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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:40 PM Edited by KillaDanny, 13 March 2014 - 12:00 AM.

Hey guys, so I'm in a bit of a dialema deciding which headphones to buy. I've seen about every possible headphone I could get with my budget (100-300€) and my top choices are 

 

Senheiser PC360 (with Astro's Mixamp)

Astro A40 2013 Edition (with Astro's Mixamp)

Astro A50

 

I'm gonna use them mostly for gaming but truth is I'm a real basshead and I heard that the A50 had a lot of bass (which is why I'm even considering buying them despite the price)... I discovered that no matter how good the headphones are, if they don't have bass, I'm gonna be dissapointed with them. This is what happened with my current headphones which are actually pretty good but they have basically no bass which honestly makes me mad...

 

Currently the A50 seem to have everything (good sound quality, a lot of bass and wireless)... although wireless is not important to me, the other two are making these being the number 1 choice for now. I've considered the A40 too becuase people say they are pretty similiar to the A50 but don't have as much bass. The same goes for the PC360. From what I know the PC360 have insanely great sound quality but I've seen a lot of people dissapointed with the bass. I'm not really an audiophile although of course I like good sound quality but for me headphones without bass is a big NO.

 

So if you have any experience with these headphones (or any other that you consider better than these are inside my budget) please write it down. I need some serious help with this decision since I want to buy headphones that'll make me be really satisfied after the dissapointment I had with my current ones.

 

 

Note: I know it might sound like I just want headphones with a lot of bass but as I mentioned at the start of the post, I'm gonna use the headphones mostly for games. So basically I'm trying to find the balance between punching bass and good quality. 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 12:24 AM Edited by OverTheBelow, 13 March 2014 - 12:27 AM.

Unless you're an absolute audiophile then there is no reason to spend up to $300 on a pair of headphones. I, too, am a serious basshead when it comes to headphones and music.

 

In my experience, the best pair of bass headphones for house/trap/electronic music have to be hands down the Sony XB-500's. With a decent sound card these things can literally shake your head on the majority of bass-heavy tunes (e.g Martin Garrix Animals).

 

For a pair that is slightly less bassy but cheaper (compared to the 500's these days at least) and with much better all-round audio quality then the XB-600 is an excellent choice, and offers more noise-cancellation.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:36 AM

I have the Sennheiser HD 558's and I'm quite pleased with them. I'm no audiophile but based on my experience with them, they're well balanced and while I personally don't find the base overpowering, it's definitely noticeable - noticeable in a nice way that is.  

 

Even though your primary use is for gaming,if you're looking at Sennherier, I'd suggest going with something from their audiophile lineup rather than the gaming lineup. "Gaming headphones" are just a gimmick and for the price of the PC 360 you can get a much better product.  


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:32 AM

http://www.polkaudio.../products/4shot

 

My brother has these, fantastic and noise cancelling is excellent. :^:

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:19 AM

Sony V600s I got locally at a thrift store (donated I presume) for $5 dollars, can't beat that, but they're still in the shadow of the legendary Sony V6, probably their best mid-80s headphones, marketed as Studio Monitors, and the bass is lacking compared to Beats, but not the sound overall, and the feel and comfort. 
Sony put quality into those headphones, same pair I bought originally are still in service. The V600s seem a notch down, but are much the same style, even seem bigger 'over the ear'

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:53 PM

Unless you're an absolute audiophile then there is no reason to spend up to $300 on a pair of headphones. I, too, am a serious basshead when it comes to headphones and music.

 

In my experience, the best pair of bass headphones for house/trap/electronic music have to be hands down the Sony XB-500's. With a decent sound card these things can literally shake your head on the majority of bass-heavy tunes (e.g Martin Garrix Animals).

 

For a pair that is slightly less bassy but cheaper (compared to the 500's these days at least) and with much better all-round audio quality then the XB-600 is an excellent choice, and offers more noise-cancellation.

I thought about buying those but are I'm sure if they are good for gaming since they seem to be more focused for music and movies.

 

I have the Sennheiser HD 558's and I'm quite pleased with them. I'm no audiophile but based on my experience with them, they're well balanced and while I personally don't find the base overpowering, it's definitely noticeable - noticeable in a nice way that is.  

 

Even though your primary use is for gaming,if you're looking at Sennherier, I'd suggest going with something from their audiophile lineup rather than the gaming lineup. "Gaming headphones" are just a gimmick and for the price of the PC 360 you can get a much better product.  

Well I'm thinking of getting a sennheisers (If I decide not to buy Astro's) since from what I've heard their quality is top notch... my only worry as i mentioned is the bass. I've seen some reviews and most of them said that the sennheiser model I was watching had some good, deep bass. I just don't know if it's enough since I've bought a pair of headphones 2 years ago (which are broken right now) and they had insane bass, making the headphones tremble. I'm looking for something like that, something that'll tremble with bass but at the same time has some good quality for games and music.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:29 PM Edited by GTA3Rockstar, 13 March 2014 - 06:29 PM.

Actually, he has these - http://www.amazon.co...9_hps_bw_g63_i2 Pretty much the same, except it was made for the 360 but they sent him the adapter that just came out, for free.

 

Plus the microphone is just a snap in and out, easily hide away if you are using them to travel and don't want an awkward microphone dangling. Try them out at best buy, they are fantastic and well worth the $200, well $145 on amazon. Especially since the ones you listed look to be foam/cotton padding and not leather, leather doesn't make your ears or surrounding area itch after long periods of use.

 

 

Polk is just well known for great audio equipment, you wouldn't be disappointed. :^:

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