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I'm looking for a pair of full size headphones in the 200-300 $ range. I listen to all types of music and don't use an amp. I use a zen vision m and currently have e4c. Ideally, I was looking for something with the most realistic and speaker-like sound possible.
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Two of my favorites are in your price range, one even below it. The Grado/Alessandro MS-1 and MS2i. I bought them to try to match my slightly forward and slightly bright speaker system.

It worked!! The MS-1 showed me MY sound; the MS2i just made it better!!

The MS-1 does a good job with all types of music other than the biggest of the classical numbers and is happy as could be without an amp.

The MS2i does everything the MS-1 does, only does it better!

....but IS a little happier with an amp.
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Take a look at Sennheiser HD595 for a slightly laid back (relative to F107plus5's suggestions) smooth sound. When my uncle heard mine (when I still had one), his only comment was that it sounded like a stereo system. Mine was connected to a portable amp, but the HD595 sounds good without one. I think you can buy a new one for $200 or less.

If you like a more bassier sound, then take a look at the Audio Technica A900 which can also be bought for a little under $200.

But my strongest advice is for you to audition headphones. Headphone listening is a strongly personal and subjective experience so trust your own ears. If there is no local store with demo headphones, then go to Head-Fi meets. Better yet, register for the Head-Fi International Meet which is only a month away in San Jose.
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Take a look at Sennheiser HD595 for a slightly laid back (relative to F107plus5's suggestions) smooth sound. When my uncle heard mine (when I still had one), his only comment was that it sounded like a stereo system. Mine was connected to a portable amp, but the HD595 sounds good without one. I think you can buy a new one for $200 or less.

If you like a more bassier sound, then take a look at the Audio Technica A900 which can also be bought for a little under $200.

But my strongest advice is for you to audition headphones. Headphone listening is a strongly personal and subjective experience so trust your own ears. If there is no local store with demo headphones, then go to Head-Fi meets. Better yet, register for the Head-Fi International Meet which is only a month away in San Jose.
Everything he said fits the bill.
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