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help with low budget closed portable headphones

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

first of all want to say hi to everyone !

i'm in search of some new headphones but my knowledge about them is next to none.

and since most of my Google search results were from head-fi i finally decided to make an account :)

 

so i'm looking for headphones that i'll mostly use while commuting so they should be portable and closed design.

i usally listen to rock and metal so i'd like to have uniform sound, definitely not bass heavy.

i'll use them with my smarthphone and most of my music is in loseless formats.

 

the catch is not only my budget is next to nothing, but a lot of headphones are not available where i live and i think the prices are a bit higher.

that's why i already filtered available headphones in my price range and would really appreciate if someone could take a look at that list and pick out a few better models.

here's the link: http://www.nabava.net/slusalice__830?se=-3957%2C-302011%2C-302010%2C-326978%2C-83583&q=&cod=150&cdo=200&primijeni=Primijeni+ove+kriterije

unfortunately the site doesn't allow me to filter onli closed headphones.

 

i'm aware that i can't really get much in this price range but i still want to get the most for my money so any help is welcomed :)

 

edit:

i'm still hoping for help but in the meantime i'm trying to do read as much reviews as posible.

only i'm not familiar with some brands when it comes to headphones so maybe you can tell me are any of them worth looking into.

they are: buxton, maxell, canyon, thomson, konig and jvc


Edited by moronik - 10/30/13 at 2:46pm
post #2 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by moronik View Post
 

first of all want to say hi to everyone !

i'm in search of some new headphones but my knowledge about them is next to none.

and since most of my Google search results were from head-fi i finally decided to make an account :)

 

so i'm looking for headphones that i'll mostly use while commuting so they should be portable and closed design.

i usally listen to rock and metal so i'd like to have uniform sound, definitely not bass heavy.

i'll use them with my smarthphone and most of my music is in loseless formats.

 

the catch is not only my budget is next to nothing, but a lot of headphones are not available where i live and i think the prices are a bit higher.

that's why i already filtered available headphones in my price range and would really appreciate if someone could take a look at that list and pick out a few better models.

here's the link: http://www.nabava.net/slusalice__830?se=-3957%2C-302011%2C-302010%2C-326978%2C-83583&q=&cod=150&cdo=200&primijeni=Primijeni+ove+kriterije

unfortunately the site doesn't allow me to filter onli closed headphones.

 

i'm aware that i can't really get much in this price range but i still want to get the most for my money so any help is welcomed :)

 

edit:

i'm still hoping for help but in the meantime i'm trying to do read as much reviews as posible.

only i'm not familiar with some brands when it comes to headphones so maybe you can tell me are any of them worth looking into.

they are: buxton, maxell, canyon, thomson, konig and jvc


You can't expect folks to through a catelog of cans.  Do some more research; post the 3 or so you like best and explain the case for each.  At that point you have a better chance of getting quality help here--assuming enough folks know the cans that you have selected as finalists.

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

in that case let's start with sony.

i have available zx100, zx300, v150 and 570lp

obviously the zx300 are better than zx100 and v150 should be close to zx100, but how do 570lp compare with them?

also how do they compare to philips shp2500 and sennheiser hd201?

 

i've read a lot of good reviews about hd201 so maybe i should stick with them, on the other hand al of these headphones have decent reviews so i'm not sure anymore.

 

edit:

also what's the difference between v150 and v150ipb? the ipb ones are a bit more expensive

edit2:

are the ipb for ipod/iphone?


Edited by moronik - 10/30/13 at 4:08pm
post #4 of 14

jvc has500

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

those are not available and would be out of my budget. maybe jvc ha-s150?

i've read that jvc "flats" are great, are those the same?

post #6 of 14

what is your budget?

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 

$35-40 but the prices are a bit higher over here, at least i think.

for example hd201, jcv ha-s150 and mdr-570lp are all around those $35-40

post #8 of 14
where are you from? In that price range, the only decent headphone is Jvc has500 carbon nano tube (they are in my next buying list). They are available in amazon uk
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

i'm from croatia and i'm looking for something i can buy in local stores.

i've never used amazon but i guess shipping would be expensive, if they even send stuff here.

also who knows how long i would wait and i don't have any headphones right now so i would like to buy them in the next day or two.

 

and jvc ha-s200 are already over $40 over here, so i don't even want to know how much would ha-s500 cost

post #10 of 14

Check the buying guides that are linked at the top of the page in this section of the forum.  There really isn't much in your price range.  You get more for that money with IEM's.

post #11 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by moronik View Post
 

those are not available and would be out of my budget. maybe jvc ha-s150?

i've read that jvc "flats" are great, are those the same?

 

I would get these, and yes, the HA-S150 is the same as the "flats".  I have seen them being recommended by people for a cheap headphone.  But they are not portable, in the sense that they don't fold up into a smaller package, like the PX100 and PortaPro.

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

folding doesn't really matter, only thing i would like to avoid is a too long cable.

unfortunately i can't stand IEMs and classic earphones usually don't block any outside sounds so i have to turn up the volume more than i like to.

since they are the same price can someone compare flats to hd201 because looks like i'll be getting one of those two.

post #13 of 14

I used to own the HD201 but it was some years ago and I cannot remember how they sound, but I can tell you 2 things - it has a very long cable (3 metres in length) and it requires amping, they do need a bit of extra power to drive, using my Clip+ as a reference, even at 100% volume it was not loud enough.

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

in that case i don't think they'll work for me regardless of their good reviews, the long cable was already a problem but if they need an amp then they're definitely out of the picture.

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