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I need new headphones!

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hi, I am new to this, and am looking to buy my first pair of real headphones. I would like a portable, closed back, comfortable headphone, that costs under 200 dollars. I listen to alternative rock (hence the name), rock, classic rock, things like that. Please give me your reccomendations for headphones that have these traits.

post #2 of 20

JVC HA-S500 folding headphones, costs under $60.

post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 

I'll take a look.

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

How's the bass on them?

post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 

I've read some reviews.  They all say that the sound is amazing, but they're not very comfortable.  I need headphones that are very comfortable and can be worn for many hours.

post #6 of 20

Depending on the season you can find these for $200:


Sony MDR-1R

V-Moda M80

Audiotechnica ESW9

Sennheiser Amperior

Logitech UE6000


You can find the MDR-1R at like the apple store, and you can find both the UE6000 and ESW9 at local Best Buy's. Personal favorite is the ESW9's but they are on-ear headphones so probably not as comfortable as the 1R's and UE6000s.

Edited by viralcow - 8/20/13 at 1:30pm
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
What about the Ath M50?
post #8 of 20

The M50s aren't portable, and IMO they don't sound very good at the $200 price point. If you can find them for $100 sure, but any more isn't worth it.

post #9 of 20

The UE6000 is on sale at Best Buy in-store for $99 right now. They blow everything else away at that price.

post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
Do you think I will be completely AMAZED by the UE6000? My 20 dollar sony mdr zx100s blow me away now.
post #11 of 20

They blew ME away when I first head them, and I own Stax.

post #12 of 20
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Do the V-moda headphones do well with rock?
post #13 of 20
Originally Posted by altrock1234 View Post

Do the V-moda headphones do well with rock?
Yes, very much so. They have full, rich mids and deep, punchy bass, although treble is rolled off. Overall a very smooth sounding and really great headphone. Comfort is average, I can wear mine for 2 hours max before they start to get a little uncomfortable.
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
Which is better, the lp2 or the m80?
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Please take into account that I listen to alternative rock, rock, classic rock, and all things like that. Also I need the headphone to be comfortable to wear for many hours.
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