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Well it won't be as flashy but I can almost certainly guarantee you it will sound better in every way compared to those.. Try the JVC HAS600 for $30.. 3 colors black, white, blue.. Look it up on amazon.
 

 


 

Those seem nice but I forgot to specify that I wanted a bit flashy ones :P(no not skullcandy)

 

I know it might be a little hard to find though

 

I hate my hipster self :(

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Originally Posted by wredj10 View Post

Looking for closed headphones around $200-300 USD

which would the best of these:

 

Sony XB1000

Beyerdynamic DT770

Denon D2000

Ultrasone Pro 900

AKG 271

 

or any other similar sounding headphones

 



what type of music do you listen to? the pro 900's the dt770's and the d2000's all have a tremendous amount of bass but the akg 271 is on the other side of the spectrum with almost no bass. Also I would exclude the XB1000's all together, they are cheaply made and don't sound special.

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Originally Posted by tehperzon View Post

Hi guys i'm planning on buying an ifrogz earpollution Nerverpipe headphone but Half the reviews i read say its bad and the other half says its very good

 

what are your guys's thoughts on it?

 

are there any better headphones for the same price that are flashy but have good sound quality?($40 max)

 

thanks!



lol dude those are rubbish get some senn hd428

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Pioneer steel wheels... These will sound better than those Ifrogs and they look cool too.

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Wheels-Classic-Headphones-SE-MJ71-G/dp/B003VIWIFI/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1313358535&sr=1-12

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Originally Posted by tehperzon View Post

Hi guys i'm planning on buying an ifrogz earpollution Nerverpipe headphone but Half the reviews i read say its bad and the other half says its very good

 

what are your guys's thoughts on it?

 

are there any better headphones for the same price that are flashy but have good sound quality?($40 max)

 

thanks!



 


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/14/11 at 3:03pm
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Hey all,

 

I'm looking to buy some new headphones (surprise, surprise!), and I'd like to hear your more-experienced suggestions.

 

I listen primarily to drum and bass, electro, and other electronic music, and I'll be using these 'phones to produce in those styles as well. I am also thinking about getting my very own DJ decks, so I may have need for these headphones to be versatile in that way as well.

 

Annnd... my price range is about 160-200 dollars. So far I've been looking at Allen & Heath Xone XD-53s, Audio Technica ATH-M50s, and some Beyerdynamics... any ideas? (:

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Thanks for the tip! I haven't really considered Grado as a manufacturer. Will give them a listen next time I am in town. I am also considering the Aiaiai TMA-1 at the moment. They would serve well as a multi purpose phone i presume.

 

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I would look into the Technics RP-DH1200 as well.. AVB can't be wrong.. They are actually more tame vs the other higher end DJ cans but that can be a good thing actually.. Very good quality  and clean smooth sound with dynamic bass...That being said I think those Allen and Heath Xone XD-53 I hear has the same drivers that is on the Pioneer HDJ2000.. If so you gotta consider the Pioneer sound. Can't wait to try the XD-53 myself actually..

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Originally Posted by Eva KX View Post

Hey all,

 

I'm looking to buy some new headphones (surprise, surprise!), and I'd like to hear your more-experienced suggestions.

 

I listen primarily to drum and bass, electro, and other electronic music, and I'll be using these 'phones to produce in those styles as well. I am also thinking about getting my very own DJ decks, so I may have need for these headphones to be versatile in that way as well.

 

Annnd... my price range is about 160-200 dollars. So far I've been looking at Allen & Heath Xone XD-53s, Audio Technica ATH-M50s, and some Beyerdynamics... any ideas? (:



 


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/14/11 at 3:29pm
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How about a Grado? While generally considered bass light, they've got about the same quantity as the A700 but tons more kick to it. You can start off with a cheap SR60, or move up into the 4 digit range if you're so inclined. Grados also have plenty of mods available to them, to tailor the sound to your liking.

 



 

 




Sorry, i forgot to quote Armaegis.

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Originally Posted by wredj10 View Post

Looking for closed headphones around $200-300 USD

which would the best of these:

 

Sony XB1000

Beyerdynamic DT770

Denon D2000

Ultrasone Pro 900

AKG 271

 

or any other similar sounding headphones

 

I'm not a fan of the Sony XB headphones, but have heard good things said about the others listed.

I own two Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro headphones, the 80-Ohm and the 250-Ohm.

The 80-Ohms are nice, but loaded with bass, the 250-Ohms really nice, they have bass with balance, but the (250-ohm) need a separate amp. or high end sound card with a good headphone amp.

Or just save some money and get the Superlux HD-668B (semi-open) or HD-669 (closed).
 

 

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Originally Posted by steve998 View Post

Hi, I have some Sony SA500 headphones which I use at home when listening to CD's, however I want some cans which I can take out with my Ipod and to plug into my Imac at home. Budget £100 - £150. 

 

I have never tried grado's or senns, just wondered how much of a step down in audio quality (if any) would SR125's or HD558's be?

 

Cheers


Neither of those is really that great for heading out as they are open and not that portable. Maybe something simple like a Senn PX200-ii?

 



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Originally Posted by Kaviar View Post

Thanks for the tip! I haven't really considered Grado as a manufacturer. Will give them a listen next time I am in town. I am also considering the Aiaiai TMA-1 at the moment. They would serve well as a multi purpose phone i presume.


 

The TMA-1 is generally considered quite dark and bassy, which will be quite different from what you're used to (A700). 

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Originally Posted by Eva KX View Post

Hey all,

 

I'm looking to buy some new headphones (surprise, surprise!), and I'd like to hear your more-experienced suggestions.

 

I listen primarily to drum and bass, electro, and other electronic music, and I'll be using these 'phones to produce in those styles as well. I am also thinking about getting my very own DJ decks, so I may have need for these headphones to be versatile in that way as well.

 

Annnd... my price range is about 160-200 dollars. So far I've been looking at Allen & Heath Xone XD-53s, Audio Technica ATH-M50s, and some Beyerdynamics... any ideas? (:



how big of a factor is price? you can get the m50's for about 100 and while you will have to EQ them a bit to get the same bass (they are very neutral) as a lot of the beyers for the money you get some real nice phones. if price is NOT  factor then the beyer DT770 pro 80 ohm will be your best choice. if you want to move away from AT and beyer I have a huge list of bass headphones I can suggest.


Edited by SennheiserHD - 8/14/11 at 4:28pm
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post




How about a Pioneer HDJ-2000? I felt it improved on the 840 in nearly every way.

 


 

Thanks for the suggestion! Will look them up.

 

Any other suggestions? How about ATH-M50s or Dennon 2000s?

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Originally Posted by themanwithaplan View Post




 

Thanks for the suggestion! Will look them up.

 

Any other suggestions? How about ATH-M50s or Dennon 2000s?



the m50's are amazing for what you pay, the d2000's have a lot of bass if you're into that sort of thing. They both have a down low sound.

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Originally Posted by themanwithaplan View Post

Thanks for the suggestion! Will look them up.

 

Any other suggestions? How about ATH-M50s or Dennon 2000s?



Here's a review I did on the M50 vs Q40 vs SRH840 vs HDJ2000... http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/512762/review-shure-srh-840-audio-technica-ath-m50-m-audio-studiophile-q40-pioneer-hdj-2000

All of them are DJ/studio style headphones.

 

The D2000 is relatively flatter, but feels bassier due to it's extension and low end rumble.

 

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Cant afford esw9 o.O i really dont care whether if its open or closed portable or not i just want something that sounds better then alassandro ms1

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Maybe Shure 940? By all accounts like the 840 but with bass tuned down and midrange brought into  focused. 

 


 

 

Well you're all over the place with those choices... you've got full sized, open and closed, portables and not... based purely on sound and personal preference I would go with the ESW9a.
 

 


 


Really try to audition 325 before buying them. They take the typical grado sound and up the zing factor by a bit. 

 



 

standard recommendations:
Senn HD280 or HD380 (these are hard to beat for isolation)

Audio Technica M50

Shure 840

 


 


 

Most comfortable headphones that I've tried:

Phiaton PS500

Senn PX100 and PX100-ii

B&W P5

AKG K240

 




I think the 600/650 would be a good upgrade, though personally I would consider a different brand just to play with different sounds. If you like Senn though, by all means stay with what you know and like.

 

You might consider something like an AKG K701 or Audio Technica AD900/1000/2000

 




Wow, you've run quite the gamut of headphones there... random suggestions:

Shure 940

Smeggy Thunderpants

Pioneer HDJ-2000

 




It isn't a *must*, but it highly recommended. It's difficult to get good volume and bass control out of them otherwise. 

 

The e9 will be just fine.

 

The prices fluctuate all the time. Just wait for a sale and the 600 ohm will drop sooner or later.

 


 


Given the college environment, you'll probably want to keep noise out just as much as preventing it from leaking out. I would recommend the Sennheiser HD280, which is the absolutely king of isolation short of iems. 

 


 


As far as "safe" recommendations go though, the PX100 is a great choice cool.gif Now if only they could have maintained that same warm fuzzy sound in a closed container. 

 



 

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