Hey guys, I'm hoping you can help me pick out a good pair of headphones.
My budget for this is around $50. These headphones will be primarily used for music; I already have a Razer Carcharias headset and Logitech Z-2300 speakers that I use for games and movies. And I would really prefer a circumaural design (the earcups completely surround the ear). Headphones that sit directly on the ear, or earbuds that go inside the ear are pretty much out of the question.
Sound isolation is also not an issue, so open-ear is fine as well as closed-ear.
I'm not very familiar with the headphone market, but I remembered looking at the Sennheiser HD205s when I was searching for a new set of headphones. I ended up with the HD202s because the 205s were too expensive, but they seem to fit everything that you asked for. And the 202s are great, by the way. Really nice.
Sennheiser HD280s. They are about $10 over your price range, but odds are you will never need another pair of headphones ever again. I have used my pair just about every single day for the last 4 years and they are still in like new condition.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Pete, those 280's do look pretty nice.
Pedantic - I lol'd...on Amazon, they have a combo deal where you can get the 202's and 205's for $53. =p
Get some HD515's
$48 for the "b-stock" ones after shipping.
Eww, refurbished. That's a pretty big turn-off for me. I know it's got warranty, but my previous experiences with anything refurbished have been nothing less than terrible, warranty or not.
they're not refurbs, "b-stock" is the ones that get returned because the box has rips and stuff, at least thats how sennheiser b-stock is.
In that segment Sennheiser seems to be a good choice. I bought a Sennheiser headset about 8 years ago for about 50 euro and it still works fine.
This item has been factory refurbished with Sennheiser warranty
Sure sounds like a refurb to me. =p
For now, I'll consider refurbs or b-stocks as a last resort. Thanks for the suggestions so far.
Sennheiser HD 205. I've had it for quite a while and they're the best I've ever used (not that I've used too many anyway). It's €50.00. It goes a tad bit over your budget, but as said, worth every cent of it. It also has good reviews if you're interested and a general 4 stars. One of the best headphones you can get for a decent price.
But yeah, Mr.Pedantic already mentioned 'em and as said, goes a bit over your budget. =p
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