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whats better then Portapros

post #1 of 9
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I just bought my sis a pair of portapros and I like them a lot especially the bass.

now I'm looking for a pair that have bass like them but a better sound, for a around $100 bucks.

before I listened to my sis's portapros I was thinking of the senn HD 280s, HD555, grado SR 80i but I hear that these don't have the best bass.

I would perfer closed headphones because I'll be in a dorm this year (er in like a week) but I dont mind too much.

 

So what are your guys advice. I wish i could tryout some but there is nowhere around that sells good headphones so Im buying blind...er deaf.

 

I searched the forums a bit but didn't get many results I was looking for.

 

BTW im really new at good headphones lol I always used crap earbuds.

 

Thanks for the help guys

post #2 of 9

Well PortaPros aren't that good in any area, especially bass quality. They certainly have more quantity than it appears they should from looking at them before trying. The main draw for them is folding, inexpensive, lifetime warranty, decent fit, light weight, and reasonable sound quality.

 

I'd suggest going IEM if you can take the fit. You'll find many more options that will have the bass you are asking for, and in the price range you seek. There are some good full size phones that would work for you but most are in the $125+ range.

post #3 of 9

 

 

 

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 but I hear that these don't have the best bass.

 

i have the portapro and sennheiser and i don't feel that the portapro has the best bass either. the sennheiser has enough of it. 

 

 you can try out the Audio Technica M50. many likes them

 

and if you need bass of portapro so you can forget about grado.

 

what kind of music you listening to?


Edited by Akella - 9/4/10 at 4:39am
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

I listen to instrumental guitar, harder stuff like megadeth, older stuff from the 70s, daftpunk kind of stuff...pretty much everything thats not country.

 

when you say the sennheiser has enough bass what is that like compared to the portapros? as i said I cant try these on anywhere so Im basing this all off the portapros cuzz thats the only thing i have.

post #5 of 9

You could also give the Sennheiser PX-100 a try.  It has astounding bass for a headphone that light and cheap.

post #6 of 9

Then you should want headphones that are closed, good at not leaking sound out so to not bother a roommate, and good at blocking external sound because dorms are noisy.

 

What's your budget for buying new headphones, and what equipment will you be plugging into?
 

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Originally Posted by swimmingstone View Post

I would perfer closed headphones because I'll be in a dorm this year (er in like a week) but I dont mind too much.


Edited by 1Time - 9/4/10 at 9:21am
post #7 of 9

I used my ATH-M50s when I was living in a dorm. They are great for keeping music in and noise out. My roommate couldn't hear anything leaking from them, so he could sleep while I was listening to music just fine. Only possible issue is that he also couldn't get my attention very easily because I couldn't hear anything but the music when wearing them.

post #8 of 9

M50. Done. Next pease. LoL :)

post #9 of 9

M50's or HA rx900's. 

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