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Good $100 Headsets?

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The Hyper Cloud2 and Sennheiser GSP-300 are both good options


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I don't recommend HyperX Cloud / Cloud II / CloudX because they have a small soundstage, bad imaging, and the fidelity sounds compressed.

I recommend Superlux HD668B with velour earpads from HiFiMAN and Antlion ModMic 4.0; it has a big soundstage and good imaging and clarity.

Another option might be Philips SHP9500 with V-Moda BoomPro mic.

 

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52 minutes ago, YBPT said:

Do you need a built-in mic?  If you don't, go with the Audio Technica ATH-M40X.

I second this, im wearing them right now xD

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4 hours ago, Tacanacy said:

I don't recommend HyperX Cloud / Cloud II / CloudX because they have a small soundstage, bad imaging, and the fidelity sounds compressed.

I recommend Superlux HD668B with velour earpads from HiFiMAN and Antlion ModMic 4.0; it has a big soundstage and good imaging and clarity.

Another option might be Philips SHP9500 with V-Moda BoomPro mic.

 

I cannot recommend the Superlux HD668B with an honest face. Yeah, it's no doubt a really good headphone. But the ergonomics aren't so good. So you have to bend/stretch the headband so that it doesn't dig into your skull and cause headaches. Also, the treble can be really aggressive. It is recommended to stuff toilet paper into the earpads to soften things up a little. 

 

It's a good headphone...just not out of the box!

 

At the very least the Phililps SHP 9500 is comfortable out of the box and doesn't have aggressive treble. The treble can also be a little too sharp but it's nowhere near as bad as a Superlux. And it's quite inoffensive at reasonable volumes.  

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24 minutes ago, kokakolia said:

I cannot recommend the Superlux HD668B with an honest face. Yeah, it's no doubt a really good headphone. But the ergonomics aren't so good. So you have to bend/stretch the headband so that it doesn't dig into your skull and cause headaches. Also, the treble can be really aggressive. It is recommended to stuff toilet paper into the earpads to soften things up a little. 

 

It's a good headphone...just not out of the box!

 

It's comfortable on my head. And I don't notice aggressive treble -- even with the Schiit stack. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I looked at the ATH-M40X and ModMic and almost went with it, but it went over budget a bit much, and didn't want to go used, so I went with the Cloud II's from HyperX because they have great performance and are built well for the price.

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