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Best full-size or over-ear headset for iPod+amp within 300 dollars?

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I can't really decide what to get my girlfriend for her iPod + portable amp. Budget isn't too much of an issue, but I wasn't sure what to suggest for her music taste (R&B, Hip-hop, Hard Rock and Punk mostly). She likes over-ear and full-size headphones (she doesn't like IEMs or on-ears). What would you guys suggest?

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If budget is an issue the Philips O'Neal Stretch is a decent headphone.  It is built really well and comes with a detachable cable.  The one thing I really like about them is that they are extremely comfortable and seal tremendously well.

 

The best option is the V-Moda M80 or V-80.  Both are sonically the same, but there are a few aesthetic differences.  The M80 you can have customized by placing a logo of your choice on the earcup covers which is pretty sweet.  That costs $50 more, but at a total cost of $250 they are within your budget.  They are my best pick for under $250 regardless of the type of headphone be it headset or other.  They are on-ear headphones, but the most comfortable on-ear I have ever listened to.  I dislike uncomfortable headphones and have sold a pair or Grado RS-1i due to discomfort and would not hesitate to suggest the M80/V80.

 

Here is a review:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/v-moda-crossfade-m-80-and-v-80-true-blood-headphones

 

 

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I have seen those and done a pretty thorough investigation of them with my girlfriend. We don't really like those ones. How do the Hifiman full size headphones fair?

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Would these AKG's be any good? I really just want to get her something soon. (I'm not sure if these are good for portable use or not. Always assume I use a portable amp.) EDIT: Or these B&W's?


Edited by nailbunny7 - 2/2/12 at 5:49pm
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I really want to put my order in tonight, so I need to know if the AKG's can be used as portables please :)

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Audio Technica's ATH-M50 & ATH-Pro700MK2 sounds great with songs like R&B, Hip-hop, Hard Rock and Punk.They produce quite a balance sound with deep & punchy bass.

 

If you prefer less bassy but detail separation, wider sound stage, good mids & high, AKGK550 will be a good choice.

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