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best closed headphones under $100

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I'm a bit of a noob, and I'm looking for my first pair of decent cans...unfortunately my budget's rather low.

I would have gotten the Grado SR60i's but having sound leaked outside is going to be a problem :/ can anyone recommend a good pair of closed-back headphones under $100? Thanks!

post #2 of 12

Grado SR80i

 

seriously, unless someone is trying to read beside you, it won't matter if the sound leaks.

 

Sr80i has a better cable over the SR60I making them a tab bit better. But if you can find the SR60i for a decent price, add on some G-cush pads to make them perfect.

post #3 of 12

got my M50 for under $100 1 year ago but its gone up in price... maybe the m40, semi open akg k240, HD555, HD280 just to name a few

post #4 of 12

I have the Shure SRH440s, and I'm very happy with them for what I paid ($67 new including tax).  Nice isolation, good soundstage, excellent detail.  slight bump in the upper highs. bass is there with good extension but in limited quantity.  crisp, clear mids.  If you like detail and neutrality, they're the best option IMO. 

 

You might also want to look into these:

 

Senn HD280

KRK KNS6400

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

thanks a lot! I'll take a look at these

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

probably be going with the 440s, thanks for the help everyone!

post #7 of 12

Do not disregard the Senn HD448... that's my advice

post #8 of 12

I'm also looking for a decent set of over ear headphones, something that a student can afford. I think I'm going to go with the 595's if I can find them cheap. Otherwise the HD555's are my second choice. I did a bit of research to try and figure out that choice if you're interested: 

http://www.brainlings.com/2011/11/mr-over-ear-headphones/

post #9 of 12

If you care for a personal reaction, I had the 595s. They are indeed better than the 555s.  More open and resolving and dynamic. My 2cnts.

post #10 of 12

These are a very solid headphone for your needs, OP

post #11 of 12

I would also take a look at the CAL!/Denon D1001 if I were you. 

post #12 of 12

This.  x2
 

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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

I would also take a look at the CAL!/Denon D1001 if I were you. 



 

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