Behringer HPS3000 Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from New York
June 6, 2012Music Background:
Aspiring audio engineer and guitarist. I play in church every week.
Best Headphones For The PriceThese are probably the best headphones for the price. I got them for just over 20 bucks. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was blown away after hearing them! For 20 bucks I wasn't expecting such good sound, the bass isn't exaggerated and the treble and mids are still there and sound great. The sound is crisp and pretty clean. They don't clip easily, although they do clip a bit if your source is too loud, but under normal listening conditions they don't clip at all for me. They seem to reproduce sound pretty good, especially for a 20 dollar set of headphones. They're pretty comfortable too, the ear cups fit around your ear, not on, and they have pretty good cushioning on top. The cable length is OK, but sometimes it's just a tad too short. Overall these are great headphones. If you can't spend more for a good set of headphones I'd recommend buying these, they sound great, are pretty comfortable, and are pretty cheap.
It's also worth mentioning that I've been through two of these so far. On my first pair the cable shorted out, but that was because I stepped on the cable a bit too much. I initially contacted tech support a few days after they shorted out and got no response for months. Either by coincidence or not after I posted on their Facebook page that I hadn't heard back from tech support after contacting them months ago, I got an e-mail with the RMA label and everything. In a few weeks I had a new set of headphones. The RMA process from the first e-mail took more than five months to hear back from them. My second pair hasn't had any problems yet though and I've had them for about a year and a half.
from Buffalo, NY, USA
March 16, 2013Music Background:
Constant Headphone User
Handles a Rough Life WellI'm a college student who uses headphones to filter out outside noise. I usually go through a pair of headphones every month or so, to give an idea of how rough I tend to be with my headphones.
I've had these for a few months now and I've done everything from dropping them to tossing them into lockers and sleeping on them. I've run around with them in the rain and snow as well. These things still work great and all there is to show are some scratches for the beating they take.
My only complaint is that I wish these suppressed the outside noise a bit more. I also have a small head and small ears, so these fit fine but I think if someone had larger ears these may be less comfortable.
from Chattanooga, TN
November 24, 2012Music Background:
musician, hobbyist sound engineer
Great phones!I don't often get to turn my amp up, so I needed something that would let me practice guitar quietly at home, and these phones do the job. I had been using a Logitech headset (the kind you use for Skype), and it was okay, but everything sounded squashed and tinny. For $20, I decided to give these a try before spending $100+ on a pair of pro mixing phones.
Upon firing these up for the first time, everything was much more open with a lot more detail, good bass, and the highs weren't shrill or piercing. After using them for a couple of days I think the highs may be a little too subdued on these, but otherwise I don't have any gripes. They are incredibly comfortable, so much so that I forget I'm wearing them after a while.
I run a POD HD500 into my iMac and use the HPS3000s to monitor (plugged into the headphone jack on my computer, not the POD). The connector is 3.5 mm, but it comes with a 0.25-inch adapter for plugging into a mixing desk or pro sound card. I don't recommend plugging these or any other low-impedance phones into a POD HD500 — the headphone amp on those is horrible (they recommend 150-ohm phones or higher, but good luck finding those for less than $200).
The HPS3000s are great for what I do, and I imagine they'd work for any hobbyist who doesn't have the scratch for pro-level gear. I had a pair of Audio Technica phones a couple of years ago ($150), and i sent them back because they sounded awful with my POD. These sound great, and I'm incredibly happy with my purchase.
from Chicago IL
November 28, 2011Music Background:
Computer/Hardware EngineerI bought these headphones to replace my old Sony headphones, which BTW were great headphones. The only problem is that I had to keep replacing the Sony headphones due to a common cord problem. Fast forward to the HPS3000's they feel great,they sound great and the best part is they don't cost the same amount of money as another piece of equipment! While these headphones are not the $200 and up models, they do the job for me I have only had these for about two weeks and they have already paid for themselves ten fold. I have made some great mixes on these babies. Cheers!