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post #8446 of 29490

Looking for headphones comparable to the Beats Solo is like looking for a car with horsepower comparable to a tricycle.

 

Anyways, the K450s are okay for 80 dollars. As for 80 euros, I'm not so sure. The AIAIAI TMA-1s isolate more and are more suited for electronic music。 I doubt they're carried in local stores, though, and they're quite expensive. ES7s, perhaps?

 

I'm sure there are many more bassy portables around 80 euros. I just can't come up with any right now. This is where I 'phone a friend,' I guess.


Edited by 12345142 - 10/22/11 at 12:33am
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Originally Posted by jasperkm View Post

Hey everyone

 

I'm having an issue here and I was hoping one of you could help me out. I did some research but I coudn't really find some answers for m situation.

I want some new headphones. Currently i'm using ten year old earplugs that came with a crap mp3 player. I always listen music at school, in the bus at home and with my digital piano.

The kind of music that I listen to is mainly electro house (also with vocals), progressive  and deadmau5 stuff. also a little bit of dubstep. As I said I also want a good piano sound for when i'm playing on my digital piano. I listen my music on an android device which I always use as mp3 player.

I dont know anything about headphones (never looked into them etc.)

 

So my friend has Dr Dre Beats solo headphones and he let me listen to them. I was completely blown away, was like heaven for my ears. Awesome sound. So I want to listen music like that. Also it kind of blocked the outside noise which was awesome. I dont want stuff with battery just passive noise cancel (I believe thats what its called?) if thats possible.

 

With that said my first question is should I go for in ear or on ear. I want to be able to wear the headphones for about 2 hours without discomfort... Also I'll be using headphones in public quite often so if its on ear I want some good looking headphones (not too big, I dont like that. More like beats solo style). If its in ear the looks dont really matter I guess. I want audio comparable to the beats solo, cause it sound amazing! and noice cancelling. I also want a travel case (ill be taking them with me alot) and a firm cable. I want to be able to separate the cable from the headphones itself and I rather not have a plastic look.

 

I know i'm kind of comparing everything to the beats solo now but thats because its the only headphones I listened to besides my crappy earplugs. 

So I can simply buy the beats but I read that they are quite overpriced and I want to make a good choice. I dont want to pay alot of money just for the brand cause I dont care about brands, I care about looks and quality. Thats why I also want to consider other headphones apart from the solos. My price range is about  70-100 euros (netherlands). If its really awesome sound and good looking im willing to pay more. I prefer to buy my stuff in local stores too.

 

So with this information can you guys recommend me some good headphones? should I just buy beats? are there equal cheaper ones?

I did some search and I found the AKG k450 for about 80 euros. maybe thats a better option for me?

 

Thanks in advance

 

regards,

 

 
 

have you tried sony XB series? they are probably better with the same bassy sound ( i only own  XB 70 in ear earphones which are really really bassy) another good choice is the sennheiser cx300 which is a lot cheaper then 100 euros it is also really bassy........  if you want headphones the audio technica M50 (which im planing to buy when there is stock in australia :P ) they look decent and sound decent

post #8448 of 29490

Scrap my recommendation - sorry I didnt see your budget.

 


Edited by OneSec - 10/22/11 at 6:09am
post #8449 of 29490

Hey, I'm looking to buy some headphones primarily for films and games. I want them to have a very wide soundstage for surround sound in Dolby headphone. I had originally been recommended the ad700s, but the reports of poor bass have put me off that option.

 

What would be a good choice for up to c.£150?

 

Ideally, they would also have decent performance for music (rock/pop/classical), though I can see the classical might be difficult to find in game/film headphones.

 

I had also considered the sennheiser rs 170s. Going wireless is attractive, but Im not willing to sacrifice sound quality for it if there is better to be had at the same price. 

 

Bear in mind that these will be my first decent headphones and my perception is that this is a good sort of price range to start in- ill probably get better ones in a year or so, but I'd like the best possible to grow into in the mean time. 

 

Thanks!

post #8450 of 29490

The XB series doesn't isolate that well but they are certainly bassy. I'd go for the XB500 is his situation. Maybe a Skullcandy Aviator? Those certainly run less than the suggestions below.

 

There are a lot of recommendations I could make around 200 USD (the sweet spot for portables). AIAIAI TMA-1, HD 25-1 II, V Moda M80, DT1350, Phiaton MS 300, ESW9,

 

But it seems you have a lower budget...I'm somewhat at a loss too. The XB 500 or 300 would be my best suggestion.
 

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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

 

have you tried sony XB series? they are probably better with the same bassy sound ( i only own  XB 70 in ear earphones which are really really bassy) another good choice is the sennheiser cx300 which is a lot cheaper then 100 euros it is also really bassy........  if you want headphones the audio technica M50 (which im planing to buy when there is stock in australia :P ) they look decent and sound decent



 

 

post #8451 of 29490

Find a used pair of HD 598s. If you don't want to buy used a Senn 5xx is still my go to for something like this.

 

More bass than the AD700, huge sound stage, easily powered, works well for all your stated genres (especially classical), and it's my go to gaming headphone with simulated surround sound.
 

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Originally Posted by suitheist View Post

Hey, I'm looking to buy some headphones primarily for films and games. I want them to have a very wide soundstage for surround sound in Dolby headphone. I had originally been recommended the ad700s, but the reports of poor bass have put me off that option.

 

What would be a good choice for up to c.£150?

 

Ideally, they would also have decent performance for music (rock/pop/classical), though I can see the classical might be difficult to find in game/film headphones.

 

I had also considered the sennheiser rs 170s. Going wireless is attractive, but Im not willing to sacrifice sound quality for it if there is better to be had at the same price. 

 

Bear in mind that these will be my first decent headphones and my perception is that this is a good sort of price range to start in- ill probably get better ones in a year or so, but I'd like the best possible to grow into in the mean time. 

 

Thanks!


 

 

 

post #8452 of 29490
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasperkm View Post

Hey everyone

 

I'm having an issue here and I was hoping one of you could help me out. I did some research but I coudn't really find some answers for m situation.

I want some new headphones. Currently i'm using ten year old earplugs that came with a crap mp3 player. I always listen music at school, in the bus at home and with my digital piano.

The kind of music that I listen to is mainly electro house (also with vocals), progressive  and deadmau5 stuff. also a little bit of dubstep. As I said I also want a good piano sound for when i'm playing on my digital piano. I listen my music on an android device which I always use as mp3 player.

I dont know anything about headphones (never looked into them etc.)

 

So my friend has Dr Dre Beats solo headphones and he let me listen to them. I was completely blown away, was like heaven for my ears. Awesome sound. So I want to listen music like that. Also it kind of blocked the outside noise which was awesome. I dont want stuff with battery just passive noise cancel (I believe thats what its called?) if thats possible.

 

With that said my first question is should I go for in ear or on ear. I want to be able to wear the headphones for about 2 hours without discomfort... Also I'll be using headphones in public quite often so if its on ear I want some good looking headphones (not too big, I dont like that. More like beats solo style). If its in ear the looks dont really matter I guess. I want audio comparable to the beats solo, cause it sound amazing! and noice cancelling. I also want a travel case (ill be taking them with me alot) and a firm cable. I want to be able to separate the cable from the headphones itself and I rather not have a plastic look.

 

I know i'm kind of comparing everything to the beats solo now but thats because its the only headphones I listened to besides my crappy earplugs. 

So I can simply buy the beats but I read that they are quite overpriced and I want to make a good choice. I dont want to pay alot of money just for the brand cause I dont care about brands, I care about looks and quality. Thats why I also want to consider other headphones apart from the solos. My price range is about  70-100 euros (netherlands). If its really awesome sound and good looking im willing to pay more. I prefer to buy my stuff in local stores too.

 

So with this information can you guys recommend me some good headphones? should I just buy beats? are there equal cheaper ones?

I did some search and I found the AKG k450 for about 80 euros. maybe thats a better option for me?

 

Thanks in advance

 

regards,

 

 


Bassy portable with good isolation?  PX360 fits the bill.  It has a lot of bass... and for how much impact it carries it isn't all that slow either.  There is a strange dip in the low mids (unusual for sennheiser) but the treble is nice and sparkly too.  I wouldn't be all that surprised if you thought they beat the pants off the beats either.  Similar impact, but way richer and tighter bass at the same time... and the treble response is just in a different tier compared to the beats.   The fold into a really small bag, are the best passive isolating headphones I've tried, and are built tough (while still being really lightweight).  Part of me wishes I had held onto mine because the physical functionality is just that good.  Check my impressions in the link in my signature.

 

Just because I didn't necessarily prefer the sound signature (decided to keep my HD 448 instead of the PX 360) doesn't mean the PX 360 is a slouch at what it does.  It is very lively and require no amplification.

 

I also just demoed an HD-25 I-II and was quite impressed.  Very punchy with no sacrifice to the mids.  I found the soundstage very narrow and the isolation to be mediocre compared to the PX360 however.

 

The PX360 go for about 150USD here in the US.

 

post #8453 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 12345142 View Post

Looking for headphones comparable to the Beats Solo is like looking for a car with horsepower comparable to a tricycle.

 

Anyways, the K450s are okay for 80 dollars. As for 80 euros, I'm not so sure. T ES7s, perhaps?

 

I'm sure there are many more bassy portables around 80 euros. I just can't come up with any right now. This is where I 'phone a friend,' I guess.

I think I can't get my hands on an ES7 here. Also I want really good sound so if you saying they are 'okay' im starting to think that its not quite amazing sound.

 

Quote:

 

Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post


 

have you tried sony XB series? they are probably better with the same bassy sound ( i only own  XB 70 in ear earphones which are really really bassy) another good choice is the sennheiser cx300 which is a lot cheaper then 100 euros it is also really bassy........  if you want headphones the audio technica M50 (which im planing to buy when there is stock in australia :P ) they look decent and sound decent

 

I think the XB's are too cheap, I want a good quality headphone. also I find the on-ears too big but thanks for the reply :)

 

I'm not a skullcandy fan either. I dont need al the facy stuff just a nice slick looking headphone which is not too small and I dont want it to go over my ears just on them if you know what I mean :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by R-Audiohead View Post




Bassy portable with good isolation?  PX360 fits the bill.  It has a lot of bass... and for how much impact it carries it isn't all that slow either.  There is a strange dip in the low mids (unusual for sennheiser) but the treble is nice and sparkly too.  I wouldn't be all that surprised if you thought they beat the pants off the beats either.  Similar impact, but way richer and tighter bass at the same time... and the treble response is just in a different tier compared to the beats.   The fold into a really small bag, are the best passive isolating headphones I've tried, and are built tough (while still being really lightweight).  Part of me wishes I had held onto mine because the physical functionality is just that good.  Check my impressions in the link in my signature.

 

Just because I didn't necessarily prefer the sound signature (decided to keep my HD 448 instead of the PX 360) doesn't mean the PX 360 is a slouch at what it does.  It is very lively and require no amplification.

 

I also just demoed an HD-25 I-II and was quite impressed.  Very punchy with no sacrifice to the mids.  I found the soundstage very narrow and the isolation to be mediocre compared to the PX360 however.

 

The PX360 go for about 150USD here in the US.

 

Hmm the PX360 is interesting, I'm just afraid its a bit too big. I'll see if I can get my hands on one in my area. Also interesting review thanks for that.

 

So are the beats really that bad? I was blown away by the sound! maybe im outdated? hehehe

 

 

 

post #8454 of 29490

They're bad for their price. If you were okay with larger cans I'd recommend the Xone 53.

 

Beats are 80% look 20% sound. That's why they get no love around here. Their build quality is very poor as well.

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Originally Posted by jasperkm View Post

So are the beats really that bad? I was blown away by the sound! maybe im outdated? hehehe

 

 

 



 

 

post #8455 of 29490
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Originally Posted by axc1080 View Post

Hey guys,

 

Like many here, I'm new to this site.

 

 

As a bit of back-story. I began my journey into expensive headphones with some Bose around-ears. I thought they were pretty good, but they broke. I then got the Beats Studios (Forgive me Father, for I have sinned). Took me a few weeks to realize how pathetic they were, and returned them. now here I am :D 

 

In returning the Beats, I now have a $300 budget. I'm looking for a pair of closed cans, since my life is pretty noisy. I look for headphones that can replicate what the artists intended for the listener to hear, I guess that would be audiophile-grade cans. I listen to mostly rock music, but I do so love classical and some jazz as well. Examples of rock include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, Protest the Hero, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, etc. Any recommendations you guys can give? Thanks so much in advance! 

 

Main Points:

- Audiophile-grade

- $300 budget

- Closed cans

- Main genre is rock, but also classical and jazz

 



I posted this yesterday and someone was nice enough to help me out and recommend me some stuff, but I seem to have encountered an issue. The money I got from my return of the Beats is Best-Buy store credit only. This narrows my selection down because, as I understand it, Best Buy doesn't order headphones or products that they don't normally carry. So this is more to people who have purchased at or know what Best Buy has in-stock. Recommend me something based on the above quote? Thank you :) 

post #8456 of 29490

Can you use the Best Buy store credit on their website?

post #8457 of 29490
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Originally Posted by axc1080 View Post

I posted this yesterday and someone was nice enough to help me out and recommend me some stuff, but I seem to have encountered an issue. The money I got from my return of the Beats is Best-Buy store credit only. This narrows my selection down because, as I understand it, Best Buy doesn't order headphones or products that they don't normally carry. So this is more to people who have purchased at or know what Best Buy has in-stock. Recommend me something based on the above quote? Thank you :) 



You could sell the BB store credit to a site like plasticjungle.com

They'll take a little cut of it, but you can exchange it for an Amazon gift card and they'll take off less than if you were to ask for cash from them

post #8458 of 29490
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Originally Posted by Donut View Post

Can you use the Best Buy store credit on their website?



No, unfortunately. They said it must be used in-store


 

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Originally Posted by Friedmannn View Post

You could sell the BB store credit to a site like plasticjungle.com

They'll take a little cut of it, but you can exchange it for an Amazon gift card and they'll take off less than if you were to ask for cash from them


Never thought of that. Sounds pretty cool, but I don't think my mother would allow me to do that (She gave me the money for my 18th birthday, so she's "in control" of it)

 

What they have at the BBs around my area are Bose, Beats, Skullcandy, Sennheisers, Klipsch, Sonys. I don't recall any Shures anywhere and I think I saw an AKG700 once, but that's about it. 

 

post #8459 of 29490

I'm new here and looking to drop $30 USD (amazon gift credit) on a good pair of headphones that could replace or compliment my HD-202s. I tend to buy used so anything goes.

 

My typical music tastes: rock, alternative, pop, ska, techno, house

 

Headphones I currently have:

 

  • Sennheiser HD 202 (my current main headphones)
  • JVC HA-FX67B (Falls out of ear during jogging)
  • Koss Sparkplug (good, but annoying to put in ears)

 

I'm looking into over-the-ear headphones.  I typically like closed headphones, but sound fidelity and comfort take higher priority.  I want something that is comfy, aesthetically pleasing, and plays well with the above genres.  I might also use the new headphones for TV and movies. I'm currently open to suggestion, but these seem to have caught my attention.

 

 

Feedback is greatly appreciated.

 

*EDIT* I happened to find a lot of people raving about Koss KSC75 and might look into them too.


Edited by sunfizz98 - 10/22/11 at 1:35pm
post #8460 of 29490

 

 

Hmm the PX360 is interesting, I'm just afraid its a bit too big. I'll see if I can get my hands on one in my area. Also interesting review thanks for that.

 

So are the beats really that bad? I was blown away by the sound! maybe im outdated? hehehe

 

 

 



If you think the PX 360 are too big, you're likely going to think on-ear is too big.  They're similar in size even though that are technically "full sized" being circumaural.  These are the smallest circumaural cans I have seen, also.

 

Since you were concerned about aesthetics, I personally think they look pretty slick.  The leather padded headband is nice.

 

Feel free to ask any other questions about it.

 

For on ear, there is always the HD-25-1 II which was also pretty punchy

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