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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I'm searching for a pair of headphones that have:

 

  •  Really good sound quality

 

  •  Comfortable

 

  •  Stylish (doesn't have to be as long as the rest of the requirements are fulfilled)

 

  •  Circumaurul or Closed

 

  •  Good isolation

 

  • Comes with a hard case

 

  • Detachable cable





My budget is $300-$500 and I don't plan on buying very expensive headphones. If there are headphones that are even cheaper than my budget that would be even better.

Thanks

P.S. I also don't plan on buying an amp so I need some that have good sound quality without one.


Edited by mistarobotics - 6/19/12 at 4:21pm
post #2 of 13

For the low budget option the Audio Technica ATH-M50.  These are probably one of the most recommended headphones out there in the sub $200 category.

 

Another great headphone that is a step up from the ATH-M50 would be the Sennheiser HD-25-1-ii.  You can get the Adidas version if you like the style.

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/sennheiser-adidas-hd-25-originals.php

These ring in at $250 for the HD-25 originals and $199 for the HD-25-1-ii.  Both sound very similar and either will be a great buy.

 

You may want to hold out for a pair of Denon AH-D600 which are the new D2000.  They look like a much better designed headphone than the D2000 which can break if one is not careful with them.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/612176/denon-officially-announces-its-new-headphones

 

The HD-25-1-ii are a great headphone and if you have not heard them you owe it to yourself to check them out.


Edited by NA Blur - 6/5/12 at 2:59pm
post #3 of 13

Audio Technica M50 and Beyerdynamic DT770pro will be my recommendation.
Both of them able to fulfill your requirement, however the design part will be pretty depend on yourself.

post #4 of 13

another vote for the m50 and hd25

would add dt1350 to it also.

the phiaton ms 400 also gets my vote.

post #5 of 13

ATH-ESW9 - unless you have big stick out ears.

 

smooth, rich, lush.

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have checked out the Audio Technica M50s and they look great.... My brother got beats tour and when I use it it sounds all staticy. How would the M50s compare to the beats studio (which my brother wants to buy)
post #7 of 13

i doubt many, if any, will recommend the beats, or even think them anywhere near the same level.

 

m50 sounds better by a very long mile

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ss2625 View Post

i doubt many, if any, will recommend the beats, or even think them anywhere near the same level.

m50 sounds better by a very long mile

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
post #9 of 13

Try AKG K550.

post #10 of 13

AKG K271 is a splendid studio monitor headphone with a bit warm sound.it's vocal and treble are really soft.smile.gif

post #11 of 13

If you are willing to give up 'some' isolation, how about the Denon D2000s or D5000s? Although they are discontinued, you should be able to find them on the internet, or in local 'hi-fi stores'. 

 

At -8dB, the isolation isn't terrible. I still wouldn't use them on the streets though. How will you be using your new cans? It's hard to make a good recommendation without knowing what you're after.

I'd suggest a visit to a 'hi-fi store' if possible. If you're spending $300+, you may as well get to listen to the headphones you want to try.

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

I narrowed it down to the m50s, dt 770 pros, and ultrasone pro 750. Here's my new thread to help me choose.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/614523/beyerdynamic-dt770-pro-vs-audio-technica-ath-m50-vs-ultrasone-pro-750

 

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

post #13 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by a1337cl View Post

AKG K271 is a splendid studio monitor headphone with a bit warm sound.it's vocal and treble are really soft.smile.gif


I found the treble to be too much, and I can listen to the ER4P all day. I would need to take breaks when listening to the K271. I wasn't using an amp with them though, so maybe that was the problem. They were not very isolating either, unless you really turned up the volume. They were extremely comfortable though.

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