My Cheap Headphone Starter Guide.

29 apr 2021
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  • He’s like the one teacher that had all sorts of stuff hanging around the room but is so enthusiastic about his subject

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  • How do sennheiser hd599s compare to these? Is it worth trying any of these?

    Bob SallyBob Sally3 timmar sedan
  • Where are the cheap Senny balance cables he mentions?

    Christopher VitaleChristopher Vitale4 timmar sedan
  • Have you ever tried the Panasonic RT-HT161M headphones? They're cheap as hell but sound good once the driver's break in. They're an open back design.

    Robert NES816Robert NES8165 timmar sedan
  • Need a guide like this for wireless headphones

    Martin PMartin P7 timmar sedan
  • The fact that I am judging the sound quality of these headphones from my phone speakers is hilarious.

    Haresh VijayanHaresh Vijayan9 timmar sedan
  • Who is watching this with the kz zsn pro x

    Gabrish-spudGabrish-spud12 timmar sedan
  • The paw s1 is better imo than the btr 5

    Brandon LimBrandon Lim13 timmar sedan
  • I bought The Superlux HD681 because I needed some good budget Headphones and I couldn't find some Samsons for less than 70 euros. I've been using them for some time and I LOVE them. I come friome those glossy black Sony MDRZX110 you mentioned loong time ago and the difference is EXTREME. they feel so wide that I fear they don't fit in my room, compared to the sonys. looking forward for 1-upping from here. I just want to say thank you DankPods for showing me the way of the audiophile world. Love from Italy

    MolexolMolexol13 timmar sedan
  • I can really agree with you DP on how great to have these tiny Bluetooth DAC/Amps, these things are really powerful, battery is long lasting and enable all your wired headphones/iems to be wireless. I have the Qudelix 5k, it’s amazing and it’s software is amazing.

    Tai DeeTai Dee13 timmar sedan
  • I have the Superlux HD681s. Love the sound really balanced just tiny harsh top end. Ear cups are really bad after some use, I made diy ones and that helped but the sound is amazing for that price.

    serifpersiaserifpersia15 timmar sedan
  • wer r ma huh duh 800s eeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    milkymoosemilkymoose16 timmar sedan
  • and here i am, listening to the audio samples sounding all the same through my dollar store earbuds.

    Niek SpeekhoutNiek Speekhout18 timmar sedan
  • I own that first pair, same headset from a completely different brand, must be OEM pieces of crap. I did however only spend $3 not $19.

    P.P.18 timmar sedan
  • Looks like dank pods won’t be paying his student loans anytime soon :(

    Gunnar ShanafeltGunnar Shanafelt20 timmar sedan
  • I was gonna get the superluxes with my 40 freedom eagles on amazon and i fiund them for 30 freedom eagles except 40 eagle shipping i am now depressed

    Spider 1246Spider 124622 timmar sedan
  • This video is very motivational.

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  • Once again, I ask you, review the Jaba Elite Active 65T Earbuds. I have them and think they are very good. Only issue is that you can’t use the left earbud in its own. You need to use the right one simultaneously. I believe this is fixed in the 75t and 85t models. The 65’s don’t have active Noise Cancelling but they block a lot of sound from there shale and fit in the ear. I believe the issue with the left earbud may be fixed with the 75’s and 85’. Anyways, if you happen to see this, you probably won’t, chuck me a shoutout if you review them. There new RRP just dropped to $150 and they are on sale at JB Hi Fi for $129. Thanks.

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  • I now save these episodes for when I eat Buffalo wings

    Clyde MarshallClyde MarshallDag sedan
  • Got a pair of kz zsn pro x’s from this videos recommendation and they’re super great

    BentaiBentaiDag sedan
  • Why you didn't include audio technica m50x

    Aryan KohliAryan KohliDag sedan
    • Because it's not cheap.

      Harith MuzzamilHarith Muzzamil16 timmar sedan
  • Any chance you'd take a look at the Superlux HD 681 Evo? To me, it just seems better in every way compared to the original.

    Mr. VybsonMr. VybsonDag sedan
    • Maybe make a comparison between all of the 681 models? Hell, could as well compare every Superlux headphone. Compared to the SR850/K240, whatever, I'm just giving ideas idk

      Mr. VybsonMr. VybsonDag sedan
  • Why are the KZ's cheaper in black on amazon UK

    Illford OfficialIllford OfficialDag sedan
  • pro tip! if you love the porta pro look, get the version from massdrop. they’re 12$ cheaper and built way better, especially in the cable

    Monica PiersonMonica PiersonDag sedan
  • I had AKG K92 (K52's big sister) since 2016, they were the most I'd ever spent on headphones at £46. They've served me well, but I've just replaced them with the K712. Still keeping them on my desk for recording vocals though, can't have that big bleed.

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  • What is this wizardry!

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  • i got influenced and bought the akg k52s for 28€ free shipping. watching the video with them now and they are even comfier than my old beats which i thought were amazing already. first overears for me and the sound is weird at first but good.

    Lucas171993Lucas171993Dag sedan
  • I love my AKG K702s, but they usually break after 6-12 Months (e.g. one ear gets quieter, or starts distorting or some shit...). Seems like AKG has a bit of a QC issue with their china based products. As an Austrian it pains me to see this company die, but at least there's Austrian Audio as a "replacement"

    Sebastian StroissniggSebastian StroissniggDag sedan
  • I'd suggest people looking at this video also consider the Soundmagic E10C or the Grado SR 60 or SR 80!

    Sebbo1298Sebbo1298Dag sedan
  • Can you please talk about the LG phone dacs

    Chance TolerChance TolerDag sedan
  • the ceo of old memes

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  • Its only right we get a DT 770 review next

    A. KusA. KusDag sedan
  • I've never had a ton of money, and I've had a hard time justifying dropping a ton of money on a pair of headphones. You convinced me to get AKG k52s. These are easily the nicest sounding headphones I've ever own.

    ohnoanotherputzohnoanotherputz2 dagar sedan
  • Did anyone else notice the wall on the left when he was playing the sound from the headphones? It looks like a duck

    BreadyBogusBreadyBogus2 dagar sedan
  • currently listening to toxic... holy shit i never noticed this. listening with sennheiser 4.40bt

    Raven3oneRaven3one2 dagar sedan
  • I like the HD58X more

    ninja 1064ninja 10642 dagar sedan
  • i love the sr 850s wearing them right now

  • The tests sound like KZ ZSN Pro Xs... Hmmm I wonder why

    Matching UserMatching User2 dagar sedan
  • Nice vid! How would you recommend the Hifiman 4XXs from drop?

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    • Go for the Hifiman 400SE instead. It's newer and cheaper. I have the 4XX and it sounds great, but the headband is prone to breaking. The 400SE is very similar (more bass which is good considering the 4XX is a bit lacking there), and more durable while only costing $150

      Jamie VatargaJamie Vatarga2 dagar sedan
  • *Now we need a video about Skullcandy Crushers*

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  • RIP Senny

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  • If you buy the Superlux you should consider also buying the velour earpad for around 5€. They make them a lot more comfortable.

    ThobinskiThobinski2 dagar sedan
  • POV: you left youtube autoplay on and youtube keeps queuing this video over and over :)

    William CampbellWilliam Campbell2 dagar sedan
  • Speaking of which, my lecturer in university recommended me to get BTR3s instead of BTR5s. He said that it's warmer and more fun to listen to because the BTR5s are more neutral. I suppose that depends on the genre of music because they are a bit of a bass head, but can anyone attest to that idea?

    Louis AntonioLouis Antonio3 dagar sedan
  • The MINIDSP thing might be interesting to mess around with for re-amping.

    Gage AlexanderGage Alexander3 dagar sedan
  • When are you going to mention the Philips SHP9500's? For the price they sound great! Keep up the great work! Awesome vids!

    v1rus2012v1rus20123 dagar sedan
    • ooops, lol, commented too early in the video!

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  • Love it when he explains balance cables it's literally the same words every time

    Justa ViewerJusta Viewer3 dagar sedan
  • You've made me listen to Britney Spears... you monster

    Michał OstrowskiMichał Ostrowski3 dagar sedan
    • and yea, the cymbal's pretty cool, nice touch indeed

      Michał OstrowskiMichał Ostrowski3 dagar sedan
  • KZ ES4's for me..... should have sprung for the Pro's but I can wear these for hours watching films without any discomfort

    with.joe.90with.joe.903 dagar sedan
  • I can't really hear a difference between the Porta Pros and Kph30i. In fact, the kph mightsound a bit warmer for me.

    DantidoDantido3 dagar sedan
  • I find it interesting that you say that headphones are hard to power without an amp and such. Theoretically it should be true. But also, I can plug my beyerdynamics 1770 pro's into my phone and they'll work fine. Relatively quiet but totally useable. Not that I'd ever use that heavy a pair of headphones on the go but still, it technically does work. Those are 250ohm

    Rik KoningenRik Koningen3 dagar sedan
  • With the 58x it sounds like you just kept the 600 in

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  • Well, it went to the moon already

    Tyler MooreTyler Moore3 dagar sedan
  • i love the zoom in when the drums do the little jazz fill!

    Maarten 22Maarten 223 dagar sedan
  • please make a video about wireless headphones

    Berg, The MightyBerg, The Mighty3 dagar sedan
  • I love music but mc music teacher is the biggest asshole

    UwU OwOUwU OwO3 dagar sedan
  • Got Grados, love them

    Amy FranklinAmy Franklin3 dagar sedan
  • I am gonna say this again you are the reason kbears and Kz are out of stock or over priced in india.😭 waiting for 3 months to get them back in stock.

    Tanmay PanadiTanmay Panadi3 dagar sedan
  • Old fellows question, can the Fiio amp and headphone setup be connected to an Ipod Classic? If yes what bits and pieces would i need?

    alhughes101alhughes1013 dagar sedan
  • My dad bought me a pair of jbl 750btnc for my birthday and I really like them. :)

    Carl LindgrenCarl Lindgren3 dagar sedan
  • Followed your suggestion and bought a pair of the KBear KS1! The first time I've actually bought something recommended by a youtube video. I absolutely love them! However, do you have a suggestion for replacement cables for them? The included one is a bit short, and the ear loops fit on my weird ass head a bit funny. Otherwise, they're absolutely stellar! I can't believe how inexpensive they were. Thank you for the education! A marvelous video as always.

    Nick NullNick Null3 dagar sedan
  • Wait what kz zsn pro is $20 Australian dollar right not USD because that thing only like $11-15 USD if you wanna do $20 on kz earphone pick the kz dq6

    そらそら3 dagar sedan
  • SHP9500S are amazing for the price, I think. They're built into SonarWorks as well 😉

    Kyveh VolvadanKyveh Volvadan3 dagar sedan
  • 15:09 but what if you actually tried to transmit audio through a literal coathanger wire

    Kyle McDowellKyle McDowell3 dagar sedan
  • Bought the AKG K52s because of you

    Mr MMr M3 dagar sedan
  • Can anyone recommend a intro magnetic planar headphone around $50 if they even have any at that price bracket and if a magnetic planar headphone will be any better than a dynamic for that

    thermiggathermigga4 dagar sedan
    • @Jamie Vatarga i know I didn't think it would be just wanted to try them

      thermiggathermigga4 dagar sedan
    • @thermigga and planars aren't automatically better anyway. DT 880's rock

      Jamie VatargaJamie Vatarga4 dagar sedan
    • @Jamie Vatarga yea i had a feeling it would be expensive but I've already got a pair of dt 880s so $150 ain't worth my curiosity

      thermiggathermigga4 dagar sedan
    • Cheapest good planar would be something like the hifiman HE400SE. And that's still around $150

      Jamie VatargaJamie Vatarga4 dagar sedan
  • 9:50 You can't spell ears without making an anagram of arse.

    AWZtheMusicalAWZtheMusical4 dagar sedan
  • Really hoping you'll check out the Sony MDR-XB50AP in-ears soon, have been loving them for many years now!

    CommunityNetworkCommunityNetwork4 dagar sedan
  • Thank god finally someone else that don't like the koss port pros! (they also break super easily....) :P I thought I was the only one on earth that didnt enjoy them.. :P Edit: To not only be negative, for all the people looking at the KZ's.. They are AMAZING (for the price) If you go for the KZ ZS10 PRO you get even better quality for a good price.

    vir46vir464 dagar sedan
  • Monoprice Retro. Another AKG clone but supposedly better than the Superlux

    QimchiyQimchiy4 dagar sedan
    • It's different. Superlux makes the monoprice retro but the tuning is different. Mostly low end with a peak in the upper treble

      Jamie VatargaJamie Vatarga4 dagar sedan
  • HD265 RIP (but then you find a pair online) :) !!!

    OBELIXEROBELIXER4 dagar sedan
  • that sound ID thing is crazy, tried it and its wild how much it changes the music.

    Simon JohnsonSimon Johnson4 dagar sedan
  • I had those k52's there ok but there fragile

    Maarten van den bergeMaarten van den berge4 dagar sedan
  • I think I need to upgrade from my Soundcore liberty 2 pro

    DababyDababy4 dagar sedan
  • Very specific request: Could you recommend pairs of dirty buds of the type that don't penetrate down into our brain? I like the old Apple-style ones that sit in your ears not stuffed in your ear canal, but there's basically none on offer at the JB Hi Fis or equivalents that I've checked out and my current set of dirty buds are dying

    MaddieMaddie4 dagar sedan
    • @Jamie Vatarga Ooo will check those out, thanks 😊

      MaddieMaddie4 dagar sedan
    • Faaeal Snow Lotus/Iris or VE Monk earbuds. They're both cheap, but have been popular in the audiophile community for a while

      Jamie VatargaJamie Vatarga4 dagar sedan
  • i think painting man is a great side character in this anime

    Lucas LanoueLucas Lanoue4 dagar sedan

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  • The music is so chill

    Senpai HentaiSenpai Hentai4 dagar sedan
  • Bro, i think you missed a great pair of headphones, you should try OneOdio studio pro 50 they cheap i bought em for 40 $ and they sound and feel awesome

    Zouheir HamzaouiZouheir Hamzaoui4 dagar sedan
    • @Jamie Vatarga thank you so much man 🙏

      Zouheir HamzaouiZouheir Hamzaoui4 dagar sedan
    • @Zouheir Hamzaoui he brings them out here

      Jamie VatargaJamie Vatarga4 dagar sedan
    • @Jamie Vatarga could you post the link to it ?

      Zouheir HamzaouiZouheir Hamzaoui4 dagar sedan
    • He has a pair he featured in another video

      Jamie VatargaJamie Vatarga4 dagar sedan
  • I bought the Koss KPH30i because of you, they came in the mail yesterday and I can say that I’m certainly not disappointed! They sound AWESOME. Thank you very much.

    Ethan GambleEthan Gamble4 dagar sedan
  • Koss UR-40 are a good over ear alternative to the porta pro's, should be same sound and cheaper too. They're built by flimsy plastic, but from my experience as long as you don't rip the shitty cable they'll stay usable, had a pair that was crushed in various bags that lasted me three years.

    Dr. FezDr. Fez4 dagar sedan
  • You can tell the value of an object by how delicately he puts them on the table

    Cecilia FowlerCecilia Fowler4 dagar sedan
  • Yuio

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    • Uui

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  • The samson sr850 seem to go on sale a lot, here in SA, so they're a lot cheaper than the superlux. I also cant seem to find any of the superlux hd681 in South Africa.

    Edrich louwEdrich louw4 dagar sedan
  • The KZ pros aren't 20 bucks ? And i just bought KZ ZS10s red and they're pretty nice 50 bucks tho ... also i have some fuzz noise on my Note 10+ and how can i fix that?

    EnpsychlodelicaEnpsychlodelica4 dagar sedan
  • Hey everyone who comes to this video new! Welcome to the party 👋 And hey to the rest of the regular fans as well, hope everyone has a good day

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  • I have a pair of v Moda Crossfade lp2s Andi love them so much. They have bullet proof build quality and it has so much clarity but at the same time it still has great sub bass.

    Daniel CsesznekiDaniel Cseszneki4 dagar sedan
  • In case anyone is looking for the Sennheiser HD58x's, their sold through Massdrop. From what I can tell, Sennheiser doesn't sell them through their website, but you can still buy them from Massdrop for the same price

    KreatraKreatra5 dagar sedan
  • I use the Samson SR860 with the FiiO and I love the combo. It’s good entry level imo. It’s hard to go back to my AirPods cause they sound so much better lol

    Rue OnyxRue Onyx5 dagar sedan
  • What're your thoughts on a pair of OnePlus' Bullets Wireless Z? I got them for free with my phone a year ago (pretty sure their standard price is $60 CAD) and I found them to be better quality than a pair of $70 beats earbuds

    Cameron WilsonCameron Wilson5 dagar sedan
  • Idk why but his voice and his excitement is so entertaining!

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  • is the HD681 EVO any good compared to the HD681's?

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  • 2:28

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  • This channel got me from wearing whatever headphones I happened to be given to getting some grados for home and KSNs for when I'm on the go. It's only a matter of time before I also get the giant sony noise cancelling thingies and some headphone stands and end up being That Audio Person

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  • hifiman he-400i

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  • great you uploaded this at this time i needed a new pair ha

    DoublenautDoublenaut5 dagar sedan
  • I bought KZ ZSTs and Grado SR60e's cause of this channel and I'm saving for a set of Meze 99 neos after I buy myself a mountain bike (priorities, people!) After coming from a background of being a dirty bud spotify boy and it was amazing! I'm honestly so glad I discovered this channel in late 2020

    The Plague doctorThe Plague doctor5 dagar sedan
  • Lol point against the AKG boys. The have those annoying headphone jacks that don't go in if you have a case on

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  • Actually bought myself the AKG K52 after this vid. I was looking for some crisp sound at a decent price, but didn't want openbacks because I play a lot of games while in discord calls, so I can't have everyone hearing my cans because the bleed is picked up by the mic. And I gotta say, I'm very, very pleased. They fit incredibly well, are a comfortable wear, the cable is solid and doesn't fling around in curls, the plug is proper so it won't bend off like most headphones with cheap plug fittings do... They're just really fucking solid all around and I can't complain at all. For 28€, these are outstanding. Thanks a ton, Wade. I knew I could count on you.

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