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newbie... looking for first hi-fi headphones

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Been reading old threads on closed cans but not sure what is best for me.

i would like:

-closed cans

-detachable cord

- straight cord prefered with coiled option a plus

portable

and >$200

 

I listen to rap, rock, techno, dubstep, pop, and some more genres. mostly music with a lot of bass and treble

 

will be purchasing a fiio e7k

 

will be listening to flac files from macbook air, pandora, mp3 files

 

on a budget due to school. would like a pair of headphones for studying that can isolate good and not leak my music

thanks for the help in advance


Edited by ZSHARP - 7/20/13 at 7:15pm
post #2 of 8

The Sony MDR-1s look pretty good. 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

less than $200. sorry

post #4 of 8

You won't get a detachable cord, but I consistently recommend the Sony MDR-V6.  It can be had for $65-$75 at many places.  Be sure to get the Pearstone velour pad upgrade.  I've been told that recording/broadcast studios order cases of both and rip the Sony pads off the phones and put the velours on as soon as they pull them out of the boxes.  It's a cheap, $20 upgrade that addresses the main problem with the V6's (pleather pads that disintegrate within a year).

 

The V6's emphasize the bass and treble and sound better than Beats at a much lower price, IMHO.  They've been sold since the 80's.  Sony has tried to take them off the market before, but there was too much of an outcry and they were forced to continue manufacturing them. wink.gif

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

what about audio technica ath m50 or shure 840? need a few more options

post #6 of 8
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what about audio technica ath m50 or shure 840? need a few more options

Both have good reports, but they're a lot more expensive.

post #7 of 8

Not exactly what you where looking for, but still a good value.

 

JVC HA-S500, folding, on-ear, headphones, sells for under $60.

post #8 of 8

M50s or 840's

 

"Funner" sounding headphone would be

UE600's, V-Moda M80, Senheiser HD25-1's or even the Amperiors can be found for just OVER $200.

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