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"Good", loud and bass heavy earphones?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

So I have sort of gotten my friend into higherish end audio but in the end he still liked my Klipsch Image ONE headphones better than my DT770's or Shure SRH840's or Denon D-5000's due to the bass and how loud they can play from a portable. At least I talked him out of beats and having hearing them he likes the Klipsch's better.

 

He also had a pair of S4's and liked them even better but he destroyed the cord on them and the cord on the Image ONE's cord isn't fairing much better, coming apart by the iClicker. He has also "blown" the Image ONE's, they still work but crackle some times. He is sort of deaf and likes a ton of bass so he listens really loud.

 

The only thing I can think to recommend to him are the Beats Pro's? Is there anything better that can deliver good isolation and loud sound levels with a ton of bass?

post #2 of 13

LOL, in some ways I feel like I just made a similar recommendation.  Oh wait, I did just make a similar recommendation.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663337/suggest-me

post #3 of 13

You should consider the V-Moda Crossfade LP. They are less than $100, really efficient (will play very loudly with any source), are more bass heavy than the Klipsch Image One, military grade durable, and have an easily replaceable cable (the cable provided is Kevlar and nearly indestructible).

 

Amazon currently has a warehouse (used) pair in good condition for $67.56.

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

So LP vs LP2 vs M-100?

 

He will probably go for the cheap LP's but I'm confused cuz the M-100's were suppose to be like the M-80's but there not, so there just a different more expensive LP?

post #5 of 13

I've never heard the LP2 or the M100. Reviewers here prefer the M100 by a very wide margin. I was answering the "due to the bass and how loud they can play from a portable" and the failure of the cable and blown speaker part. I prefer the sound of the M80 to the Crossfade LP but your friend may prefer the comfort and bass of the LP.
 

post #6 of 13

I heard the Velodyne Vpulse in-ear headphones are considered to have tons of bass and decent clarity. Velodyne is a company that specializes in subwoofers so...haha. Or if your friend wants to keep his/her Klipsch Image One's and want's more/better bass, pairing the Image One's with a digizoid ZO2 portable headphone amp with bass boost features (never owned one before) may help with that. popcorn.gifpopcorn...haha (sorry I'm new to head-fi)
 

post #7 of 13

Personally I would just got for a pair of JVC s500's along with a decent dac. The combo would be 100 dollars tops and you'll have sound that surpasses anything in that range. They are on ear though which some find bothersome, you can pick up some on better pads for about 15-20 dollars more online.

I've had a pair of dt 770's, the 80 ohm verison. I only really liked them for electro they sound weird for everything else in my humble opinion but they are much, much more comfy. If you're a bass head with a budget then you can even look at the Denon d2000 even though they aren't made anymore you can still find them kicking around certain places. It's recommended that you get a dac and an amp for Dt 770. Hell, 60% on my JVC's is plenty loud coming from my computer sound card, much louder than my beyers ever managed to go.
 

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by leadbythemelody View Post

I heard the Velodyne Vpulse in-ear headphones are considered to have tons of bass and decent clarity. Velodyne is a company that specializes in subwoofers so...haha. Or if your friend wants to keep his/her Klipsch Image One's and want's more/better bass, pairing the Image One's with a digizoid ZO2 portable headphone amp with bass boost features (never owned one before) may help with that. popcorn.gifpopcorn...haha (sorry I'm new to head-fi)
 


I mean "headphones" in the title, his big problem is durability, his image ones are falling apart and he has them blown. He uses a Sony Walkman with the bass boost all the way up.

 

Also I'm having a problem finding hi-fi headphones that have a lot of bass, headphones with not much bass don't respond well to bass boost where bloated bass heavy phones respond very well to bass EQ.

 

The Image One's have a ton of bass are cheaper than beats and have tolerable hi's and mids but I would like to ding something better.

post #9 of 13

I would recommend the Vmoda M80/M100's. They are hi-fi headphones with a ton of bass. But if they are too expensive, maybe the HDJ-1500's? I think I saw a Vmoda M80 selling for a little over $100 on the Trade/Sale Forum. Hope this helps!

post #10 of 13
M-80
M-100
ES700

Can't go wrong with any of those.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by ScaryFatKidGT View Post


I mean "headphones" in the title, his big problem is durability, his image ones are falling apart and he has them blown. He uses a Sony Walkman with the bass boost all the way up.

If he likes mega bass that much, sounds like he's a good candidate for the Sony XB500s. No need to use bass boost with those biggrin.gif

Show him this graph and let me know that means the XB500s are already bass boosted about +8 to 10 db in comparison to what his Klipsch do:

post #12 of 13

Smart man...smart man

post #13 of 13

Okay, hold on.  I just got Denon's AH-C300 IEMs.  "Good", loud and bass heavy would be a decent way to describe them.  And if you're curious as to how bassy they are, let me just say that I have both the XB300 and XB500.  They.  Don't.  Even.  Come.  Close.

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