Question Recommended headphones for up to €200?


Dec 6, 2013
Hi, guys!

I need some help finding new headphones, but I'm really not well knowledgeable in this field. I've done a few hours of searching, but as soon as I stumbled into the audiophile realm I got quickly overwhelmed, so I need some help.

Ideally, I would prefer to spend around €150 ($180) or less, but €200 ($250) is the limit only if it's worth it. I listen to a lot of music and watch tons of movies, so I would like headphones which are more turned to this aspect if possible. Noise cancellation is a must!

What's most important to me is soundproofing. I live in a noisy neighborhood, so I would prefer not to hear anything outside when I put them on.

I just want some good, quality headphones that are comfortable to wear, and sound really good. I'm no audiophile, so I don't care for the best sound quality, just what sounds really good with music and videos.

Additional info that might help:
  • I'm looking for over-ear, closed headphones, preferably wired, but I wouldn't mind wireless.
  • I will use them only indoors on my PC, and for regular use (music, YouTube, movies, etc.)
  • I don't play video games as much as I used to, so "gaming" brands can be ignored (unless they're good and within the budget of course)
  • A mic. would be welcome, but if it doesn't fit into the price range, then it's not necessary
  • Something that has durable materials, because I plan to take good care of them, and don't plan on replacing them for a couple of years
From what I've seen, everyone seems to recommend Sony WH-1000XM3, but they're out of my budget where I live (€230+).

I live outside the US, so the prices may be different here. Still, if you were in my shoes and had a budget like this, which one would you take?
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