Ask DN: Good over-ear headphone recommendations

6 years ago from

Interested to know what everyday headphones people can recommend as after a good 5 years my Sennheiser HD201s are ready to move on. I like my HD201s as they give decent quality and bass with a respectable build quality for a good price - only 25GBP/38USD.

I'd say I have a budget up to 120GBP/180USD, and I am open to any brand, etc. The only stipulation I have is I'm preferably looking for over-ear headphones. I'll be predominantly using them for music and they must be able to cope well with a wide range of music/genres, too.



  • Louis BLouis B, 6 years ago

    I use these after my Sennheiser HD-25's got stolen (boo), https://www.urbanears.com/ue_gb_en/zinken/#176=15

    And they've been brilliant, sturdy, comfortable and good sound quality.

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  • Katarina RdultovskaiaKatarina Rdultovskaia, 6 years ago

    I really love http://aiaiai.dk/headphones/tma-2 especially since they are complete customizable and you can choose what works for you ranges 160-235USD depending on how you configure.

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  • Burak Yener, 6 years ago

    I've been using Bose Quietcomfort 15 for a while and I could easily say that it has the most effective noise-canceling ability I have ever seen on a set under 300 usd. Worth to give it a try.

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  • Mehmet FidanboyluMehmet Fidanboylu, 6 years ago

    I've been using my Audio Technica ATH-M50 for 4-5 years almost every day and they've never let me down. Very good quality sound (although you'll want to make sure your audio files are good too because they'll reveal compression artefacts). You can get the newer model ATH-M50x (with detachable cable) for about £90.

    I wouldn't say they're bass monsters. They're quite neutral, but respond very well to EQ adjustments so they definitely fit the bill in terms of wide range of music. I'll run anything from dubstep and dnb through jazz and grunge, to acoustic and classical through them and they're on point every time.

    They're closed back so don't leak much sound unless you turn it up really high, but still have a pretty open soundstage. I've used them for gaming too in the past.

    Check them out, I've never seen a negative review for them.

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