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    $200 headphones, what do they do?

    This year I have seen several pairs of headphones on 'sale' for $200. What do they do that the $12 pair does not?



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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    They allow you to look like professional athletes.


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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    They let the rest us know that you're a sucker for marketing.



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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    They are much more effective at emptying your wallet.



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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    They don't sound like crap.



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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    They don't sound like crap.

    Cue the curmudgeon that will claim that everyone listens to rap music on them which always sounds like crap.




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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    I have a pair of Bose noise cancellation headphones for flying and sometimes zoning out.... They are pretty awesome when you turn them on. It basically runs sound waves that counteract outside noise so you can't hear anything other than what you want to hear. I love them.



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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    Headphone quality really matters. The "Beats" headphones are for suckers, but there are a ton of great pairs out there that won't set you back too far.

    Sennheiser is a good brand and if you're at the absolute entry level, these are a good place to start.

    If you are looking for really nice headphones, you can get great value in this pair, which is probably worth 2-3x as much as you'll pay for them.

    If you like music and listen to it with headphones often, it is definitely worth your money to upgrade to a quality pair.



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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    I just bought some noontec headphones for 65 bucks... the reviews are better than the beats.



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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    Another excellent pair without the sticker shock:
    Amazon.com: Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone: Musical Instruments

    Or the older model that I have:
    Amazon.com: Sony MDR-V6 Monitor Series Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil: Electronics

    They don't have noise cancelling but are studio headphones so they block out nearly all sound anyway.

    They fold up into the head band and fit in my opened palm.




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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    Good headphones do make a difference. If you're listening to rap, anything will do because you most likely aren't listening to much but the bass.

    Did I do it right? But seriously, rap sucks.


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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Headphone quality really matters. The "Beats" headphones are for suckers, but there are a ton of great pairs out there that won't set you back too far.

    Sennheiser is a good brand and if you're at the absolute entry level, these are a good place to start.

    If you are looking for really nice headphones, you can get great value in this pair, which is probably worth 2-3x as much as you'll pay for them.

    If you like music and listen to it with headphones often, it is definitely worth your money to upgrade to a quality pair.
    My Sennheiser headphones are one of the best purchases I've made. Awesome headphones for the money.

    Amazon.com: Sennheiser HD428 Closed Circumaural Hi-Fi Headphone: Electronics



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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    Anyone know of a good wireless set?



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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal2001 View Post
    Anyone know of a good wireless set?
    Good audio without wires...




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    Re: $200 headphones, what do they do?

    If you're looking for high quality sound without breaking the bank, I'd also recommend Audio Technica as a brand. I have the ATH-M30's and it's a really high quality headset.

    That being said, yes Beats by Dre are extremely overrated as far as sound quality is concerned. They do look cool though :)



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