2020-05-19 18:00:19 (edited by Omar Alvarado 2020-05-19 18:01:14)

Hello all.
I'm currently in the market for a good pair of wired headphones. I'm looking for the following qualities.
Studio grade. I'm often cleaning up recordings and making other things, and so I need a decent frequency response.
Comfort. I will be wearing these for 6+ hours at a time with breaks in between. I'd prefer not having a ridiculous clamping force if at all possible.
No wireless headphones please. That includes bluetooth.
Modularity, optional. I'd like to be able to replace, ideally, the ear cups, and the audio cable in the event I need to.
And all this for at or under $110.
I've actually already tried the AKG pro k240 headphones, they were a good pair, just not for me.
Let me know your favorites!

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2020-05-20 04:37:39

How about the Senheiser hd280 pro? $99.

devin

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2020-05-20 05:06:08

are their any good gaming headphones that also work on TeamTalk, discord,  and team speak ? they also need to be USB. I like the corsair, but it covers my ears. I tried logitech and they broke on me after a year.

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2020-05-20 05:33:20

My self I use Hyper CloudX it lasts very long with rough use.
I think more suitable for @flameAlchemist 's needs.

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2020-05-20 06:04:00

is the Hyper CloudX USB and wireless? how does it sound on team speak or discord? does it use USB CABLES TO CHARGE? LIKE THE LOJITECH ONES?

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2020-05-20 09:56:56

Hmmm...

https://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/headset … ng-headset

2020-05-20 12:00:46

Everything about Senheiser is pretty good in my book. I have the Senheiser HD 6 mix, which cost me like $300 but that was my price range back then, and they still hold well. They even come with an extra pair of ear cuffs that you can replace as well as an extra cable should you need one. I use these for everything that I do. Gaming, studio mixes, vocals, mastering, you name it, that's my go to pair of headphones. I've heard about the Senheiser hd280 pro and if you're going to be doing a lot of studio work, and you're under a tight budget, I'd say go for these. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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2020-05-20 15:54:27

I just looked at the Hyper CloudX headset and it sounds grate, but its wired. I’m gonna look at the other headset that was mentioned. Might look at the hyper CloudX pro to see if its wireless.

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2020-05-20 15:58:45

for wireless from hyper i think its called hyper cloud alpha or cloud fly something with f LOL.
but i am not sure how well it works with screen readers.

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2020-05-20 19:03:24

I am currently wearing a HyperX Revolver S-1, I believe. It's the top HyperX model, and it's quite nice. Comfy, for sure. Not modular though, as I'm pretty sure you can't replace the earcups, and the left one is starting to go.
I still have a HyperX Cloud 2, which is wired and not quite as comfy, but comes with two sets of earcups (one velour, one leatherette) that can be switched out. Sound is great, mic is pretty good and detachable, wire goes on for days.

I can't help too much with the original poster though. When you say the AKG cans were "not for you", why is that?

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2020-05-21 21:33:19

I always, always recommend Sennheiser. It's the only brand I use when it comes to headphones. They have all the qualities you are looking for. Studio grade, comfortable and great frequency response. I often wear mine for long periods of time without any problems. I use them to edit songs I record, also without any problem. So in my opinion Sennheiser is the way to go.

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2020-05-21 22:08:43

with headphones I always go wireless. I like to walk around with them on.

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2020-05-22 01:09:25 (edited by defender 2020-05-22 01:31:08)

I would go for the Sennheiser HD280 Pro as well.  Detachable cable, very comfortable, good isolation, and great sound, plus they are selling for 75 bucks on Amazon right now.

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2020-05-22 02:07:25

Quick question for those, BTW.
I tried the Sennheiser HD598 way back in the day. I absolutely loved their fit. They were open-back, admittedly, but extremely comfortable and pretty flat. I ultimately didn't stay with them because I like something a little punchier, but are the 280-pro in the same sonic ballpark? Because for seventy-five bucks, that's an absolute steal.

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2020-05-22 04:14:08

@jayde: Here are the spesifications for the 280-Pro [Note, I will post the link to the website at the bottom if you want to read more].

The HD 280 Pro Circumaural Closed-Back Monitor Headphones from Sennheiser feature a collapsible design with swiveling earcups and extended low end reproduction with a frequency response of 8 Hz to 25 kHz. Rejection of outside noise is high, rated up to -32 dB. Efficient neodymium magnets contribute toward an extended dynamic range and high output. The thick, padded leatherette earcups and adjustable padded headband allow for a precise and comfortable fit during extended periods of studio recording and mixing.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ … aural.html

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I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul."
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2020-05-22 17:57:40

Hi there.
@Jayde, the main reason I wasn't a fan of the AKG k240s was they kept wanting to ride up my ear. What I mean by that is, I'd put them on, adjust them to fit me well and then I'd go off to do things. Eventually though they would begin to tighten, resulting in them pushing up on the lower part of my ear.
They don't have the traditional method of adjustment where you have clicks for each one adjustment and it stays in place. The method of adjustment found in the k240s doesn't work for me, though maybe it would work for somebody else. What it is is you have a piece of wire that serves as the adjustment track, and you can move the earcups freely along it to fit your head. What this means though is there's no locking mechanism in place, so eventually, they will begin to re-adjust themselves. They are decent headphones, though not for me.

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