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Best headphones for under $300?

post #1 of 14
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I just got my payment and I want REALLY good headphones for under $300. Too be honest I don't know much about audio so I came here. I listen to dubstep/drum & bass. I want something that has good noise cancellation well. I was looking at the Bose QC15's but I am not sure if they are good in Audio Quality.

post #2 of 14

A good pair of closeback headphones to start would probably be the Ultrasone HFI-580 or the Audio Technica M50's. Both have very good bass and are pretty good at blocking out noise. Mostly everyone here would try and talk you out of bose, they're not that worth it. 

post #3 of 14

look around the forum, you'll find a huge list of headphones that match what you want. you could even get HP and maybe a amp for $300

post #4 of 14

I second the M50 I have a friend that uses them for editing audio to mixing metal in the studio and for monitoring front of house for rock concerts (to find feedback to making sure everything is working fine) and he really likes them, so much so he's probably going to buy another pair since he has worn them out (this is not a negative toward them he probably puts about 40 hours a week on them and they are 3 years old and when used for shows and studio work they get cranked up)

 

I personally use Senn HD 280pros for audio work, they are bass heavy and have excellent noise rejection (even better than the M50s) but they lack the clarity and high frequencies that the M50s do well.

post #5 of 14

For < $300 you can find a pair of Ultrasone Pro 750's, which are freaking awesome for most genres, but electronica in particular. M50's and HFI-580's are good, but for $300 you can do better.

 

To be honest though, I think you're going to want to improve your source and get an amp too. A Fiio E7 + Pro 750's is my recommendation :). Try and audition some if you can.

post #6 of 14

Beyerdynamic DT1350

 

Screw the m50s =P   over-recommended...

 

unless u need circumaurals...

 

 

 

 

post #7 of 14

 

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Originally Posted by Arnotts View Post

For < $300 you can find a pair of Ultrasone Pro 750's, which are freaking awesome for most genres, but electronica in particular. M50's and HFI-580's are good, but for $300 you can do better.



Exactly what I was going to say. The PRO 750 is one of the best, if not the best headphone under $300 for drum & bass. Although I do think they are quite ugly.

post #8 of 14

+1 For the PRO 750, even though I never used them with an amp I think they are a great set of cans.

post #9 of 14


 

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Originally Posted by lemonking95 View Post

i think this Audio-Technica ATH-A700 is better,good sound quailty,and nice looking,love it so much.And besides so cheap.



For dubstep? blink.gif

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For dubstep? blink.gif


Rofl, for pretty much every genre the A700's are a big step down from the Pro 750.

 

post #11 of 14

What about Beyerdynamic DT 880s guys?

post #12 of 14

Are you willing to spend 300 dollars total or 300 just for cans and then an amp? 

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post

 



Exactly what I was going to say. The PRO 750 is one of the best, if not the best headphone under $300 for drum & bass. Although I do think they are quite ugly.


+1 these headphones are awesome. Especially for this kind of music. I like their design.
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What about Beyerdynamic DT 880s guys?



DT880's have a different kind of sound. A lot more neutral than the Pro 750, and for most people the DT880's will probably have a larger sound stage. For drum & bass and dubstep the Pro 750's are a lot likelier to be enjoyable - they will provide more bass quantity and impact. The DT880's also require an amp.

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