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So my Cloud 2's finally bit the dust(they've been through a lot tbf) and it's time to replace 'em. I was considering just grabbing another pair of Cloud 2's, but surely it's time to try something new.

I could just use my AKG K702's and buy an external mic set-up with an AT2020 or something, but it's not like I use my mic enough to justify that really. So, I'm thinking I should just buy another headset to replace the Cloud 2's and keep my K702's for using with my phone.

So, looking for recommendations in the £100ish range for a headset really, wireless would be handy but not a necessity by any means. I could go up to 150, maybe 200 squids if it's worth it, but seeing as it's just replacing my Cloud 2's, I think £100ish should be alright- tell me I'm wrong though.
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Told wrong. Mission accomplished, good work Noble Six.

AKG has really great headphones, and the 700 series are stylish and sound amazing. There's a lot of options I can throw at you, Cloud 2's are decent, by no means bad and with headsets it's like furniture it's all on your taste and need. I'll guess and say you're gaming and use them generally, do you have any interest in getting a better mic? If so would you be looking into making audio through your mic/headphones actually sound clearer? Being use of DACs, mixers, amps/preamps, getting an actual mic and headphones instead of a headset?

Sound BlasterX G6
I personally use this DAC, can honestly say it's one of the easiest to use and install. It's Ohm range is insane and can surprisingly even power a few of my condenser mics. Has it's own EQ and works nicely. Haven't had any problems with it.
Behringer UMC22
Good DAC, and has phantom power at one of the lowest costs you could ever get.
AKG K240STUDIO
Got these some ago, loved them so much I gave them to my niece along with completing her audio setup for her gaming PC.
AKG K92
I would challenge anyone to find a more widely used pair of HEADPHONES. Not headset, there is a major difference. One lies about audio quality, these DO NOT.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Tried, tested, true.
beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
I literally use these for adjusting my mic for voice over recordings in my studio. Love them.
beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
I use these every day, though while I'm listening to music I have these playing through a mixer because the bass on any open back headphones just leaks out and these are no exception. Quality is amazing, super comfy, gives you an insane sound stage too.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum
The macro keys didn't work, hated the idiotic RGB, but wireless was awesome and it had a really kick ass distance for me and considering all the junk I have in terms of electronics and I didn't have problems. Nice.
Razer Blacksharks
Literally the most badass looking headset I ever owned, loved these with all my heart, they gave a wicked amount of bass, the mic being a boom arm and detachable when these released was unheard of and just stellar.

MXL BCD-1
Really solid dynamic mic that can give you some amazing quality in mids and lows but does leave a bit to be desired without an amp, or mixer for highs.
SHURE SM58
This mic legit travels the world for everyone. SHURE has the name now everyone knows thanks to streamers and for good reason. Their mics absolutely destroy background noise and elevate the speaker to a breathtaking quality.
Blue Yeti Nano
Can you ever go wrong with a Blue mic?
Rode Procaster
Need SHURE quality without the markup? Rode.
Rode NT-USB
Want the cleaniest most precise sound, but can't make a jump to an XLR? Rode gives you XLR audio with a USB mic.
Samson G-Track Pro
Samson's G-Track mic is hands down the best microphone that is USB based on the market. Period.

Antlion Audio ModMic 5
I've used these a good few times for interviews with clients along with getting these for coworkers for similar reasons. It's just a great mic and easy to use.
Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset
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Genuinely when it comes to headsets, it's more or less looking at what has the sound levels, ohms, etc. you care about and turning on some software to channel out the audio. A lot of people are trending into headphones not realizing the major difference headsets especially "GAMER" headsets have compared to headphones. No pair of headphones worth their salt are not advertised for "bass eargasms" and designed for "neutral listening" and "clean and crystal audio." BUT you can easily get that bass thump if you simply decide on CLOSE BACK headphones and not open back ones.

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Scratched wrotedo you have any interest in getting a better mic? If so would you be looking into making audio through your mic/headphones actually sound clearer? Being use of DACs, mixers, amps/preamps, getting an actual mic and headphones instead of a headset?

I'm not opposed to an external mic set-up, like I said. I already have a Fiio E10K DAC/AMP for my AKG K702's. If I were to go with an external mic, I'd be getting that Behringer UMC22 audio interface for a steal or just grab a Scarlett Solo if I'm going all out. I don't stream or make video content though, so I feel like it's not justified and would be a bit of a waste, hence why I'm holding off on doing that.

Scratched wroteAntlion Audio ModMic 5
I've used these a good few times for interviews with clients along with getting these for coworkers for similar reasons. It's just a great mic and easy to use.
Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset
MASSDROP X SENNHEISER PC37X


Genuinely when it comes to headsets, it's more or less looking at what has the sound levels, ohms, etc. you care about and turning on some software to channel out the audio. A lot of people are trending into headphones not realizing the major difference headsets especially "GAMER" headsets have compared to headphones. No pair of headphones worth their salt are not advertised for "bass eargasms" and designed for "neutral listening" and "clean and crystal audio." BUT you can easily get that bass thump if you simply decide on CLOSE BACK headphones and not open back ones.


I'm not going to replace my K702's with a pair of M50x's, or something in the K702 price range from Beyerdynamic(DT770, 880, 990). I would be open to using my K702's as headphones if I were to get an external mic set-up, but am currently looking at headsets instead- hence the ask for suggestions.

I use my K702's for listening to music, so I really just need something to replace my Cloud 2's. I'm not sure whether that should just be with another pair of Cloud 2's, or I should just go balls to the wall(even though it's not really justifiable) and go external mic/mod mic and keep using my K702's, or maybe grab another pair of headphones(probably around Black Friday).
Like I said though, wireless would be pretty handy so adding all the extra cables with an external mic/mod mic and new headphones is gonna be a headache for my current set-up. A decent quality wireless headset should do the job, but I've typically steered clear of headsets other than my Cloud 2's so don't really know what to look for exactly.
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Thinking about it more- mod mic and a 2nd pair of headphones might be the way to go. That way I can just use the mod mic when necessary when either pair of headphones, and have it out the way when not in use. Also could just grab a decent pair of wireless headphones which would be handy for PC and listening to music on the walk to work.

So, anyone have any recommendations for wireless headphones in the 100-200 quid range?
Or wireless headset suggestions will still be taken on board, got the money to buy whenever so will be bought by Black Friday/Cyber Monday at the latest whatever I end up doing.
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I'd still say Sennheiser or Logitech.
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