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Headphone choices for a friend ~$100

post #1 of 8
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You guys have been amazing in helping me pick out headphones so far and I would love some help to help my friend pick out his first pair of headphones.

 

  • He is looking for closed headphones so he doesn't disturb his girlfriend when she's studying.
  • He isn't really big fan of the neutral sound. He wants a rich bass with detailed highs.
  • There will be no amp just straight from ipod or computer.
  • Obviously the more comfortable the better

 

He's currently considering ATH M-50s but I don't know if they're really what he's looking for. They're also a little out of his price range. 

 

 

Thanks again.

post #2 of 8
For a good first headphone, I heard you should get one with a warm sound signature. It's forgiving for poorly recorded stuff. But m50 I think might be a good choice for your friend, bass is good and so is treble. The mids are recessed so it'll give him what he wants
post #3 of 8

If your friend is willing to slightly stretch his budget, the Ultrasone HFI-580 would be a better choice when compared to the ATH-M50, with both quality bass and detailed treble.

post #4 of 8

If you're able to go into the realm of the M50s and HFI-580s, the Denon HP700s are some of the most overlooked cans, but easily top the previous choices for me. That bass is just way too punchy and tight, if there can be such a thing as too much of a good thing, the bass on these are it.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Roller View Post

If your friend is willing to slightly stretch his budget, the Ultrasone HFI-580 would be a better choice when compared to the ATH-M50, with both quality bass and detailed treble.

 

X2 on the HFI-580. 

post #6 of 8

Senn's HD II's are a good choice too. They leak a bit of sound though.

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Bunchies View Post

Senn's HD II's are a good choice too. They leak a bit of sound though.

 

The HD25 I II? no, they not. Isolation is pretty good. smile.gif

post #8 of 8

Heya,

 

Ultrasone HFI 580

M-Audio Q40

Philips Uptowns

 

Very best,

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