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Recommendation for budget cans.

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi guys, newly registered, but a long time lurker. 
I'm looking for a pair of headphones that don't break the bank.

I have a pair of Grado 125's that I love, but I'm looking for a new pair.

Looking for a pair of closed, over ear's that will do a good job of isolating external sound.

I'd like to spend around $100 to $150.

post #2 of 10
Hard to find a closed headphone that will duplicate that Grado sound if that's what you are looking for.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Sorry, should have clarified. Not looking to recreate the same experience. Just using them as sort of a benchmark.  But really, I should have just left that part out.

post #4 of 10
OK. What kind of sound signature are you looking for?

Bass heavy. Not bass heavy, but better bass extension than the Grados. More neutral than the Grados. Less bright. There's all types of headphones out there smily_headphones1.gif
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Not bass heavy, but I know being closed they will generally be more bass heavy than a pair of open.
Less bright than the Grados is fine. As is more or less neutral.
Generally, something with good isolation, clean sound and that won't make me ears ache as they do now with my Grados.


Edited by sonofwatt - 9/29/13 at 8:16pm
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by sonofwatt View Post
 

Hi guys, newly registered, but a long time lurker. 
I'm looking for a pair of headphones that don't break the bank.

I have a pair of Grado 125's that I love, but I'm looking for a new pair.

Looking for a pair of closed, over ear's that will do a good job of isolating external sound.

I'd like to spend around $100 to $150.

 

Heya,

 

At this range, a used/refurb Ultrasone HFI 780 would fit the bill.

 

Very best,

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Ok I'll try to check those out.

 

Any other suggestions?

Some closer to the $100 new, end of the range, would be helpful too.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

*bump*


Any other suggestions?

post #9 of 10
Check out the NVX Audio XPT100. Those, the FA-003, Brainwavz HM5, and Jaycar are all produced by the same manufacturer (plenty of discussion of these others) with essentially the same cups and drivers. The NVX has a flexible headband and two sets of pads--see which ones are the most comfortable for you. Reputation for being fairly neutral headphones, and fit your budget right where you want it at $100 on Amazon.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Those look great. I think they're the ones I'll get.
Thanks for that!

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