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    Can anyone recommend a pair of wired headphones - budget is 100-200.
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    Headphones are really difficult to recommend.
    Is it for serious listening, or just to see if you get on with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Headphones are really difficult to recommend.
    Is it for serious listening, or just to see if you get on with them?
    Not for serious listening Kev, these are for the Helen to watch youtube videos and a bit of music.
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    What pay that much when you can get decent enough second hand ones for 20-30?

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PEUBI...ding=UTF8&th=1

    these were very good.. my bro got mine when i went upmarket
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    Superlux headphones. The one that looks like the AKG K240.

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    I was going to suggest Superlux headphones as well, depending on your answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PEUBI...ding=UTF8&th=1

    these were very good.. my bro got mine when i went upmarket
    These get some great review Grant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    These get some great review Grant.
    kinda wish i'd kept mine. great dynamics..well made too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Not for serious listening Kev, these are for the Helen to watch youtube videos and a bit of music.
    For not so serious listening I even use cheap ones from Lidl - both wired and Bluetooth, and recently the "earpod" versions. Otherwise we have several sets of Sennheiser cans, and I still like my Beyerdynamic DTX 900s bought over 10 years ago - though the foam pads are wearing out - and I'd like to get those sorted if possible - or buy an equivalent modern set.

    I agree that for really serious listening it's worth paying more - perhaps a lot more - but for casual listening maybe not. Also check that the recipient of this "gift" really will value any extra quality. I know people who can't tell the difference between UHD TVs and black and white sets (oh - I am exaggerating ...) and between a real orchestra or band and a cheap transistor radio.
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