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Headphone recommendations under 100$ ?

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I am looking for a headphone to use at office, so key points are keeping the music for my ears, and not cause other people around to get disturbed with my music. I have ckm500 IEM already and I am pretty happy about it. I prefer something comfy (planning to keep them on my ears most of the day, and like I said good noise isolation would be great.
 
I mostly listen electronic music and rock, actually some headphones that gives taste of ckm500 would be great.
 
I am not so experienced about headphones, and I don't have much option in my country so I plan to buy via website like accessoryjack etc. I saw about ATH-TAD500, but I can't be sure if it will keep inside or not, because of open cans.
 
Edit: I like bass, not extreme bloated up ones tho

Edited by bonjurkes - 3/3/13 at 2:38pm
post #2 of 17
Budget?
post #3 of 17

Under a hundred... 

post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

My budget is up to 100. I am not sure if I can find a decent headphones with that price limit, but my country's customs limit is around 100 dollars as max, so I don't really want to pay extra stuff.

post #5 of 17

Creative Aurvana Live

Koss Pro DJ 100 Tony Bennett Version

Sony MDR V6

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by bonjurkes View Post

My budget is up to 100. I am not sure if I can find a decent headphones with that price limit, but my country's customs limit is around 100 dollars as max, so I don't really want to pay extra stuff.

Don't worry, there are plenty of decent headphones to find under $100. Just to name a few:

 

Closed:

Shure SRH-440's (Might be too bass light for your taste)

V-Moda Crossfade LP's

 

 

Note that I have ONLY tested the SRH-440's, all other suggestions are headphones that I have heard enough great reviews of to know that they are probably worth a mention to at least give someone an idea of what some of their options might be.

post #7 of 17

Tyll of Inner Fidelity, a highly regarded reviewer, just gave these a great writeup:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007OWRSLQ/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2QLXCSZN0LEEU

 

Guttenberg over at Cnet also liked them a lot FWIW.

 

 

Generally, though, when I'm asked for headphones under $100.,

I lean towards recommending the Sony MDR V6.  They're proven,

well made, good sounding, comfortable for most, used in

studios all over the world, and can be sold very easily if

and when you decide to move on.

 

I had a set of them for years, used them at the gym, kept them

in the trunk of the car,  one day I sold them.  About two weeks

later I saw them on a Black Friday sale at a great price and

bought them again! :LOL: I think I'll be keeping these...

post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

Creative Aurvana Live

Koss Pro DJ 100 Tony Bennett Version

Sony MDR V6

+1 to all these. But Not sure why you would want to pay more for the Tony Bennett version. Hate all the branding on it

post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot for the recommendations

 

Between Creative Aurvana Live and Sony MDR V6 which one would you recommend? And which one would be better to keep them on my ears for long time? (must be comfy) and shouldn't leak any sound to outside?

 

I read comments for both headphones. For V6 they say it's uncomfy if you keep them on ears for long time, plus looong cable is a minus. For CAL it's more comfy, and sound leakage is almost none.

 

I also read that their sound taste is pretty close to each other, but like I said I will use it mainly for electronic music


Edited by bonjurkes - 3/4/13 at 2:40pm
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Originally Posted by bonjurkes View Post

Thanks a lot for the recommendations

 

Between Creative Aurvana Live and Sony MDR V6 which one would you recommend? And which one would be better to keep them on my ears for long time? (must be comfy) and shouldn't leak any sound to outside?

 

I read comments for both headphones. For V6 they say it's uncomfy if you keep them on ears for long time, plus looong cable is a minus. For CAL it's more comfy, and sound leakage is almost none.

 

I also read that their sound taste is pretty close to each other, but like I said I will use it mainly for electronic music

 

Long term wearing comfort is determined in part by ear shape, head size, and similar

attributes which are obviously personal.  I find both of these headphones very comfortable, but I can see that

the CAL's lighter weight and gentler clamping force could be more comfortable for most.

 

Both have more than adequate padding and clamping force to prevent leakage

 

Of course the long (coiled) cable of the Sony can be seen as a plus or a minus

depending on the headphone's intended use - as an 'out and about' portable,

as a studio monitor, etc. 

 

IMO Both do well with electronic music (one of my favorite genres), but the CAL's

have a bit more bass.  In fact, to me that's the largest difference between the

CAL and the Sony. 

 

From what you've written, though I like the V6 (slightly) more,  I think the CAL

would probably be the better choice for you.

 

Cheers.

post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by TheReem View Post

A great headphone that is unmatched at that price range is the shure SRH440 with the 840 pads after the normal ones have worn down. You won't get that clarity these things possess until nearly twice their budget. They matched my denon d200" in clarity and beat them in some areas. I have tried the creative aura live and they sound average and tinny sounding. It's not a good headphone, the shure have great build and are comfy with great isolation and zero sound leak. They have a detachable cable too.

 

Well, at least it's definite now.  :-P

post #12 of 17

I own the srh440 too and they're very transparent and neutral, but i think they might be too analytical for some people and very unforgiving of poor recordings. Also they're not that comfortable (u need the srh840 pads) and may lack bass for a lot of people.


Edited by rhiga - 3/4/13 at 8:23pm
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

I guess i will stick between V6 and CAL. I like the look of V6, CAL looks a bit too shiny, plus I guess I like sony brand more than Creative. And I also read that V6 have longer life, except the pads getting worn out after 2 years.

 

Edit: But I don't have which one is more comfy when you wear them for long time, plus I use glasses

 

Edit 2: I will use it mainly connected to my laptop, Macbook, not sure if it will make any difference

 

Edit 3: Most people says that it's better to buy better earpads Beyerdynamic ones. Should I order the earpads also when I order the headphones, or should I wait like a year for earpads to get damaged then replace with the Beyerdynamic ones?


Edited by bonjurkes - 3/5/13 at 5:40am
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 

Okay so I decided to buy sony v6, just trying to decide if I should order extra earpads now or not :) They cost like 30 bucks at amazon

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Originally Posted by bonjurkes View Post

Okay so I decided to buy sony v6, just trying to decide if I should order extra earpads now or not :) They cost like 30 bucks at amazon

 

There's no need to buy extra earpads now because the ones on the new headphones will last

for at least a couple of years.   By that time you may have sold these...

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