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Amazing quality and no need amp... 50 ohms should be handled fine by your sound card.
Take a look around the reviews of this headset... you can’t find any better on a range of price 200/300
(I have it since 2 years... amazing... using it with my pc, my Marantz, my iPhone+mobile FiiO Amp)
New model is the HD599
>Also, I'm not sure this is just me, but i can abrely hear footsteps at all. I tried with and without headphones, both times jacking the volume up like crazy and could barely hear my own footsteps. Others I can only hear half a second before they knife me in the back.
For real? I have no problem hearing my own footsteps. I have Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones, use stereo sound configuration, and set my volume at ~30% whenever I play.
I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 4.4's and the sound is great but they become uncomfortable after a little while.
I saw a local woman selling the Sennheiser 598's in ivory for $150.
Is that a pretty awesome deal or should I hold out?
Dude, these Sennheiser HD 598s were on sale for the magical price of $100 when I got them. They're like Jesus dicks playing music on your ear drums and every sound ends in a smooth ejaculation. If the sound quality is high enough, it's like being there.
I just picked up a pair of these on amazon for $150 and they are pretty amazing. I upgraded from a Logitech wireless gaming headset.
Of course you have to add a mic on after. I ordered a Mod Mic.
I recommend the Sennheiser HD 598 so often, I think the thread text should change to "Before posting here, make sure you don't want the HD 598".
Since you read reviews about neutral headphones, here comes a very expected suggestion.
No surprise here. The Sennheiser HD 598.
I listened to your first linked video, and I think you may appreciate the tighter bass. Maybe. Maybe you find the bass too boring and end up returning the headphones.
Actually they go on sale at the same place, picked mine up for just over a hundred on amazon.ca around Christmas. Also the big brother to these headphones, the 598s, are actually on a better sale than these.
EDIT: ...you actually posted the link to the better and cheaper headphones, then posted this one. I dungetit.
If you're okay with an open headphone, the Sennheiser HD598 is great for gaming and is probably the most comfortable headphone I've ever worn.
I've got $150 credit on Amazon, and want to get some decent headphones from it. I have no other equipment and will be plugging into laptop or phone.
I'm looking for padded, over-ear, with comfort coming first above all else. I'm not an audiophile, I'm one of those dirty casuals. Something that allows me to wear glasses comfortably would be nice.
My uneducated mind is set on something like these.
These will be 90% used for movies/spoken word.
I don't need noise cancelling, but perhaps not too much leakage as I will wear them in bed with the wife beside me sometimes.
I'll be upgrading from a $30 pair of Senn earbuds.
Dt-990's can be quite sibilant. Good cans, but some people are very sensitive to the sibilance, others less. To be sure I would advice you to look at the HD-598s. They go on sale quite a bit here and there.
You could always order the senns and compare them to your friends Beyers and then decide after a couple of days if either you send them back or stick with them.
That's excellent, that's quite a bit of room to work with.
We'll try, but no promises of adhering to black/red/white. It'll most likely be lots of black with a few red parts thrown in where they're cheap.
Sorry, Deathadder. Is he comfortable using the Deathadder? If he likes it, there's no real need to upgrade.
As for the audio, would a beige-brownish headphone like the HD598 be out of the question? It doesn't match the color scheme at all, but it's a very easy to listen to and high quality pair that should be excellent for gaming and music. Speaking of which, does he have a preference for music genre or isolation?
Well, saying "which headphone has the best positional audio" is a good way to start a knife fight between AKG and ATH fanboys (and my machete serves our Austrian overlords), but given your preference towards warmer sound, I'd recommend the Sennheiser HD598. At $147, it's a heck of a good buy, and unlike the arguably superior for gaming AKG Q701, it's efficient enough to not require - or, indeed, really benefit much - from an amp. The ATH-AD900x would be a competitor for pure gaming, but its bright sound does not sound to be to your preferences. The Sennheiser, on the other hand, is very warm and smooth while still being detailed. They're not my favourite headphones - I, as said, am an AKG fanboy, and I adore their crisp, precise sound - but they do sound great for what you're looking for. Additional merit: they have the least stupid headband of the three. Audio-Technica's head-wing-things are a bit love-it-or-hate-it, but there's nobody who could love AKG's stupid headband bumps, something which is clearly demonstrated by the fact that their higher-end models omit them.
Personally I'd go with a $100-$150 pair of Sennheiser headphones. My HD280 Pros have lasted me since my freshmen year of college (2006 I believe), and they're still in great shape. Audiotechnica is also a great choice (Sennheiser and them are pretty much the best in the business), but I personally prefer Sennheiser's sound signature.
The HD598s looks so damn comfy [link]
Why not take a look at some headphones instead then? like [link] no noise cancellation at all, you can hear everyone around you, and turn the volume up and they can hear your music too.pricey (for some) but very very very comfortable. Most earbuds cancel out sound too since they afterall do plug up your ears.
Yes the ModMic should work with the PS4, I recommend the Sennheiser HD598, and it works with ModMic as well!: [link]
The Sennheiser HD598 may be exactly what your looking for, I occasionally listen to OSTs and especially if their instrumental OSTs the Senns really shine: [link]
These is what you want. They would last you a long time for a 1st pair. [link] $148 shipped.
I own the m50s and their not very comfortable, not much soundstage either.
Well, if comfort is very important to you the M50xs can get a little uncomfy after long listening sessions, I recomend the Sennheiser HD598s: [link] which I love wearing I even forget they're on my head sometimes, the sound is excellent, they work very well with really any genre.
Every time we talk about headphone use, no one mentions the obvious. BUY THE BEST HEADPHONES YOU CAN AFFORD. I use Sennheiser over the ear like these Buy Audiophile grade. The sound you get out is worth the best you can afford. Do not use earbuds or $20 Walmart headphones. If you can afford Bose Quiet comfort (about $300), buy those. Do not be fooled into believing Advertising for brands like Beats.
Take a look at the Sennheiser HD598s, they prioritize bass and mids, but don't sacrifice treble really. They work with tons of genres and work quite well with EDM. They are also great fir gaming too, they provide amazing situational awareness: [link]
Hi again, yesterday I posted here looking for a suggestion on what to buy but I was browsing Amazon and the Sennheiser HD 598 Amzon have caught my eyes, are they worth the $150 and are there any better alternative at the same price range and quality, thank you again for helping each and everyone of us here. =)
I did say I am not well versed in audio technologies :p
But thanks for the information and the recommendation! I have looked into the headset and it looks comfy as fuck!
That said, what do you think of these? HD 598
Just something I found myself while looking around. Although I do like the foam in the headphone you provided so I am leaning towards X2/27.
I'm no pro/wealthy guy but gaming is my hobby and stress release. I wouldn't trade my HD598s for the world. I paid 220 for them around Christmas.
Currently 150 from amazon... Awesome deal.
The Sennheiser HD 598s are a really good pair of headphones that is used by a lot of gamers, especially CSGO gamers, as it has a great soundstage. It also leaves room for a ~$40 sound card if your onboard sound is really that bad.
I personally use the Astro A50s (gen 2), the only reason I have them is because I don't have the money to buy a headset specifically for my PC (they're an Xbox/PS headset), but I don't recommend them as they don't have the best quality and you can get much better quality headphones/headsets for way cheaper, such as the Sennheiser HD 598, although that's $10 more than your $150 budget. The HyperX Cloud II is a headset with a decent mic and good sound quality, and is below $100.
Sennheiser HD598 - I use the HD558s (they were cheaper) and they're fantastic. Used the HD555s before that and if I get the chance I'll upgrade to these. They're brilliant if you want headphones that have a flat EQ and don't boost anything artificially. Good build quality too - mine get pulled around like crazy and nothing has ever gone wrong with them, plus they're so much lighter and comfortable than anything else I've ever tried. They also have a 1.5" plug that comes with a 3.5mm adapter so they'll work on pro audio equipment and stuff that uses 1/5" too.
However, if you're after ones for listening to anything bass-heavy music (Trance, D&B etc...) I'd probably go for something else. Mine are mostly for gaming and classical music. They're also open-ear and some people don't like that.
Any one have any good places for buying any of these awesome head phones mentioned? I'm leaning towards Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones (Burl Wood Accents) on amazon, [link] But does anyone have better places to buy?
Most BT ones I've seen are really bass-heavy and marketed at poppier tastes. I stick with my Sennheiser 598s because even if they're inconvenient they really stress a clean soundstage and bright highs, which make them really great for the kind of music I like.
K551's are a bit expensive for me. I wasn't actually thinking of getting earbuds but I was just curious. I looked at the panasonic headphones on amazon, and they're like 50% off :
And what do you think of the kingston HyperX 2 ?
Sennheiser HD598 are selling for $147-$158 on Amazon right now. I'd pick them over the SPH9500/ATH700x. Wider soundstage, good detail, nice balanced sound, detachable cable, etc. Good deal at the price.
Budget - $150-$200
Source - My PC
Requirements for Isolation - None
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Rarely
Preferred Type of Headphone - Full-sized
Preferred tonal balance - Balanced pair of headphones
Past headphones - Audiotechnica M50x, I'm currently using these, and love the sound quality but they get uncomfortable after a while.
Preferred Music - Hip Hop, Alt Rock, Indie, Metal.
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - Headphones that sound similar to my m50s but are more comfortable for longer.
Right now I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD 598s.
For comfort I recommend these. They aren't completely noise cancelling, but they are extremely comfortable.
Get Senheisser HD598's
ultralight, amazing sound, large velour ear cups, not insulated.
only catch is you need a desk mic or snap on mic.
I once had someone hear my Skype call from across the hall when my door and their door were open while I was wearing my Sennheiser 598s.
So long as you're not going to use them beyond gaming and streaming you'll be fine I think. I have a good microphone as well and I've never had trouble with that.
I'm not sure how serious you take your audio, but stay away from pretty much ALL gaming headsets. The hyperx is alright, but you're going to get worse sound and a bad mic in general. It may be hard to get some really decent stuff for completely under 100 in any aspect, but it's doable. I wouldn't recommend a gaming headset at any price point, but it's a bit understandable at a low budget. If you start increasing your price range even by 40-50 bucks and still go with a gaming headset, you're wasting money.
Gaming headsets sell things that are either objectively worse like simulated surround or cheap out on parts for a cool "gamer" look. I'd make a post in /r/headphones if you really want to get something of value, or I can try to help out a bit.
These go on sale for about 100 bucks time to time
Add a clip on mic and you're going to get better quality across the board for just a bit more cash.
Sennheiser HD 598s - My crappy skullcandy over ears now barely work in the right ear, and I just got a pre-amp to record and edit music, which I am now forced to use the stock apple earbuds. These are some of the finest headphones I have used, for listening and making music. I want them badly.
Alrighty, then the Sennheiser HD 598s if you can get them on sale, usually goes just below $100
But if you don't want to wait, the HyperX Cloud IIs are highly recommended and below $100.
Sennheiser 598, highly recommended. Sounds great with everything, open back which is apparently the best style for preservation of intended dynamics and gives the biggest soundstage. Very natural sounding, very comfortable, looks great..not expensive. really good for classical, for sure.
You didn't specify what the primary use of the headphones are but assuming it's for music I'd recommend Sennheiser 598s.
My last pair lasted 8 years of daily use and I believe this new set can have various parts replaced.
They're very comfortable and have a nice sound.
for £145 or a bit more in the US im guessing you can get a way way better pair of headphones that are better for music and gaming
The price of the Sennheiser HD598 seems to have fallen recently---it's around the 150 USD range on Amazon, putting it just within your budget. It's great for casual listening and isn't very fatiguing. It's also mostly flat, but it does have a slight boost in the low mids---this makes it glaringly obvious when you have mud in your mix, but it makes it hard to gauge what's going on in the sub-bass.
I've heard that the M50x's aren't all that comfortable for long periods of wear. I'm a fan of Sennheiser's HD598s. They just recently released an update to them in the HD599s, but those are about $250 right now unfortunately.
If you change your mind and get gaming headset, look up the hyper x Cloud 2, those are nice quality and arent all that expensive.
As for regular headphones, the ones i see recommended most are the Sennheiser HD 598, those are apparently REALLY good. Amazon reviews confirm that.
Please help me out! I want to purchase Sennheiser HD598 Headphones. First of all I am in Canada and here is an amazon link I found:
Burl Wood accent for $180 where I save $200. I think that this is a great deal and all other website sell these headphones for much more. I'm just making sure, this is a real deal right? I'm still getting the exact same headphone that is being sold for $300 on their official website?
And now I have a weirder question.... what is so special about the special addition?
On the amazon page is says that the special edition is compatible on almost all devices, such as phones and the burl wood accent one doesn't say that. Does this mean that the burl wood one won't work on my phone (im mostly using it for gaming on my pc anyways but it would be nice to use when im travelling)???? Also, why is the special edition $20 MORE but the list price for it is only $200, while the list price for burl wood is $380?
I am just really confused now as this will be my first "real" headphones and want to make sure I am getting what I am paying for and not missing out on anything.
THANKS A LOT :)
EDIT: ALSO FOR SOME REASON ON THE CAD WEBSITE THE SPECIAL EDITION COSTS $20 MORE BUT ON THE USA AMAZON SITE IT IS $2 CHEAPER THAN THE WOOD ONE. But just making sure, what are the differences between them?
I have the open back ones ([link]). Thanks for the suggestion! Do you have a suggestion on which amp/dac I should get? Preferably below $100 since it is for casual listening + gaming although I won't leave out anything more expensive if it's a better bang for the buck.
M50x. Honestly some of the better headphones I have ever owned. They're not amazing for glasses, but that's why I recommend alternatives too.
As an alternative, tons of people also recommend HD598s for a lot of comfort and frequency response reasons.
While the clouds are okay, their audio drivers are less the focus of the product so you're going to get significantly worse drivers for the money.
Go for a modmic or some other microphone setup, as you can get a lot more customization from your setup (like what we usually praise pc for) if you don't get something prepackaged.
Check for sales from Amazon.ca, you can grab a Sennheiser HD 598 for ~ $100 CAD.
Also, /r/bapcsalescanada is very helpful.
I have some decent Audio Technica's right now but I plan on getting these: [link]
I'm planning on getting a turntable. I find that I don't just sit down and listen to music anymore. It's so easy to get distracted when you're listening to music on your computer or your phone. I can't crank music in my apartment so I thought a good headphone amp would be a good alternative. The Valhalla 2 looks awesome and Schitt also makes a phono amp.
I'm open to suggestions though. Like I said, it's going to cost a lot to get this stuff to Canada.
Hi all. I'm looking for a new pair of every day headphones to wear around the house, out on walks, and in transit. Comfort is a big factor. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks :)
Budget - $200 CAD, flexible
Source - Typically my phone (Nexus 6P)
Requirements for Isolation - Some - Typically I use headphones at home, but I'd like them to be appropriate for long walks, flights and bus trips as well.
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Yes
Preferred Type of Headphone - Full size or on ear, slight preference for full size.
Preferred tonal balance - Overall balance, slight warm or bassy leaning is second preference
Past headphones - Koss PortaPro
Preferred Music - Lots of various genres of electronic/bassy music - Most listened to being Pretty Lights, Griz, Gramatik, Odesza, Kaytranada. Also Lots of hip hop - NxWorries, Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar being favourites. And a lot of spoken word stuff - stand-up comedy and podcasts mostly.
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - Better clarity than the Koss PortaPro, found that the sounds blended together a little more than I'd like.
Location - Canada
EDIT: These HD 598's seem to fit the bill for the most part, is this a good price for these? Link
Oh lol. I was really confused. These are really solid, i was about to buy them but there was a really nice sale on the other ones I was looking at so I bought those instead.
Sennheiser HD 598, open back, beige. Bought late last year. Anything more specific you're looking for?
EDIT: The amazon link for the headphones [link]