Originally Posted by faideelah
The portapros and the ksc-75s are the same right? I want to pick up a budget set of headphones for lulz
preferably below $40 any suggestions?
Portapro's and KSC75's are totally different. For one the KSC's titanium plated while the Portapro's are not. The general consensus (which I agree with) is that they sound somewhat similar with the KSC's extending more in the highs and the Porta's extending more in the low end.
As for suggestions I'd say find a reputable dealer on Amazon with a good return policy and get yourself a pair of Maxell DHP ii's. They give you a nice taste of the hi-end for about $40.
The Maxell's are what I'd call "fun" phones. If you'd like something a bit more even handed then the Creative HQ-1600's are my new favs for that.
Oooooorrrrr... lol I just plugged in these Pioneer SE-MJ2's and they are very impressive right out of the box. I don't think I've heard a phone as small as this one impress me this much and they are in no way burned in yet. I'd get the SE-MJ3's though - if nothing else they look better. They have real metal on the sides if what I've read is to be believed and the headband looks better IMO and if anything they should sound as good or even better. All this and they are only a couple more dollars than the MJ2's. I actually meant to get the MJ3's but somehow ended up ordering the MJ2's instead *grrrrrr* Oh well, I'm enjoying them so far and I'm sure they'll only get better with some play time.
If you need something less expensive just let me know - I have LOTS of suggestions.