Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Audio

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 24, 2009, 10:12 PM
Phobia's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Richmond, BC
Posts: 1,148
Default Headphones

I need a new pair of headphones. I would prefer them to be around 100-150$. However, if there is a significant difference in quality between those and headphones around 200$ then I will pay to get the better ones. The microphone isn't that big of a deal as I could just use the mic that is on my current headphones. So far I'm leaning towards the sennheiser hd555's or the 161's
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 25, 2009, 03:58 AM
Jackquelegs's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Burnaby, BC
Posts: 2,590

My System Specs

Default

555 is definitely a good choice. However it is open air, so what you're listening to will be heard by people around you to a certain extent.
If you can, looking into some Grado SR60..and many others that I cannot remember at this time of the night. Headfi.org is a great place to look.

My personal favorite is the HD280 Pro from Sennheiser.
__________________
Iapetos
Intel Core i7 930 D0 4.2ghz, Corsair XMS3 6X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24, Xfire HD5870, Intel X-25M 34nm 80gb, Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W, Xonar D2X

Zephyranthes
E8400 4.0ghz, XFX 780i, Mushkin XP2 PC-6400, Antec Earthwatts 750W

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 25, 2009, 05:32 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 3,344
Default

Sir... look no further Phobes.. New Heaphones, may my old ones rest in peace.

M-Audio Q40 or Sony MDR-V6/7506. Also visit head-fi forums for more vast knowledge, honestly.. once you go to the site, you'll find what you want.
__________________
Intel E8400, Biostar TPower i45
G-Skill PC2-8500 4GB, Saphire HD4870 512mb
Cooler Master HAF 932, Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W
Samsung 931BW 19" LCD, Logitech MX Revolution
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old February 25, 2009, 05:47 PM
Wankerfx's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 583
Default

I've listened to both the HD-555's and the ATH-A700's and I like the A700's a lot better. I picked up a set for $100.00 shipped on head-fi, so it's a really good deal as far as cost and quality. I'd also look into the Grado's, but it all really depends on what you're listening to, and what you expect from the headphones.
__________________
[ER]
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old February 26, 2009, 09:16 AM
llama_egg's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lloydminster
Posts: 748
Default

Yeah, I'll hopefully have input on the Q40's by tomorrow, but knowing my luck they won't arrive in the mail till monday, but heard some pretty good things about them though.
__________________
Seriously people, I am not a mod. Stop messaging me D:


Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old February 26, 2009, 09:37 AM
Cptn Vortex's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,726
Default

AKG AKG!
__________________
The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old February 26, 2009, 01:03 PM
Phobia's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Richmond, BC
Posts: 1,148
Default

thanks miggs.. Does anyone know where I can get a good pair of headphones in vancouver? I know about tomlee, but are there any others?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[FS] FS - P5B-E motherboard / WTB-T - Headphones. MittWaffle Buy/Sell & Trade 3 February 20, 2009 09:43 AM
Headphones purchase help ! matsta31 Audio 4 February 12, 2009 06:49 PM
Gaming Headphones nexus1111 Peripherals 17 January 30, 2009 07:05 AM
Need new headphones, help ragenrok Audio 17 January 22, 2009 07:16 AM
AKG headphones! Cptn Vortex Audio 1 January 11, 2009 05:32 PM