Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
- 50mm neodymium drivers deliver full spectrum of sound
- 1.5m cable gives you freedom of movement for indoor use
- Comfortable double layered headband cushion, breathable ear cushion for longer wearing comfort
- Finishing of connector: gold-plated, acoustic system: open, Magnet type: neodymium
- Impedance: 32 ohm, maximum power input: 200Mw, sensitivity: 101 dB, speaker diameter: 50mm, Frequency response: 12-35 000Hz
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6 points • Diox788
These are extremely comfortable and have a very wide sound stage for FPS's. You can also add the VModa BoomPro and have an incredible gaming headset for $100.
5 points • Crashboy96
And if you're going to spend ~$50 on headphones, you might as well just go with SHP9500s for ultimate comfort and a high quality headphone driver. $66 on Amazon atm, but they get down to $50-$60 occasionally.
If you don't like the sound signature of the SHP9500, that's somewhat easily fixable with Equalizer APO + Peace GUI, but the SHP9500 driver will blow these out of the water and they will be leagues more comfortable.
5 points • Reckcity9
Here is an awesome beginner choice that you won’t need an amp and are better for gaming. $75 https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500S-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW
3 points • Jurgen83
Philips SHP9500 seems to be the one. I haven’t listened to it but there are a lot of reviews that say it’s the best for the price.
2 points • leosbigmac
Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GcgUEbFMG4VAF is a solid option, but you’d have to get a mic separately
2 points • raistlin65
1 points • AstroHelo
if you're still looking for an audio solution these headphones are incredible.
1 points • alienmon
There are 2 buying options on amazon Performance audio / performance high res audio 69$, 145$ How much of a differece in performance of those 2? What do you suggest? https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500S-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW?th=1&psc=1
1 points • kismayas
If i were you would rather buy an amp then pair it with a good quality headset like the Philips SPH9500 that is less cheaper than premium ones. https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500S-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=shp9500&qid=1581315370&sprefix=Shp+&sr=8-3
1 points • reverlence
I like the SHP9500 since they have practically no clamping force, making them extremely comfortable for long gaming sessions. They are accurate enough, and work well with the vmoda boompro if you need a mic.
They are an open back with terrible sound leakage and will block very little background noise, if that is important to you.
If you are in the US, amazon has them for $66. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_vUKeEbR44T8CT
1 points • vgtryx
Was just about to link you these, seems like exactly what you’re looking for at your price range, many reviewers paid it with the boom pro as well for a budget setup.
1 points • MarkItZero31
I've used A40s and it's slightly easier to hear yourself talk when you take the plates off.
It's essentially a janky version of "open back" headphones. Ditch any "gaming headset" and get yourself some quality headphones.
Hell, the Philips SHP 9500 are half the price of A40s and sound better than any "gaming headset" you can buy.
1 points • Geniss-destroyer
https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500S-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=philips+shp9500&qid=1585498782&sprefix=philips+SHP&sr=8-3 got it completely wrong sorry
1 points • centennialShrine
1 points • spicedpumpkins
Pair this with a Philips SHP9500 and you have a gaming headset that will both stomp on any "gaming" headset at $100 AND can decently do double duty for listening to music which most dedicated gaming headsets absolutely suck at.
1 points • Jynx-
I’m new to the “audiophile” headphone space and just recently purchased my first pair of open back headphones, but based on my experience and what I’ve read about them elsewhere I highly recommend them. They are the Philips SHP9500. They are currently available on Amazon for $75. I listen to these all day while working from home and love them. Very light and comfortable, big ear cups and awesome sound with the open back sound stage. SHP9500 on Amazon
1 points • UseKnowledge
If anyone is reading this thread and wants a sub-$100 headphones that will blow you away, I HIGHLY recommend these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ENMK1DW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They've impressed me more than many headphones that cost over $100.
1 points • Toombaa_
I’d recommend the Phillips shp-9500. They’re $70 atm but definitely a good buy. It’s open back, which means they’ve got a good sound stage. They’re also really comfortable, I wear them for hours at a time. They are not anywhere close to noise canceling though but that shouldn’t be a problem since your at your house.link
1 points • bryfy77
Well, anything with a traditional plug would work (although you’re going to want to make sure you have the little 1/8 to 1/4 adapter if they have a smaller jack). For me, comfort is key. I teach piano and voice lessons for a good chunk of time, so I wanted a pair that barely felt like I was wearing them. I went with open-back headphones, which allow more sound to pass through them and also do not create that pressure that traditional cans create within your ear. Also, as a singer, it allows me to hear my own voice while wearing them, which is key. The ones I picked up were Philips Audio Philips SHP9500... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
1 points • WanderingSpirit9
That's kind of you! I was thinking about getting the Philips SHP9500 as well because they're purportedly very comfortable (and have a detachable cord, which is nice). They're open headphones, though, which I have no experience with. She'll only be using them in her house, but her friend is staying with her to cook and stuff so I don't know if the audio leakage would bother her friend. Any thoughts?
3 points • akirakiki
The best combo for the price. Been using for years and better than gaming headphones.
Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_hF-3FbPE1EPDR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_yF-3FbS5V7A2W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
1 points • Ignis_Cogitare
These. No contest. They are so incredibly amazing for the price. Granted, there is zero sound insulation, but oh my god they are nice.
1 points • JackPaarthurnax
I swear by these Philips: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ENMK1DW
Wired, not Bluetooth, but distractingly good sound, and half the $ of equivalent.
1 points • Ottobawt
These will destroy anything else for the price point for gaming. there is a mic upgrade... but a dedicated mic might be better value.
ps. 7.1/surround/etc is marketing/hype etc.
the most competitive headphone (hd800) have one speaker per ear, no surround gimmics.
3 points • Solie_DerpWaffel
1 points • noiwontchooseone
Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_s3-YEbX9F7X4N Gaming headphones are a gimmick. These will work and sound better. You can get a good mic for 15-20 on Amazon as well.
1 points • SaltInflicter
These are the best headphones I’ve ever used and they aren’t expensive. They don’t have a mic so you have to have a stand mic or the vmoda boom pro (which is awful) but the headphones themselves are amazing.
1 points • Pzubz
Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_THcJFb3F7M8MM
1 points • IntoTheMystic1
Worth every penny
1 points • Chew-Magna
Anyone who cares about audio quality is going to recommend an external dac. It pulls the audio processing out of the PC into an external device, gives you better quality audio, and with an amp built in, will allow you to push better headphones down the road. And since this one has a mic input, you're essentially just moving those connections to your desk instead of the back of your PC, while giving you better quality overall. It's sort of like going from an integrated GPU to a dedicated one (not quite so drastic a difference, but you get my point).
It ultimately depends on what kind of headphones you pick. If you go for some of the crappy "gaming" headsets (even some of the expensive ones are still pretty bad), by and large those simply don't have the resolution or detail retrieval for your audio source to matter, everything will sound "meh" regardless. But if you pick something that can pick out those details, like the headphones I listed or something better, your audio source becomes a lot more important.
But, if you don't want the dac you can go without and plug the stuff straight into the motherboard.
If you want to pass on the dac, I'd recommend stepping up the headphones a bit and get something like the SHP9500. I was just trying to get you the best bang for your buck, which was what you asked for.
Then you can simplify the mic a bit more, the one I originally listed would require phantom power if you don't get the dac, so the Neewer mic someone else recommended in another comment would work just fine. That one is USB and doesn't require additional power like a lot of condenser mics do.
1 points • getaroundbans4
Just to be clear are those the ones you're talking about?
1 points • BulgersInYourCup42
Best headphones under 100. Phillips SHP9500
1 points • CrtureBlckMacaroons
I was about to and then I spent the entire weekend researching cans; after three days I ended up ordering the Phillips SHP9500. So far I'm loving them!
1 points • maxnorm
amazon Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rotjFbVJ01TB6
1 points • nolifeexperience
$75 on amazon
1 points • Matsuyamakaze
Im for vmoda crossfade wireless. real stereo headphones. I bought every headset sony, turtle beach ect and they all broke from just being on my head and the sound degraded after time. Any true audiophile will tell you stereo headphones are the way to go for everything movies games. For under 100 I would go for these. philips
1 points • bopbop66
I'm not the one you asked, but the SHP9500 is a popular choice that you can get on sale around $50-60
1 points • PCPD-Nitro
Going of of what BryanGamerXL said about getting some looser fit headphones, I use a Philips SHP9500 which has been extremely comfortable. It doesn't clamp to your head very hard at all and mainly rests on the top. For the price it has great sound quality too.
1 points • tacroy
Hey, so are you saying that these would be even better, even though they are cheaper?
1 points • Ialwaysassume
I know these are a little above your range, but they are worth the money.
Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_PorFEb2TJDJFN
1 points • SmoothOranges
check out the Phillips SHP9500, they are open back so keep that in mind, the sound is great, and they are very light. The clamping force is pretty weak so they don't sit quite as snug as I usually like, but overall really great headphones for the price. Also currently on sale for $70 from amazon.
1 points • TRX808
SHP9500 is usually the go-to recommendation in this price range. There is a 9600 refresh coming soon but atm you can only buy it on Ali Express for ~$105.
1 points • zeroThreeSix
HyperX on Amazon. Get one.
Or if you have a budget of $100 and don't mind open back headphones (doesn't drown out background noise/others can slightly hear your audio) Get the Philips SHP9500 w/Vmoda Boom Pro mic.
Trust me. All of these people screaming about Astros don't know about audio quality and have fallen trap to gaming marketing sponsorships.
1 points • Valo118
These should do the trick. Open back, breathe very well, my ears never get warm: Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CwVUEbSSSKV9N
2 points • Skystalker512
2 points • AV3Nguyen
Honestly though, you're putting way too much emphasis on audio performance. There are many other factors that are miles more important like mouse control, reflexes, etc. Also, don't discount the recommendations of people who don't play CS:GO or aren't above silver; games are pathetically low in terms of how demanding they are (all you need is decent imaging and you're fine for audio)
2 points • ForgotMySafewordHelp
I'd second the Phillips SHP9500 suggestion. That plus a V-Moda BoomPro is probably one of the best value headsets you can get at that price. The sound you'll get from the 9500's is going to be better than most all in one gaming headsets at that point. Keep in mind the 9500's are open back though, so if you need a bit of noise isolation, they won't work.
2 points • Helios119
2 points • Goose306
For $100 the best option is something like this:
Combined with this:
Modmics are more convenient but cost more, this would be right around absolute best for $100 given above scenarios.
If you want an AIO suggestion, your poll is fine, but generally you will get better quality for much better cost by DIY your own setup. Generally I only recommend the AIOs if someone needs wireless or they will be sharing it with a console/PC split.
FYI the Arctis 7 is often on sale for around $100, I saw you had the 5 on your poll. The only real difference is wireless, but that's a decent upgrade if you are willing to be patient.
So far as I know the HyperX will get the best reccs out of the box for sound quality, the Arctis are (IMHO) more comfortable and well built, and actually have decent driver, but are widely acknowledged to need EQ'ed. With an EQ they are just as good of sound quality as the HyperX. I don't know enough about the others, but those two are usually what I see recommended.