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Rose Lawrence 06-03-2019 09:05 PM

Any advice for me to choose a pair of headphones?
 
Hey guys,
I wanna buy a pair of headphones recently. The budget is under $100. And I prefer bluetooth headphones. Active noise cancelling will be better. But the most important thing is the sound quality. So do you have any advice or recommendation?:rolleyes:

Grappler1911 06-03-2019 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Rose Lawrence (Post 58137676)
Hey guys,
I wanna buy a pair of headphones recently. The budget is under $100. And I prefer bluetooth headphones. Active noise cancelling will be better. But the most important thing is the sound quality. So do you have any advice or recommendation?:rolleyes:

Sure. Forget Bluetooth and active noise canceling if your main concern is sound quality. These are a little over your budget but IMO you should buy once and cry once.These sound good and are easy to drive.
http://store.hifiman.com/index.php/h...-5mm-plug.html

MuxL1 06-03-2019 11:18 PM

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH-CH700N
you can get the Amazon Renewed by $61.46 :D

MIX_MASTER_ICE 06-08-2019 08:48 PM

The Monoprice BT-400 wireless headphones are currently on sale for $32.99/shipped. What's interesting about these is they appear to be rebranded headphones same as the discontinued RBH HP-1B that used to sell for $200. I had the HP-1B headphones and they were very good, but no ANC, same as these BT-400 from Monoprice.



Link to the BT-400 https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=27722


Link to the HP-1B https://rbhsound.com/hp1b.php

Rose Lawrence 06-10-2019 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by MuxL1 (Post 58137942)
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH-CH700N
you can get the Amazon Renewed by $61.46 :D

Thank you for your advice but I saw is was $128...

Rose Lawrence 06-10-2019 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Grappler1911 (Post 58137940)
These are a little over your budget but IMO you should buy once and cry once.These sound good and are easy to drive.
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Thank you for your advice but it is a little expensive...

Rose Lawrence 06-10-2019 02:10 AM

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Originally Posted by MIX_MASTER_ICE (Post 58159400)
The Monoprice BT-400 wireless headphones are currently on sale for $32.99/shipped. What's interesting about these is they appear to be rebranded headphones same as the discontinued RBH HP-1B that used to sell for $200. I had the HP-1B headphones and they were very good, but no ANC, same as these BT-400 from Monoprice. [/url]

Thank you!

glangford 06-10-2019 02:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rose Lawrence (Post 58137676)
Hey guys,
I wanna buy a pair of headphones recently. The budget is under $100. And I prefer bluetooth headphones. Active noise cancelling will be better. But the most important thing is the sound quality. So do you have any advice or recommendation?:rolleyes:

Monoprice, BT and active noise cancelling. 69 bucks.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=16219

MuxL1 06-10-2019 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Rose Lawrence (Post 58163194)
Thank you for your advice but I saw is was $128...

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Wireless...gateway&sr=8-5

jaromarcin 07-03-2019 02:09 PM

I'm not specialist however I bought mine Sennheiser hd4.50 for 99$ if you can find such a deal those are very nice headphones (but a little bit small frankly speaking). The other option could be V-moda (but those are without noise cancellation but sound quality really good and very very comfortable). That's my recommendation based on my small experience.
Greetings!

rahman tutul 07-11-2019 10:12 AM

You can pick anyone from this 5
Sony wh1000xm3
Bose qc35 ii
Microsoft surface
Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless
Audio Technica ATH M50XBT

MIX_MASTER_ICE 07-11-2019 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rahman tutul (Post 58284212)
You can pick anyone from this 5
Sony wh1000xm3
Bose qc35 ii
Microsoft surface
Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless
Audio Technica ATH M50XBT


Where are you getting these for under $100?

torii 07-11-2019 01:33 PM

I would always go with sennheiser. if you arent planning on using a headphone amp, I would stay away from any cans that are greater than 150ohms.

rahman tutul 07-23-2019 02:46 PM

Any advice for me to choose a pair of headphones
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MIX_MASTER_ICE (Post 58284898)
Where are you getting these for under $100?

I am sorry Bro, I did not read properly. COWIN E7 Skullcandy Hesh 3 Not bad in Budget.

chiromanted 08-01-2019 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by torii (Post 58285182)
I would always go with sennheiser. if you arent planning on using a headphone amp, I would stay away from any cans that are greater than 150ohms.


why stay away from anything over 150 ohms? - don't most decent AVR's have headphone jacks that have plenty of power for a 250 Ohm headphone? I am confused on this subject - have read that some AVR's have headphone jacks that are actually too powerful and that's why some modern headphones that are designed to use with PC's phones, etc. do NOT sound good when plugged into a AVR. So, they suggest that your better off getting high ohm headphones - up to 600 ohms to improve the "ohm ratio" and "headroom" - what ever that means. NOT arguing as I haven't a clue and trying to educate myself on the subject.

torii 08-01-2019 04:09 PM

you will limit the use if buying a 600ohm headphone...like if take headphones with you and use your phone or plug it into a computer. if you have an amp, buy whatever....

chiromanted 08-01-2019 06:38 PM

Very true- but my phone doesn't have a Headphone jack anyhow- so only BT. So ,for me buying wired headphones would be for home audio only = jacked out of my AVR.

torii 08-01-2019 06:59 PM

I own 7 or 8 wired headphones: focal, sennheiser 600,58xx, 363d, beyerdynamics, fostex tr60p, tinhifi 2's and 3's....my everyday youtube pair are the senn/massdrop 58xx...they cheap/comfortable/sound good.

chiromanted 08-02-2019 02:10 PM

The difficulty is apparently trying to figure out what the actual output specs are for my Denon 3400 - no info in manual, support chat said is 1 volt= 16 ohm. BTU they didn't seem all that confident. Have read articles that say many AVR/receivers have a headphone jack output up around 250 ohms ( crazy high) - so would then need the 600 ohm DT 990 premium headphones to even come close to sounding good.

rahman tutul 08-03-2019 07:38 PM

Any advice for me to choose a pair of headphones?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MIX_MASTER_ICE (Post 58284898)
Where are you getting these for under $100?

Sorry mate, I was in mobile and I did not read properly. You can check the Mpow H10 and here a nice review https://bestwirelessbluetoothheadpho...udio/mpow-h10/
Budget friendly with good quality.

chiromanted 08-04-2019 07:36 AM

sorry , didn't mean to hi jack thread.

MDmrs 08-13-2019 12:14 PM

MPow H5. Nice Bass. But they're definitely bulky.

Rgb 08-15-2019 07:57 AM

Bose has the goto patents on Noise Cancellation tech/algorithms

I would suggest used/open box/refurb/sale Bose QC25's

https://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietCom...tronics&sr=1-3

with an add on BT receiver
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You get a QC35 equivalent for much less.

Actually better- the QC25's NC feature is powered by a standard, easy to replace battery, plus you can update the BT receiver as BT evolves (BT 4.1>5.0>5.x>6.x, AptX>LDAC, etc)

For probably IP license cost reasons, Bose doesn't do AptX/LDAC

Rgb 08-15-2019 08:02 AM

That said, I also bought a set of PSB M4U8's used at auction for ~$200 shipped like new complete in box.
Excellent NC and music sound quality- been a PSB speaker guy since the 90's

See avsforum review
https://www.avsforum.com/psb-m4u-8-w...ng-headphones/

PSB appears to use their own NC algorithm, and it works and sounds good.

Make an Offer is your friend :D

ottoinct 08-16-2019 09:16 AM

Sony WH-H990N open box
 
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I recommend the Sony WH-H900N. I just bought an open box pair from eBay for just a tad over your budget (like $9 but open box sellers are lower). I was just curious since RTINGS.COM gave them a pretty high score for the "Critical Listening" category. If I liked them enough they were to be gifted to my girlfriend. She's been enjoying them for a week now! This model must be listened to using noise cancellation on for best sound. And I prefer the aptX-HD codec (vs. LDAC or aptX, all three this model does, in addition to AAC) with my LG V20, but I paired them to my laptop via regular old SBC and the sound was pretty good. EQ to tweak the bass or not, I dropped it a bit since I'm not a total basshead, but do love tight, controlled and full range bass (and these do fine by me with bass if EQ'd). The headphones are good enough for my goldenish ears (and I mostly listen to my music library playlists, all Apple Lossless). Actually thinking of buying me a pair to have around for convenience. Also have several wired cans (AKG, Sennheiser, Sony, and Shure IEMs).

rahman tutul 08-28-2019 03:36 AM

today i used 2 hours, highly recommended https://bestwirelessbluetoothheadpho...udio/mpow-h10/


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