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Budget Headphones for Rock Music - $100

post #1 of 31
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I am looking for a set of headphones that are good with rock music, metal, classical rock(not a lot), and maybe some alternative. I have been thinking about the Grado sr80is or the Sennheiser hd555s. I listen to my music at high volumes as a way to keep me up at night. So, the louder, the better (reasonable levels). I would appreciate any comments showing how these headphones compare against each other when used with rock music.

PS: They will also be used to watch movies and play my Xbox.

Thanks,
Trevor
post #2 of 31
The Grados are a good bet, and are very well known to be great with rock. I'd also throw in the Shure SRH440 for consideration.
post #3 of 31
I would definitely recommend the SR-80 i think it is a great headphone especially for rock.

Also sorry to be the old person but i would definitely recommend not listening to music at super loud volumes.
post #4 of 31
Crystal Ball says:

"90% of responses in this thread will recommend Grado"

AND FOR GOOD REASON!
post #5 of 31
Alessandro MS-1. Thumping bass and mid-bass. Very forward and detailed mid range that does distorted guitars really well. Detailed highs that aren't quite as overcooked as on other, comparable Grados.
post #6 of 31
Alessandro MS-1
post #7 of 31
Grado SR-60 or SR-80 for sure.
post #8 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickkelbackk View Post
I listen to my music at high volumes as a way to keep me up at night.
I use music to help me fall asleep at night. I like to sleep. Sleep is good.
post #9 of 31
Go for Grado SR60! This is the best headphone for your money cos it ROCKS!!!
post #10 of 31
I'm not really adding anything new to what's already been said, but the Grados would be good for what you want.
post #11 of 31
MS-1i
post #12 of 31
SR60 was disappointing to me. Too harsh. Lacked bass. Leaked way too much noise. Etc.

I picked up the JVC HA-RX700s for $35 and never touched the SR60s after. Then I did mods to them...and they sounded even better than before. SR60s were a waste of money, IMO.

My advice...same your money. The JVCs are probably some of the best headphones under $100, IMO. I have yet to hear the MS1s, though...
post #13 of 31
M-50, or the HFI-550.
post #14 of 31
Grado SR-80(i) might be your best bet, for right around $100. : )
post #15 of 31
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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
Grado SR-80(i) might be your best bet, for right around $100. : )
Alessandro MS-1i
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