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Best over ear headphones under $150 with decent sound and sound isolation.

post #1 of 16
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Ive been looking for a pair of over ears for a while and its hard finding a suitable one.

Im looking for a pair of over ears thats not too expensive.

 

Ive recently tried the Sennheiser HD 360. Its ok but the cord is way too long and the bass is pretty low. 
I will be returning the Sennheisers and will be looking for a new pair of headphones.

 

I will be using these mainly for travelling, such as the bus or the subway. Probably wont use too often at home.

 

Some of the features I need:

- Regular length cord ~ 1.2 m (not the 3 m cords)

- Sound isolation

- Decent overall sound, doesnt need crazy bass or crazy accoustics

- Lightweight and comfortable so i can use for over an hour

- Looks nice/ok just not really ugly ones

 

Features that would be nice but not needed

- A bit of noise cancelation

- Foldable 

- Volume control and microphone

 

I live in Canada so the headphones would also need to be able to ship here.

It would be nice if someone can recommend some good headphones

Thanks


Edited by davyu - 12/5/13 at 10:59pm
post #2 of 16

Audio Technica M50, Shure 440/840, Sony MDR-V6/7506 are some good headphones that fit your requirements.  Some of them have coiled cables if you're ok with that.

 

The UE6000 is also a decent pair of headphones around 70-80 bucks that will fit the bill and has active noise cancellation with volume control/mic.

post #3 of 16

I'm pretty sure the M50s have a heaps long cable.

 

Try the Sony MDR-V55. They have a 1.2 m cable.

post #4 of 16

the M50s comes in a coiled cable version which is much more manageable.  They are probably less than 1.2M when coiled up, but yea, they are probably more like 3M if fully straightened.

post #5 of 16

"Sennheiser HD 360" ............... you mean HD380 right?

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That doesn't mean they don't exist.

 

Haha, "heard". I see what you did there.

post #9 of 16

Brainwavz HM5. I chose them over the M50 since M50s didn't have the natural sound that I was looking for.

Also could consider the Audio Technical ATH AD-700. Some people call them ugly, but I can't say that I hate the looks

post #10 of 16

Skull Candy Mix Master Mike hands down

post #11 of 16

Consider: Sony mdr-r1 as used. 

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Skull Candy Mix Master Mike hands down

 

Primetime ......... what do you use to drive your Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm ???

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Primetime ......... what do you use to drive your Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm ???

Depends really, sometimes my E11 or sometimes straight out my iPod. They are easy to drive..

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Depends really, sometimes my E11 or sometimes straight out my iPod. They are easy to drive..

 

2 questions if i may ./... :-)

 

do you notice a difference in sound when you switch from iPod to a E11?

 

and

 

What's the difference in sound between

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm and  Denon D2000?  and why didn't you go for the DT880. seems like those get way more positive feedback

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2 questions if i may ./... :-)

 

do you notice a difference in sound when you switch from iPod to a E11?

 

and

 

What's the difference in sound between

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80ohm and  Denon D2000?  and why didn't you go for the DT880. seems like those get way more positive feedback


Denon D2000's are perhaps my favorite closed headphones of all time.  While the D770s are good, the D2ks have even more sub-bass that are very impressive while maintaining a lot of quality and not bloated.  They also have great soundstage for a closed pair of headphones.  The DT770s are also great, but the D2000s are in a different league.  Keep in mind that the D2000s have been discontinued for a little while now though, so used prices for them are now in the 300+ range, which most likely makes the DT770s a better value, esp if you can score a used one for around 120 bucks.

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