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Edited by mu99mke - 8/27/12 at 7:27pm
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The best all rounders within your budget are probably the Shure SRH 840 and KRK KNS 8400 for closed or Senn HD 558 for open.  The next stop ($20 to $40 above your budget) is the AKG Q701.

 

 

Thanks so much for the advice - I greatly appreciate you taking the time to reply!

 

Quick question: In reviewing this site, I've seen a lot of recommendations for the Senn HD25-1 (~$200) and the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (~$111 on Amazon). Do you have experience with these? How would you compare your recommended headphones to them?

 

Thanks again!

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Thanks so much for the advice - I greatly appreciate you taking the time to reply!

 

Quick question: In reviewing this site, I've seen a lot of recommendations for the Senn HD25-1 (~$200) and the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (~$111 on Amazon). Do you have experience with these? How would you compare your recommended headphones to them?

 

Thanks again!

For your genres the M50 will not be a good choice. I don't recall the exact sound signature of the HD25, but I'm pretty sure it is known for being good with high energy music such as electronic, so once again not quite ideal for your choices. The can KGJag listed are probably your best options as they are relatively neutral, without being too clinical sounding. The Shure 840 is probably the best choice for you if you want closed and the Sennheiser HD555/558/595/598 if you want open.

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Thanks so much for the advice - I greatly appreciate you taking the time to reply!

 

Quick question: In reviewing this site, I've seen a lot of recommendations for the Senn HD25-1 (~$200) and the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (~$111 on Amazon). Do you have experience with these? How would you compare your recommended headphones to them?

 

Thanks again!

 

The Senn is a very good portable can.  However for its price point (and below), you can get better sound in a form that is not as portable--for use on the go.

 

The M50 would be a poor choice for you with it's "V" shaped EQ and recessed mids.

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The Senn is a very good portable can.  However for its price point (and below), you can get better sound in a form that is not as portable--for use on the go.

 

The M50 would be a poor choice for you with it's "V" shaped EQ and recessed mids.

 

Thanks again to both of you. I think I'm going to order the Shure SRH 840 and give them a try. Again, much appreciated!

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Thanks again to both of you. I think I'm going to order the Shure SRH 840 and give them a try. Again, much appreciated!


Glad to help; let us know what you think of them after some ear time.

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Hey everyone! i was wondering if i could get some advice on a headphone purchase.  I was thinking of buying the Skullcandy Aviators because i tried them in-store and they were pretty good and ive heard many good reviews about them.  Im gonna be getting them for $140 but i was wondering if there are any headphones out there that have a similar sound signature that are maybe a bit cheaper or better headphones for the price.  I want headphones that are good for everything.  I listen to lots of rap and hip-hop so i guess bass is really good but i enjoy all types of music soo ide like good mids lows highs and seperation.  I also dont want headphones that bleed.

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Do you mean the K 240 Studio?
no the k 270 Studio


Edited by voodoo do-er - 8/27/12 at 9:35pm
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no the k 270 Studio


I believe those cans, which came out more than 10 years ago, have been discontinued--perhaps for quite a while now.

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Hey everyone! i was wondering if i could get some advice on a headphone purchase.  I was thinking of buying the Skullcandy Aviators because i tried them in-store and they were pretty good and ive heard many good reviews about them.  Im gonna be getting them for $140 but i was wondering if there are any headphones out there that have a similar sound signature that are maybe a bit cheaper or better headphones for the price.  I want headphones that are good for everything.  I listen to lots of rap and hip-hop so i guess bass is really good but i enjoy all types of music soo ide like good mids lows highs and seperation.  I also dont want headphones that bleed.

For $140, you may as well get the ATH-M50. I've seen Aviators go for $50. That's max I would pay for them.

 

In the $50-100 range, try the Creative Aurvana Live, ATH-WS55, House of Marley Exodus or the Fischer 003 and its many knockoffs.


Edited by drheadphone - 8/27/12 at 11:23pm
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how about these k273 pro

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how about these k273 pro


Is it available in the U.S.--has it ever been available here?

 

Does anyone else have a obscure AKG can?

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For $140, you may as well get the ATH-M50. I've seen Aviators go for $50. That's max I would pay for them.

 

In the $50-100 range, try the Creative Aurvana Live, ATH-WS55, House of Marley Exodus or the Fischer 003 and its many knockoffs.

When where the Aviators $50? They are actually well regarded and maybe only a little overpriced. I would say the M50 is overpriced at $140 as there are better cans in that price range for various sound signatures.

 

Also, I'm not trying to bash you as I agree with your recommendations on the second line.

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Also, drheadphone,

 

I see you have the Phiaton MS400. What are your thoughts on that headphone? It's on sale on Newegg and I'm debating whether I should test it out.

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When where the Aviators $50? They are actually well regarded and maybe only a little overpriced. I would say the M50 is overpriced at $140 as there are better cans in that price range for various sound signatures.

 

Also, I'm not trying to bash you as I agree with your recommendations on the second line.

 

A little bit of clarification. I've seen them go as low as $50 from third-party sellers. I'd classify them in the $50-100 range along with the other headphones I mentioned. But for hip hop/rap where bass is premium, they'd be the last I'd recommend.

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