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Looking for open or closed cans that have moderate bass for around the $200 mark

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I owned the Beyer Custom One Pro for a couple of weeks and returned them because they ended up not being the right for me. So I'm again in the hunt for another can. Would like to spend no more then $200 USD. However, I would be willing to go as high as say $230.if needed. I don't currently own an amp and my PC sound card is very old (Audigy Zs)  Would also be using these a lot with my Galaxy SIII. So they would have to have fairly low impedance because of those factors. Would be using these for home use. Would also have to be over the ear.

 

I'm not a basshead, but I do listen to fair amount of EDM. So if possible, would like them to have a moderate amount of bass. They don't have to be bass overpowering though. I Listen to a lot of Rock & Alternative Country too. So far, I've been mainly looking at the DT 770 (32 OHM version) Before I pull the trigger on those, i figured it couldn't hurt to come here and get some input. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!

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Audio Technica ATH-A900X closed headphones.

Sometimes used ones sell for $150

 

Asus Xonar DG sound card, $27, to replace your Audigy.

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Audio Technica ATH-A900X closed headphones.

Sometimes used ones sell for $150

 

Asus Xonar DG sound card, $27, to replace your Audigy.

+1

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Audio Technica ATH-A900X closed headphones.

Sometimes used ones sell for $150

 

Asus Xonar DG sound card, $27, to replace your Audigy.

 

Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, my computer is a dinosaur (8 years old) a Dell PC full of proprietary parts. I don't think I would be able to use a modern sound card with it. Even if I could, I don't have the knowledge to do this. However, I have checked out the can, and it looks pretty sweet and might be a possibility. At 42 ohms, I'm wondering if my GS3 would still power it adequately.

 

Again, thanks for the suggestion. it's definitely on my list!

 

EDIT: I was looking through some of the A900X posts here. A few people mentioned that these cans were more "on ear" then "over the ear" True or false?


Edited by KarlAgathon - 10/23/13 at 3:46pm
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I owned the Beyer Custom One Pro for a couple of weeks and returned them because they ended up not being the right for me. So I'm again in the hunt for another can.

Might help here if you could describe what about the sound quality of those was not right for you.
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EDIT: I was looking through some of the A900X posts here. A few people mentioned that these cans were more "on ear" then "over the ear" True or false?

They are definitely over ears and have very large cups. I can't imagine what kind of elephant ears someone would have to have (and I have a big head) for them to work like on ear headphones. (lol)
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Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, my computer is a dinosaur (8 years old) a Dell PC full of proprietary parts. I don't think I would be able to use a modern sound card with it. Even if I could, I don't have the knowledge to do this. However, I have checked out the can, and it looks pretty sweet and might be a possibility. At 42 ohms, I'm wondering if my GS3 would still power it adequately.

 

Again, thanks for the suggestion. it's definitely on my list!

 

EDIT: I was looking through some of the A900X posts here. A few people mentioned that these cans were more "on ear" then "over the ear" True or false?


Your GS3 should at least be able to decently drive the 42-Ohm ATH-A900X headphones.

To me the A900Xs are over ear, not on-ear headphones.

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Originally Posted by KarlAgathon View Post
 

 

Thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately, my computer is a dinosaur (8 years old) a Dell PC full of proprietary parts. I don't think I would be able to use a modern sound card with it. Even if I could, I don't have the knowledge to do this. However, I have checked out the can, and it looks pretty sweet and might be a possibility. At 42 ohms, I'm wondering if my GS3 would still power it adequately.

 

Again, thanks for the suggestion. it's definitely on my list!

 

EDIT: I was looking through some of the A900X posts here. A few people mentioned that these cans were more "on ear" then "over the ear" True or false?

You would definitely be able to use the DG in your old Dell, but if you're not comfortable opening it up and tinkering then a USB option would be better.  The Xonar U3 is basically a DG that runs via USB rather than via the PCI bus.  You can get one for $40 ($30 after MIR).

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Might help here if you could describe what about the sound quality of those was not right for you.
They are definitely over ears and have very large cups. I can't imagine what kind of elephant ears someone would have to have (and I have a big head) for them to work like on ear headphones. (lol)
+1 cel, Letting us know what you didn't like will help.
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Your GS3 should at least be able to decently drive the 42-Ohm ATH-A900X headphones.
To me the A900Xs are over ear, not on-ear headphones.

I have the Galaxy S3 and it can power my T90s (250 ohm) to decent levels. The ohms won't tell you how loud they can get tho. For that, you'll want to look at sensitivity. Anything in the 90s should be more than enough, volume wise.

Also, I've had a pair of ATs in that family (ATH-A500s) and they have plenty large cups so it's definitely over-ear.
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Your GS3 should at least be able to decently drive the 42-Ohm ATH-A900X headphones.

To me the A900Xs are over ear, not on-ear headphones.

If these are on ear to anyone, you have some freakishly large ears!

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