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What are some good headphones with heavy bass around 300-400?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi, I am a total newbie to the world of Headphones. ㅠㅠ

 

Before my friend introduced me to the world of Dubstep and House music, I just listened to random pops, which sounded fine in my $8 on-ear headphone from Sony. However, since now I listen to Dub, House, Techno, and Hip-hop, I felt the need to upgrade my headphones. 

 

Since all my friends aren't really good in this area as well, I simply followed rumors and ended up buying a Beats By Dre Solo HD. I also got the Crossfade LP as a replacement after my beat's rubber fell off. It sounds ok, but this time I am trying to buy a bit-pricy headphone that has supreme performance.

 

Is there a headphone that is

 

1. Around $300-400. 

 

2. Makes Base sound 3D

-The 'boom' that shakes your ear, like crossfade LP and Beats Pro.

 

3. (Summary) worth the money to buy for my type of listener.

 

Thanks for reading my thread.

This is my first time writing one, so I hope I got everything right.ㅇㅅㅇ;

Have a nice day~!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 12

What is your source and what quality music files are you using? Are you using an amp/DAC? That also has a lot to do with the overall sound quality and could help for suggestions.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

First, thank you for your advice! XD

 

However, sorry (o.o); but I pretty much have no idea what you are trying to talk about (I am a noob!)

 

But for the quality, if I am getting your question right, I get most of my songs from a korean site for music download and straight off of youtube...My musics from that download site are 320kbps, but the songs from youtube...well...I don't think I need to tell you about quality.

 

For amp/dac, uh, no clue. I was simply looking for portable headphones I can use during my time outside. Indoor, I have a Sony SRS-DB500 speaker I directly plug in to my computer anyway, so I have no experience with those gears.

 

However, I would love to learn about what exactly amps/dacs are if they could enrich my music experience. 

(Are those some kind of sound-improving card people plug in to their headphone and computer?)

 

 

 

post #4 of 12

The Sony MDR-XB1000 is about the only headphone in the price range that has the bass quantity that you want, as well as plenty of quality. They're quite large, though.

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Ah, the 1000. I heard about those and I can't say I don't like its sound.

However, they are...a bit too big to wear and walk outside. 

I was looking for portable headphones instead of gigantic ones like the 1000

and Beats Pro.

 

Anyway, Thanks for the advice!

post #6 of 12
The Ultrasone Pro900, ATH_ES10, ESW10 with ZO will gives bass boost and they are very detailed in other frequencies.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

The Ultrasone Pro900, ATH_ES10, ESW10 with ZO will gives bass boost and they are very detailed in other frequencies.

+1 on the Ultrasone pro 900 but I would pair it with a Fiio E11 over the ZO2. Fiio E11 also has bass boost but it is more detailed than the ZO2 do that's why I would go with the E11 over the ZO2. But some people also like Denon D5000/2000 with a ZO2 or other portable amp
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

 

For a total beginner in the world of sound, I had no idea what headphones are worth the money and fits my ears.

 

Thank you again Crossfire23, ssrock 64, Zarim, and Arion for the advice.

I don't know how the pro900 sounds like yet, nor what the headphone amp does to the music, 

but I am pretty sure they will sound better thean my crossfade LP and Beats Solo HD. 

 

They are arriving at March 13!!! woot!!!

Once again thanks for the help. :)

post #9 of 12

so you purchased the e11 and the pro 900s?

if your source is an iphone/ipod, which ill assume it is, you should grab this as well. or this.

will make music sound way better then the cable that comes with the portable amp.

post #10 of 12

I am in nearly the same situation as NewbNewb. I have tried to figure everything out on my own but want to make sure what I have purchased/am about to purchase will work perfectly together. I bought the Ultrasone Pro 900s as well and am going to be running my music from either a 5th gen ipod I already own or a cowon j3. I was seconds away from purchasing an ibasso d12 anaconda amp/dac and a whiplash LOD but wanted to ask for some advice from knowledgeable people before I potentially wasted money on incompatible devices.

 

1) Is there a noticeable difference between the ibasso d12 and fiio e11?

2) Does it matter what LOD you use? (would rather not spend an extra $100 if its unnecessary)

3) Would it be worth it to just get the cowon j3 (found a 16gb for $180) over my ipod?

 

Thanks for any help.

 


Edited by CJ68SFG - 3/6/12 at 12:35pm
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by CJ68SFG View Post

I am in nearly the same situation as NewbNewb. I have tried to figure everything out on my own but want to make sure what I have purchased/am about to purchase will work perfectly together. I bought the Ultrasone Pro 900s as well and am going to be running my music from either a 5th gen ipod I already own or a cowon j3. I was seconds away from purchasing an ibasso d12 anaconda amp/dac and a whiplash LOD but wanted to ask for some advice from knowledgeable people before I potentially wasted money on incompatible devices.

 

1) Is there a noticeable difference between the ibasso d12 and fiio e11?

2) Does it matter what LOD you use? (would rather not spend an extra $100 if its unnecessary)

3) Would it be worth it to just get the cowon j3 (found a 16gb for $180) over my ipod?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

 

Hi I cant comment on the rest but Im using the Fiio E11 with my Ultrasones pro 900, connected to a Samsung smartphone. It is powerful enough to drive them as it is. So the ibasso really isnt necessary in my opinion. I dont habe an iphone so I dont use a LOD cable, but the guy above me posted some links for cheap LOD cable, so get these if you can?

I duuno about the Cowon, but first get these things and try them. You can always update your amp/ player if you need, in the future :-) 

Hope I was any help

post #12 of 12

If you ever find a D5000 for around 400-500, I highly recommend it.

 

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