Headphone Price Checker Tool

I have been using a site to compare prices on headphones - but I still cannot make my mind up. heaphone price checker - I can't post it here.It's good but I need to have a starting point.

1 - how much do i really need to spend to get a GOOD sound.

2 - how can I compare headphones myself - ie the actual sound they make - it's a personal thing.

ANybody know anywhere in London that actually has a proper selection for testing?

Help me .....


  • do you mean headphonepricecheck.co.uk? That is quite a cool site- just what i've been looking for.

    There are places with listening rooms if you search online!!

    Not sure about London itself, but if you're at the west sussex end of london, i recommend a company called hifiheadphones (you can try their headphones in a listening room)
  • jenniewb
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    Another good site to wade through is the AV Forums site. Decent information on the site.

    I think from what I understand, unless your job is dependant on decent headphones, you don't need to spend amazing amounts. It's more an issue of a few brands being worth the cash and the more flashy brands really not having as much quality for the price they charge.

    I'd say try to sample a few pairs first but bare in mind that most pairs need about 48 hours of play to 'burn them in' and sound decent so may well sound quite shrill to begin with. Sennheiser tends to be a brand most agree with but the fit and comfort does make a difference. The Beats range tends to be a very disliked brand due to the mushy and over-powering bass with a crazily high price for the quality of sound they produce. But 'beauty' is in the eye of the beholder.

    I'm in London and couldn't find anywhere with a testing range anywhere near worth mentioning. But if your prepared to walk up and down Tottenham Court Road there are a few electrical-audio shops along the street and also a few behind Charing Cross Road where they sell a few of the Audio Technica range. If it is still going by the time your able to search, HMV also have a handful of headphones to try out. Selfridges also have a few you can test as well.
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