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Best headphones for $100-$150

Poll Results: Best Headphones for the Price Range?

  • 0% (0)
    Monster NCredible NTune headphones
  • 28% (2)
    Sony MDR-V55
  • 0% (0)
    Audio Technica ATH-WS55
  • 28% (2)
    Sennheiser HD 229
  • 0% (0)
    MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32
  • 0% (0)
    Fanny Wang 1000 Series
  • 42% (3)
    Other (Please State)
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi guys. I'm new to headphones and I think it's time that I get a decent pair. My budget is $100-$150, and I am looking for clarity all around, and while I don't want a bass that will blow my head off, I really don't want an understated bass. I have found the following:


-Monster NCredible NTune headphones ($150)


-Sony MDR-V55 ($100)


-Audio Technica ATH-WS55 ($100)


-Sennheiser HD 229 ($80)


-MEElectronics Air-Fi AF32 ($100)


-Fanny Wang 1000 Series ($170) <- a little bit out of my price range, but if it's a lot better than any of the above, I am willing to foot the price.


So, for my requirements, which would be the best and do you guys have any more recommendations?



Edited by Chupika - 7/8/12 at 7:03am
post #2 of 7

clarity all around, and while I don't want a bass that will blow my head off, I really don't want an understated bass


think i bought my first MONSTER based on a statement like the above..Ncredible  :P

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks, but I have seen some pretty horrible reviews about the NCredible's bass bleeding into the mid-/higher range and making the music sound muddy. Do you think this might be true?

post #4 of 7

Ultrasone HFI-680 @ $137

or if you want more bass:

Ultrasone HFI-580 @ $120


,but I would rather go for the HFI-680

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

I am also considering looks, as I will be wearing these in public a lot. I don't think the HFI-680's really look the best.


Also, how do the Incase Sonic and the Sol Republic Tracks do in terms of sound quality? They sure look nice. 


Top choices at the moment:


-Monster NCredible NTune (not sure about sound quality, based on mixed reviews)


-MEElectronics Aif-Fi AF32 (not sure of sound quality)


-Sony MDR-V55


-Audio Technica ATH-WS55 (I'm worrying if it might have too much bass.)


-Fanny Wang 1000 Series (Again, worried about sound quality)


Looks and sound both considered, which is the best set of cans for me?

post #6 of 7

From the list I see go with the mdr v55. Others you might want to look at mdr zx700 or ath m50. Both are closed so + for portable use. The ath m50 however has a really long coil cable so not as portable.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

I already chose the ATH-M50, coiled cable. Thanks anyway!

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