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Hello!

I've just started getting into headphones, so truthfully I don't know which ones are good. I'm planning on getting a pair of over ear headphones that are under $200 (or around $100 or less on Amazon). I'm having a hard time trying to decide..any recommendations? I'm also open to other headphones that aren't on my list. :)

 

What I'm looking for:

Not too bass heavy (some of the Beats I tried had overpowering bass)

Good music clarity (less rock; more hip hop, electronic, indie, etc.)

Decent design (unless the sound quality makes up for it, like the sony or shure)

Comfort 

Durability (not easily or quickly breakable ones)

 

my options so far:

Sony V6/MDR7506 (I've heard that it has decent, but boring sound[since it's for studio use]. Any comments?)

Shure SRH440

House of Marley Rise Ups (It has some good reviews, but it also has a few really, really bad ones about sound quality. Any comments?)

 

Thanks! :)


Edited by anonymousgeek - 12/5/13 at 6:45pm
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What sources are you plugging the headphones into?

post #3 of 8
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Mostly it'll be for my laptop, tablet, and ipod. That's about it. :)

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What sources are you plugging the headphones into?

It'll just mostly be my laptop, tablet, and ipod. That's it. :)

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Any recommendations or comments? :)

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Mostly it'll be for my laptop, tablet, and ipod. That's about it. :)

Check out the new JVC HA-S680, $81, shipped from Japan.

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Check out the new JVC HA-S680, $81, shipped from Japan.

Oooh, thanks for the recommendation. :) I looked into them a bit, and I apparently they have bass ports. Does that mean I can turn the bass down too? And also, the sound is powered by carbon nanotube diaphragm, but apparently carbon nanotubes can be harmful to health (http://www.virlab.virginia.edu/nanoscience_class/lecture_notes/Lecture_14_Materials/Asbestos_CNT/Nature%20Nano%20-%20CNTs%20in%20mice.pdf). Are there any headphones worth looking into that don't have carbon nanotube diaphragm technology? Sorry that I'm being so specific..


Edited by anonymousgeek - 12/5/13 at 7:12pm
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...any suggestions? :)

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