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I literally have no clue about Headphones, so hoping you guys can help! I need a pair of headphones, my budget is tiny at about £40-50. So far I've found only the Koss Porta Pro which is pretty cheap and the Panasonic RP-HTX7. Anyone have any ideas? :D Thanks!

post #2 of 37

Without knowing the headphones that are available in your area, and your listening tastes, we'll be shooting blindly with our suggestions.  Do you need closed back headphones that don't leak sound out, and have good isolation, or is that not a consideration? 

 

Take a look through the Budget and Entry Level headphones in this buying guide and see if any of them are available for you:  http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

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Originally Posted by Kerry56 View Post

Without knowing the headphones that are available in your area, and your listening tastes, we'll be shooting blindly with our suggestions.  Do you need closed back headphones that don't leak sound out, and have good isolation, or is that not a consideration? 

 

Take a look through the Budget and Entry Level headphones in this buying guide and see if any of them are available for you:  http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

 

Hey, thanks for replying so quickly. xD I'll be getting the headphones online if that's what you mean. Hmm, I sort of listen to everything, I enjoy classical, but when I'm gaming I like to listen to fast paced heavy bass stuff, big fan of rock too. Not so much RnB and Poppy music. Isolation isn't really a problem, it's just for the confines of my bedroom :D Thanks!

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x2 for the CAL!

post #6 of 37
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Oh, that looks good, thanks. :)

 

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x2 for the CAL!

 

Wut? I'm confused. :P

post #7 of 37

lol Creative Aurvana Live! = CAL! :-)

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lol Creative Aurvana Live! = CAL! :-)

 

Ah I see! :P It must be good indeed then!

post #9 of 37

x3 CAL !!!

 

or if u want a good seal.......philips uptown. and cut your macdonalds/starbucks for a month.

post #10 of 37

Monoprice 8323? Very very cheap and pretty good for the price.

post #11 of 37
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

x3 CAL !!!

 

or if u want a good seal.......philips uptown. and cut your macdonalds/starbucks for a month.

 

Good seal? :/

 

EDIT: Oh no I see what you mean! :)


Edited by Shahi - 7/24/12 at 10:08pm
post #12 of 37
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(1) Panasonic RP-HTF600-S, $30-$45. Deep punchy lows, slightly recessed mids, bright highs. #1#2
(1) JVC HARX700, $30-$65. "A poor mans A700." Thumpy/muddy bass, decent mids, decent highs. #1
(1-B) Sony MDR XB500, $45-$75. Comfortable. Strong bass, recessed mids, decent highs. #1#2
 
Could someone explain this terminology please? Bright highs, Muddy bass, recessed mids? :/
post #13 of 37
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I like the sound (not literally) and look of the KRK KNS 6400, would you guys recommend that if I can afford it?

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Originally Posted by Shahi View Post

(1) Panasonic RP-HTF600-S, $30-$45. Deep punchy lows, slightly recessed mids, bright highs. #1#2
(1) JVC HARX700, $30-$65. "A poor mans A700." Thumpy/muddy bass, decent mids, decent highs. #1
(1-B) Sony MDR XB500, $45-$75. Comfortable. Strong bass, recessed mids, decent highs. #1#2
 
Could someone explain this terminology please? Bright highs, Muddy bass, recessed mids? :/

Muddy bass? It sounds like those car stereos that all the wannabe gangstas drive. You know, the ones where all you can hear is BUH-BUMP-BUH-BUMP. The XB-500s are said to sound like that, but less extreme. "Bright" highs just mean that high-pitched sounds (like hi-hats, cymbals, and Justin Bieber) are going to be loud. Recessed mids (things like pianos, guitars, and normal human voices) are a little bit quiet in comparison to the bass and the treble of the XB500s.

 

Truthfully, and I'm biased towards them, I'd reccomend the Jaycar Pro Monitor Headphones. They're £27.25 plus shipping and are completely identical (same factory, same drivers, same carrying case, same earpads, different name) to the £84 Brainwavs HM5, which gets a lot of love around here.

 

Edit: The Jaycars are out of stock right now, but it's worth the wait.


Edited by CashNotCredit - 7/25/12 at 12:32am
post #15 of 37

how about the koss dj pro100?

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