Audiophiles (Speakers/Headphones etc.) Official Discussion Thread

Dec 06, 2010 @ 02:48
sony mdr-laughing300
Dec 06, 2010 @ 10:31
I use a lot of different sets of headphones.

For my laptops, I use the Sennheiser PC300 Game Headset.
At work for my phone and itouch I use Sennheiser CX300-B Earbuds.
On my desktop I use at home I use Sennheiser PC 350 Gaming Headset.
For my work desktop I use Razer Moray Plus.
Dec 06, 2010 @ 12:30
Soundmagic PL21
Meelectronic AI-M6
Sony MDRXD200
Plantronics headset, but I forget what kind for online gaming PS3&PC.
Dec 06, 2010 @ 13:53
I use WESC headphones.

I dj and these are great for gigging,
Dec 06, 2010 @ 13:53
as for Dre Beats. they sound good but are made like shit, they will break fast
Dec 06, 2010 @ 20:18
i love theseeeeee


highly recommended!!!~ better than my hd25's forsure.
Dec 07, 2010 @ 02:43
put me on speaker systems
hey guys, i am looking to improve the speakers i have for my tv. currently i have 2 small speakers that hook up to a subwoofer that my dad got from work. i am planning to upgrade because i want better sound when i play xbox and watch dvds. please recommend me some brands and places that would get me a good deal. i am looking for the same thing, 2 speakers with a sub but greater quality. maybe even set up a surround sound with speaker stands?

thanks
Dec 07, 2010 @ 04:43
name your budget. and also how you plan on connecting them and if you have the option to use toslink/optic cable or digital coax. and how big of a room you're gunna put it in?
Dec 07, 2010 @ 19:49
Using studios, i love em.
I guess i could of got better soundquality for the money but they look alot better then some ugly ass sennheisers.
Sound quality is perfect imo, noise cancelling could be a bit better.


1. doap contradiction
2. headphones aren't all about fashion better soundquality > looks

i'd rather have a better quality pair of jeans that fit slightly sloppy then meh quality wit a good fit
Dec 07, 2010 @ 21:13
name your budget. and also how you plan on connecting them and if you have the option to use toslink/optic cable or digital coax. and how big of a room you're gunna put it in?


hmmmm tops maybe $100? ive been look at the logitech speaker systems and i saw they have a 6 piece for $99. itll just be using them for when i play xbox and watch dvds in just my bedroom so nothing too fancy.
Dec 09, 2010 @ 01:07
if u got 350 to spend get some denon d2000's
240 on amazon, they do it all while looking good
Dec 10, 2010 @ 20:12
bump
Dec 11, 2010 @ 01:12
uhmm im looking for a wireless headphone too, but for a hdtv, is wireless good for tvs? is anything cheaper than sennheiser rs160 worth getting?
Dec 11, 2010 @ 10:38
Do you even have a receiver in your set-up?
Dec 11, 2010 @ 10:41
logitech z5500 is the best one for a reasonable price
Dec 11, 2010 @ 12:58
You guys are talking about the aesthetics of cans? Lets not forget the purpose of headphones in the first place. Might as well go for IEMs if you care about looks....
Dec 11, 2010 @ 13:05
Have D5000 and HD650s. Bout to cop a pair Dt 770. Getting rid of my LD MKV. Any suggestions for something thatll drive all 3 well? Or anyone have any of these cans and an amp they love them with?

Looking for SS or tube, around the $500 range. I was thinking about getting a Glow Audio Amp One.
Dec 11, 2010 @ 17:59
uhmm im looking for a wireless headphone for a hdtv, is wireless good for tvs? is anything cheaper than sennheiser rs160 worth getting?
Dec 11, 2010 @ 19:11
Thinking about getting sum beatz? Any other good pairs of headphones out there?
Dec 11, 2010 @ 19:17
Harmon soundsticks
Dec 11, 2010 @ 19:52
Do you even have a receiver in your set-up?


no i dont.
Dec 11, 2010 @ 20:54
Sure you can go ahead and get a Logitech 5.1 computer speaker set, but you might want to look into getting a soundbar as another alternative.
Dec 11, 2010 @ 23:50
there are home theater in a box systems that are pretty cheap but it kind of depends on the TV you have. i have a panasonic SA-PT770 5.1 system for $40 and have it hooked up to my Sony TV with a optic audio cable. The TV automatically detects the surround sound system and turns it on when i turn on the TV then switching audio to the external speakers. I never have to touch the surround sound system remote/controls since I can control everything with my cable/tv remote. sounds good too
Dec 12, 2010 @ 22:09
How much loot are you looking to spend?
Dec 12, 2010 @ 22:53
logitech z5500 is the best one for a reasonable price


nah, not worth it, I have em and in all honesty, they arn't worth their price. good for gaming and movies for sure, but for music? mediocre. the mids are barely there, highs are really really thin, the bass isn't tight, a tad too boomy. no on board EQ (which would fix a majority of the issues) and plastic housings for heavy speakers. but for their price and size, its good for a bedroom media center, you just have to find the sweet spot for the Sub. I would've never bought these if the Edifier S550 had a built in decoder and accepted digital connections, or if creative still sold and made their mini DACs.

for the OP, Creative and Logitech make good cheap "surround" sound systems. A majority of them are not true surround since they only simulate surround with a stereo signal. with that said, you're really better of getting a surround sound bar with a sub. For true surround you should opt for anything that accepts toslink/digital coax, which is rare now a days for PC speakers, and for that, you'd need to have a bigger budget.

keep this in mind when buying anything audio related, you get what you paid for.
Dec 20, 2010 @ 02:12
yo can anyone name the headphones this guy is wearing? much appreciated!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVERz5D1YEU
Dec 20, 2010 @ 04:05
AKG Acoustics K-240 Semi Open Studio Headphones
Dec 20, 2010 @ 08:21
Harmon soundsticks


I just got these, prob the best computer speakers i have ever owned.
Dec 21, 2010 @ 19:27
i doubt any of u faggots would really know wtf u were talking about, but i cant decide between getting a pair of behringer ms40's or a pair of 2.1 swan m10's


behringer



swans
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im not looking to throw a party with these shits, i care more about clarity and clear mids and highs than i do anything else, im kinda leaning towards the behringer ms40's because they have optical so i dont have to worry about the sound breaking up with higher volume, but im worried the subs wont pack a real punch, and then i'll end up having to get a reciever and a sub somehwere down the line, the swans might be enuff since its just for my room, but the size of the cones in the sub (which isnt even a sub, its being advertised as a mid woofer) might not be enuff to really appreciate the bass in dubstep and hip hop


anybody try either of these in their short 15 years alive on this world??? help would be appreciated smh
Dec 22, 2010 @ 08:02
Originally posted by Inactive User
im not looking to throw a party with these shits, i care more about clarity and clear mids and highs than i do anything else, im kinda leaning towards the behringer ms40's because they have optical so i dont have to worry about the sound breaking up with higher volume, but im worried the subs wont pack a real punch, and then i'll end up having to get a reciever and a sub somehwere down the line, the swans might be enuff since its just for my room, but the size of the cones in the sub (which isnt even a sub, its being advertised as a mid woofer) might not be enuff to really appreciate the bass in dubstep and hip hop


anybody try either of these in their short 15 years alive on this world??? help would be appreciated smh


you don't even know what you're talking about. toslink just provides a cleaner signal plain and simple. and if you have sensitive equipment it protects it too.

you want bass with clear highs and mids? settle for a pair of good monitors and buy a sub down the line.

for that don't get the behringers. they literally just make knock off monitors. cheap components. for 2.1 sound its better of to settle for analog anyway if connection is your concern.

swans? i've actually auditioned those for a week, heard about them from head-fi. they were great, good balance of mids and highs and lows weren't as boomy, it was tight and quick, but when it came to dubstep and hiphop, the bass was lacking to my ears, they didnt have that punch. good for the price though, you get more than what you pay for with the swans.

if you really need a system asap, jump on the swans, but if you could wait/save up a bit get a pair of A5s and then the sub later on. trust me, the A5s are worth every single penny. Best pair of speakers I've listened to with the sub. but had to leave em at the showroom, 700+ for the entire setup.

and thats the cheapest high quality monitor + sub set up you can get. Quality monitors are sold by the Speaker and cost 150-200+ a piece.
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