Yet another headphone thread

I've never used one but don't they make a Bluetooth dongle that plugs into the 3.5 mm jack? Could that work?

EverythingsTentative wrote:

I've never used one but don't they make a Bluetooth dongle that plugs into the 3.5 mm jack? Could that work?

So the headphones are only paired to one device? Interesting. I've not heard of anything like that before. Will give it a go.

PaladinTom wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

I've never used one but don't they make a Bluetooth dongle that plugs into the 3.5 mm jack? Could that work?

So the headphones are only paired to one device? Interesting. I've not heard of anything like that before. Will give it a go.

I use these

I ordered the Hyper X Cloud Revolver since it's 20% off and I've been using a headphone desktop mic for as long as I can remember. It's time for an upgrade. After tax, it came out to $109 instead of $140. The only problem is I got to wait 10 days to actually get it!

My wife had the Hyper X Cloud. First pair had issues but the replacement's been very solid.

Anyone have the Mass Drop Seinnheiser HD6xx?

Balthezor wrote:

Anyone have the Mass Drop Seinnheiser HD6xx?

I have a pair of HD 650's, so yes I have a pair that's just black instead of dark blue. They're very smooth and easy to listen to headphones pretty much no matter what you're listening to or doing. They're great.

Thin_J wrote:
Balthezor wrote:

Anyone have the Mass Drop Seinnheiser HD6xx?

I have a pair of HD 650's, so yes I have a pair that's just black instead of dark blue. They're very smooth and easy to listen to headphones pretty much no matter what you're listening to or doing. They're great.

Thanks for the insight Thin_J. I have an AKG K7xx, is the HD6xx or 650 good for gaming as well? Is it better than my K7xx?

Balthezor wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
Balthezor wrote:

Anyone have the Mass Drop Seinnheiser HD6xx?

I have a pair of HD 650's, so yes I have a pair that's just black instead of dark blue. They're very smooth and easy to listen to headphones pretty much no matter what you're listening to or doing. They're great.

Thanks for the insight Thin_J. I have an AKG K7xx, is the HD6xx or 650 good for gaming as well? Is it better than my K7xx?

I have K7XX's as well and I wouldn't say the 650's are definitively better, I'd just say they're different. I prefer the Sennheisers purely for comfort. Sound quality is too personal and subjective a thing to really say.

I wish Sennheiser made those with a single cord attachment point.

EvilDead wrote:

I wish Sennheiser made those with a single cord attachment point.

You can always mod them. Plenty of ways to re-cable headphones with other more standard connectors.

Stop enabling!

But Evil... it's the only way for me to feel better about all the headphones in my house.

Thin J has a storage room full of computer cases, and stashed inside each empty case is a mechanical keyboard, a gun, and a pair of cans.

I'm not nearly organized enough to have them all together like that.

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I'm not that bad anymore. I actually got rid of three or four pairs

Finally ready to pull the trigger on a pair of good wireless headphones here.

Priorities are sound isolation and/or noise-cancelling, then comfort, then relative portability... budget-wise I could probably go up to $400 for something firmly worth the money, but hoping that won't be necessary.

I'll probably wear them for several hours at a stretch, off and on for most of the day. I get noise fatigue really quickly these days, and while I have a private office at work, I spend a lot of time on various public transit, walking in the city, and on a PC next to Edwin while he's playing PUBG

Bose, Sony, etc. are all on the radar but I'm hoping there's more happening out there since the last time I looked into this. Only other restriction is they can't be gold, because I have purple hair and work at UW, and that would just be a little too weird.

I've decided that it's time to retire my Sennheiser HD555, as the ear pads have been falling apart, and now the wire insulation by the ear pad has cracked, and the wire is starting pull out. Rather then buy both replacement parts I figure I'll use this as an excuse to replace them. What would you guys recommend?

General use:
- Computer gaming
- Music
- My taste in music varies, I'm currently on a EDM swing so something with more bass but not overpowering would be nice.
- Comfortable for multi hours of use so circumaural is a must.

Stretch goals for work/cellphone use:
- Listening to recorded phone calls (quality/procedure control)
- Music
- Wireless
- Sound canceling

Budget: $200 - $300 (for wireless); but the cheaper the better.

Headphones I've considered:
Sennheiser HD 4.50: Has anyone listened to one of these, I haven't seen them in any stores, but would meet all of my requirements.

Sony WH1000XM2: I liked how these looked, and they sounded good at Best buy but are a bit pricey.


Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless
: These sounded good too, but I'm not sure if they're worth the price.

WizKid wrote:

I've decided that it's time to retire my Sennheiser HD555, as the ear pads have been falling apart, and now the wire insulation by the ear pad has cracked, and the wire is starting pull out. Rather then buy both replacement parts I figure I'll use this as an excuse to replace them. What would you guys recommend?

General use:
- Computer gaming
- Music
- My taste in music varies, I'm currently on a EDM swing so something with more bass but not overpowering would be nice.
- Comfortable for multi hours of use so circumaural is a must.

Stretch goals for work/cellphone use:
- Listening to recorded phone calls (quality/procedure control)
- Music
- Wireless
- Sound canceling

Budget: $200 - $300 (for wireless); but the cheaper the better.

Headphones I've considered:
Sennheiser HD 4.50: Has anyone listened to one of these, I haven't seen them in any stores, but would meet all of my requirements.

Sony WH1000XM2: I liked how these looked, and they sounded good at Best buy but are a bit pricey.


Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless
: These sounded good too, but I'm not sure if they're worth the price.

If you can give up all that wireless/noise-cancelling stuff and go for sound quality, this gwjer offer is a steal on some AKG K7XX headphones. They would be quite a bit nicer than the HD555s you ran into the ground.

Hmm... those do look tempting. Would those leak sound about as much as the 555's?
Are they really as large as the pictures make them seem?

WizKid wrote:

Hmm... those do look tempting. Would those leak sound about as much as the 555's?
Are they really as large as the pictures make them seem?

They'll leak sound just like any pair of open cans and they are indeed huge, albeit not heavy at all despite the size.

They're generally very comfortable.

If you don't want sound leaking out though, definitely not the ideal pair.

I'm personally wary of bluetooth right now because of all the virus attack stuff going on with it. I stopped using my bluetooth earbuds and went back to plugging in some Shures or other buds to my phone and plugging my phone in to my car just so I could turn bluetooth on everything off.

Just realized we are talking about the k7xx I'm selling. I really like them. They look big but they are comfortable. I'm just not a headphones person and prefer using speakers. This just sat in the box since we moved.

Someone talk me out of buying these... I need a wireless headset for my PS4, and this seems like a reasonable option.

I say need because my cat chews every cable I touch.

Dakuna wrote:

Someone talk me out of buying these... I need a wireless headset for my PS4, and this seems like a reasonable option.

I say need because my cat chews every cable I touch.

Note that it states that it works with PS4 via a cable plugged to the controller. As far I know the PS4 does not work with anything but Sony branded (or licensed I guess) wireless headphones.

Which is a major bummer as the PS3 works with any old bluetooth headset.

Suvanto wrote:
Dakuna wrote:

Someone talk me out of buying these... I need a wireless headset for my PS4, and this seems like a reasonable option.

I say need because my cat chews every cable I touch.

Note that it states that it works with PS4 via a cable plugged to the controller. As far I know the PS4 does not work with anything but Sony branded (or licensed I guess) wireless headphones.

Which is a major bummer as the PS3 works with any old bluetooth headset.

Fair, but I was thinking of pairing it with the universal USB wireless adapter.. then using it for both xbox and PS4.

Dakuna wrote:

Someone talk me out of buying these... I need a wireless headset for my PS4, and this seems like a reasonable option.

I say need because my cat chews every cable I touch.

They look hideous, there's no padding on the headstrap, and having one of their images contain "Noise calcelling sweatproof" makes me doubt that's it's anything more than made to hit its pricepoint by any means?

Kurrelgyre wrote:
Dakuna wrote:

Someone talk me out of buying these... I need a wireless headset for my PS4, and this seems like a reasonable option.

I say need because my cat chews every cable I touch.

They look hideous, there's no padding on the headstrap, and having one of their images contain "Noise calcelling sweatproof" makes me doubt that's it's anything more than made to hit its pricepoint by any means?

It sure sounds like someone is jealous that their own headset isn't noise calcelling sweatproof!

Oh and...