Headphone upgrade from Sennheiser PC360's

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Hi guys,

So I've been rocking some Sennheiser PC360's for the better part of a decade now.
The cable's starting to twist up something rotten, and occasionally I've got to mess with the sound on the right to get both cup's to work.

I mean, given how I use them, they're absolutely fine, as I don't headphone game much.
They're connected to a Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition USB DAC/Sound card.

Can anyone suggest anything that'll be a decent upgrade over the PC360's?

Budget is £300 tops.

They're something I intend to keep a while.
 
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Here are two options to consider:
  • HiFiMan Sundara (open backed planar magnetic).
    These are available for about ~£300.

  • Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro (open backed).
    [EDIT:] These are currently available for £378 from Thomann.de. (£315*1.2 VAT = £378)
    Granted, these are a little little over-budget, but I think they could be a good investment.
I'm just a layman when it comes to headphones (similarly to you, I am also on my own upgrade journey), but these ones jump out at me as being decent upgrades over the Sennheiser PC360's (which, it should be said, are still a robust gaming solution).

I'm sure others will have other suggestions.

Hope that helps.




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the price from Thomann is ex VAT
Woops, did not notice that.

In that case, I believe the price would be £315*1.2 = £378.

At £78 over budget, I still feel these are a good option.

Have edited post above to reflect this information.
 
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Woops, did not notice that.

In that case, I believe the price would be £315*1.2 = £378.

At £78 over budget, I still feel these are a good option.

Have edited post above to reflect this information.

I should probably say I still need a microphone.
I quite like the simplicity of the PC360's as the microphone just slides up and sits at the back of my monitor.
 
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I should probably say I still need a microphone.
I quite like the simplicity of the PC360's as the microphone just slides up and sits at the back of my monitor.
Ah, I see.

I suppose you could get a cheap clip-on mic (the quality of which may surprise you) to accompany a good set of headphones.

There's a Lavalier one over on the Rainforest at ~£11.

I have also updated my original post with another suggestion -- the HiFiMan Sundara, which is available at ~£300.




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I should probably say I still need a microphone.
I quite like the simplicity of the PC360's as the microphone just slides up and sits at the back of my monitor.
I couldn't find anything that was a worthy replacement for them.
When my the headphone cable on my PC360 died last year, I bought another pair, took it apart to see how the cable worked and fixed up the first pair with a new cable. Parts cost about £6 and took about 2 hours to fix up with a soldering iron.
 
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I should probably say I still need a microphone.
I quite like the simplicity of the PC360's as the microphone just slides up and sits at the back of my monitor.

Audeze Mobius? You can get them for £300. Comes with a Mic. And you don't need a sound card.
 
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