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Best Closed Headphones for $80

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I showed my friend my setup and now he wants to get into headphones. He is looking for a good set of clkosed cans for around $80. He wants to pair a fiio e11 with them too. I have suggested the Koss DJ100. He is also interested in the Shure srh 440 and the KRK kns 6400. Feel free to express your opinions on these headphones and others.

post #2 of 13
The DJ100 (or TBSE) are very good headphones, and a very good buy at the $50-$70 they tend to run for (if Tuesday Morning still has the TBSE for $50, that's what I would suggest). The other pair of cans I'd suggest are also from Koss, the R/80, which are also very good performers (and tend to be about $30 on Amazon), but come with less accessories/perks than the TBSE.
post #3 of 13

A few questions, 

Which headphones did your friend try? does he like a certain musical genre? 

 

The shures and the KRK are neutral headphones. 


Edited by jackwess - 10/22/12 at 5:30pm
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

My friend tried my DJ100s, which he liked, but is also looking at other options if there are better ones. My friend tends to listen to rap.

post #5 of 13
I'm not sure there's many better options under $100 than the DJ100, especially if you can get the TBSE for $50 (just check Tuesday Morning's site, it was still up last I knew (a few days ago)). I can think of a few >$100 models that are perhaps different, but not out and out better, if that makes sense. R/80 is probably a little bassier, but more cramped-in sounding as well.

EDIT
Just checked Amazon - the TBSE are about a dollar less than the DJ100 right now. I'd say saving a dollar to get a hard-case, removable cable, and free album is worth it. tongue.gif

Looks like TM still has them too:
http://www.tuesdaymorning.com/tony-bennett-signature-edition-stereophones/1255982.jsp
Edited by obobskivich - 10/22/12 at 5:40pm
post #6 of 13

Look into a JVC HA-S500. Warning. You will want one after you get one.

post #7 of 13

I guess the Koss headphones is the most logical way to go. 

 

(i've seen the HA-S500's a couple of times, anything similar to his big brothers? RX700/900?)

post #8 of 13

Nothing like the RX700,RX900..These sound more like $150-$200 portables. Look for the thread for impressions.

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys. I will tell him that you guys endorse the DJ100s. 

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Nothing like the RX700,RX900..These sound more like $150-$200 portables. Look for the thread for impressions.

 

Interesting, i will do some reading. 

 

To the Op, good luck. Keep us posted. 

post #11 of 13
Oh, and remember the DJ200 if you want/need ControlTalk (or the TBSE if you want the removable cable) - they're supposed to be very similar (if not identical) across all three. smily_headphones1.gif
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Nothing like the RX700,RX900..These sound more like $150-$200 portables. Look for the thread for impressions.

 



I have and recommend

post #13 of 13

Thanks guys im TheEvilNarwhal's friend ... i went with the Koss TBSE1's with a Fiio E11 and the Fiio L9 LOD. Thanks for the help all!!

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