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Choosing cheap, closed, comfortable headphones

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I've been using a pair of Sony's MDR-XD100's for years now. I've been rather satisfied with them, apart from the overly long cable and a few other minor characteristics.

 

Anyway, I'm mainly looking for comfort and isolation. The budget is rather low, too, I can't spend more than $50. Superb audio quality is not my goal here, I just want them to sound good. I use headphones a lot, on some days over 10 hours. After doing some research, I've brought it down to 3 candidates:

 

Sennheiser's HD 201 - 36$

Pioneer's SE-M290 - 46$

AKG's K44 - 44$

 

I can't really pick one out of them as all three have received positive feedback. The prices are close, too, so I don't factor it too much. The HD 201 is cheaper but I dislike their design a bit so it evens out. I could consider some other options but the selection is rather limited here and I won't bother with ordering online. I hope you can help me eliminate this deadlock. Thanks in advance!


Edited by tyger249 - 11/26/13 at 9:18am
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For good isolation you would probably be better off with an isolating in the ear earphone(IEM). There are a number of good choices for under $50. Some good ones are even under $25.

 

How about the JVC HAS400 headphone if you don't like using earphones?

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Yeah, I want to avoid earphones. The HAS400 looks nice but unfortunately it looks like no one stocks JVC in my area and as I mentioned before, I'm not really keen on ordering online.

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