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Sub 150 dollar headphones.

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I recently had a thread like this... but it crashed and died, so im trying to make a new one to actually get some opinions.

I honestly listen to Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Dub Step, and Rap. 

I like a prominent base and an overall clear sound.

 

Now all i usually hear is that the ATH-M50 is the best, is this true?

 

I do not want to spend hard earned money for a pair that is not worth it.

 

So tell me. what would you get, and why?

post #2 of 14

Probably because there is at least five of these threads daily and some of them just get burrowed under piles of new posts...

 

that's why the recommendation thread exists, to keep things less cluttered :P

 

The M50s are good headphones but most Headfi'ers agree it's nowhere as good as they are hyped to be, certainly not if you're looking for a bass emphasis.

 

I would try the Ultrasone HFI-580, Beyerdynamic DT770/80, or the Custom One Pro's... they're all above your budget at the moment but I've seen them for $150 several times in the past couple months.


Edited by viralcow - 12/28/12 at 9:07pm
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

Well, they both look great but are above my range atm, if they drop soon i will consider it, anyone other recommendations?

post #4 of 14

I've heard good things about the Fostex T50RP. Would require some modding though.

EDIT: For classical music and a gargantuan soundstage the Audio Technica AD700 is going for 100 dollars.


Edited by That Person - 12/28/12 at 9:37pm
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

As i stated im not a fan of "classical" and i have never heard of the fostex.

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

Ive narrowed it down to the ultrasone 780's and ath m50 opinions?

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 

Bump

post #8 of 14

I would not buy the m50. The Beyerdynamic Custome One should be very good.

post #9 of 14

Good choices there. 

 

Don't forget the Sony MDR-7506 or the Sennheiser HD-280. Both underrated and in the $100 range. I have a pair of 7506's, but I think the HD-280's sound a bit better and are a bit more comfortable as well.

 

If you want impact, go for the M50, if you want better imaging and controlled bass go for the 780's or 7506's, if you want more isolation I'd go for the 280's.

 

In terms of comfort, the M50's are likely the most comfortable as well. 780's and 280's have high clamping force and 7506's are fine, just not the most comforting out ouf the group.

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 

Taylor when you say impact, what exactly do you mean?

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by IatomI View Post

Taylor when you say impact, what exactly do you mean?

impact generally refers to the bass slam. cause closed headphones generally have more bass slam than the open headphone's more surround bass feel. (exceptions apply)

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

Street dragon you same like a knowledgable man, what would you recommend in my case, 

post #13 of 14

lol but im not really sure... i would guess too that the ultrasones and beyers as mentioned above would do good.

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

I hear good things about the 680's, what is the diffrence?


Edited by IatomI - 12/30/12 at 10:18am
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