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post #1 of 52
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/529144/buying-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here/12720#post_8199249

 

here is basically how I am feeling. Sadly my post was overlooked, I'm going to guess that others thought that because my post was long and that I was an HS that it was a helping post and not an asking one.

 

I know many headphones, how they compare is a bit iffy. I want super comfortable one's at $50 about. Right now the XB series are at the top of my list. How about the JVC700's? will they give me the comfort and consumer bass that I want? Would XB700's be a better buy?

 

Basically, I don't do audiophile listening a lot. As in listening to good material. My PL11's. Earbuds that cost $15 aren't rated high or anyting, but have that warm, consumer sound and bass with a bit of vocals that my mainstream consumer music(eminem,katy perry,lady gaga, lil wayne) is looking for. I only listen to great sounding concerts and other well recorded and mainly oldie tracks..very infrequently. once a week about and get this look on my face

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but other than that, I am just rocking around like a consumer. The HFI's just don't rock it. Tey vibrate and while they do have great audiophile bass. their consumer bass levels are nill compared to XB levels that I have heard. even when EQ'd. 

 

So anything similar to XB500/700 with it's comfort at that level, I just am iffy on getting them as i have a bias towards Sony

post #2 of 52

Small budget you got there . . . takes a huge chunk out of which headphones you could buy.

post #3 of 52

Sony XB300 is really comfortable at $39, the stock sound sucks but with some EQ adjustments turning off the bass or pumping on the highs will make it sound good without any distortions, you might also check on the Philips SHL5500, but the hinges are fragile be careful. \

 

Both have memory foams

post #4 of 52

Creative Aurvana Live if they go back on sale (was $55 a few weeks ago) 

JVC HA-RX 700 is suprisingly good for $35. Make sure you let them run for a day or two before you try them, its screeches for the first few hours > then sounds pretty good after a while. I think it must be gunk on the wires left over during manufacturing. They are built really well, but I think the factory doesn't test them at all in order to save on manufacturing costs. I feel like the first time I plugged them in was the first time they must have felt a current. 

post #5 of 52
Thread Starter 
I have a small budget on purpose. I already have gear and stuff. I just want a cheap comfy bassy consumer headphone. Im not a newb. I thought that that was easy to tell.. Im looking for opinions more or less. With personal exp. i know the majority of eadphones u guys r going to suggest but would like someone that has them to make a comparison

The xb300 will never be on my list. All reviews agree. It sucks

I read the review of cal(ahd1001) and xb500. The xb500 wins out for me

I dont need it to be audiophile which is why im curious on the jvc. I just need comfort and bass and it not be totally horrible. In the end it seems xb500 is still my main choice.
post #6 of 52

I tried some Sennheiser around that price point in a Best Buy once and I thought they were pretty comfortable with decent sound for the price.  Senn certainly has quite the range of prices / qualities lol

post #7 of 52
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Originally Posted by SolomonPierce View Post

I tried some Sennheiser around that price point in a Best Buy once and I thought they were pretty comfortable with decent sound for the price.  Senn certainly has quite the range of prices / qualities lol



Love the avatar. Now Sennheiser's comfort changes with model and series.....duh. I want extreme comfort for a cheap price and nothing Sennheiser has in that range rivals the XB500. And the Sennheiser's in that range are...not what i want. i already have headphones(not comfortable) that do.

post #8 of 52

you should check out the akg 450s..i have the akg480s they are just the same as the 450s but with noise cancelling..they are a what hifi 5 star winner..they have got very good sound for the price and are detailed like grado but with a bass that's a cross between the xb500s and klispch in ear buds and are very comfortable!


Edited by our martin - 3/12/12 at 11:19am
post #9 of 52
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Originally Posted by our martin View Post

you should check out the akg 450s..i have the akg480s they are just the same as the 450s but with noise cancelling..they are a what hifi 5 star winner..they have got very good sound for the price and are detailed like grado but with a bass that's a cross between the xb500s and klispch in ear buds and are very comfortable!


thanks for the reply, the looked fine but the problem is in some of the review. I don't really put too much thought into amazon reviews but the accuracy or clearness is on my mind, yes the XB500's im looking at aren't that either but the XB500's drop to $40 at many cases. I would ABSOLUTLEY LOVE to have an AKG and would just feel proud but then that would completley drown out half my argument against beats and Bose. I won't be able to test any of those sadly :'( So I can only go with what I know :'( my currrent year tech budget of 1.7K is also pretty tight.  As I have a GPU and RAM update comming that will use up most of that and will allocate $200 for headphones, so im thinking TF10's for 4100 and XB500 for $40

 

post #10 of 52

The CAL! are MUCH better sounding than the xb500 while being comparable in comfort. They're my most comfortable headphones I own, and they have a very, very clean sound. Joker's review in the shootout thread is illuminating. 

post #11 of 52
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

The CAL! are MUCH better sounding than the xb500 while being comparable in comfort. They're my most comfortable headphones I own, and they have a very, very clean sound. Joker's review in the shootout thread is illuminating. 



I read the review of XB500 and CAL and from personal experience. I don't know how it can be, plz note I already have audiophile headphones that do what the CAL's do but better, I want a consumer set that I don't have to worry and dig out every fact about and on.

post #12 of 52

Haha, I still think my Sony MDR-J10s are by far my most comfortable, lightweight, and portable headphones. Their sound quality is meh but I can hear any vocals and sounds clearly. They just rest on my ears. I use them almost all the time and far more than I use audiophile quality headphones. I still prefer them as my goto, first grab headphones.

post #13 of 52
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Originally Posted by catsup View Post

Haha, I still think my Sony MDR-J10s are by far my most comfortable, lightweight, and portable headphones. Their sound quality is meh but I can hear any vocals and sounds clearly. They just rest on my ears. I use them almost all the time and far more than I use audiophile quality headphones. I still prefer them as my goto, first grab headphones.



That's what the PL11's are too me, I have a review of them check in my signature if you want.

post #14 of 52

Have you considered the Panasonic htf-600 with a pair of velour pads? $50 total!!

post #15 of 52
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Have you considered the Panasonic htf-600 with a pair of velour pads? $50 total!!



I've heard about them and read the reviews, I'm betting they are like my HFI 580's with audiophile bass, not consumer bass. I'd rather get an XB500 for $50 than that for $50, it's guaranteed the XB500 is comfier

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