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Over-ear under $200 heaphones.


My four year old logitech g430's are finally wearing out and I'm looking to upgrade to a significantly better pair of headphones around $150. I'm looking for over-ear and preferably open back and wireless, however I wouldn't mind wired or closed, I don't need noise cancellation or a microphone but I wouldn't turn it down with them. This is my first time exploring the headphone market and the amount of options there appear to be is overwhelming, however the research I have done have led me to a couple of options. Sennheiser HD 4.40sAudio-Technica ATH-MSR7sSony XB650BTs (there's so many different wireless sonys around this price) and CB3 Hush (from this article.) I plan to purchase around black friday/cybermonday deals and I'm mostly looking for more researched or experienced opinions.


I have a behringer UM2 audio interface for my microphone that has "Powerful Phones output with Level control" the only specs I could find in the owner's guide is a 10-30kHz frequency response and 0 dBu max output.

I have no dedicated soundcard and my MSI Z97 PC Mate motherboard has a Realtek ALC887 codec.

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corsair void pro wireless. I am buying some soon but after my old voids (i broke them ;-; ) the audio is great. I also own some sony mdr-v55s, which are great!

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The only headphones like this that I can recommend is the HD558 headset. I don't really know how it compares to others because I haven't tried many others but I really like the ones I have. They are pretty good for their price, they are open back and very comfortable. The only thing is that they are wired. You wont need an amp or dac though if you had them they would sound even better I'm sure



Edit: they are also over the ear!

⬇ - PC specs down below - ⬇


The Impossibox

CPU: (x2) Xeon X5690 12c/24t (6c/12t per cpu)

Motherboard: EVGA Super Record 2 (SR-2)

RAM: 48Gb (12x4gb) server DDR3 ECC

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB

Case: Modded Lian-LI PC-08

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb and a 2Tb HDD

PSU: 1000W something or other I forget

Display(s): 24" Acer G246HL

Cooling: (x2) Corsair H100i v2

Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB MX Browns

Mouse: Logitech G600

Headphones: Sennheiser HD558

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro


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I have these and they're awesome, but you'd most likely need to get an amp/dac with them or they won't reach their full potential. 


Those Audio Technica's are also a great choice, and would sound pretty good with your current setup

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