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Portable bass heavy cans under $180

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

What are some good portable cans that have better rattle your ears sub bass and clarity than beats for under $180? I also want them to perform well without a amp.

post #2 of 16

Never had experience with it, but I've heard good things about the Audio Technica Pro 700 Mk2.

post #3 of 16
Sony MDR-XB500/700, Denon AH-D1100 (not as good, IMO, ended up selling them on eBay).
post #4 of 16

I heard ppl mentioned XB800 in another thread.

But sounds unreal.

post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

how would the m50's compare?

post #6 of 16

M50 has plenty of bass if u amp it. (some will find it good enough without amping)

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The V-Moda M80 are great sounding headphones and they offers tight deep punchy bass with crisp clear mids, highs and overall very good performer for almost all genres music (highly recommended). The other headphones like Klipsch image ONE, Bose ON EAR and Ultrasone 580(Ultrasone headphones are very good for punchy bass and overall detailed sounquality with wide surround sound like soundstage due to S Logic technology) are recommended too.

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

the m50's are reccommended the biggest thing that i have an issue with right now is portability. I been stuck trying to figure out do i want iem's or over ears. i read somewhere that majority of the portable to full sized cans are going to need an amp,thats something i really want to avoid because my is big(galaxy note 2). 

post #9 of 16

I'm was in the same boat, I just bought the Sony MDR-XB500's on amazon and I have some JVC HA-FX3X on the way as well

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by chevy454 View Post

the m50's are reccommended the biggest thing that i have an issue with right now is portability. I been stuck trying to figure out do i want iem's or over ears. i read somewhere that majority of the portable to full sized cans are going to need an amp,thats something i really want to avoid because my is big(galaxy note 2). 

Get IEM.

Grab JVC FXZ100/200 once and for all.

Peace.  

post #11 of 16

i would think a lot of cans can run off the gnote2 if you have a music player with preamp.  it helps, but if you have not so good headphones it will sound worse.  but i got the pa2v2 anyways.  now i just need headphones.  thinking about vmoda m-80's or m-100's.  trying to justify the $300 pricetag on the m-100's right now.  money isn't the issue, just the value, if i'll use them enough and if the m-100 is worth the extra $150 over the m-80's.

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
I had a chance to listen to the m50's and they are the best sounding headphones that I ever heard but they lack bass
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by chevy454 View Post

I had a chance to listen to the m50's and they are the best sounding headphones that I ever heard but they lack bass

U can get a budget amp like Fiio E6 to pump up the bass.

 

EDIT: This combo only cost you prob under $150USD

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I'm gonna chime in here just cause I was stalking Seekky's profile and saw this: smily_headphones1.gif

While I am not a bass head at all, being I love AKG headphpnes mostly, I do have friends who are bass heads. They take my headphpnes often on the bus to hockey, and I usually flick on the bass boost on my E17, or E11 and it does the trick. The E11 is a great option for solely bass boosting, and will up your SQ a bit from the GNote2 (Android lover here FYI), being most android phones have good dac's, and crappy amps. I think the M50's are a good choice, and can also recommend the AKG K167 Tiestos. They are great all around-ers and they do have decent bass, straight out of my Cowon. I enjoy them a lot smily_headphones1.gif

Never heard the M50's, but they have a good rep. k167/67/267 are good choices too, although I have only actually hear the 167. E11 is a good portable amp choice for a budget choice.

N.B: the K167 looks cool too!

There's my input biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by DutchGFX View Post

I'm gonna chime in here just cause I was stalking Seekky's profile and saw this: smily_headphones1.gif

While I am not a bass head at all, being I love AKG headphpnes mostly, I do have friends who are bass heads. They take my headphpnes often on the bus to hockey, and I usually flick on the bass boost on my E17, or E11 and it does the trick. The E11 is a great option for solely bass boosting, and will up your SQ a bit from the GNote2 (Android lover here FYI), being most android phones have good dac's, and crappy amps. I think the M50's are a good choice, and can also recommend the AKG K167 Tiestos. They are great all around-ers and they do have decent bass, straight out of my Cowon. I enjoy them a lot smily_headphones1.gif

Never heard the M50's, but they have a good rep. k167/67/267 are good choices too, although I have only actually hear the 167. E11 is a good portable amp choice for a budget choice.

N.B: the K167 looks cool too!

There's my input biggrin.gif

Never try K67 series before, but they have good reps. Bring yours to the audio show also biggrin.gif

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