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Best open headphones for around $150?

post #1 of 13
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Hi. Looking for good open headphones for around $150. Can include used ones for around that price. They need to be comfy and have really good detail. They need to be balanced. Any ideas?
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Oh. And better than my m50's
post #3 of 13

Invest about 50 bucks more, and you can choose among (new)

Sony MDR MA900's, Grado SR225i's, Audio Technica ATH AD900X,

and a few others which I don't like quite as much as those three.

 

The used market will present you with a much broader variety, of course -

and you never know what bargain(s) will show up!

post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

Invest about 50 bucks more, and you can choose among (new)
Sony MDR MA900's, Grado SR225i's, Audio Technica ATH AD900X,
and a few others which I don't like quite as much as those three.

The used market will present you with a much broader variety, of course -
and you never know what bargain(s) will show up!
Stuck between grado and audio technica. Isnt the sr225i uncomfortable though? Which would you say has better clarity and an all around better sound stage?
post #5 of 13

Try to get some used AKG K70x, maybe you'll need to add $20-30.

post #6 of 13

Agreed with those who said AD900 or MA900.  Both can be found in the used price range of around 120-140 dollars.  HD598 is also a great pair of headphones too that can be scored used around 150 sometimes.

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Sony MDR MA900 are $179.99 USD here http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_48484_Sony-MDR-MA900-MDRMA900-Open-Air-Headphones.html?utm_source=shopbot_cse&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=sc&scpid=19&scid=scsho3790304

 

For that price this is the headphones I would buy going by reviews. I am thinking of buying them but have to ship from USA>Canada which I don't like to do.

 

I had HD598 but they were no real upgrade from HD595 that I used to have so want something else.


Edited by Schonen - 8/9/13 at 5:24pm
post #8 of 13
Yeah, id say the mdr ma900, though if you can't afford it, id say the hd558.
post #9 of 13
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Looks like headband would break easily
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Coiled Cable

From rock to punk to reggae to blues to classical to hip-hop to folk, these headphones allow me to hear new aspects of the music I've been listening to for years on end, and have given me a new appreciation for balanced sound.smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by ssidyEvelyn View Post

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Coiled Cable
From rock to punk to reggae to blues to classical to hip-hop to folk, these headphones allow me to hear new aspects of the music I've been listening to for years on end, and have given me a new appreciation for balanced sound.smily_headphones1.gif
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I know! I have them and I like them. But I was wondering if there was a better open headphone that would be for home listening. One that was maybe a step up from the m50's
post #12 of 13

Mdr ma900 will just make you not wanna use that m50 of yours.  It makes all closed headphones sound very congested and small.

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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Mdr ma900 will just make you not wanna use that m50 of yours.  It makes all closed headphones sound very congested and small.

Not all hehehe, the w1000x  would put the MDR ma900  into a reality check [ofc it's not a bad can at all just different] 

 

Still the Byer Dt 990 Pro would be a good headphone as well, the bass is a little to much for every genre imo. But if your used to the M50 the Dt 990 should be and excellcent upgrade for ya! Plus some ppl like the 990 bass with all genres! 

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