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Looking for the perfect pair of headphones

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Extreme bass. I mean seriously, if I turn dubstep on, I want to feel each individual brain cell take a hit of ectasy.

 

Clear Mid's And High's. I love bass, I'm definitely a bass head, it's extremely calming, but I listen to rock, so I don't want to completely ruin the mid's and high's with bass

 

Within a $200 Budget. I'm not made of money, and don't have extensive amounts of money to spend on these.

 

I use an amp. FiiO E11 with LOD connector, just something to keep in mind that I'm not running simply off of iPod power.

 

Durability. These things need to be able to survive a meteor explosion because when things that are mine break that I learn to love, I feel lost in my life.

 

A little style. I'm not talking some pumped up Beats By Dre garbage, I'm not going to wear these around my neck like a fashion star, I just don't want to look horribly awkward wearing them in public.

 

A link to reviews/videos. Something that would give me an idea of what they look like, tips and tricks with them, just things to learn about in general.

 

 

I know there are a lot of threads like this out there and they get annoying, I just need things that fit these exact needs, and my window to buy headphones isn't going to be open very long for personal reasons.

 

Thanks in advanced <3

post #2 of 13

You might want to look into the DT-770 Pro 80. That's the only one that comes to mind that I like enough to suggest.

post #3 of 13
Ultrasone HFI-2400, but it's open. Supposedly the less expensive and closed-back DJ1-Pro is even bassier, but I haven't tried them myself.
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Ultrasone HFI-2400, but it's open. Supposedly the less expensive and closed-back DJ1-Pro is even bassier, but I haven't tried them myself.

I definitely need close backed headphones so I have minimal sound leakage.

 

Any other suggestions from you other bassheads out there? :D

post #5 of 13

Awaiting more replies, I'm in the exact same boat with pretty similar desires for sound!

 

Some recommendations that were given me were for the M-Audio Q40 but it needs to be amped and alas I don't want to run an amped setup so might be perfect for your needs. Deep deep lows, with neutral sounding mids and highs. Check out some of the reviews.

 

I think I'll be either going for the Ultimate Ears 6000 or the V-Moda M-100 given my need to be unamped, but juding my some reviews they might lack the amount of bass you're looking for.

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Originally Posted by JonnyN View Post

Awaiting more replies, I'm in the exact same boat with pretty similar desires for sound!

 

Some recommendations that were given me were for the M-Audio Q40 but it needs to be amped and alas I don't want to run an amped setup so might be perfect for your needs. Deep deep lows, with neutral sounding mids and highs. Check out some of the reviews.

 

I think I'll be either going for the Ultimate Ears 6000 or the V-Moda M-100 given my need to be unamped, but juding my some reviews they might lack the amount of bass you're looking for.

I check some reviews out, and it talked about how it drowned out the mids and highs of the headphone because of over exaggerated bass, which is something I'd like to avoid.

 

I was thinking about getting one of the Audio Technica brand headphones, as I had a pair of M50's before I (sadly) lost them, and they manage to have a good amount of bass without complete distortion of the rest of the music.

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http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-PRO700MK2-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B004KCLIFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350311964&sr=8-1&keywords=audio+technica+700mk2

 

If you love bass, these are like strapping two 12" subwoofers to your head.

THIS....THHISSSSS thanks so much, those reviews for it, exactly what I need :D

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You might want to look into the DT-770 Pro 80. That's the only one that comes to mind that I like enough to suggest.


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post #10 of 13
I doubt that will be what you're after if you don't like the reviews of the Q40. Pro700MkII are meant to be a very dark set of phones.
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I doubt that will be what you're after if you don't like the reviews of the Q40. Pro700MkII are meant to be a very dark set of phones.

What do you mean by dark exactly, like for headphones, what is dark exactly?

 

I'm looking for a lot of bass, without sacrificing other levels of sound, a lot of people say that pro700MKII's are perfect for it confused.gif


Edited by Bassix - 10/16/12 at 7:04am
post #12 of 13

Dark is the opposite of Bright

 

Bright : Cans/setup with a lot of treble presence

Dark : The opposite, cans/setup with a little treble presence

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Dark is the opposite of Bright

 

Bright : Cans/setup with a lot of treble presence

Dark : The opposite, cans/setup with a little treble presence

This.

 

I should say though, don't specifically take my word for it, I haven't listened to the Pro700Mk2's yet (they arrive with me tomorrow), but most of the reviews will explain their "darker" sounding quality, which from your description doesn't quite sound like what you're after. I personally am going for them as I prefer a darker sounding headphone.

 

Ref the Q40: Most reviews will tell you that they are a bass heavy headphone with neutral mids and highs, I just sent a pair back as I'm not keen on running them amped, but they sound bloody excellent and I would say fit your needs exactly, especially as you'll be running the perfect pairing with the E11.

 

At any rate, if you're not sure, find somewhere to demo them, there's no better review than your own ears.

 

Failing that. Get whichever one you fancy and just send them back if they dont suit!


Edited by JonnyN - 10/16/12 at 9:00am
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