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Totally depends on what your buying headphones for. Are they for a PC only? Are they for listening to music only? are they for gaming? Whats your end game? what your budget? plan to use headphones only or looking for something with an amp? Looking for quality surround gaming headsets, all arounders or sound quality stuff? Do you need a mic?
If you can answer some of these questions we could help.
I find wireless only useful for portability, if your going to be roaming the house all the time with them on or traveling alot. Personally i dont like wireless. I've had so many issues with wireless headets after my 4th pair I just gave up. From pairing issues, to quality not being as good (you'll only notice this if you've used more high end stuff). Some people never have problems with them, but me, its never ending.
I have several wired sets, raning from 100-500 bucks, some use powered amps, others use amps that came with the device (astro a 40s). Even high end gaming headsets dont sound half as good in my opinion as a quality headphone set like the sennheiser hd6xx or hd650s (same thing ones massdrop only) They are my favorite headset as an all arounder. Alot of people here would probably agree, they run 250-350 somewhere online. They are a really good start into the good sounding world. You can get you a cheap amp from schiit.com and a cheap dac to start, and the sound only gets better as you move up with better dacs/amps, 200 bucks will net you a magni 3 and a modi 2 from them. The headset will grow with you, and can be rebuilt piece by piece by you by ordering any part. So your not having to buy a new headeset all the time.
My choices for different purposes that arnt bank breaking:
All arounder and listening to music: senhheiser hd650 hd6xx (drop is going on now for 200 bucks more warm non fatiguing sounder), Beyerdynamic DT880/990 (more basshead style), or akg k7xx (brighter then the sennheisers and i'd say alittle more comforatable but can be fatiguing after prolonged use for me). All these run 150-300 somewhere.
gaming: sennheisers (with a modmic 5 for mic) and astro a40s depending on what i'm playing (although i've had some issues and had to have the a40s serviced a few times over 4 yrs)
Budget orientated wireless headset thats comfy, good for gaming and has a mic: steelseries arctis 7 wireless headset.
if your wanting to spend more money, theres tons more choices. But the above i think are the best bang for your buck, and best in their categories.