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Which headphones under $150?

post #1 of 8
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I'm having a hard time thinking of what headphones to buy... I currently own V6's and I would like to either sidegrade/upgrade to a different headphone. Although I like the V6's, I think its time for something new. I don't like the sibilance and grainy sound. I may end up selling them. 

 

I will be using the headphone out of my desktop and mainly looking for headphones that can be used without an amp. I currently have a cheap soundcard which does improve sound a little (Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards).

 

I mainly listen to Electronic (Synthpop & Dance, stuff like La Roux, Oh Land, Robyn), and rock music ( bands like Evanescence, Flyleaf).

 

I don't really want something V shaped,  I believe the M50 and Ultrasone 580 are not headphones I want. I would like a more natural sounding headphone with very good vocals, punchy bass that extends low, nice mids, nice highs, good soundstage (like V6's or bigger). I don't want a completely open headphone, something that doesn't leak too much. Also something that's a little less bright than the V6 but not too warm. I really didn't like the HD439's, I absolutely hated the warm sound.

 

Considering:

 

Brainwavs HM5

Koss ProDJ100


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 9/22/12 at 3:54pm
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

Nothing?

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

Nothing?

 

Nope, nothing. 

 

Try here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/529144/recommendations-thread-i-e-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here-please-read-op

post #4 of 8

The price is tough. If you're not opposed to buying used take a look at the for sale forum here. There are some great deals to be had there. 

post #5 of 8

M50 is not V-shaped. 

post #6 of 8
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M50 is not V-shaped. 

Then why do so many people say it is? 

post #7 of 8

Because it is.

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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

Then why do so many people say it is? 

 

It certainly isn't forward in the midrange but not recessed either. Not in my opinion, that is. Everyone ears it differently. 

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