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Best headphones for 50 bucks?

post #1 of 12
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My choices are skullcandy Hesh, skullcandy Agents, Koss UR50, or Koss R80.

 

If anyone knows of anything better than these close to $50-$60 please let me know.

 

Im looking for a headphone that covers the ear, with minimal leakage, and low frequency response like less than 20 Hz. Thanks.

post #2 of 12

Sony XB500 for great bass (4Hz-22kHz) with overall decent sound quality -- I really like mine. One thing for sure, the XB500s kick the s**t out of the Skullcandies (I used to own the G.I.s). You can find them on Amazon for $44-60.

post #3 of 12

Try Sennheiser HD 201s and 202s. On amazon for about $25. They're awesome for the price range. 

post #4 of 12

Another vote for the Sony XB500's!

post #5 of 12

Koss Porta Pros!

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Xaverian View Post

Koss Porta Pros!

Saw under $50 and jumped the gun, missed "covers ear, minimal leakage". These have the best sound I've heard for <$40 but they leak lots of sound.

post #7 of 12

No offense, but I'm not sure there's really any music that has things happening below 20hz. Listen to the link below, and see if you really need to go that low.

 

http://users.skynet.be/fa046054/home/P22/track47.mp3


The Superlux 668B's are pretty good, as are the Audio Technica M40's.


Edited by tzjin - 7/9/12 at 9:51pm
post #8 of 12

There is no headphone around $50 that will go below 20hz properly.

 

AKG K44 for $35. Neutral sounding, covers the ears and minimal leakage.

post #9 of 12

Best sounding headphones in that price range, for my money, are the Yamaha RH5MA Monitors.

Cover the ears, minimal leakage, comfortable, very nicely made (in Japan, BTW).

 

Not perfect, of course, but a steal IMHO at Amazon's current price of $56.00

 

Was comparing mine last night to my MDRV6's just for some fun, and ultimately I think I prefer the Yamaha's.

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RH5MA-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000YIF4I6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341903267&sr=1-1&keywords=yamaha+headphones

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

Best sounding headphones in that price range, for my money, are the Yamaha RH5MA Monitors.

Cover the ears, minimal leakage, comfortable, very nicely made (in Japan, BTW).

 

Not perfect, of course, but a steal IMHO at Amazon's current price of $56.00

 

Was comparing mine last night to my MDRV6's just for some fun, and ultimately I think I prefer the Yamaha's.

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RH5MA-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B000YIF4I6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341903267&sr=1-1&keywords=yamaha+headphones

 

 

Those Yamaha's look like superaurals.

 

It's going to be hard to find a cheap, closed, good sounding circumaural. I know of none of the top of my head. I suggest just toughing it out till you get a larger budget. At $100 the CAL's are superb.

post #11 of 12

Must they be closed? Pretty hard at that price range..

 

Will semi-open do? :x

post #12 of 12

I got the JVC HA M750's when I was just getting into the world of headphones, and was thoroughly impressed. I'd definitely recommend them enthusiastically

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