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I'm using these: [link]
Good price. Decent sound. Detachable cable. Top rest is perfectly shaped to allow the Vive cabling through. They stay on my head pretty well. I did replace the pads with velour ones for better comfort/less sweaty ears.
These are basically the best option out there around $50. I use them for my headphone bass sessions, and highly recommend them. They also come with a jack you need to change the 1/8 inch jack (standard headphone jack) to a 1/4 inch jack (the larger size that's on your amp).
I've got a pair of these teamed up with a desktop mic. Sound quality is amazing compared to the gaming headsets I've owned in the past and this is just a cheap studio headset, obviously well within your budget. Was reccomended them in a /r/headphones thread.
[link] with velvet headcovers and a modmic are what I use. You run into a paradox where the mic sucks or the audio is bad. Anything market for gaming is going to sound like ass, besides sennheisers higher end gaming headsets but those are hundreds.
Right now I'm using Superlux HD-668B's. They sound great and are only 50 bucks or so
Honestly no. I have the X12s and I've used the Kraken 7.1 before. The difference between the two was marginal at best.
If you want a real upgrade in audio quality, instead of going for a headset, go for a nice set of headphones like the Audio Technica M50s, etc.
A nice set of budget headphones, like these: [link] with a Zalman clip mic and a inexpensive DAC will give you a much better experience.
No, the only risk would be it creating a resonance chamber inside your ear canal, so just don't play your music too loud, and if your dad doesn't care and is stubborn, ask him for these.
Well, the problem is that the N3DS XL has a pretty weak internal amplifier. Idk how loud you want them to go, but if you want to get to hearing damage levels of volume, you'll need a portable headphone amplifier.
If you want to listen at normal volumes, for $60 budget I'd recommend the superlux HD668B [link]
Superlux. Ridiculous price to quality ratio. These are excellent for monitoring and studio use, I highly recommend them. They're one of the highest rated headphones on HeadFi as well.
the 30's are decent, the 40's are better but they are 70 bux. If you need closed headphones and have to stay under 50 bux get the 30's they are great, if you can afford the 40's they are definitely worth the 20 extra bux.
open backs are better for gaming IMO because of what they are saying, you can hear where footsteps are coming from so if you play FPS shooters and thas important open backs are good.
that being said the audio technica 40's are great phones. i've used them.
If those are your only options then go for the Clouds as USB is bad for headsets/headphones and the Clouds are one of the two headsets worth paying for.
These are open but sound great for their price.
The HD668B are probably the best headphones you can get around that price point.
I think this one has a cleaner sound than the 439, but the 439 have better bass. Don't quote me on that though.
They're also open instead of closed, and open headphones are better for gaming AFAIK.
It would not have been blown.
The HD668B only costs $50 right now, and I can guarantee you that they both sound better than your headphones and they actually have better positional audio than your 7.1 headphones as well, because they're open headphones.
I'm rocking these headphones and I'm loving them. Don't buy an all in one headset, its better to get headphones and then a desk or lapel mic for around 15-20$
For comfort this is really good for it's price.
If you want to get closer to the $150 point you were talking about, then audio technica 500x will be a much better setup. You can pair either headset with a zalman clipon mic for $10, or a modmic for $40
Lingerie for her : $30
Headphones for you : $45
As LeventNoir mentioned: Beer tasting with the money left.
I use these with a mod mic 4.0
I also have the 681s which worked pretty well too. Good for gaming but if you have a noisy pc or a bunch of dick heads you live with its pretty bad since they are open.
It's not because they're loud, it's because a shit ton of money and effort goes into making the ride as quiet as possible.
I don't see how headphones are more dangerous than speakers. You don't need to blast your music and as long as you have a pair like this hearing other sounds won't be an issue.
This one has my vote.
Really great sound, great price and comes with 2 different cable lengths. Entry-level price, audiophile sound.
I recommend these if you're on a budget. They usually drop down to around $40 and you can get them on massdrop right now for $30.
If you don't want to shell out $300+, get the Superlux HD668B's. I use them, and to me they sound the same as my friend's Sennheiser HD518's. They are semi-open, and are super comfortable.
Okay before making a rude reply like that I did make a suggestion my link should have been in the reply if not I will just tell you put it here [link] enjoy the rest of your day
[link] are some really good headphones, according to TekSyndicate, they have high treble and not the best bass.
These. Pretty good headphones regardless, but I think I'm biased towards the HD598's since they're so damn comfy and I'm using them with a DAC amp lol
Superlux 668b www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JOETX8
This is usually regarded as one of the best under $50 options. I do not have them but would love a comment from someone who does. The most interesting feature for VR is the headband design, that is split with 2 offcenter pads instead of a single large pad.
Most headsets will end up resting on top of the cable on top of your head. Little bit extra pressure concentration. I wonder if a design like this sits around the cable and ends up more comfortable?
Basically all headsets mics are "good enough" for streaming, but most aren't good (especially under $50), if that makes sense.
And headsets are headphones with microphones, judging by your questions I can't tell if you meant to ask for decent headphones under $50 or an actual headset for under $50.
A really good pair of headphones under $50 is the Superlux HD668B.
These headphones are amazing for the price and beat out headphones at higher price points.
Superlux HD668B. They are large, fairly comfortable, and have a great soundstage for that price range. The open back makes them great for positional audio, which is exactly what you need for csgo.
[link] get these with new ear pads and a Antlion Modmic 4.0 for 90 dollars. A lot better sound then, Kraken's, Kingston Gaming headphones, or any GAMING headphones. Even better then the G430s for cheaper. It sounds better than some 150 dollar headphones
The Superlux HD668B headphones are fantastic. Pretty affordable, too. Can confirm that they handle GY!BE and Illinois pretty damn well.
> Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset
These are decent headphones but the main advantage is you're paying for a built in mic. At least its a fair price and normally the only "all in one" headphones I'd recommend. But yeah man building your own is the way to do it. I got the AD900x's and a cheap 4 dollar mic I got off amazon lol sounds okay actually. (although lately I've been using my guitar amp's microphone) Even these sound load better than any gaming branded headphones. I got them for my fiance. Her previous pair of wireless logitech headphones have been gathering dust. They're amazingly impressive for the price. Quality headphones do not have to be expensive. Thats what the gaming headset marketing has taught you though. Such a shame.
Thoughts on the Superlux HD668B ? Anything of equal or slighty higher price that's of better quality?
Looking for something in the 30-50$ range of exceptional quality for use with gaming on a Desktop PC, preferably Over-Ear, I'm not looking for the Audiophile high tier, just "higher quality than a gaming headset" as I hear most of those are overpriced for their quality. I guess you could say i'm looking for an entry level very low price set.
Optional Side question, V-Moda or Modmic 4.0? Not sure how many of you are knowledgeable on the topic of Microphones, but I'm also looking for an exceptional quality attachable Mic.
Quality and Comfort for Under ~50
Thanks, and forgive me for my ignorance.
Edit: Could also use some Ear Pad Recommendations, Looking for something breathable for long sessions.
Really liking the Superlux HD668B's that I bought for my Vive. The gap in the middle fits perfectly over the wires on the top of your head. They sound great and with a little 5 inch 3.5mm extension cable I got they are able to plug in without any excess wire.
I bought these specifically for my Vive and they've turned out to be perfect for it. They have a male connector on one side that you plug the cord into. So, the female connector on the Vive can attach directly to the headphones. The cord on the Vive is the perfect length to connect to the headphones with no slack. It's basically like having wireless headphones. They also sound great for the price.
These Superlux HD668B Headphones
just arrived this morning itching to try them out when I get home from work.
Can't stand earbud types as they always pop out and hurt (tiny ears or something), the sound quality of the htc ones are fantastic though. Unfortunately my gaming headset USB wouldn't fit in the port housing so had to buy an alternative.. Someone recommended these as the audio jack is short and reaches the vives so minimal extra cable dangling around praying the quality is good, its cheap and has lots of good reviews.
Open-back tend to be better for gaming and far as the sound leakage of open-headphones goes, it's rather minimal and with 1-3m distance it really shouldn't be noticeable to anyone around you in a normal environment.
If you're already set on the Modmic i'd suggest getting the Superlux 668B together with it so that you end up spending about 100$ total for both. The 668B are beating things way up their price class and are more than suited for your needs.
The only concern might be the clamp factor on your ears but that's mostly an issue for people with large heads and can also be eased by getting good velour pads for them.
Thanks for that man! Should I keep the foam up? Because the reflections for the lower freq isn't being soaked up.... is there a way to combat this with EQ? Do you think this is the possible cause for my issues? I wasn't aware adding too much foam was a bad thing. I tried to treat the room the best I could.
I know this sounds nuts, but is there a way I can hear what you hear? I don't think we are hearing the same audio because the first one is god awful on my headphones. These are pretty neutral too. The name for the headphones I am using is called ' HD 668D'.
These are the headphones: [link]
Once again, thank you Alan for the input !!!
Superlux HD668b with any external mic you like.
They have a really wide sound stage with amazing sound from what I've heard which is great for gaming.
Link to Headphones
I'm using those Superlux cans and they are god tier for their price. Seriously good sound. For a mic I just use the built in one from my webcam - I lose noise cancellation but I keep a quiet office anyway.
Holy mother of god, I also have X12's still. I've been using them for YEARS. I thought I was literally the only one left using them. I've had to buy a USB mic+headphone device because my headphone jack on my laptop broke and I need two jacks for this fucking headset. I even have the white noise that you're talking about; it's disgusting and it's been around for as long as I can remember.
Sorry, I had to get this out of my system. Please let me know if you find something. I fucking hate these things but I'm too broke to buy something new. I'm definitely looking at Superlux HD668b studio monitoring headphones but again, can't really afford new headphones quite yet.
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I got these a few days ago. They fit the vive perfectly and the vive headphone cord is long enough to reach the jack on the headphones with no other cord. They also sound great.
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Or if you prefer on ear or don't mind on ear, the Status Audio HD Ones are amazing for the price but they are on ear
Or if your willing to spend 15$ more (or 60ish $ if the first purchase discount is still on) there are the Status Audio CB-1s
I highly recommend these headphones [link]
They're fairly cheap, good sound and just have a jack sticking out the left headphone so the vive audio can plug straight in.
My vive experience improved greatly after getting these due the improved comfort and ease of use.
So I currently have the HyperX Cloud 2's and would like to get some proper audio headphones, but i don't know what to go with. I would like to keep the budget under £60 (or around $80 for the rest of you) I was looking at the Superlux HD668B Headphones but i wondered if there were any better deals on the market?
I know that feel, I'm from argentina and those are even more expensive here.
I've heard these give pretty good audio quality for a really low price, and you could pick a mic to pair with it:
The only thing that's absolutely terrible are the headphones. Those look like the cheap $15 SONY headphones you can get at walmart. OP... is this your setup? If so, please do yourself a favor and upgrade your cans. These are some pretty good cans for a really cheap price.
Honestly, instead of using wireless headphones, I would pick up a pair of Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones from amazon. They are not wireless, but they are REALLY comfortable and have terrific sound for the price. I was like you where I wanted a wireless solution for the Vive, but honestly not having to deal with charging a battery and any interference or latency has been an overall better experience imo. And if you are worried about an extra wire hanging down, don't because the 3.5 Male jack is right at the base of the headphone. This allows you to either use the length of the Vives plugin jack to connect the headphones to your Vive OR you can buy a small extension cable for a little more slack. If you are interested in those headphones let me know and I'll tell you anything about them as I currently use them for my Vive as well.
For cheap, I've heard good things about the Superlux 668b semi-opens. Haven't got to try them yet but had them recommended to me on /r/headphones.
I got one of these a while back and haven't looked back. It's great for the price, I like open cans, and has a detachable wire since that's always the most common part that breaks. It's still 3.5 mm, but since that headset was cheap, I just got a Digital to Audio Converter instead. And it's got a bass booster on it for when I'm gaming. If your interested in that as well it's a little pricey, but I got the fiio.
I have 3 pairs of expensive Wireless (2.4 ghz) Gaming Headphones, all of which are sitting collecting dust. There is no substitute for wired audio connections.
Check these out - someone from this sub recommended them, I grabbed them because they were relatively inexpensive & they work great!
The detachable cable lets you eliminate pretty much all of the extra cord distance. Seem to be made for the VIVE.
For me, these are the perfect over-ear phones with the Vive.
Cheap. Sound quality is good. Detachable cable. Comfy. And the gap in the padding that goes over your head is almost like it was made for the Vive as the cables all feed through it and are not pushed into your head at all.
Only thing I would recommend is changing the pad covers to velour ones to avoid sweaty ear syndrome.
You wouldn't need a headset as the Bluetooth Reciever has its own built in microphone. Simply plug your headphones into the 3.5mm female port and Bluetooth pair to your computer, and clip to your shirt. The connection should be more obvious on the Griffin device, see the additional product photos.
As for headphones done you don't need a mic I recommend:
Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones [link]
Or one of its cousin Superlux depending on the sound profile you want. The closed version would be of you wanted more bass, semi-open for wider sound stage.
For REAL budget...
Open-back for a large sound stage and for $40 I've heard good things. I honestly plan on getting them soon.
Also, keep an eye on Massdrop. They often have Audio-Technica and AKG headphones on there for <$100.
If there is a volume button on your headset, only that and the OS volume control will change anything. That's it. The world of audio is just as complex (or even more so) than custom PCs. Honestly if you want to play around with getting headphones that sound great you can pick up a decent pair of like $50 headphones and with the amp/DAC I linked you and it might sound better than what you're using right now. This pair of headphones is only $40 but is regarded as one of the best price/performance headphones among the audio community and a lot of people recommend it vs $100-$200 headphones.
That's a great explanation, thank you.
These are a bit pricy but is this gonna be the best option for the money? Only other one I'd really given any thought to are the ATH-AD900X and these, which seem too good to be true, quite frankly.
Heya. I work in lawn care and my wired earbuds are constantly in the way. I'm looking to go wireless/bluetooth so I don't have to worry about that anymore. The headphones I use at home are these and I love the sound of them, just for example. I work 8-10 hour shifts, so battery life is a definite plus, and handle a lot of loud machinery so they need to be noise-blocking. Sweat/water proof as well.
I can go as high as $150, if need be. I tried a friend's pair and they were very bass-heavy and muddy sounding, so I'd like to avoid that. I prefer more neutral sound.
What's the best bluetooth/wireless headphones to fit my needs, friends?
this one look close to what I want. Though it's weird it has a male audio jack hanging from the headphones instead of a female one inside of them.
Budget: > 65$
Source: Gaming/General Use Desktop
I've used my trusty Superlux HD668B's for quite some time now. They have finally died on me and I'm looking for something similar. I want a replaceable cable, other than that I'm open to whatever.
I just recently got the Monoprice 8232 Headphones, as I was looking for something cheap to replace my Logitech G340 Gaming Headset after it broke.
While I like the sound quality (definitly what I was expecting for this price) and the design of them, the earpads are just too small for my ears and I can't comfortably wear them.
I am now looking for an alternative and found the Superlux HD668B. The Earpieces seem much bigger and the price is similar. Should I get them or rather something else?
Source: Mostly my Laptop or phone
Isolation: I don't really need isolation, but a bit of isolation wouldn't be bad.
Preferred Tonal Balance: Neutral or Bassy
I recently changed from "Gaming Headset" to seperate Headset/Mic build and i can safely say i don't think i'll go back.
The quality to price ratio for one is amazing. i just bought a pair of SuperLux HD668Bs and i swear, i could hear Mei's thighs rubbing as she runs.
The ATH-M30x or a similar AT model would be my next recommendation. Sennheiser good too.
HD668B are semi-open, which I like for my environment since I can still hear what is going on around me or talk to the wife. I don't have a ton of background noise that I want to keep out. ATH-M30x are closed and will cancel out a lot of the outside noise in your environment; for those who use loud fans/AC or what not.
Either way I strongly recommend spending some extra $$ on some nice earpad replacements. I tried a few but nothing is quite as good as the Brainwavs memory foam line.
If you're just looking for headphones with no mic, I highly recommend the Superlux HD668B pair. They're fantastic for their price, and if the earpads are uncomfortable to you, you can replace them with certain AKG types. They've got good, balanced sound with a clear punch to the bass that doesn't muddy the mids and highs.
Get these. The Superlux HD688B. I've used them for a while now, and they're pretty much the best bang-for-buck semi-open headphones on the market. Sound stage is big, very balanced between hi-mid-bass. I also purchased some suede-style ear cups to replace the pleather ones that come on the headphones, because I can get sweaty ears otherwise.
Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones [link]
Velour is just more comfortable and less sweaty than leather but honestly.. it’s not a big deal to me if the headset is designed in a way which makes it comfortable.
Btw these also have a big following and are relatively inexpensive: Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones [link]
I have these: [link]
The weird looking wire headband needed some initial stretching out for my big head (I used a stack of books) but once that was done, they have been comfortable and reliable for years. The same company (and Samson, they seem to be 2 variations of the same maker) also makes more 'normal' looking headbands.