#1
Guys oh my god im with out headphones for my line 6 xt live middle of the night playing they broke 5 mins ago and now i feal suicidal they cost me 9 pounds cries.time for a better pair that will last more than 2 minites my budget max is 40 pounds what should i get guys and gals need em fast omg not being able to play guitar at 6 in the morning sucks
#3
I use a pair of ATH-T22 which are pretty cheap and do a good job monitoring/jamming. I think they cost me under $50 CAD.
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#4
I usually start with this site:
http://headphones.com.au/pbrowse?catID=1&price=range1&sort=recommended

Hit the recommended tab and choose a price range as I've done. You can look through other categories too to see what else is on offer.

The Shures aren't actually that great, so from that list I can recommend:

Sennheiser HD201:
I own a pair. They're incredibly cheap; got mine for $30 AUD. Solidly built for the price, reasonably comfortable and the sound is surprisingly balanced and detailed. Not the loudest headphone, not the bassiest; but they're fantastic for the money. I've used them for guitar practice and they work well for that.

Sennheiser HD202:
A friend has a pair and I find them a bit of a step up from the 201s. They may also fall in your budget. A bit better looking, and they have more bass presence. Also a good headphone for the money. They're not on that site I linked BTW as they don't stock them.

Koss KSC 75:
If you don't require the noise isolation canalphones offer, but want something more portable these are a good bet. Both sennheisers are closed back, while these are open and that tends to give a better soundstage. However, you do get more bass presence from closed back phones.

I haven't had direct experience with the Koss 'phones, but heard great things about them.

That site I linked is Aussie BTW, so it'll be cheaper down your end... you can't buy it from them internationally though I think. So yeah, look for a good headphone dealer near you. You may be able to use Amazon to find them? I Had a quick look and they were all around 20 pounds.

^Also, the ATH-T22s are worth a look. Audio-Technica make some fantastic headphones. My main pair is the legendary ATH-A900s

Look at a whole bunch of reviews, cnet kind of stuff as well as expert hi-fi mags to see what kind of sound you'd prefer, as well as getting an idea of user satisfaction.
Good Luck!
Last edited by baumaxx1 at Apr 18, 2011,
#5
Sennheiser's really are good, I also really like WESC headphones.

Keep away from Skullcandy, sound aint that great and they've the structural integrity of jelly.
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#6
Quote by Rosewood55
Guys oh my god im with out headphones for my line 6 xt live middle of the night playing they broke 5 mins ago and now i feal suicidal they cost me 9 pounds cries.time for a better pair that will last more than 2 minites my budget max is 40 pounds what should i get guys and gals need em fast omg not being able to play guitar at 6 in the morning sucks


I think this is what he meant.

Quote by Rosewood55,Translated
Gentleman, I am extremely distraught due to the failure of my headphones that I use with my Line 6 XT Live late at night. They broke recently, and I am considering ending my life, as they cost 9 Pounds. At this point, I plan to upgrade to a more durable pair; my maximum budget is 40 Pounds. What suggestions do you ladies and gentleman have? Speedy acquisition is paramount, as being unable to play guitar early in the morning is frustrating.
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Quote by mattocaster99
I think this is what he meant.



TS: I have some EXTREMELY sarcastic responses backed up for you, but I'll bite my tongue this time. I have to ask though... Why would you go suicidal over 9 pounds. That's the price of a set of headphones you would EXPECT to break.

As I'm in the states, I can't really help you.
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#8
i guess i was just way to frugal i need to be a bit more willing to spend more .i was just buying the crapest ones i could find atm the time.ta for the recommendations tho guys thanks
#9
i love threads that start off omfg...
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#10
I won't pay more then 40 for headphone myself. I either step on them or the cat will chew through them.

Sennheiser are great for the money. I bought myself a pair and liked them so much I bought my little brother a set.
#12
thanks guys i have settled with some Sennheiser HD 465 i have read a few reviews that say there ok etc i like how u can replace the cable as .tbh 9/10 times thats why my others died.