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post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 

So im looking to buy new headphones after my Sony MDR-NC7s broke. I was looking at the sennheiser hd 280 pros and the shure SRH 240 and 440s. Im a bass head, so thats kinda important, but overall sound quality is too, so i dont want to get skullcandies. some one also referred me to the AKG K 518s, but i really prefer circumaural phones, and they need to be sound isolating.

 

Any suggestions?


Edited by MrPopo - 5/15/11 at 3:04pm
post #2 of 39

Do you care how they look, will you be using them for portable use.

post #3 of 39
Thread Starter 

Style isnt really that important, and yea il be using them for portable use, as well as at home.

post #4 of 39

If you don't care how they look... I'm pretty sure undisputed champ under $100 has to be the Sony XB500 or XB700 for bass. I've heard the Denon D1100 have pretty big bass too, but they recently just shot up in price by a lot. If you can stretch your budget to around $150 or so, there are many more options and better sound quality along with that big bass.

post #5 of 39
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yea, ive heard those sonys, but i didnt like how enormous they were, they didnt fit well on my head. Otherwise i would definitely go with those.

post #6 of 39

Go for the Koss Pro DJ 100. I like the styling and the sound. They sound unbelievably good for $80, but you need an amp to go with them. The Fiio E5 will suffice.  They have great bass; the sub bass and bass texture is great and not bloated, the upper mids is a bit forward and the highs are detailed and not fatiguing. 

post #7 of 39
i can vouch for K518 DJ and they are great, good bass that doesnt drown the other frequencys. And they isolate pretty darn good. Also add panasonic RP-HTX7 to your list, they have very good bass, for a very low price.
post #8 of 39
Thread Starter 

Yea, those all look very good, but ive heard great reviews about the Shure 440s and the sennheisers just about every where, those arent really that great?

post #9 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by slapshot30 View Post

If you don't care how they look... I'm pretty sure undisputed champ under $100 has to be the Sony XB500 or XB700 for bass. I've heard the Denon D1100 have pretty big bass too, but they recently just shot up in price by a lot. If you can stretch your budget to around $150 or so, there are many more options and better sound quality along with that big bass.


I got some refurb Sony XB500s for a good price and I still think I paid to much, check out the Superlux headphones, they seem to offer a good bang for the buck (from what I have heard).

 

post #10 of 39
the shures are not for bass heads. My next cans are hopefuly gonna be some SRH440, but i like a neutral/bright sound sig.
post #11 of 39
Thread Starter 

what about the HD 280 pros? Those superluxs are semi open, i need it to be closed.

post #12 of 39
Thread Starter 

does anyone know where i can get a good deal on M50s? ive heard that you can get those for a little over $100, but i can only find them for $150.

post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by MrPopo View Post

what about the HD 280 pros? Those superluxs are semi open, i need it to be closed.



Last time I listened to a pair of HD-280's they were definitely not bass monsters. In fact the bass lacks impact. The bass is there but won't have you're normal mid bass thump to it like a pair of grado's. The headphones are no slouch just not bassy. Also they did a great job of isolating albeit a little uncomfortable due to the clamp. Mind you it's been quite a while since I've listened to the hd-280. 

post #14 of 39
Thread Starter 

hmm so i guess im either going with the k518 or the audio technica m50s if i can get a good deal on them. Anyone know where i could find them cheap? Not necessarily under $100.

 

Thanks

post #15 of 39

ATH M50 is excellent, as long as you don't care about comfort.

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