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"Audiophile" headset

At work we use the likes of Skype etc for calls. We all have a freeby Logitech USB headset. We also are allowed to listen to music, Spotify etc.

I generally use my own earbuds (Shure SE215), but it's a right royal PITA when I want to make or take a call.

 

I'm looking for a decent quality headset, no more than £150 that will give me great sound, and have a proper mic (no clip ons please).

 

Any ideas? 

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-Open-back-Cancelling-Microphone-Integrated/dp/B003DA4D2U/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376059835&sr=1-3&keywords=Headset

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-PC350SE-Special-Edition-Blocking/dp/B008O510Y8/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376059886&sr=1-7&keywords=Headset

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I saw the Senns, I wonder if anyone here has them and can comment.

 

Another problem, I could really do with closed back for the office, I should have made that clearer.

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There's always the proper broadcast senn 25s with a mic on them, but sadly I think they're about 3-400 quid.  Have you considered a USB mic for audio and just using whatever headphones you want?

EDIT - actually they're 600 quid from a proper shop, but eBay seems to do them nearer the price I quoted.

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http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/beyerdynamic-mmx300-gaming-headphones-mmx-300-prodid-1943.html

 

That's an example that's over your budget, but you can also find cheaper in the Beyer and Sennheiser lines.

Beyer T1/T90 Jubilee/DT1350, Sennheiser HD-A280, v-moda M100/XS, Beyer A200p/v-moda Verza/Microstreamer DAC/amps, Portaphile Micro/PA2V2 amps.

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There you go...

www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/sennheiser-pc333d-g4me-closed-usb-gaming-71-headset-with-mic-prodid-2356.html

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Those Beyers look nice, but way over budget.

The Senns look the part, but in all cases I worry about the "gaming" tag.

Seems nobody is around who has some they can comment on ;(

 

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You mean no audiophiles using non-audiophile headphones? I would expect that. I remember several of v-moda's people asking for boom mics like rock stars use, but I don't think they've been delivered. I think what you need is available, but you have expectations of competitive pricing for an item that's not really in a highly competitive genre. What have you found on google? Any leads at all?

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RE: "Audiophile" headset

I have the boom mic for the V-Moda M-100. It's a cool idea, but I've never actually used it. I don't get much time to play games these days as I'm too busy making them.

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dalethorn wrote:

You mean no audiophiles using non-audiophile headphones? I would expect that. I remember several of v-moda's people asking for boom mics like rock stars use, but I don't think they've been delivered. I think what you need is available, but you have expectations of competitive pricing for an item that's not really in a highly competitive genre. What have you found on google? Any leads at all?

 

I found this...

http://www.modmic.com/

 

I guess you may be right with pricing.

To be fair, I found the Beyer for just over £200, but I may take a punt on that modmic, as I already have some reasonable closed back headphones.

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fr0g wrote:
I found this...   http://www.modmic.com/

I guess you may be right with pricing. To be fair, I found the Beyer for just over £200, but I may take a punt on that modmic, as I already have some reasonable closed back headphones.

For a second there, I thought I was on a Sennheiser page, then reality set in. Well, who knows - they might have something worth ordering. Whatever you do get be sure to post here. It's not an unusual request, but there are a number of things people in various environments (offices for example) take for granted that audiophiles struggle mightily to obtain, only to be disappointed and under-served.

Beyer T1/T90 Jubilee/DT1350, Sennheiser HD-A280, v-moda M100/XS, Beyer A200p/v-moda Verza/Microstreamer DAC/amps, Portaphile Micro/PA2V2 amps.

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