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I'm a noob at headphones, but i need some solid bass heavy headphones for less then $200

post #1 of 16
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I'm really big into the DnB and Dubstep and this xmas i'm looking to get some nice headphones built for bass.

I've been reading threads on here for awhile asking the similar question and people are mentioning Grado's, Sony XB500's, etc etc but i really just need an experienced-based review of a great pair of bass heavy headphones under $200 bucks. Thanks

post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by Jes108 View Post

I'm really big into the DnB and Dubstep and this xmas i'm looking to get some nice headphones built for bass.

I've been reading threads on here for awhile asking the similar question and people are mentioning Grado's, Sony XB500's, etc etc but i really just need an experienced-based review of a great pair of bass heavy headphones under $200 bucks. Thanks

What DAC and headphone amplifier do you currently use?

Or what source(S) do you plug headphones into?

post #3 of 16

I have to say, if bass is all you are after, like in dubstep and drum and bass, go with the Sony XB500. Seriously, around 50 bucks, you can't get any more bass. I'd also suggest picking up a portable amplifier that enhances the bass even further. A FiiO E7 should do the trick. That's what I did. I asked the same question you did, I listen to mainly Dubstep, I appreciate bass, therefore, I got the XB500, and I have never turned back. Hope this helps.

post #4 of 16

Sony XB series if you are serious about bass

 

Denon D2000 if you are serious about bass as well as everything else.

 

Middleground: DT770

post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thank you guys for the suggestions and advice so far, i'm really considering grabbing those Sony XB500's.


Edited by Jes108 - 11/4/12 at 6:42pm
post #6 of 16
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What DAC and headphone amplifier do you currently use?

Or what source(S) do you plug headphones into?

For the device i'm using it would be my iPhone and my computer, but mainly my iPhone.

post #7 of 16
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Thank you guys for the suggestions and advice so far, i'm really considering grabbing those Sony XB500's.

JUMP ON IT!

post #8 of 16
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For the device i'm using it would be my iPhone and my computer, but mainly my iPhone.

The Sony XB500s are only 24-Ohm, which works great with portable audio devices, like the iPhone.

but the Sony XB500 may not sound as good plugged into a computer (high impedance headphone jack).

Might need a cheap portable headphone amplifier, like the Fiio E6 ($28), to plug between the computer and the XB500s

post #9 of 16
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Is there headphones that are maybe smaller then the XB500's and have a great balance between the bass and the mids and highs? My budget is $200. I'm mainly concerned about the size of the XB500's and wish to have a smaller pair and less of the leaking.

post #10 of 16
You go smaller and you might not be satisfied as smaller usually mean SMALLER
post #11 of 16
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Is there headphones that are maybe smaller then the XB500's and have a great balance between the bass and the mids and highs? My budget is $200. I'm mainly concerned about the size of the XB500's and wish to have a smaller pair and less of the leaking.

The Sony MDR-V6 are folding headphones, fairly decent bass.

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

I did some further looking and i am either getting the Denon AH-C300's or the Denon AH-C100BU's.

post #13 of 16

Why are you getting ear buds if you want something bass heavy?

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I did some further looking and i am either getting the Denon AH-C300's or the Denon AH-C100BU's.

You will not be disappointed with the C300.

post #15 of 16

Aaaaand here's the the Panasonic RP-HTF600 recommendation. I'm surprised I was the first one.

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