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Old 11-28-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Enlighten me on headphones.

I currently use Sony's MDR-G45, but was wondering if I'm missing out on better audio quality vs. something of higher quality. Am I going to see a noticeable difference in a $40 set over a $15 one? I saw NewEgg has these on sale, but I'm clueless as to whether they will benefit me at all. I'm not looking to spend a lot of money as I'm not an audiophile.

Also, how much does my onboard audio chip affect sound quality? It's a Realtek ALC892.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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I've used these and they are the bomb:

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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sennheiser hd 201's are only $15 and very good quality as well. head over to head-fi.org to get true audiophile reviews.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:55 PM   #4
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Depends. There are decent $15 ones and shitty $40 ones. But the good $40 one is going to be much better than a good $15 one.

Your best bet for around $40 is probably a used set of Sony MDR-V6. These have amazing detail and are generally regarded a phenomenal deal for how much they cost.

But if you go to head-fi.org, they'll have some great guides that does massive headphone comparisons and you'll find one custom tailored just for you at your price point.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:01 PM   #5
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There is a lot of high quality reading material for you OP. You should be able to decide for yourself what seems fitting if you read through those 2 posts.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:04 AM   #6
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curious - is there such a thing as "good" sub $50 wireless headphones?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:08 AM   #7
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