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Help me find some headphones, used for listening to music on my laptop. mainly hip hop, and RnB

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I don't know anything about headphones. Style is somewhat important to me, I want something not too big, foldable, and it would be nice if the ear muffs swiveled side to side as well. Looking for something non-dependant on source/amp (don't want to go hunting for additional equipment) should have good bass but i don't want crappy mids and highs either.

 

short list of what i listen to: tribe called quest, nas, biggie, 2pac, jay-z, de la soul, dilated peoples, lupe fiasco, j.cole, B.O.B, pharcyde, fugees, talib kweli, mos def, j electronica, marques houston, brian mcknight, ne-yo, usher, marvin gaye, aaliyah, alicia keys, musiq soulchild, j. holiday..

 

looking to spend $50-$75 obviously less is better

 

edit: forgot to mention that i'd also like them not to cover my whole ear because i wear earings


Edited by Slumdog - 2/12/11 at 4:00pm
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46 views and no one has any suggestions? :(

post #5 of 19

At that price you your only great options for bass heavy headphones (if thats what you want) for rap etc is probably the Sony XB500/700 series.  I think the 700 series has slightly better sound quality.

post #6 of 19

The XB series are bass heavy, but the midrange is a bit recessed. 

post #7 of 19
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I find the XB series kinda ugly..

 

what do you guys think about these

 

ATH-M35 for $89.99

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/audio-technica-audio-technica-headphones-ath-m35-ath-m35/10160346.aspx?path=330195b682a729bf7304b2a0a681bd7den02

 

SRH440 for $99.95

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/shure-professional-headphones-srh440/10128933.aspx?path=32cf7eee12b8f5208b0454cb0e24ecc0en02

 

MDR-V6 for $99.99

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=16_222&item_id=030922

 

MDR-V700DJ for $99.99

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/sony-sony-mdr-v700dj-dj-style-headband-headphones-mdrv700dj/10009829.aspx?path=8f2c4f25aa961b5d2d0038340b488334en02&lid=fp-10009829-sonysonymdrv700djdjstyleheadba-en

 

DN-HP700 for $123.11 (After tax, duty, and shipping)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/544653-REG/Denon_DN_HP700_DN_HP700_Professional_DJ_Headphones.html <---never heard of this site before though so i'm hesitant to buy anything there

 

These cans are all over my budget but I could spend a little more if it makes a huge difference

 

keep in mind that I don't want to have to buy an amp as well, and my main source is my laptop

 

On my Laptop in the Device Manager I have "ATI HDMI Audio" and "Realtek High Definition Audio" listed under "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers"

 

I Like the design of the DN-HP700 and the MDR-V700DJ the most because the cuffs swivel and they're not huge

 

Like I said I'm a complete noob with this stuff, so let me know if more info is needed

post #8 of 19
You considered IEM's?
post #9 of 19
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You considered IEM's?



I Have Creative EP630s and they're pretty good but they start to hurt my ears after a few hours...

post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Farelistic View Post

You considered IEM's?



I Have Creative EP630s and they're pretty good but they start to hurt my ears after a few hours...



is it pain from lack of comfort, or from sound? I've heard Fischer Audio eternas are bass monsters, and they run about 70

post #11 of 19
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lack of comfort.. i use them at school to drown out the chatterboxes around me while i work, so i want something i can wear for 5 hours or so

post #12 of 19

take a look at M50s

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take a look at M50s



yeah i've been hunting for those. seems like everyone on these forums owns a pair heh.. problem is they sell for $190 in Canada which is pretty sucky when I've seen them on American sites for $120... not looking to buy used either cause I don't wanna end up with fakes

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Quote:
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take a look at M50s



yeah i've been hunting for those. seems like everyone on these forums owns a pair heh.. problem is they sell for $190 in Canada which is pretty sucky when I've seen them on American sites for $120... not looking to buy used either cause I don't wanna end up with fakes



Yikes 190 for M50s isn't worth it simply then

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Yikes 190 for M50s isn't worth it simply then



Well, that's what they actually retail for. how much is shipping from NY to you? BHphoto is one of those sites that has it for 120 and is also legit.. problem is, they perpetually go out of stock =]

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