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Entry Budget Portable Over-Ear Cans

Poll Results: What is a better can in your opinion for overall sq/base?

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    JVC HARX 700
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    Panasonice RP-HTX7-G1
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    Monoprice 823
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    Superlux HD 681
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    Superlux HD 668B
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    Panasonic RP-HTF600
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Thread Starter 

Okay first off I would like to say hello I am a newly registered member, I stalked the threads for awhile, and I felt as if it was time to post.


So I know there are a lot of threads for Portable Cans, but from what I gathered there are usually recommendations which for me where greatly appreciated, but now I find myself in a pinch. I want to purchase a pair yet I cannot decide between a set list of budget -phones since I haven't quite seen a comparison of the -phones. 


My budget is tight I am a unemployed Senior in High School I can't quite get a job since i'm focusing on upping my grades for scholarships so I only have 30 dollars maybe 30-50 max. I don't quite consider myself an audiophile yet, I do greatly appreciate music and cannot stand listening to music on 10 dollar pieces of trash from Walgreen's. 


My musical tastes are a wide array I enjoy Metal to Jazz, Trance to Dubstep, Folk to Rock, so my dream pair of -phones are something with a lot of bass since I like bass to show even in general music ( i.e - Metal/Rock ) but I also want it to be suitable for some Folk Vocals. ( In a ironic sense I am also partially tone deaf, and cannot really distinguish high notes easily. ) 


Construction - I want them to be rugged since they will possibly be thrown about a bit, comfort is not a tremendous factor as I can easily modify any headbands.


My list of cans that I currently looking at are ---


Superlux HD 668B- I love the look of both Superlux's


Superlux HD 681 -


Monoprice 823 - I love the detachable cord, and extreme portability but have head they lack a good sound-stage also the cup shape looks odd.


Tascam TH02 -


Panasonic RP-HTF600 - 


Panasonic RP-HTX7-G1 - Like the retro look




So I guess in general what I am looking for is something portable just like the Monoprice's with a detachable cord, I need something with closed ears since I will be wearing them around school and don't want to disturb classmates/I want the noise Isolation. I don't want them to look to odd like i'm out of a sci-fi film but again that is a preference not a need, also preferably something with a good/decent sound-stage but not really needed. 


Overall I just want some opinions, I know that I can't get exactly what I want, but I just want some recommendations, comparisons, thoughts on the matter. If it came down to it I would chose portability over anything. 


I wanna thank ya'll for reading if you made if this far, and all/any responses are greatly appreciated.

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Hiya, welcome to headfi.


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