or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Looking for some good over-ear headphones on the cheap
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for some good over-ear headphones on the cheap

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello... I'm relatively new to the audiophile world--I've only become consciously aware of fine details for around a year now--and I'm looking for some headphones to replace my current ifrogz moguls, which are okay, look sort of like audio technica m50s in design, but are breaking apart at the band; they tend to be bass heavy: "super bass" as described on the side of the headphones.  I don't really have much of a budget, scraping around $50, but I like headphones with swivel cups, interchangeable cords, with a balanced sound.

I am listening to more DnB and electro right now, but I also listen to classical, opera, country, pop, rock, and a little jazz.

In the past, I've owned some skullcandy ink'd earbuds, which IMHO "ink'd" out the vocals.

I have also, unfortunately, used some beats studios, beats solo HD, and beats tours (good thing they were HK cheapo models) from a relative of mine.  I was using some off-brand earbuds (there was no branding of any sort on them anywhere) as my main until recently when a crack formed around one of the housings, which, while good earbuds, lacked clarity in the bass, and was a bit harsh in the highs.

I look forward to your replies.

 

Edit:  I would also like to mention that decibel rating is of no concern to me, as my ears are a bit sensitive and I don't go above 50% volume, even on mobile phones.


Edited by halfaura - 11/27/13 at 9:45am
post #2 of 6
Hi,

You should read about Takstar and Superlux headphones, both brands are known for making some great budget headphones.

You should also consider Creative Aurvana live.

Best Luck!
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Me x3 View Post

Hi,

You should read about Takstar and Superlux headphones, both brands are known for making some great budget headphones.

You should also consider Creative Aurvana live.

Best Luck!

I've heard a lot about the superlux headphones, but how is the durability of the Takstars?

 

Also, which would be better, the superlux 668b or 681 evo?


Edited by halfaura - 11/27/13 at 11:48am
post #4 of 6
If you can get a pair of Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR 1000) then that's the way to go. Its built quality is very good.
Otherwise I would go with the Evo. I've read good things about them.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Me x3 View Post

If you can get a pair of Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR 1000) then that's the way to go. Its built quality is very good.
Otherwise I would go with the Evo. I've read good things about them.

Haha... I can't put down enough to get Takstars yet, though I managed to find a super cheap set of EVOs.  How would they stack up in terms of sound quality with the regular 681s or 668b's?  And lastly, is the build quality there?

post #6 of 6

Sorry, I can't talk for the Superluxes since I don't have any experience with their models. I'm sure you can find useful information about them in this forum.

 

Best Luck!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Looking for some good over-ear headphones on the cheap