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