Best 50mm or Bigger Headphone or Headset Recommendations

dragonfin

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Hello everyone,


I am posting here because I need help. I want to upgrade from my HyperX Revolver S headphones, but I am not sure if I should or which ones I should purchase.


My budget is $400.00, I prefer 50mm or bigger headphones or headset. As I find most 40mm headphones to be uncomfortable for my ears.


I keep looking at the Orbit S, but I am under the impression that they require charging, even though they are wired headphones.


Thank you, everyone, for your help in this.
 
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UsandThem

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It appears you are looking for headsets instead of headphones.

What's the difference? Headsets come with a microphone.
 

dragonfin

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I do not play multiplayer games and have never used the microphone on my Revolver's, I have never even attached it since owning it. So I feel that it is unlikely I would need a microphone. However, I am not objecting to headset recommendations, so I edited the title. Feel free to recommend headsets that are better than the Revolvers S, thank you.
 
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UsandThem

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I own two pair of headphones, the Philips Fidelio X1 (open back) and the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 2.0 (closed back). They both have their strong points, and I change them based on the music I am listening to (closed headphones generally have more bass, while open headphones have a wider soundstage).

Both of those should be better as far as audio goes compared the headsets you mentioned in your first post. I don't use headsets, so I can't recommend any of those. However, Tom's has a "best of" article they published recently, so you can see if any of those would work for your use.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-headsets,5499.html
 

communistM

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I would recommend ditching the headset and getting separate headphones & mics. From my own experience even the best integrated mics are average at best. I personally ditched my beloved Sennheiser PC360s and have never looked back. Currently pairing HiFiMAN Sundara with a Schiit Hel, and Blue Snowball.
 
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Justinus

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The new stealth magnet version of the Hifiman HE400SE seems to be a smash hit for $149. You probably should get a discrete amplifier to get the most out of planars though.
 
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