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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I need a headphone that is balanced for highs, mids and lows. Not a bass head. Need more details and clarity. Which headphone would u suggest for a budget of $150 to $250.

Any type will do as long as comfortable. Will use for movies too. Portability is not an issue.

Tks.
post #2 of 24
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Originally Posted by valerianaoff View Post

I need a headphone that is balanced for highs, mids and lows. Not a bass head. Need more details and clarity. Which headphone would u suggest for a budget of $150 to $250.
Any type will do as long as comfortable. Will use for movies too. Portability is not an issue.
Tks.

 

Try the KRK KNS-8400 or Koss Pro DJ 100. DJ100 with an amp is pretty crystal clear to me and detail level is even better with a good source or computer DAC.

With the DJ100 you can use the M50 pads too.

 

You could also look into the SRH-940, but I think the above two sound better.

post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 

Wow! this is awesome...never heard of this cans before...no kidding. 

Tks for this sharing mate. Appreciate it. Will add to my list...

post #4 of 24

akg q701 and beyerdynamic dt880

 

might be a stretch though, and amping is recommended for both, but definitely worth it

post #5 of 24

Second the 8400s.  Fantastic headphones.

post #6 of 24
You can't go wrong with either the KNS8400s or the Q701s. Both have fantastic detail and tight bass.
post #7 of 24
KRK KNS 8400 without a doubt.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks so much mates....really appreciate it. If there are any more that i can consider, please let me know...

 

Currently in my list:

 

KRK KNS 8400

Q701 - stretch

Beyer 880 - stretch

Koss Pro DJ 100

 

 

 

 

post #9 of 24

If you're on a pretty small budget, the KRK KNS 6400 are 90% as good as the KNS 8400, and with a slightly different sound signature that was more pleasant to my ears. Still utter detail monsters, more than any other closed can I've ever heard. They can be had for about $70 as opposed to $100+ for KNS 8400.

post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by b0000 View Post

akg q701 and beyerdynamic dt880

 

might be a stretch though, and amping is recommended for both, but definitely worth it

This you will be blown away with either

But they have to be amped, Fiio e10 Dac/Amp is enough juice


Edited by TunneLVisioN42 - 6/29/12 at 9:28pm
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks soundstige and tunnelvision42 ... appreciate your comments. 

post #12 of 24

I found the 6400s to be definitely inferior to the 8400s both in terms of sound quality and comfort.

post #13 of 24

AKG Q701. You get near perfect soundstage, rich bass that is NOT shaking or overwhelming in the slightest, you can hear things in music you never knew existed, everything is crystal clear, they are so extremely comfortable, and they are only $240 on Amazon. I own a pair, and honestly, they blow everything else out of the water. Truly fantastic headphones.

post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by biggbenn74 View Post

AKG Q701. You get near perfect soundstage, rich bass that is NOT shaking or overwhelming in the slightest, you can hear things in music you never knew existed, everything is crystal clear, they are so extremely comfortable, and they are only $240 on Amazon. I own a pair, and honestly, they blow everything else out of the water. Truly fantastic headphones.

Agreed.
I own the Q701 too and they're fantastic (obviously not for bass heads though).
Haven't tried the 8400 though so I can't compare.
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thank you guys so much...appreciate it...

 

Q701 look really really awesome !

 

Hmmmm....

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