What do i buy to make headphones sound better?

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#1 Posted by hydralisk86 (8516 posts) -

What do i buy to make headphones sound better?  I plan to use the headphones for watching Japanese anime on a library computer, but i wouldn't mind high quality sound,

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (29229 posts) -
Still limited by the source. Can't make good out of if the source sucks. I guess you'll be streaming those animes over the internet? Can't do much.
#3 Posted by hydralisk86 (8516 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Still limited by the source. Can't make good out of if the source sucks. I guess you'll be streaming those animes over the internet? Can't do much.

I will probably be watching stuff from hulu and crunchyroll, which i think are legit. They are websites, streaming.
#4 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7292 posts) -

Japanese anime and headphones... gotcha.

Yeah you are going to need good content. Whether is downloaded or bluray. Stream qualities are compressed.

A sound card would be a good start. Depends on what headphones you have too.

#5 Posted by MonsieurX (29229 posts) -
[QUOTE="hydralisk86"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Still limited by the source. Can't make good out of if the source sucks. I guess you'll be streaming those animes over the internet? Can't do much.

I will probably be watching stuff from hulu and crunchyroll, which i think are legit. They are websites, streaming.

Can't do much.
#6 Posted by hydralisk86 (8516 posts) -

Japanese anime and headphones... gotcha.

Yeah you are going to need good content. Whether is downloaded or bluray. Stream qualities are compressed.

A sound card would be a good start. Depends on what headphones you have too.

Bikouchu35
I may only have access to the internet at the library, so i doubt i can download blu ray movies or other downloadables.
#7 Posted by Wolfetan (7522 posts) -

External amplifier.

#8 Posted by kraken2109 (12978 posts) -

Depends on the headphones. If they're good you could try a headphone amp or a dac/soundcard (or a combination of the two).

However if they're not high end headphones it's not really worth it.

#9 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

An external sound card may work for you

#10 Posted by hydralisk86 (8516 posts) -

[QUOTE="hydralisk86"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"]Still limited by the source. Can't make good out of if the source sucks. I guess you'll be streaming those animes over the internet? Can't do much.MonsieurX
I will probably be watching stuff from hulu and crunchyroll, which i think are legit. They are websites, streaming.

Can't do much.

OK, so are you saying that streamed videos don't have high quality sound, and therefore it would be a smarter idea to buy cheaper headphones to watch them?

#11 Posted by hydralisk86 (8516 posts) -

[QUOTE="hydralisk86"]

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"] Can't do much.MonsieurX

OK, so are you saying that streamed videos don't have high quality sound, and therefore it would be a smarter idea to buy cheaper headphones to watch them?

For watching streaming,wich is usually low quality sound\video...I wouldn't bother paying a lot

1. So basically, you're saying streamed videos usually have low quality sound and video, so i should probably buy cheaper headphones? 

 

2.  If you check hulu.com, there is the option to choose high quality, though i don't know if that's for high quality sound, video, or both.  Does that make any difference to buy more expensive headphones?

3.  Last qusetion: I'm thinking about buying this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7C8/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1MYSEE8N2F8THHHYJGR4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

 

Should it be good enough for streamed videos? I said i watch hulu, but i may also watch youtube, crunchyroll, and possibly other sites.

 

#12 Posted by MonsieurX (29229 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="hydralisk86"] I will probably be watching stuff from hulu and crunchyroll, which i think are legit. They are websites, streaming.hydralisk86

Can't do much.

OK, so are you saying that streamed videos don't have high quality sound, and therefore it would be a smarter idea to buy cheaper headphones to watch them?

For watching streaming,wich is usually low quality sound\video...I wouldn't bother paying a lot
#13 Posted by hydralisk86 (8516 posts) -

[QUOTE="hydralisk86"]

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"] For watching streaming,wich is usually low quality sound\video...I wouldn't bother paying a lotkraken2109

1. So basically, you're saying streamed videos usually have low quality sound and video, so i should probably buy cheaper headphones? 

 

2.  If you check hulu.com, there is the option to choose high quality, though i don't know if that's for high quality sound, video, or both.  Does that make any difference to buy more expensive headphones?

3.  Last qusetion: I'm thinking about buying this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7C8/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1MYSEE8N2F8THHHYJGR4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

 

Should it be good enough for streamed videos? I said i watch hulu, but i may also watch youtube, crunchyroll, and possibly other sites.

 

Those headphones will be fine.

I don't know if the, "High Quality" option for Hulu videos makes a difference enough to buy headphones that are more expensive. What do you think? Are these headphones http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7C8/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&%3Bpf_rd_s=center-2&%3Bpf_rd_r=1MYSEE8N2F8THHHYJGR4&%3Bpf_rd_t=101&%3Bpf_rd_p=1389517282&%3Bpf_rd_i=507846&tag=gamespot-vg-20 still good enough for watching streamed Hulu videos while turning on the "high quality" option?

#14 Posted by kraken2109 (12978 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="hydralisk86"] OK, so are you saying that streamed videos don't have high quality sound, and therefore it would be a smarter idea to buy cheaper headphones to watch them?

hydralisk86

For watching streaming,wich is usually low quality sound\video...I wouldn't bother paying a lot

1. So basically, you're saying streamed videos usually have low quality sound and video, so i should probably buy cheaper headphones? 

 

2.  If you check hulu.com, there is the option to choose high quality, though i don't know if that's for high quality sound, video, or both.  Does that make any difference to buy more expensive headphones?

3.  Last qusetion: I'm thinking about buying this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7C8/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1MYSEE8N2F8THHHYJGR4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

 

Should it be good enough for streamed videos? I said i watch hulu, but i may also watch youtube, crunchyroll, and possibly other sites.

 

Those headphones will be fine.
#15 Posted by MonsieurX (29229 posts) -
"High" quality is still bad. Anyway,for 40$ it's not a big deal.
#17 Posted by kraken2109 (12978 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="hydralisk86"]

1. So basically, you're saying streamed videos usually have low quality sound and video, so i should probably buy cheaper headphones? 

 

2.  If you check hulu.com, there is the option to choose high quality, though i don't know if that's for high quality sound, video, or both.  Does that make any difference to buy more expensive headphones?

3.  Last qusetion: I'm thinking about buying this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7C8/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1MYSEE8N2F8THHHYJGR4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

 

Should it be good enough for streamed videos? I said i watch hulu, but i may also watch youtube, crunchyroll, and possibly other sites.

 

hydralisk86

Those headphones will be fine.

I don't know if the, "High Quality" option for Hulu videos makes a difference enough to buy headphones that are more expensive. What do you think? Are these headphones http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7C8/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&%3Bpf_rd_s=center-2&%3Bpf_rd_r=1MYSEE8N2F8THHHYJGR4&%3Bpf_rd_t=101&%3Bpf_rd_p=1389517282&%3Bpf_rd_i=507846&tag=gamespot-vg-20 still good enough for watching streamed Hulu videos while turning on the "high quality" option?

If all you want them for is streamed video there's not much reason to go higher end than those M30s.
#18 Posted by hydralisk86 (8516 posts) -

[QUOTE="hydralisk86"]

[QUOTE="kraken2109"] Those headphones will be fine.kraken2109

I don't know if the, "High Quality" option for Hulu videos makes a difference enough to buy headphones that are more expensive. What do you think? Are these headphones http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7C8/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&%3Bpf_rd_s=center-2&%3Bpf_rd_r=1MYSEE8N2F8THHHYJGR4&%3Bpf_rd_t=101&%3Bpf_rd_p=1389517282&%3Bpf_rd_i=507846&tag=gamespot-vg-20 still good enough for watching streamed Hulu videos while turning on the "high quality" option?

If all you want them for is streamed video there's not much reason to go higher end than those M30s.

And in you opinion, what are the best headphones i can buy for around $38? Or are the M30s the best? There are probably many headphones for around $39, from what i saw on amazon, but i want the best (but i'm open to using other sites too).

#19 Posted by kraken2109 (12978 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="hydralisk86"] I don't know if the, "High Quality" option for Hulu videos makes a difference enough to buy headphones that are more expensive. What do you think? Are these headphones http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7C8/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&%3Bpf_rd_s=center-2&%3Bpf_rd_r=1MYSEE8N2F8THHHYJGR4&%3Bpf_rd_t=101&%3Bpf_rd_p=1389517282&%3Bpf_rd_i=507846&tag=gamespot-vg-20 still good enough for watching streamed Hulu videos while turning on the "high quality" option?

hydralisk86

If all you want them for is streamed video there's not much reason to go higher end than those M30s.

And in you opinion, what are the best headphones i can buy for around $38? Or are the M30s the best? There are probably many headphones for around $39, from what i saw on amazon, but i want the best (but i'm open to using other sites too).

As you said, there are so many. The M30s aren't a bad choice, but i doubt anyone can really tell you what's best!