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New set of cans < $60?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

*I realize there's a whole thread for this, but I posted over there without response, and considering the overpopulation of posts without answers, I don't think I'm going to get one, haha.*

 

Hey!

 

I've been looking for great < $60 headphones and What.CD sent me here. I'd pay more, but my parents think that if I buy an expensive pair they could get destroyed by my rabid sisters or my dog and it would be devastating to replace them, haha. Specifically, I'm looking for:

 

Price Range: $0-$60 (not much more, please)

Genres: Jazz, hip-hop, classical, indie rock

Type: Circumaural

Audio Filetypes: FLAC and V0

Audio Sorce: My Hard Drive, and occasionally my iPhone

Durability: Not required - don't plan on taking these out of the house too much

Headphones I've been considering: Sennheiser HD 515's, 428's, and KOSS Pro3aa

 

Please let me know what you think of the headphones I'm considering and let me know if there's any others you'd recommend. I really want to be able to hear that extra something in my FLACs. :)

post #2 of 26
Thread Starter 

Bump.

post #3 of 26

you should also consider the Superlux headphones. they get rave reviews for their price.

 

here's one model:

http://www.amazon.com/Superlux-681-Dynamic-Semi-Open-Headphones/dp/B002GHIPYI

post #4 of 26
Do yourself a favor and spend the $10-15 for a pair of KSC75... just... trust me.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Do yourself a favor and spend the $10-15 for a pair of KSC75... just... trust me.


x100. Trust us and DO IT!

 

KSC-75 easily beats many headphones under $100, and easily holds its own against the best of the budget headphones in the $30~60 range... except its freaking $13 on ebay.  Come on now.

 

And don't be worried that they're clip-ons.  They're very comfortable.


Edited by Hayang - 5/15/11 at 7:48pm
post #6 of 26

JVC RX700 ($35) are a solid performer if you don't mind the hefty size of them.

post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 

Do you forreal think they're better than the Senn's I was looking at?!
 

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Originally Posted by Hayang View Post





x100. Trust us and DO IT!

 

KSC-75 easily beats many headphones under $100, and easily holds its own against the best of the budget headphones in the $30~60 range... except its freaking $13 on ebay.  Come on now.

 

And don't be worried that they're clip-ons.  They're very comfortable.


 

 

post #8 of 26
The KSC75 to me is better than even some $200 I've tried. Not technically, but I love their sound signature so much, that I kept coming back to them. It's the easiest $15 you'll ever spend, and trust me when I say that their comfort (after you get used to the clip on) is 11/10. It's like you're wearing nothing at all.


They're a consistent fave, and why I still own them even though I own headphones that cost 40x the price or more. No kidding.
post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 

Really? I'll have to check them out, then. I'm looking for a circumaural though at the moment; do you have any experience with the ones I mentioned/good circumaural's for my price range?
 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The KSC75 to me is better than even some $200 I've tried. Not technically, but I love their sound signature so much, that I kept coming back to them. It's the easiest $15 you'll ever spend, and trust me when I say that their comfort (after you get used to the clip on) is 11/10. It's like you're wearing nothing at all.


They're a consistent fave, and why I still own them even though I own headphones that cost 40x the price or more. No kidding.


 

post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 

Size doesn't matter - do you have a pair/know how they rank up against the ones I listed?
 

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Originally Posted by Graphicism View Post

JVC RX700 ($35) are a solid performer if you don't mind the hefty size of them.



 

post #11 of 26
You might wanna look into the Creative Aurvana Live (which you may score just about $65 if you're lucky). They're competent well rounders using the same drivers as the Denon D1001. They may be hard to find, let alone at that price however.
post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 

Yeah...I think I'll just stick with the Senn HD428's. Thanks for your help! :)
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

You might wanna look into the Creative Aurvana Live (which you may score just about $65 if you're lucky). They're competent well rounders using the same drivers as the Denon D1001. They may be hard to find, let alone at that price however.


 

 

post #13 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The KSC75 to me is better than even some $200 I've tried. Not technically, but I love their sound signature so much, that I kept coming back to them. It's the easiest $15 you'll ever spend, and trust me when I say that their comfort (after you get used to the clip on) is 11/10. It's like you're wearing nothing at all.


They're a consistent fave, and why I still own them even though I own headphones that cost 40x the price or more. No kidding.


well, i think you've sold me on the KSC75s. i'm ordering a pair from Amazon. i just have to hear them myself.

post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 

Let me know how it goes; they're going to be my next purchase after the HD 428's.
 

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well, i think you've sold me on the KSC75s. i'm ordering a pair from Amazon. i just have to hear them myself.



 

post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 

Also, since you seem to know what you're talking about, could you recommend me a good amp for < $30? All the good ones seem to be > $200. :(
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

You might wanna look into the Creative Aurvana Live (which you may score just about $65 if you're lucky). They're competent well rounders using the same drivers as the Denon D1001. They may be hard to find, let alone at that price however.


 

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