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Looking for a portable and mobile headphone. Price range 100 Euro or 150 $

post #1 of 7
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Hey Head-Fi

 

Im new into this "music world", and i would really appreciate some help, with finding my headphones.

So i want some portable headphones (need to be able to bring them to the school, and maybe workout in gym) with a good bass, that doesnt overwelm the mids and highs.

Ive been looking for the Sol Republic Tracks HD, Sol Republic Tracks Ultra, Harmon Kardon Cl and the Onkya Fc300.

I wouldnt define myself as a basshead. Im listen to electronic, rap, hip hop, punk rock (Linkin Park) and so on... So balanced sound would be nice :)

 

If it´s possible i want some good looking headphones. It´s not neccesary, but i dont want something screming "nerd" in my class ;).

-Im living in the EU btw.

 

Sol Republic Tracks HD

+Cheap

+Muddy sound (reviews)

+portable

+Can workout with them

+Can possible buy new drivers if they get broken

 

-Bad sound for quality

-Unconformtable

 

Sol Republic Ultra

+Looks Good

+Same mobility options as the "Tracks HD"

 

-Expensive

-Uncomfortable

 

Onkya Fc300

+Bass

+Looks okay

+Overall best sound quality of those 3

 

-Maybe too big for portable use?

 

I have also been looking at the Logitect Ue 6000, Noontec Zoro HD, Phillips Fidelio m1 etc recently

 

I have only about 150 euro or equally to 100 with taxes to deal with. (Only 15 without a job..)

 

 

Help appreciated. Sorry for all those grammer fails, English is not my native language.

Happy Christmas and new year

 

-Anton

post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

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post #3 of 7

Definitely do not get Sol, they are on the level of Beats which are frowned upon in any respectable audio community.

 

The V-Moda M80 might be a good choice, stylish, yet sounds a lot better than the Sol. The UE6000 is also a decent choice.

post #4 of 7

Sols are a bit above the beats, though I've even heard beats have improved quite a bit in their new renditions :blink:

 

Either way, the sol republics have pretty overwhelming bass... to me still at the "stupid amount of bass" level. I would still suggest staying away. Unless u really want ur skulls crushed.

 

Onkyos are a great choice and like suggested by Gary, the vmoda m80 could be a good choice as well, though comfort is not the best. UE6000 at the current price is also hard to ignore. But i'd also like to add the Sony MDR-1R as a potential choice. A bit pricier than some of your options, but probably the more comfortable than the other options and very portable.

 

I would probably skip the Harmon Kardons as to me, theyre not REALLY portable, even if they are advertised as so.

 

If i were you I'd focus on Onkyo, Vmoda m80, UE6000, and Sony MDR-1R. Figure out what theyre sound signatures are like. And make a decision based on that as well as comfort.

 

Hope this gives you some ideas :)

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

I would really like to thank you for your answers and time ;)

 

I was in a store called "Fona" yesterday and listened to the Sols. I was a bit dissapointed. The sound was a bit unclear and the bass a bit overwhelming just as you said. I think im going to order the Onkyo online on Amazon :)

post #6 of 7

Saw the Beyerdynamic 770 pro for 150 and also the Philips L1

post #7 of 7

Onkyos are excellent for the price. Glad i was of some help to you. Enjoy the headphones! :)

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