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Best bassy yet balanced headphones?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I need help deciding on which headphones to get around mid-January. I am currently using v-moda crossfade lp's and love them, especially after 50hrs burn in.

I am looking for Headphones with sharp, fast and boomy bass, yet still somewhat balanced. I usually listen to rock, metal, punk, dubstep, edm and house.

I wa looking at the new V-Moda M100 (although unreleased). Any ideas?

Needs to be closed back tongue.gif.
Metal construction is always a plus wink.gif portability not too important tho smily_headphones1.gif
Budget is anything under $500 tongue.gif
Edited by Xeross - 11/30/12 at 7:09pm
post #2 of 8

Would have to say the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

post #3 of 8

DT770s are definitely a good choice in the only few excellent closed ones. Their bass is fast and sharp enough, but does not perform so good when it comes down to 100Hz or below. Given your budget there is also T70p worth trying, but I would suspect if you could appreciate their bass since its quantity is much less than DT770. 

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help! I'll do more research on the DT770 and T70P. Unless someone is willing to sell me D5000's wink.gif
post #5 of 8
+1 on the DT770
post #6 of 8

Also look out for the D2000. Fantastic bass especially sub bass. Quality/Value ratio is somewhat better than the D5000 if you can get a good deal on it.

 

Also check out the Denon D1100, really good value especially the price has been lowered during the holiday season. They have really rich and extended bass, more punchy than the DT770.
 

post #7 of 8
Second vote for the D1100. Look for D1100 and D2000 comparisons - the D1100 can be tweaked to sound very similar to the 2000.
post #8 of 8

I have similar taste in music to you.  I have in my possession right now: Denon d2k's, srh840s, maudio q40, senn hd-25, AKG K167, HFI-780s, and DT770 Pro 250ohm.  I am running them all through a Fiio E11 and am trying to test them all out through a lot of diff genres and am starting to see my preferences come out more and more.  

 

FOR ME, I cannot speak for you, but I find I am enjoying the ultrasone hfi-780s the most for the music you specified.  The shure srh840s are a close second.  The hd25s are excellent also, but not nearly as comfortable as the others I have.  On these three cans, I find they have the punchiest, most impactful bass, and your preferences on the other frequencies will determine which is best.  The shures sound more analytical, maybe if you are 60% metal and 40% edm i'd go with those.  If it were the other way around I would get the hfi-780s.  I honestly think the 780s are gonna be the ones i keep after I thin the herd a bit.  It is really difficult to compare them all unless you can actually listen to them, so I really recommend you try as many as you can.  

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