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Final Decision -- Under $50

Poll Results: Which one?

Poll expired: Aug 30, 2011  
  • 66% (2)
    HARMAN K81
  • 0% (0)
    Kicker HP541
  • 33% (1)
    Pioneer Steel Wheels
3 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 


Hey I'm new to high-fi and well to real quality audio. I've always loved music but never had money to get real headphones.


I only have 50 bucks I've been looking at A LOT of headphones. I was wondering if you guys/girls could help me. This is the first good/decent pair of headphones I'll buy. I've narrowed them down to three which are:


HARMAN K81 AKGhttp://www.amazon.com/HARMAN-K81DJ-Closed-Back-Folding-Headphone/dp/B000BDD56W


Pioneer Steel Wheels http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VIWIHG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A3H89ADJHTH9SN


Kicker HP541 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VWJY7U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A17MC6HOH9AVE6


I want a pair with very good bass,and isolation...... but also with decent highs and mids. If you could possibly help me decide which one is better i would deeply appreciate it. 

post #2 of 10

Given your current budget constraints, don't overlook the used market either.  Check your local Craigslist, etc., as well as local eBay sellers close to you.  You'll save on shipping charges if you can pick the item up.  If you consider used, you might find something originally in the $90 - $110 range selling for $50.  It's worth a try.  Good luck to you.

post #3 of 10



about the best you can get under $50

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by BotByte View Post



about the best you can get under $50

Thanks for the suggestion but i read a few reviews and it says the bass is weak and thats one of the most important aspects im looking for.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Vote up top for which one i should get or post it i really appreciate it.

post #6 of 10
Originally Posted by BotByte View Post



about the best you can get under $50



Superlux 668B or Samson SR850


post #7 of 10

If you want to buy new with warranty, the JVC HARX700 are ridiculous for the under-$40 pricetag. Ridiculous in a very good way, of course. Strong bass, strong mids, amazing clarity. The only downside is recessed highs and a bit weak in instrument imaging; but I've never heard better under $40.




Edit: Frankly, I've never heard better in full sized headphones that MSRP at under $100, nevermind just $40. They completely trounce a pair of ATH AD500 I have.

Edited by soundstige - 7/31/11 at 7:08pm
post #8 of 10

The RX700 has the bass you're looking for but IMO the midrange is kind of weak, it might do it for you though. The Creative Aurvana Live! is a little over budget but supposed to be good too.

Edited by 200poundsofamp - 7/31/11 at 9:05pm
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Again thanks for the replies i appreciate it. i've looked at some of them and they look decent but does anyone have anything on the ones on my list?

post #10 of 10

Pioneer SE-M390.  You will be surprised.

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