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Best Headphones to buy for $150?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for a pair of decent headphones for around $150. I've been looking at the Sony XB700's, but idk yet. I don't know much about headphones. I mainly listen to Hip Hop, Rap, and R&B. Thanks!

EDIT: I prefer mostly Over the ear headphones though.

Edited by WhoJimmy - 12/1/12 at 5:51pm
post #2 of 14

Look into the Ultrasone HFI-580, they handle all the genres you listen to quite nicely. Alternatively, the Ultrasone HFI-780 provide a more refined and balanced sound, both for the genres you listen to, as well as handling other genres better.

post #3 of 14
v moda m80
or the ath m50s which i find suitable for hiphop

both are well priced and around $150
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

So the XB700's aren't worth it? Oh, I also prefer over the ear headphones.

post #5 of 14
i mean if you have the money to buy the xb700 might as well get the ath m50, thier a better performer overall and widely regarded
post #6 of 14

The XB700 aren't bad, just that the HFI-580 are more detailed and have higher quality bass, both over the XB700 and over the ATH-M50.

post #7 of 14
wow! yes! get the athm50! ive actually never seen a price this low before on amazon

post #8 of 14

The HFI-580 are better sounding headphones than the ATH-M50, going for less than $120: http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-580-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101UHS8


EDIT: The HFI-780 dropped in price and are now at little over $150: http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2/

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

I was looking at the V-modas m80, and many reviews said they were a bit small for people with big heads, and I'm a pretty big guy. So those are out.

post #10 of 14

Also, what is your source? Onboard audio chip, internal soundcard, external DAC, PMP? And do you have a headphone amp?

post #11 of 14
oh damn O.o then get the hfi 580 if their at 120, never seen that price either! lmao
i perfer the hfi's over the m50s
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

On the HFi-780's how's the tight fit? Would it be able to fit a big guy?

post #13 of 14

The stock fit is reasonable, but due to the headband having a metal strip inside, you can stretch or compress it as you see fit in order to get a better seal.

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

Actually, I'ma take a gamble with the HFI-780's. Thanks!

Edited by WhoJimmy - 12/1/12 at 6:40pm
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