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Headphones from 200~250 usd

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So, I'll compare my needs to a IEM, a Westone um3x, due to the fact that I never had a headphone worth mentioning =p.


I need something easy(kinda of) to drive, as my main source will be my PC with a Creative X-fi.


What I feel like I'm missing from my UM3X:


- More bass, quantity/impact;

- I miss a little more highs, but actually, I only miss on classical music(violin, piano);

- And a wider sound-stage;


I wish to keep:


- The mids;

- The vocals if possible;

- The fact that they most definitely have no sibilance(I'm sensitive to that, and too much highs);


I listen mostly to metal(Metallica, Megadeth), rock/pop rock, classical music and some gaming(not really a priority).

I do prefer closed instead of open-can, but that's not important also.

Edited by tehort - 7/17/10 at 5:52pm
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post #3 of 9

Save you some $$$ SRH750DJ

post #4 of 9

I would say the Audio Technica M50's although they don't have a large soundstage but do have the bass impact and will save you around $100-150. Another choice is Beyerdynamic DT880's, see what suits your needs.

post #5 of 9
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I read the the DT880's could have sibilance.

post #6 of 9

I don't know if you're interested in buying an amp, but it sounds like the Sennheiser HD-600 would be a good fit for you.  You can always run them off an old receiver.

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HD600 and a AMP would easily excel my budget.

I got a Fiio E5 that I don't use, but I don't think that's a real amp hehe.

Edited by tehort - 7/20/10 at 1:00pm
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I have read about the Beyerdynamics, but the 600ohm versions(the good ones) exceed my budget, and the 250/32 seems not to be so good.

Plus, I read few reports that they could be sibilant.


I'll try to be more specific, I need something that sounds warm(NOT overly) and thick/fuller, don't need too much details as I'm sensitive to sibilance.

Needs to be forgiving for old Metal record's, I need an headphone that doesn't sound too "metallic" with, being more specific, Ride the Lightning(Metallica) and Rust in Peace(Megadeth) if anyone is familiar with these recordings.

Edited by tehort - 7/22/10 at 12:45am
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