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Portable Headphones better than beats pro

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I listen to Hip Hop,Rap,R&B,and Reggaeton mostly.I currently have v moda crossfade lp's and use them at school and at the gym.I'm looking to upgrade to headphones that are better than beats pro in the $200-$400 price range.I'm looking for ones that can be used with a smartphone,no amp needed and look stylish.I appreciate the help.

post #2 of 14

V-moda m80 for sure xD

They look like the lp, but smaller. No Amp needed and they are way way better than the lp...

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
I considered those but I want ones more stylish.I also want them to easily go around your neck unlike the crossfade lps that squeeze it
post #4 of 14

Ultrasone HFI-580/780

OR Ultrasone Pro 900

 

they are all shiny :)

post #5 of 14

if your worried about stylish, stick with beats. youll have everyones attention with those and will know your cool. Once your past that phase i would say a set of ultrasone hfi-780 or the pro 900. The 900's are a little bit more on the pricier side. I rock my pro700mk2's at the gym and have guys come up to me wondering what kind of cans i have on because of the blacked out look on them! I laugh at the dudes with beats on at the gym.

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by twonkoe View Post

I considered those but I want ones more stylish.I also want them to easily go around your neck unlike the crossfade lps that squeeze it


More stylish than Crossfade M-80s. That's a heavy order. I have the V-80s and they go around my neck just fine. Plus, unamped, these things get LOUD!

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post #7 of 14

you won't find a lot with stylish look than v-modas. You have to choose either sound or looks.

post #8 of 14

aiaiai tma-1

post #9 of 14

ATH-ES10  evil_smiley.gif

 

T50p!

 

M50!

post #10 of 14

Senn HD-25-1 is the obvious choice... or even a beyer dt1350 or a T5P over a Beats Pro any day... Ultrasone pro 900s as well.

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by twonkoe View Post

I considered those but I want ones more stylish.I also want them to easily go around your neck unlike the crossfade lps that squeeze it


Lolwut M80s not stylish? Maybe the Phiaton MS400 then? I would like to note that I don't think you can wear Beats Pros comfortably around the neck either.

post #12 of 14

ESW9's, classy as hell and enough bass to satisfy.

post #13 of 14

When I first saw Beats, I thought it was another toy (I have limited exposure to ads, as I do not have a cable (or any antenna), I read newspappers monthly at best, and buy only a few magazines a year). But I should not pass judgement on their sound, as my experience is limited to big electronics chains headphone demo racks (nevertheless I did noteice their BASS).

speaking of portables in this price bracket, I have beyerdynamic DT 1350 and Sennheiser HD 25 Adidas.

As for beyer T50P, some reviews were raving; however, I have not heard them, -- I was put off by the critical comments (there are quite a few).

DT 1350 get almost nothing but prise  and, may I add, right fully so! HD 25-1 II is no slouch, either -- and in Adidas guise it is at least as stylish as Beats. But probably that's only me.

I have tried both in various situations. For a gym I strongly prefer HD 25, as they are lighter, cheaper and go nicely with my bright blue top. I won't be getting a grey top so as not to be tempted to use DT 1350 at a gym, -- they are a bit heavier, do not stay on your ears as well as HD 25 do, and they costed me almost 70% more than HD 25.

I prefer DT 1350 for trips and commute for their handy travel case and overall sound quality across most types of music, - but for use in a gym, HD 25 are better due to their sheer PRaT.


Edited by Rudolfs - 3/2/12 at 2:45am
post #14 of 14

I laughed when I saw "better than beats pro"

You can achieve that with even $100 headphones.

 

As other have said:

-V-Moda's

-Ultrasone's

 

If you want "even more stylish" then stick to your beats, but don't expect value for money, nor sound quality to come with it.

 

If its style > sound quality - then beats are supposedly the best for it.

Even though when i see them it reminds me of 15yr old hip-hop wanna-be kids who think they are cool.

 

Up to you - your look - your choice.

I rather walk out with some Denon's, Ultrasone's, Sennheiser's and feel "superior" to beats owners. (in my own head)

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