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post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 

Hi guys im new to head-fi. Created this profile just few mins back and posting my question straight away.

 

1. I'm in need of a good headphone

 

2. Budget is $100 may be $10 above is ok.

 

3. Closed headphone preferred { I need some sound isolation and i personally feel closed can make me close to music, tats just my opinion i may be wrong }

 

4. I have selected  HD 280 pro from senn. Is that a good purchase. Can i go ahead with it..??

 

5. I'm not an audiophile.

 

6. Aim is to watch movies in my room and listen songs ( A.R Rahman songs ) from my ipod touch in office.

 

7. Portablity, looks doesn't matter as im more concerned with quality of sound.

 

8. I don't think i can be able to find very small differences. The only branded headset which i used till date was the headphone which comes along with apple ipod. Other than that i have used skull candy which is nothing but ****.

 

9. The headphones which im going to purchase now will be the 1st branded headphone and ofcourse i will expect the headphone to be miles and miles better than apple headset and the normal ones which i used.

 

10. I cannot spend more than the money i stated. So please suggest headphones $100 or $110.

 

11. My sister will be grabbing the headphone (which i will be selecting here) from Singapore. And im in Chennai. Hope these are enough to suggest a good headphones.

 

12. The reason why i have stated it in points is, i do not want to confuse when i say my requirement which may confuse the members. This is just a help for who are going to help me.

 

13. Thank you guys for the help


Edited by Raghavan Sridha - 3/27/12 at 9:50pm
post #2 of 38

theres a lot of good $100 hp, but which do you prefer in your music? more bass or clear vocals?

 

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7. Portablity, looks doesn't matter as im more concerned with quality of sound.

 

im confused, you need it to be portable? like it needs to be folded and stuff?

 

....oh and welcome to head-fi smily_headphones1.gif

post #3 of 38

I recommend Fostex T50RP, not sure how portable you need these to be.

post #4 of 38
Thread Starter 

No No.. If the headphone is not portable thats not a matter for me. In short headphone can look big. Sound quality is more important. It will be great if u can stick to senheisers.

post #5 of 38
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Originally Posted by Raghavan Sridha View Post

No No.. If the headphone is not portable thats not a matter for me. In short headphone can look big. Sound quality is more important. It will be great if u can stick to senheisers.



then you already picked for yourself, just go for a sennheiser then... i have no knowledge of 100 dollars sennheiser though i owned the sennheiser pxc 450 before giving it to my dad just today because i really dont need the noise cancellation function. sennheiser is a good brand, thats all im going to say. 

post #6 of 38

sennheisers?? please dont be brand centric, the senns has good sounding hps and a lot of 'meh' headphones, if your not going to spend about double your budget i advise you to stay away from them, lol, seriously though, audtitioned most of their <$200 line and im quite displeased, although im quite the basshead and the senns are known to be "bass-shy" as i understand from my readings... though the 205 are rather bassy...

 

i recommend you do the same, audition a lot of headphones until you found the 'one', all we can do really is to suggest headphones that we think fits your needs, in that note, i still dont know what your tastes are...

 

also to improve your music experience,

1. first thing to do is get good quality music file, those are 320 kbit files and the lossless formats (flac, alac, etcetc)

2. if still you want better sound quality get a good headphone

3. get an amplifier

4. get a better source or mp3 player/hifi-station

 

but for movies go for the senn hd201,

post #7 of 38
Thread Starter 

Ok then suggest a good headphone in any brands. I prefer closed headphones. Thanks

post #8 of 38
Thread Starter 

What about

Audio-Technica ATHM50S  guys... Is is a good headphone. Can i go with it.. Is it better tan sen 280 pro.

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post #10 of 38

yes but those are gonna cost u $140-$160. but they deliver everything u want in headphones.

post #11 of 38

i really like the creative aurvana live with is <$100

post #12 of 38
Thread Starter 

Any other suggestions guys..

Shure SRH440 vs HD 280 pro...which one is better..??

post #13 of 38

How about the Pansonic htf-600 for way less than $100? They actually sound really good and give some portability. There is a massive thread here about them. I have owned them and they sound better than the m50 did to me.

post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

How about the Pansonic htf-600 for way less than $100? They actually sound really good and give some portability. There is a massive thread here about them. I have owned them and they sound better than the m50 did to me.



i have heard good things about them too. are they really superior to the audio technica m50? i own neither btw, im currently using beyerdynamic dt 990 pro 250ohms. 

post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by mrcuccuou View Post

theres a lot of good $100 hp, but which do you prefer in your music? more bass or clear vocals?

 

 

im confused, you need it to be portable? like it needs to be folded and stuff?

 

....oh and welcome to head-fi smily_headphones1.gif


Sorry to cut in here but I'm in the same situation and am

looking for headphones that deliver clear vocals and aren't too bass heavy (as I mainly listen to vocals, blues, soul..)

What would you suggest?

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