Question from Denise R.: I just bought a new Dell laptop because my old Acer stopped working. The Acer came with a great pair of headphones bundled with it, and I’d like to get a new pair that’ll work equally well with the Dell.
I’ve seen headphones priced anywhere from $5 to $400, and I don’t really know how much I need to spend to get a good pair. I’ll be using them mainly to watch Netflix in my dorm room. I’d appreciate your advice. Thanks.
Rick’s answer: Hi Denise. If you like the headphones that came with your old laptop, you can always just use those with your new laptop instead of buying a new set. That’s assuming they still work well of course.
In my opinion, I think brand matters more than price when it comes to headphones. I have used several brands over the years, and I have always had the best luck with Sony headphones. (#ad)
There are more “upscale” brands on the market, and a serious audiophile might be able to discern enough difference between them to justify paying a higher price, but I can’t. And most other folks can’t either.
As far as price is concerned, I’d recommend most anything made by Sony in the $30-$60 range. Anything more than that would be overkill for use with Netflix in my opinion.
It all comes down to personal preference really, and now you know mine. Good luck Denise!
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