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Need help on getting some headphones for my Bro's birthday

post #1 of 5
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SO; it's my brother's birthday in a bit, and (strangely enough) he asked me for some advice on getting some new headphones. Unfortunately for him, I only care/know anything about headphones for the stuff that I listen to, and as he listens to completely different styles of music to me, I'm stumped confused.gif. So I turn to you guys.

 

Some information on the kind of stuff that he likes, and a price range.

  • He will be listening to them on a coach, surrounded by tonnes of loud, inconsiderate people who don't give a damn if he is listening to music or not. Therefore:

                          1. They MUST be closed

                          2. The more portable the better, however that doesn't mean compromising sound for portability, it just means that they need to be portable in some way (e.g. folding or a case)

  • At the moment, he is using some IEM's that come with a Samsung Galaxy S2, so he probably won't notice tiny details in the music from his 1st step-up into the world of headphones; so nothing spectacular
  • He 'claims' to be listening to rap and hip-hop; however, I know that he really likes maroon 5 and eminem. He also listens to stuff like Fall out boy, and soft rock as well.
  • At the moment, I have done a bit of research and have come up with the following names:
  1. HDJ-2000 (I have seen people saying that these are a LOT cheaper than I can find, so if anyone knows anywhere where I can get these cheap, they will definitely be an option. however, they seem too expensive for them to be an option at the moment)
  2. HDJ-1000
  3. M-Audio Studiophile Q40
  4. ATH-M50

                                            (I know thet none of the above are IEM's, but this is a repost)

  • I would set a price range of up to £70

 

Any sensible comments will be appreciated

 

Thanks in advance

 

Madbull1234

 

post #2 of 5

No specific recommendations as such, but in general iems will isolate better than headphones will. 

post #3 of 5

I have a pair of Monster turbines, I totally love them. They're $80 on amazon.

The Pro Gold monster turbines usually cost $300 but are $150 on amazon right now. They come with control talk though which may be annoying since he is not using an apple device (pause button should still work though)

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Originally Posted by lukEM22 View Post

I have a pair of Monster turbines, I totally love them. They're $80 on amazon.

The Pro Gold monster turbines usually cost $300 but are $150 on amazon right now. They come with control talk though which may be annoying since he is not using an apple device (pause button should still work though)

I guess it's very old thread and may not be active anymore.

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Woops blink.gif

I had multiple tabs open and some of them were things I was searching for and others I was going to post in.

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