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post #1 of 19
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Yes. This is a bitter sweet treat. I have two 50$ best buy gift cards that are starting to show some age, and I dont really like having my gift cards expire, nor them collect dust or worsen the power-to-weight ratio of my house in the event that a hurricane comes and throws my house far far away like in the wizard of oz, so I want the power to weight ratio to be good so that my house gets flinged really far and-

 

God I have some ADD sometimes.

 

ANYWAY. Yeah, I got 100$ for best buy only, as people say, it's "burning a whole in my pocket", and it needs to go.

 

So I sifted through all the crap Best Buy has and have come to a shortlist of the potentially decent ones they have, hope someone can reccomend a few of em! (btw, tax is included, so if you're gonna suggest two to me, then at 13% for Canada :D)

 

Also, just so y'all know, I like the sound of my V6s. Thats the sound signature I like. Flat, analytical, clear as a bell, a nice revealing brightness, yet with a nice bass to it. So here goes!

 

Audio-Technica Headphones (ATH-M35)   -  79.99

Panasonic Monitor Headphones (RPHTX7K)  - 86.99

Sennheiser Headphones (PX 90) - Black - 63.99

Sennheiser DJ/Studio Headphones (HD2020II) - 69.99

Sennheiser Over-the-Head Headphones (HD 428) - 99.99

Pioneer On-Ear DJ Headphones (SE-MJ21-K) - 49.99

Pioneer On-Ear DJ-Inspired Headphones (SE-MJ31) - 69.99

Sony Headband Headphones (MDRZX100B) - Black - 49.99 (I THINK I heard these before and thought they were the most lifeless pieces of plastic and metal ever. It might've been a similar-looking pair... Would have ot go back to the Sony store to verify)

Sony Headband Headphones (MDRZX500B) - 69.99

Sony Headband Headphones (MDRZX300B) - 44.99

Sony Traditional Headband Headphones (MDR-XD100) - 34.99 (I THINK I heard these too. They were okay... Nothing special. Again, would have to go back to the Sony Store to verify)

 

 

So I know theres really not a whole lot of quality stuff there, but its something from that list, or just some sub-100$ digital camera. Either or are fine with me :) Sorry about throwing so many potentially garbage headphones on the list, I havent heard much when it comes to Pioneer and Panasonic or Audio-Technica, and even with sony and Sennheiser, I dont have a crystal clear memory for their lower-end stuff.

 

Edit: Also should mention that Shure 750DJs were almost 180$ and there were absolutely zero good MDR's (to my knowledge) on the list... Just plain: Wtf? triportsad.gif

 


Edited by elemein - 1/6/12 at 10:18pm
post #2 of 19

Bought these because of recommendations here and love them- http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Koss+-+Pro+DJ100+Professional+Over-the-Ear+Headphones+-+Black/9745789.p?id=1218165774336&skuId=9745789

 

post #3 of 19

use em at futureshop and get the HD25 Adidas when they go on sale for 200. (the gift cards are interchangable since they are the same company)

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Originally Posted by yd2zhang View Post

use em at futureshop and get the HD25 Adidas when they go on sale for 200. (the gift cards are interchangable since they are the same company)



You do know 200 is not 100... right? >w>

 

post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Airframer View Post

Bought these because of recommendations here and love them- http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Koss+-+Pro+DJ100+Professional+Over-the-Ear+Headphones+-+Black/9745789.p?id=1218165774336&skuId=9745789

 



Thats American Best Buy, we dont have that in Canada. -.-

 

post #6 of 19

They do have Sennheiser 428's listed at the Best Buy site for Canada, but out of stock online.  Maybe you could find them locally.  They are $99   Since you already have Sony MDR V6's I can't see that as anything but a step down.

 

They also have the Sony MDRXB500's (out of stock online) for $69, but those are bass monsters and don't fit your preferences at all.

 

The only ones in your original list I'd even think about getting would be the Audio Technicas.  Maybe time to shop for some new cds and a cheap camera. 

 

 

Edit:  Futureshop has the Shure 440's for $117....if you want to add a bit to your gift cards, that is one worth having.


Edited by Kerry56 - 1/7/12 at 9:20am
post #7 of 19
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They do have Sennheiser 428's listed at the Best Buy site for Canada, but out of stock online.  Maybe you could find them locally.  They are $99   Since you already have Sony MDR V6's I can't see that as anything but a step down.

 

They also have the Sony MDRXB500's (out of stock online) for $69, but those are bass monsters and don't fit your preferences at all.

 

The only ones in your original list I'd even think about getting would be the Audio Technicas.  Maybe time to shop for some new cds and a cheap camera. 



I'm not really looking for a upgrade, just a different sound signature that I'd like, yaknow?

 

And yeah, those Audio Technicas and 428s were looking my best bets; that and the ZX500s :)

 

Aha might be the camera :P

 

post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kerry56 View Post

 

Edit:  Futureshop has the Shure 440's for $117....if you want to add a bit to your gift cards, that is one worth having.

Yep. great can for about $100, I'd go for it.
 

 

post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kerry56 View Post

 

Edit:  Futureshop has the Shure 440's for $117....if you want to add a bit to your gift cards, that is one worth having.



I didnt see them when I went to look online... You sure of the country?

 

Edit: There are the 550DJ though... Those decent?


Edited by elemein - 1/7/12 at 9:40am
post #10 of 19

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/shure-professional-headphones-srh440/10128933.aspx?path=71b4f500442d80db3d09245e0aabd35een02

 

 

post #11 of 19
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Didnt see that :$ Though thats kinda outta my price range :/ because once I think 117 is okay, then I'll be like "oh whats another 13 dollars to even it out?", then once i think thats okay, I'll be like "Meh, I can throw in another 20", then after that, it'll just go on and on and on.


^ Life Story of head-fi.

 



Can someone atleast tell me which on that list are utterly rubbish? I know you guys want to reccomend me other things, but if its outta my price range or outta my country, I just cant getem, I know you're trying to help, but I'm really quite limited.


Edited by elemein - 1/7/12 at 10:21am
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Originally Posted by elemein View Post

Didnt see that :$ Though thats kinda outta my price range :/ because once I think 117 is okay, then I'll be like "oh whats another 13 dollars to even it out?", then once i think thats okay, I'll be like "Meh, I can throw in another 20", then after that, it'll just go on and on and on.


^ Life Story of head-fi.

 


+1

post #13 of 19
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Cant anyone vouch for the M35s, or the HD 428s, or PX90s, or ZX500s? Those seem to be most popular around here, so why does it seem no one wants to comment on em? :(

post #14 of 19

Yikes. The prices on most of those seems way too much. Sony ZX100 for $50? really? Panasonic RPHTX7K for $87? (I realize Canadian prices are different than US, but still.)  About the only one on that list where the price is somewhat closer to street value is the ATH-M35. I'd see if they have those in store and give them a listen.

post #15 of 19
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Welcome to Canada. You get MDR-V6s for 60$, I gotem for 115. We really get an unreasonable markup :(

 

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Yikes. The prices on most of those seems way too much. Sony ZX100 for $50? really? Panasonic RPHTX7K for $87? (I realize Canadian prices are different than US, but still.)  About the only one on that list where the price is somewhat closer to street value is the ATH-M35. I'd see if they have those in store and give them a listen.



 

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