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Need Help Choosing Headphones...

By Zawisza
Jan 4, 2008
  1. I need help choosing good headphones, so if your good in this kind of thing I would be grateful to hear your opinion. I need Headphones for Gaming, Music, Movies... So like everything... I want them to have good bass and good directional sound in games. (Heard that 5.1 headphones are best for that but what do I know). They can be pricey but not expensive if you get my drift... (Getting what you pay for+). Best if they look cool so I can use em with an IPod. (Doesn't matter if there big).
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So what is available in Poland? I'm in the USA...
     
  3. fenderguy2112

    fenderguy2112 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Go for sony "all around ear" headphones. I picked mine up for a tad over 30 dollars, and let me tell you GREAT headphones.

    FenderGuy2112
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  5. muitoboa

    muitoboa TS Rookie

    It depends what you are using them for. If you want comfortable headphones that you wear alot you are better off going for one that fits right over the ear with the pads around the edge. Get a good quality brand such as Bose or Sony.
     
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  7. Zawisza

    Zawisza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well Everything really, even if there was a set that was only available in the States I could get some one I know to send it to me...

    Yeah they are great probably will go with them if I can find a good pair of those.

    They look cool but are they good for longer wear?
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    What do you mean by long wear ? They have a lifetime warranty if you're wondering about their longevity. & the most important is that they sound very, very, very (did I say very?) good.
     
  9. Zawisza

    Zawisza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    By longer wear I mean wear them for 6 hours every day.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That is a very good indication of just how comfortable they are :)
     
  11. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The Koss Porta Pro are very good earphones to wear on-the-go. If I have to listen to some music on earphones for a long time, I tend to get earphones that are more comfortable as the Sennheiser HD-555.
     
  12. Zawisza

    Zawisza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    They look comfortable... But the problem is I want headphones for everything... So I don't spend 100 bucks here, 50 bucks there on separate equipment. Are there headphones good for everything?
     
  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The Koss Porta Pro would be a good compromise as far as I'm concerned. I've used for periods of 1/2 hours & have had no problems, I'm sure they would still feel comfortable if I used them longer.
     
  14. Zawisza

    Zawisza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all the help so far guys I just have another question. What do you think if these headphones? (Did some research):

    ZALMAN Real Surround Sound Headphones "Theatre 6" ZM-RS6F - headphones

    Sony MDR-V700DJ

    Grado SR125

    Sennheiser HD280 Pro

    sennheiser HD 515 Gaming

    Audio Technica A500

    AKG K 701

    AKG HEARO 787 SURROUND
     
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The HD 515 for sure. Sennheiser produces the best headphones IMO.
     
  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Can't really go wrong on comfort or quality with the AKG's or the Grados - though I don't know that they satisfy all the things you say you need though. I have some AKGs myself - be prepared to spend about $300-400 for those 701s though.
     
  17. Zawisza

    Zawisza TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So from what I understand you can't really go wrong if you buy a good companies headphones... (Sennheiser, AKG and Grado) What about companies like Boss or Audio Technica? What do you guys think about the ZALMAN Real Surround Sound Headphones "Theatre 6" ZM-RS6F - headphones?
     
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I've never heard of Zalman producing headphones so I do have reservations about the quality of the product. But they might be a pleasant surprise if they were good enough to be on par with similar products. Google a few reviews and check it out.
     
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