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Best Open ear cans under $200?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Guys looking at open ear cans with nice soundstage and good bass. I have the XB700 so dont need bass too much..Need clean sound and like some say "Feel of being there in a recording studio or concert" :)

 

Looking at Senn HD518 , Senn 598, Beyer 990pro


Edited by ethan3686 - 6/29/13 at 9:40am
post #2 of 17

I would say DT 990, it have big soundstage..

post #3 of 17
AKG Q701. Can be had (albeit, scarcely) for 200. Most detail and sound quality for the price. Definitely look for a set on eBay and amazon. You will need an amp to get the most out of them, but some computer setups can handle them just fine.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

But dont DT990 have too much base and i want open ear cans..are they open?

post #5 of 17

If you're really talking $200 and not more, I highly recommend the

Sony MDR MA 900's.  They list for $300.00 but I've seen them

going for $200.00 some places. 

 

Another recommendation is the Grado 225i, with the very unique

Grado sound signature.  They sell for $200.00

 

Both are open headphones.

post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by biggbenn74 View Post

AKG Q701. Can be had (albeit, scarcely) for 200. Most detail and sound quality for the price. Definitely look for a set on eBay and amazon. You will need an amp to get the most out of them, but some computer setups can handle them just fine.

 

New Q701's for $200.00?  Could you post a link?

(At this moment, Amazon's price is $301.79).

post #7 of 17

Surely you mean the k701s or 2s?

 

Why pay more for the Q's when they sound exactly the same?

post #8 of 17

HD518 is untouchable in this price range... When paired with proper amp, heck it even outshines D5k; cross-finger...

post #9 of 17

I Got my Q701 for $240 new, so I'd have to say save up another $40 and get them. 

post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 

OK guys got a few choices within my range.. if you can suggest :

 

 

 

Sennheiser HD 518

Sennheiser HDR-180

 

Audio Technica ATH-AD700

Audio Technica ATH-AD500

 

Audio Technica ATH-AD900

AKG M 80 MkII

 

 

 

 

 

Remember- Wide soundstage,Open sound and natural..With a good bass [not over the top & bloated]. Like listening live. Oh yes and i have Fiio E7 AMP..Thanks :)


Edited by ethan3686 - 3/8/13 at 12:35am
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

I Got my Q701 for $240 new, so I'd have to say save up another $40 and get them. 

Recommended here. And the amazon price fluctuates. I got mine for 240 as well. Worth saving up for. But I just picked up the Audio-Technica AD700 for 70 bucks, and it's about 3/4 of the Q701. Consider it the baby sister of the Q701. Sound signature is close, but bass is not present, you'll need an amp (I'm using the bass heavy setting on my E7) and it sounds very close to the Q701.

Maybe look into the Audio-Technica AD900 if you absolutely have to spend less than 200 bucks. Apparently, it's supposed to sound like/better than the Q701. But, I've never heard it before.

Anyway, that's just my opinion. smily_headphones1.gif
post #12 of 17

Grado 225i......front row center stage

post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
What about SENN HD598 and Beyer 990 pro?
Also any cheaper options which sound about the same as these two?
post #14 of 17

I just grabbed a used pair of Q701 off a fellow head-fier for $180 shipped....they look brand new.

 

 

Check the buy/sell/trade forums here.

post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Great buy man..Anything in lower price range? That sounds similar..at least to the Senn 598?
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