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Best bass with audiofidelity for under 200??????

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I'm coming from owning an xb-500 (my first headphone aside from apple earbuds) and then V-moda crossfade lp (recently bought). I literally went to best buy 4 years ago and bought the xb500 not knowing anything about headphones and just thinking to myself "sony is a good brand". Fast forward to now and I've really gotten accustomed to having bass in my songs.

 

Two things happened the very first time I put on the XB-500s

  1. Wow, I can't believe how much bass there is here, it makes me want to bob my head the entire time
  2. Wow, I can't believe how many new instruments and layers of music I'm hearing in this song that I know by heart.

 

One thing happened the very first time I put on my recently bought V-Moda crossfade LP

  1. This sounds exactly like my xb-500s but with less bass.

 

What I want:

 

All I want is an upgrade on my xb500s, maybe not in the bass department (same bass or slightly less is fine but it must have a very strong presence), but I'm desperately craving another "wow" experience (ie wow that same song I thought had so many layers on the xb500 now has even more layers+awesome bass!)

 

Bottom Line:

I just want to be wowed, for under 200$ (ok maybe I can stretch it to 250).

 

What are your recommendations????


Edited by TiestoFan - 4/7/13 at 11:18am
post #2 of 29

Two things...

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50's + Digizoid ZO2 = Great Sound w/ Boom Bass

post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by Heitek View Post

Two things...

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50's + Digizoid ZO2 = Great Sound w/ Boom Bass

 

 

What exactly is boom bass??? And would you consider yourself an audiphile AND a bass lover???

post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by TiestoFan View Post

 

 

What exactly is boom bass??? And would you consider yourself an audiphile AND a bass lover???

 

I meant like boomy bass. Boomy bass is where the bass really kicks in your eardrums, and it may get to chest-thumping pounding.

 

Also, I'm at the same point as you, so yes, I am an audiophile and a bass lover.

post #5 of 29
Check out the beyerdynamic custom one pros. They are very bass oriented headphones. I have a pair a love them

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post #6 of 29

Beyerdynamic DT 770 + FiiO E11 

 

you cant go wrong ;)

post #7 of 29

M50+bass boost is not a good idea. It ruins the other audio frequencies. 

 

Do consider the Ultrasone HFI-780

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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post

Do consider the Ultrasone HFI-780

also a great choice!! Very good for trance/other electronic music. And doesnt need an amp to 'wow' you :)

post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post

M50+bass boost is not a good idea. It ruins the other audio frequencies. 

 

Do consider the Ultrasone HFI-780


Hmm very interesting suggestion. I know nothing about them. How do they compare to the xb500/v modas and what about them makes them a "wow"?

post #10 of 29
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So I looked at the ultrasones and from what i can gather the sound is very bright.....i kind of dont like bright. I prefer warmer headphones so I dont think that is going to do it for me. Anything else?

post #11 of 29
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Bumpppppppp

post #12 of 29

Second the DT 770-80s.

post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by Marximus View Post

Second the DT 770-80s.

But they don't have bassssss

post #14 of 29

Yes they do.  

post #15 of 29

The DT770's have bass. As do it's bigger brother the DT990. The 250/600ohm variants sound better and more controlled (hard to drive) than it's Pro variants.

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