Sennheiser or Sony Headphones

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  1. Jeff Sch.

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    Which do you prefer?

    Why?

    Sound Quality, warrenty, and performance?

    Give me your thoughts

    How are each gaming wise, movie watching wise, and portable wise?

    Keep in mind im talking about Sennheiser mid priced models. Earbuds to thier $70 hd497 models
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Sennheiser, definitely. I’ve never used a set of Sennheisers that sounded bad. Their after warranty support is also excellent. Many of their sets have replaceable cables - a smart idea give how fragile headphone cables are.

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    Sennheiser. Much better sound all around.
     
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    The Senn PX100 is a killer cheap set of 'phones.

    Brian
     
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    I just picked up some Senn HD595s and love them. They're a little pricey though. I have heard very good things about Senn 280 PROs,and they can usually be found for less than $100. Stay away from the low-priced Sonys.
     
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    FYI: A good site for headphone info, reviews, forums and a library of diy projects for headphone amps and other goodies:
    http://www.headwize.com/
     
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    definitely sennheiser.

    there are very few sony's that sound good. MDR-V6, R10, Qualias (the latter two have 4-figure price tags).

    definitely visit www.head-fi.org
     
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    Sennheiser. Superb sound quality and extremely comfortable.
     
  9. Jerome Grate

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    I chose Sony MDR-V300 over accomparable Sennheiser for one reason. I thought the bass extension through the phones was a bit more prominent in the Sonys. Sennheiser I have to admit did produce clear sound with music and I was really impressed with it but it was the bass that got me from Sony.
     
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    I use both Sony and Sennheisers without complaint. IMO, my Senns sound better though. I use my Sonys during the day at work because they are actually more comfortable and if they got stolen (again) I won't be terribly upset at having to replace them.

    You can also get factory refurbs direct from Sennheiser. I bought my last pair this way and I've had them for about 4 years now.
     

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