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post #16 of 49
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I asked because it will be near impossible get very neutral sound for such low price, but if you get something that's very balanced to begin with, you can always fine-tweak it using EQ.

 

I know that, but you never know if someone has already found one. If the Chinese can do it with IEMs, who knows, right? biggrin.gif

post #17 of 49

Jaycar Pro Monitor Headphones are pretty neutral and perform well for the price. They're a carbon copy (as made with all of the same components in the same factory and put in the same case) of the Brainwavs HM5 ($150) and the Fischer Audio FA-003 ($170). For $50 (plus shipping from Australia), you really can't go wrong with them. They aren't the most portable, but they can be driven fairly well without an external amp, although a FiiO E6 certainly would help. 

post #18 of 49
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Jaycar Pro Monitor Headphones are pretty neutral and perform well for the price. They're a carbon copy (as made with all of the same components in the same factory and put in the same case) of the Brainwavs HM5 ($150) and the Fischer Audio FA-003 ($170). For $50 (plus shipping from Australia), you really can't go wrong with them. They aren't the most portable, but they can be driven fairly well without an external amp, although a FiiO E6 certainly would help. 

Hmm.. It seems I'll have to bump my budget to $150 then, if I can't find a reliable KRK dealer locally.. I can't buy online if not COD due to lack of credit card.. frown.gif Looks like neutral sound doesn't come cheap in full-size cans. tongue.gif

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Hmm.. It seems I'll have to bump my budget to $150 then, if I can't find a reliable KRK dealer locally.. I can't buy online if not COD due to lack of credit card.. frown.gif  Looks like neutral sound doesn't come cheap in full-size cans. tongue.gif
Could you buy a pre-paid American Express or Pay-Pal card?
post #20 of 49
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Could you buy a pre-paid American Express or Pay-Pal card?
Sadly, no. I'm not from the US. I'm looking at getting a debit card though. Just for these headphones. smily_headphones1.gif
post #21 of 49
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Sadly, no. I'm not from the US. I'm looking at getting a debit card though. Just for these headphones. smily_headphones1.gif

is there a Jaben shop near where you live? i think there is a shop in your country

post #22 of 49
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is there a Jaben shop near where you live? i think there is a shop in your country
There's a blogspot site for Jaben here, no physical store. frown.gif And the last blog entries were from July 2011.
post #23 of 49
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There's also the M30..
ATH-M30?
post #24 of 49
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ATH-M30?

oh i see.... 
and yeah he is probably talking about the M30

post #25 of 49

And why no suggestion about modding the Fostex T50RP to a BMF DBV #3 ? It seems to be an affordable mod of a model with a stock price around 100 $. Some users seem to report them as being in the same ballpark as the Paradox mod neutrality wise, only a touch more coloured.

I am still researching myself I should add.

post #26 of 49

KRK KNS 6400

post #27 of 49
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And why no suggestion about modding the Fostex T50RP to a BMF DBV #3 ? It seems to be an affordable mod of a model with a stock price around 100 $. Some users seem to report them as being in the same ballpark as the Paradox mod neutrality wise, only a touch more coloured.
I am still researching myself I should add.
Hmm.. I might look into that..
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KRK KNS 6400
Yep, someone suggested it. I'm considering it already. biggrin.gif
post #28 of 49

Nothing super flat under $100.

 

You could get the NVX XPT100/Brainwavz HM5 for $100 for a while (one on preorder, one with a coupon code) but I'm not sure now. Mine were quite flat sounding but also conjested/nasal sounding. Still worth it for the $100 deal. They are the same headphone with different logos and earpads.

 

Other than that the SRH440 might be your best bet.

 

I have the KRK 8400s at the moment and I wouldn't use the word flat... They're balanced, because they have a several mild peaks/spikes up and down the sound spectrum, and they sound detailed and sharp because of it, but that's not the same as flat. Not sure if the 6400s are different or the same.


Edited by machoboy - 11/16/12 at 1:42am
post #29 of 49
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Heya,

 

AKG K240 for $80

 

Very best,

 

+1 These cheap AKGs needs more attention.

post #30 of 49

Have you considered the Sennheiser 280 Pro's? I notice they are your display photo, and they are some of the most linear and lowest distortion headphones avaiable at any price; I certainly can't see you getting any better for sub $100.

 

Check out the headphone datasheets at Inner Fidelity. They will tell you alot about many different models of headphones.

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