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Good headphones for listening to music on my iPhone?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Audio noob here. Just looking for my first pair of cans and I primarily listen to hiphop/rap.

Most often I listen to music from my iPhone(4s if it matters) and my computer.

My budget is $150 or less, preferably under $100

 

 

I'm considering the Sony MDR-XB700 as they have really good bass, but they are just so bulky that I would feel uncomfortable taking them out in public.

 

What would you guys suggest I buy?

post #2 of 19

try ultrasones or audio technicas

post #3 of 19

try the klipsch image reference one...its small and has a v shaped sound, great for hiphop.

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Reference-Premium-Earphones-Control/dp/B005ZNHDYS/ref=pd_cp_e_0

post #4 of 19

Smart move, the times when I wear my XB500's in public, I always get quite a few people staring at me.

 

Then again, they're the people who wear Stock iBuds...

post #5 of 19

Wanna shell out an extra $30? http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-True-Blood-V-80-Noise-Isolating/dp/B0058M3RXW/ref=pd_cp_e_2 You'll get alot of looks. For how good your headphones lookcool.gif

post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 

Lorspeaker, you said the image one headphones have a v-shape sound. Can you explain to me what that means? I'm actually really interested.

post #7 of 19
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Lorspeaker, you said the image one headphones have a v-shape sound. Can you explain to me what that means? I'm actually really interested.

V shape sound refers to the sound signature in which bass and treble is more prominent.
post #8 of 19

V-MODA M-80

post #9 of 19

Hip hop usually has only two elements; the beat and the lyrics.  Generally the midrange contains a lot of human vocals.  Why would someone choose a headphone with a V-shaped sound signature that minimizes vocals when that's a main focal point of the genre?

 

I'd say a headphone with a weighty midrange and deep extended sub-bass with tame-but-not-absent treble would be better for hip-hop.  But that's just me I could be wrong.  Unfortunately, my familiarity with headphones that fit the OP's specific critera is lacking so I am failing miserably on that front.


Edited by A Ham Sandwich - 7/23/12 at 8:31pm
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by A Ham Sandwich View Post

Hip hop usually has only two elements; the beat and the lyrics.  Generally the midrange contains a lot of human vocals.  Why would someone choose a headphone with a V-shaped sound signature that minimizes vocals when that's a main focal point of the genre?

 

I'd say a headphone with a weighty midrange and deep extended sub-bass with tame-but-not-absent treble would be better for hip-hop.  But that's just me I could be wrong.  Unfortunately, my familiarity with headphones that fit the OP's specific critera is lacking so I am failing miserably on that front.


what would be that headphone, sir? thanks

post #11 of 19

Numark Red Wave/ Electrowave. Same sound on both, but different looks. The Red Waves are about half the price and more portable. They also pack a hefty bass punch. They are very bass heavy, but at the same time, you don't sacrifice too much clarity for the bass. You can find the Red Waves on Amazon for around $70 US. Hope this helps.

post #12 of 19

I covered that topic in the second paragraph of my post.
 

post #13 of 19

The M-80 is 100% that headphone. Hip hop sounds immaculate on them. The fact that there are no harsh highs and there are liquidy mids really helps and makes a difference. Not to mention the bass is punchy and extends nicely.
 

post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 

The M-80's are a bit out of my price range :/

 

Someone above recommended getting a headphone with a "weighty midrange and deep extended sub-bass with tame-but-not-absent treble"

Problem is, he didn't provide any headphone models that fit those specs.

 

Also, don't forget I will be listening to music via iPhone.

post #15 of 19

I don't know of any in your price range.  I would recommend the M-80 as I feel like that's the sound sig it has but you said it is out of your price range.  I don't know of another headphone in that price range that has that sound sig.  I'm not going to ever recommend a headphone I haven't personally heard, so I'd rather not recommend anything than be one of those "review recommenders."

The market for used M-80s is usually $150 or less.  Check the For Sale section.  I think I saw some for sale there last night actually.


Edited by A Ham Sandwich - 7/24/12 at 1:49pm
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