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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Pair of wired Bowers & Wilkins P7's for PC and music, and a pair of Bowers & Wilkins Px's for when I need no wires.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 600 Ohm, fed via a desktop M-DAC (not the plus nor the new one that's in the works). I tend to prefer the surround seperation of speakers and the airyness of not having to wear anything, headphones just get used outside hours. It's much cheaper to get decent Hi-Fi on a pair of good headphones, what I appreciate about the DT990s is that they have sparkle and can provide a little of what my speakers just don't quite seem to do during the daylight hours. They are excellent headphones.

    I also have Soundmagic HP151s which I bought as a dally into closed back headphones. They are excellent but the bass level can be a little heavy sometimes and I just end up using the Beyer's more. They both probably have their place.

    For mobile, I use a Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC V2 externally (finally decent microSD to microSD cable is available for this in the UK, it's directional apparently?!) with KZ ZS6 and silver wire. The wire tends to get snagged and the headphones themselves take a little time to adjust in the ears but they are excellent and most all of the time make up for their foibles by providing clear, great sound on the move.

    One of these days I'm going to start wearing full size cans outside. Until that time I'm doing well

    (I have a HyperX Cloud headset still sitting in its box waiting for me to try some VoIP again one day, with the headset mic).
    I have another pair of KZ ZS headphones I'm maybe going to shift on, need to use them a lot more to make a decision, they are physically larger IEMs than the ZS6 so they just don't get pocket time. If you get the ZS6 please don't pay £50+ for them, I think my pair was =~ £18.
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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Main headphones at home: Audio Technica M40X
    Outdoor/office: Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC / KZ AS10 with bluetooth adapter
    Gym: KZ ZS5 with bluetooth adapter (waiting for the MPOW S11 to drop on the mail to replace them)

    Future purchases: thinking about getting the Beyerdynamic DT 880 for home use and Bose Quietconfort 35 for the office (to be able to replace the logitech headset that i have to use when bluetooth is not available) soon.
    Also in a bit of pickle on how to mix my audio sources (PC, PS4, Switch), looking at the Soundblastes X7 but still undecided and searching for a solution.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Sennheiser GSP370 Wireless. 100 hour battery life and cracking sound quality.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    My trusty old Sennheiser PC 360's.
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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Right now a pair of 1990s Sony MDR-W07 headphones similar to these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Walkma...-/233056475634

    Annoyingly the grey housing around the speakers has just started to split. I do hate it when good things fall apart.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Logitech G533 (Gaming Headset with Wireless DTS 7.1 Surround Sound).

    I bought them last year to replace my previous wired headset (Plantronics GameCom 780 with 7.1 Surround Sound) after they accidentally broke by falling onto a hard surface (it had previously fell numerous times, but onto a softer surface).

    As I stick to headphones/headsets rather than speakers, not replacing them wasn't an option. I've been happy with them and can get plenty of time out of them before needing to recharge. I've been very happy with the sound quality and range, as well as comfort with the fit.

    My upcoming switch to Linux may affect the surround sound aspect, but hopefully there'll be a way to effectively recreate that.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Sennheiser HD 558. Might not go with the same company. I do like this 558. Sennheiser is rather expensive though. I usually get cheap headphones for $20-30. The night and day difference when I got the 558 was an eye opener. The biggest issue I've had with these headphones is that the ear pads don't last long at all. In the first year the ear pads were already breaking down. I have already replaced the ear pads twice. The 558's sound really good. The ear pads were not made to last though.
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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Not an important item to me and only use to watch films , videos and football on my tv / monitor so as not to disturb others in the household. Other use is to plug into my guitar practise amp to cover my bad playing. lol. I have a cheap pair of Sony ones and recently bought a pair of cheap Goodmans Bluetooth enabled ones from B&M's ( £20 ) but can't seem to get them to connect with
    the dongle , maybe will just use them wired.

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    I mostly use my B&W PX
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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    For gaming - Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless (lossless/lag free wireless)..amazing headphones for gaming with, and i really like the fact I can have my PC output over teh wireless but also be connected to my phone over bluetooth at the same time - great when a call comes in or if you want to put on a podcast whilst playing a 4X game or something.
    For work - Microsoft Surface Headphones - great sound quality, infinitely more comfortable to me than the bose QC35iis (plus better ANC than the bose), but not quite as good ANC as the sony's..but again that comfort factor really wins it for me. Plus they work really nicely with teams
    For out and about music - Sony XBAII IEMs with comply tips. Best sound quality of all the above, but then I really love the sound from a good set of IEMs moreso than cans, so I am slightly biased

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Pc, sennheiser 579 for easy listening and gaming, AT's M50x for when I wish to play loud. powered with asus essence stx ii.

    Movies via TV, sennheiser 558 and a topping nx2 dac

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Serious listening:Focal Clear
    On the move : Sony WH 1000xm3
    From PC: Aidio Technica MDR7

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    I'd have to dig them out to check the model numbers, but I've got two pairs of sennys, a set of foldable over-ear for travelling, and a set of proper cans for audio work. I'll be gutted as/when either pair dies on me - then I'll buy some more sennys. Not that I'm a fanboy or anything

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    Re: QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

    Massdrop Sennheiser HD 6XX with Sound BlasterX G6 DAC/AMP

    No more "gaming" headsets for me, Had Logitech G930, G35, G933.
    Absolute garbage with wireless connection issues on the expensive RGB one.

    Had the 6XX for a few years now and it's amazing, If I were to buy a new set in future I would wait until they made a Drop version of Sennheiser HD 800 HD 8XX?

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