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Offline PlayBox

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looking for decent cheap headphones
« on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 13:36:24 »
looking for cheap headphones with a cable atleast 2.5m and prefferably 3m they have to have a not terrible sound quality and mic quality, wireless would be nice. im not gonna listen to music on them for thr sound quality to matter as long as i can hear games and vc pretty well and my teammates hear me well. want them to be as cheap as possible while checking al  the minimum required boxes:
-2.5m+ cable
-usable sound quality
-usable mic quality
prefferably black
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Offline Darthbaggins

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 20 November 2022, 09:32:39 »
SO you want a headset, not just headphones.  I run the SHP9500's - some people hate them, I love mine and I use a Drop MiniMic total for both was $65.  I plan to update to the Drop/Sennheiser HD58X's next.

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 20 November 2022, 09:43:57 »
Those Topping amplifier performance is amazeballs, but soo spensive.

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 20 November 2022, 10:08:41 »
My little Topping NX1s was inexpensive and works really well - more of a portable option that I used with my IEMs on the go and at my desk.

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 27 November 2022, 12:59:47 »
if you are willing to get earbuds a set a VEclan Monk lite with microphone are real cheap (12 USD) and have good quality, they are my go to communication earbuds now although they have only 1.5m cable length so will need an extension for what you want or maybe ask them if they could make you ones with a longer cable, they are a small-ish company and do manufacture custom cables, i never asked them but could be worth a try.
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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 November 2022, 11:47:23 »
if you are willing to get earbuds a set a VEclan Monk lite with microphone are real cheap (12 USD) and have good quality, they are my go to communication earbuds now although they have only 1.5m cable length so will need an extension for what you want or maybe ask them if they could make you ones with a longer cable, they are a small-ish company and do manufacture custom cables, i never asked them but could be worth a try.

For IEM's, been a fan of KZ's offerings.

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 29 November 2022, 08:10:38 »
heh  started this thread because i couldn't really searchfor a headset. next day i found a decsnt heaphones with a 2.7m cable for like 30Ä
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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 29 November 2022, 15:01:32 »
Audio Technica ATH M-50s have been popping newb audiophile ear cherries for a while. I'll always recommend them as a solid performer at a steal of a pricepoint.

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 29 November 2022, 20:29:21 »
try EDIFIER,cheap price with good quality

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 30 November 2022, 03:41:00 »
Audio Technica ATH M-50s have been popping newb audiophile ear cherries for a while. I'll always recommend them as a solid performer at a steal of a pricepoint.
Note that those are headphones, not headsets. I used the cheaper ATH-M40 for a few years before a hinge broke. It's always the hinge. Maybe the more expensive ones are more durable.
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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 30 November 2022, 03:45:11 »
Audio Technica ATH M-50s have been popping newb audiophile ear cherries for a while. I'll always recommend them as a solid performer at a steal of a pricepoint.
Note that those are headphones, not headsets. I used the cheaper ATH-M40 for a few years before a hinge broke. It's always the hinge. Maybe the more expensive ones are more durable.

I've straight up abused mine. I take them camping, dropped them in a river once. Still sound great!
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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 30 November 2022, 10:05:56 »
I know I'm currently thinking of moving to a set of Sennheiser HD58x's from Drop since they are on sale for $130 right now.

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 30 November 2022, 18:41:44 »
I know I'm currently thinking of moving to a set of Sennheiser HD58x's from Drop since they are on sale for $130 right now.

buh a syng cell alpha, it's only 15x more than that headfone.



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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 01 December 2022, 09:44:36 »
Don't need speakers, just headphones - my Kanto YU2's have fit my needs for speakers at the moment since I am space restricted on what I can use.  Was looking at the Hifiman Sundara's as well (depending on the size of my bonus).

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 01 December 2022, 12:37:10 »


idk dbgn's  yu2 dn't have much hifi croodentials.

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 02 December 2022, 09:40:58 »
I paid $80 for my set 5yrs ago - enjoying that purchase, built in DAC works well too - even though I run to my SB Zx soundcard for Dolby goodness.

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 11 January 2023, 12:20:36 »
My WHMX works really well. Then I have some Galaxy buds that arenít bed
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Offline WimWalther

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 02:09:19 »
I always suggest the Panasonic HJE-125 earbuds. They are better than any OEM buds I've heard, and for about USD $10 they are a real bargain.

And they are available in multiple colors. You can pick up a pair right now on eBay for $9.40.

Offline HungerMechanic

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 05 March 2023, 15:36:32 »
Yeah, the Panasonic HJ series are among the best $10 earbuds. I used some while commuting for years.

Offline spippy71

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 23 March 2023, 07:18:29 »
Sennheiser HD 599 is also a good option. More expensive, but they often go on sale during prime days. Good for music listening. Comfortable for long listening sessions. Mic is located on the cable. Convenient if you need to jump on a conference call. Or go for a cheaper variant such as 559 or 569 (closed back) and get an extra cable with mic.

Offline PlayBox

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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 24 March 2023, 15:53:58 »
bruh i posted this a long time ago and i already got some decent headphones i like for like 30$
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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 25 March 2023, 09:41:36 »
excellent, which model headphones did you buy? how are they holding up since then?
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Re: looking for decent cheap headphones
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 26 March 2023, 12:26:20 »
excellent, which model headphones did you buy? how are they holding up since then?
well i bought spc gear viro infra (local brand) pretty good imo but the cable gets all tangled up and it kinda pushes on my ears and thats a bit uncomfortable. other than that i like them the quality is good and they used this nice fabric that i really like. im just a gamer so sound quality and mic quality doesn't matter much but its good enough
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