Suggestion for Headphones under £50

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  1. Yojimbo108

    Yojimbo108 New Member

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    Hi, I'm looking to get some nice headphones for £50 max, here are the kinds of things I'd like:

    -Closed Design - Don't want noise leaking if possible
    -Over the ear design
    -Comfy for extended periods of time

    Thinks thats all!
    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Shaun-HiFi

    Shaun-HiFi Administrator Staff Member

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    Headphones under £50

    If I'm honest, most headphones under £50 are aimed at portable use so are on-ear.

    Below are a couple of ideas though:

    Sennheiser HD202-II closed back headphones - surprisingly good with well balanced sound and robust design. The plastic headband is not to everyone's liking. Read a review of the HD202.

    Shure SRH-240 closed back headphones - a little over budget, but you get a lot for your money. In many of the reviews they get criticised for not being upto the standard of Shure's studio headphones, but I think it's a little unfair considering they cost £60.
     
  3. Yojimbo108

    Yojimbo108 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply!

    The HD-202 looks promising, for some reason I don't really like the look of the SRH-240, but I'll see if I can see some more pictures of them to try and tie me around.

    I've also been looking at 2 others, are these any good?
    - Denon AHD310
    - Sennheiser Hd 215 II

    Is there a big difference over the 215 and the 202?

    Thanks once again for the help.

    Edit:
    Also a friend recommended the Creative Aurvana Live Headphones, but are they any good? They do look very nice, but...
     
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  4. Shaun-HiFi

    Shaun-HiFi Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm afraid I haven't heard the Denon AHD310 or Creative Aurvana Live yet.

    The Sennheiser Hd 215 II was a bit of a disappointment for me. I found the sound very boxy, i.e. sounded hollow. Everything that can be bad about a closed back design in my opinion. The ear cups are also pretty big, which makes them less portable.
     
  5. Yojimbo108

    Yojimbo108 New Member

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    Thanks for the input on the 215's, I'll skip those then.

    I'll have a little look around before deciding I think :)
     
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