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Best headphones for 250 and below

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 

looking for some good headphones that are 250. preferably closed headphones. was looking at senns earlier, but couldnt find any that i liked besides the hd 598s, but those were open. now looking at the bose oe2i. Any advice?? i listen to bassy music , and i really like bass, but i like mids and treble too. 

post #2 of 34

The Denon D2000 are always nice.
 

post #3 of 34

I would go +1 on the d2k. There are becoming scare so grab one quick though!!

 

gL!!

post #4 of 34
Thread Starter 

i was considering those, but i couldnt find thm for under 250 on amazon. do you happen to knjow where i can find them for that price????

post #5 of 34

They are slightly used but here you go:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/615229/fs-denon-d2000

post #6 of 34
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

They are slightly used but here you go:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/615229/fs-denon-d2000

 

Slightly used, but look brand new to me; what a great price.

post #7 of 34

Another +1 for the Denons. My brother had them, I personally didn't get much listening time though. Love the "simplistic" design also.

post #8 of 34

I would recommend the HD800's or the Orpheus HE 90's. Those are pretty good quality phones.

post #9 of 34

I read d2000 are only good for certain kind of music. I would pick them up but I wouldn't know if the sound would fit my taste.

post #10 of 34

Well... there would be 3:

 

1.  Grado SR-225 - simply a superb clone of the RS-1 for $160, if you buy at a discount - which you can.

 

2.  Sennheiser HD580 - probably a bit better... IF... they are the "new version," and you have the right amp to drive them (e.g. WA6 SE, or WA2, or GS Solo, etc.), and you have a silver cable.  

 

3.  Denon D2000 - also great... IF... you apply the Markl Mods, and find the right amp to match their high current, low impedance requirements.

 

You'll be thrilled with any of these.

post #11 of 34
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post

Well... there would be 3:

1.  Grado SR-225 - simply a superb clone of the RS-1 for $160, if you buy at a discount - which you can.

+1 to these. They're not really that bassy though - so they may or may not be satisfying (I liked them with electronica/RnB/etc but maybe others wouldn't - they're not "basshead" cans).
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2.  Sennheiser HD580 - probably a bit better... IF... they are the "new version," and you have the right amp to drive them (e.g. WA6 SE, or WA2, or GS Solo, etc.), and you have a silver cable.  

Seriously?
http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wa2.html

You're kidding right? (and I'm sure the cable is another $500+; because it totally makes sense to have cables and amps that cost 5-10x what the headphone costs rolleyes.gif).

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3.  Denon D2000 - also great... IF... you apply the Markl Mods, and find the right amp to match their high current, low impedance requirements.

I agree 100% with this one! biggrin.gif They don't need much to really tear your face off and sound quite good. smily_headphones1.gif Just avoid the OTLs.

Other cans to consider if the D2000 are unavailable or too expensive:
Bose AE2 (I wouldn't get the OE because I'm not a huge fan of on-ears; if you want an on-ear headphone get the ESW9 or a Grado); you don't need the "i" version unless you need Apple integration (that's all it does for AE2i/OE2i).
M-Audio Q40
Sennheiser HD 280Pro (the silver one is probably more attractive, bit harder to find)
AT ESW9 (as mentioned)
Bose QC15 (there is no "i" version - it includes both the "i" and "non-i" cables)
Ultrasone HFI-2400 (I know they're openbacked, but they otherwise satisfy your requirements).
post #12 of 34
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Originally Posted by irzekk View Post

I would recommend the HD800's or the Orpheus HE 90's. Those are pretty good quality phones.


Heh, if you know of a place that sells the HD800s for 250 and under, as per the OP's wish, then please let me know too. Heh.

post #13 of 34

used akg k601's

post #14 of 34

If you want closed the only options I see at this price point are the Denon D2000 or the AKG K550.

post #15 of 34

I've heard nothing but great things about the D2000's

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