View Full Version : Which headphones should I buy?

December 2nd, 2009, 07:00 AM
I am looking for headphones that are relatively portable circumaural (on ear or over the ear) that isolate sound well (as I will be mainly using them on the road).

I am looking right now at:

Koss PortaPro
Denon AH-D1001
Sennheiser HD280 Pro

Any thoughts on these or other similar headphones?

December 2nd, 2009, 07:05 AM
meh, I was going to suggest skullcandy, but I've only used the in-ear ones. I know they have over-the-ear, but I've never used them.

December 2nd, 2009, 07:06 AM
Yes I have seen skullcandy. They look really good, but, I have heard that they aren't the best in terms of sound (at similar price points).

December 2nd, 2009, 05:07 PM
right, then I'll just bump for you.

December 2nd, 2009, 05:15 PM
I always recommend Sennheiser or Pioneers for headphones since in my experience they give best sound quality.

December 2nd, 2009, 05:17 PM
I love my Sennheiser PX200. Really good ones if you ask me.

December 2nd, 2009, 05:21 PM
I saw a review for these a while ago,
I went into the local Denon suppliers.
They are simply the best money can buy in my opinion.....
.....but you may have to save up.

I am!!!!



December 2nd, 2009, 05:37 PM


December 2nd, 2009, 05:48 PM
When I first bought my laptop I was overwhelmed by the choice and variety. Over time I realised that there are only so many options when it comes to laptops. If you have X amount of dollars you can get Y laptops.

Now I'm overwhelmed by the variety of headphones!

DENON AH-D5000: I hope to buy the headphones sometime in January, and $700 is far above my budget!

Sennheiser PX200: I've seen these and they seem a bit cheap and also I'm looking for something that encloses my ears (useful and comfortable in long flights).

SENNHEISER MX W1: Definitely don't want wireless ones

Thanks for the suggestions so far. Any other thoughts?

@Megrimn: thanks for the bump!

December 2nd, 2009, 06:26 PM
How good is your hearing?

You can spend a LOT of money on a set of headphones that your ears can't appreciate.

Just buy the most comfortable ones for your ears. They will still probably say that they will give you 20/20 hearing anyway.

December 2nd, 2009, 06:31 PM
I've recently bought these & have to say they are immense.... the lead is coil wrapped so no being tied up in knots... they are LOUD !!!! (louder than the Sennys) & have different EQ / frequency filters.... plus they have a blue LED BPM thang is that's your thing (not for me but cool as a novelty)



December 2nd, 2009, 06:50 PM
It is a really unhealthy idea to listen to anything that is loud.

Not that you will notice it now, but some decades later you will. You will find yourself becoming hearing impaired &/or if you happen to be prone to it, you will suffer from tinnitus.

I have both of these problems, & they were caused by my listening to too loud music when I was a teenager. The effects of which didn't show themselves until I was about 40 years of age.

Hear me or not, it is your choice.

I can only say that deaf is one thing, hearing a loud dentist drill in each ear 24 hours a day is another.