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Advice on Headphones for Indie/Rock/Electronic that can be easily driven

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Hey everyone. I need advice in finding a new set of full sized headphones, and I'm new to the world of better headphones, so some direction would be really helpful. I have Senn HD201s, and I've been looking for an upgrade, but I'm broke so I can only afford headphones in the 40 dollar range. I'm using my Monoprice 8320s for everything at the moment.

 

I listen to a lot of indie rock and some electronic music. If they can play Radiohead well, then they would be perfect. I do like being able to hear detail and clarity in my music. It would be best if they can be driven well by an MP3 player (I have an iPod classic, and I'm not looking to buy an amp).

 

I've done some research and asked a few friends, and the suggestions that they've made/I've found are:

 

JVC HARX700

Superlux HD681

Audio-Technica ATH-M30

Koss PortaPro

Monoprice 8323

 

Are any of these what I'm looking for? Does anyone have any new suggestions? 

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks so much everyone!

post #2 of 11

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-Lightweight-Headphones-SHL9500-28/dp/B003DKL56M/ref=dp_ob_title_ce 

is another one to consider! I used to have them before I got my knee on them and ripped out the cord. The cord isn't that fragile.. I just happened to yank it while pretty much standing on it. 

 

Koss PortPro is a maybe. Don't know much about it, but I can get back to you.

 

Oh, drop by the anime club :D

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586040/official-asian-anime-manga-and-music-lounge/59745#post_9198416

 

we can help you w/ questions on headphones, computers, amps, dacs, anime, manga, movies, etc.

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I have the 8323's and the PortaPro's, let me tell you the PortaPro's are an absolutely amazing headphone for the size of them. They are on ear, a little different looking but very comfortable and have an unbelieveable sound. You can wear then under a hat very easily as they take up no space at all.

 

The 8323's on the other hand are large and bulky on your head, I have velour pads on mine with a padded headband, very comfortable with these mods, not really that bad without, but I had the pads and band laying around. The only problem is the hinges stick out quite a ways on the side when you have them on so they look a little strange if your out and about with them. The 8323's are a good all round headphone with a great sound considering the price of them.

 

The other three I have not heard.

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I have the 8323's and the PortaPro's, let me tell you the PortaPro's are an absolutely amazing headphone for the size of them. They are on ear, a little different looking but very comfortable and have an unbelieveable sound. You can wear then under a hat very easily as they take up no space at all.

 

The 8323's on the other hand are large and bulky on your head, I have velour pads on mine with a padded headband, very comfortable with these mods, not really that bad without, but I had the pads and band laying around. The only problem is the hinges stick out quite a ways on the side when you have them on so they look a little strange if your out and about with them. The 8323's are a good all round headphone with a great sound considering the price of them.

 

The other three I have not heard.

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I know that PortaPros are open, so sound leaks. I don't mind the sound leaking in that much, but is the sound leaking out that bad? I don't wanna disturb others when they're studying when wear them on campus...

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Yes unfortunately  they do leak sound quite bad, just tried them here with the wife and the volume didn't have to be that loud.

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Yes unfortunately  they do leak sound quite bad, just tried them here with the wife and the volume didn't have to be that loud.

Ugh, that sucks

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Ugh, that sucks

can you stretch $30?

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can you stretch $30?

What did you have in mind?

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What did you have in mind?

MDR-V6

post #10 of 11

They may be a little fotm going with these, but they seem pretty well liked in the portable headphones section.

 

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAS400B-Nanotube-Headband-Headphones/dp/B008P8EXRU

post #11 of 11
Shame about the Porta Pro for you, I like them a lot for indie and electronic. This deal on the MDR-7502 is pretty sweet: http://www.headphone.com/support/b-stock-outlet.php

On second thought, maybe these wouldn't be so great for electronic. I was thinking 7506.
Edited by semicoln - 2/24/13 at 9:21pm
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