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Lack of Good headphones with integrated subwoofers?

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So I recently got into this whole audiophile thing because I produce rap beats. I wanted to get a random pair of headphones that had a subwoofer on so I checked Klipsch, Sennheiser, Ultrasone, and Denon and even SkullCandy. From my research I see a huge lack of these headphones in the industry. Then again I am new so if anyone can correct me that wouldd be nice. I was also wanting to look at cheap headphones from like 150 dollars down that had a subwoofer and decent sound quality. I don't know if subwoofer bass is that significantly different from another headphone's bass without one. I feel like the only HUGE difference is that you FEEL it with a subwoofer. If there any headphones with subwoofers or even other headphones which have amazing bass compared to to the cans with the subwoofer, if that makes any sense. I have been researching this for awhile and also go easy on me, VERY new to this community. Cheers my friends!
post #2 of 10

To be blunt, good headphones don't have 'integrated subwoofers' .

 

There are a few headphones however that produce very clear thunderous bass, but most on headfi wouldn't recommend using any of them for mixing/mastering or any sort of music creation.

Also most of them are over your price limit. For example the Denon AH-D5000 (no longer in production).

 

For that price, and the absolute most bass, you might want to get a modded Fostex T50rp. 

There might be someone on headfi who can do the bare-minimum of damping modifications to bring out thunderous bass for little money.

- do some headfi searched on the following:

- Mad Dog by Mr Speakers

- Paradox

- Thunderpants (expensive, but worth a look for ideas)

 

If you're handy with a screwdriver you might even be able to modify them yourself.

post #3 of 10

There really arent headphones with subwoofers in them (that would require two seperate drivers in each ear cup). There are headphones that produce a lot of bass, such as the m-audio q40 which is under 150$. But since you said you were producing, you would probably want neutral headphones that dont have emphasis on bass. That way the tunes you're making would have a proper amount of bass, because if the headphones you are using are bass heavy, the beat you make will sound bassy to you, but in reality it is not that bassy. 

post #4 of 10

Yeah, good headphones don't have "subwoofers." Not quite sure what you mean by that.

post #5 of 10

Maybe he's talking about Headphones that have an Amp built-in? Like the Beats and stuff like that? I can't imagine anyone actually thinking that there are Headphones with Subwoofers built-in ... 


Edited by bareyb - 3/20/13 at 3:33pm
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But if someone did make a pair with "subwoofers," I'd bet they'd sell well to the uninformed consumer. Actually, they could just throw whatever they wanted in there and claim they're subwoofers; the kind of consumer who buys Beats will soak up and take to heart any marketing lies the advertisers can think of.

post #7 of 10

The only thing that might come close to what the OP want is the Pioneer Steez 808 SE-MJ751i.

It has two drivers, a 30mm for mids and highs and a 40mm for the lows

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Technically, here is why the STEEZ 808s can rock that much sound. These headphones have a two-way, dual driver design. Simply put, they have both a 30 mm driver for high/mid range and a 40mm driver for low range and that’s in each earpiece.

Edited by RoMee - 3/20/13 at 5:01pm
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Hence the 808 moniker, violation code number for disturbing the peace with bass from a stereo...

Why are these not listed in the Basshead can list?

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Hence the 808 moniker, violation code number for disturbing the peace with bass from a stereo...

Why are these not listed in the Basshead can list?

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True. I've never heard of them. They sound kind of cool. Any idea how they sound?

 

UPDATE: Well, they cost $60.00 List... So that probably answers my question... 


Edited by bareyb - 3/20/13 at 6:02pm
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Davethaboss View Post

So I recently got into this whole audiophile thing because I produce rap beats. I wanted to get a random pair of headphones that had a subwoofer on so I checked Klipsch, Sennheiser, Ultrasone, and Denon and even SkullCandy. From my research I see a huge lack of these headphones in the industry. Then again I am new so if anyone can correct me that wouldd be nice. I was also wanting to look at cheap headphones from like 150 dollars down that had a subwoofer and decent sound quality. I don't know if subwoofer bass is that significantly different from another headphone's bass without one. I feel like the only HUGE difference is that you FEEL it with a subwoofer. If there any headphones with subwoofers or even other headphones which have amazing bass compared to to the cans with the subwoofer, if that makes any sense. I have been researching this for awhile and also go easy on me, VERY new to this community. Cheers my friends!


Modded Hifiman HE500's are one example where you'll feel the pressure in your ears. They're expensive (worth every penny too) though.

Some of the deepest bass you'll hear is from IEM's.  Nuforce NE600's are very hard to beat @ $35 a pair.


Headphones will not reproduce the 'feel it in Your body' sensation because the driver does not have the surface area to move that amount of air required and also, the drivers are alongside your ear. However, you should be able to get a good representation of the bass in your rap music with HP's.

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