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Best Budget ($250) Headphones

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I listen to mostly metal, and I was looking to purchase some headphones, so my neighbours wouldn't complain about obscenely loud music. What would be the best headphones for metal/rock music at ~$250??

post #2 of 15

most people would recommend grados

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Do the SR325is have pretty good bass? I know they are good for vocals, but I wanted to make sure that they had a little bass also for the double bass in the music.

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most people would recommend grados

 

Yes, except if he has very thin walls because grado are open headphones,lol.

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Aiaiai Tma-1's or HD-25 I II (in case you don't want open back)

post #6 of 15
M50s or hd-25


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Yes, except if he has very thin walls because grado are open headphones,lol.



They would have to be literally paper thin

post #8 of 15

Grados would be great. For metal though I really like Ultrasone too. I kind of overlooked them when I got into audio, but I tried them a year or two ago and fell in love. They're almost as aggressive as Grados, depending on the model, and they're just fantastic for bass. They're just 'fast.' This is the one thing that always surprises me when I compare the SR225 to my HFI-780s. The Ultrasones are just brilliant at handling faster repetitive drum kicks. The mids are better on the Grados, though.

 

HFI-580 or HFI-780 would be great, and you'd have enough left for a DAC or something. If you went for Grados, I'd have to recommend the SR225 over the 325's, personally. The 325's were kind of fatiguing for me. I also thought all of these were noticeably better than M50s or HD25s.


Edited by pyrokid - 1/10/12 at 6:09pm
post #9 of 15

 

If you can get Denon D2000(for example, you can call JNR and ask for lowest price), go for it. But keep in mind they don't isolate much.
If you don't want extend your budget, go for Ultrasone HFI 680. 
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If you can get Denon D2000(for example, you can call JNR and ask for lowest price), go for it. 

I dont think its any good for metal and fast paced music. They have boomy bass. 

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I dont think its any good for metal and fast paced music. They have boomy bass. 

 

Denons not for fast paced music? Nice joke, bro. Never laughed so hard. 

Seriously, look at some FR graphs on the internet before posting such statements.

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Aiaiai Tma-1's


naw man....naw. Not for metal.

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Whats FNR?

 

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Originally Posted by Sllow View Post

 

If you can get Denon D2000(for example, you can call JNR and ask for lowest price), go for it. But keep in mind they don't isolate much.
If you don't want extend your budget, go for Ultrasone HFI 680. 


 What / Who is JNR?

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