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Clueless about what to get

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Sorry If this was in the wrong section. I didn't know whether to put this in full or portable headphones. Ok I am distressed. I am a huge audiophile. But when it comes to choosing headphones I am completely clueless about the ones I should get. I want headphones that are amazing to listen to and also at the same time look good (Because I'm on the move a lot I want to look great while having a nice pair of cans hanging around my neck, so yes i am vain). My budget stop at around $250, but I've heard some of the good ones shoot around for $400. So if anybody can help me choose headphones to this specification. They must sound good and also look good at the same time. I know sometimes that the genre of music you listen to might come into play, I mostly listen to rap and hip hop with a little house and dub step thrown by the side. If you can help me narrow down my decision I will be grateful

post #2 of 17

all you need to know is in this thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/433318/shootout-86-portable-headphones-reviewed-soundmagic-p30-sony-mdr-770lp-added-07-12

 

happy reading.  and welcome to head-fi!  beerchug.gif

post #3 of 17

SRH940, B&W p5,  ...... Beats?

post #4 of 17

Rymd!  Shame on you for even mentioning the Beats' line!wink.gif  EnigmaticHipsta, here are some additional options or ya:

 

Audio-Technica ATH-50

 

Denon AH-D1100

 

Shure SRH440

 

Ultrasone HFi-580, HFi-780

post #5 of 17

AIAIAI TMA-1
Phiaton MS400
Ultrasone HFI-580
Audio-Technica ES7

 

...and Pro 900

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 

all those are fugly the only ones that even look decent are phiaton ms400 and the pro 900

post #7 of 17

good looks=good sound quality?

Dear lord and I almost bought grados!

 

Edit: whoops, didnt read that sound quality was in addition to good looks. But would you not buy a headphone if it sounded like a dream, but leaved a lot to be desired in the aesthetic appeal?


Edited by cFran - 8/1/11 at 5:40pm
post #8 of 17

seriously? AIAIAI's are beautiful IMO

post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 

I did say i was vain... but really i like things that complement the way i look call it a bad habit

post #10 of 17

Might I recommend some Skullcandy TI?  They're brown and gold.

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 

skullcandy? the quality of music those produce aren't even close to what the beats solo make (even though beats are stupidly over priced ).

 

i thought about buying grados or akg. but someone told me other wise

post #12 of 17

Yes, but you're looking for stunning looks!

post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

i said looks and quality music too

post #14 of 17

I throw in another vote for the Pro900's go used, you should be able to find them for 250, beats killers they are, a dubsteppers delight, try them! (hope you like bass!) You'll be hipster emo douching it in no time!

post #15 of 17

I can vouch for the Aiaiai TMA 1's, they look really nice but i found the bass "oomph" to be lacking... The mids were crystal clear though

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