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Best headphones ever made for your wallet?

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I decided to dust off my first pair headphones and start listening some music on them. For $80, these AKG 240S offer a whole alot of sound your dollars spent. 

 

Yes, my more expensive headphone is superior to the AKG 240S in every way. But for $80, it sounds really amazing. How come nobody talks about these headphones? 

post #2 of 8

They don't have enough BASS, but us old timers remember these...A STEAL at $80..Now all the younger crowd wants BASS only.

Give em 5 years and they'll be asking for something different..It comes in waves...

(Now I'll go scream at the kids to get off my lawn)  :)

 

Oh your question

KOSS DJ100 @ $49.99 


Edited by Magicman74 - 10/1/13 at 3:51pm
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I have a pair of K240 sextetts (predecessor to your cans), and they are probably the most natural and accurate headphones you could possibly get for less than $600, yet they are rarely ever talked about (heck even their own appreciation thread has gone cold). 

post #4 of 8

I have both the Studio and Sextett and love them dearly. I like AKG, and I hope to one day acquire the K240DF and Monitor, as well as many other AKG models. The Studio has to be one of my favourite headphones, I recommend it whenever I can if the situation calls for it. There's something about them that just draws me to the sound.

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Originally Posted by ubs28 View Post
 

I decided to dust off my first pair headphones and start listening some music on them. For $80, these AKG 240S offer a whole alot of sound your dollars spent. 

 

Yes, my more expensive headphone is superior to the AKG 240S in every way. But for $80, it sounds really amazing. How come nobody talks about these headphones? 

I would guess the 55-Ohm AKG K240s are a little to hard to drive (well enough) by your average mp3 player.

post #6 of 8

The Sony MDR-MA900 is a bit more expensive, around the $150-200 mark, but this is one of those rare cases of a headphone I bought post-Stax Lambda and could still enjoy for home listening. Comfortable, no need for special amplification, excels at gaming...this coming from someone who saw why people liked the HE-400 and SR-202, but couldn't personally get into them because of recessed mids and subsequently distant vocals.

 

It does need a bit of a treble boost to really shine, though, and while that still won't give it that distinctive Stax clarity, it's also a far more affordable and forgiving headphone.

 

To be honest, if I needed a set of headphones for every computer and console I own, I'd just buy a bunch of MA900s in bulk and be done with it before Head-Fi really kills my wallet for good.

post #7 of 8
The K240 was my very first set of cans - ever -in the mid-70s. Spoiled me rotten, of course. I stuck with those 'phones for nearly a decade (flirted with w pair of K340s briefly, but didn't like them at the time), moved on to electrets (Signet TK44/a-t ATH-7), briefly back to K240s, then a long stretch only listening via loudspeakers. (Yeah, I know...but it happens.) Then, about two years ago, I decided it was time for a "proper" set of cans again. Having tried more brands and models than I care to recall, I wound up with Grado's PS 325is, which I've adored ever since, then followed up months later with Sennheiser's HD 25 I Mk II cans for my iPod classic. All I want and need, unless I come into a windfall that allows me to run farther up the Grado food chain. (As in: MUCH farther.) For now? Never better.

- Barrett
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Originally Posted by EuphonicArin View Post
 

I have a pair of K240 sextetts (predecessor to your cans), and they are probably the most natural and accurate headphones you could possibly get for less than $600, yet they are rarely ever talked about (heck even their own appreciation thread has gone cold). 

 

 

I just snagged the K240 sextett LP's from a friend. It's pretty cool having a vintage set of cans that sound so nice. Really enjoying them! So they fit into this list for me.

 

The other ones would be the Koss ksc75's and sportapro's (both modded).

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