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Best headphones that aren't overkill with onboard audio

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First time poster, so here goes nothing.


I've recently managed to break my old headset and I'm looking to get some really nice closed back headphones for everyday use (gaming, watching videos/movies, listening to music while I study...) for when I go back to university in September.

The catch is that I'm only going to be using my ROG G14 gaming laptop with it's regular audio jack while I'm there, so I'm not sure how fancy I should go. From looking at some other posts here it seems like going in the headphone rather than gaming headset direction is better, since I have a standalone mic. I have no real experience with high end audio gear or if I should even be looking at such gear in this situation. Any suggestions or pointers would be much appreciated.

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I wouldn't get anything expensive for school. Check out the Beyerdynamic DT770 for closed back. This is a good headset for at home use. I wouldn't travel around with headphones this large.

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  • 4 weeks later...

In my experience, the ATH-M20X has a more realistic timbre than the DT770 pro, more detail, and the quality control of audio-technica is better than Beyerdynamic's anyway.

 

I've used both to listen to lossless music, the Beyerdynamic is less valuable in my experience.

 

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Rode NTH-100 is my favorite pair of headphones right now, only reason I don't use them 24/7 is that the modmic attachment fell off them and I'm out of the double sided tape for it.  They run on anything and sound good doing it.

Open-Back - Sennheiser 6xx - Phillips Fidelio X3 - Harmonicdyne Zeus - HiFi-man HE400i (2017) - *Phillips shp9500 - *SoundMAGIC HP200

Semi-Open - Beyerdynamic DT880-600 - Fostex T50RP - *AKG K240 studio

Closed-Back - Rode NTH-100 - AKG K361-BT - Blon BL-B60 - Blue Microphones Lola - *Beyerdynamic DT770-80

On-Ear - Koss KPH30iCL Grado - Koss KPH30iCL Yaxi - Koss KPH40 Yaxi

Headset Turtle Beach Stealth 700 V2 + xbox adapter - *Sennheiser Game One - *Razer Kraken Pro V2

DAC S.M.S.L SU-9

Class-D dac/amp Topping DX7 - Schiit Fulla E

Class-A amp Emotiva A-100 - Xduoo MT-602 (hybrid tube)

Pure Tube amp Darkvoice 336SE - Little dot MKII - Nobsound Little Bear P7

Mic Antlion Mod Mic - Neego Boom Mic - *Vmoda Boom Mic

Pads ZMF - Dekoni - Brainwavz - Shure - Yaxi - Grado - Wicked Cushions

Cables Hart Audio Cables - Periapt Audio Cables

Speakers Micca RB42 - Crown XLi1500 (power amp class A)

 

*given as gift or out of commission

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