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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi - so i've done a lot of searching and reading through the guides and reviews here, but I am still not sure if I've found the perfect pair of headphones for what I need, so I am hoping someone here can either (a) tell me which pairs to consider, or (b) point me to where this is already discussed. Thanks in advance for your help!

 

I am looking for:

*closed headphones

*causal use, generally in the library

*straight, not coiled cable

*does not need to be "fashionable" but should still be somewhat "sleek" and/or not look giant on my head.

*I mainly listen to hip-hop, so I'm assuming something bassy would work

*price range less than $150.

*build quality is important because I am not always super careful with things 

 

Essentially, I think I am looking for a pair of Bose-like headphones, except all the reviews say that Bose is overpriced and over-rated, so given what I am looking for, I am hoping someone can point me to the perfect pair.

 

Thanks again!

post #2 of 7

I know it's be overpriced but I suggest Ultrasone HiFi 580 or Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 32 ohm version. Ultrasone more portable, sleek and bassy. Beyerdynamic generaly better sound quality, still great bass.

post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by therealavi View Post

*I mainly listen to hip-hop, so I'm assuming something bassy would work

How bassy? The Onkyo ES-FC300 have a just a little bit of bass emphasis, but very good bass quality. Easy to drive with portable devices. See this review: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/delightful-onkyo-es-fc300-and-es-hf300-page-2
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

thanks for your replies! those look like great headphone, however a bit pricey. do you have any recommendations for something similar in the $75 - $150 price range?

post #5 of 7

Beyerdynamic DT-770 80 ohm version is renowned for being bassy. This is the pro version, which is much cheaper than the premium 32 ohm version. 

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

Beyerdynamic DT-770 80 ohm version is renowned for being bassy. This is the pro version, which is much cheaper than the premium 32 ohm version. 

thanks for your thoughts. it's looking a bit pricey, even with the cheaper version. any other thoughts? Thanks!

post #7 of 7

Maybe V-Moda M80 or M100, or Audio Technica M50. Koss Pro DJ100 gets a lot of recommendations at the lower end of the price range. 

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