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Good headphones under 200 dollars?

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Thread Starter 

I listen to mostly rap/hip-hop/techno music and am looking for some suggestions within my price range of ~200 dollars.

 

I have currently looked at:

Beyerdynamic dt770 (80 ohms)

Audio technica m50

Ultrasone HFI-580/780

Audio technica ath-ad900x

post #2 of 12

I recommend the DT990 - if you've never heard an open-backed headphone, the soundstage difference is absolutely amazing.

post #3 of 12

Audio Technica ATH-AD900X open headphones or ATH-A900X closed headphones.

post #4 of 12
Hello!

I am not certain about those headphones you mentioned but I'll give a shootout for the UE6000 for the music genre you listen to!

Hope it helps!
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If you don't mind new brand, you may try Bluedio. I got the Bluedo R+ from Amazon @$149 NFC+Bluetooth+overear+foldable+SD card slot Noise-cancelling is satisfying, lows & mids are good, comfortable to wear. They have another version Bluedio R, less than $100, if you don't need NFC, think about it~
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If you don't mind new brand, you may try Bluedio. I got the Bluedo R+ from Amazon @$149 NFC+Bluetooth+overear+foldable+SD card slot Noise-cancelling is satisfying, lows & mids are good, comfortable to wear. They have another version Bluedio R, less than $100, if you don't need NFC, think about it~

Icyee I see this is the second time you have Reommended the Bluedio, I'm glad that you enjoy them can you describe what is good about the lows and the mids? Why do you like them :D

 

In addition to the possibility of the Bluedio [never heard of it though] I HIGHLY second the Dt 990 Pro 250, and the Ath a900x, both cans have a simmilar sound to them, with the Beyer needing an amp and the Ath a900x not. 

 

Honestly you can get the Beyer Dt 990 for about $150 used, then a brand new Fiio E11 amp for about $55, the e11 would be powerful enough to dirve a Beyer dt 990 pro, and it was have an option for more bass if you so desired it 

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Honestly you can get the Beyer Dt 990 for about $150 used, then a brand new Fiio E11 amp for about $55, the e11 would be powerful enough to dirve a Beyer dt 990 pro, and it was have an option for more bass if you so desired it 

Or get the DT990 for brand new for $161 off Amazon. If an open headphone would work well for you (i.e. you don't need the isolation of a closed headphone), these could be an excellent choice with that E11 amp.

How bassy do you like your headphones? If you like a lot of bass impact and a closed headphone, I'd recommend the HFI-580s: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534029/fight-the-beats-hype-ultrasone-hfi-580-hfi-580-appreciation-thread
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Or get the DT990 for brand new for $161 off Amazon. If an open headphone would work well for you (i.e. you don't need the isolation of a closed headphone), these could be an excellent choice with that E11 amp.

How bassy do you like your headphones? If you like a lot of bass impact and a closed headphone, I'd recommend the HFI-580s: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534029/fight-the-beats-hype-ultrasone-hfi-580-hfi-580-appreciation-thread

Still the open can will have a little more clarity, and with the E11 it should have so SO much slam. Still that is nother good option espically if you want the isolation of a closed headphone 

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

I will only be using my headphones at home on my computer so would an amp still be necessary to power the 250 ohms dt990's?

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I will only be using my headphones at home on my computer so would an amp still be necessary to power the 250 ohms dt990's?

Usually on-board audio is not the greatest for driving headphones, more so 250-Ohm headphones.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

I ended up buying the beyerdynamic dt990 250 ohms version with a fiio e10 amp, thanks!

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