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    Question Decent headset under 4k?

    Hello there, fellow BanglaGamers!

    I was planning to buy headsets. They will not be used for gaming. I want something that-

    • Has a decent mic
    • Is good looking
    • Is new (not refurbished/used)

    You see, the mic gets the priority here. The sound quality of the headphone part of the headset is certainly a bonus nonetheless. I'll be buying two units, if available.

    Intended use: Skype
    Budget: ~4k each, that makes ~8-10k total for 2 units.

    If you have anything to suggest, please do share below! If anything from amazon/ebay fits my price range, I'll surely consider them too. But I'll prefer options from the local market since the sooner I get them, the better.

    Thank you.


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    If you want in ear you can go for skullcandy 50/50 each 3.5k.
    I'm using one for listening to music and skype/viber, so far im happy with it.

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    koss sb-45, its decent and the standard headphone for toefl examination due to its mic having nice noise cancelling feature. But they are 100 ohm so u might need a decent sound card to drive them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwan hasan View Post
    If you want in ear you can go for skullcandy 50/50 each 3.5k.
    I'm using one for listening to music and skype/viber, so far im happy with it.
    Although I'd prefer an over the ear model, this one actually looks good. However, the headsets are intended to be used with PC and thus, shall need an Y-splitter to separate mic and stereo. Speaking of which, does anyone know where to get them?

    Quote Originally Posted by shafi View Post
    koss sb-45, its decent and the standard headphone for toefl examination due to its mic having nice noise cancelling feature. But they are 100 ohm so u might need a decent sound card to drive them.
    Thank you. Can I find it anywhere in BD? I use a Xonar Essence STX that can drive headphones with impedance upto 600 ohm, so that's not a problem at all.


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    Long conversation on Skype with over ear is not as comfortable as in ear, my personal preference though. And modern laptops usually comes with a combo port, you can use this directly with those ports and if not then yes u will need a splitter, haven't used any but might be available at elephant road.

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    I always wondered if it is right to use IEMs designed for portable devices with PC. Generally IEMs are very low impedance, 8-16ohms, where PC headsets are ~32ohms. I've personally noticed severe clipping and distortion when trying to use 8ohm IEMs with PC and Laptop if I dont set very low volumes. But not sure if that would have damaged the IEMs.

    Although newer ultrabooks and laptops with 4pin TRRS jacks are supposed to be optimized more for low impedance IEMs, they should be fine.

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    Never encountered an 8ohm iem so far.mine is about 17ohm,i'm not sure but i can measure that tomorrow morning. According to maximum power transfer theorem both the input and output impedance should match, if not max power won't be transferred to the load and frankly we don't need that either, even 50% should suffice. With lower impedance yes chances of heavily loading the op amps might be a possibility but i don't think 16-32 will make huge difference.

    Newer ultrabook or laptops are not optimized for those which i am pretty sure of but there's absolutely nothing to worry about either.
    Last edited by redwan hasan; January 4th, 2015 at 14:48.

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    Running lower impedance headphones with higher gain sources like PC or even worse case, headphone amps does severly distort and clip the audio. Confirmed by NwAVGuy on his blog. He knows about audio electronics more than any of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swapnil View Post
    Running lower impedance headphones with higher gain sources like PC or even worse case, headphone amps does severly distort and clip the audio. Confirmed by NwAVGuy on his blog. He knows about audio electronics more than any of us.
    Running low impedance headphone with higher gain source might add distortion but clipping happens for different reason. The thing is low impedance headphone will drop significant amount of voltage across it and thus thr might not be enough voltage available to keep the signal good. I'm adding a picture to it. Voltage drop will result in clipping.

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    yes i have read his blogs and as far as i remember he said a 32ohm headphone will be enough for laptops and portable stuffs, maybe, im not sure though.

    but you are right in some cases like heard about some galaxy s3 or 4, not sure can't cope with some very low impedance headphones.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Right Now I have tested a JBL headphone which has 17ohm impedance and a Skullcandy headphone which has 20ohm impedance.

    both of them works fine with 1. my computer's integrated audio, its a Z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard, 2. A Lenovo Y50 3. Asus X550C 4. Toshiba C660D 5. One Plus one 6. Nexus 7, 7. Nexus 5, 8 Asus Padfone, 9. HTC one and 816 10. Symphony something... so hope this will work with your stuffs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwan hasan View Post
    Long conversation on Skype with over ear is not as comfortable as in ear, my personal preference though. And modern laptops usually comes with a combo port, you can use this directly with those ports and if not then yes u will need a splitter, haven't used any but might be available at elephant road.
    Well, I'm not looking at "long" conversations: maybe 1 hour or so in which case the over the ear model should work just fine, provided that the ear cushion is comfy. Also, most of my host machines have separate headphone + microphone ports. So, the only way to use in-ear models is to use a splitter. I've looked at some places but couldn't find it. Any suggestions?

    And @shafi , Is the Koss SB-45 you suggested available anywhere in BD?


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    There could be some budget Headsets from Sony, Sol Republic, Panasonic or JVC. Personally don't buy skullcandies at all please, they are kind of overrated right now.

    If you could, get the Sennheiser 429 HD
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    Pardon me for reviving old thread, i need a headphone within 5.5k bdt,preference good audio quality and comfort.good mic is a plus too. And dnt wanna buy those gaming bullshits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    There could be some budget Headsets from Sony, Sol Republic, Panasonic or JVC. Personally don't buy skullcandies at all please, they are kind of overrated right now.

    If you could, get the Sennheiser 429 HD
    Where can i get the 429 hd in bd and how much will it cost?

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