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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:05 am 
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Can someone give me a recomendation for a pair of general use (gaming, music, movies) headphones, in the not more than say $200 range?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:39 pm 
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I use a pair of Grado SR80i headphones for general use; they have some of the best sound I've ever heard in headphones (compared to a Best Buy rack of phones; sounds better than even $200 Sennheisers and $400 Beats and Bose). They have a lot of downsides though. The open back design lets a lot of outside noise in which can be annoying in a busy house or with a loud PC. Also, leaked sound may disturb others if you like your music loud. The headband is also way too tight and will feel like a vise grip for the first few months of use.

I don't have any specific suggestions other than to stay away from "Gaming" branded 'phones if you're planning on doing anything other than gaming. The choice depends on what you'll do with them the most. If you're going to be using them in noisy places, you'll probably want closed back headphones and possibly noise cancellation. If it's only going to be at your desktop, open back will sound the best. For gaming, sound quality is less important than stuff like comfort (for long hours) and surround sound (for FPS footstep tracking, mostly).


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Thank you for taking the time to post a reply. However, I've already made the purchase. I bought a pait of Klipsch Image ONE's. I really liked the quality in-store, ans haven't regretted it at home.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:19 pm 
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Return them! Snag the Sennheiser HD280 Pro's! They are the best cans I have ever owned, but don't believe me...I'm just an audiophile and HT Omega freak! Just read the reviews. At $100 they are worth 3x the price, at $65 they are an insane deal and beyond compare.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:18 pm 
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Hey, kleinkinstein

I took your advice and got the Sennheiser HD280 Pro's. Man, you were not kidding! I figure I'm half tone deaf, and I can hear the difference. But that's not the up-side; It's the comfort. SO much better! My (not so much) aching head thanks you.


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Cuuul! :D


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