Originally Posted by WeDontCare
Reading around and and you have guys asking for recomendations on headphones that cost 200 bucks.
I wouldn't pay more than 50 bucks for a pair of headphones, if that.
I have 20 dollar sony headphones and they sound betetr than this overrpriced beats garbage or whatever
Spending high is the only way to get half-decent headphones nowadays. Almost all of the modern headphones I've tried have had deal-breaking flaws that made me set them aside in disgust. Headphone companies are more focused on making a lot of money nowadays than making the best performing headphone they can (Sennheiser, I'm looking at you).
This is why I stick to vintage fare. Sometimes I get garbage but most of what I've gotten are <extremely> capable headphones with better build quality than anything out today. Some examples:
1: KOSS PRO/4AAA: Sounds better than an HD600 once modified, smooth frequency response with excellent detail, great soundstage, and speaker-like bass. ($50 in like-new condition)
2: Sony DR-Z5: This unassuming little can absolutely DESTROYS every single headphone I've touched (save for the HD800) in detail retrieval and precision. Instantaneous decay and flat-line bass. ($60)
3: Stanton Dynaphase Sixty: Absolute monsters. These have the most realistic presentation I've ever heard. Huge, smooth, and powerful sound. A bit too heavy but you get used to it. ($80)
Edited by takato14 - 6/18/13 at 4:34pm