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post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, I'm a noob on this forum, and want to get the help from you (the pros) on what my next pair of cans will be. Here's my specs I want my cans to be:
Fairly nice looking
Bass that is very strong
Still fairly nice clarity
Thanks guys, and my price range is around to 300. Btw, no one say beats cause they are trash. Thanks again
post #2 of 35

We know that beats are trash...we know.
Some good, rich, bass cans that I've heard about are:
Panasonic htf600 step monitor
Ath-m50(I own these, they extend extremely deep)
V-moda lp2 or m100
Creative Aurvana live
JVC s500
These are a bit more expensive but are supposed to have unbeatable bass in terms of quality, the denon ad2000
 

post #3 of 35
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Ath-m50(I own these, they extend extremely deep)
These are a bit more expensive but are supposed to have unbeatable bass in terms of quality, the denon ad2000
 

yes, wafflezz is on the money ! denon adh-2000 is your best bet in this price range IMO (used as there discontinued now)The new denons are pants, i purchased some and resold same day! (d600)  some 2000,s are in the classifieds on headfiwink_face.gif

 

 

.....everything is IMO.....smily_headphones1.gif

post #4 of 35
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Originally Posted by jbs sound View Post
.....everything is IMO.....smily_headphones1.gif

Nice save. tongue.gif

 

I agree with everything jbs said except that the D600s are.... "pants" as they say in UK? If you can find the D2000 for $300 go for it, else the D600s are worth a try.

post #5 of 35
I am really enjoying the new Audio Technica ATH-WS99.
post #6 of 35

Aint the most clearest, but have you tried the ATH-M50? But, since you have a higher budget, I would check out the DT-990 Pro. It has a smiley curve (lots of base and treble). Try them both out, they are like almost complete opposites! ATH-M50 is less clear though.

post #7 of 35
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(Edit) I have the m50s, not enough bass.
post #8 of 35
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(Edit) I have the m50s, not enough bass.

Damn, really? Like I could literally EQ it a bit and they would be RATTLING on my ears (no joke!). Scary and cool at the same time haha. Another headphone with nice bass is the TMA-1 but a lot of people find it more muddy than dark :s

post #9 of 35

the d600 is $771/£499 mrrp in uk confused_face_2.gif ,

post #10 of 35

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Originally Posted by nothing4me View Post

Damn, really? Like I could literally EQ it a bit and they would be RATTLING on my ears (no joke!). Scary and cool at the same time haha. Another headphone with nice bass is the TMA-1 but a lot of people find it more muddy than dark :s

The TMA-1s are so dark. I found them incredibly bass anemic compared to the D2000/D600 which blow them out of the water in terms of bass quantity/quality, clarity, and soundstage (the soundstage is no contest); but that came as no surprise since they're not even in the same price range.

 

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the d600 is $771/£499 mrrp in uk confused_face_2.gif ,

I'm not in the UK but nicholars found his pair of D600 for £230. Maybe message him to get some info about that.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/669463/why-doesnt-anybody-like-the-denon-ah-d600/30


Edited by HesterDW - 6/25/13 at 10:16pm
post #11 of 35
Thread Starter 
(Edit) I would also only like closed back cans, and they have to be portable
post #12 of 35
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(Edit) I would also only like closed back cans, and they have to be portable


Check out the DT-1350? They need a good seal though.

post #13 of 35
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@nothing4me full size....
post #14 of 35
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Originally Posted by HesterDW View Post

The TMA-1s are so dark. I found them incredibly bass anemic compared to the D2000/D600 which blow them out of the water in terms of bass quantity/quality, clarity, and soundstage (the soundstage is no contest); but that came as no surprise since they're not even in the same price range.


I'm not in the UK but nicholars found his pair of D600 for £
230. Maybe message him to get some info about that.



http://www.head-fi.org/t/669463/why-doesnt-anybody-like-the-denon-ah-d600/30

I found them for $250 on eBay
post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by ObJay View Post


I found them for $250 on eBay


For that budget, a couple of good choices I have experience with - I currently own ALL of these -

 

Ultrasone Pro900 - great bass, good looking, to me fantastic sound

Denon D2000 - can be found used all the time.  Great bass, not great for portable at all.

Denon D600 - great bass, great portable solution, ultra comfy.

 

V-Moda M100 - next level down to ME.  Good bass, comfort is iffy.  Very portable.  Reputed to be "built like a tank" but have cracking problems and pads are an issue with a fair number of folks.

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