Need comparable headset reccomendations please!

KatsuAkane

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Hello! So i currently have astro a50 headphones and I want to get a pair of wired headphones cause im constantly getting interference which interrupts my gaming! But I really dont know any other good headphones for a decent price.

Does anyone have any recommendations for headphones that are comparable to the a50 and a40?? like similar comfort and sound? thanks a lot!
 

anort3

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Sennheiser HD 598s or HD 599s. The 599s are a newer version of the 598s and I haven't actually heard them. The 598s are the best sub $200 headphone and you don't need an amp with them. They will benefit from one if you choose to add one later though.

[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-49NF9JcqMM"][/video]

You may not find those ivory versions anymore but there is an HD 598SE ( changed the headband slightly for comfort ) and an HD 598SR ( includes an extra shorter cable with a mic for phone use ) and they are the same thing.

Anything better and you're going to need an amp/DAC.
 

anort3

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Sennheiser HD 598s or HD 599s. The 599s are a newer version of the 598s and I haven't actually heard them. The 598s are the best sub $200 headphone and you don't need an amp with them. They will benefit from one if you choose to add one later though.

[video="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-49NF9JcqMM"][/video]

You may not find those ivory versions anymore but there is an HD 598SE ( changed the headband slightly for comfort ) and an HD 598SR ( includes an extra shorter cable with a mic for phone use ) and they are the same thing.

Anything better and you're going to need an amp/DAC.
 

KatsuAkane

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ohhhh those look nice! I will definitely consider those! thanks for the advice!
 

anort3

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They're really good. I've had a pair for about 5 years. I've mostly moved on to higher end models but the 598s will always have a special place for introducing me to Sennheiser open back sound and how good it is.

Here's the very large HeadFi thread if you want more impressions.

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/sennheiser-hd-598-impressions-thread.541039/
 
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