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Best punchy bass for iphone4 for $30.00 or less (both headphones and iem's)

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hello all,

 

Looking for some really punchy headphones and iem's that aren't too high on the treble, and really "fill" your surroundings.  I like bass, but don't want the bass to feel or sound like a 16 y.o. sub-woofers when at a stop light (annoying).

 

I liked my daughter's Jays Ajay 1 (Ones) -as the sound of hip-hop really came alive!  I know, Ajay One's are the bottom of the barrel on this high-fidelity site, but that's what I'm looking for.  Tight punchy bass, not too high trebles, not overwhelming annoying sub-woofer bass, just punchy, nice and "warm."

 

I could have bought the ajay one's but I read so many reviews that stated this or that were just as good but even better, plus I wanted to get the same bass+ for cheaper.  After reading extensive reviews, the "best" of the budget iem's and cans I bought were the JVC - HAFX40B (Carbon Nanotube tech) iem's and the #1 rated budget cans from this site - Panasonic HTF-600-S.

 

Overall, the JVC's have good sounding bass, but not punchy enough.  Treble is a little too "bright" for me.  Captures a wide range of sounds to my untrained ears.  My son's cheapy Radio Shack iems he got for free have more punch.

 

The highly touted Panasonic HTF-600-S have no punch either.  Yes, they capture a wide spectrum of sound, but it doesn't seem to "fill" like the Ajay Jay One's and a still a tad brite regarding treble.

 

The other two cans I was thinking about before buying the panasonic's were the also well regarded Monoprice MHP-839 (8323) and Sennheiser HD202 (no reviews in here...very surprised).  Heard the Senns were bassy and brite, but not punchy enough.  Heard the monoprice were bassy but not punchy.

 

Suggestions please?  Not an audiophile, and just using my iphone 4, primarily at home. Budget $40 or less.  (Note -did download free Denon app - still not punchy or loud enough on both).

 

Thanks!

gameday

PS - Is there anywhere you can trade on this site?

post #2 of 16

IEM's - Sony MH1C, great bass, not too bright highs and decent soundstage.

post #3 of 16

MH1C +1

SHE3580 has some nice sub bass also.

post #4 of 16

Have you tried JVC S600 or S500? These have definitely one of the best lows, especially at this price. Although if you are not willing to buy from Amazon or ebay, they will be a little more than 30$

 

EDIT: just read you strictly need a tight bass (so less bass..), so frankly there might be a more suitable ones as on these it's not exactly limited only to punchiness.. biggrin.gif


Edited by SmOgER - 1/8/13 at 9:48am
post #5 of 16

HD202?  if you didnt like the Panasonics 600 you wont like the Hd202,  weak sound.

 

You can try the JVC S400, much better than the Panasonics and they go for less than $30.

The monoprices are ok, but IMHO the S400 are much better, with better mids and highs, better overall sound and build construction.

 

 

Iems:    Phillips 3580 or Sonys MH1c (if you can still find them under $30, dont think so)


Edited by rickdohc - 1/8/13 at 10:58am
post #6 of 16

JVC HA FX40 have tight & punchy bass.

post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post

JVC HA FX40 have tight & punchy bass.

He said he bought those and didn't think they were punchy enough.

 

I'm now a believer in the TDK MT-300. I'd recommend them and the MH1C.


Edited by KEP1 - 1/8/13 at 11:40am
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by KEP1 View Post

He said he bought those and didn't think they were punchy enough.

 

I'm now a believer in the TDK MT-300. I'd recommend them and the MH1C.

Sorry, I meant to type HA-FX101.

 

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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post

Sorry, I meant to type HA-FX101.

 

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Ths Fx40 sounds better, imo.

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post

Sorry, I meant to type HA-FX101.

 

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Gotcha. Ya, if the OP likes the highs of the FX40 and wants more bass then the FX101 may be up his alley.

post #11 of 16

I am looking for roughly the same thing as the OP, so I didn't want to start a whole new thread.  Do you guys know anything around $50 or less, in ear, that have a good sound for classic rock/modern stuff?  Honestly my classic rock also leans a bit pretty at times, with violins and such finding there way in there.  Thanks for any advice, I randomly got some Sony DR-EX14VP's, they kinda suck and bore me, so I figured I should do some real research. 

post #12 of 16
I would stay away from the fx101, worst highs I have ever heard.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by AnthonyDelyon View Post

I am looking for roughly the same thing as the OP, so I didn't want to start a whole new thread.  Do you guys know anything around $50 or less, in ear, that have a good sound for classic rock/modern stuff?  Honestly my classic rock also leans a bit pretty at times, with violins and such finding there way in there.  Thanks for any advice, I randomly got some Sony DR-EX14VP's, they kinda suck and bore me, so I figured I should do some real research. 

I would look at the gr02 BE if you like good bass, crisp highs, great for rock, soundstage is a little narrow. Sony MH1C for a wider soundstage but not quite as fun as the gr02. If bass is not your thing, then the RE0 will be great for details, instrument separation and good soundstage.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by zerocoolhifi View Post


I would look at the gr02 BE if you like good bass, crisp highs, great for rock, soundstage is a little narrow. Sony MH1C for a wider soundstage but not quite as fun as the gr02. If bass is not your thing, then the RE0 will be great for details, instrument separation and good soundstage.


+ 1000,  Don't count out the GR99 as well.  A bit more bass but almost 99% of the GR02.  No need to waste tons of money on the current FOTM fads, Most are just that.

Go with something that is known and tested true.  Either one of these will make you happy. You won't have the upgrade fever with these as well. And if you decide later you want more you'll be going right to the $100 + tier.  These punch at least 3 to 4X  their asking price.

For over/on ears at $30, is out of my range of advice?  But I'll say the Koss DJ100/TBSE at $50 is a steal....They fit everything you are looking for, But others might have better opinions if you go over $30...Myself under $50 prefer the Senn 419/428 but a way different sound then it seems you're after....At 30 or under it's tough, Right at the $50 range you have a lot more options.


Edited by Magicman74 - 1/8/13 at 2:18pm
post #15 of 16

Rock on guys thanks for all the help! I will grab one and tell you what I think.  I have grado's for home/studio listening, but I have long hair and look ridiculous if I have on ear headphones while walking around.

 

Edit: I like senn's but I'm really looking for in ear.  

 

When I say classic rock I'm also talking like, david bowie's new single.  It doesn't have to "Rock" that hard, but I like to be able to distinctly hear the bass as well, alot of ****tier headphones leave me hardly able to pick out the notes.


Edited by AnthonyDelyon - 1/9/13 at 11:00am
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