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Alright, I haven't posted here in a long while. So I'm looking for a set of headphones that have the same sound quality as the Razer Carcharias but don't have the microphone and are slightly cheaper. My budget is around 40-50 pounds or basically 70-90 dollars. The style I'm looking for is similar to the Razer Carcharias as well (seeing a trend yet?). I found the Razer Orca which has the same audio quality but is green. If anyone can bring suggestions to the table that would be great. I prefer something that is black but if you think it looks good then give the link. I would be so grateful if anyone could help.

Thanks in advance!
Alright, I haven't posted here in a long while. So I'm looking for a set of headphones that have the same sound quality as the Razer Carcharias but don't have the microphone and are slightly cheaper. My budget is around 40-50 pounds or basically 70-90 dollars. The style I'm looking for is similar to the Razer Carcharias as well (seeing a trend yet?). I found the Razer Orca which has the same audio quality but is green. If anyone can bring suggestions to the table that would be great. I prefer something that is black but if you think it looks good then give the link. I would be so grateful if anyone could help.



Thanks in advance!
#1
Posted 11/13/2011 09:32 PM   
What kind of music Hardwind?

For open cans: [url="http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=grado+sr60&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=3405044689788078144&sa=X&ei=X2vATrXqKMjY2gXyts2pBQ&ved=0CF8Q8wIwAQ"]Grado Sr-60i[/url]

For closed cans: [url="https://www.google.com/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=DENON+AH-D310R#q=DENON+AH-D310R&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=2mvATrmgPLC-2AX0vsGJBQ&ved=0CGwQrQQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=f8402f01c489f1b3&biw=1920&bih=1019"]Denon AH-D310R[/url]
What kind of music Hardwind?



For open cans: Grado Sr-60i



For closed cans: Denon AH-D310R



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#2
Posted 11/14/2011 01:17 AM   
Rock, metal, rap, etc. I mean it's a long list but the main characteristic I'm looking for is great bass. I think it makes slightly more sense this way.

Btw those Grado headphones look brilliant. Thanks!
Rock, metal, rap, etc. I mean it's a long list but the main characteristic I'm looking for is great bass. I think it makes slightly more sense this way.



Btw those Grado headphones look brilliant. Thanks!
#3
Posted 11/14/2011 11:52 AM   
[quote name='Hardwind' date='14 November 2011 - 03:52 AM' timestamp='1321271539' post='1326150']
Btw those Grado headphones look brilliant. Thanks!
[/quote]

The grado's are terrific, but since the are an open can you may not be happy with the bass. Denon is wonderful for accurate and powerful bass.


I've been rocking grado's lately, but I've had closed denon's in the past. Both routes are very different. Both are wonderful for different reasons.


My current Grado's and Little Dot setup:
[img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/182197_757104709188_25707936_38142307_4341216_n.jpg[/img]

My last micro stack / Denon MD/LA-2000's:
[img]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/Luke9583/DSCN0054-1.jpg[/img]

I'm a big fan of IEM's. Here are my current Triple.fi's.:
[img]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/Luke9583/DSCF2603.jpg[/img]


They're all great for different things.
[quote name='Hardwind' date='14 November 2011 - 03:52 AM' timestamp='1321271539' post='1326150']

Btw those Grado headphones look brilliant. Thanks!





The grado's are terrific, but since the are an open can you may not be happy with the bass. Denon is wonderful for accurate and powerful bass.





I've been rocking grado's lately, but I've had closed denon's in the past. Both routes are very different. Both are wonderful for different reasons.





My current Grado's and Little Dot setup:

Image



My last micro stack / Denon MD/LA-2000's:

Image



I'm a big fan of IEM's. Here are my current Triple.fi's.:

Image





They're all great for different things.



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#4
Posted 11/15/2011 12:57 AM   
Denon makes sick headphones, and they don't cost like some other higher end units do.
Denon makes sick headphones, and they don't cost like some other higher end units do.

Done.

#5
Posted 11/22/2011 09:33 PM   
It depends what you want. Hd800's are very nice if you have the supporting equipment as are many of the high end electrostats. It all comes down to how much you want to spend though.

"Looking for great bass" not sure what you mean, do you mean emphasized bass or just a nice clean signal without distortion (having it sound as it should without any 'alteration' to the sound), or something else entirely?


Also what is your budget?
It depends what you want. Hd800's are very nice if you have the supporting equipment as are many of the high end electrostats. It all comes down to how much you want to spend though.



"Looking for great bass" not sure what you mean, do you mean emphasized bass or just a nice clean signal without distortion (having it sound as it should without any 'alteration' to the sound), or something else entirely?





Also what is your budget?

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#6
Posted 12/22/2011 02:43 PM   
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='22 November 2011 - 09:33 PM' timestamp='1321997582' post='1331177']
Denon makes sick headphones, and they don't cost like some other higher end units do.
[/quote]

Denon makes high-quality home theater gear as well. They are a top-notch brand.

OP, I just purchased Razor's Carcharias headset from Newegg for $79 USD. The Carcharias headset doesn't violate your budget, so why buy another set of headphones that mimic them when you can have the real deal? You don't have to use the microphone that's included with them.
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='22 November 2011 - 09:33 PM' timestamp='1321997582' post='1331177']

Denon makes sick headphones, and they don't cost like some other higher end units do.





Denon makes high-quality home theater gear as well. They are a top-notch brand.



OP, I just purchased Razor's Carcharias headset from Newegg for $79 USD. The Carcharias headset doesn't violate your budget, so why buy another set of headphones that mimic them when you can have the real deal? You don't have to use the microphone that's included with them.

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#7
Posted 12/22/2011 03:51 PM   
In the $100 USD range why buy anything but Denon, Klipsch or Sanheiser?

[url="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+-+Image+One+Over-the-Ear+Headphones+-+Black/Chrome/2147049.p;jsessionid=DE109A1091D0FEDBADF1E1C1F11F1DD7.bbolsp-app03-13?id=1218311134006&skuId=2147049"]http://www.bestbuy.c...6&skuId=2147049[/url] These go on sale for $100 all the time. They are my go to pair for low impedance headphones.

[url="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sennheiser+-+Professional+Monitoring+Over-the-Ear+Headphones/9719694.p?id=1218159405316&skuId=9719694"]http://www.bestbuy.c...6&skuId=9719694[/url] These hit $100 every few weeks online.

@SLAM:

I've got a couple Denon receivers and just got an HK. My new Harman Kardon is quite possibly the bet OOB sound I've ever heard.....and that combined with my Polk Monitors may get me killed by the neighbors LOL!
In the $100 USD range why buy anything but Denon, Klipsch or Sanheiser?



http://www.bestbuy.c...6&skuId=2147049 These go on sale for $100 all the time. They are my go to pair for low impedance headphones.



http://www.bestbuy.c...6&skuId=9719694 These hit $100 every few weeks online.



@SLAM:



I've got a couple Denon receivers and just got an HK. My new Harman Kardon is quite possibly the bet OOB sound I've ever heard.....and that combined with my Polk Monitors may get me killed by the neighbors LOL!

Done.

#8
Posted 12/23/2011 03:47 AM   
I have heard that the Razer Orca's are actually the best bang for buck headphones for music and gaming specifically together. They are a horrible shade of lime green though.
I have heard that the Razer Orca's are actually the best bang for buck headphones for music and gaming specifically together. They are a horrible shade of lime green though.
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='22 December 2011 - 10:03 PM' timestamp='1324612983' post='1346168']
I have heard that the Razer Orca's are actually the best bang for buck headphones for music and gaming specifically together. They are a horrible shade of lime green though.
[/quote]

You need to listen to some of mine then LOL. I'm all about price/performance on sound since I'm unwilling to spend what Luke does.
[quote name='Heedless_onE' date='22 December 2011 - 10:03 PM' timestamp='1324612983' post='1346168']

I have heard that the Razer Orca's are actually the best bang for buck headphones for music and gaming specifically together. They are a horrible shade of lime green though.





You need to listen to some of mine then LOL. I'm all about price/performance on sound since I'm unwilling to spend what Luke does.

Done.

#10
Posted 12/23/2011 04:19 AM   
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='23 December 2011 - 03:47 AM' timestamp='1324612034' post='1346158']
In the $100 USD range why buy anything but Denon, Klipsch or Sanheiser?
@SLAM:

I've got a couple Denon receivers and just got an HK. My new Harman Kardon is quite possibly the bet OOB sound I've ever heard.....and that combined with my Polk Monitors may get me killed by the neighbors LOL!
[/quote]

Can't argue with any of those brands... I have Polk, Bose, and Klipsch speakers in my home theater system and they are very impressive. What I'm lacking is a quality receiver. I'm currently using an older Sony STR 6.1 model (doesn't even support HDMI!). I've been pondering an upgrade for a long while. Almost pulled the trigger on a few different Onkyo models (they're priced right), but I decided to wait for something better. Harmon Karden is another top-notch brand that I've heard nothing but good things about. I'd buy one their receivers in a heartbeat if the price was right.

Regarding the headphones... I was skeptical of Razor's Carcharias headset, but bit-tech highly praised them so I figured I've give em a shot. I was actually going to buy Corsair's HS1 (3.5mm model) headset, but it wasn't in stock at the time. I have to say, the Carcharias headphones sound awesome. The base isn't booming, but it also isn't lacking in punch. On the other hand, the microphone could be better. I get a lot of background noise when using the mic.

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826785024&Tpk=ASUS%20vulcan%20ANC"]ASUS just launched a 3.5mm headset that's getting rave reviews.[/url] I would have likely purchased these if they were available when I was in the market.
[quote name='D1llw33d' date='23 December 2011 - 03:47 AM' timestamp='1324612034' post='1346158']

In the $100 USD range why buy anything but Denon, Klipsch or Sanheiser?

@SLAM:



I've got a couple Denon receivers and just got an HK. My new Harman Kardon is quite possibly the bet OOB sound I've ever heard.....and that combined with my Polk Monitors may get me killed by the neighbors LOL!





Can't argue with any of those brands... I have Polk, Bose, and Klipsch speakers in my home theater system and they are very impressive. What I'm lacking is a quality receiver. I'm currently using an older Sony STR 6.1 model (doesn't even support HDMI!). I've been pondering an upgrade for a long while. Almost pulled the trigger on a few different Onkyo models (they're priced right), but I decided to wait for something better. Harmon Karden is another top-notch brand that I've heard nothing but good things about. I'd buy one their receivers in a heartbeat if the price was right.



Regarding the headphones... I was skeptical of Razor's Carcharias headset, but bit-tech highly praised them so I figured I've give em a shot. I was actually going to buy Corsair's HS1 (3.5mm model) headset, but it wasn't in stock at the time. I have to say, the Carcharias headphones sound awesome. The base isn't booming, but it also isn't lacking in punch. On the other hand, the microphone could be better. I get a lot of background noise when using the mic.



ASUS just launched a 3.5mm headset that's getting rave reviews. I would have likely purchased these if they were available when I was in the market.

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#11
Posted 12/23/2011 01:15 PM   
I love my HD 558 :)

I did the foam removal mod to improve the sound and it sounds great!
I love my HD 558 :)



I did the foam removal mod to improve the sound and it sounds great!

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#12
Posted 12/23/2011 05:00 PM   
[quote name='slamscaper' date='23 December 2011 - 07:15 AM' timestamp='1324646133' post='1346333']
Regarding the headphones... I was skeptical of Razor's Carcharias headset, but bit-tech highly praised them so I figured I've give em a shot. I was actually going to buy Corsair's HS1 (3.5mm model) headset, but it wasn't in stock at the time. I have to say, the Carcharias headphones sound awesome. The base isn't booming, but it also isn't lacking in punch. On the other hand, the microphone could be better. I get a lot of background noise when using the mic.
[/quote]

The Sanny headset is the god of headsets though personally I'll keep using my desktop HK mic and my Klipsch headphones.

[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106219"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106219[/url] This thing is totally worth blowing any budget for if you have a sound card that can make use of it.


[quote name='slamscaper' date='23 December 2011 - 07:15 AM' timestamp='1324646133' post='1346333']

Regarding the headphones... I was skeptical of Razor's Carcharias headset, but bit-tech highly praised them so I figured I've give em a shot. I was actually going to buy Corsair's HS1 (3.5mm model) headset, but it wasn't in stock at the time. I have to say, the Carcharias headphones sound awesome. The base isn't booming, but it also isn't lacking in punch. On the other hand, the microphone could be better. I get a lot of background noise when using the mic.





The Sanny headset is the god of headsets though personally I'll keep using my desktop HK mic and my Klipsch headphones.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106219 This thing is totally worth blowing any budget for if you have a sound card that can make use of it.




Done.

#13
Posted 12/24/2011 07:39 AM   
[quote name='Hardwind' date='13 November 2011 - 04:32 PM' timestamp='1321219944' post='1325852']
Alright, I haven't posted here in a long while. So I'm looking for a set of headphones that have the same sound quality as the Razer Carcharias but don't have the microphone and are slightly cheaper. My budget is around 40-50 pounds or basically 70-90 dollars. The style I'm looking for is similar to the Razer Carcharias as well (seeing a trend yet?). I found the Razer Orca which has the same audio quality but is green. If anyone can bring suggestions to the table that would be great. I prefer something that is black but if you think it looks good then give the link. I would be so grateful if anyone could help.

Thanks in advance!
[/quote]

I'm surprised the Sennheiser HD 280 pro's weren't mentioned... These are great headphones that sound insane for the money and are built like tanks. Check the reviews out. Really comfy too...

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB"]http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB[/url]
[quote name='Hardwind' date='13 November 2011 - 04:32 PM' timestamp='1321219944' post='1325852']

Alright, I haven't posted here in a long while. So I'm looking for a set of headphones that have the same sound quality as the Razer Carcharias but don't have the microphone and are slightly cheaper. My budget is around 40-50 pounds or basically 70-90 dollars. The style I'm looking for is similar to the Razer Carcharias as well (seeing a trend yet?). I found the Razer Orca which has the same audio quality but is green. If anyone can bring suggestions to the table that would be great. I prefer something that is black but if you think it looks good then give the link. I would be so grateful if anyone could help.



Thanks in advance!





I'm surprised the Sennheiser HD 280 pro's weren't mentioned... These are great headphones that sound insane for the money and are built like tanks. Check the reviews out. Really comfy too...



http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B000065BPB

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#14
Posted 12/24/2011 01:24 PM   
Wow. This thread filled up quite quickly.

@slamscaper The reason I want a new set of headphones is because my girlfriend wants a great set of headphones that are just like the carcharias but without the microphone.

@Suntory_Times By "looking for great bass" I meant something along the lines of bass that booms a bit like the bass of the carcharias and at the same time the sound is clear and not muffled or the quality diminished in any way.

What I'm generally looking for is a set of headphones with an affordable price not over $125 and at the same time provides clear, quality sound with no noise and also has a nice booming bass that's not more powerful than the carcharias. I hope that helps anyone with suggestions.

It would be great if they didn't have microphones.

Thanks in advance!

-Hardwind
Wow. This thread filled up quite quickly.



@slamscaper The reason I want a new set of headphones is because my girlfriend wants a great set of headphones that are just like the carcharias but without the microphone.



@Suntory_Times By "looking for great bass" I meant something along the lines of bass that booms a bit like the bass of the carcharias and at the same time the sound is clear and not muffled or the quality diminished in any way.



What I'm generally looking for is a set of headphones with an affordable price not over $125 and at the same time provides clear, quality sound with no noise and also has a nice booming bass that's not more powerful than the carcharias. I hope that helps anyone with suggestions.



It would be great if they didn't have microphones.



Thanks in advance!



-Hardwind
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