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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes:

 

I have about $80 to get new headphones. Last time, I chose looks over quality and got a Skullcandy and was greatly disappointed with the sound quality and they recently broke, less than a year after I bought them. I've been searching for a good pair and found the Sennheiser 438 and 448, but I have seen some negative feedback for them. Now, I have just found the Audio-Technica ATHT22. These seem like they have good feedack, but I am just seeing if there is anything better.

 

Thanks for the help.

post #2 of 9

Grado SR60 for $79USD.

 

Quirky looks but you'll be very impressed with the sound if you listen

to rock,

 

Any other music preferences? Most headphones tend to excel at a few

genres really well but others not so well.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks. I mainly listen to rock/metal. I probably should have mentioned that I live in Australia, so the prices can be different and the cheapest I can find here is about $120.

post #4 of 9

Ahh another Aussie head-fier ~ you're in for a treat then

 

You've got two choices ~

 

If you're in Melbourne then you can stroll down to Audiophile.com.au on Brunswick St. 

He's the only Grado retailer in the country, try them out.

 

Otherwise,

 

You can get Alessandro / Grados from Headphonic.com.au in Perth.

 

Either way, they're worth it.

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Oh, I didn't notice that you're from Melbourne. Cool!

 

Actually, I'm in Sydney, so they aren't of much use. Would you know about the Audio-Technica ATHT22? I've seen very good reviews for them and are in my price range. I can't seem to find any good Grado headphones in my budget.

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by mulimulix View Post

Oh, I didn't notice that you're from Melbourne. Cool!

 

Actually, I'm in Sydney, so they aren't of much use. Would you know about the Audio-Technica ATHT22? I've seen very good reviews for them and are in my price range. I can't seem to find any good Grado headphones in my budget.



They appear to be a decent isolating headphone from what I've seen, sorry have not heard them.

 

Budgets can be a pain and it's quite easy to get carried away in this audio hobby!

 

Only reason why I definitely sided with the entry level Grado SR60i is that it is widely

recognized as the best rock and metal headphone for the money. Others may look

nicer, be closed cup (versus open for the Grado), be cheaper.

 

But none will rock out like the SR60i.

 

It sucks but $80 is a funny price point in Australia, it limits your choices to JB HiFi, Harvey Norman

and Dick Smith

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

Ahh another Aussie head-fier ~ you're in for a treat then

 

You've got two choices ~

 

If you're in Melbourne then you can stroll down to Audiophile.com.au on Brunswick St. 

He's the only Grado retailer in the country, try them out.

 

Otherwise,

 

You can get Alessandro / Grados from Headphonic.com.au in Perth.

 

Either way, they're worth it.


Why buy from headphonics for unless you want to get ripped off??

 

If you're interested in Alessandros buy them direct from Alessandro - MS1s shipped to Australia for 99USD.  Or if you dont mind getting something used lurk on the FS forum.

 

post #8 of 9

You never know something could come up in the 'For Sale' forum locally, unlikely but it could happen.

post #9 of 9

Or if you dont want to spend that much get a pair of Koss KSC75s for $15, Koss PortaPros $35.

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