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need budget headphones suited for post-rock

post #1 of 30
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im gonna buy some new headphones, anything under $200 would be amazing, got any ideas?

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Where are you plugging them to? do you need portability, or they are for home use? 

post #3 of 30

if your using these headphones for rock i would assume you would want something with some good bass.

 

If your using them inside your house 

http://www.amazon.com/Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone-Gunmetal/dp/B003BYRGKY

these have good bass and sound for 110$

 

these are also decent and very comfortable.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB500-Diaphragm-Driver-Headphones/dp/B001RB24S2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381470335&sr=1-1&keywords=xb+500

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If your on the go

 

These are some great earbuds (just a suggestion if you wanted earbuds aswell)

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Image-S4i--Ear-Headphones/dp/B008X8HZZO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381470600&sr=1-1&keywords=klipsch+s4i

 

Good sound on ear headphones.

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Supra-Aural-Headset-Control-i-Phone/dp/B003WV8PKG/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381470830&sr=1-2&keywords=sennheiser+px100

 

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Now if you wanted good all around sound quality then:

 

Audio technica ath m50 are amazing for $150

or grado s80I(these leak sound A LOT)

 

 

Some recommendations by me (there are other good headphones around as well, read some reviews)

post #4 of 30
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jackwess View Post
 

Where are you plugging them to? do you need portability, or they are for home use? 

Probably plugging them into my mytouch phone, but i am thinking about buying a portable amp thing, would use them mainly for home though

post #5 of 30
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Originally Posted by stop View Post
 

Probably plugging them into my mytouch phone, but i am thinking about buying a portable amp thing, would use them mainly for home though

Will you be doing any Pc listening, I know that many iPhone users hook up to thier pc to load new music on their phones, or that is what I did back in my iPod days

 

Still I LOVE post rock and I enjoy it the most on a balance can, I suggest the Audio TEchnica A900x or the Shure 840, and if you do not mind buying them used, you can get them for around $150 or less here at head fi, which would give you about $50 to pick up an amp and a iDevice LOD Cable 

 

Here are some links to both the headphones I mentioned

Audio TEchnica AD900x

 SHure 840

 

also if you want new, the Sound Magic HP 100 where very enjoyable with Post Rock as well! 

post #6 of 30
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Originally Posted by acetheman2 View Post

if your using these headphones for rock i would assume you would want something with some good bass.

If your using them inside your house 
http://www.amazon.com/Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone-Gunmetal/dp/B003BYRGKY
these have good bass and sound for 110$

these are also decent and very comfortable.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB500-Diaphragm-Driver-Headphones/dp/B001RB24S2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381470335&sr=1-1&keywords=xb+500

The XB-500 are very bass heavy headphones. Not suitable for rock unless someone is a basshead wanting much more bass than the recording calls for. Even the V-Moda Crossfade LPs are more for someone wanting extra bass emphasis.
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Still I LOVE post rock and I enjoy it the most on a balance can, I suggest the Audio TEchnica A900x or the Shure 840, and if you do not mind buying them used, you can get them for around $150 or less here at head fi, which would give you about $50 to pick up an amp and a iDevice LOD Cable 

Here are some links to both the headphones I mentioned
Audio TEchnica AD900x
 SHure 840

also if you want new, the Sound Magic HP 100 where very enjoyable with Post Rock as well! 

Agreed. More balanced headphones make more sense to me, too, unless you KNOW you like a real bass heavy sound.

So what you need to tell us next is if these headphones are for home use or on the go? Do you need isolation from your environment? If so, then closed headphones are better. If not, open headphones would be my choice since you'll generally get a bigger, more immersive soundstage. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


The XB-500 are very bass heavy headphones. Not suitable for rock unless someone is a basshead wanting much more bass than the recording calls for. Even the V-Moda Crossfade LPs are more for someone wanting extra bass emphasis.
Agreed. More balanced headphones make more sense to me, too, unless you KNOW you like a real bass heavy sound.

So what you need to tell us next is if these headphones are for home use or on the go? Do you need isolation from your environment? If so, then closed headphones are better. If not, open headphones would be my choice since you'll generally get a bigger, more immersive soundstage. smily_headphones1.gif

He mentioned they where at home, but he wants a portable amp and his source is an iPhone, so chances are there will be use outside of home. I think Closed would be best atm, assuming that he's going to be using that iDevice out side of his house as well

 

BUT op, you tell us. You say it's mainly for home [and I to listen mainly at home] but I still own a closed headphone my self... just for the 25% listening I do outside of home

post #8 of 30
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

He mentioned they where at home, but he wants a portable amp and his source is an iPhone, so chances are there will be use outside of home. I think Closed would be best atm, assuming that he's going to be using that iDevice out side of his house as well

BUT op, you tell us. You say it's mainly for home [and I to listen mainly at home] but I still own a closed headphone my self... just for the 25% listening I do outside of home

Opps. I missed that he said mostly at home. redface.gif
post #9 of 30
SoundMAGIC HP100 or Rockit R-Studio
post #10 of 30
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SoundMAGIC HP100 or Rockit R-Studio

... NEVER heard of the Rockit R Studio so... uhh let's go with the Tried and True Sound Magic HP 100! 

post #11 of 30
R-Studio may just be THE best closed back headphone under $100
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R-Studio may just be THE best closed back headphone under $100

Yea others have said that about the Shure 440 and the Audio Technica A900x :/ 

post #13 of 30
R-Studio beat the SRH440, warmer sound, more natural and way more comfortable. The SRH440 may have slightly better detail and highs.
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R-Studio beat the SRH440, warmer sound, more natural and way more comfortable. The SRH440 may have slightly better detail and highs.

see you throw the word "warm" around like it's a good thing. And natural to you is not natural to me, I like the highs and HATE warm cans... I find even the HE 400 with Pleathers to be TO WARM, and I modded my W1000x to remove a good bit of that warmth

 

and define warmth for me? I define warmth as excessive Decay, which is something I do not like. Where as to me, Dark is a more mid focused and natrual sound, the decay in balance with the attack resulting in  a mid forward sound, yet [a dark can with sufficent sound stage will] have enough space for neutral highs, and tight deep bass

 

where as again, to me, warm suggests what I call the "veil" of mids. That being said, I would not consider that warm veil to be any kind of a postive thing. And on that note, the Hp 100 and Shure 840 to my ears, both sounded very natrual. I enjoyed both. Still I have not heard the R Studio but, your going to have to be a little more specific before you start making " a is better than B" comments, because remember everything is flawed, and everything is a combination of trade offs.

 

I would not like a can that has slighty worse details and highs :/ 

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