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I'm looking to buy some new headphones for my computer. I already have a Blue Yeti Microphone so I don't need one with a microphone on it. I was looking thinking the Sony WH1000XM3 but thought that maybe the noise cancellation would mess up my speech since it might be a little hard to hear myself in them. I'm looking for something closed back because I do need a good bit of noise cancelling, though.
A friend recommended the Audio Technica ATH M50x but I looked at a review and it said they clamp mildly hard and can cause discomfort after long use. I use my computer atleast 3 hours a day, sometimes the entire day. I thank all of you for your time reading this and for your feedback!
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Reviewing audio equipment is hard because it's all about personal preference and everyone has a different point of reference to compare with. This plus the fact that everyone hears differently makes for it being really hard to make a solid buy just by reading online reviews.

My tip for you is to go to a shop that sells headphones and try them. Try as many as you possibly can. This way, you can make up your own mind on what you're looking for.

I personally run a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LP2 but that's because I tend to listen to music more than playing games or streaming on my pc.

I would also add that if you're looking for clarity, a DAC is needed. IMO, there's no point spending over £200 on a pair of headphones only to run it via onboard audio. If you don't care about this, then a pair of £50 gaming headphones like the hyper cloud x would do you just fine.
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Adam wroteReviewing audio equipment is hard because it's all about personal preference and everyone has a different point of reference to compare with. This plus the fact that everyone hears differently makes for it being really hard to make a solid buy just by reading online reviews.

My tip for you is to go to a shop that sells headphones and try them. Try as many as you possibly can. This way, you can make up your own mind on what you're looking for.

I personally run a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LP2 but that's because I tend to listen to music more than playing games or streaming on my pc.

I would also add that if you're looking for clarity, a DAC is needed. IMO, there's no point spending over £200 on a pair of headphones only to run it via onboard audio. If you don't care about this, then a pair of £50 gaming headphones like the hyper cloud x would do you just fine.


Sad reality is true. Best way honestly to find headphones is to go to a shop and see what they have. Look at music shops, they will likely have some there you can check out. Other options things like Best Buy's Magnolia.

Me personally I always used closed back headsets and headphones, when I finally got a pair of open back I was blown away. I've never looked at closed back again since. Sure I have lost some bass and even with an equalizer and mixer it's still gone. BUT I can hear everything so clearly positioning, music, everything just feels more... real. Though! I can say I STILL have closed back headphones because there are times I just can't deal with external sound, whether it be in recording, testing my mic's audio, etc. There are just use cases for every set of headphones. Like I need 200+ Ohm headphones for the work I do, you probably don't and would see a 1,000 USD headphone price tag as a hard pass, me that's an investment I want.

Towards comfort though, I wouldn't strain yourself too much on the thought, as many headphone and headsets there are in the world there's 10x that in better earpads, bands, cushioning, leather, faux leather, velvet, wood can housing, metal can housing, you think it, chances are it exists. Find a headset you like the design of, fits your Ohm needs, and produces the sound your looking for whether it be in clear reproduction or sound isolation.


Headsets I own, and the ones I use the most are my 990s. Love them with a passion.
BeyerDyanmic 990 Pro 250Ohm
BeyerDynamic 770 Pro 250 Ohm
Sennheiser HD 650


Final note, look into things like DACs, Pre-Amps, Tube Amps, and especially mixers for the finishing touch and to assure you can actually drive your headphones, also make sure you have the correct sizing on your jacks. Nothing worse than having a 1/4" jack but only having a 1/8" plug.
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