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Best over-ear headphones for under $250

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Hi, I am just looking for headphones that are under $250 with a detachable cable with a neutral response and with a pretty big soundstage and clear bass. I'll mostly be using these headphones for music and movies. I listen to a lot of hip hop/rap, electronic, pop and a little bit of rock. Thank you

post #2 of 9

Fairly neutral? Detachable cable? Big soundstage? Under $250?

 

HD 598. All day, every day.

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Fairly neutral? Detachable cable? Big soundstage? Under $250?

 

HD 598. All day, every day.

Are they really that nice? Because I know sennheiser is amazing but how's the durability and what's the burn in time for them? Also, what amp do u use? I only have a fiio e7. Will that reach the full potential of the hd 598's? 

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and do u know of any that are closed? I love open air headphones but I do not like how there is a lot of sound leakage. Thank you

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The 598 is easily my pick in the price range. Yes, I think they're that nice. 

 

Never bothered to worry about burn in as they sounded great right out of the box. 

 

As for amping...They sound great even plugged into an iPhone. They aren't that hard to drive. I liked them the most with a Cavalli CTH. Gave 'em in a nice kick in the pants as far as bass goes. Couldn't have asked for more from them.

 

Lastly...I had no issues with durability while I had them. They're not the most substantial cans ever, but that's one reason they're comfortable. Just baby your stuff like most of us around here and you'll be fine.

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Alright thank you. I will definitely be giving them a shot. Do u know any site where they sell them for under $250? because amazon only has them for $249.95

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I'd honestly think about looking for a used pair on Head-fi. I bought one pair used from a fellow Head-fier and had no issues. Got mine for $170. 

 

Unfortunately Sennheiser has been pretty strict about enforcing MAP lately.

 

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Alright thank you. I will definitely be giving them a shot. Do u know any site where they sell them for under $250? because amazon only has them for $249.95

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I'd honestly think about looking for a used pair on Head-fi. I bought one pair used from a fellow Head-fier and had no issues. Got mine for $170. 

 

Unfortunately Sennheiser has been pretty strict about enforcing MAP late

Aw man. What closed-back headphones would you recommend for under $250 then?

post #9 of 9

Razordogdeals has the HD598s, and while they're the same price as on Amazon, many report good things when you call in or just ask them for a lower deal for stuff like the HD600s and HD650s. Don't see why they wouldn't do the same for the HD598s. Best you get them soon, as mentioned before, Sennheiser's cracking down on MAP as of lately.

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