Need some help - Upgrading from Senn. PX100

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  1. jp_bl_68

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    Currently using a pair of Sennheiser PX100s that I'm quite happy with but I'd like to upgrade. I'm looking for a set of headphones (preferably on-ear but I'm open to over-ear), wired, I like the sound you get with open backs but I'm prepared to give closed backs a try.

    They'll mostly be used for gaming (PS3) and movies (DVD). Ideally I'd like to spend around £50 but I' prepared to go up to £100 if needs be. I'm a little bit put off by Grados as I've heard they can be quite uncomfortable and I intend to wear these headphones for several hours at a time.

    The Creative Aurvana Live and iGrado Headphones seem quite popular. Whatever I end up getting I'd want to be able to hear a noticeable improvement over my PX100s.
     
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    If you are not going to wear them outdoors, I think I will repeat what I usually say. Get secondhand Sennheiser HD 600 or 595 but they are hard to come by for a good reason ...... I did get mine for under £100 but they are hard to find at that price but worth the wait. I don't think you can beat them for that price.
     
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    Yeah, the only thing putting me off those two is the price. But if I come across them at >£100 I'll definitely consider them. Thanks.
     
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    I got the HD600 for under £100 u will need to go to a reputable seller on ebay or similar place.
     
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    The HD595's are probably good for you.

    As it happens I have a pair on eBay right now, item number 290293310914 :smashin:

    Steven.
     
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    I'll keep an eye on them but I can't help but feel you may be a tad biased.
     
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    Not biased, broke. This is an expensive hobby. They are good 'phones though.

    Steven.
     
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    You'll struggle to get a noticable improvement from PX100 for £50.

    The recommendations for used seem good advice to me.

    If you can get HD595 in good condition for around £50 (I've seen them sell for that kind of money) they are a good headphone.

    They are very good for movies. I have a lot of Stones, Bowie and other re-mastered stuff from 60s & 70s, the prominent mids of the HD595 make them very listenable compared to other headphones.
     
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    I think I'll get the 595s. They do look good. Having trouble finding them at a reasonable price though. Richer Sounds has them at £99.99 but they aren't in stock online or at my local store. I wouldn't really be comfortable spending more than that.

    Will I need a headphone amp? I've got a set of speakers (Creative Gigaworks T20 Series II) connected to my PS3 and they have a headphone socket. Would they be suitable as an alternative to a separate headphone amp?
     
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    I've never used those speakers or a PS3 but in most cases a separate purpose built headphone amp will give better sound.

    Steven.
     

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