$20 headphones

Oompa

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I need to get a cheap pair of headphones. I usually use my 5.1 Logitech Z-640s but for lanning it's a pain and looked down upon. Any recommendations? I've heard good things about the Sennheiser HD201s.
 

Mister X

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The HD201's are not bad but the Koss KSC75's are the best option in the sub $20 range
 

renswic

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dranktoomuch said:
I vote for the HD201s, the pair that I use are definitely worth the money.


as im int he market for decent cheap headphones, any of you know how the HD202s are?
 

Oompa

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Mister X said:
The HD201's are not bad but the Koss KSC75's are the best option in the sub $20 range
I'd really like over the head type headphones. Those Koss look like they are just a pain to put on and take off.
 

Iron_Dreamer

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I think the HD201 is a screamingly good deal for $20. Their sound quality and form/build are worth way more than what they sell for. The KSC75 sounds very nice, but is a bit less convenient to use, since they are open, and don't have a headband. As such, they SHOULD be cheap, since there is less material, and they provide less functionality (i.e. blocking out no noise). Both are among the best deals out there, but I think the 201 is just a bit better.

FYI the 202 is all bass, and little else. The 201 is much better balanced.
 

rcf1987

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I got my hd202s for 25$ off amazon and there WAY better than the hd201s not just bass wise get the hd202s
 

compslckr

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i say the hd-202 are better than the 201's i have had both and prefer the bass in the hd-202, but that could just be me

i also like the fact that the 202's are closed
 

legcramp

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ok you like boomy muddy over bloated bass.. but all to thier own.

Anyways, go with the KSC-75's best sound in this category. IMO. I had the HD202's and I am glad it got jacked :) I had the KSC-75 and am pissed I did some "experimenting" with it and screwed it up.. and to a lot of people the HD201's is a good choice if you need full sized headphones, but with SQ, the koss takes it at this price.
 

Oompa

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Well I'm not much of an audiophile, but I like to get a good deal on what I purchase. I'll either get the HD201s or the HD202s. Since I want over the head style headphones.
 

Qwertyman

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the only problem with the 201's is the bass. The quality is still very good for that price range and the cord is super long which is nice sometimes.
 
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