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post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 

Now, i really value audio, but i dont want to disgrace others by labelling myself an, "audiophille" I love my music just as much as my gaming consoles. So i need help deciding on preferably over ear headphones that are comfortable, All around pretty good, some sort of noise cancelling as i ride subways and buses everyday (whether it be passive or active), not really leaky, good balancing of bass/treble, DURABLE and overall, CRISP SOUND QUALITY. I am very open minded as to whether they are heavy, ugly, or anything like that. I seek your guidance, masters. 

[edit] I have a $300 or less price range

[edit] my current headphones are $30 JVC on ear headphones.

 

P.S BEATS SUCK!


Edited by Xc568 - 12/10/11 at 7:02pm
post #2 of 30

 

Sennheiser PXC 310 should fit the bill

 

Sennheiser_PXC_310BT_worn.jpg

post #3 of 30
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HOLY MOTHER THOSE LOOK AMAZING.

Any other suggestions are still VERY welcome

post #4 of 30
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Originally Posted by Gwarmi View Post

 

Sennheiser PXC 310 should fit the bill

 

Sennheiser_PXC_310BT_worn.jpg



Why recommend portables?

 

 

These are super popular ones, they will blow ur mind, but they require amps(well to get full potential, the AHD's..could be driven with an ipod but the other two need an amp) overal this will run $450 so .....just food for thought. my recommendations are all closed btw

AHD2000

600/650 HD

 

Are you a basshead?YES?

HFI 580 more bass, while still has almost studio highs and mids

HFI 780 less bass than 580 but crispier

Shure 750Dj

Beyerdynamics DT990

ATH M50 - not as recommended anymore. it seems the new 2009 post batch isn't as good anymore. Most reviews would go wtiht he HFI 580-look it up

 

i'd recommend the 580 out of all these, i have them and have personally researched for weeks. most would give the hfi 580 the thumbs up

 

Most would go with the HFI 580 if u are a basshead that wants good bass but also really nice highs and lows. 

 

Not a basshead? need neutral stuff?

Shure SRH 840

Shure SRH 940 (get this one if u are deciding from 840 to 940)

Sennheiser 500 series. look at reviews, each one is different for differnt music.

 

i'd recommend teh 940 out of all these.

 

and for an amp. i'd recommend an ibasso(not an amp, but series), ZO2, or E11.

Get the ZO2 or ibasso for more basshead stuff

Get the E11 if you are into more clear neutral stuff.

 

also get an FiiO LOD (the L9 preferably) only works with ipod...but who doesn't have an ipod these days

 

 

 

post #5 of 30
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Why recommend portables?



Because he rides train & bus everyday, as per his first post.

 

post #6 of 30

I would recommend the Beyerdynamic DT770 (32 ohm version). Only one drawback is that the cord is 3m long.

Or a much cheaper alternative is Sony XB700.

post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 

are the DT770's better than the PXC 310?

post #8 of 30

It would help to know what you will be listening from, that way we can tell if you need an amp or not. The Ultrasone PRO 750 would be my first choice, but if you want a lighter sound look at the Sennheiser HD25. If you want something really neutral, check out the Shure SRH940.


Edited by macrocheesium - 12/10/11 at 7:57pm
post #9 of 30
Thread Starter 

ill try to find my exact headphones

 

post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by Xc568 View Post

are the DT770's better than the PXC 310?



yes, the DT770 is proper hifi headphones, the pxc310 is designed more for convenience than hifi.

 

post #11 of 30
Thread Starter 

theJVC HA-S160 FLATS are mine but one earpiece doesnt work so i need new ones


Edited by Xc568 - 12/10/11 at 8:04pm
post #12 of 30
Thread Starter 

i was looking at the reviews for the DT770's and a lot of them had problems with them.

post #13 of 30

I'd strongly recommend the AKG K702's with a fiio E7 or E7 + E9 combo if you can afford it - It's a little out of your range but it's worth it

post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by RAZRr1275 View Post

I'd strongly recommend the AKG K702's with a fiio E7 or E7 + E9 combo if you can afford it - It's a little out of your range but it's worth it



 How is that going to work on the bus or train though?

 

 OP's original post

 

 " All around pretty good, some sort of noise cancelling as i ride subways and buses everyday (whether it be passive or active), not really leaky,

good balancing of bass/treble, DURABLE and overall, CRISP SOUND QUALITY. I am very open minded as to whether they are heavy, 

post #15 of 30
Thread Starter 

im just going to be honest. i really liked the studio beats, but thought they were overpriced for the quality. is there anything similar to them but better and maybe cheaper?

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