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Suggestions on a low-cost pair of headphones?

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I was wondering if you guys could give me suggestions on some low cost portables. The highest I can go is probably around $35, but would really like to stay below $30. I have a pair of SR60i's, but I want to keep them mainly for home/semi portable (going to friends house) listening. I need to be able to use the headphones at school, so I need them to be able to at least somewhat isolate. My priorities are as follows:

Comfort>Sound>Looks>Portability>Isolation>everything else.

Also, I don't like clip-on's at all. I find them very uncomfortable.

 One pair of cans I was really interested in were the Sony MDR-770LP's, especially their sleek shape. I was wondering what you guys think of these.

 

I like headphones that sound detailed, but as long as they don't sound.....really.....bad...I don't care what they sound like.  I know there isn't a lot of operating room with $35 as max, but I was hoping somebody could at least try to help me out. Thanks in advance. 

 

Sorry if this is all jumbled up, hard to understand or anything. I'm kinda sleepy.


Edited by Cappuccino - 8/26/11 at 1:17am
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Also, I don't really like the look of the Koss Portapros, but if they're the best I can get in the price range......

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http://www.amazon.com/Coby-Folding-Stereo-Headphones-CV185/dp/B001U7YKVM/

 

http://www.jr.com/jvc/pe/JVC_HAM750/

 

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTX7-Monitor-Headphones-Black/dp/B001BEAI4W/

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826735017

 

 

Credit goes mainly to ljokerl for his impressions, which you can read within this page: http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/

 

I have the Portapros and I adore them, excellent sound, portability, and comfort for the price. I also have the HT-21 above; they're very different sounding but also excellent for the price, though a tad uncomfortable after long periods of listening.

 

Good luck.

post #4 of 5
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Thank you, that's very helpful!, but you wouldn't recommend the Sony's, would you? I just love the look of them, and it seems that from the reviews people posted the sound isn't bad either.


Edited by Cappuccino - 8/26/11 at 12:57pm
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http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAS700-Portable-Full-Size-Headphone/dp/B0013OWPVO/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1314394119&sr=8-10

These fit your price range. I still enjoy these after over a year of owning them.
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