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Upgrading from Sennheiser EH350, suggestions?

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Dida, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Dida

    Dida YHWH

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    Need to replace my Sennheiser EH350 since the cables are broken. I am generally happy with the sound quality of EH350, just wish it could have been a little more comfortable on the ears. I don't do any audio-related work, headphone is strictly for listening to musics, watching TV shows, etc on my PC. My PC has onboard sound card.

    I am considering the Audio Technica brand of headphones, the M30, M40 and M50. Please also suggest any alternatives. Primary considerations are:

    - comfort (prefer large cups that go around the ears rather than sitting on the ears as the EH350)
    - noise isolation (prefer good isolation)
    - sound quality (would need to be a step up from EH350, the EH350 cost about $50)
    (can't find EH350 on Sennheiser's website, but it looks identical to this:
    http://en-de.sennheiser.com/stereo-headphones-closed-he... )
    - budget (about $150, prefer to keep it down around $70)
    - prefer headphones that doesn't need amps, and isn't beyond the capability of my onboard sound card
     
  2. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    I recently got a set of wireless Sennheiser cans. They're pretty great, range covers anywhere in the house, so I can listen to music from my PC when I'm cooking, in the bedroom, in the bathroom, etc, and don't have to take headphones off when I get up from watching TV with them.
     
  3. Dida

    Dida YHWH

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    I can see the advantage of going wireless. What about cost, comfort and sound quality? In addition, how are the batteries holding up?
     
  4. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Comfort and sound quality is fine, but I got the RS180, so cost was more than your budget, you'd have to see if you can find anywhere local with demo sets. Batteries are removable/rechargable AAA, they're rated for ~24 hours of use and recharge when the headset is docked, so I've never had them run out.
     

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