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I missed out on the deal by 3 days. Why does life have to be so cruel...?

 

I may have to postpone the search for a pair of headphones under $130. </3

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Originally Posted by boy1234 View Post

I missed out on the deal by 3 days. Why does life have to be so cruel...?

 

I may have to postpone the search for a pair of headphones under $130. </3

 

Heya,

 

I'm confused. You missed something?

 

They're up for grabs for $30~40 for a reason. Not because they're baller, awesome, hack, cheat-code, good. Because they're plentiful and there's zero demand.

 

Very best,

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Heya,

I'm confused. You missed something?

They're up for grabs for $30~40 for a reason. Not because they're baller, awesome, hack, cheat-code, good. Because they're plentiful and there's zero demand.

Very best,




For 130 bucks, what would you recommend him to get instead then?
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For 130 bucks, what would you recommend him to get instead then?


Questions that need answers before a meaningful recommendation can be made:

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

What music genres do you plan run through these cans?

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

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Questions that need answers before a meaningful recommendation can be made:

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

What music genres do you plan run through these cans?

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

 

 

 

the op can tell you what he really wants but if the requirement is the best sounding 130 bucks can get me, what would you guys recommend? that means open and closed are both fine, no amp or with amp are fine, not after any specific sound signature, any music genre in general, does not have to be used outside house, what would you guys recommend? 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post


Questions that need answers before a meaningful recommendation can be made:

 

Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?

 

What equipment will be powering these cans?  Will you be using an amp?

 

Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?

 

What music genres do you plan run through these cans?

 

Do you plan to use them outside your home?  If so, in what way & with what equipment?

 

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,

 

I'm confused. You missed something?

 

They're up for grabs for $30~40 for a reason. Not because they're baller, awesome, hack, cheat-code, good. Because they're plentiful and there's zero demand.

 

Very best,

 

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For 130 bucks, what would you recommend him to get instead then?

 

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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

 

 

 

the op can tell you what he really wants but if the requirement is the best sounding 130 bucks can get me, what would you guys recommend? that means open and closed are both fine, no amp or with amp are fine, not after any specific sound signature, any music genre in general, does not have to be used outside house, what would you guys recommend? 

 

Probably one of the biggest turn offs to why I wouldn't purchase the uptowns at 150 is, not because of the price, but because the cable looked really flimsy. Of course I was really temped to buy these upon hearing that they cost $40. Out of all the cheap headphones and earphones I used, I would always trip on them so that one side of the gear would work and the other would die. So durability is a must. Other than that I would require some style, cups that go over the ear, the knowledge that the earphones will provide comfort even after 6 hours of play. Funnily enough, I hold these features higher than sound quality.

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the op can tell you what he really wants but if the requirement is the best sounding 130 bucks can get me, what would you guys recommend? that means open and closed are both fine, no amp or with amp are fine, not after any specific sound signature, any music genre in general, does not have to be used outside house, what would you guys recommend? 


Unfortunately that becomes a bit of a fool's errand.  In part this is because of the diverse taste in sound signatures out there--especially with the rise of the bassheads.  In another part it is because there are quite a few very good but also significantly different (even when limiting considerations to just open or just closed) cans.  A third part is that none of the cans in this price range (although some are very good) is truly good enough to do almost everything well.  Lastly, when someone wants that same can to have style, they have moved very far out of my universe.


Edited by KG Jag - 9/5/12 at 1:24pm
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I missed out on the deal by 3 days. Why does life have to be so cruel...?

 

I may have to postpone the search for a pair of headphones under $130. </3

 

And so this calls for a whole new thread?

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Unfortunately that becomes a bit of a fool's errand.  In part this is because of the diverse taste in sound signatures out there--especially with the rise of the bassheads.  In another part it is because there are quite a few very good but also significantly different (even when limiting considerations to just open or just closed) cans.  A third part is that none of the cans in this price range (although some are very good) is truly good enough to do almost everything well.  Lastly, when someone wants that same can to have style, they have moved very far out of my universe.



True, is there a 130 bucks headphone that sounds dark without boomy midbass?
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True, is there a 130 bucks headphone that sounds dark without boomy midbass?


I interpret that to mean recessed highs with neutral mids and bass.  The closest I can come is a couple of Sony's like the MDR 7509 & 7510.

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I interpret that to mean recessed highs with neutral mids and bass.  The closest I can come is a couple of Sony's like the MDR 7509 & 7510.


Isn't the 7509 the same as v6 and 7510 same as the zx700?
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Isn't the 7509 the same as v6 and 7510 same as the zx700?


No and no.  Both are better.

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Originally Posted by fjptlinli View Post

i would like the Monster beats Studio
but its so expensive
may be HD439 would be better for you


If you are talking to op, he concerns about build issues and beats studio is probably not the most durable can out there. Hd439, no idea. And if you are talking to me, beats studio does have boomy midbass. Again no idea about hd439
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Check out this guys thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/623502/antother-price-drop-make-me-any-offer-help-me-pay-for-college-sale-sennheiser-hd25-1-ii-beyerdynamic-dt-770-pro-ath-m50-and-more-must-go

 

At $130 you stuck right in between $100 cans like the SRH-440's, KRK 6400 and the 280HD PRO's and >$150 cans like the M50's, KRK 8400, SRH-840's, DT-770's and other good cans. My suggestion is to find $20 or $30 more bucks and find a deal on one of the $150-$200 headphones.
 

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Check out this guys thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/623502/antother-price-drop-make-me-any-offer-help-me-pay-for-college-sale-sennheiser-hd25-1-ii-beyerdynamic-dt-770-pro-ath-m50-and-more-must-go

At $130 you stuck right in between $100 cans like the SRH-440's, KRK 6400 and the 280HD PRO's and >$150 cans like the M50's, KRK 8400, SRH-840's, DT-770's and other good cans. My suggestion is to find $20 or $30 more bucks and find a deal on one of the $150-$200 headphones.

 



That's true, I just asked cuz I was curious, not really looking to purchase, at least not anytime soon.
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