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Need concise recommendation on sub-$100, bass heavy (dubstep) headphones with isolation

post #1 of 11
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I have spent TOO MANY hours reviewing headphones and cannot make up my mind.  I need a sub-$100 (firm price), bass-heavy for mostly Dubstep, good isolation (noisy office), comfortable (long hours), full-sized headphone.  I had the HTF600s which sounded great, but blocked NOTHING from the outside.

 

I have almost pulled the trigger on the Monoprice 8323, HD 429, CAL, and a few others, but always get swamped with reviews and cannot decide.  I am spending too much time looking and need to get something.  Please help and tell me what to buy!!!

 

Max Price:  $100

Music:  Dubstep

Size:  Over-Ear (Full size)

Isolation:  As much as possible

Comfort:  Will wear for 12hrs straight

post #2 of 11

m50! i love these headphones and its very cheap

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by tamngoman View Post

m50! i love these headphones and its very cheap

Would love those, but cannot find for under $100.  What else?

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Would love those but cannot find for under $100.  What else?

post #5 of 11

Heya,

 

Brainwavz HM5 when on sale, are about $100. Or get some pre-owned. Suggested for their high level of isolation. They are not bassy, they are neutral, but can be very bassy when equalized (I have done it, which is why I suggest it).

 

Then simply equalize them for bass.

 

Note: you are not going to find a headphone with great isolation and wonderful amounts of bass in the combination that you probably want, even at a higher price range. The best thing you can do is get a good flat headphone with good isolation, and simply equalize for bass. Simply learn to equalize properly so it stays distortion free and clean.

 

Very best,

post #6 of 11

WS55 is inexpensive and has decent bass ($69)

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-WS55

 

Not sure about the isolation though as I don't have a noisy listening environment.

 

Used Q40's?

 

Quite honestly, IEM's (atrios, sony xb's, monster turbines) are going to isolate better and have better bass in your price range.

post #7 of 11
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WS55 is inexpensive and has decent bass ($69)

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-WS55

 

Not sure about the isolation though as I don't have a noisy listening environment.

 

Used Q40's?

 

Quite honestly, IEM's (atrios, sony xb's, monster turbines) are going to isolate better and have better bass in your price range.

The WS55s are on-ear, and the Q40s are too expensive.  I have the Shure SE215 and Creative Aurvana IEMs, but want some cans as well.

 

Again, here are the requirements.  I do have the CMoyBB, so the bass will be increased to help.

 

sub-$100

Over Ear

Good Bass Response, especially sub-bass

Good Isolation

Comfortable

Music:  Dubstep

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by gedneyj View Post

The WS55s are on-ear, and the Q40s are too expensive.  I have the Shure SE215 and Creative Aurvana IEMs, but want some cans as well.

 

Again, here are the requirements.  I do have the CMoyBB, so the bass will be increased to help.

 

sub-$100

Over Ear

Good Bass Response, especially sub-bass

Good Isolation

Comfortable

Music:  Dubstep


Refurbished Q40's with warranty from Audio-Topia (over 15000 ratings w/99.3% positive feedback) for $109.99 buy it now or make offer...offer $99.99 (sub $100)

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/M-Audio-Q40-WARRANTY-Q-40-Stereo-Pro-DJ-Dynamic-Headphones-FREE-2-DAY-/251291696328?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item3a8226fcc8

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by gedneyj View Post

The WS55s are on-ear, and the Q40s are too expensive.  I have the Shure SE215 and Creative Aurvana IEMs, but want some cans as well.

Again, here are the requirements.  I do have the CMoyBB, so the bass will be increased to help.

sub-$100

Over Ear

Good Bass Response, especially sub-bass

Good Isolation

Comfortable

Music:  Dubstep

Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80) closed headphones.

Sells on eBay for $50, I paid $68 for mine.

post #10 of 11

Sony MDR XB500 are as bassy as it gets. Also very comfy.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations.  I went ahead and got the Monoprice 8283, along with some parts to mod as recommended in the forum.  Hope it is to my liking.  Thanks again!

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