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Best open full size headphones for $120?

post #1 of 11
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Budget is $120 and want them to be easily driven and open back, full size and new.  Is there a model that stands out as better in this price range?


Edited by Rocko1 - 10/15/12 at 3:10pm
post #2 of 11

The HD558 refurbished at dakmart for $112 or so shipped might be your best bet.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks. Are there any others preferably new in that price range?

post #4 of 11

Sennheiser + open back + easily driven, what do you expect ?

Not much choice, maybe you could find an old hd595 (although I'm not sure which is better).

But why absolutely Sennheiser, meh.

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post

Sennheiser + open back + easily driven, what do you expect ?

Not much choice, maybe you could find an old hd595 (although I'm not sure which is better).

But why absolutely Sennheiser, meh.


I am open to other brands.

post #6 of 11

I'd suggest you edit title then; or open a new thread.

If you don't insist for closed , the koss dj100  looks tempting as it was described as "budget king"

by tdockweiler.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/571216/koss-pro-dj-100-the-budget-king

 

Anyways, it's boring to see every newcomers asking for a mid-range sennheiser open headphone as:

1) it might not match everyone's tastes. It's not for techno for instance.

2) price has been raised up a lot,  especially for senn headphones. I don't want  price to raise indefinitely just because crowds buy blindly a particular brand.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 10/15/12 at 3:06pm
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Rocko1 View Post

Budget is $120 and want them to be easily driven and open back, full size and new.  Is there a model that stands out as better in this price range?

 

Heya,

 

Look into:

 

AudioTechnica TAD500

Samson SR850 & Superlux equivalents

 

Very best,

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Heya,

 

Look into:

 

AudioTechnica TAD500

Samson SR850 & Superlux equivalents

 

Very best,


Thanks, I will check them out.

post #9 of 11

For some reason, Grado is being left out. The SR80i for $99 is certainly a contender OR the SR60i ($79) with an extra set of "bowl" pads ($20). They come with "comfie" pads which are flat. The bowls move the driver away from the ear, changing the "image".

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by rmouser View Post

For some reason, Grado is being left out. The SR80i for $99 is certainly a contender OR the SR60i ($79) with an extra set of "bowl" pads ($20). They come with "comfie" pads which are flat. The bowls move the driver away from the ear, changing the "image".


Thanks. I always considered the SR80i's but I thought they were too small and sat on my ear instead of enveloping it.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by Rocko1 View Post


Thanks. I always considered the SR80i's but I thought they were too small and sat on my ear instead of enveloping it.

The L-Cush pads go on amazon for $20. They are big bowl shaped pads that go around your ear.

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