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There’s basically nothing in Israel, so I’m 90% buying on amazon, and the msr7 is 250$~ if I wanna buy a new one, will look at the other two, thanks again!
Also, is this the 550?: https://www.amazon.com/AKG-K550-Closed-Back-Reference-Headphones/dp/B005CNR7B0
It took me a couple games to adjust, but now I can’t imagine playing without it.
Good headphones make a big difference for me. I was using my cheap headset so I could use the mic, but I just couldn’t locate sounds to save my life. Now I only use my good headphones with a standalone mic. Obviously it probably isn’t worth it to go out and spend $200 on headphones just for Overwatch, but an upgrade may be something worth considering.
Good bass and noise isolation, easy to drive so amp not absolutely necessary, foldable for portability.
I’d recommend AKG K550. Fantastic pair of headphones.
Solid build quality, incredibly comfortable, nice long cable, balanced sound profile that works well for everything from rock to EDM to classical, plenty of detailed response at the high end which is usually missing from headphones in that price range. I’ve had mine for 9 months now and love them.
After looking into it, when I get home from work I’m probably going to pull the trigger on the k550 headphones I found here. Thanks!
EDIT: Actually found a pair of ATH-A900X headphones and splurged on it. Yay!
Yeah, thank you. I’ve been reading about that. I have bigger ears, and comfort is a big deal to me. I won’t be taking them out often. So, I guess those are out. These are a bit cheaper? http://www.amazon.com/AKG-K550-Closed-Back-Reference-Headphones/dp/B005CNR7B0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436452362&sr=8-1&keywords=akg+k550
I’m still totally lost. What other variables can I use to narrow my decision?
For 150$ you could take a look at the AKG K550 which offer a very neutral sound signature in combination with a remarkable soundstage, for a closedback headphone.
The M50X is not a neutral headphone. It has a dstinctly v-shaped sound signature with emphasis on bass and highs. This sort of sound is geared towards EDM.
The M40X is a rock solid option for under $100 and if you don’t want to spend much more than necessary, these are your no.1 option.
Any reason not to buy the AKG K550? (£109)
Source – Windows PC: Games & Spotify
Requirements for Isolation – Ideally they will not blare out what I’m listening to, but if they do a bit, no big deal. As long as they don’t keep my wife awake in the next room while I’m up late working!
Preferred Type of Headphone – Over ear
> AKG K550
They’re selling for $135 used on amazon, so your price is a bit high.
Do you have timestamps?
Also, what does it come with? Orig box? Etc.
I’ve both and used to prefer open for gaming but for rift gaming I much prefer closed.
It’s an immersion thing for me, easier to pick out quiet sounds and no outside influence.
Open A beautifully worn in pair of sennheiser hd 590’s
Closed AKG K550
(currently going for a steal on amazon)
Neither amazingly high end but have good enough to my ears.
But audio is a personal choice which is why i’m hoping like hell the built in ones are not only detachable but all the fancy 3D audio works on other cans.
A cheaper version with no build in audio would be nice too.
I don’t know your budget but I use these:
And the cord is pretty long also.
Look for the DT 880s, 990s, and now the T90s
Essentially anything from Grado comes well liked from big-headed folks
No worries. Have a look at these AKG K550. K553 would be another recommendation but I cant seem to find it on Amazon UK
AKG 550’s, I’ve had mine for 2 years so far, just like new.
Long (non-proprietary) cable, replaceable earpads, great all round sound
Never used Sennheiser but they sure do have quality 🙂
Can only recommend these http://www.amazon.com/AKG-K550-Closed-Back-Reference-Headphones/dp/B005CNR7B0 if you are looking for quality 🙂
> Meh, if they were serious about wanting good sound, they would have done a bit of research. I think you’ll find people were just a bit embarrassed to say they like them because they want to look cool so said it was for the ‘premium sound’.
Nah, they would actually start arguments with me saying how “beats are the best sounding headphones in the world” and “you know nothing about good sound if you think beats sound bad” etc.
>Other headphone might look expensive to people that know anything about headphones, but Beats were very easily identified by everyone.
The funny thing is that to me, beats look like some of the cheapest headphones out there. They look and feel like cheap plastic. Compare that to something like this or this or this.
Those look pretty nice. What’s the difference between the pro one and these though?
Here’s a link to amazon.uk. they arent the exact one but they are close.
I’m considering buying either the AKG K550 Closed-back or the Sennheiser HD 598 Open-back headphones. Both have desirable features to me, with the AKGs having closed-back privacy with an open-back-like sound stage (according to this review anyway), and the Sennheisers having a detachable cable and rather attractive asthetics (and of course, they have an open sound stage).
If anybody owns either or both of these headphones, would you be able to tell me about your experience with them? I would be mostly plugging these into my phone and laptop, and I would be listening mostly to hip-hop. I’m not really a basshead, but I don’t have a defined preference of tonal balance either. And if anyone could suggest me other headphones, you should know that my budget is ~$170 and that I prefer a circumaural fit. I would really prefer that my cans don’t leak sound for other people to hear, but I wouldn’t let the sound quality suffer too much to get that.
Thank you in advance for your responses and advice, and I would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have!
Have a look at the AKG K550.
Ha, no worries, people should be picky about headphones, audio matters. Everyone’s got their own needs, and that’s entirely valid (although I will admit, it’s pretty hard to keep things looking nice and still get good headphones).
Then isolation you shall have. Sorry if I seem to be upselling opens, I just want to make sure folks fully understand the pros and cons of their options.
ComputerUniverse literally has no good closed headphones in your price range, so I’ll go off Amazon.de
Probably the most solid thing I’m seeing within your budget range would be the AKG K550 (€139). Well-known for its large soundstage for a closed headphone and with a slight boost to the lower frequencies (albeit with a general trend toward neutrality), it seems a fairly ideal pick for you, and with 14dB of broadband isolation, it should block out a decent measure of outside noise. There is one wrinkle, however: some people, particularly those with smaller heads, have trouble getting the pads to seal properly, which spoils the bass response.
Another good option would be the Beyerdynamic DT770 (€149). A decent bit smaller/lower profile, but actually better-regarded for comfort, the DT770 is quite bass-boosted, and has a significant increase to treble as well, giving it a “v-shaped” sound signature. The positional audio isn’t the greatest (though MadLustEnvy still gave it a slightly above average rating), but it’s an excellent headphone, and built like a tank.
Another alternative, albeit one which is arguably inferior to the other two, would be Shure’s SRH840 (€175). Primarily known for its status as a studio monitor, it has a more neutral tuning than the DT770, and is generally considered comfortable and moderately good for gaming, though the introduction of the K550 caused it to fall from favour with most people.
Now, if you were willing to consider ordering from a different site (and potentially looking a little silly), there is one other headphone which seems almost perfect for what you’re looking for sonically: the Audio-Technica ATH-A900X (€179 with shipping, I believe). The A900X is broadly considered one of the better closed headphones for soundstage, and its sound signature, with slight boosts to treble and bass, is said to give it a “euphoric/euphonic” sound which, while not accurate, is very enjoyable. It’s my go-to recommendation for those looking for an immersive gaming experience at this budget, actually, at least when isolation is a factor.
Thank you for the gold!
Unfortunately, open headphones leak and isolate poorly. They are meant for home or studio use only. Comfortable options with a neutral sound would be AKG K550. Some users report that the AKG sometimes aren’t sealing very well if you have a small head. Poor isolation means less bass response. So be aware that these headphones are huge.
A portable solution with a v-shaped sound is the Beyerdynamic COP.
Beats Studio for $300
All of these, and more (these are just 4 of the many) offer supreme audio quality and you can find a variety of styles, open ear, closed ear, all suited to whatever kind of music you want to listen to.
“Competitive in their price range?” I disagree with you, you can look at frequency curves and see plainly that the Beats Studios can’t really compete with these headphones. Beats got style, but these have functionality. Beats are typically above the average consumer grade headphones, but they can’t really compete with Audiophile grade headphones.
I would stay away from a gaming headset and get audiophile headphones. The difference in quality is phenomenal.
Examples include AKG 550s and Sennheiser 598
AKG K550 High-Performance Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones – Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005CNR7B0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_lq03ub18XYM29
Personally I like the AKG K550 over both, a bit pricer, but combines the sound of open headphones with the practicalities of a closed pair. I also like the Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear.
Of the 2 though I would definitely go for the HD 598 if you don’t need isolation.