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Hey guys.

I am looking to buy my first real pair of headphones. Originally I was planning to buy a pair of the M50's but from reading countless reviews I have found myself second guessing and am not sure if they are the headphones for me. My budget is between $100-200 and I am looking for a balanced pair of closed back headphones with sound quality being the most important factor. I would prefer if they had some noise cancellation but it is by no means a big factor in my decision. I mainly listen to a wide variety of rock basically anything from red hot chilli peppers to coldplay with a bit of hiphop and electronic thrown in as well. I don't want anything over bassy but I would like them to be able to provide enough bass for odd rap track or daft punk song. My main questions are what are the best headphones in the $100-200 range. I have heard good things about the Sennheser HD449's, K501 and the AD700's and was curious how these stack up to the M50's or if there is something better suited to my needs that I havent mentioned. Also I have been hearing a lot about the Gemini HSR -1000's and Koss DJ 100 for decent headphones on a budget and wanted to know what would the best headphone under $100 be for my needs and if there is a big difference in sound quality. Any suggestions would be really appreciated as I am having a really tough time choosing.

 

Summary:

 

Best Closed back headphones $100-200 (noise cancellation optional) and under $100

Balanced sound for rock and hiphop

post #2 of 7
Beyerdynamic DT770
Shure SRH840
JVC HA-S500

Some people seem to like the ATH A900x also.
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

Beyerdynamic DT770
Shure SRH840
JVC HA-S500

Some people seem to like the ATH A900x also.

Thanks of these would you say all 3 would be better than the M50's? Any preference on favorites?

post #4 of 7

RE: Headphone Advice

K501 is not suitable for u.
You may also try Beyer custom one.
I don't know m50 bass is too much for u or not, but m50 feels very solid and comfortable

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Thanks of these would you say all 3 would be better than the M50's? Any preference on favorites?

In terms of sound quality, yes.

My favorite would be the HA-S500's as its the most fun to listen to.
post #6 of 7
Hello!

Basically, are you looking for two headphones? Sorry if I mistaken it but if it is the case, I would suggest you to look into Ultimate Ears UE6000 at $200 and for balanced headphone for rock and HipHop under $100, would be Grado SR60i/80i or the Sony MDR-7506

Hope it helps!
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Originally Posted by Canadian250 View Post

Hey guys.

I am looking to buy my first real pair of headphones. Originally I was planning to buy a pair of the M50's but from reading countless reviews I have found myself second guessing and am not sure if they are the headphones for me. My budget is between $100-200 and I am looking for a balanced pair of closed back headphones with sound quality being the most important factor. I would prefer if they had some noise cancellation but it is by no means a big factor in my decision. I mainly listen to a wide variety of rock basically anything from red hot chilli peppers to coldplay with a bit of hiphop and electronic thrown in as well. I don't want anything over bassy but I would like them to be able to provide enough bass for odd rap track or daft punk song. My main questions are what are the best headphones in the $100-200 range. I have heard good things about the Sennheser HD449's, K501 and the AD700's and was curious how these stack up to the M50's or if there is something better suited to my needs that I havent mentioned. Also I have been hearing a lot about the Gemini HSR -1000's and Koss DJ 100 for decent headphones on a budget and wanted to know what would the best headphone under $100 be for my needs and if there is a big difference in sound quality. Any suggestions would be really appreciated as I am having a really tough time choosing.

 

Summary:

 

Best Closed back headphones $100-200 (noise cancellation optional) and under $100

Balanced sound for rock and hiphop

Rock and hip hop are rather different, but thankfully I found the ATH A900x to do well with both of them! As did the Koss Pro DJ 200 [or 100TBSE] 

 

I never heard the M50's but they are throw into the same bass heavy ring as cans like the XB 700 [which I did own] so bass wise the Ath a900x should be MUCH more balanced and very enjoyable with all the music you like. Check my review of it here if you'd like! 

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