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post #1 of 11
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Considering I just paid $299 for the V-moda Crossfade M-100 I am also looking for a good open headphone that is over ear but preferably under $100 ( I would Consider the Sennheiser HD558 which is $129)

post #2 of 11

Grado SR60i - $79

 

Grado SR80i - $99

 

Probably not going to get any better for open headphones sub-$100.

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by liquidzoo View Post
 

Grado SR60i - $79

 

Grado SR80i - $99

 

Probably not going to get any better for open headphones sub-$100.

 

 

where are they at those prices? Amazon shows the SR60i around $150 and the SR80i around 99 but from 3rd party resellers

post #4 of 11
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where are they at those prices? Amazon shows the SR60i around $150 and the SR80i around 99 but from 3rd party resellers

HeadRoom

 

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/grado-sr-60i.php

 

http://www.headphone.com/headphones/grado-sr-80i.php

 

Authorized Grado dealer.

 

I'm not sure who that is selling those 60s for that much on Amazon, but they're ripping off anyone who buys them big time.

post #5 of 11

The HD558 is good (completely different than that m100).  You'll feel underwhelmed by the bass compared ti the m100.  The sr80i is good too.

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The HD558 is good (completely different than that m100).  You'll feel underwhelmed by the bass compared ti the m100.  The sr80i is good too.

 

 

 

Closed headphones are generally more bassy then openbacked headphones and  I want an open backed one more for the sound stage then bass which my M-100 fulfills

post #7 of 11

Then get the HD558.  It's better than the SR80i than imo.

post #8 of 11
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Then get the HD558.  It's better than the SR80i than imo.

 

 

A 30 dollar difference better?

post #9 of 11

That's for you to decide.  The HD558 really just wins in soundstage and instrument separation, the SR80i is just really exciting, though uncomfortable for some (me included).  I think it's worth the $30.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

That's for you to decide.  The HD558 really just wins in soundstage and instrument separation, the SR80i is just really exciting, though uncomfortable for some (me included).  I think it's worth the $30.

 

 

Ok I guess ill go with the HD558 then .. Been interested in them but wanted somebody to push me to pay 130 for them :)

post #11 of 11

558 is good. Can get staticy with some rock and metal though. AKG 240 will be my fav open headphone if it retains what I liked before and the muddiness goes away when using it with the low output impedance gear I have now. You could also look at Samson stuff like their 850. The 240 is often priced at around $60 on amazon. I like my SR-60 with flat pads quite a bit. 

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