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Help me choose some cans under £60.

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Hey guys, been a lurker over the last three days and decided to join up. I've always had a bit of an ear for when sound quality is poor, but I'm definitely not an audiophile (although if I had the money I'd probably become one wink.gif).

 

So I've recently become interested in purchasing some over-ear headphones for music listening. I currently own a pair of Siberia V2 'gaming' headphones which I purchased a while ago primarily due to the look and design of the suspended headband, and the 'gamer' tag. I'm not much of a gamer anymore, and the suspended headband isn't important either!

 

So now I'm just looking for some high quality, inexpensive headphones for listening to music! I intend to purchase an Xonar DG sound card because I only have onboard sound.

 

I mainly listen to drum 'n' bass, hip & trip hop, electronic, trance, downtempo (all in FLAC or 320kbps MP3). Although, I find myself liking all sorts of genres including rock.

I love a bit of bass, but not overdoing it. Midrange is as important as lows and hi's for me, as I love crisp vocal tracks.

 

I wouldn't like to spend more than £60 (GBP).

 

What I'm considering...

Sony MDR-V6 - In budget, reliable, good reviews. Apparently mids can become 'cluttered'?

Creative Aurvana Live - Recommended from the Headphone Buying Guide. In budget, good reviews... not perfect build quality.

Denon AH-D1100 - Just in budget, fairly good reviews, slightly lesser build quality.

 

I would appreciate advice/suggestions, thank you all!


Edited by Yedanker - 6/30/13 at 5:41am
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Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) closed headphones, usually costs around $85.

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Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) closed headphones, usually costs around $85.

They look great, but quite a bit more than what I was looking to spend - in the UK at least (from what I could find).

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Originally Posted by Yedanker View Post

They look great, but quite a bit more than what I was looking to spend - in the UK at least (from what I could find).

Check eBay.

Several places in Asia will mail order the Takstar headphones to you in the UK.

 

Check the website Thomann, they might offer something in your price range.

post #5 of 6
The CAL will do a very good job with genres you listed.
post #6 of 6
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I ended up going for the CAL's. They seem to be reviewed highly, have a great price, and are easy to obtain in the UK! They should arrive this Tuesday!

 

Thanks.

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