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DaOneAndOnly
post Nov 2 2012, 03:19
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My Budget is under $90. (Use them for mainly music and occasional fps games)

Here are the headphones Iím considering to buy:

Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones, Black

Sennheiser HD 429 Headphones Black

Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Headphones

Could you guys tell me which of these sounds the best? (Usually listen to mainly pop and occasionally soft and rap)

(I don't listen to dubstep or other heavy bass needed music)


It'll be great if you give me other suggestions

Thanks! Sorry I'm Completely new to buying headphones

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Also if you have time which is better?

Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones Black VS

Audio-Technica ATHM50S Professional Monitor Headphones

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arward72
post Dec 11 2012, 00:28
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Save some more money and purchase something decent.
For $90 all your going to get is a pair of $90 headphones.
Asking the opinion of other for a 'which is best' comparison is an exercise in futilityas no one else can tell what your ears hear.
If you were to able to trial a pair of the above mentioned Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohm (which are awesome) headphones on a quality souncard
with quality amplification using a quality recording such as Dire Straights - Greatest Hits, Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream, Roxy Music - Avalon,
Soundgarden - Superunknown, to name a few you would quickly realise that $90 doesn't buy you very much headphone and all the advice offered
about which $90 headphone is mute since all $90 headphones sound like $90 headphones.


NOTE : The below is no more than a tool using sarcasm and humour to convey it's message and not my personal opinion.


People unfortunate enough to be currently suffering ownership of $90 headphones are now at this very moment formulating a defensive/counter offensive
strategy in defence of this sudden full frontal assault.
Sadly for you though i will end now crush all your hopes of a quick a decisive victory by say, unless you have actually experienced quality audio playback
in an enviroment specifically tailored for the purpose of, and i don't mean your mates $5,000 home theater purchased from a big brand name retail outlet.
I'm talking about hardware used by people who make their living from recording, producing, mixing, ect.
Until that realm is part sphere of knowledge then much to your detriment i have to tell you that you have no practical awareness of what a quality recorded
sound actually sound like as you have never heard one.
We only able to make comparisons on those things which we ourselves have knowledge of.


So, now that part is over i hope that the example provided will help you to realise that spending a bit more money as Arnold .B directly above
has suggested to procure a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohm headphones is the smart thing to do.
I myself spent years trapped in Logic Audio programming Drum'n'Bass with a pair DT990 Pros permanently attached to my head but i now use Beyerdynamic
DT770 Pro 250 Ohm for general PC gaming (BF Rules) and audio of course.

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post Dec 11 2012, 01:14
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QUOTE (arward72 @ Dec 10 2012, 18:28) *
Save some more money and purchase something decent.
For $90 all your going to get is a pair of $90 headphones.
Asking the opinion of other for a 'which is best' comparison is an exercise in futilityas no one else can tell what your ears hear.
If you were to able to trial a pair of the above mentioned Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohm (which are awesome) headphones on a quality souncard
with quality amplification using a quality recording such as Dire Straights - Greatest Hits, Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream, Roxy Music - Avalon,
Soundgarden - Superunknown, to name a few you would quickly realise that $90 doesn't buy you very much headphone and all the advice offered
about which $90 headphone is mute since all $90 headphones sound like $90 headphones.


Been there, done all that.

If you use your logical mind and presume that some notion of accuracy is in most headphone designer's minds, then you would realize the obvious logical flaw in the comments above.

The more expensive headphones are more likely to be perfected, and since there is only one perfect sound, they will tend to sound more like each other.

Similarly, cheap headphones are less likely to sound like each other because their poorly-controlled imperfections tend to fall at random locations on the planes of performance parameters and therefor sound more dissimilar from each other.

Saying that all $90 headphones sound like each other is therefore illogical, and oh by the way actual listening follows the logical trend.

If you dissasmble a lot of headphones, you see that superficially their components tend to be of a common kind but with geometric and character differences (e.g. more or less dense foam), but also embody some common trends such as larger drivers being more frequently used in higher priced products. The decision to use neodynium magnets costs money so the relationship between quality and weight may be reversed.
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- DaOneAndOnly   Comparing Headphones Which Ones Are The Best? Suggestions?   Nov 2 2012, 03:19
- - A_Man_Eating_Duck   Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones, Black http://www.hea...   Nov 2 2012, 08:31
- - dhromed   I really advise against buying any pair of heaphon...   Nov 2 2012, 11:02
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 2 2012, 06:02) I rea...   Nov 2 2012, 13:41
|- - UncleGnarley   [/quote]One key to this strategy involves the use ...   Nov 2 2012, 21:33
- - SoNic67   Grado SR-60 will beat any Sennheiser in the ...   Nov 3 2012, 00:06
- - IgorC   Most of the time I tend to agree with this TOP lis...   Nov 3 2012, 02:02
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (IgorC @ Nov 2 2012, 21:02) Most of...   Nov 3 2012, 11:28
- - Glenn Gundlach   FWIW I bought a pair of these from Fry's for ...   Nov 3 2012, 09:50
- - arward72   Save some more money and purchase something decent...   Dec 11 2012, 00:28
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (arward72 @ Dec 10 2012, 18:28) Sav...   Dec 11 2012, 01:14
|- - DonP   QUOTE (arward72 @ Dec 10 2012, 18:28) unl...   Dec 11 2012, 21:34
- - greynol   Despite desperately needing a book on grammar for ...   Dec 11 2012, 01:59
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 11 2012, 01:59) he s...   Dec 11 2012, 09:07
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 10 2012, 19:59) Desp...   Dec 11 2012, 13:58
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Dec 11 2012, 04...   Dec 11 2012, 19:50
- - halb27   I have the cheap Superlux HD668B, and to me they a...   Dec 11 2012, 14:00
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (halb27 @ Dec 11 2012, 10:00) (whic...   Dec 11 2012, 14:15
- - halb27   It's a SR-202.   Dec 11 2012, 16:49
- - extrabigmehdi   This thread is getting a bit old, but on the 90...   Dec 11 2012, 17:37
- - Kohlrabi   I personally can recommend the KRK Systems KNS 640...   Dec 11 2012, 17:41
- - extrabigmehdi   At least don't buy the low end of sennheiser, ...   Dec 11 2012, 19:35
- - Rotareneg   My suggestion? Koss PortaPro.   Dec 12 2012, 00:07
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (Rotareneg @ Dec 11 2012, 23:07) My...   Dec 12 2012, 03:37
- - lisag   You reeealllly should try headphones out in person...   Dec 20 2012, 17:46
- - UncleMcFlac   QUOTE (DaOneAndOnly @ Nov 2 2012, 03:19) ...   Jan 29 2013, 21:32
- - JunkieXL   Shure SRH 440 $99 on the dot If you don...   Jan 29 2013, 22:05


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