Headphones for home use?

Discussion in 'Headphones and Earphones' started by Jfs, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Jfs Audiophyte

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    I am interested in purchasing a set of headphones. I need some advice in this area. I'm not sure if I want to go wired or wireless with something like Bluetooth. I want to use these at home mostly with a computer. My preference would be with what sounds better. Looking for something up to around $200.

    What are the difference between wireless and wired for sound quality? What are the better headphones available? I like neutral phones with detail, but also want something that is easy to listen over a long time.
    Jfs,
  2. Pyrrho Audioholic Ninja

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    Generally speaking, you are probably better off with wired for best sound quality for your dollar. The reason being, whatever money is spent on making it wireless, that money is not spent on making it sound better.
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  3. bikdav Full Audioholic

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    Pyrrho is right about that. I found many wireless headphones to be not as good in general sound quality as compared to wired. A bigger problem is the chance for interference from other sources in or near the house.
  4. tyhjaarpa Audioholic General

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    Do you have amp or soundcard you can use? If so I would look for Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro. If not then Sennheiser HD598. Tho even the Sennheiser will benefit from amp / soudcard. Pretty nice deal on "real" DT 990's as well here: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/beyerdynamic-dt990

    These are what I would recommend in your price range.
  5. cpd Audioholic

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    Do you have any need for a closed back design (e.g. will be using them in an area where others will be annoyed if they can hear your headphones)? If so check out the Sennheiser Momentum line. I have the over ear version and love them.
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  6. markw Audioholic Overlord

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    OP's been gone for about half a year now. I'd be surprised if you get any response from him.
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  7. cpd Audioholic

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    Hah! Beware the man who can read!
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  8. tyhjaarpa Audioholic General

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    Hah! Good point, didn't even notice that as some 1 had brought this topic in top.

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