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I want good "over ear" headphones at little cost. Please help.

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 

Hi!

 

First post here!

 

I have been looking for some "over ear" headphones for some time but just can't fine the right ones for me!

 

My budget is around £25 - £40

 

Sorry if this offends you guys lol. You seem to spend a LOT of cash on headphones. I wish I could but can't afford it.

 

was looking at Kitsound DJ headphones as I heard they are great for clarity and punchy bass!

 

I was also looking at these IFROGZ DJ STYLE headphones as they also have great reviews, good value for money and obviously look awesome.

 

Any ideas? Sorry if I sound like a cheap noob atsmile.gif

post #2 of 38

Hello and welcome to headfi.!!

 

Which kind of music you like? you love bass? 

post #3 of 38
Thread Starter 

Yep I love bass!

 

I'm into dance like The Prodigy etc but I also like a lot of heavy chilled out tunes like Morcheeba & Massive Attack or Hip Hip bahh I like lots lol.

 

I listen to music most on my iphone.

 

The 1st link I posted, the "Kitsound" headphones, they are supposed to be amazing value for money and have been reviewed with people saying they are as good as £100 Sony headphones.

 

I am really keen on getting a decent pair of bassy, clear and noise cancelling headphones but don't know what to get! I am willing to stretch my budget.

 

Any opinions on the ones in my prev post?

 

Thanks a lot and thanks for the welcome beerchug.gif

post #4 of 38
Thread Starter 

Come one guys!!! Someone must be able to suggest something L3000.gif

post #5 of 38

I'm not up on my pound to dollar ratio, but you can get Sennheiser HD555 for around $90 american, which should be something like £50 to £60 if I'm not estimating poorly. Those can be modded into HD595 for free by removing a piece of foam (the 555 and 595 use the same driver and housing).

 

I did note that amazon.co.uk has the 555 for £117 and amazon.com (us version) has the 555 for $91, which makes no sense. might want to look around and see if you can find the HD555 cheaper at a specialty store.

post #6 of 38

Welcome to Head-Fi. 

 

FWIR, I suggest considering the Sony XB500.

 

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Edit:

 

Those Kitsound DJ headphones could be pretty good - I wouldn't be afraid of giving it a try.  

 

I particularly like this sales pitch for it - "these sick cans are rocking 50mm drivers that will bombard your ears with some serious shock and awe".  Kind of makes me wonder if I will survive... lol. 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by 0TheProdigy0 View Post

Yep I love bass!

 

I'm into dance like The Prodigy etc but I also like a lot of heavy chilled out tunes like Morcheeba & Massive Attack or Hip Hip bahh I like lots lol.

 

I listen to music most on my iphone.


Edited by 1Time - 12/3/10 at 12:44pm
post #7 of 38

I recently purchased Sennheiser's HD280 around-the-ear headphones and I really like them.  Sound quality, to my ears anyway, is excellent.  I listen mostly to jazz with some pop/rock thrown in.  My IPod drives these phones easily.  I cannot think of anything negative to say about them.  Cost $100 USD.

post #8 of 38

XB500's if you can get your hands on some, trust me you won't be disapoiunted in it as it is a true basshead can.

post #9 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thanks very much everyone!

I will base my research on your suggestions and let you all know what I get in the end.

Much appreciated smily_headphones1.gif
post #10 of 38

You might want to look into some Portapros as well..They're are a great bang for your buck and I listened to my friends..Hot Ride sounded pretty sweet!

post #11 of 38
Thread Starter 

Update:

 

I have bumped up my budget lol. My girlfriend says she will chip in like £50 towards a pair so now I'm thinking......Sennheiser HD515 but I want the HD555 beyersmile.png

 

They look awesome, have awesome reviews etc etc.

 

Would I need an amp for my MP3 player? 

 

Can get some XB500s for £50 no problem but I'm not sure.

 

Thoughts?

post #12 of 38
Thread Starter 

Think the XB500s are going to be my choice. Just don't like them look of em basshead.gif

post #13 of 38
Thread Starter 

XB500 it is. 

 

Is there any real difference between these and the xb700? Would I need an amp for the xb700?

post #14 of 38

xb700 has way bigger earpads and is just bigger in general. also the maximum power xb500 can handle is 1500mW and for xb700 its 3000mW. thats all the knowledge i have of the difference between them so im just gonna leave it at that :P

 

Oh, and you wont need an amp for the XB700, it's only 24 ohms impedance (most headphones i know of are like 40-60ohms that are powered by ipods so it's way under the limit). But amps do make everything sound better if you want it.


Edited by TheBananaMan - 12/6/10 at 3:45am
post #15 of 38
Thread Starter 

Thanks for that :)

 

I think I might go down to get some XB500s at my lunch break. I may purchase an amp at a later date.

 

From what I've read there will be a "break in" period so I won't take my first listen too seriously.

 

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