Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Suggestions for first over ear headphones.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Suggestions for first over ear headphones.

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi, the transformation to an audiophile has been a long journey. I recently have been messing around with alot of items like the superfi 3s and 5s, shure scl4s and so on. I really enjoy these headphones and the performance they deliver, but I recently threw on a pair of my sisters cheap @ss panosonics and was like wow these are really fun. I could hear the distortions from a mile away but obviously that was due to the poor quality. This lead me to believe that it might be time to look into a decent set of cans. My budget is $80 and I would like to buy something higher end that was used or something of that nature. Feel free to post suggestions along with links to the classifieds or ebay auctions thanks! BTW I listen to mainly hip-hop and so I would like something that delivers a good bass. 

post #2 of 9

Shure SRH440 $80 new! Great first cans for the price (IMO).

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shure-SRH440-PRO-Professional-Monitoring-Headphones-NEW-/120659433846?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item1c17dcd976

Pick these up! They are a great headphone for the price.

Very neutral with good response from all frequencies.

Can be used un-amped.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the responce, I should also mention that I use my ipod as my primary listening device so un amped is probably best for me

post #4 of 9

If you are looking for opened a used Grado sr80i is also a good choice and also can be used unamped. But it is all a matter of personal preference open vs closed. I prefer closed.

http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-SR80i-Stereo-Headphone/dp/B000G3LCQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295195668&sr=8-1

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Sorry for the utter "newbiness" of this question but what is open or closed in headphones mean?

post #6 of 9

in a closed headphone the back of the driver is covered by the housing. in an open geadphon he back of the driver is not covered or covered partially, this allows more air to get to the driver.

closed cans do not leak sound and generally have better bass response.

open cans generally have a wider sound stage and a more transparent sound to them. i like closed cans because they don't leak sound in public places.

post #7 of 9

in a closed headphone the back of the driver is covered by the housing. in an open geadphon he back of the driver is not covered or covered partially, this allows more air to get to the driver.

closed cans do not leak sound and generally have better bass response.

open cans generally have a wider sound stage and a more transparent sound to them. i like closed cans because they don't leak sound in public places.

post #8 of 9

Srry for spelling errors my wireless keyboard is on the fritz.

post #9 of 9

I'd sugest spending a little more and getting the shure 840's instead, there great unamped but would improve if u decided to upgrade with an amp later.

They have more bass from what people say also I got mine for 115 used and for 95 dollars u could get something like m50's also great unamped.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Suggestions for first over ear headphones.