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What headphones should I buy?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Sorry in advance if I posted this in the wrong section. Noob here (this is my first post)

 

As the title says, what headphones should I buy?

 

-It'll be used on my computer

 

-Used for:

        movies/tv shows

        music

            -rap, hip hop, rock (pretty much anything new and/or on the radio like lady gaga, lupe fiasco, bruno mars, etc)

            -techno, trance, house

        games

 

 

Budget: 200 USD or less

 

Preference:

-Bass

-Sound quality

-Durability/build quality

post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 

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post #3 of 21

If you want to go the budget route but still get some kickass sound: http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Step-Monitor/dp/B004MMEI8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316560410&sr=8-1

 

I'm listening to The Game with them right now.  The bass is full but not necessarily overpowering.  And the build quality for 30 bucks is great. 

post #4 of 21

If you want something that's perfect for portability as well then consider the Koss Porta Pro ;) 

 

Cheap & cheerful + bass aplenty! Very highly regarded too for the money.

post #5 of 21

Heya,

 

Panasonic RP-HTF600

 

BeyerDynamic DT770 PRO (closed) or  DT990 PRO (open)

 

Ultrasone HFI 580

 

Fischer Audio FA-011

 

Shure SRH750 DJ

 

Very best,

post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 

any other opinions/suggestions/recommendations?

post #7 of 21

Grado SR60i, or SR80i is well within the budget yet has kick-ass sound and are also efficient enough not to need a separate amp. Best bang for the buck.

post #8 of 21

Man, there are a lot of great options out there if you've got a budget up to $200!  Try zipping through this thread and see if you see some folks with similar taste, and it's another great place to ask some questions:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/529144/buying-headphones-seeking-guidance-don-t-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

 

 

post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

Man, there are a lot of great options out there if you've got a budget up to $200!  Try zipping through this thread and see if you see some folks with similar taste, and it's another great place to ask some questions:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/529144/buying-headphones-seeking-guidance-don-t-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

 

 

 
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Originally Posted by Thommohawk View Post

If you want something that's perfect for portability as well then consider the Koss Porta Pro ;) 

 

Cheap & cheerful + bass aplenty! Very highly regarded too for the money.

 

shipsupt - i checked there. but it's too jumbled up and too many pages. and i don't see every or most headphones listed

thommohawk - no thanks. i want something around the ears and with, i believe it's called, noise isolation

 

everyone else, thanks for the suggestions

 

but how come you guys are recommending different headphones than other people in other forums

so far, i've been recommended:

audio technica a700

audio technica a900

audio technica ad700

audio technica ad900

sennheiser hd555

denon's

ultrasone's

jvc harx700

beyerdynamic dt770

beyerdynamic dt990

grado's

shure's

panasonic htf600

superlux hd668b

audio technica m50

and many more...

 

does anyone know THE best headphones that suits me?

post #10 of 21

That's sort of a hard question to answer, because ultimately you have to decide yourself what sounds good and what doesn't.  Just look at the wide variety presented to you.  In my opinion its also hard to find a headphone that does everything really well.  

 

What I can tell you is that since you want noise isolation, the open backed cans are not your cup of tea.  I also don't particularly like the bass response of the Grado SR60i (though I think they look great).

 

Hopefully that can cut your list down a bit.

post #11 of 21

Heya,

Quote:
Originally Posted by itzzjason View Post


does anyone know THE best headphones that suits me?


Yeap, the Fischer Audio FA-011 for an open-headphone. If you want a closed headphone, the BeyerDynamic DT770 PRO.

 

Very best,

post #12 of 21

I've had the Grado SR80i headphones for a couple of years now.  They are incredible.  Best headphones for your money.  Read all the oneline tech. reviews.  Product of the Year.  Best Headphone under $150.  Best At-Home Headphone. And this is compared to hundreds of other headphones.

 

I bought them after trying out several others for around the same money (Bose, Sennheiser, AKG, ATH, Beyer, Sony), and none of them even came close to the Grados.  Not even close.

 

Buy them.  You'll never regret it. 

post #13 of 21


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by itzzjason View Post

 

thommohawk - no thanks. i want something around the ears and with, i believe it's called, noise isolation

 

everyone else, thanks for the suggestions

 

does anyone know THE best headphones that suits me?



Wow, talk about ungrateful.....listen take my suggestion or don't take my suggestion, but don't try and make a point of singling me out to be the one who doesn't know what he's  talking about when all I'm trying to do is to help you out. 

 

As for THE best headphones that suits you ? Best answer I can give at this point is to do your own research and figure it out for yourself.....truthful answer. Harsh reality.

post #14 of 21
Tommohawk, he knows that you know what you're talking about, he's just limiting his choices to the ones that has noise isolation. He rejected your notion maturely, I hope you understand that he expects you to receive the rejection maturely as well.

itzzjason, I would recommend you Audio Technica PRO700MK2 but the clamp force is very high. The bass response is phenomenal as it is intended to be used by DJs in loud clubs. If that can't satisfy your bass lust then I don't know what will.

Just take note that its very tight. Very best.
post #15 of 21

Hey Jason, perhaps check out the UE6000, it's right at the $200 mark but it has optional noise cancelling (I use it more like a bass boost, since NC does that) and isolates quite well.

 

The UE6000 is circumaural and has very listenable mids and highs to go along with punchy bass (in passive mode) - I don't feel as if I'm missing out on any details or being cheated just because it's a warm-sounding headphone.

 

As for their durability, they are made of a pretty sturdy plastic, with a metal frame, and come with a useful case to protect them. You shouldn't need to amp them, so just the headphone will do nicely unless you want a better DAC.

 

The Beyer DT770, as recommended by Malveaux, is a better-sounding, slightly less portable alternative. It's a great choice for a closed headphone (since you want noise isolation, I think closed is the way to go).

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