I'm shopping for headphones/headsets and could use some help - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 03-31-2013, 07:27 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
kittyinabottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I've been casually shopping on and off for a good pair of headphones/headsets for a few months and I've compiled together a list of all the headphones/headsets I found and have seen recommended quite often. My problem now is that I'm a bit overwhelmed and could use some help in the decision making process. My budget is around $100 - $130 and I plan to use them primarily for gaming, but I also do a lot of audio editing and compositing, so that needs to be considered as well. I'm not sure if that changes anything though. Anyway, here is my list:

HEADPHONES

Before, I hadn't considered headphones because I would like to have a microphone, but recently I was told about the antlion modmic which looks great, so I've decided to go ahead and add them to the list:

AKG Acoustics K-240 - $82

Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - $100

Sennheiser HD-280 PRO - $96

Samson Technologies SR850 - $50

HEADSETS

Corsair Vengeance 1500 - $80

Corsair HS1A - $80

Steel Series Siberia V2 - $90

Logitech G35 - $90

So, what do you think? Which pair would work best and should I go for a gaming headset or the headphone + Antlion combo? Your help would be very much appreciated. Please feel free to suggest any other headphones/sets as well. Thanks.
kittyinabottle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 03-31-2013, 11:49 PM
Newbie
 
Audit This's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Fostex t50rp

Never listened to them but so many swear by them in that price range you might as well add them to the list. They can be found in chain music stores.
Audit This is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-01-2013, 06:25 AM
Senior Member
 
JD NC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by kittyinabottle View Post

My budget is around $100 - $130 and I plan to use them primarily for gaming, but I also do a lot of audio editing and compositing, so that needs to be considered as well.

The Senneheiser HD280 is a great choice for audio editing. There are probably some on your list that are better suited to gaming, but the accuracy and clarity on the HD280 is hard to beat in other cans at that price point. FWIW, the $150 HD380 Pro is even better and much more comfortable for long stretches. Both are usually on display at Bestbuy, so definitely try those out.

JD NC is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 04-01-2013, 10:23 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
arnyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Posts: 13,810
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 376 Post(s)
Liked: 1028
Quote:
Originally Posted by kittyinabottle View Post

I've been casually shopping on and off for a good pair of headphones/headsets for a few months and I've compiled together a list of all the headphones/headsets I found and have seen recommended quite often. My problem now is that I'm a bit overwhelmed and could use some help in the decision making process. My budget is around $100 - $130 and I plan to use them primarily for gaming, but I also do a lot of audio editing and compositing, so that needs to be considered as well. I'm not sure if that changes anything though. Anyway, here is my list:

HEADPHONES

Before, I hadn't considered headphones because I would like to have a microphone, but recently I was told about the antlion modmic which looks great, so I've decided to go ahead and add them to the list:

AKG Acoustics K-240 - $82

Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - $100

Sennheiser HD-280 PRO - $96

Samson Technologies SR850 - $50

HEADSETS

Corsair Vengeance 1500 - $80

Corsair HS1A - $80

Steel Series Siberia V2 - $90

Logitech G35 - $90

So, what do you think? Which pair would work best and should I go for a gaming headset or the headphone + Antlion combo? Your help would be very much appreciated. Please feel free to suggest any other headphones/sets as well. Thanks.

The last set of headphones that I bought are HD 380 refurbs, which I like very much, and last set of earphones are Sony XBA-1 which I also like, bodes well for the whole XBA line. XBA-2s may be in your price range.

The HD380s are closed ear models, which are nice for the isolation, as compared to most modern headphones which are open air.

In ear earphones like the XBA-1s tend to do the best job of blocking external noise, which is either the good news or the bad news depending on where you listen.

You might enjoy reading the reviews here: http://en.goldenears.net/GE_GoldenEars
arnyk is online now  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-01-2013, 03:16 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
kittyinabottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks for the replies! I've actually just decided that I would rather get a quality pair of headphones for gaming and then eventually buy a pair for editing, so I don't end up buy a pair that can averagely do both. What would your suggestions be for that?
kittyinabottle is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-04-2013, 09:07 AM
Member
 
Nick_si's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I would go with the Audio technica ATH M50s they are great for gaming and great for music/editing very flat with a tiny bit of low end bias. I got mine for a C note... used ofc but that was years ago. Also if you do any travelling they are super robust

Nick_si is offline  
Reply 2 Channel Audio

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off