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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well I joined this forum hoping to find some good headphones. AdmittedlyI am quite a noob to this scene. Reading through some of the threads I feel almost as if I am reading a foreign language.
Anyway I am looking for a pair of reasonably priced headphones that can actually produce high end sound. It seems as if all the headphones I try sound muddy and indistinct with poor low end and lack of any bass. I want something with fuller sound and some good bass thump.
preferably within the 100 dollar and below range.
Sorry If what i said doesn't make sense, I don't really know technical terminology.
Anyway much thanks if you can help.
I will be lurking on this forum for awhile
post #2 of 17
first, what will you be using your headphones for the most? easy listening at home? on the road in public transportation? on airplanes? with roommates/significant others? to narrow down the infinite possibilities of what you can get, it might do to get some more information about your listening preferences and environment. that way we can narrow down - open or closed headphones (sound leakage vs isolation), full size cans, in ear monitors, ear buds, yadda yadda..
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by filipelli View Post
first, what will you be using your headphones for the most? easy listening at home? on the road in public transportation? on airplanes? with roommates/significant others? to narrow down the infinite possibilities of what you can get, it might do to get some more information about your listening preferences and environment. that way we can narrow down - open or closed headphones (sound leakage vs isolation), full size cans, in ear monitors, ear buds, yadda yadda..
Well I listen to my mp3 basically everywhere. No frequent plane rides or anything like that, just trips to and back from school.
I really don't have a set preference for headphone types. In fact I'm not even sure what some of the ones you mentioned are.lol
For simplicities sake how about ear buds.
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by nibiyabi View Post
are you reccomending them from experience?
Yuin is a chinese manufacturer right?
post #6 of 17
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anyone else?
is vmoda a good brand?
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by EBN View Post
anyone else?
is vmoda a good brand?
you should give people over an hour to respond...
most people aren't on head-fi posting after midnight.
post #8 of 17
yuin is chinese, but they are very good, i personally don't like earbuds at all, and have never experienced a comfortable pair, if your not sure what you want,, take a little time,, maybe you should peruse the options at www.headphone.com they have a decent selection of well known brands, and some good information on them as well, that should serve as a fairly good introduction,,(it did for me) alot of folks like the v-modas, if your not tied down to a bud or iem form (iem very good, just not really at that price point)i would also recommend the sennheiser px-100 as a good phone in your range, they are considered extremely good for the price, that's what many of my friends who ask me for good headphones that aren't at the prices i spend on. one kid got em then all of a sudden 4 of em had them. i've tried them, for 60 bucks, i'ld keep em. some other options that might be suggested are ath-es7's (a little over your price), grado rs-60, grado rs-80, probably others,,, k81 djs,
from what i understand the 81 djs and the es7s fit your description the best, those two will probably be a little muddier than the grado's, however, they will have a little more thump, but if you want clarity and good thump and rockin sound, try out the grado's,

what types of music do you listen to mostly? that's an easy way for some people to give you advice.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by jrussell6 View Post
yuin is chinese, but they are very good, i personally don't like earbuds at all, and have never experienced a comfortable pair, if your not sure what you want,, take a little time,, maybe you should peruse the options at www.headphone.com they have a decent selection of well known brands, and some good information on them as well, that should serve as a fairly good introduction,,(it did for me) alot of folks like the v-modas, if your not tied down to a bud or iem form (iem very good, just not really at that price point)i would also recommend the sennheiser px-100 as a good phone in your range, they are considered extremely good for the price, that's what many of my friends who ask me for good headphones that aren't at the prices i spend on. one kid got em then all of a sudden 4 of em had them. i've tried them, for 60 bucks, i'ld keep em. some other options that might be suggested are ath-es7's (a little over your price), grado rs-60, grado rs-80, probably others,,, k81 djs,
from what i understand the 81 djs and the es7s fit your description the best, those two will probably be a little muddier than the grado's, however, they will have a little more thump, but if you want clarity and good thump and rockin sound, try out the grado's,

what types of music do you listen to mostly? that's an easy way for some people to give you advice.

thanks very much for the advice and help.
Mainly the type of music i listen to is rock. But i also listen to underground hip hop artists ocassionally.
@the guy who was mad at me for bumping, I apologize. I am in a different time zone and used to being on a busier forum so i am used to quicker responses.
post #10 of 17
I also recommend a read through www.headphone.com.

There are some good selection guides on there by budget and application, etc...

http://www.headphone.com/guide/by-budget/
http://www.headphone.com/guide/by-application/
post #11 of 17
KSC75 or PX100, those are the great gateway drugs.

Welcome to head-fi.
post #12 of 17
I can vouch for the Koss KSC75/KSC35/Koss Porta Pro. Great sound straight out of a portable. Incredible bass too.

There's been more than a few people who couldn't believe the sound coming out of my Porta Pro/KSC 75.

They have that retro-chic look though. Go for hi quality earbuds (PK2 is getting good reviews) if you don't want to stand out.

Buy the hardware. Smile like a maniac. Be happy with your purchase and never return to this damned forsaken forum again.


PS - Sorry for your wallet. You'll know what we mean :P
post #13 of 17
Best Value for great sound: Koss KSC75, JVC HA-FX33
post #14 of 17
alessandro ms-1; 99 shipped
post #15 of 17
Yes, the Vibes are pretty good for your expressed use. I find them very practical for walking around in generally suburban settings where noise isn't excessive. Very good comfortable fitting (to me ). Suggest you play around with all tips available for them (eg. too small=insufficient bass, too big=boomy bass). ....and best of all - microphonics nearly does not exist with them
Headphones - you should be able to find a lightly used pair of AKG k240S in the $50-70+ price range........these will give you the bass you want and can be made significantly better at very little cost. Simply replace the earpads with Beyer dt770 velour pads - and while you are doing that, also remove the foam in front of the drivers and replace with the lightest, thinnest foam you can find. You can go even further with a re-cable (but that is beyond your present needs).
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