Jump to content

Best budget over-the-ear headphones?   3 votes

  1. 1. Best budget over-the-ear headphones?

    • Sennheiser HD 202 II
      1
    • JVC HARX700
      1
    • Monoprice 8323
      0
    • Audio-Technica ATH-M30
      1
    • Other (See Comment)
      0

Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

9 posts in this topic

Posted

I'm looking for some new over-the-ear headphones. My budget is ~$30-40, though I don't really want to go any higher than $40. I say $40 because I have a tendency to buy headphones that don't fit comfortably and I end up going back to earbuds. I also want to buy from Amazon (gift cards). I just want good sound with decent bass for gaming and casual listening on the metro. I've been reading reviews for the Monoprice 8323, but those are currently $34 and I've seen them as low as $24. I've narrowed my list down to the following, but I am open to other suggestions:

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-202-Professional-Headphones/dp/B003LPTAYI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top"]Sennheiser HD 202 II[/url] - $25.98

[url="http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HARX700-Precision-Sound-Headphones/dp/B0013OWPV4/ref=pd_cp_e_1"]JVC HARX700[/url] - $31.99

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-108323-Premium-Hi-Fi-Headphone/dp/B007SP2CO2/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_1"]Monoprice 8323[/url] - $34.13

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M30-Professional-Closed-back-Headphones/dp/B00007E7C8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top"]Audio-Technica ATH-M30[/url] - $40.60

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Did I post this in the wrong section?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Audio technica and seinheisser would by my opinion. Though for bass I think JVC would be your best bet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Sennheisers in that range are meh. You'll be better off even buying a brand like Skullcandy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

JVC HA-RX700 reporting. Unclear highs (and not easy to regain), booming bass (but not bad), very good at this price point. Have served me over 3 years now.
However, the headband is uncomfortably tight. I've tried to stretch it several times leaving on the computer's case for a whole day and it just wouldn't do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

[quote name='Phouchg' timestamp='1363556484' post='595582894']
JVC HA-RX700 reporting. Unclear highs (and not easy to regain), booming bass (but not bad), very good at this price point. Have served me over 3 years now.
However, the headband is uncomfortably tight. I've tried to stretch it several times leaving on the computer's case for a whole day and it just wouldn't do.
[/quote]

If I increased my budget to $50, would that net me better headphones? I'm not an audiophile so I don't need amazing headphones, but I'd like something better than my cheap Panasonic RP-HTX7-G1's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I've used the JVC's for a couple years and i think they're quite good for gaming and music for the price. Can be a little warm to use in the summer though.

[quote name='Phouchg' timestamp='1363556484' post='595582894']
However, the headband is uncomfortably tight. I've tried to stretch it several times leaving on the computer's case for a whole day and it just wouldn't do.
[/quote]

I don't have that problem with mine. If anything they had that new headphone snugness that wore off after a while of use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

[quote name='Elessar' timestamp='1363557054' post='595582916']
If I increased my budget to $50, would that net me better headphones? I'm not an audiophile so I don't need amazing headphones, but I'd like something better than my cheap Panasonic RP-HTX7-G1's.
[/quote]

Well, gaming headsets and headphones always differ, games have very highs ( bullets, ricochets, leaves, vocals), whereas for music, it's a more all-round. check these out too:

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-419-Headphones-Black/dp/B005SNPTS2/ref=pd_sim_e_5"]http://www.amazon.co.../ref=pd_sim_e_5[/url]

Also, I usually cross post anything audio related from: [url="http://www.head-fi.org/"]http://www.head-fi.org/[/url] you can find more in depth reviews for what your are looking for.
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

[quote name='Draconian Guppy' timestamp='1363558628' post='595582964']
Well, gaming headsets and headphones always differ, games have very highs ( bullets, ricochets, leaves, vocals), whereas for music, it's a more all-round. check these out too:

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-419-Headphones-Black/dp/B005SNPTS2/ref=pd_sim_e_5"]http://www.amazon.co.../ref=pd_sim_e_5[/url]

Also, I usually cross post anything audio related from: [url="http://www.head-fi.org/"]http://www.head-fi.org/[/url] you can find more in depth reviews for what your are looking for.
[/quote]

I actually checked those out earlier. I think I may just wait, save up some extra money, and hope to catch a more premium headphone on sale.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.