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Best Headphones for around $200 new,used,vintage

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

I am looking for the best pair of full size Headphones I can get for around $200 ,I am willing to search for them on ebay or buy them new.

 

I listen to a variety of music but tend to lean more towards bands like Tool ,Raidiohead the Pixies etc

 

so give me your personal opinion's based on your experience because more than likely this will be an internet purchase with no chance to listen before I buy,

thanks in advance for your help.

 

oh and the $200 is not a price set in stone ,I could go a bit higher if it is worth it .

post #2 of 24

from personal experience the senns' hd25's are amazing playing tool

 

post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 

 

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from personal experience the senns' hd25's are amazing playing tool

I found a used set on Amazon for $195 is this a good price?I am definitely considering these because of the great revues ,

thanks for the reply

post #4 of 24
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just found new ones for $199 ,these might be the upgrade I am looking for

post #5 of 24

HD25 isn't a full size headphone, its on-ears.

 

For your taste, SRH840/HFi780...for closed headphones.

post #6 of 24
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For your taste, SRH840/HFi780...for closed headphones.

for isolation the closed ear design might be better ,I have never owned a set of shure headphones but all my favorite phono cartridges are from shure ,

any thoughts on the Audio-Technica ATH-M50  ?

post #7 of 24

I don't really like M50. Its technically a good headphone for the price, but i find the Ultrasone HFi line, better imo.

 

If you want mainly punchy bass, i ll recommend you HFi580, a very fun headphone. SRH840 is a very good headphone, much more neutral, an excellent all rounder for the price.

post #8 of 24

Grado SR-60 or SR-80 is a good Rock headphone

post #9 of 24

Grado SR-80i or V-Moda Crossfade LP2

post #10 of 24

Closed or Open? Or in other words, Do you need isolation? 

post #11 of 24

 

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Grado SR-80i or V-Moda Crossfade LP2

 

Its like asking : salt or pepper biggrin.gif

post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by DVDRey View Post

 

 

Its like asking : salt or pepper biggrin.gif



Yeah, they're both great, just a different type of great. wink_face.gif That's why auditions are so important. For hard/alt rock I can see either set of cans being a top choice, but for different reasons.

post #13 of 24

ooops, I forgot to keep in mind that TurboMustang84 is probably using US $

For $200 US you can get Grado SR-225i

 

I'm writing this from Canada, up here the SR-80i have sold for as much as $165, SR-125i for as much as $220.

Pricies do seem to be dropping in Canada though.

post #14 of 24

Srh840 is the best for $200 let alone $300. Even if they were $300 the would compare to the other closed back competition very well.

post #15 of 24
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I really want the best overall sound ,so closed or open are both fine . Ive been offered a pair of  Grado SR325is for $220 how would these compare to the suggestions so far ?

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