Hardware Tutorials

How to Improve the Sound Quality of your Headset

Tip 6: Buy another headset or headphones

Sometimes everything doesn’t help and you have to admit that you made a mistake. To prevent this from happening again, you can read the extensive Basic Tutorials Headset Buyer’s Guide.

Or maybe you’ll be more happy with a nice headset. Below you will find some recommendable models for beginners:

Superlux HD668B

These semi-open headphones offer an amazingly detailed, neutral sound for its low price. The material quality and comfort of the ear cushions have to be compromised. Fortunately, the cable is interchangeable.

frequency range 10 Hz – 30 kHz
Design half-open
Ear cushion material artificial leather
weight 222 g
Connection cable 1x 1 m, 1x 3 m (interchangeable)
Impendance 65 Ohm
Sensitivity 98 dB
Price € 29.90

Takstar Pro 82

These headphones form the basis of the Cooler Master MH751 / 752. Especially the very high wearing comfort, due to a low weight and a lot of padding, knows how to convince. Here, too, the material quality is not completely convincing. The sound is relatively neutral overall. The Pro 82 is delivered in a sturdy wooden case in which it can be easily transported.

Frequency range 10 Hz – 20 kHz
Design closed
Ear cushion material artificial leather (pad not exchangeable!)
Weight 237 g
connecting cable 2.2 m, interchangeable
Impendance 32 Ohm
Sensitivity 96 dB
Price € 54.99

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro / DT 990 Pro

The classics of the Heilbronn company are very robustly built. The wearing comfort is also good. The excellent spare parts supply of the manufacturer is also praiseworthy. Unfortunately, the cable is firmly connected to the headphones. Also the very sharp highs and the slightly raised bass are not everyone’s cup of tea.

The DT 770 Pro has a closed design and a smooth cable, the DT 990 Pro is an open headphone with spiral cable.

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DT 770 Pro DT 990 Pro
Frequency range 5 Hz – 35 kHz 5 Hz – 35 kHz
Design closed open
Ear cushion material velour velour
Weight 270 g 250 g
Connection cable 3 m, smooth, not interchangeable 3 m, spiral, not interchangeable
Impendance 32 / 80 / 250 Ohm 250 Ohm
Sensitivity 96 dB 96 db
price € 117.00 € 118.00

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

The extremely light and very open headphones from the Japanese audio forge know how to please, above all, through its excellent location of sounds. The sound is generally very neutral.

The AD500X has to accept criticism especially for its cable. It is not removable and of inferior quality.

frequency range 5 Hz – 25 kHz
Design open
Ear cushion material velour
weight 235 g
Connection cable 3 m, not interchangeable
Impendance 48 Ohm
Sensitivity 99 dB
Price € 127.90


As you can see, you can improve the sound of your headset in a cost-effective (or rather expensive) way. But be careful: Some tips can also (subjectively) worsen the sound. So try to get the most out of your headset yourself!

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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