Headphones thread

Mason Baker
Mason Baker

I really don't know diddly fuck about headphones but I know enough that I don't want a mic/headphone combo headset. But I also need my headphones to be over the ear so it can't be shitty earbuds, and I also need it to be wireless.
I'm willing to pay up for something decent but it can't be exorbitant luxury shit, any suggestions?

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amazon.com/Cancelling-Wireless-Bluetooth-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B019U00D7K/ref=sr_1_58?ie=UTF8&qid=1503001655&sr=8-58&keywords=wireless headphones
bottlehead.com
headphonesencyclopedia.com/best-bluetooth-headphone-adapters/
amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HJE120-PPK-In-Ear-Headphone-Black/dp/B003EM8008/ref=zg_bs_12097478011_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JQ8RA65YJDH0HFEFWEYQ
amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M40x-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR54/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1503116035&sr=8-5&keywords=audio technica

Nathan Barnes
Nathan Barnes

Sennheiser_0151
Oh yeah, should've mentioned as well that I need oversized earcups because I wear glasses.
Can these be used wirelessly? I heard some people pull it off by snapping a wireless transmitter on the audio jack on the headphones

Brayden Nguyen
Brayden Nguyen

Why does it come with 8 vials of the T-Virus?

Evan Flores
Evan Flores

I'm down to my last pair of headphones after destroying all others through heavy (10+ hours a day every day) usage. I need headphones made of titanium. Construction must be absolutely sound.

What would you guys recommend? I've been through beyer DT770's, Koss proDJ100, and Superlux HD660's, all destroyed within a year or two of purchase.

Kayden Davis
Kayden Davis

Got these. Will never ever have to buy others again.

Jayden Walker
Jayden Walker

500 dollars
God damn, I wish I had the luxury to spend that much on headphones

Brayden James
Brayden James

Costed me 400 back then but worth the price, I never spend much money anyways but I wanted to treat myself for once.
The thing is I normally burned through a lot of shitty earbuds or headphones fast. This thing however, nothing. It sturdy as fuck, it's sounds crystal fucking clear and it sits nice on the head. You can customize it and replace shit too if need be. This thing will be able to last a life time or two. I also use it for studio related shit.

Luis Bailey
Luis Bailey

My complain however is the cable, it long and you cannot detach it. But I'm gonna mod it so I can.

Austin King
Austin King

Oh man yeah I usually take autistically good care of electronics so longevity isn't much of an issue
And good looking snatching it up on discount because I can't even find what you posted anywhere
And you also have the balls to mod something so drastically with an expensive purchase. Damn son

Xavier Diaz
Xavier Diaz

Bought it via Massdrop when some discount shit was going on, so I snatched it because I had my eyes on it for awhile.

And you also have the balls to mod something so drastically with an expensive purchase. Damn son
Well I'm the kind of autist that always wants to modify shit. I learned a lot from fucking up other stuff so I trust myself enough to handle things this expensive.

Ryan White
Ryan White

To be fair though cable mods aren't all that complicated. But I just can't justify spending $400 -$500 on a headphone. For that money you could just get a pair of jbl lsr308s and reach speaker endgame right there.

Nathaniel Rogers
Nathaniel Rogers

For that money you could just get a pair of jbl lsr308s and reach speaker endgame right there
True but again I do studio shit and I needed headphones like these for what I do. I don't have much space either.

Dylan Gray
Dylan Gray

If VR give birth to widespread head tracked 3D audio then I'd probably also put down the money for something like these, or some hd650s.

Noah Edwards
Noah Edwards

and I also need it to be wireless.
If you really want good headphones and and wireless you're gonna have an easier time just finding detachable cable ones and using some separate wireless emitter/receiver kit.

I'm willing to pay up for something decent but it can't be exorbitant luxury shit, any suggestions?
Look up Superlux, most of their stuff can really be described as being slightly crappier versions of "insert $200-$400+ headphones" for a fraction of the price
There's also another fact to consider is that good headphones for music have different criteria than good headphones for vidya.

Anthony Green
Anthony Green

My dad had a monitor headphones from Sony he bought 30 years ago. It worked for 20 years until I fucked it up.

Caleb Nelson
Caleb Nelson

Sadly this is an underserved market. Every affordable pair of headphones I have ever seen uses plastic.
I've had some success with this type of headphone support. (I also highly recommend this model to everyone. An incredible value.) I never had this type of support break on me before, but I imagine it's easier to fix than your typical hinge.

If they're the model I'm thinking of, they're arguably the most fragile headphones I have ever used. I have broken more than one pair of those.

Noah Cooper
Noah Cooper

I'm currently using these, they're great because they make everything sound like it was made 20 years ago

Brayden Kelly
Brayden Kelly

no one has bothered making good headphone guides since 20xx

Nicholas Powell
Nicholas Powell

10 women to 10 will fuck the man on the right

Brayden Anderson
Brayden Anderson

I use these, super fuckin comfy and great sound. Hope you like open back though.

Robert Roberts
Robert Roberts

I've had some success with this type of headphone support. (I also highly recommend this model to everyone. An incredible value.)
But you didn't link or state anything at all. What model? What headphone support? This is important.

Connor Wright
Connor Wright

Fuck, I forgot my image.

Evan Fisher
Evan Fisher

Looks strong and the price is right. However, is there a comparable closed-back one I could purchase? Open back, even semi-open back, is not for me.

Liam Perez
Liam Perez

Ignore this, I'm retarded. The next one up, the SR950's are closed back. Still the same price too, so that's good. Should have nearly identical sound as well.

Joshua Stewart
Joshua Stewart

Oh. I wish I knew about those before I bought my 960's. The only gripe I have with them is that they're open.
Well, that and no detachable cable. If you want that, you can get it with the same drivers for around the same price with the Superlux HD-668B. But they're open headphones so you should probably ignore this.

Jonathan Powell
Jonathan Powell

Detachable cord is an objective plus, though I don't make use of it often. I don't mind open headphones; I've got some Audio Technica ATH-AD700's and they're the most comfy headphones I've ever worn in my life, with great soundstage and treble (no bass though), but I'm often surrounded by nerds. Can't have my anisongs and denpa blasting like that.

The next time I order some cans, I'll probably get the 950's, the Koss Portapro's (from here ), and the Superlux HD681's. Mostly because I'm trying to keep in mind structural integrity and those seem fairly strong, while also meeting audio-needs. They're cheap too so I can snag all of them for about 100 quid.

Jayden Lopez
Jayden Lopez

I'd advise against the portapro for several reasons
They're fragile as fuck structurally, especially the plastic parts.
The drivers membrane will fuck itself if you try to listen to anything that has a lot of bass in it, only headphone I've ever had this problem with and after sending it back for the third time I called it quits and just bought something else.

Also if you're going for a pair of Superlux and like closed headphones give the 662 EVO a glance, I liked them over the 681 personally but I like V-shaped sound signature so might wanna take that into consideration.

Christian Smith
Christian Smith

Why not just buy some 100 quid headphones instead of all that shit?

Ryan Long
Ryan Long

They're fragile as fuck structurally
The drivers membrane will fuck itself
Thank god you chimed in. Feels like I dodged a bullet. I'll remove those fags and keep the 662's in mind. I'm already snagging the Samson SR950's, which have a nearly identical build to them. If those last, I'll pick up the 662's.

Maybe read the thread of conversation? I've broken almost all of my good expensive headphones. I'm just trying to find something ludicrously durable right now that also doesn't sound like shit. Cheap is good for this.

Gavin King
Gavin King

How good are the Kraken 7.1 V2? I want people who have actually tried them to say their opinion please. Thanks

Bentley Rodriguez
Bentley Rodriguez

Kraken 7.1 V2
I didn't own them but I did demo a pair at Best Buy once and it was really muffled. I dunno how it did it but it made those nerf gun sound effects in Call of Duty sound like its being played in a foam booth.

Also does anybody have experience with these headphones?
amazon.com/Cancelling-Wireless-Bluetooth-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B019U00D7K/ref=sr_1_58?ie=UTF8&qid=1503001655&sr=8-58&keywords=wireless headphones
All I know is, its gotta be wireless and I'd prefer having no mic since I already have an external

James Lee
James Lee

All I know is, its gotta be wireless
You can make any pair of headphone wireless, don't get suckered into overpaying for a pair of subpar headphones just for that.

Adam Flores
Adam Flores

I used to have some Sennheisers that had some great sound, but I've been sticking with some dinky cheap JVC Flats that have surprisingly decent range and aren't annoying with extended wear. I just got real fucking tired of wearing ear muffs all day and I abuse headphones a bit too much because I get absent-minded about having them on. I managed to snap the headband on those Sennheisers, so I don't know if that's a build quality thing or just me being rough.

Ayden Butler
Ayden Butler

If you want a nice budget pair of studio over-ear headphones I'd recommend AKG's K240 MkII.
Pros:
Detachable cord
Light
Good sound quality, nice mids and highs
Cheap
Semi-open-ear design gives a better listening experience, gives sound room to breath, if that makes sense. Compare this with something like audiotechnica's ATH-M50 where the sound isolation makes things sound claustrophobic.

Cons:
<Cord might be too long, go for the coiled option unless you like length
<Due to the open-ear design it leaks sound, and it doesn't really isolate outside noise either

I traveled with them a lot, and they've held up pretty well after six years. I did have to make a repair when a plastic cap on the side broke and I had to glue it back on.

Sorry for the blatant shilling, but this is a recc thread so I guess it's fine.

Cameron Ramirez
Cameron Ramirez

Got any suggestions?
Also how do I make any pair wireless?

Adrian Bennett
Adrian Bennett

If you like building things, look here for superb tube amps for headphones, bottlehead.com
For headphones, check out the offerings from oppodigital.com

Landon Brooks
Landon Brooks

double chin, check em
Those Koss ones are pretty horrible to wear or even manage with that fuggy headband. I think I still have a pair just as an emergency backup to my backup backups.

Ayden Rogers
Ayden Rogers

My bad I thought link breakage was global

Cameron Bell
Cameron Bell

Also how do I make any pair wireless?
headphonesencyclopedia.com/best-bluetooth-headphone-adapters/

Got any suggestions?
If you want cheap as fuck Superlux or one of their clones, for 20-50 bucks you get something you won't really beat unless you want to pay 150+
If you've got a big budget then you're gonna have to look more specifically at what you wanna use those headphones for first.

Kayden Parker
Kayden Parker

Been using dirt cheap sony headphone for over 3 years with almost no problem aside from bad connection when in wet weather when I'm outside.

Eli Watson
Eli Watson

oppodigital.com
400 dollars is the cheapest pair of headphones
Nigga you eating crack or some shit.
Any specific Superlux you got in mind? I don't know shit about those

Cameron Perez
Cameron Perez

Any specific Superlux you got in mind?
Depends on what you want but I'd go 668b / 681 Evo /662 Evo depending on whether you want closed or open and if it's mostly for vidya or general use.

Jaxson King
Jaxson King

Thanks, homie, I got these in a list to look out for now

Chase Young
Chase Young

Thanks user

Chase Gomez
Chase Gomez

amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HJE120-PPK-In-Ear-Headphone-Black/dp/B003EM8008/ref=zg_bs_12097478011_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JQ8RA65YJDH0HFEFWEYQ

I own another pair of headphones but I basically only ever use these. They're cheap, noise cancelling, surprisingly good, and get the job done. They generally don't break by themselves but I will sometimes accidentally break them which doesn't matter since they're so friggin cheap. Plus they're earphones so you can use them anywhere without looking like a degenerate.

Jack Lee
Jack Lee

Looks neat for my phones but I really would rather avoid using in ear for computer use.
Looks neat though, will probably nab these fucks for my phone

Christopher Myers
Christopher Myers

I got a Razer Carcharias I was young and stupid some time ago, and it's always had this buzzing sound that seemed to match whatever my computer was doing at the time. The noise changed depending on which programs I had open at the time. I did some research on the topic, and it appears that the fact that it is powered with a separate USB connection was the problem here. I need to build a filter circuit with two capacitors and an inductor.

What I'm wondering is, does anyone else have any more insight to share on this?

Michael Torres
Michael Torres

What I'm wondering is, does anyone else have any more insight to share on this?

Get some real headphones and throw that garbage away. Sometimes you just gotta cut your losses.

Ryder Perry
Ryder Perry

I'm not the kind of guy to do that, I like to stick to my investments to the end.

That's why I still use a 5:4 1280x1024 monitor I bought in 2005.

Christian Garcia
Christian Garcia

Superlux HD668b
I have these. I would suggest getting big velour earpads for them as their default pads are like rocks. After you get good earpads for them they're very comfy, probably the most comfy headphones I've had. Alternatively, if you don't like open headphones there's the Superlux HD661 also good. Default earpads on HD661 are good but velour earpads are still nicer. My HD661 have outlasted my HD668b, I had to fix the cable coming out of the HD668b after a little over a year of use. The HD661 haven't needed any repairs. Their design is like Sony MDR-V6 but better in many important ways like channeling the wires through a rigid tube to keep them from fraying and also having a detachable cable. My Sony MDR-V6 have been torn down repeatedly to fix them until I gave up on the original design and just ran the cables outside the headband, also modded them for detachable cable.

Those are the headphones I have. Nothing that cost me over 100 bucks. I would buy the HD668b again provided I also got comfy earpads for them because they're ridiculously comfy with velour earpads. I would also suggest either that rigid tube design or running wires from each can separately because running wires through a flexible headband will eventually lead to fraying the wiring and having audio cut out in one ear.

Noah Morris
Noah Morris

don't buy this shit or else enjoy your tinnitus

Ian Green
Ian Green

Currently using SonicGear Airphone 300L
Was only looking for something that has bluetooth which I can use my phone with to listen to music.
Works nicely with PC too.

So far so good!

Mason Cooper
Mason Cooper

Are these headphones solid?
amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M40x-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR54/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1503116035&sr=8-5&keywords=audio technica

Jaxon Brooks
Jaxon Brooks

still using these babies, though I have replaced the ear pads.

Anthony Nelson
Anthony Nelson

Why not get the M50s? They are universally regarded as good.

Owen Mitchell
Owen Mitchell

Because 150 is definitely out of the price range. Whereas 99 buckaroos only skirts the edge of how much I'm willing to pay

Ryan Green
Ryan Green

These are good, would get a pair if I didnt already have something for music on my phone etc.
I got given a pair of turtlebeach px11's gfrom a friend that I use when talking to peopel on the rae times I play multiplayer. the other times I use speakers.