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  • superdelphinus 16 Feb 2013 21:14:39 8,038 posts
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    I want to buy some headphones for around 60 (seemed a bit of a sweet spot in my research) and was wondering whether anyone had any of these/ or would snog/marry/avoid any of these....

    Denon ahd1100
    Creative aurvana live
    Akg k451
    Jvc ha-rx9000
    Audio technica ath-ws55 or ath m 35
    Shure srh550dj

    Anything else around that price or up to about 100? Want to see how much I use them before shelling out for some more expensive ones.

    Cheers
  • SlimSpudly87 16 Feb 2013 21:18:50 72 posts
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    Save your money and buy a pair of Bose headphones
  • riceNpea 16 Feb 2013 21:19:44 592 posts
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    it depends on what the primary use of the headphones will be. if it's for gaming i can recommend the Astros i own but they're out of your price range. my friend has the official PS ones that are wireless, they're ok and within your budget.
  • Load_2.0 16 Feb 2013 21:23:17 19,105 posts
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    I have the Creative aurvana live, awesome headphones, though my ears get a bit warm if I wore them for long periods.
  • Mr_Sleep 16 Feb 2013 21:23:40 16,921 posts
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    I have the AKG 451s and they're pretty good. Build quality is decent and the replaceable cables is a handy feature. I managed to pick them up for 45 which is bargainous. Haven't got any complaint about them and they're a nice halfway house between over ear cans and inner ear. Nice bass on them too.

    I had someone do a comparison to their Bose ones and they said they were pretty decent in comparison.

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  • Carlo 16 Feb 2013 21:24:41 17,987 posts
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    Buy some Brainwavz

    http://www.mp4nation.net/

    I own 2 sets now (M2 & recently the R1s) and both are outstanding!

    I own CX300s, some Sony ones, etc. and for the money, they sound far better than the cost of them would have you expect.

    I have no doubt that all the Brainwavz range are outstanding value for money.

    I currently have my eye on a pair of Astrotec AM90 IEMs. $45 for balanced armatures!!!

    Edited by Carlo at 21:26:22 16-02-2013

    PSN ID: Djini

  • superdelphinus 16 Feb 2013 21:26:07 8,038 posts
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    Cool, I was quite interested in them because I'd never heard of them and also the reviews are v good. I'm kind of torn between those and the JVC ones - the sound quality is apparently excellent with them to after they've burned in a bit.
  • superdelphinus 16 Feb 2013 21:28:34 8,038 posts
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    Are Bose actually any good? I assumed they were shyte, along with beats or beatz or whatever it is. My last comment was about the creative ones.

    I'd prefer over-ears but I think those 451s won the whathifi award for summatorother?
  • superdelphinus 16 Feb 2013 21:30:57 8,038 posts
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    Primary use will be music through a good amp, though for games as well probably when I do my customary 2 hours racing when the kid/wife is in bed
  • Mr_Sleep 16 Feb 2013 21:34:53 16,921 posts
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    They're kind of over ear but that they don't sit on top of the ear and push on my glasses like some other headphones I've tried, it's a big problem with the Senheisser ones I've tried.

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  • Mr_Sleep 16 Feb 2013 21:35:40 16,921 posts
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    For gaming the AKG ones might be an issue as they have a pretty short cable, unless you don't mind going through an extension.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • B0rked_Gamer 16 Feb 2013 21:36:48 2,527 posts
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    Sennheiser HD 215 sound alright to me. They're going for 60 quid.
  • superdelphinus 16 Feb 2013 21:37:21 8,038 posts
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    Nah it'll be fine because the amp is right next to the pc!

    For some reason I've never really been a fan of sennheiser, though I can't actually remember why
  • superdelphinus 16 Feb 2013 21:39:01 8,038 posts
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    The best thing about buying music stuff is being able to read through the hilarious bollocks that reviewers write

    By the way, do any of the ones you guys have have 3/4 plugs? Or come with adapters?

    Edited by superdelphinus at 21:40:12 16-02-2013
  • Load_2.0 16 Feb 2013 21:47:14 19,105 posts
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    Mine came with 3.5 to 6.35 Adapter.
  • Mr_Sleep 16 Feb 2013 21:47:55 16,921 posts
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    The AKG ones come with adapters for both 1/4 inch jacks and mini jacks. Oh and another plus point for the AKGs is that the company make rather excellent microphones, not sure why that's relevant but that's one of the main reasons that I bought AKG as I love their mics.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • beastmaster 16 Feb 2013 21:56:46 11,293 posts
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    Grado SR80i. A bit more expensive but they are stunning. Odd design and they 'leak' as it were. If there's nobody else in the room then they are well with getting.

    As with anything that you do go for, if you've got a shop like Superfi anywhere near you, they'll let you try whatever you want out.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • elstoof 16 Feb 2013 22:00:46 6,944 posts
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    The ones Bob Sinclar wears on the adverts must be good. He looks well mean when wearing them.
  • elstoof 16 Feb 2013 22:02:20 6,944 posts
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    http://img.clubic.com/04608464-photo-bob-sinclar.jpg

    These ones.
  • superdelphinus 16 Feb 2013 22:04:18 8,038 posts
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    @beastmaster I've just been reading about them! Seem excellent
  • Maturin 16 Feb 2013 22:05:36 2,936 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Grado SR80i. A bit more expensive but they are stunning. Odd design and they 'leak' as it were. If there's nobody else in the room then they are well with getting.

    As with anything that you do go for, if you've got a shop like Superfi anywhere near you, they'll let you try whatever you want out.
    I bought a pair of these a couple of weeks ago. They are stunning.

    I am led to believe the slightly cheaper SR60i are also very good.
  • kalel 16 Feb 2013 22:08:11 86,798 posts
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    SlimSpudly87 wrote:
    Save your money and buy a pair of Bose headphones
    Not this.
  • MadCaddy13 16 Feb 2013 22:13:49 1,870 posts
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    A lot cheaper but the JVC HAM5Xs are really nice headphones. Can pick up a pair for 22 quid on amazon.
    RRP is 50 quid so it's relevant to the thread!
  • Dirtbox 16 Feb 2013 22:16:27 77,650 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    Are Bose actually any good?
    No. They're superficially alright if you don't have a clue.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 22:17:53 16-02-2013

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  • B0rked_Gamer 16 Feb 2013 22:20:25 2,527 posts
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    MadCaddy13 wrote:
    A lot cheaper but the JVC HAM5Xs are really nice headphones. Can pick up a pair for 22 quid on amazon.
    RRP is 50 quid so it's relevant to the thread!
    Xtreme Xplosives!!1

    Something tells me they sound like eq'd shite.
  • MadCaddy13 16 Feb 2013 22:22:36 1,870 posts
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    .... But they're XTREEEEEEEEEEEME!!!!
  • superdelphinus 16 Feb 2013 22:30:33 8,038 posts
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    Think I'm sold on those grados to be honest. Like the slightly mad look of them too
  • beastmaster 16 Feb 2013 22:31:06 11,293 posts
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    Maturin wrote:
    beastmaster wrote:
    Grado SR80i. A bit more expensive but they are stunning. Odd design and they 'leak' as it were. If there's nobody else in the room then they are well with getting.

    As with anything that you do go for, if you've got a shop like Superfi anywhere near you, they'll let you try whatever you want out.
    I bought a pair of these a couple of weeks ago. They are stunning.

    I am led to believe the slightly cheaper SR60i are also very good.
    The SR60i I've not tried. The 80i was recommended to me from a couple of friends who are sound engineers. As for Bose, from what I understand they're just vastly overpriced for what they are.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • MadCaddy13 16 Feb 2013 22:40:15 1,870 posts
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    Anyone tried the 50 cent streets?
  • nickthegun 16 Feb 2013 22:49:00 59,341 posts
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    I have the akg 451 and they rock the shit. B y far the best ones I tried in that price bracket.

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