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Looking for < $200.00 headphones for Rock, Rap, an Heavy Metal.

post #1 of 18
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Hello everyone.

I hate to honestly make a thread for this, but I do need a little help with this. I'm looking for a good pair of Headphones for less then $200 for Rock, Heavy Metal, and a little Rap maybe? I need a new pair because my Skullcandy Hesh just recently stopped working on me, and I'm planning on getting a good Denon Amp from a friend shortly. Anyway, I'm planning on using this mainly for home and occasionally for public. I want to use them on my PC and my phone unamped, and my Amp I'm getting (although I'll be using them primarily unamped 90% of the time). I'm 15, and I honestly don't want to waste my money. wink.gif I tried asking my friends, but they all are recommending Beats LOL so yeah anyway from asking around here are the headphones that have came up:

q40's
Ultrasone 580's.
HD-25

That's really it so far. .-. Do any of those stand out by any chance?

Once again, thanks for any suggestions. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 18

The HD 25's might be a little bit flat for you. The V-moda m80s would be great to suit your needs, being that they have a proper amount of bass for your genres of music. The Grado SR-60i are great for rock and metal, they cost around $80 (Cheaper on amazon). You could spend the extra money on an amp or DAC. The Beyerdynamic DT770 might be a good choice (You will have to amp these though).

post #3 of 18

How important is portability? You can snag a pair of denon d2000's for about your budget and they will rock your socks off...IMO. Don't need an amp but are not portable.

post #4 of 18

I would say the dt770(you dont need a amp with the 80 ohm version), the audio technica ath m50s would be my pick #1 because you cant go wrong with them and they just came out with 2 new colors(white and silver special edition) and they are good for most types of music, the hd25s great also if you want on ear over over ear. EDIT I just remembered that j&r is selling the d2000 for $215, thats also a great option but the m50s would be more portable because they fold, and the ear cups turn so they can be flat on your chest and that means they wont get in the way.


Edited by SONIC BOOM - 4/17/12 at 6:02pm
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. smily_headphones1.gif Looking at the Crossfades right now. smily_headphones1.gif

Amazon apparently doesn't have the DT770 80 available, which sort of sucks. frown.gif
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How important is portability?

I probably will need something somewhat portable. Probably will use them while shooting Basketball/ while at the beach.
Edited by csf101 - 4/17/12 at 6:46pm
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
The Crossfades look cool, although I'm still looking for suggestions. smily_headphones1.gif
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Is that all?
post #8 of 18

I think that the HD 25 are a great set for the types of music you listen to, but you might find some discomfort in the beginning as the headband clamps a little bit. Over time, it will loosen.

 

I love my pair for portable use. Your friends, however, may find their "professional" look to be "uncool". If you don't care, then I would say that they are a good candidate.

post #9 of 18

Grado sr60i. Hands down for rock/metal/acoustic. Don't need an amp. Sound great through iPod jack, but amps make them open up more.

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by theRunawayV View Post

Grado sr60i. Hands down for rock/metal/acoustic. Don't need an amp. Sound great through iPod jack, but amps make them open up more.

I don't think the sr60s will be ideal for rap though, although they are ideal for rock/metal/acoustic. Grado's really don't have that sub bass that rap often needs. Although a pair of L-cush pads and the sock mod quickly fixes that issue.

 

I'd say the V Moda M-80 and HD-25II's would be your ideal headphones to focus on.

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions again.

Looks like the HD25 and M80 are really similar looking at the posts and reviews.
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Dang, I'm stuck now lol. They both have awesome reviews everywhere I look. So what do you guys think would be better for the genres I mentioned? The M80's or HD25 ii's?
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 

Damnit, I want to get the HD25's, but all of the comments on their soundstage are kinda scaring me. Would you think the m80 would be a better choice?

post #14 of 18

I'd say the Ultrasones HFI series are very good. They are fairly heavy in terms of weight, but they have great bass and wide soundstage. Personally I do not really like the HD-25 because I can never get a good fit, so I cannot listen to the SQ at its supposed best. If you don't mind having a slightly heavy cans, go for the HFI-580.

post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by 7nationarmy View Post

I'd say the Ultrasones HFI series are very good. They are fairly heavy in terms of weight, but they have great bass and wide soundstage. Personally I do not really like the HD-25 because I can never get a good fit, so I cannot listen to the SQ at its supposed best. If you don't mind having a slightly heavy cans, go for the HFI-580.

 

I personally think that Ultrasone is a junk brand. To be fair, I've only heard the 580 and 780, but I thought both sounded really poor for the price. They were just treble-heavy with mediocre detail retrieval (if you equalize the treble).

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