Hello. I've been trying to make some decisions on some headphones and when I search for names, it keeps leading me back to this site hehe. So, I said why not give it a try since some of you all have had experience with my favorite headphones, Optimus Pro 35 (RadioShack)/KTXPRO (Koss), and try to find out is there any equivalent or better set in it's proice range or maybe up to $40 (which used to be the RShack price).
I missed those doggone headphones and have been looking to a match ever since. I have purchased some headphones a few years back that resembled them, but didn't quite have the same kick to them. I returned those. Years later, a friend recommended the PortaPros to me. I bought those and just thought they were just ok, but not on the level of the Pro 35s. A while ago, the wire came out of one of the ears of the Portas and I've been looking for something new. I still have hope that I will find something to match those Pro 35s, but at the same time, I fear I may be out of luck and I don't want to spend $100+ for headphones.
I don't know if anyone will get the description I'm looking for when I describe the Pro 35s because others may have listened to them for different reasons and I also see that the Portas seems to be a favorite here. The first time I heard the Pro 35s, they sounded like a car stereo on my head, literally. They had that heavy quality bass and they were quite loud. To me, they were unbeatable at that price range and I loved any type of music I played with them. I listen to oldies, R+B, doo-wop, Hip-Hop, and good music in general if it catches my ear. I also make beats (tracks) personally.
I really need some of those or anything that can be found like those - anything but PortaPros. I am just looking for an equivalent or better to the classic Optimus Pro 35/KTXPRO. If possible, please help.