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Your thoughts on high quality headphones?
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Posted 6/29/14 , edited 6/29/14

TrueGoober wrote:

The thing is, I've spent over $1000 of my spare cash on music through the years, and hundreds on things to hold my music, and maybe only $70 total over a few sets of headphones to actually enjoy it to the fullest? I tried a pair of headphones out on my initial hunt this last week (some $300 Bose ones) and listened to a few of my favorite songs, and I was hearing stuff that I had never heard before. (And Bose arguably aren't even that good lol) It added more layers to already amazing songs. That's worth a whole lot more than a set of good headphones any day to me.

Of course, maybe even my anime will sound better, or my games. Or it might spark a new interest in music again. Who knows?


Huh. I guess that is true. It's nice to hear every detail. I've tried out a pair of my friend's Sennheiser once. He also somehow makes a lot of money and is able to spend it on gear like this. From a little bit of internet research, I'm pretty sure they're sennheiser HD 800. I could hear almost each individual instrument in a few songs.

I guess it's outrageous to me because these things don't really matter... I could be spending money on better things. And I'm very poor. Heh heh. But I could see how it is very aesthetically pleasing! I would if I could spend a lot of money on very high-quality headphones.
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TrueGoober wrote:

The thing is, I've spent over $1000 of my spare cash on music through the years, and hundreds on things to hold my music, and maybe only $70 total over a few sets of headphones to actually enjoy it to the fullest? I tried a pair of headphones out on my initial hunt this last week (some $300 Bose ones) and listened to a few of my favorite songs, and I was hearing stuff that I had never heard before. (And Bose arguably aren't even that good lol) It added more layers to already amazing songs. That's worth a whole lot more than a set of good headphones any day to me.

Of course, maybe even my anime will sound better, or my games. Or it might spark a new interest in music again. Who knows?


Huh. I guess that is true. It's nice to hear every detail. I've tried out a pair of my friend's Sennheiser once. He also somehow makes a lot of money and is able to spend it on gear like this. From a little bit of internet research, I'm pretty sure they're sennheiser HD 800. I could hear almost each individual instrument in a few songs.

I guess it's outrageous to me because these things don't really matter... I could be spending money on better things. And I'm very poor. Heh heh. But I could see how it is very aesthetically pleasing! I would if I could spend a lot of money on very high-quality headphones.


It's really a 'useless luxury' kind of hobby.I guess if it's enjoyable and you have something to throw money at,it works,right?The same thing could be said about so many different hobbies,in fact I bet nearly all of them are fundamentally pointless.Wine connoisseur?Useless.Backyard astronomy?Useless.Watch collection?Useless.But at the end of the day they are enjoyable and bring color to life.It's the small things that count.Come to think of it,those are all my other hobbies(besides wine-I don't drink).Well ain't that a lot of money spent.

Though,if you do buy headphones in the future,make sure that they actually sound good,and make sound quality your main goal here.
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logitech is always going to be a great chose in terms of quality to money spent ratio. the only difference i can see is people will pay 200+ extra dollars just to get "cool" looking head phones that sound the same.
i have g930's and there great the only problem is there designed purely for computer due to being USB, but USB is higher quality then a audio port anyway
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I have the white Audio-Technica M50 headphones which are regarded as good quality sounding cans, but they are a bit heavy and big for headphones, so I use them once in a while. I should be using them more considering the money I paid for them. I think there is a balance between quality and price, and I think the M50 was a good choice.
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Beats or Bose are always best for me, but surprisingly I actually don't own any headphones currently.
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My brother-in-law is a 'sound guy'. He has his own company that installs, sells, sets up, etc. sound boards and everything else needed for concert halls, stadiums, churches, etc. Most weekends he's in front of a sound board working a show and he's worked with some big name establishments in the southeast US. He swears by Sennheisers, and I'm inclined to agree.

Beats is owned by Monster (as in Monster Cables), if that's not a clue that they're overpriced junk then I don't know what is.
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pixl8tor wrote:

I have the white Audio-Technica M50 headphones which are regarded as good quality sounding cans, but they are a bit heavy and big for headphones, so I use them once in a while. I should be using them more considering the money I paid for them. I think there is a balance between quality and price, and I think the M50 was a good choice.


I can also say those ones are good as well. I remember a while back research whether or not Beats or were good or not; I didn't think they were do to intuition. ADT M50 kept popping up as the best head phone chose unless you have a bunch of cash to drop; there like a little over $100 so not bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et_PWifUd1w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrXSfhqoz2c
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I have tried expesive and while quality is better it will still break in the same amount of time. I use them a lot...
I just stick to the jvc gummy in ear headphones. They have decent sound and dont cost much to replace.
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I am on my second pair of Sennheiser HD280 PRO . First pair (6 years) Padding started to go just when with the same! Excellent for music watching anime / TV / movies etc! I even have a headphone AMP but rarely use it because the audio has improved a lot!


I've had my HD280s for about ten years they still sound pretty good when I use them. Before the 280s I had a pair of Bang & Olufson headphones, (Form 2 or something that was like them,) that were really good sounding but the foam disintegrated and I had a "mishap" that tore the wire out of one side...

For earbuds I have Etymotic ER-6 for when I want to listen at work. They are pretty good earplugs, that dampen the sound down twenty+ decibels for the noisy places I work, then I don't have to turn up the sound to hear the music.
When I run I found a cheap little gem, Samsung EHS63. I can hear stuff around me so I don't get my ass run over and the sound quality is surprisingly good.

The 280s and the B&Os were about $100 when I got them, so were the Etymotic ER-6. The Samsung EHS63 were about $20 each.

The Sennhieser and the Etymotic I got from Headroom.... http://www.headphone.com...

It's really about what you're looking for and actually trying these things out. It's like any stereo/sound/music equipment you might buy, TRY IT!

If they won't let you try it, then they really don't want to sell it to you.
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I'm not an audiophile by most standards, especially considering that I didn't care much about my headphones/earbuds for a while. I do now value quality. My main headphones would be the ATH-M50s. (bummer the x version came out a short while after). I do carry around a good-priced and well reviewed set of earbuds for on-the-go usage.
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i like beats for their platinum quality, just like all of dr. dre's records
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I used to have a pair of Beats...I ended up losing them, and to this Day I absolutely have no idea where they may have gone.
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I am die-hard Sennheiser. I do have a pair of Bose headphones though, which in my opinion. have the best noise-cancellation. I consider myself a "semi-audiophile" since I can only stand top-grade headphone sound but don't need the best sound.
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My headphones are:

Denon D7000's
Grado RS2i's
Victor FX700's (ear buds)

All in all I paid over $1,100 combined for these. Absolutely worth it. The sound quality is fantastic. Just make sure if you're investing this much in headphones that you're using 320 kbps MP3's at the minimum. FLAC is better. It's pointless to spend a lot of money on headphones if the bitrate of the music being played through them is subpar.
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Assassinx89 wrote:

I have tried expesive and while quality is better it will still break in the same amount of time. I use them a lot...
I just stick to the jvc gummy in ear headphones. They have decent sound and dont cost much to replace.


Really?Most of my stuff is over five years old(though to be fair the ones that aren't have either been replaced or have been recently purchased) and I use them for almost as long as I'm conscious.Maybe you just got one of the "good sound bad quality" headphones that are infamous.

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