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Middle of the road headset?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by VaderDSL, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. VaderDSL


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 14,854

    Location: Manchester

    Have a very old set of Sennheiser PC360 that is slowly falling apart and it's time to replace them.

    Currently have a Z170X-UD3 with Realtek® ALC1150 motherboard. It also says in the blurb it has a built in amp.
    • Don't need a built in microphone.
    • Prefer the big, cloth ear pads of the Sennheiser over smaller leather ear pads.
    • Would like a replaceable 3.5mm cable into the headphones.
    • Prefer open back, noise in/out not a concern.
    • Not fussed about inline controls.
    • < £200 budget.
    Won't actually be used for high end audio, will mainly be for general PC use, spotify, games, videos etc.

    I was looking at the Sennheiser HD599, I assume the onboard audio/amp is enough to drive them properly?

  2. JunglistE


    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 3,641

    Location: Bristol

    My old house mate has those and really likes them. He has an amp on his desk but I don't know if they are a necessity. Certainly wouldn't hurt
  3. MrRockliffe

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 2,452

    Location: Hampshire

    The HD 598 are available in black (if you're not keen on the beige 599), and would definitely be powered by your onboard audio :)