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My pro700MK2s died... Looking for a pair of bassy headphones under 170$

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Hey guys, I recently acquired a pair of PRO700MK2s and I loved them!unfortunately after 2 weeks of very light use the left driver gave away so I'm going to have to send them back. they sound good but I don't think I can trust AT again with my money.

 

So I'm back to square one. I want a pair of headphones with punchy bass that stands out, slightly recessed mids and a warm, luscious and full sound. I listened to my friends Bose QuietComfort 15 and I'd like a pair with a similar sound signature but with a bit more bass. 

 

Any recommendations? My budget is 170$ max.

post #2 of 23

not that i personally heard but always hear very complimentary things about them as well as them coming up about the same amount of times as the pro700's in threads dealing with bass, but you might want to look into the m audio q40's

 

they're cheaper than the pro700's too

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M-Audio Q40's are the cans you are looking for. Great price still have good detail but where they stand out is there God like bass. Now they also have a God like Clamp so you're going to need to buy better pads and literally stretch them out over speakers or books for like a week straight to get them to loosen up a bit but once they do you'll have exactly what you're looking for.

 

Another option is the HIFI-780's from Ultrasone. Great cans and a lot more comfy than the q40's. Bass hits hard and fast and highs are very bright at first but that will calm down after a quick burn in.

 

 

Good luck,

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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Q40s seem to be really popular these days, I'll definitely add that to my list. Demonfox I see that you own a pair of COPs.. how are they? Would you recommend them to me? because I absolute love it's looks.

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Q40s seem to be really popular these days, I'll definitely add that to my list. Demonfox I see that you own a pair of COPs.. how are they? Would you recommend them to me? because I absolute love it's looks.

 

They look good feel good and sound... meh. lol 

 

Great detail and very clear but the bass is beyond muddy and very slow. Well as long as you keep the volume down they aren't that bad. And as long as you don't directly compare them to anything they'll sound great. Put them up against their big brothers the 770's and they'll lose every time! So worried about being portable and looking good they forgot to deal with the bottom end and make sure the bass ports worked correctly and didn't muddy up the sound. 

 

They do have better clarity than the q40's but if you want real bass that can actually get down with out clipping the q40's are the better option. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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Oh okay, that sucks. But Q40s it is then! Would I benefit from using an amp with it? It's so cheap that I can afford a FiiO E6 and still be under budget.

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Oh okay, that sucks. But Q40s it is then! Would I benefit from using an amp with it? It's so cheap that I can afford a FiiO E6 and still be under budget.

 

What is your source? Portable device or laptop

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What is your source? Portable device or laptop

 

My 7th gen iPod Nano and MBP both

post #9 of 23
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Any other recommendations guys?

post #10 of 23
I've heard great things about the Audio Technica WS99, which are right around your price range.
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I've heard great things about the Audio Technica WS99, which are right around your price range.

 

hmm.. Audio technica again? Kinda put off by the fact that my headphones died after two weeks..

 

At this point it's Q40 vs SRH840, but I most probably might end up getting the SRH840 because it seems to have excellent feedback from everyone... plus, it's versatlity is appealing to me,

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hmm.. Audio technica again? Kinda put off by the fact that my headphones died after two weeks..

At this point it's Q40 vs SRH840, but I most probably might end up getting the SRH840 because it seems to have excellent feedback from everyone... plus, it's versatlity is appealing to me,
They do not have the bass that your looking for smily_headphones1.gif the Q-40's or the DT770's are what you need smily_headphones1.gif
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They do not have the bass that your looking for smily_headphones1.gif the Q-40's or the DT770's are what you need smily_headphones1.gif

I really disliked both the DT770 and the Q40. The former had too shrill treble a d the latter had a muddy bottom end. If your Pro700mk2 really did break after 2 weeks, you can probably get a refund/new pair.
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They wont break again.
If you like them then just wait for the new pair smily_headphones1.gif
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They do not have the bass that your looking for smily_headphones1.gif the Q-40's or the DT770's are what you need smily_headphones1.gif

 

I've gotten to realise that I don't really need PRO700MK2 levels of bass...I listened to Bose QC 15s and while they don't have a ton of bass, whatever bass they have is so punchy and defined... I loved it. 
 

Do SRH840s have that kind of bass?

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I really disliked both the DT770 and the Q40. The former had too shrill treble a d the latter had a muddy bottom end. If your Pro700mk2 really did break after 2 weeks, you can probably get a refund/new pair.

 

Yeah, I sent them back for a refund. Not getting Audio Technicas again, no offense to fans. I'm sure they make quality stuff but when you have a negative experience with a brand the first time you use one of their products it's just... meh. They have fantastic customer service in the US though....

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