Best on-ear headphones according to redditors

We found 2,222 Reddit comments discussing the best on-ear headphones. We ranked the 397 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about On-Ear Headphones:

u/Mastagon · 59 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I'm putting this here because I don't want to flood the main sub with what I'm able to find. So here goes:

Headphones| Price
[ATH-M50x Headphones] ( |$150 in cart. $250-$300 everywhere else I check
[Sennhieser HD 598 SR Headphones] ( |$109 Record low
[Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Headphones] ( |$180 - $38 = $141
[August EP650-Bluetooth headphones] (| Was $99, now $58
[August EP640 Bluetooth Headphones] ( |was $80, now $37
[Prime Day Bluedio T2S Headphones] ( | Was $20, $21 in cart no tax
Prime Day Bluedio V Headphones | was $200, $140 in cart no tax
[AUSDOM ANC 7 Bluetooth noise cancelling] ( | was $100, now $50. Well reviewed!
[Sony Extra bass bluetooth headphones] ( | was $200, now $99

Earbuds| Price
[Aukey Arcs Bluetooth Sport] (| was $24, now $14
[1MORE Triple Driver earbuds] ( | Was $131, $106 in cart

Bluetooth misc| Price
[Anker Premium Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker ] ( | was $130, now $60
[Trond bluetooth receiver] ( | Was $25, now $20. I have one its awesome
[Altman Bluetooth Transmitter/receiver] ( |was $43, now $26

CPU Coolers| Price
[CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme ] ( |$110. Historic [all time low] (
[Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance] ( |$155 (temporarily out of stock)
[MasterLiquid Pro 240 All-In-One] ( | was $140, now $95 [Historic low] (

PSU| Price
[Corsair CS650M] ( |$110. Not the lowest but okay
[EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G3] (| Was $130, now $99 [historic low] (

Cases| Price
[Corsair 780T full atx case] ( | $189 in cart. Not an [all time low] ( but not bad
[Corsair Carbide 400C white] ( |$105 in cart

HDD| Price
[Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB] ( | $270 - 51 = $219
[Seagate 4TB BarraCuda Pro ] (|$245-75 = $170 [Historic low!] (
[Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable] ( | Was $160, now $135 [all time low] (
[Seagate Firecuda 2TB] (| was $126, now $85 [Historic low] (
[Seagate Firecuda 1TB] ( | was $83, now $60 [Historic low] (

Input Devices| Price
[Logitech G13 input pad] ( | Was $75, now $55 [Historic Low] (
[Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Brown] ( | was $180, now $160 [Historic low] (

Networking| Price
[NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Router] (| was $499, now $290
[TP-Link AC3200 Tri band router] ( | Was $249, now $175
[Netgear 16-Port Gigabit Switch] ( | Was $106, now $75 in cart

MISC| Price
[Logitech C922x Webcam] ( | was $130, now $89. All time low
[Acer KG251Q 1080p Freesync monitor] ( | Was $230, now $170
[M9S PRO android tv box] ( | Was $130, $98 in cart
[Cyberpower 600w UPS] ( | was $224, now $125

I'll try to keep tabs on everything but let me know if there are any errors or price updates. And as a side note, I'm actually getting downvotes for this? I can't see how there could possibly be a sane explanation for that.


EDIT: Updated 7:00pm EST!! Let me know if there's anything you see and I'll put it in here!


EDIT: I've put everything new as of Jan 11, 4:00pm in bold. Also, check this post on RedFlagDeals for a great big list of deal


EDIT: Its all over everyhone. Hope you snagged something cool beyond bitter disappointment this year!**


u/HowManySmall · 50 pointsr/buildapc

I don't have a picture, but I use my Superlux HD668B, a Blue Snowball, Corsair K65 RGB LUX [MX Red], Logitech G Pro, and a Pecham Extended mousepad to cover up my swiss cheese desk.

I definitely suggest the HD668B if you want a new pair of headphones for cheap, best pair of headphones I've ever had. Removable cable, top tier sound, and you can change the earpads if you want to.


u/Clung · 46 pointsr/Music
u/Onitsons · 29 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Here is a $15 dollar Bluetooth headset that lasts for 20 hours.

u/veriix · 28 pointsr/Vive

Here's all the info:

Head strap replacement

Head strap to HMD adapter Shout out to /u/nw15062 for creating this!

Replacement Face pad: About Face VR (no longer in business)

Headphones: Koss PortaPro Shout out to /u/Mister-S for the original built-in headphones tutorial

Besides that I used a bunch of velcro straps for cable management and plastic velcro to keep the headphones mounted - I'll see if that becomes an issue down the line but it's working fine now.

u/daversa · 21 pointsr/oculus

I bet you'll be surprised by their quality. Palmer knows audio and he wouldn't let something that isn't half-decent fly. They sorta look like a porta pro driver to me.

u/jtreminio · 18 pointsr/freelance

I've been working from home for around 5 years now, both salaried and freelancing.

I have a wife, a son and two dogs, so it's important to reenforce that separate between personal and professional time not just in myself but in my family as well.

I have the benefit of owning a large home with a separate office. My son and wife both know that when the doors are closed I am not to be bugged unless it's something important.

I also use a pair of great headphones and playing music to prevent being bothered by sounds outside my little bubble.

If you're still open to working from home and your main complaint is the lack of separation, try cordoning off a piece of your home as your professional office space and train yourself to do nothing but work from that spot. No gaming, no playing, just work and profit generation.

If that doesn't work for you, and you're in a small town with no true hacking spaces, local coffee shops are usually ok with remote workers as long as you continuously keep refilling your coffee cup with them.

I'd recommend purchasing some really good headphones with either integrated microphone, or a detachable cable that you can use a microphone with. Don't use the cables with the inline mics that don't extend away from the cable - I highly recommend the V-MODA Boom Mic. My headphones of choice at the moment are the beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus because of the size (I have large ears, these rest around my ears and not on them which is important) and comfort level. Also, they sound amazing with a small $30 amp.

Having the mic be directional so that you can put it directly in front of your mouth and circumaural headphones are both important for filtering out background noises.

With this you can now ignore your phone and use Google Voice, Hangouts, Skype, Slack for voice calls.

Anyway, good luck. We're counting on you.

u/ennuionwe · 17 pointsr/buildapcsales

Looks like amazon has them for $88 with free same day delivery for prime members.

(EFF link above)

u/thebope · 17 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The Koss PortaPros have been treating me rather well and I believe they come with a lifetime warranty should something break. Really really enjoyable to listen to lossless music with those bad boys and the 35 dollar price tag can't be beat!

u/markjamesmurphy · 17 pointsr/oculus

I really hope some of you try this - it will blow your mind. It solves the audio problem completely and super effectively. All of the instructions are in the Imgur post.

Here's a link to the headphones:
KOSS KSC75 Headphones

Edit: You can get black ones from Drop! Massdrop KSC75X

And a link to the optional, fancier faux leather ear cups:
Ear Cushion Replacement for Headset, Compatible with Sennheiser Px200

Now I'm going back into VR! Hope to see some of you there.

  • Mark

    EDIT: I made some cosmetic touches that make it look much better. New pictures HERE
u/xlaxplaya · 16 pointsr/gadgets

Look at the pictures, there are two lumps on the cord. One is the battery, one is the mic/buttons. They literally just soldered a bluetooth module onto regular PortaPros.

I'm not complaining though, these look fucking great. If they changed them a bunch I wouldn't be interested. Remember SportaPros? Yeah, neither does anybody else.

u/Vortax_Wyvern · 16 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Wall of text ahead. Please, read only if you are really interested...

What I usually recommend when someone ask for advice about gaming headsets is: Gaming headset are crap 99% of the time. They provide very poor sound quality, and any good headphone (literally, even 40$ ones) will sound far better than expensive 300$ headsets. The question is not if headphones are better than headset (the answer is “Hell, YEAH”). The question is, are they better for you?

What are you planning to use your headphones for? Just for gaming, or for gaming and music listening?

If the answer is “just for gaming”, then ask yourself if a Hifi headphone is what you need. Usually games don’t really need high quality headphones, since they provide low quality sound, and you will be more concentrated gaming than listening. In that scenario, everything will serve you, and gaming headsets have the advantage of the integrated microphone.

So, if you want something good for gaming, and just for gaming, with integrated microphone, then the only two headsets with good enough quality sound (aka don’t suck) are:

HyperX Cloud (70$)

Sennheiser G4me One (170$)

Both are good choices. Or go with any fancy RGB headset you find (Logitech, Razer, Corsair, Steelseries, etc), you will most probably don’t notice the difference while gaming.

BUT, if you plan to use them for music listening besides gaming, then keep reading.

Hifi headphones for gaming have the disadvantage of having to deal with the micro thing. None of them have microphone incorporated, and you must either use a desk microphone like this, use a modmic like this one. or if your budget is tight, something like this. The first one requires desk space. The second and third one are detachable micro, with an extra cable you’ll have to deal with. Any of them are a nuisance. Any solution is annoying. All of them are an extra expense that must be accounted. If micro is a must and you are not willing to bother with this solutions, please, go back to HyperX Cloud or G4me One.

Ok, so, you really want some damn good headphones, that also can be used for gaming! Keep reading, please (are you bored yet?).

You can choose Closed back headphones (the classic ones you have already used. Closed back models offer good isolation and do not leak sound. This is your choice when there are people around you, or you want isolation from noisy a environment.) or Open Back headphones (Open back models offer next to no isolation and will leak sound -and allow you to hear what happens around you-, but they are the best sounding models). Open headphones achieve the best sound, soundstage (feeling that sound is coming from around you) and imaging (ability to locate the origin of one sound).

If you are here because you want to get a replacement for a gaming headset, I would recommend you Open back, but since they don’t isolate, you must choose. If isolation is required, get closed back, if that’s not a concern, go open.

Some closed back cans:

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x. 100$. Balanced headphones, very good feedback from lots of people. Typical entry level headphones to the rabbit hole.

Sennheiser HD 598Cs. 125$. Balanced, very very detailed, great instrumental separation. Comfortable as hell, Very recommended.

Beyerdynamic DT770. 160$. V-shaped signature (lots of bass and lots of treble). Great for explosions, movies, and rock. Treble can be harsh if you are sensible. Get the 32 ohm version, as the 80 (may) and 250 (do) need an amplifier to work properly.

Those are some examples of entry-mid level of closed cans. There are lots more, depending of your budget!

As for open cans:

Superlux HD668b. 40$. Those are THE CANS. The best quality for low budget you can get. Hands down. Great soundstage, Bass light. They are not too comfortable, but pads can be changed for a deluxe comfort (extra expense). You are not getting anything better at this price. For gaming in a budget, this are the headphones you were looking for,

Philips SHP9500. 80$. Mid-forward signature. Good soundstage, great comfort. Very detailed. Another amazing quality for the budget headphone.

Sennheiser HD 598 SR. 170$. Very similar to the HD 598Cs, but with open back. Wider soundstage, a little less bass. Very balanced headphones. Super-duper comfortable. Great for long gaming sessions.

Philips Fidelio X2. 250$. V-shaped signature. Those are in another league. Build quality is just.. OMG. Extreme soundstage and imaging. More comfortable than the HD 598. Bass is BOOOOOM!!!. A little pricey, and can be somewhat fatiguing to listen if you are treble sensible, due to high treble.

Well, that’s all. I have selected only headphones that don’t need an amplifier. Now is your turn to research, watch some Youtube videos, read some reviews, and give them a try.

All this headphones are GOOD. No trash here, and all them will make you open your eyes when listening your music if you are coming from standard headsets. You will notice sounds, instruments, that you never realized they were there, even if you had listened this song a thousand times before. Try them, and be amazed.

Welcome to the rabbit hole.

u/phargarten · 15 pointsr/Music

Hey guys. I am a DJ and have been through my fair share of headphones for professional and personal use. Brands to watch out for are Pioneer, Sennheiser, Shure, Ultimate Ears. Brands to run from (in my experience) are Audio Technica, Yamaha, Sony (mainly on their lower end), weird brands like Coby and JVC, and for godsakes be weary of skullcandy; they may look cool but they are made from exceptionally cheap materials that result in poor build and sound quality.

Finally, it depends what you are looking for: in-ear, cans(over ear or open air), noise canceling etc.

1-- Sennheiser CX200

3-- Shure E2c

1-- Koss PortaPros (dorky but amazing sound for $)

2-- Sennheiser PX100

3-- Grado SR60 -- 80 dollars but well worth it -- my favorite but read up on these before you buy

1- Sennheiser HD-497

hope that helps :)
edited for readability. wtf reddit

u/Soryosan · 15 pointsr/oculus

so these drivers used in these earbuds are what they recon could be what the cv1 comes with... cheap but good specs!

The KSC75s feature dynamic elements for a wide frequency response from 15-25,000 Hz. A two-millimeter titanium diaphragm coating increases rigidity, which means less distortion and therefore more accurate sound reproduction. Neodymium magnets help deliver greater volume, even with low-voltage portable devices, and oxygen-free copper voice coils improve signal transmission and conduction for cleaner, clearer sound.

Frequency Response: 15-25,000 Hz
Impedance: 60 ohms
Sensitivity: 101 dB SPL/1mW
Distortion: Less Than 0.2%

i had no idea you could get such good earbuds for that price

u/aether_tech · 14 pointsr/headphones

$40? Sounds like a set of Samson SR850 will be the best thing you can get your kid.

They are going to be far superior to any Beats or Skullcandy offering. They also look way better too (IMO.)

If you're just picking out what looks coolest, you're going to be replacing them often, as those particular brands aren't well known for quality of sound, or durability of construction.\

There's also the Koss PortaPro ( ) , Koss KSC75 ( ) , Sennheiser HD206 (, Monoprice 8323 (,

for headsets (headphones with an included mic): Logitech G230, is a good low-budget option.

u/Tacanacy · 13 pointsr/PS4


  • Philips SHP9500

    Has a neutral/balanced sound profile, meaning the bass and treble (high tones) aren’t increased or decreased. It has no bass distortion. No sharp or harsh treble. It has very good clarity and detail retrieval. It has an overall great sound quality that’s not far away from headphones that cost several times more. Its weaknesses are soundstage, which is perceived space and environment of sound; imaging, which is how accurately sounds/objects are positioned; and separation, which is how well you discern individual sounds from a range of sounds. I judge headphones by how they perform competitively in FPS games. Soundstage and imaging are the stereo equivalent of virtual surround sound.

    It has a durable and lightweight build. No squeaky or flimsy parts. It has an open design, so sound passes freely through, unlike closed headphones which largely isolate sound from passing in and out. The benefits to an open design is generally larger soundstage and better imaging than closed headphones.

  • Superlux HD668B

    Has increased bass and treble. No bass distortion. The treble is a little sharp. It has very good clarity and detail retrieval. SHP9500 has better sound quality, while HD668B has much better soundstage, imaging and separation. It has a durable and lightweight build. No squeaky or flimsy parts. It has an open design.

  • Superlux HD681 EVO

    This is my favorite for casual/immersive gaming among these headphones. It has a warm and fun sounding sound profile with neutral treble, rumbling bass and a large soundstage. The sound quality is on par with SHP9500. But it has poor imaging for competitive gaming. It has a durable and lightweight build. No squeaky or flimsy parts. It has an open design.

  • AKG K52

    Has a closed design, so I recommend it only if you need sound isolation. It’s like a closed version of SHP9500 but with less clarity. It has a durable and very lightweight build. No squeaky or flimsy parts.


    Other experience:

    AKG Q701, Audio-Technica ATH-AD700x, B&W P7, Beyerdynamic DT990, HiFiMan HE400i, HyperX Cloud, Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00 Ebony, Monoprice Monolith M1060, Philips Fidelio X2, Sennheiser HD700, Superlux HD669, Superlux HD662 EVO, Tritton Pro+ and Turtle Beach Ear Force XP Seven.

    To put into comparison since most people know of HyperX Cloud, SHP9500, HD668B and HD681 EVO surpass it by far in audio. For closed headphones, I recommend K52. The Cloud is better in build quality.


    Alternatives that are well-regarded for gaming in the audio community:

  • Audio-Technica ATH-AD500x
  • Sennheiser HD558
  • Status Audio OB-1
  • Status Audio CB-1
  • Superlux HD681




    The sound quality is the one thing you can judge for yourself before buying by listening to sound tests on YouTube.

  • Antlion ModMic 4

    Attaches magnetically to a base that you stick to either cup. The mic is very easy to attach and remove. It can be bought with and without a mute switch. The mic itself and the cable have very good quality. For volume control (and mute toggle), you can use a Fosmon, Insignia or Lucid Sound AdjustR audio controller.

  • Massdrop Minimic

    Uses a very similar clasp system as the ModMic. It's also very easy to attach and remove. It's modular and comes with a mute switch. For volume control, you can use the aforementioned audio controllers.

  • V-MODA BoomPro

    You plug it straight into the headphone. It has a mute switch and volume control. It has great build quality, with an aluminum gooseneck. The cable has great quality and is braided and tangle-free. It's compatible with Philips SHP9500 and Status Audio CB-1.




    To connect the ModMic 4 and Minimic to the controller, you need a TRRS / 4-pole Y-splitter (three black rings on the connector). The BoomPro doesn't require a Y-splitter.

    You can use a sound card, e.g. Astro MixAmp Pro TR+, or a digital-to-analog converter and a headphone amplifier, e.g. Audioengine D1, with the ModMic 4 and Minimic instead. With the BoomPro, you can't use an amp.

u/ElkBit · 13 pointsr/Music

For ~$40 go for Koss Portapros. They have great sound for the value plus they come with Koss' Lifetime Warranty. I've had them for almost a year and swear by them.

u/melty_dino · 13 pointsr/deadbydaylight

Most likely they are sound whoring with headphones and attentiveness. When I play killer, sound is my greatest asset against the survivors. Things like running and breathing can be picked up by paying attention and having the sound system to do so.

I followed the advice on this post and got these headphones and this mic. Pretty cheap set up for quality audio and voice communication.

u/ShittehKitteh · 12 pointsr/DJs

This topic comes up about once a week so I'll just copy and paste my usual response to the DJ headphone question.

"Beyerdynamic DT 1350's. Isolation as good as HD 25's, equal sonic prowess, more stylish, and comes with a nice flat semi-rigid case that holds adapters and flash drives. I've owned and worn tons of headphones over the years and these are the best I've come across for DJ'ing by a wide margin."

u/SuperDuckQ · 12 pointsr/audio

The classic standby for me is the Koss PortaPro. They sound fantastic, are more portable than over-the-ear headphones, and are criminally cheap.

u/DistinguishedTrout · 12 pointsr/hiphopheads

Koss Portapros. They look goofy as hell but they've been around forever for a reason.

u/aasteveo · 12 pointsr/headphones

Thanks for all the replies!! My OCD took over, and I compiled a list of every single pair mentioned by someone who uses them to sleep in. In this thread and the one I posted on r/AudioEngineering Check 'em out.

Acoustic Sheep SleepPhones - $40 for standard, $100 for wireless.

Pillow Sonic Pillow Speaker - $15

BedPhones - $54

Koss SparkPlug - $16

Senn HD280 - $100

PSC Softies Headphone Cover - $18

Beyer 770 - $230

Beyer 990 - $265

Bose QC15 - $270

Bose QC20 - $300

Shure SE215-K - $97

Shure SE315-K - $200

Shure SE535 - $440

Aurisonics Rockets - $100ish

Vsonic GR07BE - $130

Klipsch S4 - $120

HIFI Man RE-400 - $100

RHA MA750 - $120

sony 7506 - $85

Philips SHE3590GY/28 - $10

Koss KSC75 - $15

Ear Hero - $150

Sensaphonics 2max - $850

u/ItsOldGreg · 11 pointsr/gadgets

I don't know about you guys but Koss porta pros are where its at. Life time warranty, amazing sound quality and durability. They usually break on me once a year and I use them everyday all day.

To whoever said 'even beats broke down on me' etc... beats are shitty headphones.

u/hodkan · 11 pointsr/ipad

In case you weren't aware, iPads can use any headphones. You don't need to use headphones that are specifically made for Apple or iPads.

So you probably are going to want to figure out how much you want to spend and what style of headphones you want. Then you might want just to go to Amazon and see which ones are well reviewed in your price range.


And not everyone finds earbuds comfortable. He may prefer a different type. For example, the Koss PortoPro are well reviewed and extremely comfortable. However they don't do a good job blocking out background noise and they will leak sound if they volume is turned up loud. So depending on how he uses them, they may not be a good choice.

u/SADBOYSMAKEBADPETS · 11 pointsr/motorcycles

If you're okay with mildly worse microphone quality and mostly want to listen to music you can always buy this tiny bluetooth audio receiver for $15, and then get this pair of Koss headphones for $15, and just put them in your helmet lol. Those Koss headphones the best you can get for that price range and punch way above their weight, and will beat any motorcycle branded set for sure. They can also get loud enough that they need to be turned down on the highway.

You just take the ear hooks off the headphones, then replace your helmet ear pads with the headphones and do some cable management underneath the helmet padding so that you can hook up the headphones to the bluetooth receiver. You can secure the receiver with a piece of velcro anywhere you want, I've got it secured underneath my chin so I can tap the buttons. You can also secure the headphones with velcro if you need. Whole project costs barely over $30. Microphone audio isn't even that bad, I just have to mount it inside my helmet to reduce most of the wind noise. I've been using this setup for over 2 years now, and the receiver will outlast my phones battery, I don't even know how long because I've never managed it use it up within a day before, but it claims 15 hours.

u/itchy118 · 11 pointsr/Android

Replying to /u/scandii (whose post was deleted his post before I could hit submit).

>"I bought shit, and it's shit"

>that's what I got out of your comment. not saying you're wrong or anything, but what did you expect?

>when it comes to the lower end of bluetooth vs regular headphones regular headphones got bluetooth beat every single time.

They have decent reviews on Amazon (4 stars/5000+ reviews), so for $25 I wasn't expecting shit. I figured that $25 headphones would have worse sound quality than something $100+, but I assumed (I guess wrongly) that BT tech was advanced enough that moving my phone from one pocket to the other wouldn't cause the audio to cut out.

But yeah, lesson learned. BT headphones apparently are only reliable if you go mid to high end.

u/FreelanceSocialist · 10 pointsr/headphones

Okay. What I am going to recommend is two sets of headphones. One for nice, comfy, multi-hour home listening in front of the computer, and another set for when you're on the go. All of these sound good without any amplification.

Full-Size, Home Listening

  • Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - nice, mid-level offering. Wonderful, open sound and definitely the #1 most comfortable headphones I have ever owned. These are fairly large, this is what they look like on me. They are reasonably light, and the design is completely open. You will hear sounds around you and if someone is sitting next to you, they will hear some of your music (or all of it, if you have the volume cranked). The pads are fuzzy and comfortable. Highly recommended for electronic music, chamber pieces, acoustic guitar and piano... well, just about everything. (~$100)

  • Sennheiser HD-280 Pro - These are the heavyweight champions of the $50-$100 price range. Headfi (a major audiophile community) loves these things. So do I. Comfortable, with fantastic bass response and great isolation. Built like a tank - I DJ'd for quite awhile and my set is still going strong despite being dropped, stepped on, thrown in road cases, etc. The ear cups also rotate reasonably freely to allow them to fold "flat" and be tossed in a backpack. The pads on these are that pleather material which could cause a little bit of sweat, but nothing to really complain about. Excellent sound, overall, but particularly suited to drum n bass, dubstep, industrial, goa and other genres of trance and electronic dance music. My pair is actually in my lab at work, at the moment, so no photo of them, sorry! (~$90)

  • Audio Technica M50S - Foldable, easy to toss in a bag. These are what I moved to after using the 280 Pro's for several years. Very smooth sound with a pretty surprising bass range. Definitely out-performed the 280's in some pieces of music when it came to the low range. Again, smooth, balanced sound overall. Great isolation on par with the 280's. The soundstage isn't as good as the AD700's, since these are closed headphones, otherwise I'd totally recommend these, flat out. These beat the Monster Beats Studio, hands down, for a third of the price. <3 Bass (~$120)


  • Koss Portapro - These things are classics for a reason. Very, very highly recommended by a ton of people. Comfortable, portable, built well, and excellent sound for the price bracket they are in. Unique styling. Those temple pads you see keep the pressure from the earpieces from becoming fatiguing on your ears. I've forgotton that I was wearing them on several occasions and tried to put on my hat over them. If you're cool with the style, I really recommend these. (~$40)

  • Grado SR60i - I love Grados. They have a really classic look, they are very comfortable, and they have solid sound. More suited to articulate, dynamic music. Not a ton of bass. Would recommend these for home use as well, actually. If you want, you can step up to the SR80i, but I don't feel like you will hear too great a difference, out of an iPod or an onboard soundcard. (~$70-$100)

    Note: the Amazon links above are using my affiliate ID. What this means is that if you purchase a set through those links, Amazon gives me 4-6% of the purchase price as a commission. The price you pay is not affected in any way - that commission comes out of their end. You don't have to use those links, you can search Amazon for any of the models above. And by all means, you don't have to buy through Amazon.
u/ItsRowlet · 10 pointsr/EtikaRedditNetwork

Right now they are $15 USD on amazon

u/Dark_Shroud · 10 pointsr/lewronggeneration

Like these, Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones? I recently purchased a pair to use with my Sansa fuze as I do not like ear buds.

u/Release_the_KRAKEN · 9 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Oh shit! The legendary PortaPros. Beastly performance, outdated design, but the cheapest I've ever seen them? This headphone is like a must buy if you're a cheap fucker who doesn't have anything good right now.

u/VirtuePowder · 9 pointsr/buildapcsales

Definitely not. They are very uncomfortable. The vinyl covering the pads is as thick as shoe leather. The headband is too narrow and doesn't expand properly for larger heads; it just flattens out, causing a poor fit. The sound is meh.

The absolute best headphones you can get for cheap are the Koss KSC75. They are super light weight, and sound great. They sound better than headphones that are 10 times the price. They are open, so they have little distortion, but you will be able to hear your surroundings. That's a both a pro and a con in my book. Plus people sitting right next to you will be able to hear what you hear (sightly).

They're $16 with Prime shipping on Amazon.

Eventually, I break them, but I keep buying them. I just ordered my 5th pair in as many years. I also own the Sportapros. Same sound, but with a headband.

u/metroidmen · 8 pointsr/oculus

Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones

All I did was swap out the speakers and splice in an aux cable!

u/rube · 8 pointsr/EmulationOnAndroid

I'm confused.. how is this not in ear?

I use these wired headphones most of the time:

Because I like to have just one ear in at times and I too hate to have anything in my ear.

So how are these Razer earbuds not "in ear"?

u/xanderbitme · 8 pointsr/piercing
u/Tursmo · 8 pointsr/Fitness

Koss Porta Pros. They are relatively cheap, good sound quality, lifetime warranty and they fold into very small space.

u/wellPressedAttire · 8 pointsr/LifeProTips

hey, best bet would be the Koss PortaPros, they're the go-to for that price range.

u/GlumChampion · 8 pointsr/gamingpc

Samson SR850s + Zalman Mic. The samsons are amazing and blow every other headset I've heard out of the water. They are the same headphones as the Superlux 668Bs, so perhaps you can find them on ebay more cheaply than amazon.
Here's a head-fi review of the SR850s.

If you want something more expensive, see this Head-fi thread.

u/Drenova · 7 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Most definitely an equivalent favor.

Bose do not make a pair of headphones that sound better than this $50 pair:

If noise-cancellation was a concern, these are sound isolating, which is more than good enough on that front, and they sound orders of magnitude better than all things Bose; they're even more awesome than that jumping car:

u/PlngPong · 7 pointsr/Vive

Hi I did a ton of research when I first started looking for a headset and came up with these, super light weight, fantastic 3d audio and really easy to plug in

u/HarryTruman · 7 pointsr/headphones

The Superlux HD668b [$47] is an amazing headset for the price. It has a very wide, open soundstage that's fantastic for hearing subtle noises around environments. And of course, music sounds phenomenal on them. I've only had mine for a few weeks, and I've mostly listened to music, but I've played Skyrim and TF2 with them and the environments (particularly Skyrim) sound awesome. They're a semi-open design so music will be somewhat audible to people around you if that matters. They can also be tweaked and modded to improve both the comfort and sound.

Checkout the general Superlux reviews and the HD668b reviews.

u/m0nkseal · 7 pointsr/gadgets
u/PM_ME_SOMETHINGS · 7 pointsr/todayilearned

The Koss PortaPro doesn't look that great, but quite cheap, good sound and lifetime warranty!

u/happy_otter · 7 pointsr/bicycling

As I've said many times, it completely depends on what kind of headphones you're wearing. If you're wearing isolating in-ear monitors blasting music at full volume, you can't even hear a firetruck siren until they're 20 feet behind you. If you're wearing open on-ear headphones like the Koss KSC-75, which I really recommend for use in traffic, and listening to music at a reasonable volume, I'd argue that the reduction in wind noise that the headphones offer will almost make up for the music's masking effect. ^(This might be subjective, I'm not sure how much wind noise other people experience when not wearing anything on their ears, but I can say that for me, it's quite loud.) Wind noise shenanigans aside, the open, on-ear headphone is very good at letting outside noise in, and if you haven't tried it out, you shouldn't come and tell me it's dangerous, especially given the dramatic lack of actual research that the author of the article acknowledges.
Of course, this also means that in a very noisy environment, you're going to have a hard time to hear your music over the ambient noise. I don't think this applies to most cyclists though.

u/chris4276 · 7 pointsr/Megaten


Depending on your price range we have
these 15$ ATH-EQ300M significantly cheaper and easier to obtain than OP's. I just got these yesterday and I've been using them for quite some time. They sound great but I would also suggest getting these Koss headphones.

u/dp234523 · 7 pointsr/bodybuilding

Kinivo BTH240 I just got these! Fit over the ear and behind the neck nice and great battery life. Super cheap too! If you are fussy about sound quality they probably aren't the best though.

u/icanseejew2 · 7 pointsr/sandiego

These Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth headphones for 44.99. Not impressed.

When I google Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth headphones, I get these, which, in black, are going for $10 more than the "deal" above.edit: used headphones

u/TuFFrabit · 7 pointsr/HuntShowdown

Arguably some of the best headphones for gaming under $100 are the Superlux HD668's. They are open back with large drivers, so the soundstage is huge.

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Not sure if you also need a microphone. The Behringer xm8500 is pretty fantastic for the price. You'll also need a way to get XLR to your PC. That could be as fancy as a USB interface. Or as simple as a USB to XLR cable.

Mic: Behringer Ultravoice Xm8500 Dynamic Vocal Microphone, Cardioid

USB to XLR cable: USB Microphone Cable 10Ft, Tanbin 3 Pin USB Male to XLR Female Mic Link Converter Cable Studio Audio Cable Connector Cords Adapter for Microphones or Instruments Recording Karaoke Singing (10ft)

Or a basic USB audio interface: BEHRINGER Audio Interface, 1x XLR/TRS 1x 1/4" 2X RCA USB, Black, 1-Channel (UM2)

You'll also need a mic stand: InnoGear Microphone Suspension Mic Clip Adjustable Boom Studio Scissor Arm Stand for Blue Yeti Snowball Microphone and Blue Yeti Nano

u/spyware97 · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The only difference is that the 2 has 7.1 surround sound support. They're the most decent gaming headset out of all as far as I know but some budget studio headphones such as this with an added mic sound completely way better than 90% of gaming headsets and I can confirm that since I used to own a cloud stinger that broke down and eventually got the HD668B.

u/xxann5 · 6 pointsr/Vive

I am going with the Superlux HD668B good reviews for that price point and you can get an length cable you want for it.

u/Zaga932 · 6 pointsr/oculus

>but I do need a better solution for audio, especially for multiplayer. (note that this solution might void warranty. Oculus sell replacement halo straps though, so you can.. buy a non-modded halo strap to attach to the Rift before sending it in on a hypothetical RMA)

Take your pick. The drivers in that Amazon link are the very same Oculus used in the CV1, so using them will get you CV1 audio quality.

u/Exotli8 · 6 pointsr/oculus

You can buy the Koss KSC75 headphones, same ones as the built ins on the CV1 for 15 bucks. I easily bent them so they wrap around the headsets and plugged them into the front. 15 bucks and 10 minutes of modding.

u/loopy212 · 6 pointsr/wow

Gaming headsets are almost universally some combination of crappy and overpriced.

Get a audiograde headset with a separate mic (ideally a clip-to-cord style).

Big fan of Superlux 668s.

u/Forscyvus · 6 pointsr/buildapc

I have Superlux HD668B

These are r/headphones's best rated (at least the list they link to) at the $50 price range.

I like em.

u/pugabug · 6 pointsr/3DS

Try Koss Porta Pros. They are great for travel since they fold up small, plus they have a very high dynamic range and are very inexpensive. They are also lightweight so I can wear them for hours and hours without fatigue.

u/BoxMonster44 · 6 pointsr/Music

Definitely go with Koss Porta Pros. They're over-ear headphones, adjustable size, collapsible, and the sound quality is on par with anything Bose spits out. Normally $50, but you can get them for a decent $30 on Amazon:

u/Nippy_Kangaroo · 6 pointsr/Vive

I'm getting some cheap super lightweight over ear headphones for friends and family that will be trying the vive. very cheap to replace, decent sound, very comfortable, lightweight and excellent user reviews

u/jazzbrownie · 6 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

That's why no one should buy skullcandy. Portapro's may not be the sexiest headphones, but they sound better than anything you can get for $50 and last forever.

u/Rookwood · 6 pointsr/technology

Here are some good headphones for the price.

Koss PortaPros - $50 (Usually you can find these for like $30, not sure why Amazon has them marked up)

Grado sr60i - $80

Sennheiser HD555 - $190

Audio Technica is another manufacturer to look into but I'm not familiar with their products. I only use open back headphones.

I think the Grado's are the best deal. I use sr80i's.

u/TurtlePaul · 6 pointsr/nintendo
u/satyaloka93 · 6 pointsr/OculusQuest

Nice! I bought three accessories already and I don't have the Quest yet: Studioform comfort strap, VRcover facial interface, and the Koss Porta Pro headphones.

u/mrpeterparty · 6 pointsr/running

Koss SportaPro have treated me well for the last year with daily use. They look cheap but the quality is good. Decent sound, don't slip or move around, durable, lets enough outside sound in. Never had any issues with rain or sweat.

u/kanyecolle · 6 pointsr/headphones

I think the KSC75s would be perfect for you. The sides "twist" over your ears, so there's no need for a headband. They sound really good for the price, too!

u/TheColdFenix · 6 pointsr/oculus

The Koss KSC75 are also really good and much cheaper. Also more comfortable for use with a vr headset imo.

u/steamwhistler · 6 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Ballpark budget?

Edit: assuming you want something decent for as cheap as possible in case your child breaks/loses them. I'll go ahead and recommend the Koss Porta Pro. It may not look like much but it's actually very popular. It's pretty much the God-tier of budget headphones because it sounds incredible for how cheap it is. I don't really know what the build quality is like, but for this price you could almost justify buying two in case your kid breaks one. They fold up for portability and have lots of sizing options which should be good for little heads.

The only way I know of to limit db level with the headphone itself would be by buying a pair that has high impedence, which means that powering it from your phone or tablet won't give it enough juice to get very loud even at max volume. However, those are typically more expensive and serious headphones. (Beyerdynmic DT 770 at 80 ohms or 250 ohms is a good example, and they are lovely headphones, but would probably swallow your kid's head, not to mention your vacation spending money.)

A better way is probably to use some external software to limit volume, but I'm afraid I know nothing about that. I'm just assuming that's a thing. Good luck.

u/lokilokigram · 5 pointsr/assholedesign

Sony XB950BT. I'm sure some audiophile will come along and recommend something better where you can actually hear the musician's hair growing for only four times the price, but these are only a little over $100 and sound pretty great to me. I don't know what technical terms to use to describe the audio quality. Good range? I like the bass, and there's a Bass Boost button if the standard bass isn't cutting it. 20 hours of battery, an aux-in port so you can plug them directly into a stereo jack, NFC pairing... Highly recommended. They do a good job of passive noise reduction as well.

Maybe all BT headphones in that price range are just as good, and maybe I'm just biased because this is the pair I ended up with. I tried out a few at Best Buy and liked these best (except for the Bose, but those weren't in my budget). Sony has never let me down.

edit: /r/hailcorporate

u/tide19 · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I have used the following setups within the last year, ranked in order of preference:

  1. Sennheiser HD 598 + Antlion ModMic 4.0 - $200 total - Perfect for gaming, positional cues are OP
  2. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus + V-MODA BoomPro - $230 total - Love the sound, closed back isn't good for gaming though
  3. Philips SHP95000 + V-MODA BoomPro - $110 total - Similar to HD 598s in effectiveness, clamping force is much worse though
  4. Audio Technica ATH-M50x + Antlion ModMic 4.0 - $170 total - Nice monitoring headphones, not the best for gaming
u/PhranCyst · 5 pointsr/trap

I have Beyerdynamic DT 770 80 ohm version. They don't need an amp, closed back, super fucking comfy, and the bass goes deep. Highly recommend.

Or you can get the Custom One Pro. Bass is just as juicy, and has a detachable cable.

u/blackhp2 · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada
u/Robot_xj9 · 5 pointsr/buildapc

The best on the list are the HyperX Cloud, but in my opinion all of those are rip offs, none of them will sound as good as a pair of headphones for half the price. The HyperX Cloud sound fine but the microphone on it is garbage.

My suggestion? Buy these headphones, and stick this modmic on it. They will sound like a $200 gaming headset, both in output and recording quality, and they are still under your budget.

If you don't want to take my word for it, watch this video. "gaming" headsets are all marketing, they're normally no better than Beats by dre.

u/Infernoblade227 · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Just get this and a modmic

u/Gorphan · 5 pointsr/bikecommuting

Oh my goodness, all this headphone hate. I wear over-the-ear bluetooth headphones:
They sound great, lightweight, cheap enough to be of little consequence if lost, fold up into a backpack.

Ride all you want with your headphones in, it's your life man. The number of cyclists who get hit by a car from behind are such a small percentage of overall cyclist/auto collisions, and most of them wouldn't be avoided by hearing the engine slightly sooner. If it's still a concern, get a mirror. I don't know what these people think they are hearing that is keeping them safe.

u/xerostatus · 5 pointsr/lgv20

For those looking for more budget-friendly options:
VE MONK PLUS (imp: 64Ω) / Head-Fi review - $5
TY Hi-Z HP-150 (imp: 150Ω) / Head-Fi review - $25
HE 150 (imp: 150Ω) / Head-Fi review - $15

Out of these, I've only so far tried the VE MONK PLUS and for $5, it packs a good punch. Bass is a bit weak, but it's surprisingly good. Meanwhile, I'm awaiting arrival of the others mentioned, which I'll receive in a few days. But the Head-fi reviews seems to be pretty positive. Something to look at, since headphones above 50ohm impedance is few and far between in the budget segment.

Also, if you're not a fan of earbuds, then there the Superlux HD668B for $40. This is another one I want to eventually pick up and give a try, but haven't done so yet. These are not necessarily endorsements, but a nudge in the direction in case any of these fit anyone's needs.

EDIT: I just received the HE 150 and the TY Hi-Z and tried them out and.. they're actually quite good. Punches WAY above its class. These are solid headphones and I can definitely/strongly recommend all three models mentioned above.

u/redditRiXtidder · 5 pointsr/Vive

I have the Superlux HD668B they have a really great sound for the price. The ear pads need to be exchanged to be comfortable, luckily these fit.
Edit: forgot to mention: They have a male 3,5 audiojack on the left cup. and a 1m cable is included, which makes it really convenient to use the the vive.

u/zombieranger · 5 pointsr/Vive

Superlux HD668B Headphones

They have basically just a jack on the left headphone so you can plug the lead from the headset straight into them. Comfortable and decent sound. They've made my vive usage so much more enjoyable and easy. I highly recommend them.

u/FallOutBruh64 · 5 pointsr/EtikaRedditNetwork
u/bigliketexas · 5 pointsr/headphones

Kramer Mod, Ear-clip mod, recabled, new pads and a bit of sharpie love.

I adore these headphones and cannot give them any fault.
Nothing needs to be said about the price:performance of these.

If you've never tried them, just buy them.

u/bdcblue · 5 pointsr/headphones

The only way for a headphone to wrap around the neck is for some piece of the headband to be resting behind the back of your ear. If by "studio headphone" you mean an over-ear headphone, then I can't imagine how a piece of the headband could rest behind the back of the ear while having ear cups that surround the ear.

Here is the best sounding, and best priced, headphone with a headband that goes behind the head. It is on-ear, because it's physically impossible to have an over-ear headphone with a band that goes behind the head.

Here's a picture of what they look like with the headband adjusted behind the neck.

I have these and they sound really nice:

u/Reddituser703 · 5 pointsr/oculus

> I was extremely uncomfortable with the headset

fiddle around with the top strap, halo and eye relief button. Once you find the sweet spot' it's really good

> the tracking was great until I got into my favorite games where it was noticeably bad in tense situations and would stutter

Like what does that mean? I don't have that

> I didn't see any different going for 90hz to 80hz


> the sound quality was horrid compared to the CV1. you can't put headphones over the Rift s and even earbuds are bad compared to the CV1's headphones,

Ya, sound quality isn;t the best. I bought $15 Koss KCS75 clip ons. They're the same sounds as CV1. You mod the clip (bend it) and it will stay attached to the halo. But I mean the sound is such a minor gripe compared to something like the better screen clarity.

> The only upgrade I see here is the visual clarity and it's not a huge difference between both

Nah, it's a pretty big difference.

> but I see no point, especially if you are playing fast paced games like shooters

But I play FPS shooters and other fast action games just fine. Maybe there's an issue with your Rift S software installation.

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/Frugal

Here you go.

Koss KSC75

Always rated on the headphone crazy forums as the best value headphones out there. I have one on my ear right now as I type this. Great sound, super cheap price, and should last you a while. Compact for easy storage when traveling and the proper clip on shape that when you go running or whatever they will stay on your ears.

u/jeet404 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

for me as long its a authorized dealer I am fine. Got my Sennheiser RS 160 for $90 through slickdeals almost two years ago from

Bargain hunting especially on Headphones is highly recommended. When they go cheap they go really cheap!

u/BenLeng · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I like these: for working out. They are on-ear, not over-the-ear and have replacable foam pads. You can still hear what's going on around you and the don't get as sweaty. Sound is pretty OK for the price.

u/baddrummer · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

Koss Porta Pros. Best you can find for under 35 dollars. Check out those amazon reviews if you dont believe me.

u/rjmana · 5 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

those JVCs look more sturdy. not sure what the hinges are made of. the HD201s are all plastic. the hinges are plastic too where its most prone to breakage.

edit: maybe consider the porta pros as an option. ive read good things about its durability.

u/breadburger · 5 pointsr/indieheads

Porta Pros baby. They let out a lot of sound, but have amazing balance.

u/DeliciousTea · 5 pointsr/headphones

That's great but we have been giving you recommendations and you have been ignoring them. Everything Xodium recommended would work. Anything from the sidebar links in your price range will work.

Here, I'll even do the work for you:

Fostex T50RP

Shure SRH440

Incipio F38

Koss PortaPro

Grado SR80i


If you're a not a fucking audiophile, then ANY of these headphones will be fine for you. All of them are a better value than Beats/Bose. If you will be using it primarily on the train, pick a closed headphone for noise isolation, like the ATH M50 or Incipio F38.

There, done.

u/NigNagNug · 5 pointsr/headphones

If you don't mind a retro look, I would recommend the Koss PortaPro. They're a little more than $30 on Amazon right now, but sound great. I've had mine for three years, and they've held up under frequent airline and car travel. They have a lifetime warranty, though.

u/hamcake · 5 pointsr/classicalmusic

If you're looking for something really affordable with great sound, check out the Grado SR-60i - read the reviews... for sound, and price, they can't be beat.

For a good alternate set that are really portable, get the Koss Portapros - cheap, great sound, and they have a lifetime warranty. I fold these up and toss them in my backpack every day, and when they break I'll just send them back to Koss for a new set.

u/iamjotun · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Koss Sportapro. That is all.

u/Alpacaman22 · 5 pointsr/oculus
u/EphemeralRain · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

This is a horrible head set. The sound quality is awful, and there's a constant hiss from the USB amplifier. On max bass boost, the bass is muddy and intrudes on the other sound ranges; on minimum bass boost, the sound feels empty and tinny. There's no good middle ground that I found. The soundstage is also horrible, which makes it far from ideal for gaming as you can't really perceive positional audio well.

You will honestly get much better sound quality out of the Koss KSC75 with a Zalman Mic attached, for even a few bucks cheaper.

u/Ekaceseehc · 4 pointsr/giantbomb

I don't remember him talking about headphones, but I love my Koss Portapros. They fold up tightly and fit in my bag, and have excellent audio quality. They also don't mess up my hair as much as other over-ear headphones tend to. Here's a [link] ( $39.99 on Amazon. They also have a lifetime guarantee.

u/plazman30 · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

That is true. I'm old enough to remember making mix tapes and mix CDs for my wife when we were dating.

I've been very nostalgic for a Walkman lately. I used to walk all over the place with my Walkman and headphones on my head when I was a teenager. Heck, to this day, I still throw headphones on whenever I do housework or need to walk anywhere.

I even bought a pair of Koss PortaPro headphones, for that great sounding but still retro look.

u/isonlynegative · 4 pointsr/gadgets

I bought a pair of [JayBird Bluebuds X] ( last summer.

They are the most expensive headphones ive ever bought and i think they are very good. To put this in perspective I thought id list my previous inferior headphones; [Koss porta pro] ( , [AKG k81] ( , [Urbanears plattan] ( , and SEVERAL IF NOT ALL of the Beats by dre headphones that i tried in store.

Why do i think they are good? Well they have a clear crisp sound, i can hear tones in songs that i haven't heard before, and as long as you get a good fit the bass is good too (they come with three different bud sizes and three different [wing thingies] (

The battery life is 8 hrs and that is fine by me as long as you remember to charge them every other day.

I dont know if these are the most "bang for buck" headphones but unless you are a headphone and not an earbud person you probably wont be dissapointed.

u/MachNeu · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

Not buds nor are they small but I love my Sennheiser 555s. I got them for around $90. Great build quality. I've had them for awhile now and no signs of wear or tear.

Koss PortaPro are loved by pretty much everyone for their incredibly low price and great sound quality. They fall under "small cans."

u/SpaissOwl · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

How about for $40? Koss PortaPros. They have a great warranty and last a long time. If something breaks on them, you send them back to be repaired. Usually they just send you a new pair.

u/The_Chaos_Pope · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

Koss Porta-Pros

They're cheap, light and sound better than their $35 price tag suggests.

They're not sound blocking.

Huge circumaural cans (IE Sennhieser HD-280, AKG k270, et al) are great if you're sitting at home, but they're lousy for using on public transit or while walking and they make you a better target for ipod theft than the guy with the white earbuds.

If you really want sound isolation and portability, in ear monitors are a much better route to take than cans, they really are a totally different breed than the ubiquitous earbud.

u/QuipA · 4 pointsr/headphones

For running I can only give you some advice. Don't get overears and don't get a fully isolating headphone. I don't where you run but, not hearing an approaching bicycle, or God forbid a car, can result in accidents. Especially with the sheer amount of bikes where I studied, getting different headphones might be better.

So here is my suggestion: Koss Porta PRO

There also is the Sporta PRO, with a 90° rotatable headband.

They are very good sounding, highly portable earpad cans, that have been around since the 80's. They have an open back build, which means you can hear your surrounding a little bit and especially your breathing.

Also weight is very important when you chose a headphone for running, and the Koss' are a whopping 83gr and additionaly have adjustable clampforce. This means you can actually decide how strong they press against your head.

You may think they look cheap and outdated, but Koss has a lifetime exchange warranty on their headphones and the Porta Pro's are rocking incredible 80's swag.

u/pridetwo · 4 pointsr/headphones

These are big cups, removable/replaceable cable, and decently good sound for the $44 they cost

They are semi open tho so depends on if you don't mind some music leaking out and outside sounds leaking in.

Or you could spend $50 for ZMF oval pads in cowhide that will last forever and you can just slap them on to every headphone you use

u/GReedyGRapefruit · 4 pointsr/boardsofcanada

Any good headphones would work. You can refer to /r/headphones' recommendation page.

Personally I can recommend Superlux HD668b's if you're on budget. Best sounding headphones for the price.

u/Neebat · 4 pointsr/Android

The S-Pen is something that has to be integrated into the phone design from very early in the process. It requires a separate digitizer (actually made by Wacom, which is just legendary for high-quality digitizers) because it uses a more precise method of locating the pen. Samsung also includes hand-writing recognition software and a pressure-aware API which is first rate.

Oh, and I should add that I have my own bluetooth headphones. They work fantastic for making phone calls or blocking out noise and listening to music.

TL;DR: It doesn't surprise me that another manufacturer leaves out the stylus. It disappoints me when Samsung does it.

u/munch_j · 4 pointsr/vainglorygame

So, when I first got the Shield, I was dead-set on streaming to Twitch. When I bought it, I got THIS. They're a pair of Bluetooth Headphones with a Mic Built in. Now, they're not the BEST mic, but they will fix a lot of the issues that you are talking about, since they are far away from your tablet. They also have a separate audio level, so you can turn the volume up and down on them. Now, I don't know how well they'll work with Mobcrush, but they got the job done when I was streaming to Twitch that way.

And, if Mobcrush ever gets a Desktop Setup for their service (so you can use OBS/XSplit), the Shield has a Micro HDMI Port on it. This means you can use a Capture Card with your Shield. I actually use that to stream to Twitch now, which gives me a lot of options.

Either way, good luck on getting your stream working and getting these pesky nuisances taken care of!

u/ScruffyMcScruffkins · 4 pointsr/gadgets

My wife got these for me for Christmas and they are the best headphones I have ever owned. Not noise-cancelling but great isolation and very comfortable. Sound quality is great.

u/phoenystp · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Its not a standalone mic, its a Addon Mic for headphones.

And for headphones i use these with a Modmic they had no inline microphone when i bought them. but you can swap the cable.

u/Warskull · 4 pointsr/gadgets

Get a V-Moda boompro and find a pair of headphones that have a 3.5mm jack and uses detachable cabled. Replace the cable with the boom pro and bam, instant headset.

Some potential headphones:

Phillips SPH9500 - do shop around sometimes you find these cheaper on other sites.

Monoprice Headphones - if you want a cheap entry level before you decide if you want to go further

V-moda crossfades

Skull Candy Aviators

Beyerdynamics Custom One Plus

u/TheresShitInMyBucket · 4 pointsr/oculus
u/4wh457 · 4 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

That board has ALC1150 (which is also properly implemented) so you should be fine without a soundcard as long as you stick to not too hard to drive headphones. If I was in your shoes and looking for affordable headphones mainly for gaming but that also work well for music or any other use case along with a good sounding microphone this is the combo I'd personally get: (because the stock earpads are fairly crappy despite the headphones otherwise being extremely good for the price)

All this would cost 66.97$ and beat any "gaming headset" under 150$. The ONLY gaming headset I'd personally trust/get is the GAME ONE by Sennheiser and even that is slightly overpriced for what you're actually getting in terms of headphone and mic sound quality. Pretty much everything else is either massively overpriced and/or sounds worse than a Koss Porta Pro.

u/SvedishBotski · 4 pointsr/audioengineering

My mastering professor a while back recommended these as a dirt-cheap pair of fairly decent reference headphones:

He said they're surprisingly good for mixing and mastering. Although you should avoid using headphones in general, if you absolutely have to, these will be a good cheap set.

Headphones in general seem to be a bit bass-heavy. That is in order to counteract the headphones lack of bass by design. It has to do with the way sound travels and the size of the speaker itself. Little tiny speakers in headphones cant accurately produce low frequencies. So they include EQ in various ways to trick the ear into hearing bass. Reference headphones exist, but they'll never replace a pair of good monitors in a good room. They can definitely work on a budget setup or when you just can't get access to a set of monitors though.

u/PSILoveYourNotebook · 4 pointsr/Fitness

These have never let me down in 3 years. They were only about $30 when I bought them, but they last almost a month on a charge. Totally worth every dollar. Bluetooth in the gym is a godsend... Just act quick when your music starts cutting out and you've left your phone at your last exercise, its a nice little reminder system

u/iwearcr0wns · 4 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Some people think that "bass boosted", "closed back", "noise isolation/cancellation", "virtual surround", are good things when it comes to headsets for csgo. Honestly had some of the best sound with these cheap things when I was looking for headphones.

Edit: For those in the market, the most important thing to look for are ones with open/semi-open back for a wider soundstage and something with decent sounding treble. Bass is only going to make things harder to hear so avoid anything that's over the top.

u/Lurkily · 4 pointsr/oculus

The equipment pictured are:

The Rift S, and updated Touch Controllers.

Command mini-hooks to mount the touch controllers in grabbing position when not in use.

Saitek X45 HOTAS setup - I found a number of these used available for around $45. They no longer support Windows 10 with their drivers, but these work fine for me with the older drivers. No link because any link to a used set will be sold soon after it's posted.

Selfpro men's sweat wicking headbands. They help reduce sweat and heat in the headset, as well as hold your hair back so it can't grease up your lenses.

Koss KSC75 headphones. Take off the clips and just tuck them under the headband, over your ear. Wind the cord around the halo over your ear, so that at rest they dangle in the right palce. The clips snap-off and snap-on, so prying them off won't damage them.

Three inch googly eyes. Easily the most important part of this kit after the headset itself.

Amazon Basics rechargable batteries.

Universal battery charger with LCD display.

Powerpax storacell AA battery caddy, so I don't have to fuck about with loose batteries. Take batteries from the right, add recharged batteries on the left. If you don't pack it 100% full, the empty space can show you which batteries have the oldest recharge - first in, first out.

Cheap and shitty A-frame computer desk.

Not pictured: Shitty Essentials armless swivel chair

EDIT: There are not any custom grips. The stock straps are hitched to the ring and re-attached.

u/admiralnorman · 4 pointsr/buildapc

> Superlux hd668b

This is a terrible recommendation because they are a gateway drug to owning 3 different pairs of cans for no reason along with a Desktop headphone amp.

Also the Superlux HD 681 are $29 and would also work well. ;-)

u/Trazac · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This is going to sound shitty, but the thing that will get the most out of them is to return them and get headphones that are actually good.

Gaming headsets are almost universally bad. Simulated 7.1 is also not better than just straight up stereo. Even actual 7.1 headphones, which are crazy expensive, aren't better than stereo headphones. These Superlux HD688B headphones are cheaper but way better. You can pair that with a $10 clip-on microphone (one that clips onto the headphones, not you) and you will sound better to other people and have far better headphones.

u/wtfisthisnoise · 3 pointsr/headphones

Try the Koss KSC-75s; they're only $15 and in all honesty, you won't notice sound quality in that noisy of an environment (but they are pretty good for the price). They are clip-ons, so they'll be lightweight (there are mods to attach a headband though). They are open, but sound leak won't be noticeable in a gym. PX-100s are another set that are more lightweight and smaller than either the shure or hd. Your isolation will be bad with anything other than IEMs or buds, though.

u/Meatballsane · 3 pointsr/VRGaming

from what i've gathered the rift s is amazing, and is hard to beat if not impossible to beat for its price, you'd probably want to make some small changes such as getting koss headphones or in-ears or something as a substitute to the horrible audio though

what is "relatively low" to you? because if you think the rift s is a reasonable price i'd say it's what you should go for

only big issue i've heard about the rift s is that the IPD isn't for nearly everyone, make sure it's about 59-67

u/pacotac · 3 pointsr/oculus
u/VagrantAI · 3 pointsr/headphones

Ever tried the KSC75 or KSC75X? As far as I know, they have the same drivers as the PortaPros at a lower price, and without the metal headband.

I wear glasses and I love them. Some don't like how they feel out of the box, but you can easily bend the ear clips to the shape of your ear and they practically disappear, yet the great audio and wide open soundstage remain.

u/FolkSong · 3 pointsr/virtualreality

If you don't want to spend a lot I can recommend the Koss KSC-75. They're well known for having very good audio quality for the price, and the ear-clip style should work well with the S.

u/ZaneWinterborn · 3 pointsr/oculus

What is this psvr clip on? Theres some drivers I would like to use but would love if there was a clip on mount for the psvr headstrap. Kinda like the Mantis but with some Koss headphones.

u/inseinej · 3 pointsr/skiing

My personal opinion is wireless anything is garbage, especially when it comes to audio stuff and batteries\bluetooth add another thing I have to prep each time I go skiing therefore I go wired.

I use these headphones:

Just pull the clips and case off and they fit perfectly inside the helmets headphone holes. Don't let the 11 dollar price point fool you...these are highly regarded in the audio community and sound as good or better than high end 200+ audiophile headphones and will absolutely shit all over any bluetooth wireless headphone solutions sold for helmets.

u/backlumchaam · 3 pointsr/headphones

If I'm understanding you correctly, something like Koss KSC75 sound about right.

Cheap, great sound for the price, repairable/mod-able. Did I mention cheap? Cheap enough to ruin and not care. Definitely not 'tinny' but they do have somewhat muddy bass. Still outstanding for the price. And they provide pretty much no isolation.

A price range in these recommendation threads is always helpful, FYI.

u/SiegeLion1 · 3 pointsr/shittyrainbow6

US Amazon listings are a bit odd for them, but this has new and used ones between $12-15

In the UK I have to import them from the US and they're strangely easier to find.

u/Geoff_Uckersilf · 3 pointsr/headphones

I use koss ksc75's for work outs. They are dirt cheap, 10/10 sq for the price and are great being open they let outside sound in because you need to have your wits about you out in public, especially anywhere near roads.

u/robertmeta · 3 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Koss KSC75s. Among the best sound in your price range. Absolutely the best in the price range that isn't an in ear. The cord isn't particularly strong but it often isn't the point of failure when it gets caught on something, the part that goes around your ear will pop off and can be easily snapped back in.

Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones

u/UncleHuggedMeFunny · 3 pointsr/snowboarding

Any sort of those ear-clip Koss's. If you're crafty you can sew them into the helmet, that's what I did. Super cheap (15 bucks) and super nice, actually great sound quality.

EDIT: Found em. Koss KSC75's.

u/DuhChikun · 3 pointsr/EtikaRedditNetwork

Same headphones, cheaper seller. I bought them before and they actually are pretty dope, enjoy!

u/RoundSparrow · 3 pointsr/SuicideWatch

> I've got this thing about earbuds when in close quarters so that's no good. All I've really tried is showing up and sweating a lot.

I war over-ear headphones like -- they are a little larger to carry in pocket/laptop bag, but they have some advantage. You can hear room noise/people talking with them better - I use them for working city streets to maintain awareness of my surrounding.

With headphones on walking up to and exiting class, people can assume you are in your own world (which you are) and won't assume your social-interaction is due to your own problems - just that you are relaxing between classes like a lot of people do.

It's going to be hard no matter what, so focus on how you can do what you want (get to class, conquer your fears).

u/fat_apollo · 3 pointsr/headphones

You need a headphones with digital connection. I have this one. No hiss.

u/axcobb · 3 pointsr/C25K

First of all, congrats on getting your butt off the couch! :)

The headphone thing is a problem for a lot of people but if you have a little bit of money to spend I can recommend 2 good options to fix this.

  1. Headphones that 'clip' onto your ear like these:
    I own a pair of these and they're not bad, but if you're sensitive about frequency balance you might need to EQ them some to get a clear sound.

  2. Bluetooth headphones:
    I just ran with a pair of these and it was fine. They're very lightweight but if you are sweating buckets at this point it might be best to not do these. They are sweat resistant but you can't go pouring water on your head or anything with these on.

    I'd also look at getting an armband for your phone so you're not holding it. I also recommend using Runkeeper to program your runs and track your progress. But do NOT go to the week 2 workouts if you are still struggling with week 1. It's ok to repeat weeks if you can't complete them. Personally I struggled with weeks 5-7 and repeated all of them at least once but I finally made it. Hang in there! Keep us updated on your progress!
u/the_lost_carrot · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I took this advice and haven't looked back. With your budget I would look at these

then get a zalman mike for a few extra bucks. The

u/ozzyofpi · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Superlux HD668B - These are amazing for the price.

Zalman Mic - pretty decent for basic voice chat. Although if you're streaming or making videos, you'd want something better. It clips onto your headphone cable and uses your computers mic jack.

u/Tree-eeeze · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I got these on a deal for like $20 and at that price point figured what the hell, worth a shot

They last forever between chargings and I never have issues with range or signal quality. For the price I paid I couldn't be happier, considering most bluetooth headphones are at least triple the price. They're not gonna win any fashion accessory awards but get the job done.

u/taybme · 3 pointsr/GoodValue

I have my Kinivo BTH220 everyday for at least two years...

I jog, work in the yard, take them backpacking. For less than $30, they are certainly worth the price.

u/RoosterBoy912 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I've got the Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones, they work great for me as I don't like in ear headphones. They snugly fit over the ear, I've worn them in the gym and running for 3 hours at a time and they were comfortable the whole time and I've never felt like they were going to fall off. No problems with Bluetooth connectivity either.

The only thing is they are bulky as they stick out a bit from the ears and the Bluetooth blinking light is annoyingly bright if you're using them in a dark space.

I also got GOgroove BlueSense TRM Wireless A2DP Bluetooth Transmitter for machines at the gym that don't have Bluetooth, that way I can watch TV on the elliptical.

u/hollaballa · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I love my bluetooth headphones. You can get much sleeker ones for more but I have never had a quality issue with these. They never come off your ears, you don't have to bother with wires, and the battery charge holds ridiculously long. I charge them about once a month and workout 5x a week.

You can spend an extra $50 and get something prettier, but your best bet is still to go with bluetooth headphones for the most convenience.

u/MrBubbleCounter · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone - Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling (Black)

Worth every penny. Had a pair stolen out of my car. Purchased new pair within 48 hours. Love them.

u/CoSh · 3 pointsr/Weakpots

Kinivo BTH240s are super cheap, bluetooth headphones, decent sound quality, battery lasts forever, great fucking gym headphones. Cheap enough that you can drop a barbell on them and not care very much. No cords to worry about. I love mine. I usually wouldn't shill stuff but they're a great fucking deal.

u/BigHairyWaffle · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

I use the Kinivo BTH 240's

In all honesty they are the best $25 ive spent. Comfortable, bluetooth, and sound quality isnt bad. Good for cardio and any exercise.

u/IamtheCarl · 3 pointsr/running

Love these:

Boyfriend bought the 220s first before the 240s were available. I loved them so much he got me the 240s for myself so we each have a pair. Battery lasts a long time, and sound quality is good. I would say neither of us are audiophiles, but these work great for audiobooks or music on planes or outdoor running.

u/u_evan · 3 pointsr/oculus

You should check out the [Sony MDRXB950BT/B] ( Really good reviews, long Bluetooth life and has a 3.5" jack for direct listing without using the battery.

u/seezed · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals


The white icon on the left is were I tap my phone, the phone needs to be unlocked and the Headphone doens't need to be on and I just tap my phone and the phone boots up and in sync.

u/orijinal · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I see. Personally, I picked up these during Black Friday for use at the gym. Though, they were on sale for $99.99 when I got them.

They're pretty nice since they're Bluetooth and don't have to worry about cables. They're also really comfortable. They are a bit big, but no one really stares at other people at the gym anyway. If you like exaggerated bass, these are pretty nice, though you can turn off the exaggerated bass as well. I like them a lot, but I mostly listen to EDM with the exaggerated bass on.

I've tried listening to other genres of music with it with the exaggerated bass turned off and while the sound quality I feel is still pretty good, it is still a bit of a letdown compared to how great these sound when you listen to EDM.

I actually bought them at my local Best Buy. They had a demo of these headphones up so if there's a Best Buy near you, it may be worth checking out.

u/BestBagelNA · 3 pointsr/headphones

These Sony, bluetooth headphones are on sale right now!

u/thefewproudemotional · 3 pointsr/EDM

My [wireless Skullcandy Crushers] ( give out unreal bass which you can adjust through a bass-slider, while the treble and mids are good enough. As far as I know, these are the best sound quality WIRELESS headphones with an emphasis on bass at it's price on the market, primarily beating out the Sony XB950B1 extra bass with overall sound and build quality, and with the extra option of a slider on the Crushers.

It's around 150 bucks so I'm not sure if it's within your price range. I know skullcandy gets alot of shit, and there are definitely better choices out there in terms of better overall sound quality, but the slider and the wireless capabilities at this price were enough to sell me on these.

edit: I notice the Sony's are around 100 bucks now on Amazon, instead of 150 like when I last checked the price. If the extra 50 bucks is an issue, these are also perfectly adequate alternatives.

u/OverExclamated · 3 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Fidelio X2HR is an easy choice for an all-rounder that'll run well from his soundcard. And if he hasn't used an open-back before, it'll be a treat.

For a closed-back, I'd suggest the Beyer Dynamic C1Pro.

u/colinaut · 3 pointsr/Menieres

Being deaf in one ear really makes locating the direction of sounds hard so I'm always spinning in circles when someone calls my name. Also while I can make my phone ding when I've lost it it takes forever for me as I need to wander the room forever to see where it is coming from. A hearing aid works some for this but I don't always wear it.

p.s. I got Beyerdynamic Custom One headphones as they are wide enough that they fit over most hearing aids.


u/Jawntily · 3 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Get the custom one pro plus from beyerdynamic. It is just like the 770 pro 80 ohm but it comes with interchangeable cables and also changeable stylish faceplates for the earcups. They also have bass sliders. I dont know why people dont talk about these more.

beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus Headphones with Accessory Kit and Remote Microphone Cable, Black

u/rockafinger · 3 pointsr/FragReddit

Die von Sony habe ich auch. Knatschen mittlerweile ziemlich. Gerade wenn man sie beim gehen auf hat nervt das. Kann ich deswegen nicht so weiterempfehlen.

Ich habe mir vor ca. einem Jahr noch die Custom One Pro von Beyerdynamic geholt. Das beste was ich bisher hatte.

Custom One Pro bei Amazon

Allerdings sind das Over-Ear und wenn du die 16,50€ Dinger als "keine kompletten Billigdinger" bezeichnest, wohl außerhalb deines Preisrahmens.

Wenn du aber etwas basslastigere Kopfhörer von einem deutschen Qualitätshersteller mit super Service und sehr langer Ersatzteilgarantie willst, kann ich dir die empfehlen.

u/chad25005 · 3 pointsr/headphones

yeah, that sucks. I have had the worst luck with gaming headsets. I don't think I've ever had a pair last longer than a year. Most of the time the headband would snap or some other cheapo plastic bit would break. I finally grabbed a set of Custom One Pro's and LOVE them. I use mine on PS4 and PC. I assume they'd work just as well for Xbone and 360.
Link if you want it.

u/psychekey · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

This might be a little bit of a weird suggestion, but I was gifted a super cool pair of bluetooth headphones for my tank maintenance (freshwater)... and now I use them every time I maintenance the tank, and during the times I'm alone and I just want to stare at it. I felt like it was one of the most creative gifts I'd ever received on the subject, because they're applicable to so many other things too. Here, they are super cheap on amazon, and everyone in my family has a pair now:
Edit: word

u/Than3 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

not expensive but these:

had mine for about a year, very robust survived me dropping a plate on them and only need charging about once a month and they are cheap.

u/yeeiser · 3 pointsr/audible

If audio quality is not your concer, I would go for these. If you are willing to go wired then I absolutely recommend the Tin Audio T3's or T2's, they block out just as good, if not better, than the active noise cancelling of Bose QC35's

u/cloudbreaker81 · 3 pointsr/Vive

Anyone who hasn't experienced 3D audio before just put on a set of semi decent standard headphones and load up virtual barber shop or the interrogation chamber on YouTube and have a listen. Every headphone is capable of doing it. Just make sure they are good quality and will be fine for VR. Don't need special £200 headphones for it.

On the DK2, I'm using these.

They cost £20 and sound incredibly good, even over Bluetooth but can use a cable as well. The few demos that has 3d or positional audio have sounded pretty awesome even in these cheap headphones. Specially on the Technolust room demo.

Seriously guys don't overpay for headphones and watch out for the incoming flow of VR ready and 3D this and that headphones that are going to flood the market.

u/joe_noone · 3 pointsr/audioengineering

Depending on your laptop you might have crappy audio to begin with, so it doesn't matter much. If you want good audio look into a decent DAC and a good pair of headphones.

There are some good DACs out there for under $100, and for headphones for under $100 there are Grado Labs (I love these), Audio Techica, Senheiser, Koss (people still love the PortaPro for under $40), and many others.

For good cheap earbuds there's no shortage from China. AudioBudget is a great review site of these. They review ones under $50.

u/Cybyss · 3 pointsr/oculus

The Koss PortaPro headphones are what's rumored to have been on the CV1. They mention this on the Rift-S Review on Adam Savage's Tested.

The PortaPro fits pretty well underneath the Rift-S for me. That is, put the headphones on first, then the HMD. Then maybe tuck the headphone cable into your shirt so your arm doesn't get snagged on it.

If you want to avoid this extra step though, you can take the PortaPro speakers off of the headband and use 3D printed mounting brackets (the link to get these is in the description for the Tested video) to attach them to the Rift-S just like on the CV1.

u/pseud_o_nym · 3 pointsr/gadgets
u/mowgli-kun · 3 pointsr/headphones

Hmm. If you were in the NY area, you could stop by the Head-Fi meet next Saturday.

Looks like you just missed a recent Head-Fi meet in Ohio. Keep an eye out for meets near you.

Other than that, I would say try out good cheap headphones (and IEMs), and if you end up enjoying any of their qualities, there are always logical upgrades.

For example:
1.) If you purchase the Koss PortaPro and enjoy the warm tilt and thick bass, the HD 650, LCD-2 and ZMF Omni are logical upgrades.

2.) If the RE-400's or Carbo Tenore's neutrality floats your boat, give the HD 600 (smoother with less sub-bass) and HE-400i (brighter with more sub-bass) a spin.

Learning to read measurements is a great help as well. Lots of great stuff available for cheap (especially with IEMs), if you look around. =)

If you really do grow to love this hobby, you can make a habit out of buying and selling headphones, amps and dacs used to keep things fresh. /r/AVexchange and Head-Fi's classified section are reputable places to do this, although I have no experience with them.

u/Decipher · 3 pointsr/gadgets

> He's a kid rep for the company and knows very little, and shows so by not actually understanding the process of audio development.

Kid rep? He's Palmer fucking Luckey. The founder.

If you can judge headphones by their appearance, then why are these Koss consistently raved about as some of the best headphones ever? So much so they haven't needed to change a thing since 1984? The drivers on them look a lot like the ones on Crescent bay, no?

u/jun2san · 3 pointsr/ToolBand

Okay. A lot of really good recommendations here, but if you really want the best headphones under $50, you need to get these:

Koss Porta Pro On Ear Headphones with Case, Black / Silver

Now hear me out. These are definitely the ugliest headphones out there, but it’s because they’ve been tried and true since ‘84 and Koss hasn’t redesigned them since. But they’re hands down the best quality sounding headphones under $50. Don’t believe me? Just read the reviews.

I have a pair and Fear Inoculum sounds great on them. I do have a higher end pair of sennheisers that sound way better, but I paid hundreds of dollars for those. If you’re on a budget, get these. Who cares how they look. Sit at home alone, close the door, put these on and enjoy.

By the way, I’ve used G35s and the Koss’ sound better.

u/redditorfor16days · 3 pointsr/Guitar

you can get Koss PortaPro's for $35, they're hi-fi and come with a lifetime warranty (smash with hammer, send in with $6 S&H, get new headphones).

EDIT: some sound leakage, but it depends on how loudly you're going to be playing, tbh.

u/EasilyImpressedGuy · 3 pointsr/Music

Koss Porta Pro Stereo Headphones

Incredible bass considering how cheap they are. Very comfortable, and you can also fold them to fit into your pocket.

u/TheTwilightPrince · 3 pointsr/Music

If you're a real cheap-ass, check these out for $33. The sound quality is fantastic, and you do get good bass. The reason they're so cheap is because the build quality is pretty low, and they look like something out of a bad 80's movie.

u/Relemsis · 3 pointsr/Music

I bought the SR-80i's (same headphones, slightly better quality), and the sound was unbeatable. Simply superb. I had to return them, however, because they hurt my ears really bad. I mean excruciating after half an hour. Just be aware that these aren't for some heads.

I still love my Koss Portapros ($33).

u/Arhye · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Koss PortaPro

Over 2,000 reviews on Amazon at 4.4 stars. I own two pairs of these, one for work and one for the gym. They got that old school cool but they sound absolutely amazing for their price point. Outperforming headphones at much higher prices.

u/KyleRob07 · 3 pointsr/headphones

Take a look at Koss PortaPro.

u/DomSchu · 3 pointsr/videos

That's what you get for buying signature headphones. I've been using these for years. They are hands down the best headphones for the price. They do look a bit dorky but the sound quality and price are worth it.

Also they are comfortable af

u/contrivance · 3 pointsr/audiophile

at the sub-$50 price point, you're looking for the Koss PortaPro

u/HerpDerpenberg · 3 pointsr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Not the guy you're asking, but you don't need to go apeshit and buy some $150-$200 headset. But two things help better audio quality... better set of headphones and a dedicated sound card or at least an on board that has a build in headphone amplifier.

Also, I would buy a separate desktop microphone + headphones. A lot of times it's tough finding a good headphone with a good sounding microphone. Furthermore, there are issues with headsets where you get a lot of popping, lip smacking, etc since it's close to your mouth or it can catch your breathing and be annoying for people you're playing with. When you separate the two, you get the best of both worlds with a good microphone and a good set of headphones that you can also use to listen to music in public without looking like an idiot wearing a headset.

I'm using this sound card with Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone. Although, the Sony headphones are really high in price right now for some reason, you can get them for $70-80 if you look around. The reason I went with the Sony headphones, they're studio quality professional monitors. I bought these at a suggestion of a Tested review with Patrick Norton about headphones. Basically, he said that so many people who care about accurate audio representation (that's the key, no over Bass, etc) use these headphones as reference. Before, I was using Koss PortaPro Headphones which are still probably the best headphones under $100 by a long shot. My only problem is that they were open and not closed ear, so you get ambient audio mixed in and harder to isolate sounds. If you have a noisy environment around you, look for a closed headphones. They also have a short cable, so you'll need a headphone cable extension if you want to use these on a PC. The Sony have something like an 8 foot cable.

u/doinurmop · 3 pointsr/oculus

Bionik Mantis, designed for PSVR works fine with Oculus S.

Personally I bought some Porta Pros (headphones reportedly used by the CV1)

Took the speakers off since they're on a clip, and have paid a service to 3d print this mount for me

Closest to the CV1 audio and style one can get.

u/someguynamedjohn13 · 3 pointsr/trashy
u/HAREPHY · 3 pointsr/running

Koss Porta Pro

Worn through all kinds of pissing rain with no issues at all. No issues with them staying put, either.

u/Paul-Kersey · 3 pointsr/headphones
u/dataupload · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Yeah I'll be fine, I guess... Down-votes happen.

I don't disagree with the other points. My only point of contention is the claim that the sound-quality is "great".

It may have been an overall "great" pair of headphones from their perspective, just as console gamers believe 30FPS and sub-720p to be "great". The headset just has objectively bad sound quality, with the worst distortion they've ever tested!

It's not even like you have to pay that much for headphones with above average sound quality and a modmic, so why not? With the X12s, all you're paying for is the brand, so how exactly is it better than say buying a pair of Dr. Dre Beats?

I guess the hive-mind of /r/buildapc has decided that personal, subjective, anecdotal evidence has won out today though... It might also have something to do with post-purchase rationalization.

u/MrSurly · 3 pointsr/gadgets
u/pieftw · 3 pointsr/Bass

There's a big change when you start to play bass, you start to listen to it in songs in a different way, and it gets easier as you play for longer.
I'd say most of it has to do with those crappy speakers though, I doubt you can hear much of any bass in those things.
I recommend koss portapros
Good headphones are a great investment if you're into music, and doubly so if you're a musician.

u/Zynismus · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

On-ear is also an option. Koss Porta Pro is cheap and has a lifelong guarantee, and then you could just stick an AntLion ModMic on it. Both run you just about under 100$.

Btw, a Blue Yeti is decent and also usually doesn't cost 100$.

I also wear glasses, and decent headphones aren't going to be uncomfortable, they just cost more. It's an investment, but if you want something cheaper and portable I think the Koss are very decent.


Koss Porta Pro:

Some other recommendations:

SoundMagic E10:

These will actually sound amazing depending on the hardware you run them on. The better the source, the better they sound. They can sound as good, if not better, than In-Ears that cost double as much! They're rather neutral.

Yeti Blue Snowball:

(Actually only 50$ right now)

u/sea_change · 3 pointsr/headphones

I use my Koss Portapros for exactly this. Zero isolation, cheap, decent sound quality for the price, super comfortable. Got them for £20.

u/jfiveeight · 3 pointsr/Velo

I use these:

The pad above the drivers can be adjusted to lift the on ear driver off your ear which is really nice. I wear a headband so the pad sits very securely on that just above my ears. They are overall pretty great headphones for the price.

u/FrozenBananaMan · 3 pointsr/virtualreality

Sorry! Should have specified

u/ColossalKiwi · 3 pointsr/headphones

I completely agree, and was considering bringing this up myself. $20 for a $5 Monk+ with a braided cable isn't as good a value as the KSC-75 at $15. They're both cheap, portable solutions with low isolation. They cater to the same needs.

The Monk+ is great at $5, but if you're going to be spending $15+ then the KSC-75 is definitely better for the money. People love collecting those Monks, though, which is understandable.

Edit: The KSC-75 is currently $10 on Amazon, which makes them even more of a great value for the money.

u/Niflhe · 3 pointsr/giantbomb

To piggyback off this, I use a pair of Koss KSC75's in my office and they are some of the most comfortable over-ear headphones I've ever used. They're also incredibly cheap.

u/Ditchmag · 3 pointsr/oculus

I ordered this 3d printed mount from Jorg the elder and am using portapros, but you could also use the KSC75 (I have both and the sound is nearly the same). It's supposed to be the same drivers that the og rift used.

This works and sounds GREAT! You can adjust the headphones to just hover on your ears, offset, or press on them. I ordered them in black so they look pretty good too. Ask me anything if you have questions.

$20 -

$15 - Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones

$17 - (black version)

u/moeburn · 3 pointsr/DIY

> AD8620

That was always the one I settled on. Wasn't too much of a difference with the other ones, but the AD8620 was definitely barely noticably better, especially with good headphones.

Can I recommend the Koss KSC-75?

They're written about on pretty much every audiophile website there is, because they are $200 sound for $20 price. I've bought 4 pairs. They're also high(er) impedance at 32 ohms, which makes them too quiet at max volume on a mobile phone on a train, which makes them perfect for a C-Moy!

u/OrientalTeaBag · 3 pointsr/headphones

The Koss KSC75s are easily the best in that price range

u/The_D-virus · 3 pointsr/headphones

Check out the Koss ksc75. They’re not behind the ear, but hook on to them.

u/tankintheair315 · 3 pointsr/Music

Koss KSC75, they stay on great, good sounding and cheap as shit. As a fellow student I can only recommend them.

u/buttsquirts · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

if $60 is too much for your headphone budget, get the KSC75 + headband for less than $25. Just as good IMHO, with the KSC75 being more fun/bassy, portable, and doesn't leak sound as much.

u/WillMase · 3 pointsr/DotA2

You thought about getting some good headphones and a separate mic? You can get a decent speedlink clip on mic (google speedlink spes) for £5 in the UK which isn't much more in Euros then just get a decent pair of headphones on top. You know companies charge extra just for putting the word 'gaming' in the name of the headset.

Pros of separates:

Can wear headphones outside without looking like a goon

Probably better quality


Not 'all in one'

Just a suggestion.

I'm a bit of an audiophile and sound nerd and for your budget these headphones are meant to sound as good as headphones that cost a lot more:

GL with what ever you decide to do!

EDIT: If you can push your budget more these headphones are meant to be exceptional at their price point too

u/EMoneySC2 · 3 pointsr/Bass

I highly recommend these Superlux headphones. Fantastic at their price point.

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones by Superlux

u/OverdoseDelusion · 3 pointsr/gaming

No, no it isn't.

I picked up a Innogear Cardioid and a seperate pair of Superlux HD668Bs for a hell of a lot cheaper, and with amazing audio quality, both Mic and Headset.

I even bought Velour pads for the headset for extra comfort, and STILL cheaper, and i have no Static Interference and i can hear an enemy fart from 3 floors up with pinpoint precision.

Stop thinking you need to pay stupid prices for lower quality, you are paying for the word "gaming".

u/tgujay · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Shipping kills it but these are pretty much the best headphones you'll get for $30.

On Amazon here for pretty much the shipped price without having to wait for MassDrop.

If someone has them and wants to sell they could probably be had for $30 or less here.

u/1311854 · 3 pointsr/Bass

I live in an apartment... I don't think I would be able to practice without headphones.

I plug these into a DI and they sound pretty good..

If you are looking for headphone advice, check out r/headphones; It is a great sub with a lot of good advice on buying headphones.

u/NagyAudio · 3 pointsr/buildapc

To add onto this: SHP 9500s are amazing for their price. They easily compete with $100-$150 headphones. I'd say they are well worth going over budget by $5 for.

The cable on them is removable and just a standard 3.5mm cable. HUGE plus here, mainly because the cable they come with is not great, but also because it allows the use of a VModa Boom Pro. So they would basically be a gaming headset with that attachment down the road.

If you can't splurge the extra money, opt for a Superlux HD668B for around $40.

u/Daktush · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

>Why go AMD? I ask because I could still go either way

Better all rounder. Support underdog (better for industry if you care). Socket is new meaning you will have easier time upgrading. Longer lifespan because significantly better multithreading.

>Adaptive sync?

Freesync/Gsync. They match refresh rate of monitor to graphic card output Hz. Makes big difference in smoothness and screen tearing - Gsync (Nvdia version) has a pretty significant premium. You are locked to one of the two depending on your graphics card manufacturer (AMD=Freesync, Nvdia=Gsync)

>PSU is one of the last things I want to upgrade.

You mean you want the one you buy to last you a long time? I tell you, you are most probably overpaying for capacity you will not use with that build but if you have an upgrade path in mind sure

>I can't really afford a SSD with the price of the GPU right now:(

Dig under a couch and get a 128gb SSD. Throw fans out, downgrade PSU, MOBO, throw paste out even downgrade CPU if you have to (yours would pair better with 1070 anyway). SSD is the best upgrade you can make to your comp and it is cheap as fuck

>What external optical would you suggest?

Cheapest, likely use it once or twice then it will sit gathering dust somewhere. But in any case it's good to have one (well, not a computer case)

>Why the g502?

Most recommended gaming mouse, absolutely brilliant. Only complaints I have ever heard are that it is a little too big and a little too heavy even without its adjustable weights on. Mice guide from logicalincrements

>Those Logitech are 40$

Suit yourself. These ones I got for 15 bucks on sale and I bet they sound better

Edit: Just made a comment for someone just ascended with websites you might find useful

u/rootbeerfetish · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Hi! I'm by no means an expert on the subject but I did learn a few things while pursuing a quality audio experience and its kind of turned into a new hobby.

Simulating surround sound was something I wanted to achieve as well when shopping for headphones a while back. Something I learned is that the headphones themselves can't really do this. The right kind of headphones (and sometimes software) can help this effect but you can't magically turn 2 channels (I.E. right and left) into 4 or more to get multi-directional sound. In gamery types of headphones, the marketing makes all kinds of claims that its the total fault of the headphones but it's simply not true.

The only real way to get a simulated surround effect in your headphones is if the source had this in mind from the get go. And after that good quality headphones can help a bit further. This can be easily demonstrated with this video. Plug in ANY pair of headphones in your house and for added effect? Close your eyes. Seriously even 3 dollar earbuds from the dollar store will work. And what you'll notice is a full high-quality multi-directional, surround sound experience from just youtube and whatever headphones you happened to try. Neat! But how?

Games and movies ect need to have an audio engineer design the sound with this concept in mind known as binaural. In games, this is usually the "headphone" mode in options settings. Or it'll just be on by default. There are times where a game simply won't have it and no amount of software can change that going into your headphones. Software can't magically know that the bullet was supposed to be behind you instead of in front of you.

What does this mean? That you can get virtual/simulated surround sound from pretty much any pair of headphones? Yes! Learning this concept to me was the beginning of something new. I started looking at simple high-quality headphones that could help make the effect even more dramatic.

I learned about open vs closed back headphones. Closed back headphones make you feel like the sound is sort of coming from inside your own head. This is fine especially if you want to block out other sounds from your room or house ect. Open back headphones let sound in your headphones from the outside, allowing for a more natural 3D effect in most cases. I did a lot of research on open back headphones. I ended up getting the AD900x's. I know this might be expensive-ish but there's a good option for optimal sound on a budget.

I got this combo deal for my fiance. You'll get an open back experience to help further the 3d effect you're after and ontop of that these headphones sound fucking GREAT for the money. Seriously makes me mad that I was buying gaming headphones for all these years leading up to what I learned. Check it out.

  • Headphones
  • Replacement earpads. (optional) The stock ones made me and my fiance's ear sweat like crazy. Not comfortable.
  • Microphone.

    Now, this is just a suggestion. Just use whatever you thought sounded better when it came to your logitech's or Beats after making sure headphone mode was on in the game you're playing. Hopefully, I've given you enough to do your own research on the subject. But. For the money? I found this combo to be amazing for gaming and surround sound. Just make sure you always turn on "headphone mode" in games and you'll get the 3D experience you're after. Learn more at


    TLDR; Some audio nerd info. I'd personally just use whatever you thought sounded better when it came to your logitech's or Beats after making sure headphone mode was on in the game you're playing. Seeing as the surround sound effect is mostly due to the source. If you ever want to try and make the 3D effect more dramatic I linked a suggestion on a budget.

u/Fleshgod · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/TyroKith · 3 pointsr/SSBM

I second using open or semi-open headphones. Originally I had these for reasons unrelated to Melee / gaming but I use these Superlux HD 668B headphones I got a couple years ago. At $50 they won't break the bank, and I've read that for the sound quality you're getting for the money they're quite nice.

Edit: I dunno anything about them but maybe the $40 semi-open Superlux HD 681 might be even better?

u/wilb0b · 3 pointsr/letsplay

I agree with having better headphones than cheapo-depot brand types. My old pair that I used to use which I would still recommend are the SuperLux HD668b. They might be a little steep but they're are actually close representations of a $300 pair of Beyerdynamic headphones. They have a close to flat response so that means they don't have any boosted audio in the lows, mids, or highs which makes monitoring audio way easier. Plus they're actually great for FPS games due to the open sound stage so you can hear directional audio much better. Music won't sound that great to an average listener but these are giving you a much closer and accurate sound of what the producer was hearing when engineering the audio.

u/VanillaWaferX · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Well I have a pair of these and they sound very good. Open back so good for gaming. But they also sound very good for movies/shows. I also have a pair of their cheaper pair. I would suggest the hd668bs if your budget is including the mic. (watch MD for them though as I got my 668b's for the same price as the 681's). Also if you decide to go with either of those. Get the AKG 240 comfort pads trust me. Enough of my biased suggestions. These are also decent, I have used a pair of these for gaming and they sound pretty good IMO. They would also be good for media.

There is other good headphones out there within your budget, but i won't recommend anything I haven't personally used. Read through what others suggest as well.

u/karmapopsicle · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

Two ways to go. I will actually give you a decent headset recommendation just in case that's the way he wants to go.


Skullcandy SLYR in fact. Now of course the brand has done a good deal to gain a reputation of flashy products with low quality, but they absolutely upped their game with this one. Great sound quality, and a solid mic.

Headphones and mic.

For the mic, definitely a Blue Microphones Snowball. The Ice version is relatively inexpensive, and awesome for picking up voice for VOIP/games.

For headphones, there's a mountain of options available. Some good options however:

u/__REV__ · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I highly recommend against "gaming" headsets. They are usually overpriced for the components they use. I went with the route of using a set of semi-open back headphones and clip on mic for a bit. I've since upgraded to a NEWER condenser microphone. Either way:

Cheap but very good quality heaphones

super cheap but decent mic

Also I recommend these earpads. They lessen the low end a bit and make the headphones x100 more comfortable.

edit: just realized that's the "recommended combo" on amazon lmao. Either way its ~52 USD and a great deal. Compare the quality of this setup and its right up there with 100 dollar "gaming" headphones. Also semi-open and open headphones are great for FPS games because of the open soundscape.

u/singe8 · 3 pointsr/headphones

Budget : $200 - $300, but I'm flexible. I might go up to $400 if I think it'll be worth it. The less money I have to spend, the better, but I understand that quality comes at a price.

Source : Phone and PC

Requirements for Isolation : I'll mostly be using them at home. I'd take suggestions either way.

Preferred Type of Headphone : Full sized or on-ear.

Preferred tonal balance : Warm sounding, like you'd hear in a small, cozy room with soft carpeting and couches, as opposed to a spacious wood room.

Past headphones : Superlux HD668B: Pros: Nice highs for piano and synthesizers. Cons: Instantly uncomfortable. Clamp my ears. Ears get hot quickly. Mids and lows are underwhelming. Highs overpower all else. Not warm sounding in the slightest.

Past headphones : Apple Earpods: Pros: Balanced sound. Durable. Presentable in public. iPhone controls. Cons: Uncomfortable for extended use. Not very high quality overall. Sound is a bit muffled.

Preferred Music : A variety of genres, but primarily rock. Three of my most played songs that I feel represent my tastes in music best are This River is Wild, The Boxer, and The Reeling.

Some headphones I'm considering are the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, Sony MDR1R, PSB M4U 1, Bowers & Wilkins P5, and Beats Studio 2.0 as a last resort.

u/nathris · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Absolutely. If you must get a gaming headset then go with a Razer Carcharias, but you'd be better off keeping your mic and better headphones, eg

u/tplink3r1 · 3 pointsr/WindowsMR

The SuperLux HD668B are not gaming headphones, but the audio is superior to what most high-end gaming headsets have and they are also very light, comfortable, and cheap. I think they should fit well on the WMR headsets, but i'm not completely sure and i can't test it on the Odyssey since it has headphones attached to it.

u/Will0saurus · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Honestly I'd stay away from 'gaming headsets' in general, they're typically overpriced just because they have a crappy mic built in. I have these headphones at the moment + a clip on mic and it's great for gaming, only a couple of quid more than the turtle beach ones.

u/Balcrim · 3 pointsr/Vive

I wanted some big-ish decent quality sounding headphones that had a short cord. II also wanted the headphones to stick well to my head, so no falling off while I'm jumping around like an idiot. What I ordered was these VERY inexpensive Superlux headphones. (Has great reviews for the cost. Don't really wanna use a gaming headset for this either.)

So there's that, along with a one foot extension cable

The idea of this was brought up by someone on the Vive Discord server. Forgot who it was, but kudos to him. Getting my package in this Friday.

u/bunnysoup · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yall sure are lookin' mighty fine today. Must be nice to be that good lookin' with zero effort...

Gift one, I would love these headphones. I am sick and tired of getting tangled in wires while running, and with this new fangled technology no longer does one have to suffer with antiquated cords. Science!

and for gift two.... C'mon...gimme these lovely legal pads to make work more bright and shiny. Or gift card. Or maybe a hug. It's been a hell of a week.

Thank you again for your unending generosity.

u/Dog1259 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I recommend not buying a headset at all. Most headsets are just terrible in either the sound or microphone department. Its easier to just use a decent pair of headphones, like such, then attach a modmic, or something similar.

u/AlyxFreeman · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Ah poor guy. Those Turtle Beaches were my first headset. Thought they were good till I got these and realized how awful the sound quality was.

u/CapCharlisimo · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

If you're looking for good headphones for $40, go for these. They're around $50 now, but I got them at $30 so they're bound to go down again. Plus, if you need a mic, just get a cheap clip-on. Sound quality will be much better with headphones + clip-on mic.

u/ship__ · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

These and these have active noise cancelling

However most closed back over ear headphones tend to have pretty good passive noise cancellation, so here are some.
1 2 3 4 5 6

I wouldn't recommend the Bluedio headphones if you have biggish ears, all the others look fine.

u/swiftlysauce · 2 pointsr/buildapc

avoid gaming headset, buy a good pair of headphones and a seperate microphone, you'll get much better sound quality for the price, especially in the headphones department.

For $70, I would recommend the Samson SR850 headphones with these Velvet earpads because the stock earpads are pretty bad, but the headphones sound GREAT for the price. Build quality is average.

For a mic, the Zalman ZM Mic1 is a common mic. It sounds great and it easily attaches to your headphones cable (those Samson) have a pretty thick cable so it won't fall off).


Superlux HD 668b Identical sounding to the Samsons, but are designed differently, sometimes are cheaper, those earpads are still recommended)

Superlux HD 681 or 681 EVO They basically sound like the 668b/SR850, but just a little worse overall, but you won't beat them for $30. The earpads are still recommended.

u/IBitePrettyHard · 2 pointsr/Rockband

A home theater system is good for parties or casual players, but you'd be able to hear the songs more clearly if you went with headphones IMHO. Get an HDMI audio extractor (about $30) and a Behringer MicroAmp ($25) and the appropriate cables and you're good to go. I'd recommend open-ear headphones like THIS.

And here's a cheaper alternative.

If you're in a noisy environment though, closed headphones might be better.

u/Eso · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

In the market for a new headset, let's say $120 maximum.

I've been looking at maybe getting Superlux HD668B headphones and an Antlion Modmic, but does anyone have any other suggestions, either for a gaming headset or separate headphones and mic?

I'm currently using a Chinese gaming headset I got off aliexpress and the audio quality is serviceable but the mic is way too quiet.

I'd prefer a headset style microphone rather than a desk mic, because I often game in the same room as my wife watching TV or my son playing and I don't want to pick up room noise.

u/finalremix · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I'm a bit late, but 3 pairs.

KOSS PortaPro On Ear Headphones with Case, Black / Silver

Alternatively, Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones

Same thing as portapro buttons ear clips instead of a headband

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Plantronics 202180-01 RIG Surround PC Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound-Enabled USB Amp, Black

All sound great. The RIG audio thing plugs into USB, allows a phone or mp3 player to mix into your audio, and has a standard headphone jack coming out of it, if you don't like the headset that comes with it.

u/crankykong · 2 pointsr/atheism

Budget tip:

In germany, you actually get them for 30,-€, and they are awesome.

u/LBriar · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

Superlux 668Bs. Replace the pads with velour as it completely ups the comfort level and ability to wear them long term (the stock pleather pads are a sweaty nightmare). Sound quality and response is great for what they cost. I'd call them a sweet spot for value until you get up into the $2-300 range. They're not going to stand up to Senn 800s (or 650s for that matter), but at the price point I wholeheartedly recommend them.

u/SnoopySnoopSnoop · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hello, I decided to buy my first real headphones, and Superlux 668B looks like a good choice (link).

Some questions:

  • Are they worth it for this price? (29.99€)

  • I heard they can be used with V-MODA BoomPro and similar mics, but they will be dangling because the cable sticks out (which I love). Is this a problem?

  • Stock pads suck, would like something that doesn't make my head pulsate after some time. Has to be from german Amazon (there's an option to switch to english language) and eligible for dispatch to Lithuania.

  • Will I need an amp or anything like that? I'm planning to plug headphones to the back of my pc.

    Thanks to anyone who bothered to read this!
u/plus_c · 2 pointsr/headphones

I believe he meant the Superlux 668b

u/TheLifelessOne · 2 pointsr/iphone

If you're not willing to pay a ton of money for headphone, then I would recommend the same pair I own: The Superlux HD688B.

They aren't the absolute best headphones, but they're pretty damned good, and ranked #10 on head-fi.

u/Ranelpia · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'm looking at getting a new headset with a mic for gaming and online communication.

  • Budget: About $100 CAD. I can go a little higher, but I'd prefer to stay relatively budget-minded.
  • Source: They'll most commonly plug into either my PS4 controller, or my computer. I've heard some of the more powerful headsets need additional power or something? But they're probably outside of my budget anyway. I don't know if those would work out of a PS4 controller, either.
  • Requirements for Isolation: I'll be using it at home, so there's not a big need for isolation, although sometimes I use it at night, and don't want to wake the family.
  • Preferred Type of Headphone: I guess the best ones for gaming would be full-sized or something? I don't have much experience with headphones, just the occasional IEM and my current headset, which is:
  • Past headphones: Microsoft LX-3000. It's not the greatest thing in the world, but it was $30, and that was really all I cared about. It creaks/rubs whenever I turn my head, move my jaw, or otherwise make any motion, which transfer directly into my ears. It's a plasticky, irritating sound, but I don't know if that's just a characteristic of headsets in general, or just the cheap ones.
  • Preferred tonal balance: Not an audiophile, so I'm gonna go with balanced? I probably wouldn't notice the difference.

    I went to the purchase assistant, and looked at the options there. I was thinking of a SHP9500 with the V-Moda boom, but I'm hearing both praise and criticisms at the 9500. Also, I was only able to find them for $130, which is a little more than the ~$60 USD the assistant had. The alternatives I'm looking at are the Superlux 668B ($57), 681 (about the same price), or the 681-EVO ($72). However, I don't know if there's compatibility between the V-Moda and any of these, I've never used a mic that didn't come attached to the headset before. If I look for an all-in-one package, maybe a HyperX Cloud ($104)? I'm just going by the recommendations in the Assistant page here, I've got no idea what I'm doing, I just want the best value for my dollar, and a headset that doesn't creak.

u/thirdmeasurement · 2 pointsr/Djent

I don't really like IEMs, but if you're looking for some cans, I really like the Superlux HD668B - they're pretty precise and neutral, which are important for metal IMO:

The Koss PortaPros are pretty okay for the price if a little bass heavy. Build quality has gotten worse over the years but they do have a lifetime warranty:

I like Audio Technica's stuff for metal as well, but definitely a little more pricey. Nolly has mixed some of the Periphery stuff as well as AAL's Joy of Motion on ATH-50's, which is my main pair of headphones atm.

u/AreYouOKAni · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux 668b for gaming. Their soundstage is ridiculous and they are $40 on Amazon right now.

They would do for proper music as well, but allow me to recommend you save up a little and buy Sennheiser Urbanite On-ears for your commute. Those are truly glorious for rock, electronic and hiphop. No idea about nature sounds, though, not really into them)

And yes, iOS version works on Android, except for the mic and the remote. Get Android version if you need those.

u/a4mula · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Best bang for the buck cans out there imo. With that being said, they're not wireless and they're not foldable so toting them is cumbersome but it's what I use.

u/motionglitch · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Since you already have a mic, why not go for a headphones with a far more better quality? Your ears will thank you, trust me.

Few examples:
TASCAM TH02-B Closed-Back Stylish Headphone
Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Or splurge a bit more and go for an Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

More info on why gaming headset sucks in this post here at PCMR a few months back

u/ExtReM_Lapin · 2 pointsr/france

Quand je parles de matos de pro (vêtements). J'entend les manteaux d’expédition/chasse/militaire.

Après c'est sûr que avec du matos militaire tu peux te taper l'affiche mais quand tu commence à utiliser par exemple un sac militaire, t'en change jamais, car aucun sac civil ne les vaut, que ça soit niveau fonctionnalité ou qualité.
TAD, par exemple ont commencé à faire des vêtements plus sobre que leur 1eres séries, car ils se sont aperçu que leur matos était aussi acheté par des civils.

Pareil pour les sèches-lignes/machines à laver, tu prend du matos industriel/fait pour les laveries, ton matos tombera jamais en panne, mais là ça vas te coûter plus cher.

Idem pour les casque audios, prend pas un truc nomade, prend toi un casque de studio à 50€ qui fait le même taf qu'un nomade à 250€, ca va juste pomper la batterie de ton portable/mp3 plus vite mais tu vas économiser 200€.

Toujours pareil pour les chaussures, je suis passés de converses, puis à des Doc Martens et ensuite à des rangers d'intervention (Les Spider 8 de Magnum), et rien ne les vaut, à ma connaissance pour ce prix.

Les Docs c'est bien pour marcher, pour courir, c'est autre-chose, et en été j'en parles pas.

TL;DR : Prend pas du matos qui est beau, prend du matos qui fait son taf, même s'il est moche.

u/TeamWorkOPleaseNerf · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For a monitor a 1440p 144 hz one shall pair great with your card , this samsung has great colors and is highly regarded. Just remember high settings on games are good enough.

These headphones are great for the price

They offer a clear, wide soundstage while not having bass. Not recommended it you are into bass tho, also they might be uncomfortable for some people but thats hard to tell. With a bit more budget get the legendary sennheiser 559b. Remember all of these can be made "surround" with software solutions.

u/ronaldgoddamnreagan · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux HD 668b

They are very bright headphones with a lot of treble, decent bass, and decent mids. They are semi-open but not completely open (small vents on the earcup). A poor mans beyerdynamic.

The stock earpads suck and are uncomfortable as ever, but you can buy these velvet pads that will fit and are a great upgrade from the stock pads, even improving the sound.

u/DreDawgg · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I love these. They are very neutral and accurate about the sound. If you are a bassfreak and need fucktons of bass these are not the headphones for you. I bought these because they have very accurate sound and they are very comfortable. I wear glasses and lots of headphones pin the arms of my glasses to the sides of my head making it very painful. I can wear these for 12+ hours at a time and forget I'm wearing them.

u/Delectrixz · 2 pointsr/Vive

Yeah i use these which must be a generation behind: Superlux HD668B Headphones same principle with the jack and no need for extra cable which is fantastic and the sound quality is great too!

u/RealMattorious · 2 pointsr/Vive

Not designed for the Vive per se, but the Superlux HD668B headphones are a perfect fit. The cord is designed to be replacable, so there's a short 3.5mm male connecter right on the end of the headset that fits perfectly into the Vive's female jack. It's made my Vive experience so much better.

u/audiosampling · 2 pointsr/MyNoise

I see... There is kind of small sub that will be able to play frequencies down to the orange slider, maybe (slightly) the red, on calibrated noises. It is not bad.

In the $100-150 range, I am not sure you will be able to achieve a significant improvement in quality. However, for the same amount of money, you can get fantastic headphones! Listening myNoise through nice headphones, is a totally different experience, believe me. If you haven't yet... you will hear things that you never heard before. If you are a myNoise fan, you will need headphones at some point ;-)

You don't need to invest much, to have nice sounding headphones... My favorite among the cheapest ones available are the HD668b for USD 35...

u/Millillion · 2 pointsr/buildapc
u/Big-Angry-Duck · 2 pointsr/SiegeAcademy

Depends what you want from sound. For 20-30 I would go for:

Superlux HD668bs -

Incredible value sounding very similar to Beyerdynamic DT 990s (£120ish), these headphones have a very large soundstage (good for shooters to gauge distance), great detail. Downsides are the plastic feels a bit weak, but it's no worse than what you would find on a gaming headset.

I've used these frequently over two years and highly attest to their quality. Open back so sound leaks out (preferred).

£30 on Amazon -

EDIT - I was gonna suggest the Takstar Pro 80s (the headphone Hyper X Cloud II is based off) as they used to be around £25. However, they seem to be completely unavailable. If you can find them, they're a solid choice. They are closed back, but preferred if you game in a very loud environment.

u/iBananus · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

Nothing beats Superlux HD668B

u/StoneColdSteeliness · 2 pointsr/Vive

I just got the Superlux HD668B headphones and they are working great. I don't notice them when I have the headset on and they plug directly into the female headset aux cord. The aux cable coming from the headphones is about an inch and is a male end (you can see it in the picture on the link). They don't break the bank, don't have to deal with the aux cord, and feel comfortable on long play sessions.

u/octopi-soup · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

Hi there! I know you mentioned you had a standing mic, so a microphone isn't a must for you, but I've had my Hyper X Clouds for about 6 months and I've really, really enjoyed them.

The mic is detachable so if you don't need it, you don't have to use it. The sounds are very distinguishable, (footsteps, both light and heavy) and I can definitely hear the direction they're coming from. Another plus is that they are indeed very comfortable and light like advertised. I wear glasses, and they don't press into my ears like other headsets.

From a less 'gamer headset' standpoint, I would recommend Bose. Either something like this or this (since you said you'd like to spend $100 or less)

I've had a pair (the one in the first link) of Bose headphones for about 5 years and they've been wonderful. They're comfy, and have good sound. I used them to game with in between the time my Turtle Beaches broke and I was pleased with them.

I hope this helps some! Please feel free to ask me any questions :)

u/AfricanWildDerp · 2 pointsr/headphones

When I picked them up, I hadn't realized they would be celebrity endorsed until a little digging when I got home. Do you have any recommendations? Over-ear is my preferred style, but if the set sounds and holds nice enough, I am considering alternatives.

These are the two I was eyeballing:

Sennheiser HD25-1 II

Beyerdynamic DT-1350-80

u/Pedro747 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Take a look at the Beyer DT 1350 too. They have really good reviews.
Edit: Sorry, didn't notice you were looking for full sized headphones.

u/yumyumcabanossi · 2 pointsr/headphones

Considering your music tastes and budget, you'd probably be better off with a pair of open full-sized phones for home and a pair of iems for the road/travelling.

For the full-sized pair, the Audio Technica AD700 are great for the price. These are great for gaming and music.The highs and mids are great for the price and they have a really large soundstage(i.e. great positional audio). The bass does not go as deep as some other headphones(i.e. not as much rumble) but the clarity and quickness makes up for that. Also, the music genres you listed aren't heavy on bass. These are full-sized, fully open headphones, meaning a more airy, natural sound but you won't get any isolation. They are also pretty big and not convenient for travel.

For travel IEMs, something like the Vsonic VC02, GR02 or GR06 are good performers for the price. IEMs in my opinion are far more convenient to travel with and will isolate better than portables. They're more fragile than regular headphones though, so make sure to lightly coil them and store them in a pouch when you're not using them. Never knot them as you see in some youtube tutorials.

That's my preference anyway. If you're set on a closed set, the Brainwavz HM5 or their jaycar clone(pretty much exactly the same thing without the brand name) are great value. The Audio Technica are fine if you can get them under $100 but they are quite bass heavy and lack clarity in my opinion. If you want to go a step up, the Beyerdynamic DT1350 usually sells for around $200 is well worth the price.

u/ErgoNonSim · 2 pointsr/Romania

Pt gaming ma gandesc ca ai avea nevoie de ceva aparte la casti care sa iti ofere oarece avantaj cand te joci gen noise cancelling, surround etc... Recomandarea mea ar fi sa strangi bani sa iti iei ceva de calitatea si iti recomand asta ca o persoana care a trecut prin 15 perechi de casti sub £100 . Eu ma joc mult in timpul liber si ma gandeam sa imi iau ceva 5.1 sau 7.1 DAR am de la Razer o aplicatie care imi converteste sunetul in surround , si sunt oarecum satisfacut de asta, dar mai mare pret pun pe un stereo de la Bose sau AKG. Parerea mea...

Din cate stiu Amazon UK livreaza si in romania si din ce-am vazut prin comentarii astea s-ar potrivi la bugetul tau :

AKG K452 High-Performance On-Ear Headphones with In-line Microphone - White


Creative HS800 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset with Detachable Noise-cancelling Microphone

AKG 452

Corsair CA-9011125-EU Vengeance 2100 USB Wireless Dolby 7.1 Comfortable Gaming Headset - Gunmetal Grey

HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset

4+ stele si sub £50

Edit :

  • n-am gasit pana acum o pereche de casti de la Creative de care sa fiu multumit, si nici de Noise Isolation ca o alternativa la Noise Cancelling. Fac reclama ca izoleaza un procent mare de sunetul ambient, care e adevarat dar e o diferenta ca de la cer la pamant intre a avea o pereche de casti ce iti acopera TOATA urechea pentru a izola si seria QuietComfort de la Bose (sau tehnologii similare)
u/splat101 · 2 pointsr/headphones
u/Fresitak · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Haha I have the same problem. I use this just because I don't need to put then inside my ears.

Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone - Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling

u/PairOfMonocles2 · 2 pointsr/apple

Honestly it depends on how much you sweat. I swear a lot an broke 3 pairs of Motorola s9's and a pair of Motorola s305's I less than 30 days each s10s are too small for my melon and pop out everytime I look up).

The toughest ones I've ever used so far are these:

Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone - Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling

A few different companies sell the same thing. First pair last almost 3 years and I've had the second for a year now. They're a bit bulky which is why I keep trying others.

One of the big things that kills me with bluetooth headsets is that they lose signal depending on body position (I keep my phone in my pocket not on my arm) but I've noticed that the jaybird bluebuds X specifically claims to fix this and work no matter which side of your body your phone is one. They're the next set on my wish list but I keep coming back to the bth220s got now because they keep working.

u/riricide · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I've been using Kinivo headphones for a few years and I like them. I got them specifically for working out and also because they were fairly cheap, but was pleasantly surprised with the quality and durability. They stay on just fine and have good reception within range.

u/linuxpng · 2 pointsr/running

I never can get earbuds to not feel like they are falling out when running. I use these:

I sweat alot, and have never had one fail. It also has buttons on the unit that make it easy to control volume and forward/back on music.

u/ThaddeusRock · 2 pointsr/vita

These are dirt cheap and I use them daily:

Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone - Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling

Works with my Vita, sound quality is pretty good, and I've got an enormous head and these fit well.

u/snake1118 · 2 pointsr/lgv20

The age of headphones really doesn't matter. For Example the Kossa PortaPro are some damn good headphones and have been in production since 1984.

Again the impedance isn't a big factor. Plug in your 202s and see how they are, chances are they should be satisfactory because they are good headphones. If you don't find it appealing, see what kind of soundstage would you rather have, like more bass or treble, maybe wider soundstage or natural etc then you can lookup headphones based on each category to narrow it down.

u/barbietattoo · 2 pointsr/3DS

thought these were cheaper, but you can't go wrong.

u/moozilla · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

> What product comes with the quality but doesn't come with the price tag?

These are awesome. They sound better than a lot of $100-200 headphones. (Definitely better than Beats fro example.)

Check out some of the lists on head-fi, there's lots of great recommendations:

u/tehpuppet · 2 pointsr/dubstep

I have the Sennheiser PX 100-II which are nice, cheap and have almost too much emphasis on the bass end.

I would recommend (in order of price) the Koss PortaPro, Grado SR 60 or Sennheiser HD 25-1 II

Also check

u/zowki · 2 pointsr/audiophile

If you want closed headphones go for the Sennheiser HD202. If you want open headphones then get the Koss PortaPro. Open headphones have no isolation and a lot of sound leakage but generally have better sound quality compared to closed headphones.

u/georgeguy101 · 2 pointsr/technology
u/wburns19023 · 2 pointsr/ReviewThis

I do all my running with koss porta-pros
These have been around since the 80's and are still some of the highest reviewed headphones around. For the price they can't be beat. And for running they're extremely lightweight and the fit is adjustable. There is a foam pad that rests on your head just above the ear and you can adjust how much pressure is on the pad versus on your ear. Result; super light headphones that don't bounce around and sound pretty damn good for around 30 bucks

u/maltawind · 2 pointsr/headphones

After doing some digging, I've found it incredibly hard finding on-ear/over-ear headphones that meet all of these criteria:

  1. in that price range;
  2. with a short cable;
  3. that are sold in the UK.

    The JVC HA-S160 might be interesting.

    After that you're getting > £15. The Koss Porta Pro will run you £30+, same with the Sennheiser PX 100-II.

    Haven't listened to any of the 3 so can't attest to their sound quality.

    Anyways, that's really all I could find after googling "headphones" + "short/shorter cables/cords" and trying to find those models on "" and other sites. Probably easier to find earbuds with short cables or maybe try bluetooth headphones, but not sure if you'd be interested in those.
u/Gwohl · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you're looking for portable headphones that sound great, you won't do much better than the very reasonably-priced Koss Portapro headphones.

You can get better-sounding headphones towards the $250 maximum budget, but they will be far less portable. If portable is your key purchasing point, then the Portapros will be your best bet. For portable over-ear cans, they are plenty comfortable, too.

u/Severance462 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Koss Portapro...they look kinda goofy but theyre very bassy and theyre right around $30

u/Miniappolis · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

Dessolation of Archie

Koss PortaPros


iPad Mini

Don't be put off by the headphone price, the sound quality is better than my sisters $130 Sennheiser headphones. Bigger frequency range.

I don't recommend the iPad Mini though. Screen flexes and half a gig of ram.

u/Z1NX · 2 pointsr/grime

my Koss Portapros are perfect for my big grime library - cheap too at £30 -

The Koss KSC75's are also sick but lost my pair :(

u/Craios125 · 2 pointsr/gamingsuggestions

There will probably be a lot of different answers, but I just can't recommend Steelseries Syberia V2 enough.

There are several reason why I love them - they have great surround sonud, fantastic sound quality for music, a good microphone...

But most importantly - they feel like heaven on your head. I have never in my life found a more comfortable headset than Syberia V2.

That band on the top... Dude, I have no fucking clue why more companies don't use them. I kid you not - go to a store that has them, and as to try them on. They feel soooo comfortable. They sit perfectly on your head. It doesn't press too hard anywhere. You don't get tired of wearing them. They stay comfortable for years. They look fantastic, if I may say so myself.

I just can't sing enough praises. A fantastic headset. And better than any other headset with just a plain softened plastic band, like the Razer and Logitech stuff.

Seriously, just try them on. You'll instantly understand what I'm talking about.

Razer also make good headsets. In fact, they also make great computers, laptops and other peripherals. But they are overpriced. Razer is the Apple of the gaming scene - no doubt about it. You'll be getting a good product, but you'll pay 30% of the price for the little logo on the side.

Logitech bring good stuff, but they aren't exactly long lasting and they aren't very comfortable all the time.

I suggest staying away from Roccat stuff. It looks really pretty, but the ergonomics and especially the durability sucks shit. I once bought a mouse from them (Roccat Kova) - broke down a month later. Not a good experience at all.

Finally... As a complete sidenote, and not exactly fits your requirement, but if you care for great, clear sound, good quality and a fantastic company (which includes a lifetime guarantee) - I just can't stop talking abotu Koss PortaPro. They are in the cheap category of headphones, but the sound quality is just unparalleled. They are comfortable. They have great sound. Great and crystal clear highs, nice and rumbly lows (VERY surprising for an open-ear headphone). And I tried gaming with them. I switched to them as my main driver. I kid you not. The games just sound so crystal when in them, because they are actually open-ear. This really lets the sounds of some louder games get on another level.

Might not be the best choice if you're playing competitive CSGO, though.

u/barecasm · 2 pointsr/oculus

These were recommended in the other post and they're $33. Suppose to fit well with the S.

u/morphite65 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I just bought two pairs of Koss PortaPro's, one for me and one for me bro. At $35 each, it was the best money I've spent in a loooong time.

u/FiredFox · 2 pointsr/RedditJams

Give the Koss PortaPro a look - They've been around forever and are the best sounding $35 pair of headphones anywhere and are very light and comfortable.

u/HappyAirplane · 2 pointsr/headphones

Koss PortaPro. Can't speak for the headphones, but after reading many of the reviews they seem quite good. Or the Sennheiser PX 100 II, which many reviews compare the two headphones. Judging from the two headphones, I would go with the Sennheiser just because they seem more durable. Hope I helped a little.

u/EcahUruecah · 2 pointsr/Vive

There are tons of posts about headphones in this subreddit, so I've tried to take into account all the most important features discussed to find the perfect pair. /r/Vive seems to suggest that headphones, particularly if you would ever like to demo the Vive, should have these qualities:

  • Lightweight
  • Open-backed
  • Comfortable
  • Secure on your head, even with wild movement
  • Fit people with glasses
  • Good quality audio
  • Short cable for easy management
  • Not get icky

    I've found that PortaPros do all of that, and have avoided drawbacks with choosing either earbuds or larger headphones. Plus, they are extremely easy to recable. I have some paracord shipping my way and I will be posting instructions on how to get it done. If anyone else is interested but can't recable, I might be able to put together one for you once I affirm that the plug I'm using doesn't get in the way of anything.

    EDIT: shoutout to /u/Nippy_Kangaroo, who also has mentioned this pair.
u/HighEscape · 2 pointsr/oculusnsfw

Legendary super lightweight

Koss Porta Pro for my VR Headsets Sony PSVR, Oculus Go, Smartphone and Ipads.

They have a blast of Bass and Treble even not using any Amplifyer.

Beware of Pirated Fake Copies at ebay or resellers.
Often copied ;)

u/JunkDestroyer · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

If you want earbuds, I recommend the Edifier P185

or the koss portapro

These things are really good in my opinion but don't block out too much sound if any. The KZ ZST

is really good as well with good sound isolation, but might be a little too sharp in the sss sounds. Theses are some subjective recommendations, but I hope it helps. You could find some of these cheaper on aliexpress or on ebay if you don't mind loose packaging.

u/JorgTheElder · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

The current working version is:

KossPortaPro_Quest_Clip_JorgTake2 v3.stl

That is all the objects in a single file.

I bought these headphones because they don't have a mic to worry about.

u/ClemFandang0 · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

I recommend some headphones, especially when you are into Beat Saber. I use the Koss Porta Pro, which are lightweight, bass heavy and foldable:

u/freakingwilly · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

A lot of this depends on your budget. Wanting to step up from 25€ still doesn't tell us how much you are willing to spend. All dollar amounts listed below are in USD:

Sub $20 - Tascam TH02. $18. Similar to the HD201 from Sennheiser, but easier to find and much cheaper.

Additionally, the Monoprice HiFi Studio Headphones are another excellent choice around $25.

$30 to $50 range - Koss Porta Pro. $33. I've always heard great things about these headphones, plus they have a sweet look.

$70ish range - Philips SHP9500S. These are closer to $75, but are extremely comfortable and have amazing sound for the price.

Most of these headphones won't require an external amp/DAC, but it won't hurt to have one either.

u/Cyda_ · 2 pointsr/oculus

For anyone else who likes the Rift audio and would like to use those headphones with the Rift S or Quest, but doesn't want to remove them from the Rift, these headphones here are the exact same drivers used on the CV1:

u/GloverAB · 2 pointsr/brandnew

One hell of a response!!

Your setup sounds scrappy but awesome! Reaper is super cool. You should check out Splice for a great database of cheap/free/indie/not-Waves plugins. Rough Rider has become one of my favorites. If you ever want a second perspective on mixing I'd love to try my hand on some of your tracks.

Also, if you find yourself in the market for new headphones, these were recommended to me by a producer/mixer that I've always looked up to. I couldn't believe it, because they've never been part of the recording conversations I've had/read online, but they're inexpensive and work amazingly well (provided you don't need the over-ear bit).

Anyways, great job on the album. I'm excited to dig back into it again tomorrow.

u/mr_mellow_man · 2 pointsr/indieheads

The Koss Portapro is a super cheap, basic headphone with solid sound. $49 of the $50 retail price goes into the drivers, and they're my go-to commuting/around campus phones.

u/SlyCooky · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you can go up to $40 I highly recommend the Koss PortaPro. Comes with a lifetime warranty and they sound incredible for the price.

u/fall0ut · 2 pointsr/Harley

you should use a sena. sure you don't need the bells and whistles, but you will need a volume control. the volume needed in town is different than the volume you need on the freeway. a sena kit will give you a dial for volume control.

but if you just want speakers i would get a set of koss portapro headhphones. take the speakers off the ugly headband and use some 3m double sided take to secure them in your helmet. i have seen a lot of people splice these headphone speakers into their sena's because they are a little better quality than the ones provided by sena. in your case a drawback to the portapro is you'll have a wire coming out of your helmet going to your phone/mp3 player in your pocket.

forget earbuds. even if you can get them to stay in when you put on your helmet, after 30 minutes of riding your ears will hurt from the earbuds pressing on them.

with all that said, just get a sena. eventually you're going to need gps directions from your phone and listen to music. your phone bluetooth will play music and lower the music volume to give route directions then resume the music volume.

u/pauseflash · 2 pointsr/headphones

Sounds like PORTAPROS! are the solution.
That's a good price for them as well.

Much bass, much light and comfortable, much cheap. What's not to love.

u/king_of_the_ayleids · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Sorry, that was a bit pretentious. Razor doesn't make the greatest headsets. For the price of those you could get Koss Portapros and a lapel mic. Which is considered much more useful (because you can go outside with them) and much better for music and gaming. The portapros often go down to $25, though they're not there right now.

u/nathanielbuck · 2 pointsr/Music

Koss PortaPro headphones are awesome. They have excellent sound quality, especially for their price.

[](Cnet review)

u/sk9592 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

This pair of Monoprice Headphones are actually quite good for the price:

They are available on Prime also, but more expensive.

The Koss Porta Pro are kinda an all time classic for great affordable headphones, but be aware that they are open backs. They offer no external sound isolation:

u/InfiniteZr0 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

If you don't care what they look like, get the Koss Portapros
They have good sound for the price and have a lifetime warranty

u/SaulMalone_Geologist · 2 pointsr/Vive

Another vote for Koss Porta Pros. They're widely considered to be some of the best headphones you can get without dropping something like $200+

Even better, they're a perfect fit if you modify them to be directly velcro'd to your HMD:

u/thinktankted · 2 pointsr/pinkfloyd

Mortplayer plays flac files and it's free. Try trader's little helper, it manages flac->wav flac->mp3 wav->mp4 wav->flac etc etc. Also, don't screw around, get these headphones

u/ferrarisnowday · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Koss PortaPros. They cost $35, are guaranteed for life, and have been virtually unaltered since 1984.

I always thought that audiophiles were full of shit until I listened to music on these things. It was like the first time I got prescription glasses, but for my ears.

u/JimmyDaBaked · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Over-ear style: Koss Porta
I had a pair of these suckers for almost 2 years before I accidentally drove with them hanging out my car door. Rest in pieces. I liked them because I was able to hear my surroundings, as well as the music, so it seemed like I had movie soundtrack playing in my day-to-day life. They also stuck to my head like glue and were comfy for me.

In-ear isolation: Shure SE215-K
Not the exact pair I had in high school but similar price range. If you use the foam inserts or the triple flange inserts, ya ain't gonna hear much. Decent sound reproduction, maybe a little weak on the low end. Overall I loved these headphones, they could take a beating. The foam inserts do tend to suck up sweat, but I never had issues with them slipping out out on me. They lasted me about 6 years until I misplaced them, they're around somewhere though. I'll probably try to find them today. I think they also survived a trip through the wash.

I can't comment on Jay Birds. I don't know what a Jay Bird is. Sorry if the formatting is messed up, my phone can get fucked.

u/SafteyHazard · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Koss ProtaPro

Not earbuds, but they still collapse to a pretty small size. Definitely one of the most durable headphones on the market. Get them for $50 here:

u/The_R4ke · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

The only logical solution is for the wealthiest redditors to donate mid to high-end headphones to everybody. Once you get a taste of that mainline 3.5mm action on a decent pair of headphones there's no going back. Hell, they could probably just give them a pair of Koss Portapro's.

u/entrock · 2 pointsr/headphones

i have had 3 pairs since i was a child and for the price nothing has ever been able to touch them

u/palehorse864 · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

Aww. Listen when you get to some speakers, though there are better ELO songs out there.

If you ever need to purchase a good pair of portable headphones, get these. Sometimes they go on sale. They have some really excellent sound quality.

u/noeatnosleep · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Lifetime warranty. $40. Extremely durable, and according to people who care about audio quality, fantastic audio quality for the price.

Also reported to be comfortable once you get the fit right.


u/Prygon · 2 pointsr/AVexchange

Sure you don't want the sportapros instead? The portapros tear your hair out by design, and it looks like the sportapros aren't much better

u/bonafidebob · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

A standard upgrade I do now is replace the speakers from helmet comm units with ones from some inexpensive Koss headphones.

These speakers are particularly loud and thin, making them ideal to fit in the helmet. A little soldering is all that's required.

I always wear earplugs, and with these speakers there's no problem using the comm system or listening to music with the earplugs in. Speakers + earplugs > earbuds. 1) earplugs get gross pretty fast, I buy my hearos in bulk, and 2) earbuds aren't legal, at least in California, but earplugs are. [I know it doesn't make any sense, but that's the law!]

u/SanjiWatsuki · 2 pointsr/headphones

Oof. Headsets. Alright, here'd be my super budget plan: Get these Koss headphones. They have the same drivers as the KSC75 -- a phenomenal headphone for its price.

Second, we need a mic for the headset part of the equation. This picture sums up pretty well the cheapest option that we have. I don't know from experience, but it looks like we can stick that onto the Koss logo on the headphones.

u/MrEleventy · 2 pointsr/headphones

KSC-75 or

Get the KSC-75s unless you can't stand the clip on, then try the KTX Pros.

u/ijjimilan · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Just wanted say that I owned the Porta Pro but the uncomfortable factor made me ditch them (lasted 2 years before I cut the cord accidentally).

For the replacement I went for the KTX, which in my opinion are slightly better in terms of audio quality and loudness PLUS they feel amazing to wear. Around the same price

Not hating on the Porta Pros but if I had to buy one of the two, I'd get the KTX any day.

edit: link

u/Reacher-Said-Nothing · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Koss KSC75!!!

Best goddamn budget headphones on the planet, in terms of sound. Every audiophile site on the planet will tell you they sound like $200 Grados or Sennheisers. And according to the audio output tests, they actually do outperform them.

Only downside is I hope you sure do like their weird design. And the fact that the wires are just being held onto the earphones by solder and nothing more and it WILL rip off if you try to shove them in a backpack.

u/Rhiordan · 2 pointsr/oculus

I don't have any problems with my Rift S except the normal stuff. It tracks perfectly. I'm in beta and have only 2 controllers showing in the devices. The white flashes don't bother me. They occur about every hour or so but I played 10 hrs of Skyrim VR last weekend and it didn't bother me. Also bought some Koss headphones that slip over my ears and they work great

u/joonjoon · 2 pointsr/running
u/SagePictures · 2 pointsr/oculus

For a little preview, pick up these:

You'll need a sound card if you're using mobo audio jacks (Oculus doesn't seem to be going cheap on the DAC like that). Here's a basic bread n butter:

u/Youjimbo · 2 pointsr/headphones

Morning everyone. I'm a bit indecisive right now. At the moment, I have the Sony MDR-V150s that are slowly going kaputt (cord issues). I don't need a new pair per se, but noticed Amazon had some headphones for a pretty decent price. Right now, I'm looking at Seinnheisser HD218 (Used) or the Sony MDRZX100 (Used/Refurbished). I'm open to other suggestions though.

Budget: $20ish. Really don't want to go over, but I can

Source: Either my desktop or phone (HTC EVO Shift, not sure if that matters)

Isolation: Indifferent. I suppose some would be nice. I use them while on bike rides, so I like being able to hear a little of what's going on around me, but I'm observant so it's not a big deal.

Preferred type: On ear, though I'm not opposed to the clips like these

Past headphones: My only "real" pair of headphones are the ones I have now, which are the Sony MDR-V150. From what I can tell, they deliver a solid sound. Comfortable cushions and not much of a hassle. Cord can be too long at times. But I'd rather that than too short.

Preferred music: I listen to a lot of different things. But mostly electronic (trance, electro house, Psybient, etc), rock (math-rock, prog, post hardcore, etc) and recently a lot more hip hop (Not really bass heavy, doesn't matter too much).

So yeah, wondering if those two I'm considering are worth it, if it's a good idea to buy used or refurbished or if you have any suggestions for something better around that price range. Thanks in advance.

u/picmandan · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

If you don't need a mic, don't mind the look, and are ok with on-the-ear with a clip, the Koss KSC-75 is wonderful for around $15.

u/ShearMe · 2 pointsr/headphones
u/Barksie · 2 pointsr/oculus

There are different accessories I have bought and has made my experience better.

Cable management:

Audio upgrade:

- Cheap (For just exploring around and watching videos) -

- Expensive (Mainly for playing games and having a mic instead of the built in mic since it's buggy on the headset) -


Controller grips:

These arrive today so I can't say if they are good or bad yet but I've only heard good -

I've had these for awhile and they work great (if you have larger hands, these are perfect) -


Headset power:

I've heard people have had tracking issues due to insufficient power from their usb ports, my RTX 2080 has a dedicated USB-Type C that I use to power my headset and haven't had any tracking issues -


Rechargeable batteries for the controllers:

I've heard other people recommend different batteries but these have worked well for me -

u/Xalic · 2 pointsr/oculus

Koss KSC75 headphones work great. They are only $15 and you can even get some 3d printed clips to get a rift cv1 like audio solution.

u/sportsziggy · 2 pointsr/videos

I'm wearing these right now.

u/Alkali-A · 2 pointsr/battlestations

I'm found ya a couple options for ya.

Planar Magnetic Headphones aka "special driver headphones"

Monoprice M1060s Perfectly fine stock, maybe a change of earpads if you're looking for something a little "more"

Modhouse Argon Mk3s These are specially modded headphones that give you an option for choice of headband material and earpad material (sheep leather is soft man)

Dynamic Open Headphones aka, "normal headphones"

AKG K712 Pros Very accurate, lots of soundstage, plenty of bass You may have to get a used pair as prices are on the rise

Philips X2/27 Almost the same as the 712s, a little more narrow of a soundstage and "possibly" less accurate Debatably less comf (comparatively speaking) Again, you'll need to get them used but they're cheaper used than 712s

Audio Technica ATH AD series Very accurate, good soundstage, amazing treble, but definitely bass light. It's an entire series of headphones and each model up adds a slight bump in quality overall, used or otherwise

Dynamic Closed Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Plenty of soundstage, treble is there, and BASS

AKG K553 Pros Accurate, excellent mids, lacks soundstage but remarkably good build

Shure SRH840 Hesitant to put this on the list as this is basically how to perform studio monitoring Super Neutral, accurate as it gets almost, not a huge player in the soundstage game. You'll need new earpads for particularly long sessions of use

And finally the Koss KSC75s get a pair, no exceptions. They are not a replacement for ANY of the other options on this list as they're closer to earbuds than headphones, but the amount of sound quality you get for their 15 dollar price point you should already own a pair

A few of these may be hard to drive on their own and may need a headphone amp or dac/amp combo to run properly and if you're not at ease with that right now there are always options.

Edit: removed accidental affiliate links that snuck in

u/givemeyournews · 2 pointsr/headphones

Have you looked at the Koss KSC75? Sure they cost almost nothing, and look and feel pretty cheap, but they sound good. Surprisingly good.

u/10000_vegetables · 2 pointsr/virtualreality

When you get your unit make sure you know how to adjust the eye relief (it's in the manual). Apparently some people never realized they could get better FOV and clarity until a lot later. For software, OpenVR Advanced Settings and Oculus Tray Tool are handy things to have. VrCover is almost done developing their Rift S cover (i've been waiting so long for it), so keep your eyes peeled for that or sign up to get an email about it when they're done. Also you should get OpenComposite for those times when you want to run a SteamVR game that isn't working or has bad performance.

There's a big chance you won't like the built-in audio. If you do end up liking it, awesome, but if you don't, it's easy to upgrade it. If you don't want to spend much, you can't go wrong with Koss KSC75 headphones ($15). Plug em into the side of the headset and you're good to go, but you can take out the built in speakers and have them hang down using this mod or this mod (personally I did the latter). If you're willing to spend more, the PSVR Mantis headphones ($41.91) seems nice and easy to install and use.

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u/warkrismagic · 2 pointsr/oculus

Not quite the same, but the headphones on the CV1(and what people are using for Rift S audio mods) are OEM Koss KSC75s. You could probably pick a pair of these up and figure out how to attach them if you're handy.

u/thechilipepper0 · 2 pointsr/runningmusic

So they fixed the comfort issue? When I was looking into the Motorolas a few years back, the main issue was comfort, namely that they squeezed too much. Also price. I ended up going with a plantronics, which was noticeably lacking in sound quality (little to no bass and suspect clarity), but otherwise solid.

How's the sound? You said it's decent, the page claims better than wired. I don't need studio audiophile quality, but at least comparable to this Despite the cheap price, they have decent bass and clarity.

u/ColoradoResidENT · 2 pointsr/headphones

Koss KSC75 are Portapros but in earclip form factor.

u/shoneysbreakfast · 2 pointsr/Vive

I'm going with IEMs for personal use and on-ear clip-ons for demoing to people. These are super cheap and very, very nice for the price.

u/Reasonabledwarf · 2 pointsr/Vive

If you're gonna do Bluetooth, make sure you have a powerful radio, or else you'll get lots of dropped audio. It's also possible that the Vive only outputs to the headset, and by extension, the 3.5mm jack on the headset, in which case it wouldn't be an option without a lot of tweaking or reprogramming.

Any stereo headset/headphones will do 360 sound, because you only have two ears; the 360 part comes from processing the audio on the CPU end (based on the estimated location of your ears from the position of the headset).

Personally, I'm vacillating between a cheap pair of on-ear headphones I bought ( that are actually pretty solid, or wiring up my Philips bluetooth headset ( which has the advantage of being easier to put on/take off.

u/x-munki · 2 pointsr/oculusnsfw

From what i know, the best type of headphones for binaural audio are open-type ones, closed types have almost zero soundstage which is supposedly a crucial factor for that immersive binaural 3d audio effect. Also when buying headphones specifically for VR, you also have to look for decent comfort and a good stability (they stay on your head).

Open-type headphones with little to no noise isolation are actually quite a must for me personally, since i love playing some low volume hot sexy music from the outside source while watching the videos, and i also love to hear myself talk while in VR (makes it even more immersive when you are able to "communicate" with a girl IMO).

Something like this would be a decent pick, these are superb for the price...


u/DyceFreak · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I always have a couple pairs of these lying around. I don't excercise with them regularly so I would assume the pads would get somewhat nasty after a while but they work and don't fall off + have great sound. The cord is also a tad longer than the Apple Earbuds and isn't as rubbery so it doesn't catch on things. I recently got a zit in my ear because of those apple earbuds so I'm also taking a break from them too.

u/bobguyman · 2 pointsr/firstworldproblems
u/MotivicRunner · 2 pointsr/AdvancedRunning

If you're okay with over-ear headphones, I've been a fan of the Koss KSC75 for a number of years. In my experience, they stay in place really well, are reasonably comfortable, and don't isolate me from the sounds of the outside world as long as I keep the volume at a reasonable level. My only real complaint is that mine have had a tendency lose sound in one ear after about a year or so of regular use (I think due to the wiring getting loose). But since they're generally under $15, that isn't too hard on the wallet.

u/eloquentgiraffe · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

i listen to podcasts. i recommend clip-on earphones if you want absolutely no noise cancellation. i have these

they’re also better if you tend to get headaches.

u/Whommas · 2 pointsr/oculus

These? If they are the one's i'll buy them right away

Is there anything extra I'd need to clip them on with? something 3D printed? Ignore that, feel like that was a stupid question

u/kwx · 2 pointsr/Vive

If this is painfully expensive for you, I'd recommend getting neither one and waiting. This is early days of consumer VR, and you'll get better headsets for less money if you're patient. If you do go ahead, I assume you've already budgeted any needed PC upgrades to make it run well?

(1) Yes, integrated audio would be nice. The Vive has a headphone jack so it's easy to use your own without needing an extra PC-to-head cable. I got the Koss KSC75 for $15 - very light, excellent sound for the price, and they don't shift around when you move your head. According to rumors the Oculus integrated headphones may be Koss derived or at least very similar, so it should also work well for apps tuned for that.

(2) Up to you if you believe that STEM will have comparable specs, but even if they do end up working well I wouldn't expect widespread support in games and apps for them. You will want tracked controllers, and getting Oculus Touch will probably add a similar extra cost.

(3: Comfort) I get the impression that the Rift is more comfortable if you have the right-shaped head. People with large heads have complained it's not a good fit and that the Vive is more flexible with its soft straps, and it also has alternate padding for different face shapes. The Vive appears to work better with glasses.

(3: Display): The core display resolution and technology seems to be the same. The Vive has a bigger FOV and was measured to be 2.5x brighter, while the Rift has less screen door effect and appears sharper since it shows the same number of pixels inside its smaller FOV. Up to you which you consider more important.

(3: optics): not a big difference here, though it seems the Rift may have worse glare artifacts due to its finer Fresnel rings. The Vive seems less prone to light leakage due to better shielding near the nose.

Overall I think both are fine headsets technically, with slightly different tradeoffs. If you want the maximum image quality for movie watching, consider a Gear VR since that has higher resolution than either of them.

For me, roomscale is the deciding factor - I was convinced this is a must-have as soon as I tried it. The Rift can technically do this, but it's clearly not been a priority for Oculus so far, so if it's important to you I'd go with the Vive which has put a lot of effort into making it work well, including Chaperone and the front-facing camera.

u/GreatThunderOwl · 2 pointsr/Metal

>My laptop speakers

I don't know your laptop specs but in general laptops have horrendous speakers. No slight against you, mine are terrible as well.

>$15 headphones

What do you use? I got Koss KSC75 for less than $20 and they are very solid, especially for their price. My last pair cost me $25 and they broke within six months. Not all headphones are created equal.

u/itwurx4me · 2 pointsr/linux_gaming

The best headset I know of, I cobbled together from bits and bobs I found on Amazon and Ebay.

I got tired of headsets wearing out and falling apart, so I built my own. I put a cheap computer microphone and pair of Koss Headphone speakers into a used David Clark H10-76 aviation headset.

This is connected to an absolutely ancient (circa 1998) Sound Blaster Live! 1024 that I scavenged from an old computer I found at the recycling center. This super-comfy, super-sounding mongrel runs out of the box on my Xubuntu 18.10 rig.

What model headset are you trying to get working? What Distro and DE are you using? What's your system (CPU, GPU, motherboard, etc.) info? What happens when you plug your headset in? It just strikes me as so peculiar that I can't help think there's something else going on, possibly with the hardware itself?

u/SKRUZO · 2 pointsr/headphones

I think you might get pointed towards /r/headphoneadvice, looks like purchase requests are supposed to go there, but if I can spent the time telling you that I can spend the time giving you some recommendations too!

If you're looking for something you can use while working out, you're probably going to want to avoid over-ear headphones. These are typically designed for relaxed listening or sitting still, so not an ideal choice for the gym or a jog. In case you're curious about over-ears however, or you want a dedicated pair that you won't use for working out, an exceptional choice right now is the Sennheiser HD 58X from Massdrop, currently available for $135. Just know that those are going to be fairly large headphones, and they're "open-back" meaning they make no effort to keep outside sound out, or inside sound in. They're designed to be used in quiet rooms. An office-mate may hear what you're listening to if they're close enough. The sound quality from a good pair of open-backs however can't be beat!

For working out, I'd say something within either the on-ear or in-ear categories would suit you well. On-ear headphones are typically much lighter and smaller, which makes them far better suited for working out. The same goes for in-ears, their size and the nature of the fit make them almost impossible to knock out of your ears.

For on-ears, you might look at something like the Koss KSC75x, 14 bucks on Amazon or the Koss Porta Pros, 25 bucks on Massdrop. If you make a new account for the "20 dollars off orders of 30+" coupon and choose 5 dollar shipping, you can manipulate the price down to 10 bucks. It's honestly probably the best deal in audio right now! I just jumped on that deal myself actually! Both are solid for working out since they're so light, and both are known for their surprisingly good audio quality despite their price tag and retro look.

Now for in-ears, you might check out the Tin T2s, $35 on Massdrop right now. They're widely regarded as the best IEMs below 200 bucks if what you're looking for is quality neutral sound. If you prefer a little more bass, you can always perform the very simple "vent mod" which just involves taping up a small hole. They have excellent isolation, and use what's called an MMCX connection, so you can replace the cable if yours ever breaks or you want a different one. I've owned a pair of these, and I loved them.

So all in all, you're looking at well below 50 bucks for a pair of good headphones that you can work out with, but also use at home or work. If you want to really step into high-end audio, you could grab a $10 pair of Porta Pros for working out and the HD 58X for $135 for really high quality office/home listening/gaming/whatnot.

u/enNova · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

> The Hp3BK actually do look nice...

Well built for the price with some boosted (mid)bass. Mad_Economist has a more in-depth review on 'em.

> As for the KSC, do you mean these?

I was referring to these guys.

u/heyyoudvd · 2 pointsr/iphone

As a lover of high end headphones and high fidelity speakers, I can say without any doubt that absolutely NOTHING comes close to a pair of Koss KSC75s as far as the price-to-performance ratio goes. They're under 15 bucks and they beat the pants off of the vast majority of $50+ headphones you'll find.

In fact, I prefer them over my Grado SR60s, which, at $79, are considered a bargain in the headphone world. The KSC75s aren't that far behind my $200 Audio Technica A900s, which are also highly praised among audiophiles. Granted, the A900s are definitely better, but the KSC75s give me 80% of the sound quality, for less than 10% of the price.

My point is that the KSC75s are a steal. Go for them.

P.S. They come with a lifetime warranty. If they ever break, send them in, pay shipping, and presto, you get a brand new pair in the mail.

u/spamyak · 2 pointsr/headphones

The cheap cans that sound good don't sound quite as good and are built quite poorly. Tell me, do you apply your generic equivalent theory to cars? Colas? Televisions? Sometimes things are just worth the money. If anything, the brands this subreddit promotes are already the best value alternatives.

You want very cheap headphones with tradeoffs? Look at these:

Tascam TH-02, $20: Small, cheap, uncomfortable, decent sound.

KOSS KSC-75, $12: tiny, clip on, open headphones with surprising quality

u/triforce-of-power · 2 pointsr/Warframe

People who play without sound instead of buying headphones. Look, I get it, you don't want to disturb your neighbors or your roommates (or you really prefer your music), but playing without any sound is seriously gimping yourself and communication with your squad. Sound helps you track Kuva in siphon missions, identify the position of incoming threats, and even identify which assassin is about to invade (Stalker's sound is very distinct).

Even if you don't have a lot of money for a nice headset, at least go out and buy a set of Koss KSC75 (these things are really solid for cheap headphones). Your teammates will appreciate it and you'll enjoy the benefits of proper stereo sound in your games.

u/Mythrilfan · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

KSC-75. They use the same drivers as the PortaPros but cost less than half as much. Game over, as far as I'm concerned. I use - among others - a pair of $300 headphones and am still convinced that the KSC-75 is the best deal ever.

u/sideswiped · 2 pointsr/oculus

Lot of speculation that they are just Koss cans (or some variant of their on ear compact drivers). Great for the price. They'll be a huge step up from the cheap earbuds most people are used to, but they're far from being "highly advanced". That said, it sets a good ground level for sound quality for the Rift experience and should shine for positional audio since they can tune to its specific sound stage.

u/masher23 · 2 pointsr/oculus

Did you consider the Koss KSC 75 ? There are 3d printable attachments available. Search for it. I bought these because people kept recommending them and I find them pretty nice. I use them as is, without mounting them to the HMD. The look and build quality leaves something to be desired, but they sound really good and are surprisingly comfortable to wear.

u/Nnnnnbbbbb · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

Can I get an amazon link? That website of yours won’t even let me look at the product without signing up.

These were the closest I could find, but they don’t look the same.

u/Scooternuts · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you're wanting some on-ear headphones that have decent sound quality, I recommend the Koss KSC75s. I'm pretty sure these use the same drivers used in their famed PortaPros, and they can be modded to sound even better. Just look up the Kramer mod for these and have a go if you like!

u/TheRook · 2 pointsr/headphones

I have been through quite a bit of earbuds, but they all annoy me when I start to sweat. On top of that, I nearly got ran over by a car speeding over a red light, while wearing my former Sennheiser cx 300... So no more outside sound isolation when running for me.

The KSC-75 has been an awesome choice for me. Great fit and excellent sound.

After buying a pair 1½ years ago and seeing how amazing they are, I purchased 2 other pairs to have in reserve. Don't do that. My first pair is still going strong and show no sign of tear or wear. :)

u/rudy1634 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Koss KSC75's. These things fucking rock. They're the definitive cheap headphone and sound incredible. They're open, so other people will hear your music, but fuck other people because you're at the gym to do work, and they should be too. The plastic holder things occasionally get a little uncomfortable, but you can just readjust them and you'll be good for another hour or two. Plus, they're pretty durable. I've had mine for about two years now with fairly active use and they're still solid.

u/justPassingThrou64 · 2 pointsr/WindowsMR

These may be beneath what you're looking for, but they work well and don't smash my ears against the band:

u/vennox · 2 pointsr/Vive

Just got these Koss KSC75, but haven't tested them all too much.

They sound nice, are light and comfortable and super cheap. Not isolating in any way but I don't have a noisy environment and imho are extremely ugly, but they are just for VR so whatever.

I think I heard/felt the best positional audio in SPT with these today of any headphones (Sennheiser Momentum 2, Sony CD580, Vive Earplugs) I tried with the Vive.

Didn't mod anything just organized the cable a little. When I'm done playing I clip them on the side straps. Would appreciate suggestions for improving the cable mess or a permanent mounting solution.

/edit: Photos

u/echo_nove · 2 pointsr/headphones

Oh hullo look at that: KSC75 is $15 now

u/Zeydon · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Get better headphones. My over the ear Sennheisers I can wear all day.

I guess you can try stretching out the band that goes over your head? You get what you pay for. Alternatively, these are a very cheap option that sound decent and are comfy, but they bleed audio like nothing else and don't block out any external noises (so in a way, safer than earbuds if walking around town), so they work best if you're in a somewhat quiet area by yourself.

u/NeptuNeo · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I believe in-ear headphones can be illegal, but over-the-ear headphones are supposedly OK, something like these, I personally use these and the sound is AMAZING for biking

[AMAZOM: Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones] (

u/Bathplug · 2 pointsr/MotoUK

I wear earplugs with these cheap panasonic ones to listen to satnav. My helmet flips up at the front so I can pull it apart a bit to fit it over my ears with these on. They also fit behind the helmet padding but I'd take the plastic clip off for a better fit for that.

u/nwr2339 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget: =>$120 Open to a bit higher price if there is a huge upside

Source: LG G2, Surface Pro 3

Requirements for isolation: Good to great Isolation. Needed for school and at home while doing homework.

Preferred type: IEM only...Really need mic built in for taking calls in the middle of listening.

Preferred Tonal Balance: I want something that is well rounded and feels real. I don't like anything with too much bass.

Past Headphones: Bose On Ear (Love them even now but they are way too bulky and get uncomfortable after a while...Plus I want IEM
Also had MEELectronics A151s. Nice IEM but the Isolation was horrible. Looking for something a bit better.

Music: Just about everything. My main focus is Blues, Rock, Grunge and a bit of country. I really need a well rounded headphone.

Location: USA

u/Freezerburn · 2 pointsr/headphones

to be honest wireless headsets have just never really gotten great reviews.

How about the RS 160

u/hanahlol · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

Great soundstage for gaming and well within your budget. Used these for a long time with the zalman clip on mic.

Personally wouldn't move to sennheisers unless you can bump your budget up 25$ for the senn hd558

u/orbital1337 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Well since your headset broke you should probably get a new headset first. Your best option there is to buy a pair of cheap headphones such as the well-regarded Superlux HD 668B and a clip-on mic like the Zalman Zm-Mic1. This combo is very cheap and will sound better than most (far more expensive) gaming headsets.

u/rehpotsirhc123 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Also look at the Superlux HD668B, they're really good for the money, but the pads suck so you need to get new ones.

Whats really cool about them is that you can replace the wire with any 3.5mm headphone extension cable

u/Olocool17 · 2 pointsr/Planetside

Performance wise, it looks pretty good! As others have said in this thread, the only thing that you can improve would be your cooling paste and removing your kind of pointless wired network adapter.

Now, for a bit of personal input on your pheripherals ;

Please, for the love of god don't buy the Devestator bundle. CM storm has really good products but the devestator isn't one of them. You'd better buy a CM storm Quickfire (I have the Ultimate one myself) and a mouse of your choice (G502 seems like a good option)

You may also want to have a mousepad but you probably have on of those. If not, just buy a Qck from Steelseries, they're very cheap & popular.

I also don't really recommend buying a headest ; all these popular 'gaming' brands are really pushing them recently but your best option is to pick some headphones and then attach a microphone on it yourself (HD668B and a ModMic/BoomMic)

However, there is one headset I know that's probably your best bet if you don't want to do all that, the HyperX Cloud II.

I realise these alternatives may be pretty costly to you, but either way I hope I helped!

u/fdsfgs71 · 2 pointsr/ToolBand

Here you go, these are probably the best headphones you can get for under $50 IMO.

Edit: Plus they're semi-open, which means they'll have a much better and larger soundstage than closed cans. Nothing like what you'd get with fully open backed headphones though, but these will give you a taste of what really good audiophile-grade headphones are like.

u/Blacky_McGutter · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Kinivo BTH220

Ive been using them for the last six weeks and Ive been being pretty brutal to them. I charge them every other day for about 30 mins and they are good to go...

u/jahemian · 2 pointsr/newzealand

I use a version of these: not those exactly, I'll link when I get home. They're pretty good.

u/chiquitatarita · 2 pointsr/C25K

I've had good luck with two different types of headphones. I personally despise earbuds. My ears are small, it hurts when I put those things in, and then they never stay put.

I used these for a few years and found them to be rugged and they stayed put I didn't actually put them IN my ear, they kind of just sat over it.

I recently switched to these, you aren't going to win any fashion shows wearing them, but there is no cord and they are VERY comfortable

u/BrendanQ · 2 pointsr/teenagers
u/ashishgup · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

There are many brands now on amazon. Just search. And some of them are pretty good. Last around 10 hours on a single charge, so depending on your use, you have to charge every night or two days.


u/grandzu · 2 pointsr/fireTV

I have the older version of these and they are great for the money.

u/IgnorantOlympics · 2 pointsr/funny

I think they're these:

It's been a while, though. I'm sure they hiss, but since I use them in noisy environments anyway that doesn't matter to me. I hear good things about the Jaybird X2.

u/GR_4 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

$25 + shipping, or free with prime.

8 hours of battery life. Won't come off your head. They may not be the greatest looking headphones but they are built decently well and work as advertised. I don't think you could beat these for the price range in wireless headphones.

u/drinkingforkarma · 2 pointsr/iphone

These seem to work great for me and are 1/2 price right now, Kinovo BTH240

u/_margittai · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

Not the greatest sound quality (not terrible, but definitely not the best), but the battery lasts a fucking long time and the BT range is better than almost any other pair I've tried. Hands down the best value for any headphones I've ever used:

If you prefer in-ear instead of over, then these are the way to go. First and foremost, you can take one ear bud out and not have it dangle down awkwardly, pull the flimsy cord into an uncomfortable position, and ultimately yank the other bud out of your ear. Most ungodly annoying thing about BT headphones IMO. Aywho - battery life has about 6 hours of continuous use in them (not as good as the Kinivo, but good enough for a few gym sessions between charges) and the range is pretty solid. A+ sound quality, too:

FWIW I still own a pair of both, use them regularly, and honestly prefer the TaoTronics headhones over my fancy ass "high end" noise cancelling ones when listening to music.

u/StanleyLelnats · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Not everyone's favorite style but I have had no issues with these bad boys. The battery lasts for a really long time and you never have to worry about them falling out since it really isn't too possible with this style of headphone. Relatively cheap as well and you can find them in different colors if that's your thing :)

u/HotSeamenGG · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I recommend these:

Got it from a body builder recommendation on Youtube. It's pretty nice. I personally dislike ear buds too cause it never fits my ears properly.

u/Caddy1334 · 2 pointsr/running

I use Kinivo Bluetooth headphones and have been happy with them, that are under $25. Currently on my second pair which I've had about a year. Had their older model ones for 2-3 years, they still work, but I upgraded cause they had an annoying blue flashing light on them.

u/YOTC42 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I will swear by these, I have had 2 pairs in 5 years ( the previous pair was the older model and the speaker blew on the right ear after 3.5 years). There's a water resistant model too but these are the one i use for jogging/working out mostly.

u/easycub · 2 pointsr/headphones

Will this be a worthwhile/noticeable upgrade?

From this:

to this:

I will be just plugging into my TV and playing xbox/ blu rays and watching netflix.

Thanks guys!

u/Veritasgear · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Sorry i think there was confusion here, I was talking about headphones and you were talking about cell phones.

The second review on this page addresses a consistently recurring issue that Sony not only refuses to respond to, but also refuses to cover in their warranty.

u/phe__nom · 2 pointsr/bassnectar

These sound incredible for being in the ~$100 range. You’ll hear new sounds in even the most familiar songs. And the bass boosting feature is perfect for bass heavy tracks. It gives just the right amount of womp without drowning out any other parts of the track.

You can find them a lot cheaper on eBay too. I think mine were about $80 shipped.

u/Zacksonfire · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I've been using these Sony MDRXB950BT Heaphones for a while, they're fantastic if you want something Bluetooth with an especially good bass response. I love 'em. I also have a pair of Jaybird X3 wireless earbuds, and I absolutely love them as well.

u/alexss3 · 2 pointsr/misophonia

I really like these:

They are bluetooth, have built-in controls, microphone, excellent bass, and when you turn them even halfway up it drowns out a heck of a lot of noise. I also find them to be pretty comfortable for many hours of wearing during a work day.

u/mobiusonetwothree · 2 pointsr/headphones

I am in the market for a new pair of over-ear BlueTooth headphones after my last pair (a Sony MDRXB950BT/B ) had a hinge break recently.

Budget - $250ish (flexible)

Source - iPhone X (BlueTooth)

Isolation - No requirement for noise cancelling. Needs to keep noise in though.

Usage - At work (quiet office), traveling (plane)

Type - Full Size Wireless (over-ear)

Tonal Balance - Balanced is good, but a little extra bass is better.

Past Headphones - Sony MDRXB950BT/B (see above) - I really liked these headphones as far as comfort and performance goes, but they barely lasted 2 years of gentle use before breaking (never dropped, always stored in a hard-shell carrying case).

Music Preference - A wide range from EDM (Louis the Child, CMC$, San Holo) to Alt/Rock (Thrice, Brand New, QotSA) to Rap (Drake, J Cole, Curren$y) to Jazz (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald).

Improvements / Objectives - See above re: Sonys. I would like something a little higher quality for my next setup, otherwise I am tempted to get an exact replacement a couple model years newer.

Current Research (feedback appreciated) - I am a big fan of the styling and reported durability of B&O Play H7's ($280), and like I mentioned before I liked my Sonys well enough to consider the Sony XB950B1. Bose QC 35ii's are a little out of my price range (and not that aesthetically pleasing imho). But I'm sure there are a bunch of other options out there that I haven't considered yet too!

Any recommendations, experience, or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

u/Bakingxpancake · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Audio headphones are better than gaming, just get a mod mic or another mic that's usb for your desktop.

This is what I'm getting personally with a blue yeti mic, I could use this for my phone as well.

u/waxandwane · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I bought the SONY MDRXB950BT recently and I'm very happy with them. Here's my review.

u/Dallagen · 2 pointsr/headphones

The momentums are very meh, I can also recommend Beyerdynamic DT770s (which are very comfortable and closed instead of open) with a modmic, but you may need a dac/amp for them depending on your onboard audio. I'd recommend 100% actually DT770s with a Dac/Amp which will use Optical in from your PC and output through the jack on the front, when it comes to being used with your phone, you may have problems however, so if you can't afford to buy something like a FiiO A1 alongside it to power the headphones at the same time, you may want something else such as Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros.

u/ljonka · 2 pointsr/headphones

No clue if that's because of black friday or not but I figured I'd post it here.

Custom One Pro Plus on Amazon (germany, used) for 104 Euro. It doesnt say so at first but when you select the used ones for ~130 it will go down to 104 on checkout.

u/AIgebra · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget - My budget is under 200 USD
Source - Motherboard:
Requirements for Isolation - I prefer closed headphones for more isolation
Preferred Type of Headphone - full sized
Preferred tonal balance - Uknown (I'm kind of new to headphones) Check preferred music genres thanks!
Past headphones - Logitech g930
Preferred Music - I like Pop/ rap music
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - I need new headphones because my old one is breaking.

I don't mind used headphones.
Also, I'm looking at
Right now there is a deal on massdrop for 150 dollars shipped.
Should I invest in a sound card? If so, can you link it to me?

u/Master_baited_817 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Thank you for your opinion. Is there a difference between audio headphones and gaming ones in terms of diferent soundstage or better suitability for either one of the medium? I'm mainly interested in gaming so would for example BD C1Pro that you recommended fit gaming or just a music?

u/Fox924 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Is this it?

beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus Headphones with Accessory Kit and Remote Microphone Cable, Black

u/lispychicken · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I have these:

I use them daily for at least an hour doing HIT and lifting in a gym that can be very loud. Very comfortable, and the audio is clear as hell. Wireless or wired. The way the cups swivel makes them fit anyone's head (and fold up nicely into a case)My battery lasts probably 30 hours between charges. I am not a paid spokesperson, scouts honor.

This same brand also sells (or sold) a version of these headphones that allowed playing from a MicroSD card. I still cannot find a better deal and better product for the price.

u/Tyrantkv · 2 pointsr/oculus

Yeah I bought mine on Amazon. It was the last one... Here's the link

Headphone Adapter for Oculus Rift S Compatible with Koss Porta Pro

And here's the headphones for them

Koss Porta Pro Black On Ear Headphones with Case Black

To be honest they just make it more like the rift. They are not amazing headphones but they are light weight and get thy job done.

u/FatchRacall · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Porta pros are on sale :)

I've been using some closed back Koss cans for years now (with a cable-clip mic for gaming). I'll grab the model when I get home from work, but they've been great so far. Not "outstanding" but miles beyond just about anything else I've sampled in the sub-$50 range.

If you could scrounge up an extra $20 (or live near Milwaukee, WI and can go to their outlet store), I bought these for a nephew and thought they were really good for his gaming... Not so sure about music quality, to be honest.

u/ASmallRiceBag · 2 pointsr/Overwatch

These Koss Porta Pro headphones are on sale right now for 30 bucks USD, and they're honestly worth every penny in sound quality. They're the cheap gems of the audiophile community. Also, if you prefer over-ear, they've got these guys here for only 26 bucks. The build quality of Koss headphones are nothing to write home about, but the sound is always consistent and clear. If you want to spend more, for $100 USD the Audio Technica ATH-M40x headphones are worth their weight in actual gold for the amazing sound quality.

u/flibbertigibblet · 2 pointsr/Metal

Can I just throw the Koss PortaPro out there? Crazy good for really cheap. Small and portable, lifetime warranty and they sound absolutely wonderful.

Just watch out because they are kind of open so they leak sound a bit. I can't recommend them enough though.

u/oren88 · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest
u/DJ_MD9 · 2 pointsr/purebattlefield

Headphones first:
Don't buy a headset. A "headset" is composed of a cheap pair of headphone drivers and a cheap microphone wrapped up in a chintzy, "gaming"-flavored package full of LEDs and shit, that gets sold at ridiculous markups. They're heavy and clunky, and honestly sound like crap. I find headset drivers to be almost too bass-heavy and their sound gets muddled. Listening to music on them sounds like you're listening to a recording from a nightclub, and when you play games with them, it's hard to separate one sound from another.

Instead, buy a nice pair of headphones, and a decent desktop microphone, and you'll not only spend less money, but you'll have better sound and a clearer recorded voice. I'd opt for a set of open-ear headphones, because they let you hear your voice as it normally sounds (put in a pair of noise-isolating earbuds or wear a pair of noise-isolating or noise-cancelling headphones and try speaking, you'll sound odd to yourself). For a ~30 Pound price range, I'd recommend these or these.

As for the microphone, just get a lapel microphone (like this one), or a desk microphone like this one (which is the Amazon best-seller for desktop microphones). Or you could get an around-the-ears microphone like this one, that you could then put your headphones over.

Next, for a mouse:
This depends a lot on personal preference. I'd recommend the Razer Deathadder, not only because they have one of the best sensors on the market (maintains perfect tracking even at extremely high speeds with no intrinsic negative acceleration, has adjustable DPI from 400 to 3500, etc.), but also because it is comfortable to hold and comfortable to use. The buttons are satisfying to click, the scroll wheel has just the right amount of tactile feedback, the cable is braided and flexible, etc. This mouse is 47.99 Pounds on Amazon (same link as earlier), but even with a budget three times as high, this is still the mouse I'd buy.

I find the R.A.T. mice to be gimmicks. Yes, you can twist some screws to change their length and whatnot, but the sensors are rather crappy ("DPI" means nothing to the quality of the sensor, you can get a $20 mouse with 3000 DPI; I only use 800 DPI anyways), and I'm also not a fan of how they look/feel. But, as with all mice, this comes down to individual preference.

u/cgakdr · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget - $80-$100 total

Source - PC and Moto X

Isolation - Semi-open at worst, closed preferable.

Type - IEM and over

Balance - Flat or slightly bassy, not V

Past - Meelec A151 and Klipsh S4-II

Music - Variety of techno

When the A151s broke, I ordered the S4s and a new jack. Was pleased when jack worked and hated Klipsh's flat cable. Now the jack is broken again and I'm looking for new buds. I'm reposting from yesterday in an attempt to get more opinions.

I've been looking around this sub, and I've whittled my list down to these, with durability being the advice I'm searching for:


  • Meelec A151 - Great sound, pretty durable, but bad plug joint. Strongly considering.
  • Meelec M6 - Said to be extremely durable, but I'm worried about getting lo-fi sportbuds sound.
  • Monoprice 8320 - Heard they sounded great for the price, but it's the price and the gimmicky chrome plastic that has me worried.


  • Creative Aurvana Live! - Read that they're weak as paper, and a bit pricey for me.
  • Monoprice 8323 - Numerous reports of the headband cracking and losing one side of sound.
  • Sony V6 - VERY pricey, but I found a comment thread complimenting them, hence their inclusion.
  • Superlux HD668B - Supposedly better quality than the 681(Evo)s, and a dollar cheaper. Maybe.
  • Superlux HD 681 Very well sounding for the price range, but also very leaky.
  • Superlux HD-681 Evo - Highly rated and look to be awesome, strongly considering.

    Again, I'm looking for price, but durability is currently more important.
u/sw1nglinestapler · 2 pointsr/headphones

Maybe the Superlux 661 or Sony MDR-V6? Closed-back means you lose out on some soundstage for gaming, but very analytic sounding cans like these bring out all the little details which make it easier to pinpoint where things are happening. I personally think the Superlux 668b is the best bang for buck out there when it comes to gaming/general use headphones. They isolate surprisingly well for open-backed headphones, but for that same reason they do leak sound.

u/Hente · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you don't mind them being pretty big or leaking sound, then the Superlux HD668b/Samson SR850s are a good choice.

u/Stole_My_Banana · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux Hd668b's are well inside your price range at $47 currently on amazon.

They have a detachable cable, and actually come with both a long 3 meter cable for desk use and a short 1 meter cable for use while "on the go" although these are the ugliest headphones you will ever see.

My biggest complaint for them is that they clamp VERY hard when you get them, I had to stretch them out to get them comfortable.

Check out the reviews for them on Head-fi

95% people love them...their only complaint being that they are RUTHLESS.

"These boys are unforgiving and bright and WILL show up your crappy music systems. If the recording was brightly mastered/crap, if your source is bad, if your cables are bright (esp. pure silver and silver plated stuff), if your amp/dac setup is too revealing THEN these babies are RUTHLESS. They will show up the brightness and amplify the crap out of the brightness to make ears bleed."

I used them with the factory cable and ran them off my mobo the whole time I had them and thought they sounded great....much better than any other headphones I had ever had.

I HIGHLY recommend these headphones to those on a budget

u/5asa · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

These are basically the updated Samsons (the Samsons are a rebrand of the original Superlux HD681). I would go with either because they are a great choice in terms of sound quality - nice, clean and crisp sound with a wide soundstage due to the semi-open design. Comfort is great, as well. Good luck!

u/Sen7ryGun · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Gaming headsets are shit, over priced, sound bad and fall to bits on the inside of a couple of years.

You can get a kickass Hi-Fi headphone+DAC/amp solution and a clip in mic for less than the price of most gaming headsets that will last year's if not decades.

Gamers are the easiest market in the world to milk easy cash out of with shit products. All you need is RGB lighting and "vidyagaemz" written on the box.

You want a totally fuckin rad pair of bargain basement headphones and a dedicated external sound solution that gets your audio processing outside the EMI/RFI hell that is the inside of your PC case, sits on par with Beyer DT 990s, ATH-M50x and Sennheiser HD598s for sound quality, will live forever and comes in costing less than $120USD for the whole package, including a clip on mic? Take a look at the Superlux HD668b stereo headphones, the Fiio E10K USB DAC/amp and grab a Zalman ZM-mic1 to stick on the side.

Congratulations, you're now the owner of the best bang for your buck Hi-Fi headgear solution getting around and have just entered the world of high quality audio for gaming, music and movies. Time to leave gaming headsets behind.

u/The_Betrayer1 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Great for the money.

I personally use the Audio Technica ATH-AD700X but they are out of your price range.

u/Mikezorz99 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I have the Superlux HD 668B's myself. They're low impedance so you don't need a dedicated amplifier to drive them which is a good thing if you're on a budget, and good for recording purposes. They're a knock off of the AKG k 240s, which is a $150 headphone. The Superlux's sound almost as good. I don't think anything can beat it for the price.

Edit: link to both headphones, 668B's and 681's

u/Matthais · 2 pointsr/FortNiteBR

If you don't feel like splashing out on the Phillips being recommended (bit pricey for my taste), I swear by these Superlux HD668Bs - Great value, sound and build quality. Unfortunately the included vinyl ear pads aren't good, but with a cheap replacement set like these they're very comfortable (have one set at work and another at home, so basically wearing them for half my day without issue).

u/Expat123456 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Just get her Superlux HD668B, affordable powerhouses and everyone will be happy.

u/Kiskavia · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

HD668B's with external microphone.

u/dragoonjefy · 2 pointsr/Vive

For under $50, you can't go wrong with:

Superlux HD668B headsets. They are very lightweight, and from every single review I've read online or seen on youtube, they compete with $150-$200 studio headphones. In music, the 'treble' can be a little rough for some people, it can be very crisp. But in gaming, they've said this isn't an issue and makes for an INCREDIBLE soundstage in-game. Also, they come with a small 3ft cable AND a longer cable; the 3ft cable is perfect for jacking into the vive.

Everyone suggests You also pick up Velour replacement pads as the pads that come stock leave a lot to be desired and may be uncomfortable. Luckily, placing them both in your Amazon cart brings your total to JUST AT $49 and some change, which nets you FREE SHIPPING as well. So you're better off grabbing the pads :) /thread

u/TKP74 · 2 pointsr/Vive

I use these great sound very light and a perfect cord length for the vive ;-)

u/Aladar-42 · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

These are generally considered some of the best under $50 phones. You can usually get them around $25. I got mine for $30 including EU VAT. Just this week I've wore them with my sunglasses with no discomfort, but YMMV. Some people do complain about the comfort of these, no idea why, they are like pillows to me. They're little bright, but otherwise really good stuff, good frequency response, nice instrument separation and the bass is at about perfect level for me, even harder techno genres sound good. Note, though, that if you want your music really bass heavy, these aren't for you.

u/mdogg500 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I was just about to edit my original post they are actually the 9500s and apparrently they went up in price from when i bought them but these were the headphones i had before i bought the 9500s and they are semi open backs so they kinda split the difference between closed an opened but if you wan to take full advantage of open head phones these audio technicas are closer to the price range and are pretty good quality as well

u/90guys · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'm not really a headphone buff so I'm just gonna put everything that may be useful here because I'm not 100% sure what exact info you need. I know I won't find anything dead on to what I want so just fit it as best as you can.

I'm looking for a decent set of headphones to use primarily for listening to progressive metal like Dream Theater and Haken, as well as power metal such as Sabaton, HammerFall, and Blind Guardian. The gold standard of what I want a mix to sound like is Haken's album Affinity.

I also am a PC gamer, but gaming is less important in my headphones than listening to music. I also listen to audiobooks, and the only thing headphones affect there is being comfortable over a long period of time, ie 3-4 hours with occasional short breaks.

Budget <$100, though I don't care if I get a $90 pair of headphones or a $50 pair of headphones and a $40 amp, whatever is gonna sound best. Also, I don't need to spend $100, I'm good with $40 or $50 ones.

I prefer leather pads, synthetic is fine. I hate felt pads.

Full sized, over ear headphones that will fit over my large ears.

Leaning towards bass, but with bands like Blind Guardian and HammerFall and sometimes even Dream Theater too much bass causes the whole thing to sound bad. I'm a bassist myself and would like at least enough bass to be able to hear the low end in most situations. Neutral or bassy are both fine though.

Leakage is a non issue. Open is great but whatever is fine.

Will remain stationary at my desk. Will sometimes be plugged into things other than my PC, such as my phone while it is on the desk or a CD player.

I'd like it to be decently durable. I'm not looking to get into headphone collecting as a hobby but do want a solid pair that will hold up for a good while.

I'd also like them to fit snugly to the head so that if I need to headbang I don't have to worry about them falling off.

I'd like a detachable cable, but this is secondary.

I don't really want to mod them.

What I've been looking at are the Superlux HD668B and HD681 EVO. Brand doesn't matter but from what research I've done these two seem the best two options so far.

Thanks for the help!

u/prymortal69 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Superlux 668B, I don't rate them highly in sound, but i cant say they are bad. Those youtube videos saying they sound like a $150~300 headphone are wrong, they sound like a $30~60 headphone but have a great XL soundstage comparable to more expensive headphones, As for imaging(accuracy) i cant remember, bit of a bassy sound, lacking in mids, some say they have decent highs (mine didnt have much in the way of highs or mids....). Price to performance they are worth it. Work well in gaming, more so single player & RPG/MMO's.

u/acyclovir31 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux 668b Superlux

AKG k240 AKG

u/FinalDigital · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

Yes. I've tried all kinds of "gamer" headphones and sets - Razer's junk, Kingston's junk, Skullcandy is laughable, Bose is overpriced and overfeatured, Beats is like two subwoofers on your ears and throwing everything else out the window. They are all $25 headphones made in a crappy chinese factory that have high failure rates and terrible balance. They tune a lot of them for bass, which is exactly what you don't need in competitive gaming instances - you need balance, clarity and accurate position reproduction. The only one I would recommend, if you're not going to bother with getting a nice set of headphones and a mod mic, is the Sennheiser PC360. I haven't tried any of their newer gaming line, but the Sennheiser PC360 is basically an HD598 with a 5 dollar mic attached that tacked on another $100.

For those looking for decent headphones on a budget you won't do better than these Superlux cans for $40. They rival my next pair of headphones that cost 4x as much:

I use AKG K553 Pro's when in an office or noisy environment for about $150:

When I've got the house to myself, with little background noise, on come the openback $500 AKG K702 65th Anniversary Editions: . Nothing comes close to rivaling these, that I have tried, for less than $1k.

All these are neutral sounding headphones, and I adjust the EQ based on what I'm listening to, whether its a movie, gaming, type of music, etc. Tuning in more bass when I want it is much easier than having to tune out shitty bassy headphones when its just too much to handle.

u/homeboi808 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

If you are doing music creation, get headphones. Get both the Superlux 668B's and Xiaomi Piston III's, they can't be beat for the price, check Rtings (the Xiaomi is the little brother of the 1More Tripple Driver, I have both and they sound identical, the 1More just has better tips/accessories and works with iOS' volume controls). Then, spend the rest on a DAC/AMP, such as the FiiO E10K.

u/Asexual_sarcasm · 2 pointsr/Gaming_Gear

I love my 668B's they don't have a mic so that might be important to you. You could get one of these and it clips onto the cable

u/CoronerDonut · 2 pointsr/buildapc

What's your maximum budget?

  • CPU: Biggest problem with the build. Your CPU uses last generation's architecture and is awful compared to Ryzen. Replacements: Ryzen 5 2600 (138 Euro) OR Ryzen 2200G/2400G (100/145 Euro). The R5 2600 is way more powerful than your A12 for 40 Euro more. The 2200G/2400G are a bit less powerful than the 2600 BUT they have decent integrated graphics, meaning you can save up to buy a better GPU in the future.

  • Memory: You should try to use two sticks of RAM to take advantage of dual channel memory, so it would be better to by 2x8GB instead of 1x16GB. You can also buy 1x8GB and buy another identical model 8GB stick later on. Best value sticks I could find for +20 Euros is G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (141 Euro). They're also faster than your current RAM at 3200Mhz vs 2400Mhz.

  • Storage: SSDs are getting very cheap now, so you can consider getting a 500GB. I've never heard of the brand TCSunBow so I switched you to a Kingston 240GB SSD which I think is a budget but more reputable brand.

  • Video Card: If you choose to get a Ryzen 2200G or 2400G, you don't need to buy a video card immediately. They have integrated GPUs that are decently powerful. They're not amazing but if you can live with it, you can save up some more money and buy a better GPU later on. The RX 550 is not very powerful and not an efficient use of money. If you're going to get a dedicated GPU, I would purchase at minimum a GTX 1050Ti.

  • PSU: Be very careful about the PSU you choose. Make sure it's from a reliable brand (Google search) because a bad PSU can destroy the rest of your components. Do not try to save money on a PSU. Also, your system does not need anywhere close to 700W, your components will be very power efficient. This Seasonic 450W PSU is 80+ Gold and has semi-modular (detachable) cables for easier cable management. It's worth the 70 Euros.

  • Headphones: Get Superlux HD668Bs for the same price, they're probably one of the top budget headphones and is recommended by /r/headphones.

    Here's an example build I put together:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor | €146.96 @ Amazon Italia
    Motherboard | ASRock - AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | €117.26 @ Amazon Italia
    Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | €141.80 @ Amazon Italia
    Storage | Kingston - A400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | €41.78 @ Amazon Italia
    Case | SHARKOON - CA-I Mini ITX Desktop Case | €42.31 @ Amazon Italia
    Power Supply | SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | €70.82 @ Amazon Italia
    Keyboard | IOGEAR - Quietus RF Desktop Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse | €14.70 @ Amazon Italia
    Headphones | Superlux - HD668B Headphones | €43.29 @ Amazon Italia
    Speakers | Logitech - Z120 0W 2ch Speakers | €18.19 @ Amazon Italia
    Other| [BUY THIS LATER] Decent GPU like GTX 1050/RX 570 or better|
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
    | Total | €637.11
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-02 13:46 CEST+0200 |

u/MMS21 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux HD668B or AKG K52

My budget is £35, currently have the Hyper X Cloud 2 (use with PC) but it doesn't work on my phone :(

You can't get the K92 in black so I decided on the K52s, which headphones should I buy? (Give pros and cons please)

I won't be using this headphones in public, only at home.

u/SirBindy · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'm getting a ModMic and am planning to slap it in one of these:

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Phenomenal for the price.

u/AnimusNoctis · 2 pointsr/headphones

One option would be to get the Superlux HD668B
and this

u/RIP_Fitta · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Honestly i wouldn't trust many review sites these days, Most of the time i see any sort of review on any item the person doing the review has no expertise on the subject. Have you seen the Cuphead review? These are the type of people that review products.

As for headphones:

The superlux 668 or the Samson sr850 are very good for their price and will sound just as good and even better than the cloud 2's in some areas.

For ~$100 you can get a pair of ATH-AD700X . They're the best headphones in their price range/price-performance to me. They sound amazing. The ad500x's/ad900x'z are also really good for a little less/more.

u/aerandir1066 · 1 pointr/headphones

Way below your budget, but the HD660Bs are solid, and have great soundstage. They're semi-open, so could potentially leak to the mic, but depends on the sensitivity of the mic, and if you're only using it for voice chat and not streaming/recording then I doubt it's an issue. Z Reviews recommends buying pads with them. I haven't tried this; they weren't super comfortable but were bearable for many hours at a time and were very light. Plus they have good bass, which could be good for some of your music.

u/Lucky_Ted · 1 pointr/gaming

if you want good audio I've been using this for about two years or so with no complaints, if you're buying a headset for the microphone then I've heard good things about the MSI 502 headset and the HyperX Cloud 2 and if you want the headphones I use, the Antlion Modmic 5 should work fine

u/djsnoopmike · 1 pointr/starcitizen

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Best headphones under $100

Just switch out the leather earcups with felt for long-term comfort

Connected with this V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)

u/xport · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Buy good headphones (there are great cheap options like the ones I use ) and clip a mic on it

u/Andsc2 · 1 pointr/headphones

It's probably not worth it just for the 7.1. Tho i have heard the 780 is more comfortable. A pair of headphones and a clipon mic would give 3x sound quality tho. Go for it if you want, just seems stupid imo.

You could also look after used headphones. I found a pair of [Sennheiser 518] ( for about 50$~

Finding a used pair of 555 or 558and doing the [foam mod] ( is by FAAAR the best value ~~

u/poco153 · 1 pointr/headphones

Amazon has the Grados for $99 and the Superlux for $50, both of which fit in the stated budget ($50-$120).

u/Markyy88 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'd also recommend sending the headset back. Razer is very cheap product, the headset has terrible audio, 7.1 surround is a joke, it just sucks all the way around. I'd send those back and buy these headphones and to add a little comfort I'd recommend some new earpads for a few bucks and for the microphone which you attach via a magnet that comes with it. I'd for the modmic 4.0 It comes in just under 90 dollars, retail price of the Krakens. You will be getting much better everything all the way around, comfort, sound, microphone and more.

If you want to spend a few more dollars and have something a lot more rewarding I'd get the takstar hi2050. Now keep in mind both of these are open headphones so sound will leak a little bit on them when listening to music or playing games. However they offer a much better soundstage for games and sound better when open vs closed. Sound will leak out so people within 2 or 3 feet can hear a bit what you are doing. Keep that in mind, but if you don't mind that the Takstar's would be my personal choice.

The 668b's are very bright, lots of treble and a bit of bass. Takstar is one of the most neutral sounding headphones with a slight peak in the treble. The Takstar headphones offer one of the most comfortable pads you can buy, they are stupid comfy. 668b's get uncomfortable after 3 or 4 hours of use and if you have glasses I wouldn't get these. They have a bit more clamping force and push the glasses into you but if you don't have glasses it doesn't matter about that.

Also visit /r/headphones and ask them.

u/HopelessGamer · 1 pointr/battlestations

Superlux HD668B Headphones W/MODMIC 4.0. Headphones are okay but are a little light on bass imo, but that is just my preference.

u/smooney3 · 1 pointr/Vive

I bought these specifically for my Vive and they've turned out to be perfect for it. They have a male connector on one side that you plug the cord into. So, the female connector on the Vive can attach directly to the headphones. The cord on the Vive is the perfect length to connect to the headphones with no slack. It's basically like having wireless headphones. They also sound great for the price.

u/NoVeMoRe · 1 pointr/buildapc

Open-back tend to be better for gaming and far as the sound leakage of open-headphones goes, it's rather minimal and with 1-3m distance it really shouldn't be noticeable to anyone around you in a normal environment.
If you're already set on the Modmic i'd suggest getting the Superlux 668B together with it so that you end up spending about 100$ total for both. The 668B are beating things way up their price class and are more than suited for your needs.
The only concern might be the clamp factor on your ears but that's mostly an issue for people with large heads and can also be eased by getting good velour pads for them.

u/ns1902 · 1 pointr/Vive

Really liking the Superlux HD668B's that I bought for my Vive. The gap in the middle fits perfectly over the wires on the top of your head. They sound great and with a little 5 inch 3.5mm extension cable I got they are able to plug in without any excess wire.

u/thericeboss · 1 pointr/headphones

How do these compare to the Superlux HD668B

u/myth1n · 1 pointr/audiophile

oops forgot to add, check out the superlux 688b hd they are great sounding and can be had for a great price, leaves you more room in your budget for other things.

They well out preform their cost, i just got a pair recently, and I own quite a few expensive cans.

and especially since you are home recording, you want something with a very flat/linear response curve so that your mix i'snt colored. (you should be asking in r/wearethemusicmakers and not in audiophile, no offense).

u/urexpired · 1 pointr/audiophile

thanks for the tip, on head-fi i found a pair of Superlux HD-668 B Which looked to be in my price range and apparently sound really good, thanks for the tip! :)

Edit: though my research has brought me to the conclusion that the Sennheiser HD 280s have a better range and bass then the Superlux HD-668 B's. tho i am not entirely sure.

u/pookachee · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Superlux HD668b with any external mic you like.
They have a really wide sound stage with amazing sound from what I've heard which is great for gaming.

Link to Headphones

u/Zapablast05 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Cosmos ® 1 Pair Black Color Velvet Replacement Earpad Ear Pad Cushion for AKG K 240 Studio Headphones

Zalman Zm-Mic1 High Sensitivity Headphone Microphone

u/AskReddit404 · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget : - £30 ish ($30-$55)
  • Source: - Travelling (Aeroplane usage, phone usage)
  • Requirement: - Isolation as on a plane, good sound.
  • Will you be using these in public?: - Yes I will be using these headphones on a plane for many hours in the coming weeks.
  • Proffered type : - Not a clue
  • Past headphones : - Newbie - Only other headphones I have are Razor gaming ones.
  • Notes: - I have lots of long haul flights booked for the coming weeks and I want to invest a little bit of money into some good headphones. They will primarily be used for watching movies and listening to movies on aircraft so i will be around people allot so noise leakage could be a issue.
    I have been looking at the Superlux HD668B currently but I am unsure if they will be fit for purpose being semi open.
u/theSecondAgent · 1 pointr/letsplay

Thanks for that man! Should I keep the foam up? Because the reflections for the lower freq isn't being soaked up.... is there a way to combat this with EQ? Do you think this is the possible cause for my issues? I wasn't aware adding too much foam was a bad thing. I tried to treat the room the best I could.

I know this sounds nuts, but is there a way I can hear what you hear? I don't think we are hearing the same audio because the first one is god awful on my headphones. These are pretty neutral too. The name for the headphones I am using is called ' HD 668D'.

These are the headphones:

Once again, thank you Alan for the input !!!

u/Abohir · 1 pointr/videos

If you want great quality headphones for the value, these are currently trending as a great value that can challenge studio equipment:


Disclaimer I have not listened to these. They are currently trending, but they are reviewed positively by someone I trust. Here is the picture my friend took; it is better than the pictures shown on the amazon page.

EDIT#2: Here is an open-backed headphone from the same company (for those that want open-backed). Superlux 668b

EDIT#3: Oh you are asking for in-ears. I would say to wait for Ultimate Ears Triple-Fis, they can go for $99 during Black Friday sales. Other than those, the best value that is almost 80% quality of the big hitters are these guys made from monoprice (yes that online website for cheap cables, do make high quality products; these in-ears of theirs are famous):
The monoprice full-size headphones are also as good value as the Superlux in terms of quality.

u/jackie89 · 1 pointr/audiophile

What is your budget?
> $250

What are you looking for?
> 2 Bookshelf Speakers (5" max)

How will you be using it?
> Hooked up to my PC to Watch Movies, Play Games and some Music

What gear do you own?
> Creative T6200 (Using these in stacked mode.), SuperLux HD668B, AstroTech AX35 & Xiaomi Piston V2

What do you intend on using for a source?
>ASUS Xonar D1

What material will you be using your gear for?
> Movies, Music & Games. Typical source of music is Google Play Music All Access and Spotify. Music choice ranging from House/Techno and sometimes Old School Rock.

Are you willing to buy used?
> Maybe, I'm not sure. If I get a good deal sure.

I was looking at these two speakers at the moment. iKey Audio M505v2 5" Active Studio Monitor and A2+ POWERED DESKTOP SPEAKERS. Now the concern is, will these be considered an upgrade or would I not notice the difference over my Current 5.1 setup

u/bakedgoods33 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Check these out. I have them, and love them. Get a cheap blue snowball ice mic, and you're set.

u/ferrospork · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi everyone. I'm looking to get some headphones for PC gaming.

I'm currently gaming with these old Altec Lansing XT1 speakers, and would like to upgrade to something a little more impressive, and I thought headphones would be the best choice as it'll disturb my wife a bit less.

I've done some reading and research through this sub and elsewhere, and was thinking of getting the following:

Superlux HD668b headphones

Fiio e10k dac and amp

I read that open headphones would be better for gaming and music in general, but only in quiet environments.

I thought if I get the Fiio with it then down the line I can get some bookshelf speakers for the PC too.

Does this setup seem like a good idea to you? Will the Fiio make a difference compared to using my motherboard's onboard audio? Is there something else you would recommend instead? Would the HD681 evo headphones be a better choice?

I'm not looking to spend more than £100 total for headphones + amp/dac.

Thanks for any advice or info you can offer.

u/jackmotorbreath · 1 pointr/headphones

So I currently have the HyperX Cloud 2's and would like to get some proper audio headphones, but i don't know what to go with. I would like to keep the budget under £60 (or around $80 for the rest of you) I was looking at the Superlux HD668B Headphones but i wondered if there were any better deals on the market?

u/Nephrastar · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These headphones have detachable aux cables and I think the top part is made of metal. If your wires don't work all you'd need to do is just buy another aux cable :P

u/lepracan · 1 pointr/headphones

I am looking for headphones to replace my Sennheiser HD 205. I picked them up on a whim when at Fry's, and they lasted 4 months of being permanently in my computer, and almost being babied; now there is a problem with the wire and I have to fiddle with it near where it connects to the headset. Before them I had a pair of N-Tune by Monster, on those the headband snapped from normal putting on and taking off.

I am looking to get headphones that are circum-aural, decent sound (not an audiophile; Skype, mumble, netflix, video games are key points for me.), and STURDY (I have a big head). Budget is <$75. I will not be using them while traveling, so portability is a non issue; using a computer. Isolation is a non issue my house is pretty quiet. A removable wire would be preferable, so if an issue like the one I am experiencing happens I might be able to just get a new wire and not have to get them repaired or replaced.

I am considering:
Creative Aurvana Live Headphones ($68) (Sort of worried about the swivel being a breaking point)

Superlux HD668B ($28) (From buying guide I am a bit worried about comfort in long sessions)

AKG K 240 ($70)

Monoprice 8323($34)

Any input on these, or others you have enjoyed would be appreciated (especially if you have a large head; My hat size is 7 3/4)

In the sticky from yesterday the K240s were recommended, and are my top consideration right now. For them I am now wondering what the wire type is, so I can buy a backup but that's a future concern.

Edit: Working to get them in a nicer looking format, for now bolded the required information.

u/Dude-Guyman · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Define "good bass". To me good bass is exactly as it was recorded, not boosted at all, but most folks seem to like insanely over-boosted, boomy bass and think that is sign of a good headphone. NO! It is a crutch for bad headphones!

Anyway, I also have a Xonar SE and am using Superlux 668b headphones.

I find them to be insanely good sounding, forget the $38 price tag. They sound better than any $100+ cans I have tried. I'd describe them as having wide, crisp sound. Very well defined. They play audio very much like it was recorded, without gimmicky bass boosting. More bass does not equal good sound, but you could always EQ it however you like if you're into that.

Anyway, I can't praise them enough for $38. I use mine for recording/mixing my own music, where accurate (not boosted/enahnced) audio is required. Build quality is good. They clamp down pretty tight so they won't be falling off every time you move. For $38, you could buy 3 sets for the price on one other brand and still have as good or better audio quality, and not have to worry about breaking them. I have had mine about 3 years now and they are still like new, so they are not flimsy.

u/sozzll · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

What superlux headphones specifically? I had my eyes on the HD668B and I have pads that should fit it, do you think it's a good buy or would you recommend something else? I'm also on a budget of 60$ btw

u/The_Trust · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace with velvet headcovers and a modmic are what I use. You run into a paradox where the mic sucks or the audio is bad. Anything market for gaming is going to sound like ass, besides sennheisers higher end gaming headsets but those are hundreds.

u/Ancients · 1 pointr/hardware

Superlux HD668B . Highly recommended on headfi's list of reviewed headphones and reasonably priced. If you need a mic then buy something USB with a replaceable cable so if it ever gets broken you can replace the cable for ~$3 instead of replacing the entire mic.

u/DarkKratoz · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Headsets are bad. Here's what I'd reccomend; get a DAC/AMP, like [this one:] (, a dec pair of phones, such as these;, and a mic of some sort, modmics can work, but they seem a bit expensive considering you can get a full USB mic, with boom arm and pop filter, my preferred method, for around $20 more. Then, you'll have high quality audio for you and whoever you're playing with!

u/Brax8888 · 1 pointr/headphones

Maybe a pair of Superlux headphones probably either the 668 or 669, which currently is unavaliable from I recommend you go to Z Reviews
for the best info on these headphones.

u/samcuu · 1 pointr/buildapc



Better than any gaming headset you're going to find with the same price of these combined.

u/Bash7 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

all links to
Superlux HD681 or HD668B
Zalman ZM-MIC1
External Sound card

u/Hanmace · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: > 65$

Source: Gaming/General Use Desktop

I've used my trusty Superlux HD668B's for quite some time now. They have finally died on me and I'm looking for something similar. I want a replaceable cable, other than that I'm open to whatever.

u/TestFixation · 1 pointr/headphones

Superlux HD668B

Superlux HD-681

Samson SR850

If you're Canadian, you might be able to snag the UE6000.

u/Mlthelasher · 1 pointr/headphones

Superlux 668Bs May be the set of cans you are looking for.

u/PepperoniQuattro · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I bought the Superlux HD 668 B a few years ago and I like them a lot. Under $50, too.

u/Workinoncalibrations · 1 pointr/PS4Pro

Weird the link worked for me. I just copy and pasted the post below, hope it's useful!

This is a guide that recommends headphones with an added mic and does not recommend gaming headsets (I'll explain what that means). I'm posting this because I found lots of info on headphones for gaming but not a proper setup for a console like the PS4.

If you're looking for a great quality headset for gaming, you might run into some trouble like I did. I define quality as being made with solid materials and having awesome audio while having a decent mic to chat with other players.

Options within the quality gaming headset category are both limited and expensive. Take a stroll over to r/headphones to get their two cents on how and why gaming headsets are often overpriced and actually underperform their ticket price. This post in particular was very thorough and linked out to other really useful resources like Z Reviews

When my old headphones broke I started exploring options for a new pair of cans. I wanted to get something great and didn't mind spending a buck on it. As I researched I began to learn more about different types of headphones and what they offered in gaming. The problem I ran into is that the best pair of speakers you can put on your head are almost all headphones, not headsets (meaning headphones do not have a mic equipped). But I'm playing on a PS4 so that changes the game some, PC might have some different avenues. The PS4 dualshock controller (as of 2016, possibly earlier) has proprietary restrictions as to what headsets can plug-in and work with it so creating a DIY headset (independent headphones and mic) was tricky. I tried a workaround with getting an aux plug-in adapter that had "4 poles " to use with the DS4 controller but it didn't trick the controller nor did unplugging and re-plugging in headphones with a mic. Others have had success with it but not me.

I ended up getting a USB to headphone and mic input adapter. This way you can buy whatever headphones you want and whatever mic you want and pair them together by plugging them into your PS4 USB port. You are tethered by a wire but I have read that there is lag with basically any wireless setup so I wouldn't recommended them, especially if you're into online FPS.

My setup is:

---Open air headphones: Audio Technical 900x ($130)

There are other versions of these headphones like the 500x for around $75 as well as the 2000x for $600+
-I would also explore the Superlux HD668B Semi-Open Headphones ($40) as they are relatively inexpensive have replaceable ear pads and have glowing reviews.

---Attachable mic I haven't gotten comments on how I sound which can only be a good thing. I have asked how it sounds and "fine to me" is usually the answer I get.

---USB adapter w/ headphones + mic auxiliary inputs

-Also you might want to get a USB cable extender if the phones and/or mic you go with don't have long cables.

I would venture a guess that most any version of the above 3 components would work together. I am really enjoying my setup and have been using it for about 2 months now. The “soundstage" on open headphones is a really different experience, instead of being closed off by noise cancelling headphones it now feels like everything is happening around me. I had a pair of beats Studios (gen 2) that were pretty good but I would definitely recommend giving “open” style headphones a try. The beats seem puny in comparison, not just in physical size but also in output quality.

I hope this is of benefit to you. I spent a lot of time researching, reading and watching reviews, figuring out what would work on a PS4 and deliberating on what pieces to buy. I am by no means an audiophile so this is just the research of a lay person that wanted great sound and is enjoying what they found.

TL;DR Don't buy a gaming headset if you want awesome sound. You can get a great, probably better, setup on your own and likely save a bit of money in the process by DIY.

u/Kroteux · 1 pointr/letsplay

Get a Superlux HD668B and an Antlion Modmic (uni-directional).

u/rodaphilia · 1 pointr/Rainbow6

I was on a budget when I got my current pair, and these came highly suggested from /r/headphones. I love them for gaming and listening.

u/truevox · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm not the guy you asked, but I ALSO have the G930s. They're nice, but I won't be buying them again. I find the wireless to be flaky when my wife uses HER wireless headset (another Logitec, but not G930s), and the battery is nearly worthless after 2 years of ownership (though I do a fair bit of gaming, so YMMV). Next headset I buy is gonna be a pair of these bad-boys, and I'm gonna slap some of these on 'em. If I need a mic, I'll grab something like this. Won't be wireless, but I've got a cheap bluetooth headset if I need to move around the house. Since my HMD is tethered ANYWAY, I don't mind the headphones being so as well. :)

Hope that was somewhat helpful! :)

EDIT: OK, so here I am, nearly a month later. My G930s finally gave up the ghost, and I went ahead and bought about what I describe above (haven't picked up a mic yet (doesn't make sense at this point, with the Vive so close), but I've got the Superlux cans and 3rd party earcovers), and I'm LOVING them. Nice sound, though quieter than expected - I've not dealt with anything but USB headsets for a while, so I'm pretty sure I need an amp, which I can't fault them for, I knew it was a possibility going in. In any event, though a bit quiet at this point, it's not to the point of unhearability or anything. I just can't make it annoyingly loud if I want to. I'm also irked at the tiny male jack hardwired into them - I'd rather have a flush female jack, but what 'cha gonna do?

Beyond those two TINY issues (the first is only an issue due to my not realizing they'd need a bit more juice, and the second is annoying, but not at all a dealbreaker), I'm LOVING them for the price. Reproduction sounds pretty good (good enough for mixing with, anyway), and comfort is GREAT (they feel VERY light). YMMV, but I'm a happy camper with my Superlux HD668B semi-open cans (just don't forget the (<$10!) 3rd party covers - they REALLY improve on the default comfort).

EDIT #2: I'm a jackass. I had them plugged into line-in. When I found a second line-in (this one actually labeled and recognized by the OS as a headphone jack), the softer sound issue went away.

u/funklahoma · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Depends on how you define medium price range.

I use this, this, and this. But you could use a $20 phantom power like this instead of the UM2. I just got that so I could record music as well.

u/Kilo353511 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You can snag SuperLux 668B for around $40 USD, if you are patient you can get them as low as $30. Then grab a lapel mic or a cheap desk mic for $10-20. it should out perform most of your standard "gaming headsets" in that price range with the Hyper X Clouds being the exception.

668B are incredible headsets for the price. They are a little weak in the bass area, but not enough to write them off as junk.

Amazon 668B Link

Clip on Lapel Mic

Price at the time of posting for both those items: $47 USD

Edit: It's also worth upgrading the 668B pads to the velvet pads for $7 this would being the total to $54.

u/ariolander · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You wouldn't need a headset as the Bluetooth Reciever has its own built in microphone. Simply plug your headphones into the 3.5mm female port and Bluetooth pair to your computer, and clip to your shirt. The connection should be more obvious on the Griffin device, see the additional product photos.

As for headphones done you don't need a mic I recommend:
Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones
Or one of its cousin Superlux depending on the sound profile you want. The closed version would be of you wanted more bass, semi-open for wider sound stage.

u/ofek256 · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - 50-120$. whatever headphones you recommend, add 30$ for shipping to my country.

Source - my PC.

Requirements for Isolation - Closed-back headphones.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Closed-back over-ear headphones.

Preferred tonal balance - dunno. neutral, i guess?

Past headphones - Turtle Beach Recon 320, Superlux HD668B.

Preferred Music - Linkin Park, 21 Pilots, Imagine Dragons, Rick Astley (rick roll guy).

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - Nothing, really.

u/dibujor · 1 pointr/headphones

What is your budget: 200 € that should include any potential Amp/Dac needed to run the cans

Source: pretty old Desktop PC. Integrated Realtek HD Onboard sound. Have a soundblaster. I don't know if it works properly though. Maybe I'll hook them to a PS4 too every now and then.

Isolation: Don't need to be totally isolated from exterior world. I'll use these mainly at night. Sadly I think I have to
dismiss open or semiopen cans because my wife will be at a 2-3 meters from me, sleeping. Maybe in the future can look into some open cans
for daytime use.

Used in Public? No, home office, interior only

Preferred type of headphone: Full size, circumaural.

Preferred tonal balance: I don't really know, and I'll explain. These will be my workhorse. I'll use them to play
music while working (work at home as an illustrator), skype with clients, discord with friends (I'll be buying the AntLion Modmic)
edit videos (not music videos though), Films, Youtube, Playing games...
So I guess they have to be a bit allrounder. That means neutral? Can't really tell, this will be my first pair of
"good" headphones, or the first pair I've done research instead of picking the first cans I saw on the shelf.

Past headphones: An assortment of cheap headphones and a couple gaming sets (don't even recall the names).
The ones I have now are a pair of Philips SHP2000. You can tell almost anything will be an improvement.

Preferred Music: I listen to almost everything, from classical to hip hop. Jazz, Blues, Rock, Metal, Folk. It really depends on my mood.
So not much help here either to go for a defined tonal balance I'm afraid.

Location: Spain, I have access to, Ebay, etc. Don't know much of this world so couldn't tell any place audio specific.

What would you like from your headphones? As I said I want them to be a bit of allrounder. I want to clearly hear the voices when I'm
voice chatting, Clear sound when playing music and Good sound when gaming. And since I'll be wearing them several hours a day, they should be comfortable.

I have an average (towards big because of hair) head and average ears but I do wear glasse so maybe that's a concern if the grip is too tigh.
I know all this "requirements" mean they won't be the best at anything but I'm not an audiophile either....yet, I guess.

I've been researching a lot of reviews, videos, forums and I've seen a lot of recomendations, and situations similar to mine.
So I thought asking here with the template would help me to nitpickc and better tailor the buy for me, since I'm spending that much (for me anyway, I know this hobby can go pretty crazy pretty fast).
In fact in my initial research I wanted to spend max 200€ inclusing the modmic (so that left 130-150 for the headphones) but looking and researching had me raising the dough destined to the cans by a bit everytime
just in case "this new ones they recommend maybe are much better".

I have a list of what I found after a lot of research. I don't even know if any of those will be any good for my situation. There are two "leagues" of cans there as you'll see,
but those really cheap ones I included because I see them recommended a lot as "sound as headphones double or triple their price". Maybe that's BS but... maybe not and I can save me some money

The ones over 200€ I might consider them if they are really, REALLY much, much, much better than any of the other options.
Since going over 200 would have me waiting a bit more to get the cash.

Here's what I have:

  • Superlux HD681 and HD668B - 31€ & 38€ respectively at Amazon. These are the ones people recommend as "above their league" so I included them here. I know they're Samson ripoffs?

  • Beyerdynamic D770 Pro - 125€ at Amazon. Another ones with a lot of recommendations, along with the M50X. Some say better, some say equal...

  • Audio Technica ATH M50X - 135€ at Amazon. Seem people either love 'em or hate 'em. Youtubers favourite (not that that's a valid reason to pick a pair of cans for me anyway). I know there are way better options, they're here just because they fit into my price range

  • Soundmagic HP150 - 150€ at Amazon. Seen a few recommendations for this ones.

  • Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro - 150€ at Amazon. Seen them recommended here

  • Sony MDR-1A - 185€ at Amazon. Late addition from a few reviews I read

  • Audio Technica MSR 7BK - 185€ at Amazon. The bigger, better, improved brother of the M50X?

  • Audio Technica ATH A900x - 219€ at Amazon. Seems these run for more than that, and people love them, but at that price they're out of my budget. May consider waiting for them if they're absolutely the best for my situation

  • B&O BeoPlay H6 - 238€ at Amazon. Same as the A900x. These are also damn sexy looking like everything Bang & Olufsen does (but that doesn't count towards my decision ;D)

    Of course this is only a list of what I've found during my research, but feel free to recommend me anything you feel can be better for me even if not on the list.

    Thank you very much.
u/Silver_Foxxx · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

My gaming headset.

Head Phones


This combo is cheaper and much better sounding than the Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset from personal experience.

u/LavaScribe · 1 pointr/buildapc

I wear glasses too. I use the Superlux hd668b headphones with replacement earpads. I don't remember what I got exactly, but something like this. I can wear these for multiple hours. The 668b are made of plastic and are fairly cheap quality but are really lightweight as a result. They get sweaty for me during long sessions in the summer, but are really comfortable otherwise. I bought my 668b and replacement pads on sale, so a bargain for me, maybe not so much at $67 usd. Decent/good sound quality, semi-open back is a plus as well.

I also use a pair of Sennheiser Urbanite XL for on-the-go but they're not quite as comfortable. But I like closed-back and a more V-shaped sound when I'm out and about.

u/summertimeinthelbc · 1 pointr/PS4

Superlux 668b

Good bass, wide soundstage. It’s recommended you do ear pad mods for comfort however.

u/EinTheVariance · 1 pointr/headphones

ok, but don't expect anything amazing. These are probably the best sounding for the price range albeit clampy:örer/dp/B003JOETX8

If you need closed back, these:

u/Wadez1000 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

superlux 668b and Brainwavz pads . Get some pad that fits. i am not sure if these pads fit.

u/myusernayme · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I beg to differ. This will total you $85 and will be a much better experience with treble, and bass tuning. It's only twice the price for a much better experience.

u/wijnandsj · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

>i have no idea what that even is

I think the US is a federal state in North America run by an orange painted dementia sufferer. But I could be wrong. ;)


u/drakthorian0294 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

There are both open-back and closed back options. The Difference is imaging and how aware you are of your sorrounding in the game. Open back has better awareness, but you can hear what's happening irl. Where closed back doesn't have as good imaging but isolate you from the outside world


Open back Superlux HD668B(has clear high frequencies that lets you hear gunshots and footsteps better, but it doesn't ruin the overall sound. While still being good for the other games as well)

Closed back : Sennheiser HD 4.30I(Has a warmer sound but is amazing for games like the last of us Zero Dawn etc.)


Those are what I'd suggest in that price range. I am sure there are others that has some great alternatives as well :)

u/FudoJudo · 1 pointr/headphones

I've been slowly getting more and more interested in the world of "proper audio", after several cheapish headset solutions for gaming in the past.

Budget: Flexible to be honest, but I'd have to be really committed to my choice to spend more than about £120 ($154 USD).

Source: My desktop computer. I do not believe it has a fancy soundcard.

Requirements for Isolation: Low. I might want to take these for a long car ride from time to time but it'll mostly be used for gaming and music at my desk (osu, Overwatch, etc).

In public?: Unlikely.

Preferred Type: I haven't had many circumaural headphones, but I love them. Proper comfort is my preference!

Preferred Tonal Balance: I understand the underlying theory here, but I'm not really knowledgeable enough to say I have a preference. I believe that a wide sound-stage is important for gaming because of the positional audio.

Past Headphones: Some Sennheiser gaming headset I won in a competition - I don't really remember the sound other than "good!" but the bracket and hinge on the left earpiece eventually disintegrated. Currently I'm using a Jabra BIZ 2400 after several other office-style headsets broke.

Preferred Music: Again, I'm not really an expert on genres, but most of my music comes from anime and / or osu maps. Examples/favourites are Highscore, Scarlet Rose, Talent Shredder and Mythologia's End.

Improvements: This is my first foray into the world of actually caring about audio rather than some £10 office headset, so I'm improving from "not caring" to "proper audio".

The things I've been looking at so far are the Superlux HD668Bs, the Sennheiser HD 558s (which one commenter described as "wallhacks" quality) and possibly the Hyperx Cloud II (which has the advantage of coming with an okay microphone - possibly also considering the Stinger!)

Please help and educate this filthy casual!

Footnote edit: There's also the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x.

u/EidolonVS · 1 pointr/headphones

I have these:

The weird looking wire headband needed some initial stretching out for my big head (I used a stack of books) but once that was done, they have been comfortable and reliable for years. The same company (and Samson, they seem to be 2 variations of the same maker) also makes more 'normal' looking headbands.

u/VoodooAction · 1 pointr/buildapc

I've got a pair of these teamed up with a desktop mic. Sound quality is amazing compared to the gaming headsets I've owned in the past and this is just a cheap studio headset, obviously well within your budget. Was reccomended them in a /r/headphones thread.

u/rezalva96 · 1 pointr/indieheads

The Superlux HD668B headphones are fantastic. Pretty affordable, too. Can confirm that they handle GY!BE and Illinois pretty damn well.

u/Bookah · 1 pointr/headphones

IEM: KZ-ED9. Remains one of my favorite budget IEMs, especially for that genre. Just buy it and be blown away.

Headphone: Superlux HD668B - crisp and bassy.

u/whatevernuke · 1 pointr/headphones

hmm, I'm surprised, they're just under £37 for me (which is 45.6 euro apparently), your tech prices are steep D: Where'd you look? I don't know how international purchases work (added tax?), seeing as I've never done it but it's here for under 40 euros on Germany's Amazon site.

u/dominion79 · 1 pointr/ZReviews

I bought a FiiO Q1 Mk2 with a pair of Superlux HD668B with custom pads, it works great for gaming on my Xbox one and listening to music either on my mobile or using a laptop. All in cost me less than £200.00. Note you definitely need the custom pads on the Superluxes, the ones that come with them aren't comfortable.

u/SneakyMofo20 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Superlux HD668B

$40 USD

The ATH-M30x or a similar AT model would be my next recommendation. Sennheiser good too.

HD668B are semi-open, which I like for my environment since I can still hear what is going on around me or talk to the wife. I don't have a ton of background noise that I want to keep out. ATH-M30x are closed and will cancel out a lot of the outside noise in your environment; for those who use loud fans/AC or what not.

Either way I strongly recommend spending some extra $$ on some nice earpad replacements. I tried a few but nothing is quite as good as the Brainwavs memory foam line.

u/psych4191 · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

$40 is all you really need for this game.

in ear


Combine either of those with a desk/clip on mic and you're set.

u/nayrlladnar · 1 pointr/AskMen

Bluetooth earbuds: Soundpeats QY7 Cheap, but very good sound quality and well made.

PC Headphones: Superlux HD668B with these pads, this DAC, and an MPOW Bluetooth receiver

u/ProdigyMaster492 · 1 pointr/headphones

Hey guys, I've narrowed my headphones choices to two specific pairs, the [Superlux HD668b] ( and the [AKG K240] ( Is there a big improvement for spending the extra money with the k240's or should I get the less expensive Superlux's? Thank's for the input!

u/redditprobhatesme · 1 pointr/headphones

Better than these? My headphones just broke so I've been trying to decide what to get.

u/kpmgeek · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Just buy good headphones and get a microphone for them, you'll get much better results.

Get these cans:

These replacement pads for comfort:


For surround sound buy the Dolby Atmos windows plugin for bineural processing, that's all the HyperX's are doing and I guarantee the software plugin will do it better.

u/NirvaNaeNae · 1 pointr/horror

do you know if these headphones have that similar feature to yours?

u/kairon156 · 1 pointr/headphones

this one look close to what I want. Though it's weird it has a male audio jack hanging from the headphones instead of a female one inside of them.

u/hjill · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Only headphones? Look at (if you're in the US) Superlux or Sennheiser

u/d_neustel3 · 1 pointr/battlestations

Okay, so this is my first time with a PC and a desk. Right now I have a PC with no modifications (yet), and an Astro headset for my Xbox. Also an Xbox one,and some speakers.

I want to improve my setup for gaming.

I am looking at a new keyboard

Also a mouse

A mousepad

Some headphones

And a gpu

Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

u/Tyhler · 1 pointr/audiophile

Heya. I work in lawn care and my wired earbuds are constantly in the way. I'm looking to go wireless/bluetooth so I don't have to worry about that anymore. The headphones I use at home are these and I love the sound of them, just for example. I work 8-10 hour shifts, so battery life is a definite plus, and handle a lot of loud machinery so they need to be noise-blocking. Sweat/water proof as well.

I can go as high as $150, if need be. I tried a friend's pair and they were very bass-heavy and muddy sounding, so I'd like to avoid that. I prefer more neutral sound.

What's the best bluetooth/wireless headphones to fit my needs, friends?

u/rombointhebongo · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

please include a budget when asking something like this


Philips SHP2500

Sennheiser HD201

Superlux HD668B


Nuforce HP-800

Superlux HD668B(with beyerdynamic velour pads)

Sennheiser HD 518


ATH-AD700/x (get these if you can, legendary soundstage)

sennheiser hd558


k701/k702/q701/k7xx (similar but not the same, check around. similar soundstage to ad700s)

Beyerdynamic DT880

Sennheiser HD598

and dont get an internal soundcard, get an external dac/amp combo.

something cheap:

more expensive - schiit stack(modi/magni)


u/deadkactus · 1 pointr/perfectgift

If she enjoys all kinds of music... Get her a pair of good headphones. The super lux HD668B is the best bang for the buck when it comes to headphones and matches headphones at higher price ranges
Superlux HD668B

Then go to /r/audiophile on the link below and check out all the audiophile grade records of 2014 posted there.

Once you listen to music recorded with the audiophile crowd in mind, its hard to listen to anything of lesser quality, even if the file being played is an mp3. A great recording or production translates well even when compressed.

And next year you can upgrade her setup to include a better digital to analog converter and headphone amp. They can be found for mobile applications or MAC/PC.

You can research headphone gear here

u/illuxion · 1 pointr/headphones

I just got mine today, it's missing the sparkle of the 598s. The stage is ok for a closed, but you compared their price and performance to 598s which blows them out of the water personally. With the bass port closed the 30-50 range is ok but the 60-100 is lacking leaving a kick drum sounding like a slap drum. With the bass port all the way open it's sloppy and the 30-50 still overpowers the 60-100. Vocals are really strange on them to me, I can't quite pinpoint what the problem is.

I still stand behind 668Bs as the most bang for the buck. They feel like their price in terms of build quality, but they sound leagues ahead of their price. I bought the COPs hoping to replace my 668s at work as my daily listeners. 668s are a tad bright, but for a $40 can they are phenomenal and the listening experience is leaps and bounds ahead of the COPs.

u/nalex66 · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

I bought some KOSS KSC75 clip-on headphones. They sound great and they clip on your ears so they don't get in the way of the headstrap. I haven't been using them much though--I find the sound from the Quest quite good unless I'm in a particularly noisy environment.

u/StealthTomato · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

The KSC75 uses the same drivers as the PortaPros, is incredibly portable, and costs next to nothing. I use them anytime I'm afraid I might break my headphones... they're only $15 to replace!

Of course, this is the exact opposite of Buy It For Life.

u/stanfan114 · 1 pointr/headphones

The KSC 75 is more in his price range, but you are right. Koss.

OP you will get tons of bass from this.

u/Drakkanrider · 1 pointr/headphones

I use small over-ears like the Koss KSC75 that you can put in a pocket.

u/Guilemouse · 1 pointr/Fitness

Straight from the mother fuckin' underground.

Head-Fi Forums holding it down.

Presenting your solution. Costing in around $15 dollars American.
Koss KSC75

EDIT: Personal experience: Clips are a little loose, one time I forgot to tuck the wires in my hoodie and ripped the ear clip off. Found it on the ground moments later, bent it back in shape, popped it in and continued on going. If your ears can handle the clip weight, these are great, loud as well, but does not have a back cover, which means sound leaks.

u/Ashex · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I currently use Sennheiser PX-100 headphones for flying and Koss KSC75 when I work out.

u/OhHaiMe · 1 pointr/PSVR

Koss KSC75. $16 on Amazon. They hang on your ears so there's no band to get in the way of the headset,and they are more comfortable with no pressure on your head. And the sound will surprise you with how good it is.

u/tasunder · 1 pointr/running

I never blast music or block sound while running outdoors unless I'm on a long stretch of protected path (e.g. bike path with minimal traffic). I thus have one set of headphones for indoor running and one for outdoor running.

I use Shure IEMs for indoor and YurBuds outdoor, but there is a huge caveat...the YurBuds sound quality is awful. When I used to listen to music while running, I would never have worn any model of yurbuds. Completely unacceptable sound quality to me for music. Tinny and anemic. Now that I almost never listen to music while running, I love them since they are rainrpoof/sweatproof, have a mic, don't fall out, and let enough sound in.

When I used to listen to music, I used to wear Koss KSC-75 , which are secure, sound like they cost $50 more than they do, and don't die immediately from sweat. I'd never wear them in the rain or anything like I do regularly with YurBuds, but they lasted through 6 months of training. I didn't mind going through them once in a while since they are cheap and can often be had on sale for $10.

u/IronLion650 · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Replace the crappy Sena speakers with these Koss ones:

I've used these on the SMH-10 and now the 20S and they sound way better and also go way louder than the stock Sena speakers. With earplugs in I can hear music fine at highway speed with these, you just need to make sure that the speakers are placed perfectly when your helmet is on- not too far forward or too far back.

u/turtlintime · 1 pointr/oculus
These are generally rated by audiophiles as the best bang for your buck headphones and I believe they are the same driver as the CV1

u/cactus22minus1 · 1 pointr/oculus

Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones

They sound just as good as the CV1 earphones too. But just to be clear- none of the headsets I’ve tried hiss at all. This pair is just the ones I settled on because they sound great and clip on easily.

u/GameBuff20XX · 1 pointr/oculus

I’ve been using these,
Koss KSC75 .
I place the cable (where they V and connect) behind my neck when I put them on so I don’t have the cable dangling in front. They seem to play very well with the Rift S because they honestly sound better than my expensive Sony headphones I was using with the S before.

u/DekkerVS · 1 pointr/oculus

If you don't like your earbuds, nor your over ear headphones..


Some other sound options:

  1. Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones


  2. Bionik Mantis: The sound I hear is not as good but these also are an option:


  3. 3d printed clips for other Koss headphones:
u/JJ_Mark · 1 pointr/oculus

Yeah, I nabbed myself some cheap, clip on earphones (not earbuds) to simulate the experience for now while we wait to see if anyone comes out with a peripheral to match CV1's. Still not ideal, but the sound on them isn't bad.

u/veganintendo · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

GOAT cheap headphones: Koss KSC75 Portable Stereophone Headphones

u/answer-questions · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

You can try separated headphones like this:

Then you just wear one ear.

u/Hankune · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: Let's say ≤ $100

Source: My phone or laptop (Macbook Pro)

Requirements for Isolation: It would be a bonus, but yeah sn't that what headphones are for? To block out the noises and not disturb others.

Will you be using these Headphones in Public?: Maybe on the bus or airplane.

Preferred Type of Headphone: IEMs seem to never stick in my ear and I can't imagine they will be high quality. I would say IEM are very convenient and portable. Full-sized is probably the highest quality I assume, but they are too big for me. Ear-on is I think the middle ground. The clip-on ear like these are probably the best. They aren't too big and aren't susceptible to breaking the head part.

Preferred tonal balance: I have no idea what this part means lol. I don't listen to rock, punk, or anything too loud. I listen to J-pop, OSTs, Classical sometimes, and that's it. Nothing crazy or screams

Past headphones:

Used to own an open ear clip on headphones I got from the airplane. I liked them because they are easy to use, but didn't like the ear pad because on hot days it makes me sweat. I currently own a JVC headphone that I bought from London Drugs.

I don't hate them, but don't like them either. I didn't like them because when I plugged my headphones into my computer there seems to be a really quiet static noise and after putting my headphones on for a long time, they hurt my ears. Also the earpad isn't real leather so the sweating issue is a problem. I also found it recently that I just don't like how "importable" it is (inconvenient to carry) and I can't stuff it in my pockets

Preferred Music: Looks like I answered this part already! Mostly soft J-pop, OSTs from Anime, Classical Music (no orchestras). No scream loud music like Rock, Rap, etc.

What would you like to improve on from your set-up: Hm better sound quality, softer, cooler pads, and portability.

Location- I am in Canada, but I got a $100 Gift Card so I can shop there. But if there is somewhere else I can purchase, let me know.

u/grylliade · 1 pointr/3DS

For anyone looking for something decent and inexpensive for this, I can't recommend these enough.

u/Rashkh · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If you're okay with sound leaking into the room/don't need to worry about sound bothering others, either the Superlux HD681 or the Koss KSC75.

If sound leakage is an issue, either the Monoprice 8323 or the JVC HAS400B.

u/Togod5 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

The KSC75 are more of an on ear but sound amazing for $15 imo.

u/sozh · 1 pointr/running

Is there any sort of adapter to make wired headphones work with bluetooth? I swore by these Koss KSC-75 headphones back in the day.


these say they are sweat resistant, fwiw


here are some clip-style bluetooth koss cans:


u/Zhant0m · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

i use koss clip ons and wear a fatality headset
for the mic.
got the koss for ~fifteen and the fatality when it was ~twenty.

i do agree with other posters to use a combo of headphones + a clip on mic because it is cheaper, but using a headset around your neck for a mic provides a closer proximity to your vocals.

i personally don't know how well mics perform when clipped onto your shirt collar (far proximity), but if you talk softly and compensate by boosting your mic volume (increase gain), your voice will become somewhat distorted.

super duper edit: since you already have at least one headset, you can use one of those for your mics if you find hanging them around your neck comfortable

u/mathemagicat · 1 pointr/headphones

$50-75 (flexible)

Cellphone and desktop PC.

Requirements for Isolation
Prefer minimal isolation.

Preferred Type of Headphone
I'm looking for something very specific here. I want a pair of non-earbud headphones with over-the-ear hooks (kind of like these or these) that are also wireless (preferably Bluetooth). I don't want a rigid behind-the-head band, just a soft wire or cord.

Preferred tonal balance
Don't care.

Past headphones
These were my favourite. I'm currently using this similar model, which is fine although the wire is threatening to break. I generally like this style for sitting at my desk.

But I'm tired of dealing with the wire, especially when working out.

Preferred Music
It really doesn't matter.


I don't care in the slightest what they look like, I barely care about the sound quality, and I'm willing to put up with them being moderately overpriced; I'm shopping almost 100% based on comfort. My ears are extremely sensitive, and sound quality doesn't matter if I'm in pain.

The only thing that would cause me to hesitate to buy something in the form factor I described would be reports of low manufacturing quality/high failure rates (like these, which would be exactly what I want if it weren't for the build quality problems).

u/beowulfpt · 1 pointr/headphones

KSC75 are on-ears that will leave your hair untouched.

u/BobbySpangio · 1 pointr/PSVR

I've been considering buying these and inventing some way to fix them onto the PSVR in a similar (though slightly rubbish) way.

u/Billy__k · 1 pointr/headphones

Are these the same but cheaper?


u/Mad_Economist · 1 pointr/CabaloftheBuildsmiths

> I left almost no room for headphones so if you want some I think we should be upping your budget by $100 or so so u/Mad_Economist has some room to play with.

No joke. The only options that'd at all fit into price range while not being terrible would be the rather unergonomic (and functionally on-ear) [Tascam] ( [TH02]
( and the clip-on [Koss] ( [KSC75] (

u/ressis74 · 1 pointr/headphones

There aren't that many. This is the only one I ever hear recommended.

u/MrEprize · 1 pointr/audio

I agree with SuperDuckQ that the Koss PortaPro is a comfortable, wonderful and great sounding headphone. I use mine all the time.

I would also like to mention that the KSC75 is even more comfortable but does not have as much low end punch because they sit lighter on your ears. Yet they are very clear and get the job done. I would recommend them if you find the PortaPro uncomfortable or you need something smaller and more pack-able. I also use these quite often.

u/atetuna · 1 pointr/Machinists

I think you'd be happier if you went with ear muffs. You can get much higher isolation, foam and pads are replaceable, and they're generally able to put up with abuse. The dt770m comes fairly close, but you might spend a lot of money to find that they're not good enough for you. A lot of people don't like the way the dt770m sounds for music, which is why I noted the audiobook use. It sounds fine for audiobooks, but I don't even try to use it for music.

If you want the ultimate passive isolation wireless headphone setup that doesn't go into your ear canal, I think I have it.

  • 3M X5A ear muffs
  • 3M Peltor HY80 sealing ring pads (so expensive!)
  • Koss KSC75 headphones
  • Elecom bluetooth receiver

    I haven't found a way to significantly improve the isolation of the ear muffs. The only way to get greater isolation is to wear in ear headphones, or to use ear plugs and crank up the volume. I actually like the latter when it's extremely noisy. The gel pads are for comfort and better sealing around eyeglasses and goggles. Keep in mind that hair can cause poor isolation due to leaks. The headphones are stuffed in without their ear loop, and I think they'll be less hassle than buds or plugs. I just literally installed them, so I won't know for sure until my next shift.

    The bluetooth receiver may not suit you unless like me, you work 12 hour shifts and listen to them during your commute.

    You may find two different ratings for the X5A. 31dB or 37dB. I also have the SilentSound ear muffs that are rated at 37dB, and they both block sound about the same. I wear the 3M ear muffs because they're less hassle to put on and take off in a production environment, and they're much more comfortable with the gel pads. The downside to the X5A is that they're very wide. People will say something about it.

    Let me know if you have any questions, and especially if you have some ideas on how to improve my setup.
u/King_Crustacean · 1 pointr/audiophile

I haven't had to use the warranty on mine yet, but I doubt I would unless it was the drivers themselves. If you don't want to deal with the warranty you might want to just check out a different pair. KSC75's are much cheaper and IIRC they use the same drivers and are $15~ or less if you like the sound of the PortaPros and don't mind the ear-clip style. Sennheiser PX-100's are pretty comparable to the PortaPros as well but a little more expensive. Or if you're feeling particularly DIY, you could try putting beefier cables on them or modding them even further.

Some links for your perusal:



u/glassFractals · 1 pointr/trees

The 280-pros sound terrible in comparison to the HD-555 entry-level audiophile cans.
280 pros excel in passive noise cancellation, not quality (the audiophile ones are all open-designed).

The 650's are Sennheiser's former flagship set. The 280's can barely even be considered a headphone in comparison.

If you want to upgrade sometime, hilariously, these $14 Koss headphones sound better than most non-audiophile headphones at low-medium volumes.

The HD-555's sound way better than the 280 Pros, if you wanna go for the audiophile route; they can be had for about $90. If you're a bass whore and have a bit of a higher budget, I can't recommend Denon AHD-2000 enough (about $230 if you get them at the right place).

Make sure you give any audiophile headphone a week or two of heavy use for burning-in to sound the best. It makes a huge difference. And if you thought your experience the other day was amazing... oh my.. there is a whole new world to discover yet.

u/bernie16wb · 1 pointr/Fitness

The Koss KSC75 is worth looking at too. Amazing sound quality for the price ($15) and nice for working out/running for a few reasons. First off they aren't noise cancelling so you can hear your surroundings and won't get yourself killed by a car or something. Second being that since they slide over the ear rather than being earbuds or in ear they don't hurt your ears when working out (if you're someone who experiences pressure or pain when working out with earbuds).

u/chthonical · 1 pointr/headphones

You mean like these?

Wait, you want a microphone too? Then I don't know. Sorry.

u/rat_trap69 · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Koss KSC75 headphones have the exact same drivers as the highly regarded Porta Pros for $15 instead of $50.

I used them in my helmet, sound great, more bass. Sacrifice your old Sena speakers for the harness, snip, clip, and solder. Ready to go!

u/bigdoghogfrog · 1 pointr/headphones
u/romman00 · 1 pointr/Frugal

These headphones are terrible - I have a pair. Some of the worst IEMs I've owned - and I've owned about 15 different pairs, from the absolute cheapest cheapos to 10's.

OP - what type of headphone are you looking for? IEM? Over-the ear? Full sized? Is sound leakage OK? Your answers to these questions will change the recommendation we can give you.

For cheap headphones with great sound given the price, I'd recommend looking into the Koss KSC75 or Monoprice Enhanced Bass earbuds. I have both of these and they are a great bang for the buck. will recommend these as well.

u/clonejoe · 1 pointr/OculusQuest

You could get those... or you could just buy a pair of Koss KSC75 for $15, which are the same as the what the Oculus Rift CV1 has. Sorta ugly and clip to your ears rather than the headset, but you'd be getting the same solid audio quality.

u/dragoneye · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The Koss KSC75 are considered by a good number of people as the best headphones under $50. Since they clip onto your ears I would guess they would be pretty good for working out.

u/JammySTB · 1 pointr/gamingpc

Koss KSC75.

Pair them with a cheap clip on mic or a Modmic.

u/ActuallyYeah · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I'm a cheapass, but these Koss's, man, I picked them up, like $20, five years ago for my bike-commuting and they're perfect. Left channel went out, I sent them in, fresh phones in an original box came back a week later.

u/flappytowel · 1 pointr/TagProIRL

Grab some of these as backup headphones. They're cheap, really good sound-wise, and will last forever.

Well they are better than apple earpods anyway :)

u/rainasu · 1 pointr/Fitness

I always listen to music whether I'm running, jogging, or just going for a walk. I use Koss KSC75s as they have great sound quality and stay on while running.

If I'm just running a mile or two as fast as possible I listen to hardcore punk or powerviolence. Some favorites are Tempest, Code Orange Kids, and Weekend Nachos.

If I'm running a couple miles I'll pick longer albums and I tend to go with sludge and screamo for those runs. Circle Takes the Square, Kehvlin, and Thou are favorites for these kinds of runs.

If I'm just doing a casual walk around the lake I tend to listen to post-rock, drone, doom, or just a podcast. Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Earth, and Rorcal are favorites for more calm walks.

u/Qgsr · 1 pointr/chile

Koss KSC75, me gustan "clips".

u/ntxawg · 1 pointr/Vive

not ear phone but this worked fairly well, though since they are not ear phone you can hear stuff around you, but it makes demoing the vive to friends easier as you don't have to clean the earbuds etc and they can hear you when you give them directions.

u/LegoForte · 1 pointr/gadgets

I have these: They're cheap, they sound pretty good, they don't fall off my head while running, and I've had them for years without any obvious wear.

u/fndude · 1 pointr/Vive

I took a pair of these:

and a pair of these:

And snapped the ear connectors off the Koss and shoved them inside the ear defenders. Now I have a pair of isolation headphones that work really well. I'll solder and make some plugs eventually, but this works great and is cheap.

u/zivo_je · 1 pointr/Vive
u/OurEyesArentReal · 1 pointr/Vive

A real pair of headphones. Headphones marketed as "gaming" "5.1" "7.1" etc are just kind of crap. Wireless headphones are usually just crap in general. The G930s are heavy, they cause (or are affected by) interference/dropped connections, they feel sloppy and cheap and when you wiggle them around the flop around like a limp penis... i can go on.

Get a real pair of headphones like Sennheiser HD558 or Audio Technica ATH-m50. I own a Senn 558s and they are seriously the most comfortable thing I put on my entire body everyday. I can wear them literally all day with absolutely zero discomfort. They sound light years better than "gaming" headphones. They come with a long cable(which is nice for you PC) so I just ordered a shorter cable on amazon. I'll probably shorten even further so it's not an issue at all when I plug it into the HDM cable.

As a back up, I just bought a pair of these Koss KSC75 because they come highly recommended for the price. I expect I'll be using these to take away from the bulk of having headphones on top of an HMD at the same time. They haven't arrived yet so I can't personally speak for their quality or comfort, I just know a lot of people in /r/headphones recommend them as a cheap alternative to buds. Some people say they rival headphones in the $100 price range in sound quality.

Look around /r/headphones. I owned a few Turtle Beach gaming headsets, a few Logitech gaming headsets, a Tritton gaming headset in the past 10+ years. It wasn't until I bought my Sennheisers about 1.5 years ago did I realize what awesome sound is and how comfortable headphones could be. I don't know if you were ever a console gamer, but to me, getting quality headphones was like taking that first step into PC gaming and realizing what you'd been missing out on.

u/a_modest_espeon · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - <30 bucks

Source - phone, computer ds maybe. I love general use

Isolation - i guess light isolation? I seem stupid saying light isolation but I want to be able to focus on the game or music while walking but talk to friends right next to me. (this is a stupid explanation)

Preferred type - after a life of using earbuds my inside ears dont look so good, trying to cut down on that, I would say maybe over ear

Tonal balance - Neutral as possible, I am not too particular about how something sounds, if it needs to be bass boosted to sound better then was it really good in the first place?

Past headphones - Koss Ksc75 (was great headphones but annoying to be sure) and the Koss portapros (actually really good but as of now one side lost sound)

Music - Anything that sounds great goes on my playlist, even rap, which I usually despise

Improvement - something that will last long hopefully, portapros lasted me for more then half a year (bought it in june)

I was also looking at this thing right here the mic I pretty much do not need, but otherwise everything looks nice otherwise

Note: I am a complete idiot so if you cringe while reading this shit, angrily suggest a reccomendation

u/GobBluth19 · 1 pointr/PSVR

recently got these to use instead of the gold's i'd been using

much better not worrying about breaking the golds, and yeah you get a lot better cooling and airflow with them

u/MrLonelyy · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

Currently using SteelSeries Arctis 3's but just bought this ( and this (

u/grinddking · 1 pointr/Vive I use these to mimic how the rift headphones are. They are decent quality but may fit a bit too loose on your ears for some. I hook them to the side straps when not in use so I can quickly put the headset on and off with them.

u/broman55 · 1 pointr/codbo

I do not have a headset, but rather, I have a pair of Koss KSC75 headphones hooked directly to the audio output of my PS3 using old computer speakers for volume control/amplification.

It's not nearly as good as x11s or Astros (no mic obviously), but I can pick up a lot of sounds that I previously missed, I have some ability to position enemies through sound and it only cost me $20 for the headphones (which I use for other things) and $5 for a RCA audio to 3.5 stereo cable.

u/epicflyman · 1 pointr/Vive

Along that same vein, the KSC75 ought to be pretty good, since theres no headband to deal with.

To those of you unfamiliar with these, they are kinda legendary amongst the audiophile crowd for sounding damn good for 11 bucks.

u/poiuytman · 1 pointr/bicycling

I avoid earbuds and use over-the-ear headphones that allow ambient noise in (specifically, these). Keeping the music at a reasonable volume and using a bar-end mirror keeps me comfortably aware of traffic.

u/theresafire · 1 pointr/buildapc

I use some Koss KSC75, they are fantastic and dirt cheap

u/beto0707 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Here are a couple of great headphones for very little money.

Koss KSC75 - $15

Monoprice IEM - $8

u/VRegg · 1 pointr/Vive

If you have SteamVR you should be able to find the controllers under the folder vr_controller_vive_1_5 here
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\resources\rendermodels\ The model appears fairly accurate to the real thing but I am unsure if it meets manufacturing tolerances. Models are in .obj but most programs should be able to open it. Just make sure the scale is correct on import.

I, however, don't see an accurate model of the hmd other than the Rift DK2, a generic HMD, and what looks like the Valve prototype hmd.

I did see this but it is not downloadable. Can't hurt to ask

I am wanting to make accessories myself but haven't gotten a 3d printer yet. I am hoping to make a holder that clips on the headset to hold clip-on style headphones like this

u/fckdup · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I use something like this, but maybe an over the ear earbud would work better.

u/emaily13 · 1 pointr/headphones

Looking for Bluetooth on-ear or earbud headphones that are compact, comfortable, and won't fall out of my ear.

Budget: under $100

Source: Pixel 2 android phone

Isolation: None to some. I wear these while working in a lab so I need to be aware of my surroundings

Used in public: Yes

Headphone type: On-ear or earbud. I would prefer on-ear as earbuds seem to always fall out of my ears but I dislike the headband style that on-ears always have. I find IEMs to be very uncomfortable.

Past headphones: I love my Panasonic RP-HS46E-K Slim Clip-on Earphones ( They are super compact, comfortable, and low isolation but I am looking to switch to a wireless headphone to give me more freedom of movement while at work and so I don't have to use an adapter with my new phone.

Preferred music: mostly listen to podcasts, not super picky about audio quality

Wanting to improve: Bluetooth connectivity

Location: US

u/raarky · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I've got a Red helmet.

Instead of dishing out tonnes of cash for their brand of headphones, I just went and bought some like these.

6quid vs 60quid

u/crazboy84 · 1 pointr/Vive

I will be using these

and braiding the cord around either the cord or headstrap, then placing a small piece of velcro on each earpiece and then the other side of the velcro on the headstrap somewhere.

u/vincientjames · 1 pointr/oculus

What extra cables would be needed? I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with how the Bionik ones connect to PSVR.

I think for most users a simple pair of clip on headphones like these on Amazon would be the cheapest and easiest solution. They wouldn't stay attached to the headband by default but a velcro strap or two should fix that.

u/Sheerardio · 1 pointr/AskTrollX

I can't do anything in my ears at all. Even high end super soft memory foam ear plugs hurt after only a little while.

So I use something like these guys instead. For anyone who cares about sound quality they're awful, but they're good enough for getting the job done!

u/theinvisiblenobody · 1 pointr/headphones
u/Yagyu_Retsudo · 1 pointr/Vive
Cheap slim decent headphones. No problems no latency as they are wired into the headset socket.

u/angeluscado · 1 pointr/running

I just ordered these ones and while I haven't used these specific headphones, I've used this style for years and it's definitely my favorite.

u/Rodorufo · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - <200

Source - PC.

Requirements for Isolation - Don't want sound to go outside of room.

Will You be Using These Headphones in Public? - Nope.

Preferred Type of Headphone - EDIT: Over-Ear, On-Ear.

Preferred tonal balance - I'd like it to use them for FPS (for situational/positional awareness), but I'd like to watch movies/TV/anime with them too! I don't really do music... hmm... yea.

Past headphones - Bose On-Ear Headphones, got them from Costco! That's really what they call them!

Preferred Music - I don't music. I like music, but I can go weeks without listening to any. But when I think I focus on vocals, mainly pop I think.

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - My Bose is falling apart, and I would like to attach a ModMic or alternative in it.

Location - US

Considering - From Mad Lust Envy's post: AD700x doesn't seem that I can do anything outside of gaming with these. K612, my main choice atm, usable outside of gaming. K701, according to Mad this is worse than K612 outside of gaming? Q701 these too, K612 seems superior. DT990, a post from r/headphones says these are not really good for gaming so I'm confused. All that selection is based on high ratings on Mad's "Competitive" criteria, like he/she said I would like to have an aural wall hack.

Hope this is not too late. Thank you!

u/tygamer15 · 1 pointr/headphones

I have the Old Bose OE Headphones and am thinking it may be time for an update. Would I get better sound from current headphones in the $125-$200 price range?

u/sneakygingertroll · 1 pointr/headphones

location: US

Budget: 80 - ~130

Source - computer/mobile devices, music and youtube, very light gaming (only CS:GO, for footsteps)

Requirements for Isolation: I'm going to be using them at home, but i would still like a decent amount of isolation.

Preferred Type of Headphone: on-ear or full sized/over-ear, preferably closed, also detachable cable is a MUST.

Preferred tonal balance - balanced.

Past headphones - shitty low quality ear buds and these (bose OE2) headphones, which were great, until the ear pads started to fall apart. I would buy them again, but I'm sure that i find better in its price range.

Pls respond (´・ω・`)

u/TheRealJabengo · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget - Willing to spend like 250-300$ If an amp is needed maybe up to 400$ CAD (Im located in Canada)
  • Source - Only for my PC , Although if the headphones Allow for it SOMETIMES my my Phone (LG G4) if i feel like watching something in bed
  • Requirements for Isolation - Atleast Some , although my place isnt necessarily "noisy" family at some times can make noise
  • Will you be using these Headphones in Public? No I plan to only use these at home
  • Preferred Type of Headphone - I prefer Over-ear
  • Preferred tonal balance - Dunno if im necessarily a "basshead" but I can say that i do tend to like(as of late) rap music which tend to be abit bass heavy sometimes but I also do like my fair share of pop and more electronic music too
  • Past headphones - The headphones I had used for the longest time we're bose on ear headphones (not sure what the exact name is but I think they are discontinued ) and that was the best pair of headphones I ever owned at the time (prob my first step into better audio ever) after that I tried the Seinheiser HD 598 although I really loved how it sounds I had just 2 issues with it, The bass seemed kinda lackluster as if there wasnt any "boom" to some parts of songs where there would normally be a "boom" that and because Im also a huge gamer when I tried playing with those in some FPS games gunshot sounds we're like "killing my eardrums" other than that they did sound really nice in my opinion, As of right now im using the hyperXCloud2 but thats just because I wanted a headset to game with, but Imo in terms of audio it was a stepdown from what I had prior except that base does exist compared to the HD 598.
  • Preferred Music - Mainly Rap and Pop(type of songs you see that get put into the top 50 Global/US on spotify basically)
  • What would you like to improve on from your set-up - I want overall better audio thats more clear if possible for music and gaming because I do alot of both.

    I have been looking alot and searching around for info and Ive been looking into Beyerdynamic DT series and the one I had my eye on was the DT 770 mainly because people say Gamers tend to like closed back more So i thought that made sense. But when it comes to Impendance whats the differences ? Why would I buy Higher Impendance and need an amp when I could get lower and not need an amp(assuming there is no or very little audio quality difference)

    Not sure if needed but From searching around apparently Motherboards help determine what Ohms are best if being used in a PC , if thats the case my Mobo is : Asus - Prime Z370-P

    P.S alot of things that I know/think I know we're all information ive gathered while being curious and googling lots of topics related to headphones, if some of the things I said are wrong/inaccurate I apologize
u/foxtrot5 · 1 pointr/headphones

I've had beats solo headphones since 2012 or so and they're kinda meh. I feel like the sound quality has actually deteriorated on them. Other headphones I've used are apple earbuds and these bluetooth headphones. Sorta just meh.

Best headphones I ever had in terms of sound was the Bose triport on-ear headphones. Those were perfect, but they broke because of Bose's dumb design to have a 1 inch long headphone jack. So I'm looking for something like that. Price range is $200 and below.

u/CaesarS-a-lad · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - 200–300€. Max. 350.

Source - iPhone, iPad, MacBook.

Requirements for Isolation - Definitely could use some decent isolation on these, as I use them in public as well.

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - I'll be using these all round – traveling, working, studying, commuting, etc.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Over-Ear/Full-Sized.

Preferred tonal balance - I must admit that I am not entirely sure on this, but, judging by the fact that my musical selection is quite varied, I would assume that a balanced sound is probably best.

Past headphones - Bose On-Ear (Discontinued)

Preferred Music - Pretty wide variety of music – from Techno and Indietronica to Jazz and HipHop. Sometimes classical music, rock, pop, podcasts, etc.

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - The current Bose headphones I have are pretty good, though they do not suit the commuting (i.e. Biking/Walking) very well. Furthermore, they somehow sit on my (arguably large) head oddly. I've tried the Bose QC25, for example, and they fit/sat in the right place a lot better.

Location - As you may have guessed from the price-range given in €uro, I am situated in Europe (Netherlands).

Thanks in advance for your help :)

u/KesafatLegacy · 1 pointr/Vive

Thanks guys. Found my old Bose plug-in headphones and I feel like the DAS was still better. So I'm going in deep and going with the Sennheiser RS 185. I was about to go with the cheaper 175 but it seems like Open back is better and I felt like since the Bose isn't getting the job done, it's gotta be something super high end or just stick with the DAS... so I'm going to see if these 185's are actually worth it!

u/Jaabbbaa · 1 pointr/IAmA

What do you think of these?

u/CyanPhoenix42 · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - $200
Source - PC
Requirements for Isolation - none required
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - no
Preferred Type of Headphone - Full-sized/over ear
Preferred tonal balance - neutral but would like decent bass
Past headphones - been using HyperX Clouds for years, before then was Razer somethings.
Preferred Music - a lot of electro, rock and also classical
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - I'm looking for wireless headphones that are comfortable for all-day use, was looking at either the Sennheiser RS 165 or RS 160s, but am open to suggestions.

Thanks :)

u/SergeantHindsight · 1 pointr/Roku

You can still use the app for private listening. or you can do something like this. I plug them into the back of my TV so I can use it for any device.

u/wondroushippo · 1 pointr/headphones

You would want to go with Sennheiser's wireless headphones for TV watching versus Bluetooth due to latency. These might hit the spot:

u/le_velocirapetor · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: $200

Would I be doing my self a disservice If I bought a wireless pair of headphones instead of getting a wired pair of say the Sennheiser HD558?

u/Kensik · 1 pointr/oculus

Using the Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones great sound and their light. The ones on the rift keep cutting in and out when I move so I replaced them.

u/JPOG · 1 pointr/headphones

Have you tried the Phillips SHS4700? They are similar to the Koss but I don't know anyone who as given them a try.

u/ice2kewl · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

In the end, I picked up these [Phillips clip-ons] ( which should be arriving today. Here's hoping they have decent sound quality. Now to look into whether I can attach them to the visor somehow to keep the headset accessible. Still, a minor really.

So do you add Steam game icons on the desktop and launch them directly? I need to find the supersampling settings now in SteamVR > Developer. I tried out Revive and one Oculus demo, worked flawlessly. Glad Revive emulates the various hand gestures as well.

[EDIT] Fixed link

u/hargleblargle · 1 pointr/Music

This song is from one of the first albums I ever played on repeat on my personal CD player. I had a pair of headphones like these and I listened to it on the bus to and from school and on long road trips. Lots of nostalgia in this song and album. Funny thing is, I didn't even realize until years later that Audioslave featured such top tier talent.

u/WilliamAgain · 1 pointr/hardware

Look into ear-clip style headphones, they will have better audio quality and be kinder on your ears (in-ear buds can cause much more damage to your hearing). Random Example.

u/SuprD3vil · 1 pointr/Parenting

She does have a blankey that goes everywhere with us, I also plan to pack her Cloud B sleep giraffe (raffie) with us. I have a set of kids headphones as well as a set i'm hoping she might like. She isn't too keen on having things on her head so I was thinking that she might like the second set better as she could hold them up to her ears when she wants to listen. I also LOVE the idea of trunki i'll have to pop around and see what's available in Seoul :)

Thank you!

u/GiveMeCoffee_ · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I like this kind.

u/try_another4 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Brand spankin new headphones would help so I could fill long car rides and airplane flights with the smooooth sound of Led Zeppelin :)

u/Luvs_to_drink · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - $50

Source - sound card

Requirements for Isolation - would prefer they block out background noise, I want immersion!

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Hell no.

Preferred Type of Headphone - full sized

Preferred tonal balance - prefer balanced with bass leaning

Past headphones - Used Steelseries v2 and an earforce px22. Loved the steelseries v2. They were comfortable as shit and sounded great. Hated the px22. sound was bleh and the mic only worked with the amp which created a hiss.

Intended use - Gaming, movies, EDM, and classic rock

What would you like to improve on from your set-up: better sound and comfort. A detachable cable would be nice as my v2 needed replacement since the left ear went out. The px22 headband actually cracked on me which is why im looking for new ones.

Currently I'm looking at these

Samson SR850

Superlux HD-681

Superlux HD668B

Panasonic RP-HTF600-S

which do you recommend or what option did I miss?

u/Mundane_WoLf · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I would strongly recommend the Super Lux 668B and the Blue Snowball iCE

u/maxagun · 1 pointr/headphones

I need new headphones primarily for PC gaming.

The two I'm looking at are:

Avantree Audition Pro
and the
Superlux HD668B.

Any thoughts between the two? How does Avantree Auditoin Pro compare to standard?

u/SinkingSand123 · 1 pointr/headphones

> Status Audio HD One'

Tascam TH-02 (sounds amazing, but i noticed it sounds better plugged into the rear port of my PC instead of the front port/my phone (but it sounds as good as the rear port on my pc on the iphone 6).

Superlux 668B - Havent personally heard these but theyre highly rated.

u/Hyzer__Soze · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Another suggestion for buying new:

I was shocked by how good these sounded for the price.

u/Germzz · 1 pointr/headphones

Ok so my gaming headset is on its way out after about five years. I want to get a nice pair of studio headphones and combine it with a condenser mic for comms during games like overwatch, CSGO, Vermintide, etc... My question is, and I know it might be a lot, can someone please help me out by telling me if these two products will work for the purpose I've listed above?


Thank you all so much in advance

u/SGJguille · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I know that feel, I'm from argentina and those are even more expensive here.

I've heard these give pretty good audio quality for a really low price, and you could pick a mic to pair with it:

u/abusivebanana · 1 pointr/Bass

For the budget minded folks, I got these headphones and they work great, come with an extension cable, and have a jack adapter.

u/JRPlatt99 · 1 pointr/headphones

this and this
are decent for the money

u/up4k · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This + this . Probably the best headset you can get for that much money .

u/BPhoenix0 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/FatAngryDude · 1 pointr/buildapc

That will get you started for now. That mic has been recommended left and right everywhere. Those headphones are awesome as well. I gave a pair to my dad and in the middle of moving states, I stayed at my parent's house and I took em every night when playing CSGO and loved em. I currently use a pair of UE6000 and they are nice but they eat batteries like crazy.

u/FriedrichNitschke · 1 pointr/headphones
u/BlueSpeed · 1 pointr/buildapc

Here is what I use. A superlux 668B (~$38usd) and a Zalman clip on mic (~$8usd)
sennheiser is the go to brand for /r/headphones but they can be more expensive.

u/Acidium- · 1 pointr/buildapc

Would a DAC be a bad idea? I was thinking of going with this and this

u/bigceej · 1 pointr/RainbowSixSiege

I don't mean to be rude, but Crushers are garbage. I had those in my middle-high school years, and all they do is bloat bass and vibrate the cans. They are also really small and closed back, and don't get me started on build quality. Skullcandy wouldnt need there 2 years no question asked replacement if they made them better. I have sent back like 7 pairs over 4 years of having them, finally just sent them back and sold them and have never looked back.

I highly suggest looking here you can get the Superlux HD668B for $43, they have really good soundstage and a good low end, get a Vmoda BoomPro with an adapter and your looking at like $75 for a much better setup than even $100-200 "gaming headsets" and they even beat most of the crap "advertising" headsets like Bose and Skullcandy.

Im telling everyone from experience, this is the best way to do it, screw anything gaming related as that just means crap plastic and colors. If you want quality go this route and it isn't even that expensive.

u/KrustyKrab223 · 1 pointr/buildapc

How about the Takstar HI-2050? Really nice sound quality and comfort for the price.

If you want to skimp a bit more but still get a decent pair, the Superlux HD-668B's are really nice.

u/Szarkan- · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I'm using those Superlux cans and they are god tier for their price. Seriously good sound. For a mic I just use the built in one from my webcam - I lose noise cancellation but I keep a quiet office anyway.

u/cmcgov · 1 pointr/buildapc

Watch this.
Gaming headsets tend to just be crappy headphones with a crappy mic stuck on marked up $100. A good pair of open-back headphones like these or these and a mic like this will give you a better gaming headset than anything you could buy altogether for <$50. Hope this helps!

u/Elrondel · 1 pointr/headphones

Holy mother of god, I also have X12's still. I've been using them for YEARS. I thought I was literally the only one left using them. I've had to buy a USB mic+headphone device because my headphone jack on my laptop broke and I need two jacks for this fucking headset. I even have the white noise that you're talking about; it's disgusting and it's been around for as long as I can remember.

Sorry, I had to get this out of my system. Please let me know if you find something. I fucking hate these things but I'm too broke to buy something new. I'm definitely looking at Superlux HD668b studio monitoring headphones but again, can't really afford new headphones quite yet.

u/dramahitler · 1 pointr/buildapc

Most gaming headsets are pretty bad. I hear the MSI HyperX Cloud II headset is the exception to the norm and has good sound quality but seems to be out of your budget. I'd suggest getting a good pair of studio headphones and a clip on mic. The Superluxx HD668s are highly recommended on a budget for gaming and general use. Pair this with a Zalman ZM-Mic1 clip on mic which sounds better than most cheap headset mics.

/r/zeos gaming headphone guide

u/rudolfs001 · 1 pointr/AskMen

Superlux hd668b and Superlux hd681 evo are both great and inexpensive headphones. I use them for gaming and music and they're some of the best sound I've ever heard.

u/BL00DBATH · 1 pointr/buildapc

Monoprice Gateron blue keyboard and 8323 headphones are both highly acclaimed for value. Promo code "scorcher" for %15 off. If you need TKL then there's no shortage of Outemu switches for $40 or less, this Teswell looks good. I haven't used these keyboards but I've bought two of the headphones. I have a pile of $30 headphones that I've reviewed and none come close. Pair them with a Neewer lapel mic or V-Moda BoomPro. In the middle ground you might try this generic desktop mic or one of the many others like it, mine sounds well enough but the BoomPro plainly takes it. At the next tier Superlux 886B or Samson SR850 with a ModMic or Blue Snowball are great during sales. Don't fall for 'gaming' branding.

u/Eli1028 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I advise against getting headsets in general because of these reasons. Only get them if you are using them just for gaming or want wireless capabilities, and even then there are some great alternatives.

Use your own headphones and make them into a headset for $3.

Here are some suggestions.

u/charliefuckstick · 1 pointr/buildapc

It doesn't really make a difference if your audio outputs on the motherboard are properly shielded, which they basically always are anymore. The connector doesn't make a difference, the quality of the audio and the quality of the listening device do. Shitty audio will still sound shitty whether you use gas station earbuds or $10,000 headphones, usb doesn't have any benefits over 3.5mm.

These get spoken of pretty highly, though I can't personally attest to how good they sound. I've been eyeballing them for about a year, but my current headset is fine. Note that these are headphones and not a headset, they do not have a mic. They get commonly sold with this, I think specifically because of that teksyndicate video I linked above.

u/camicazi · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

for mic get the zalman zm-mic1, for the headphone here are a few suggestions, go look them up and choose one that you think is best for you:

ath m40x

sennheiser hd 518

superlux HD668B

california headphone over ear

akg k240

Sony MDRV6

(these are all better than gaming headsets for the same money)

u/gonza2323 · 1 pointr/argentina

Como dijo /u/TheLoko, cambiá al vendido por Amazon, ese si manda a Argentina en este producto.


u/MoozeMemeMaster · 1 pointr/headphones

Could I connect this to this using this without problems? (The headphones have a male jack).

u/bratimm · 1 pointr/headphones

I just recently got the Monoprice 8232 Headphones, as I was looking for something cheap to replace my Logitech G340 Gaming Headset after it broke.

While I like the sound quality (definitly what I was expecting for this price) and the design of them, the earpads are just too small for my ears and I can't comfortably wear them.

I am now looking for an alternative and found the Superlux HD668B. The Earpieces seem much bigger and the price is similar. Should I get them or rather something else?

Source: Mostly my Laptop or phone

Isolation: I don't really need isolation, but a bit of isolation wouldn't be bad.

Preferred Tonal Balance: Neutral or Bassy

u/IndigoMoss · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Honestly no. I have the X12s and I've used the Kraken 7.1 before. The difference between the two was marginal at best.

If you want a real upgrade in audio quality, instead of going for a headset, go for a nice set of headphones like the Audio Technica M50s, etc.

A nice set of budget headphones, like these: with a Zalman clip mic and a inexpensive DAC will give you a much better experience.

u/Bored_White_Kid · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I got one of these a while back and haven't looked back. It's great for the price, I like open cans, and has a detachable wire since that's always the most common part that breaks. It's still 3.5 mm, but since that headset was cheap, I just got a Digital to Audio Converter instead. And it's got a bass booster on it for when I'm gaming. If your interested in that as well it's a little pricey, but I got the fiio.

u/Chibigoat · 1 pointr/headphones

Trying to decide between these two. Don't want to spend more than $40, would also like to take advantage of cyber monday if you have other ideas. I edit videos, listen to music and play games. I wear a hat so that's a bonus to the first. But my controller, mouse and computer tower are white so that goes to the second. That's assuming one isn't much better than the other.

Superlux HD668B

Superlux HD-681 EVO

u/Shadow_DragonPlays · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You could look into [Superlux HD 668B's] ( I have Superlux 681's and switching from Skullcandy Hesh2's, they sounded more natural and similar to Razer's virtual surround software out of the box. Honorable mention of [Presonus HD7's] ( I personally wouldn't look into software surround when a good pair of stereo headphones can produce similar depth and soundstage.

u/Xolandi · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Any reason why you don't rebuy the headphones?


u/jumpingboy · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

No one has mentioned Superlux yet, I adore my [Superlux 668Bs] ( Only $46, down from $69 when I bought them. They are plenty flat for studio work, but also the nicest pair of listening phones I've ever had. Come with a short cord and long cord, both a 1/4" and 3.5mm jack. The cord automatically detaches from the phones if you step on the cord or walk away from your computer and forget, which has saved thousands of dollars of equipment from destruction. has more information than you could possibly want, but also helpful reviews. I learned about so many headphone concepts from there, e.g. burn-in: purists will leave brand new cans playing for several hundred hours before they use them for anything important.

u/DontTakeMyNoise · 1 pointr/buildapc

If I were you, I might do it a little differently.

Steelseries makes good keyboards and they're very customizable. r/mechanicalkeyboards might throw a hissy fit at me for saying that, but they're good all around boards. Every key can be customized with macros and stuff if he so chooses, right in the Steelseries software. No need to mess around with AHK.

Mice are a very personal thing. Does he know you're getting him PC peripherals for Christmas? If so, knowing the size of his hand, and if possible, how he grips a mouse would be super helpful. I spend a shameful amount of time on r/mousereview and would love to help you out! The Xtrfy M4 is very popular at the moment if he has medium or small hands. Right here you can see how to measure hand size properly.

If you can't get a precise measurement or grip style that's fine - could you maybe compare his hand to yours (a simple "Hey, which one of us has bigger hands?" should do), measure yours, and estimate roughly how different they are.

If he's got the space for a setup, he'd be much better off with a dedicated set of headphones and a dedicated microphone than with a headset, and it'd be cheaper too! I personally recommend the Superlux 668B headphones with a set of replacement earpads (these ones are amazing, but these ones are still very good while being much cheaper). Then grab yourself a Fifine microphone and something cheap to hold it and you've saved yourself a lot of money while getting him a much better product!

Oh, those headphones will let in a fair amount of background noise, and they'll leak a bit of the sound playing through them. If your house/apartment is often loud or you share a space and don't want to hear his games, these Takstars are shockingly good for the price. If you wanna save a few bucks and not go for a separate microphone, this CM headset is based off them but has an attached mic!

Good luck and I hope he enjoys his gift! Feel free to ask any questions you've got, PM if you want :)

u/zaphyro · 1 pointr/headphones

Ive been looking into getting myself an over ear Headphone with decent sound quality and comfort for around £40-50. Me and my dad have different opinions on pairs of headphones and would like to know which one would be better for £50

or for £35

i feel that the superlux would have drastically better sound quality but the cowin e-7 is bluetooth and noise cancelling.

Which do you guys think would be better for gaming and music?

Also open to any other suggestions in the price range.

u/test822 · 1 pointr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

I wouldn't trust the latency/quality of wireless

these are probably the best bang-for-your-buck headphones

you can just buy one of these clip-on mics for them

if you want to go even cheaper, these are incredible headphones for the price

I know, I know, they look like shit that comes with a CD player from 1998, but you just gotta trust me, they sound better than my $90 Grado SR80's.

u/dunnolawl · 1 pointr/buildapc

For a gaming build in this price range you should be looking at pairing a Ryzen 3 with a GTX 1060 (or RX 580/480) (video for some recent benchmarks) and overclocking it a bit. With the GPU prices and availability currently being absolute horse sht, you will end overpaying and there is no way around that.

As a base build I would start from something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor | $139.25 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $84.98 @ NCIX
Memory | Crucial - 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $139.99 @ DirectCanada
Storage | ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $70.44 @ DirectCanada
Storage | Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.95 @ Vuugo
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 Video Card | $214.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case | Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.98 @ NCIX
Power Supply | Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $39.98 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $864.56
| Mail-in rebates | -$45.00
| Total | $819.56
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-06 15:13 EDT-0400 |

Because of the terrible GPU situation I can't make any solid recommendations for the GPU so I'm sticking with what you picked. What this build doesn't need though are the needless premium components like the Samsung SSD, motherboard and RAM. What a gaming focused build truly needs first and foremost are good peripherals:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Monitor | Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor | $249.99 @ Amazon Canada
Mouse | Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse | $42.98 @ Amazon Canada
Other | SteelSeries QcK | $10.39
Other | Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones | $54.99
Other| Velvet Replacement Earpad| $9.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total | $367.41
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-06 15:05 EDT-0400 |

The list above is entirely from

A lot of other people have already made solid recommendations, so mix and match.

u/wazero · 1 pointr/buildapc

Okay before making a rude reply like that I did make a suggestion my link should have been in the reply if not I will just tell you put it here enjoy the rest of your day

u/haribohowley · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

The headphones I always see come up are Superlux HD668B.


u/TheLastShade · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

these are on sale, seem to have decent reviews. Save up and pair em with this to get the full package. Alternatively, I have these but they cost a big extra; maybe save up some money and get those instead.

u/Obscure_Username_ · 1 pointr/letsplay


  • AMD a8 6600, not really recommended but gets the job done.
  • MSI GTX 960 4GB version
  • 8GB of generic ram i got years ago.
  • Mouse is a Gigabyte THOR, probably the most durable $10 (now $30?) mouse I've found out of the myriad of mice I have owned. Keyboard is a wierd Azio keyboard that was cheap, not really that great.

    Recording stuff

  • AudioTechnica AT2020, frequently goes on sale on amazon for $50
  • Behringer Xenyx Q802USB, the best thing ever.
  • Superlux HD668B headphones, amazing quality for $40. Definitely reccomend over anything else sub-$100
  • Oneplus One as a $200 stopwatch


  • Audacity, nice piece of software Noise reduction is a blessing with a condenser mic.
  • Blender, for rendering out thumbnails in Orthographic 3D mode, rendering videos out in it's video editor, and various other things. CUDA is a godsend, rendering 20min videos in 45 minutes. With practice it's as good or better than some programs you can pay money for.
  • OBS through NVENC encoder in CQP mode at CQP=20 (about 20mbps). Recording to MP4 with 2 audio tracks.
  • Notepad++ for notes and stuff.
  • Krita for anything I can't do in blender, which isn't much.

    Everything I would recommend to another person has links. The processor is pretty weak for recording, but would be great for a media centre PC or something. I've been using blender for about 9 years now, so its interface is easy for me to understand, but I would completely recommend it for its price of $0 and its fast rendering times.
u/jackoboy9 · 1 pointr/headphones

Which one of these would give me the best sound quality (mainly mids) and comfort for long gaming sessions (~3h)?

  • Superlux HD668B - £34.95
  • Monoprice 8223 - £17.59
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M20X - £39.00

    Or any other suggestions?

    Budget: <£40

    Isolation: Open, but I don't mind.

    Past headphones: Gamecom 788 headset (broken) - I found the sound quality to be very good.

    Size: Over-ear

    Preferences: Longevity and comfort.

    Thanks :)
u/reddanit · 1 pointr/buildapc

Bare minimum for the tower itself is a little over $500 for a PC with i3-6100 and RX-470 - getting below that money means either big performance sacrifices for little savings or getting used components.

To that price you need to add a Windows license, which for students is often available for free. And on top of that you'll need peripherals:

  • cheap monitor will be around $100-150.
  • keyboard and mouse can be had for pennies if you buy basic ones (Logitech K120 at $10 and B120 also at $10).
  • headphones if you don't already have them (I'd recommend Superlux 668B at around $40).

    So minimum overall budget for decent gaming PC with all the extras in it would be somewhere around $750.
u/mrbadger_pl · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

But I connect mine via my stereo, so I don't know if they will be loud enough without an amplifier if you just hook them up to your soundcard.

u/TooLazyToFunction · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

These. Pretty good headphones regardless, but I think I'm biased towards the HD598's since they're so damn comfy and I'm using them with a DAC amp lol

u/Robert_Skywalker · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've never heard of that brand, so I can't say much. But if you are looking for a headset, you don't need surround sound.

Listen to if you don't believe me.

This would be what I think is the best option that should fit your budget:

Superlux 668B and a Zalman ZM 1

u/Cheezysause · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/ArchibaldBarisol · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If you are OK with open backs, I like these Monoprice HR-5 open back wired headphones at $47.99, they are basically an openback version of the Brainwavz HM5.

Other under $50 options

AKG K240STUDIO Semi-Open $44.10

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open $36.99

u/Torachi · 1 pointr/gaming

If you're just looking for headphones with no mic, I highly recommend the Superlux HD668B pair. They're fantastic for their price, and if the earpads are uncomfortable to you, you can replace them with certain AKG types. They've got good, balanced sound with a clear punch to the bass that doesn't muddy the mids and highs.

u/OldLamborghiniThere · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

For cheap, I've heard good things about the Superlux 668b semi-opens. Haven't got to try them yet but had them recommended to me on /r/headphones.

u/Paticus5295 · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking for some nice, comfortable closed headphones preferably with a microphone up to around $75. I looked at the Skullcandy SLYRs and the Hyper X Butts and I'm wondering if these are alright or if anyone has any other suggestions? I also looked at ones without a microphone such as the Superlux HD668B and the Philips SHP9500. Thoughts on these?

Edit: I suppose a template would be helpful :)

  • Budget: Around $75

  • Source: PC or Laptop

  • Looking for a decent amount of isolation

  • These will mainly be used at home

  • Over ear headphones

  • I typically am more fond of Bass

  • Music preference includes Rock, Electronic, Synth/Vaporwave
u/Sirmal_ · 1 pointr/Overwatch

Neither, I'd reccomend: Superlux HD668B

If you want a mic, you can combine with: ModMic 4.0

If you want some info watch this video:
There are a lot of other videos, which showcase why this is the best choice, you can look em up!

u/TheBigTux · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

No, the only risk would be it creating a resonance chamber inside your ear canal, so just don't play your music too loud, and if your dad doesn't care and is stubborn, ask him for these.

u/Jo3M3tal · 1 pointr/headphones

Which cans? These?

u/andysaurus_rex · 1 pointr/3DS

Well, the problem is that the N3DS XL has a pretty weak internal amplifier. Idk how loud you want them to go, but if you want to get to hearing damage levels of volume, you'll need a portable headphone amplifier.

If you want to listen at normal volumes, for $60 budget I'd recommend the superlux HD668B

u/z-Routh · 1 pointr/buildapc

the 30's are decent, the 40's are better but they are 70 bux. If you need closed headphones and have to stay under 50 bux get the 30's they are great, if you can afford the 40's they are definitely worth the 20 extra bux.

open backs are better for gaming IMO because of what they are saying, you can hear where footsteps are coming from so if you play FPS shooters and thas important open backs are good.

that being said the audio technica 40's are great phones. i've used them.

u/EnglishTimelord · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

That link is I think from /g/, so it has that kind of tact to it.

However 5.1 and 7.1 headsets are pure gimmicks, stereo is great. Here, Here and Here are examples of what can be done through stereo in regards to positional sound.

For a mic you could use this and for the headphones these, these, these, these or these. Headsets that don't completely suck are these or these.

u/Lefthandedsock · 1 pointr/headphones

Superlux HD668b; not very sturdy:

Audio Technica ATH AD700; no detachable cord:

You might have a hard time finding a headphone that fulfills your criteria for under $100.

u/ASkillz82 · 1 pointr/Vive

I have 3 pairs of expensive Wireless (2.4 ghz) Gaming Headphones, all of which are sitting collecting dust. There is no substitute for wired audio connections.

Check these out - someone from this sub recommended them, I grabbed them because they were relatively inexpensive & they work great!

The detachable cable lets you eliminate pretty much all of the extra cord distance. Seem to be made for the VIVE.

u/drivat · 1 pointr/Vive

I own these headphones which are quite large and open at the top. They might work.

u/Tardsmat · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Get Superlux HD668 Headphones and a Zalman Z-MIC1 clip microphone. I can't find them on pricespy, but the headphones are about 30€ and they are the best i've ever listened to. Seriously, 100€+ headsets are nothing compared to them. I absoluotely love them, they sound extremely clean. just read some Amazon reviews and decide for yourself In any case, DO NOT buy a headset. Find yourself nice headphones and a clip Microphone and you will get much more value for your Money as headsets are overpriced.

u/crital · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi all

So i followed [This] ( guide and now i want to invest in some good Music/gaming headset. So the thing is i have previously bought a sound card (Asus Xonar D1) and i'm wondering if that thread still applies to me?

Mainly the Fiio e10k, do i steel need that when i have my sound card ? Wont that render my sound card useless?

The headphones i had in mind are the Superlux HD668B

u/DerangedOctopus · 1 pointr/HuntShowdown

Oh I should clarify, it isn't a rule. The spam filter just automatically catches marketplace links, because there are lots of bots that literally do nothing but spam links.

If you want to bypass the filter, usually just obfuscate the link slightly (e.g. amazon dot com /Superlux-HD668B-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B003JOETX8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=superlux&qid=1568577791&sr=8-1).

u/DamonLazer · 1 pointr/Vive

I just ordered these, they seemed like a high-quality pair for a decent price, and the reviews were very good.

u/alepolo101 · 1 pointr/Vive
u/Phobos15 · 1 pointr/Vive

If you want cheap and good, this combination works well:

Cosmos Black Color Velvet Replacement Earpad Ear Pad Cushion for AKG K 240

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Ultimately I decided I like the earbuds routed through the headstrap better, but these sounded pretty good. They are 56ohm, so they will be a little quieter than your 39 ohm LGs. That said, some people are using 250ohm headsets and that has to have a pretty low volume unless you can turn it up high enough in the game.

The cable on the HD668B also breaks away easily if you tug on it and it comes with a nicely sized shorter cable you can use too.

u/FuckMyLife2016 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Supelux HD 668B – $40 + Zalman Zm-Mic1 – $7.3

p.s. or if you're on a tight budget, get Superlux HD 681. $30 iirc. I can assure you, will be better than "gaming" headsets. Although I have to say only perk "gaming" headsets have is surround sound via software. You can use Razer Surround (free/$20) or a cheap sound card for that. Creative's Sound Blaster E1 or Sound BlasterX G1.

u/csmVR · 1 pointr/Vive

For me, these are the perfect over-ear phones with the Vive.

Cheap. Sound quality is good. Detachable cable. Comfy. And the gap in the padding that goes over your head is almost like it was made for the Vive as the cables all feed through it and are not pushed into your head at all.

Only thing I would recommend is changing the pad covers to velour ones to avoid sweaty ear syndrome.

u/Coppeh · 1 pointr/headphones


I've bought a pair of Superlux HD668B and a pair of Brainwavz HM5 Velor pads. They arrived 3 days ago but I've only been able to use the stock pads because I couldn't put the HM5's over the cups.

I've read from a lot of places that say they should work together, as well as that the pads require a lot of stretching. I've already torn one of the pads a little.

If anyone here has them both, can you please tell me how you did it? Pics would be cool too if you can spare the time.


u/Doctor_Loser · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Thanks. Sorry to bother again but are these any good or should I just go with the Bit more expensive ones?

u/YourAverageWalrus · 1 pointr/headphones

Probably right at your budget, a little over Superlux HD668B with these earmuffs. I've had no issues with them whatsoever, decent sound quality, excellent comfort AFTER changing the cushions. The stock ones are terrible to me.

u/Darktoothone · 1 pointr/Vive

Honestly, instead of using wireless headphones, I would pick up a pair of Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones from amazon. They are not wireless, but they are REALLY comfortable and have terrific sound for the price. I was like you where I wanted a wireless solution for the Vive, but honestly not having to deal with charging a battery and any interference or latency has been an overall better experience imo. And if you are worried about an extra wire hanging down, don't because the 3.5 Male jack is right at the base of the headphone. This allows you to either use the length of the Vives plugin jack to connect the headphones to your Vive OR you can buy a small extension cable for a little more slack. If you are interested in those headphones let me know and I'll tell you anything about them as I currently use them for my Vive as well.


u/EmpyreanSage · 1 pointr/xboxone

If you want the best audio quality for the price, the best solution is a pair of good regular headphones and a clip on mic. I recommend the $40 Superlux HD668B, the $10 HIFIMAN Earpads and finally a cheap but decent $8 Zalman Zm-mic 1

This will give you much better sound, on par mic and supreme comfortability compared to any headset.

u/dankDoges69 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I would get zalman zm-mic1 combined with this pair of headphones. I know the Superlux 668B is a pair of headphones that kicks even some high end gaming headsets' ass. And with the (good for the price sounding) zalman zm-mic1 clip on mic, which will drag the price down to ~50 dollars, still delivers great sound. If you want to make them a bit more comfortable, you can add these ear cushions to your 668B, which is a big comfort upgrade for the small price. Don't be fooled by the made for AKG though, since they would fit the Superlux cans just fine

u/Alabaz121 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have a pair of superlux HD 668B they have really good sound, and the cable is datatchable, and is just an 3.5mm jack extender. The standard pads aren't great though, so I'd recommend getting some brainwavz hm5 pads they're a bit tough to get to fit, they require some careful stretching, but after that, they are amazing. Zeos did a video on them if you want some more info on all that. In total it lands at a bit over 50, but they are cheap for what they are.

u/jaapbaardaap · 1 pointr/programming

I work in an open office environment and I use a pair of Bose AE2 headphones. They don't cancel that much noise but they are really light and I don't really notice them when I am working. If you really need the noise cancellation you should look at the Bose QC25/QC35. The ear pads are just as comfortable as the AE2 but they are a bit heavier so you might notice the weight when you turn your head.

u/Talesian · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking for a pair of headphones that have big earcups (as I am deaf and have cochlear implants) and are portable, preferably bluetooth, but I can handle wired as well. I'd rather not bother anybody using it, but I do turn up my music pretty loud.

I do have a pair of Bose headphones that are falling apart and as such, chafe my ears. And if I'm being honest, they were never really comfortable. Link to Bose Headphones

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

u/scrat-wants-nuts · 1 pointr/headphones

Right now I'm inclined to say the Bose AE2's. Incredibly lightweight with pretty damn decent sound. In my case, I prefer over-the-ear headphones and these fit the description perfectly. On amazon, they're only $95.

u/BraveOmeter · 1 pointr/VideoEditing

It depends on what you need. Since you're headphone editing and based on your current headphones, I'm assuming you don't require monster sound fidelty, but an overall picture of the soundscape? If so, grab [these] (

The most important thing is how hard it clings to your head, and these feel light as a feather. I've spent months editing full days in these.

u/Entaroadun · 1 pointr/IAmA

Ok so the Bose sound quality is not good enough for audiophiles, but tell me of another headphone with better sound quality that can match the comfort and lightweight feel of the Bose AE2. That's the main reason I'm about to purchase one of these. Heres the link btw:

u/Foederati · 1 pointr/gaming

These are fantastic headphones for gaming. They do not have a microphone attached to them, which can be good or bad. It depends on what type of gamer your boyfriend is. But these are the headphones my brother and I swear by when playing any game where sound clarity matters (I.E. first person shooters).

u/mercutio1 · 1 pointr/gadgets

I often wear these Bose AE2 headphones with glasses. My glasses have fairly solid arms and I've never had any notable discomfort. Best Buy currently has them for about 140. They are comfortable and sound great, I'd recommend them pretty highly.

u/ViceCitymusic · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Sennheisers are great, but i swear by my Bose AE2's. I use rokkit 5's as monitors and find the flattness and sound distribution carry over very well. I use my headphones mainly for panning and as a reference but i also find them very nice for just listening to music.

u/DerekWiedenheft · 1 pointr/asmr

These are my everyday headphones and they are absolutely perfect. They dont work while your on your side but for ASMR they are the best.

u/xPurplexAnarchyx · 1 pointr/headphones

In that case I'd be inclined to recommend the Vmoda XS which is warm and was actually on sale during black friday at $126?

Alternatively the Beyerdynamic DT1350 is the more balanced of the two and isolates more than the XS.

I'd prefer the DT1350 but the XS has the more consumer-friendly sound.

u/xbullet · 1 pointr/headphones

The Beyerdynamic DT1350 are excellent and tick off on most (they are on-ear) your boxes, although they are not overly stylish.

u/rezaramon1 · 1 pointr/headphones

help guys, pros n cons between Beyerdynamic DT 1350 , Beyerdynamic T50p, and Beyerdynamic DT 770.

trying to decide on headphones, but confused. looking for somethign with quality. somethign an ipod can drive (likely going to go with 32 ohm ones), and something where sound doesnt leak, all of these are closed so hopefully not a problem.

thank you guys so much again

lookin for headphones for iphone. something i can wear all day at work. music type : edm, deep house, trance. i tried on the beyerdynamic 880 and 990s in a store and they were great, just open back and leaked alot of noise. hence y i am lookin at closed back versions of beyerdynamic. open to advice bout what is best, or something outside of these 3.

u/SplashIsOverrated · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking for closed full sized headphones to wear when I'm walking to/from school and when I'm at home relaxing. I found some generally good headphones online and from word of mouth so I'll list those. Either pick one of those or suggest a better one. None of the stores around me carried these.

Reccommended Headphones: Beyer Dynamic DT1350 or DT1350-80, Sennheiser HD25-1 II, Audio Technica ATH-A900x, V Moda Crossfade M80

Budget: Preferably $300 or below but can go up to maybe $400

Source: Mainly for iphone 4s but will also be used for laptop

Isolation: Don't care

Preferred Music: Fingerstyle Guitar, Jazz, Hip Hop, Classical, Acoustic, Indie Pop/Rock, Alt. Rock

Tonal Balance: Not sure. First time getting nicer headphones. I mainly listen to fingerstyle guitar so I would like to be able to hear all of the details, especially the subtle attacks. So slight focus on bass and high maybe?

Past Headphones: Klipsch Image S4 IEM: Was decent but I didn't like how it went in my ear. Philips SHO8801/28 On Ear: Was good for my taste in music except in fingerstyle guitar for the harmonics (high pitched, bell-like/shimmery notes) and classical music in general didn't sound good. Not sure how to describe it but classical music sounded very 'packed' and lost a lot of quality and individuality of instruments if that makes sense.

Thanks for the help.

u/GiantHermit · 1 pointr/headphones

If you can get ahold of these and try them out you might be surprised at the 3d-ness.
None of my other headphones give me the information these give me while playing games. Amazon has a good return policy...

u/Balzac_Onyerchin · 1 pointr/headphones

Out wandering I always wear sunglasses, and got sick of the over-ear issues. I switched to on ear -- which I generally hate, but all the reviews of the Beyerdynamic T50p/T51p/DT1350, etc, were high on the comfort scale. I tried the T51p and have been very happy. I don't like things in my ear, so never really considered shelling for CIEMs... and I don't like IEMs at all.

One thing the T51p doesn't do that the DT1350 does is have the split headband. This may help distribute headband pressure around for you, even though the T51p doesn't really feel like it's there.

The 1350 was dirt cheap a month ago, but if I were to buy now I'd get the factory refurb Amazon has.

It's another option to consider, I guess. Especially from an unashamed Beyer fanboy. :-P

u/Teeest · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use the AKG 451's. They're light, foldable, come with a great sound and the cord detaches.

I found headphones that had the flexible hinge that wraps around your ear never sounded that great and the cord would always get wrecked.

u/kindera · 1 pointr/headphones

Looking for: STYLISH ON EAR HEADPHONES (or slender over-ear)

Budget: £50-150

Source: Samsung galaxy S3 exclusively

Currently using: Cheap in-ear buds

Isolation: unsure - will use on daily commute to work & in public

Listening to: Indie electronica, pych/ old school rock, hip hop, folk

Tonal balance: ^I ^don't ^really ^know ^what ^that ^means

I feel I have narrowed it down to the following five:

AKG K451 £49.95

Philips M1 £59.99

Marshall Major £59.99

Sennheiser Momentum 1.0 On-Ear Headphones £129.99

bowers & wilkins P3 on-ear £169

If I've got it wrong, and advice/ assistance or new suggestions would be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!

u/CoNsPirAcY_BE · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking for foldable headphones in the €50 category.
I made a list of some I already found in this sub.
I would love to hear some opinions and other recommendations. ATM the AKG K451 has my preference.
I'm also interested in over-ear headphones, but in most cases they are not very portable.

u/Bribase · 1 pointr/starcitizen

It's always best to buy from the better headphone manufacturers. They're a known quantity and they've been making headphones for decades. Get the cheapest ones from Sennheiser, AKG, or Audio Technica. Then maybe add a cheap boom or label mic.

u/uncledido · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

AKG K451.

Amzon Link

Excellent sound quality for a low price. A steal quite frankly.

What Hi-Fi review

TrustedReviews link

Highly recommended!

u/UncleSweaty · 1 pointr/Steam

I really liked these headphones but the wires seemed to break very easily. I had to keep RMAing them every few months until I just gave up and switched to the AKG K451. I've had these for a year and a half and haven't had to change them once.

u/TMWNN · 1 pointr/running

I've run with BTH220 for six years.

u/Something_Nice · 1 pointr/Nexus5

I use these, sound good, cheap, Bluetooth.

Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone - Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling by BlueRigger

u/bgladden · 1 pointr/windowsphone

I'm using those. Double tapping the command button on them seems to activate Cortana. Sound quality seems kind of bad through it and she does have a harder time understanding me than if I was just talking directly at the phone. It's strange because voice calls and music sound just fine.

Just tried it by putting the phone in another room (to make sure she wasn't listening through the phone mic, but through the headset) and was easily able to set a reminder for myself. It works!

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