A total of 10 reviews of this product on Reddit.
I don’t know how old your beats are. I have a pair of Sennheisers with noise cancellation that I’ve owned for about 7 years. The pads started to degrade (the vinyl cracked and started to flake off) but I replied them. They sound quality is phenomenal, and they can be used as passthrough (no noise cancellation) if the battery dies.
I’m all about buying quality items that last a long time and can be repaired. That said, I don’t walk around with these, I don’t listen to them on the go – they are for listening at my desk at the office, or on the couch at home. I have cheap $20 earbuds on the go!
These are the other ones I have and use quite regularly on trips. Their good on everything you’re looking for but they are quite a big bigger than the other ones out there. It’s worth it for the quality you get and their on sale.
Sorry about them all being Sennheisers I just freaking love the brand. Plus a default 2 year warranty!
If you want great sound, you should really get studio headphones like the Sennheiser HD series for music or gaming headphones if you’ll be gaming. Wireless/Bluetooth headphones never sound as good as wired headphones, at least in my experience and the battery never lasts anywhere near as long as it claims to. If you absolutely want wireless headphones that work with phones and computers, check out Senneheiser’s PXC series. The PXC series are all wireless and noise-canceling and all work with all electronic devices, even work on planes with the media. If I were you and absolutely had to have wireless headphones, I’d go with the Sennheiser PXC 480 or PXC 550. I found the PXC 450 and PXC 550 on Amazon. You’re better off getting good wired headphones for the computer and just a regular wireless/Bluetooth headset for your phone because the phone won’t have great sound anyway, so listening to it with good headphones won’t make a difference. Some other brands to check out would be Audio-Technica and Shure. Talk to the people on /r/Headphones if you don’t believe me.
You should definitely check these out…
Did you mean Sennheiser PXC450?
Handful of quick questions:
1) Given that I care a lot about comfort, build quality, and sound, what purchase makes the most sense:
DT-880/990 250/600Ω, HD-600, HD-650.
Budget is flexible but I don’t want to throw a lot of minor at a minor upgrade. Will any of them sound “better” than my current PXC-450 noise cancelling headphones? I don’t travel or live in the loud city anymore, so I no longer need the noise cancelling and would like a more open back design. I listen to a lot of EDM, a lot of songs with vocals, and a lot of songs with bass, which is why I’m not sure how I feel about if I should go with a more neutral or V-shaped sound. I’m leaning neutral though as I don’t want to risk anything sounding bad.
2) How bad of an idea of it would it be to run an amp through the audio controller on the Companion 3 Bose Speakers that were given to me years ago. Otherwise, could I get a recommendation for a DAC/AMP that will allow me to easily switch between speakers/headphones, adjust volume, and quickly mute?
3) I know these can’t handle the 600Ω headphones, but how legitimate is the digital 7.1 surround on the GSX-1000 or similar products. I ask because the technology sounds incredible in this video by HardwareCanucks. If so, can I get a recommendation for one that fits the desires listed in the previous questions.
> Bose make great noise-canceling/reduction headphones. That’s it.
You can get the superior Sennheiser PCX 450 for cheaper than the Bose.
Pxc 450’s for 120 shipped let me know if interested and will post pics http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PXC-450-Noise-Canceling-Headphones/dp/B000R2PC2M
> Noise cancelling headphones are also available which do a great job of cancelling steady state noise such as on an airplane. These devices require little maintenance.
(quote from: Better Hearing Institute )
Good active noise cancellation will reduce sound pressure levels (reducing damage) at your ear. Bad/low quality noise cancellation can leave some frequencies unattenuated which can still cause damage. So don’t get cheap stuff.
I have and recommend the Sinnheiser PXC 450. I preffer them to the Bose because they are active noise cancelling as well as passive noise isolating 32dB (for when your batteries die). The talk through feature is pretty cool too. But since you have the QC 15 already, don’t worry about switching.
Other gear I would recommend are earplugs. I like natural sound ear plugs for some sound reduction but without the distortion of frequencies you get with foam earplugs, and these more subtle foam earplugs (if you are white) for more protection.
I think Bose is overhyped. Sennheiser is great!
I think the Sennheiser-PXC-450 are much better than any of the Bose or others I’ve tried. They sound better and have 32dB passive attenuation (which is great for noisy kids/babies) as well as great active noise canceling. I use to fly a ton for work and they are great for that. The talk trough feature is great for when you suddenly need to hear what someone is saying. I highly recommend them over Bose.