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Budget (<$150) headphone options with lovely harmonic distortion. Something that doesn't really strong musicality or accuracy as reference headphones but delivers that nice "frittery" laid back enjoyable sound? I noticed a lot of the flaships have strong euphonic qualities, but what about those of us who can't spend $500+ on a pair of cans? After days of lurking I can't find anything.
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Ideally a headphone like this will compensate for the heavier harmonic qualities with a strong soundstage good transperency.

I think this "euphonic" quality is what created cult followings of the Phillips HP 170 here quite some time back.


Edited by 5had0w - 2/7/13 at 4:29am
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Budget (<$150) headphone options with lovely harmonic distortion. Something that doesn't really strong musicality or accuracy as reference headphones but delivers that nice "frittery" laid back enjoyable sound? I noticed a lot of the flaships have strong euphonic qualities, but what about those of us who can't spend $500+ on a pair of cans? After days of lurking I can't find anything.
,
Ideally a headphone like this will compensate for the heavier harmonic qualities with a strong soundstage good transperency.

I think this "euphonic" quality is what created cult followings of the Phillips HP 170 here quite some time back.

 

AudioTechnica AD900 - look at the new/refurb cost.


Pretty good deal.

 

Very best,

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AudioTechnica AD900 - look at the new/refurb cost.


Pretty good deal.

 

Very best,

 

That's certainly a good deal, but still a little above what I'd consider the "budget" range (less than $150). Do the AD900s have good extension?
 

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