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post #16 of 62

Here's the one I was referencing earlier:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/skullcandy-mix-master

 

It looks "bling-bling" if that is what he was looking for.  The matte version looks very good imo.

 

edit: anddd plug and play, no need for an amp.

post #17 of 62

If he doesn't care and is happy with his Beats let him be. But if you still feel the need to educate your buddy OP then the XB line from Sony is suitable as mainstream plug and play bassy headphones, except they lack the in-line mic thing.

 

He said he wanted something portable with lots of bass, which sound like what the Beats line are capable of anyway. I personally also prefer not having to use an amp while commuting, more wires/cables/weight and barely any difference in sound, especially in noisy environments.

post #18 of 62

what would you say if your friend called you CRAZY and tried to prevent you from buying audiogear because what you're getting from the price isn't worth it?

 

it cuts both ways friend

post #19 of 62
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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post


Have you ever listened to them? He spent 250 on them and they sound horrible. Would you let your friends waste money and get shafted by mainstream hype? He bought them because they were 30 bucks off. I explained to him he could get better for less money that would be more enjoyable for the music he listens to.

Yes, if you look at my profile I still have my PRO and Tour.

And I'm not talking about the sound, that's a different debate. All I'm saying is if he's happy with them than who are you to force your opinion on him. Headphones are subjective, what sound good to one person might not sound good to someone else, and that includes audiophile headphones.

If you want to help him, than educate him on headphones and let him decide.

post #20 of 62
Thread Starter 
Anyone else? Enough with the "Don't change your buddy's mind schpeal.", and no he hasn't heard anything else. I'm driving him to an audiophile store tomorrow to try other options. I told him if I couldn't find him a better headphone lunch was me, if I did lunch was on him. A friendly wager between friends, I'm not some headphone screaming troll.

But no, the beats he has - - pros I think, not studios - - sound weak for what he likes and for the price.

Edit. No I did not force my opinion on him. I told him we could do better and he said okay.
Edited by NinjaSushi2 - 9/17/12 at 2:01pm
post #21 of 62
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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post

His listens to dubstep but those beats have almost no bass. I wanted to advise him a headphone that would make his dubstep drops sex for the ears. [...] I basically am looking for an easy to drive can that you can somewhat feel the bass if that's possible.
I guess another way of putting it is: Are there any decent bass heavy plug and play phones?

Noontec Zoro!
Solo HD look-alike, really easy to drive, well extended bass and overall WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better SQ. wink.gif
He can find a pair under $100.


That or XB500 (really bass heavy, maybe he is going to like the Zoros more). ^^
Edited by MrScratch - 9/17/12 at 2:16pm
post #22 of 62
Thread Starter 
Sorry for being pissy guys, thanks for your help and options. Been a long month if you will. lol
post #23 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MrScratch View Post


Noontec Zoro!
Solo HD look-alike, really easy to drive, well extended bass and overall WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better SQ. wink.gif
He can find a pair under $100.
That or XB500. ^^

Thanks bro. 

post #24 of 62

For bass and dubstep, I can recommend either of these:

 

1) Audio Technica ATH-Pro700MK2: enough bass to knock your head off and on. This is literally like an M50 with two subwoofers attached permanently... to each ear cup.

 

2) Audio Technica ATH-ES10: this one is expensive, but it's a class or two above Pro700MK2 and M50 where quality and aesthetics are concerned. Only flaw: very easy to scratch.

 

Both of those don't need any amp since they already have way too much bass.

post #25 of 62
Ninja sushi you said beats have no bass? They have much more midbass than I want, deep bass and subbass I'm not sure since I don't own beats... though I have heard pros and studios before, still stick to my opinion, they are not too bad, just should be cheaper though
post #26 of 62
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Originally Posted by HideousPride View Post

OP's post mentioned his friend was using the headphone with his phone, signifying portable use. Are you really dragging around your open, heavy Beyers around? tongue_smile.gif

For portables, I am with his friend when I say I don't like lugging around more equipment than I have to. I use a Cowon J3, adding an amp to the system is basically just double amping and adds unnecessary burden to my pocket/messenger bag. If you have a limited budget, I'd spend it all on the cans.     


No I'm not dragging around my beyer, that stays at home LOL. For portable I still use an amp with my iPod, I connect the amp and iPod via line out, not headphone out so I'm not double amping...
post #27 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

Ninja sushi you said beats have no bass? They have much more midbass than I want, deep bass and subbass I'm not sure since I don't own beats... though I have heard pros and studios before, still stick to my opinion, they are not too bad, just should be cheaper though


For 300 dollars they don't. lol Not sure on the pros or is it studios. He has the second one form top tier.

 

Err.. Just googled it. He has studios not pros.

post #28 of 62
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

For bass and dubstep, I can recommend either of these:

 

1) Audio Technica ATH-Pro700MK2: enough bass to knock your head off and on. This is literally like an M50 with two subwoofers attached permanently... to each ear cup.

 

2) Audio Technica ATH-ES10: this one is expensive, but it's a class or two above Pro700MK2 and M50 where quality and aesthetics are concerned. Only flaw: very easy to scratch.

 

Both of those don't need any amp since they already have way too much bass.

 

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

Also thanks everyone for the positive help. biggrin.gif

post #29 of 62

vmoda m80/m100?

post #30 of 62

why dont you show him what it should sound like with your headphones and let him compare to his beats, then let him decide what he wants to do

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