /w its' velour earpads are extremely comfortable (as my opinion), however of the above listed headsets it's overall sound quality is the worst/or tied with the Alpha. All of those have exceptional build quality compared to other gaming headsets I've ever tested (that's an extensive list, including Razer, Logitech, Turtle Beach, Sennheiser, HyperX, Corsair, SteelSeries, and whatever else they sell at Best Buy and Microcenter.) Now, that's not saying the Cloud II has bad sound quality, it's top tier among headsets - but the Sennheiser offerings are technically better, and have somewhat better microphones.

u/Togod5 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I think the monoprice retros with good pads are too cheap not to try. They have much more bass and width than the 58x. The 12 foot attached cable might be a dealbreaker, but they sound great and are alot more comfortable than the 58x imo.

I think they compliment each other pretty well

u/BRUMB0 · -3 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

I’m not an expert but when I was looking for the same thing I bought these and have been very happy with them. Also ZeosPantera on YouTube should be able to help you. Hope this helped and good luck.

u/Musclemagic · -5 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

For that price, nothing beats the 1More Triple Over Ear. Tweeter stack works wonders!

I have one for sale on r/AVexchange that hasn't gotten much interest, I'll lower the price if you're interested.


1More Triple Driver Over-Ear - $100 Fairly firm, will keep for on-the-go if they don't sell.

u/dpidcoe · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I'm pretty new to all of this myself, but I was recommended getting a boompro microphone attachment with a set of nice headphones as a way to replace my aging steelseries headset. I hadn't even realized until today that you can get a separate mic attachment that isn't some janky thing that sits on the desk.

This particular one that I ordered adds in-line volume control, perhaps something like this would give you what you want while keeping the headset:

u/loyyd · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

It'd help if you specified what kind of headphones you've tried before. I've got a big head and I wear glasses and I've had issues with headphones and headsets before like the ATH M50.

The best headphones I've had comfort wise were the Sennheiser HD 598, which I believe they've replaced with a newer model. Those headphones are super comfy and I had never had any issues wearing them for extremely long gaming sessions.

Looks like the replacement model is called the Sennheiser HD 598 Cs, which you can pick up on amazon for $150 in the US. Looks like there's also a sale on refurbished models for $100 on amazon.

I currently use a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohms at work and those are also quite comfy. They're a bit tighter than the sennheiser 598s (bit more clamping force) but I find that just lengthening the bridge between the headphones is enough to keep them from being uncomfortable.

I also own some Sennheiser HD6XX which I think were a huge step down from the Sennheiser HD 598s in terms of comfort so I wouldn't recommend those.

u/JariDeLeon · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

There are some headsets made by brands that do proper headphones like sennheiser, beyerdynamic and audiotechnica. You should maybe take a look at the Sennheiser game one's or game zero's if not these models maybe you should check out the beyerdynamic custom game headset. If you somehow don't find something you like from brands like these and want a normal gaming branded headset you could get something from hyperx. Hyperx headsets tend to be better than the other gaming brands and usually are just rebranded models from other companys. For example their cloud model is a rebranded takstar pro 80 headphone. Also, you could buy a cable with a microphone and just replace the stock cable from headphones that have a removable cable.


Edit: The sennheiser PC37X made in collaboration with Massdrop might also be a good option for you.

u/kittysneeze88 · 3 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

I would recommend the Sennheiser HD598sr. It is an open-back headphone with only 50 ohm impedance so it can be run directly from a mobile device-the volume level just needs to be a bit higher than you may currently be using.

Also, if you’re in the US, Amazon has a ridiculous sale on the Philips Fidelio X2HR for $150. These are amazing, especially at that price. Great soundstage, open-back, less neutral, slight bass emphasis. These are only 30ohms as well, and can definitely be run from any mobile device.

u/cr0ft · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

A FiiO BTR3 for 79€ - that's a bluetooth receiver/dac/amp with great sound, no amp hiss and LDAC decoding. I have one, and it's easily the best sounding Bluetooth anything I've heard.

You can also plug it in to a PC with USB and it becomes a USB DAC/amp so you get crisp clear sound out of a PC too.

That would leave you up to 70€ if we go by your max to buy in-ear monitors with. That would buy some nice IEM's easily. Here are my current low price faves - nice punchy dynamic driver bass and clear sound. They're a bit plasticky (and at that price point that's probably not a surprise) but they really deliver on the sound, and mine have held together for over a year just fine.

They come with decent tips, but a solid upgrade for isolation would be Comply P-series extra long isolating foam tips.

Over the ear cans... not sure, maybeörer-Studio/dp/B00HVLUR54 people say nice things.

u/AJCxZ0 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice


Since I again concur with u/Jawntily on all points, the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x at $79 on Amazon is a good buy and some claim the ATH-M40x is better than the ATH-M50x.

If you're not convinced to try the budget basshemoth which is the Modern Retro + Brainwavz XL but you want quality bass at ~$100, then I suggest focusing on overall good headphones with sufficient bass extension and leaving it to your amp and EQ to tweak the sound, however if you can find another $49 (or $39 with a referral from an existing Massdrop subscriber) and catch the next Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee drop (or get lucky on a used deal) then you'll have one of the best headphone deals of all time and lack nothing in bassland.

The used market including r/AVexchangecathederal is a good place for headphone deals. That's where I got the Monoprice Monolith M1060C on my head (which has a cathedral of bass, but not for $100).

u/Mudokon · 5 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Monoprice Retro


nicer pads XL Brainwavz pads (velour but sound leak/loses bass) (pleather is best for better bass)

u/bbjimin · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Do you know where to actually get the 598's? On and .com its really inconsistent and they're mostly used. Can't find them on Newegg or really anywhere else either. The 598's have a $170 USD closed back listing and a $145 used Open (used) listing but...I don't really want used because I don't trust like that and closed is suboptimal.

The best listing is $184 CAD used fulfilled by Amazon. Idk.

Out of that list the 700X would probably be the choice. I think someone else said the price difference between 7 and 900X wasnt warranted and the 700 was the better choice, yeah?


u/rtm416 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Hey OP, I can recommend These Headphones with This Mic. This is a great setup for right under your price tag, I think you'd be quite happy. Any questions let me know.

u/ibsulon · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Beats aren't well liked around here, but it's hard to give an immediate answer.

First, what kind of music do you listen to?

Second, what is your budget?

Third, do you have things you like and don't like about headphones you've tried?

Last, what are you planning to use them for? Are they at home? On the subway? Do you want to be able to hear your surroundings? Does it matter if the sound leaks a little?

Under 100, [Mshenay]( just did a comparison and the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x came out on top. These are well reviewed and are a good introductory headphone.

u/Master_baited_817 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Thank you for your opinion. Is there a difference between audio headphones and gaming ones in terms of diferent soundstage or better suitability for either one of the medium? I'm mainly interested in gaming so would for example BD C1Pro that you recommended fit gaming or just a music?

u/Racist7 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice I'm assuming you have larger ears, and are worried about the comfort of the Neos. Totally fair point, makes sense.





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