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A change of heart. I need open back headphones for under 200 bucks

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Thread Starter 

I have been searching for good closed headphones and so far have had no dice on a good soundstage ,so I need a good sub 200 dollar pair of open headphones. I got a good look at sennheiser hd558s, but i know there's a lot more out there.I also need a good tight bass too.

 

 

I will be listening to Hard rock, grunge, classic rock, Hip hop, rap, Electronic, Jazz, and Progressive rock.

i will also be gaming too.

 

thanks in advance.


Edited by Gallade475 - 7/5/12 at 12:12pm
post #2 of 20

Something from Shure? 

post #3 of 20

Pink Floyd is prog rock.

 

I'd recommend the AKG K701, but it is only under $200 used, and isn't going to be "amazing" for rap.

 

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Originally Posted by Gallade475 View Post

I have been searching for good closed headphones and so far have had no dice on a good soundstage ,so I need a good sub 200 dollar pair of open headphones. I got a good look at sennheiser hd558s, but i know there's a lot more out there.

 

 

I will be listening to Hard rock, grunge, classic rock, Hip hop, rap, Electronic, jazz, and something uncategorizable, such as pink floyd.

 

thanks in advance.

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

as far as i know, shure sells nothing open backed for under 200.

post #5 of 20

DT990 pro 250Ω

post #6 of 20
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guys i said 200 bucks new

post #7 of 20

What country do you live in?  In USA, DT990 Pro is 200 new.

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Originally Posted by Gallade475 View Post

I have been searching for good closed headphones and so far have had no dice on a good sound stage ,so I need a good sub 200 dollar pair of open headphones. I got a good look at Sennheiser HD558s, but i know there's a lot more out there.I also need a good tight bass too.

 

I will be listening to Hard rock, grunge, classic rock, Hip hop, rap, Electronic, jazz, and something uncategorizable, such as Pink Floyd.

What source(s) are you going to be plugging the headphones into?

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Guys I said 200 bucks new

It would help if you put your location in your community profile.

In the USA, the DT990 Pro 250-ohm sell new for $180.

post #10 of 20

K701 is around $230 new in the USA and worth it.

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guys i said 200 bucks new

post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 

i live in texas and have never seen such prices ANYWHERE. the sources i will be using are a sony stereo receiver or fiio e09k hooked up to my ps3, ps2, xbox first gen, computer, satellite stb, and the integrated fm radio.

post #12 of 20

Admittedly prices in Texas are now .08% more expensive when shopping on amazon, but that's still near 200 for a new DT990 Pro.

post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Gallade475 View Post

i live in texas and have never seen such prices ANYWHERE. the sources i will be using are a Sony stereo receiver or Fiio E09k hooked up to my PS3, PS2, xBox first gen, computer, satellite stb, and the integrated fm radio.

DT990 Pro 250-Ohm, B & H Photo Video, $180 with free shipping and no tax.

Fiio E9 amplifier will work fine with the DT990.
 


Edited by PurpleAngel - 7/4/12 at 5:22pm
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
What about the dt990 250 on the Sony strdh130 receiver. Its one or the other because my total costs can not exceed 350 dollars for all gear.
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
And how do the dt990 250 compare to the hd 558
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