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Klipsch M40 or what?

post #1 of 14
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I am looking for a pair of headphones under $200 and I found the Klipsch Mode M40 for $180. My question is: are they going to be the best in this price range or should I look for something else? It needs to be closed or at least mostly closed. I know lots of people recommend the DT770 or the Custom One's. Any thoughts on this?

post #2 of 14

Definitely look elsewhere.

 

$180 for the M40 isn't even a good deal. They're going for $140-$150 on Amazon.

post #3 of 14
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I live in Canada where everything that makes life more enjoyable is twice the price. They retail for $400 here. Even to get them across the border from the States would cost me probably $60 or so...

post #4 of 14

+1 at look elsewhere.

 

for other closed options sub$200: 

1.) the akg k545 is $200 on razerdogaudio (and they can outcompete w/ the $350 momentums & $300 Visio HP50 according to reviewers on the k545 thread).

2.) sony mdr-1r has been out for a while and they are going for sub-$200.

3.) if you want noise-cancelling like the m40, the logitech ue6000 is $100 or less now. note noise-cancelling can degrade the sound quality, so I personally think closed noise-isolation is better.

post #5 of 14
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That being said, I do need to keep them under $200. I realize headphones will be much better if I spend the money, but if I don't put a limit on it, there is always another price range not that far off that I could get into. Including shipping I need it to be under $200. I appreciate your input though. Something for me to think about!

 

Out of curiosity, how do the Sony and the AKG compare to the V-moda M-100? 

post #6 of 14
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Oh these need to be portable as I will only be using them on my MBP and my iPhone 5...no amp at all

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by fatmanny1901 View Post
 

That being said, I do need to keep them under $200. I realize headphones will be much better if I spend the money, but if I don't put a limit on it, there is always another price range not that far off that I could get into. Including shipping I need it to be under $200. I appreciate your input though. Something for me to think about!

 

Out of curiosity, how do the Sony and the AKG compare to the V-moda M-100? 

lol the M100 is $300. and imo you need to get the $20 XL memory pads if you want to wear em for more than 30min.

 

the M100 are great, but the sound signature is v-shaped and it's really more bassy than a lot of alternatives $200-300 mid-fi alternatives. depends what kind of sound sig you're looking for.

 

you can jump down to the $100 ue6000 (retailed at $200). you can find em pretty discounted nowadays.

post #8 of 14
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I am just trying to compare sound. I have heard the M-100 and am just trying to compare something to what I know. I don't know headphones at all. You would recommend the ue6000 over the M40?

post #9 of 14
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I am just trying to compare sound. I have heard the M-100 and am just trying to compare something to what I know. I don't know headphones at all. You would recommend the ue6000 over the M40?

mmm... lol. i haven't heard the m40 so i can't really say. sorry. if i was making the purchase, i would get the ue6000, but i'm biased lol.

post #10 of 14
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haha that's fine. I am biased too. What about the ue6000 makes you so eager to jump on them?

post #11 of 14
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haha that's fine. I am biased too. What about the ue6000 makes you so eager to jump on them?

hahaha i'm not that eager to jump on em, but if i only had $100 to spend, that's probably what i'd get. i've heard em before & they are solid. the white is pretty sexy as well hahah. it's definitely a good value as they were being compared against $300 headphones at release.

 

there are quite a few great options at the sub-$200 price range. if my budget went to sub-$200, my pick would be the MDR-1R as when I purchased em I got em for like $180. amazingly comfortable to wear. I haven't tried the akg k545, but those are the headphones I am most interested in for $200 and I would try to stretch my budget out for em hahah.

 

all personal opinions tho :)

 

edit: i haven't tried your pick of the m40 or the DT770 or the Custom One's tho just fyi

post #12 of 14
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OK that's great. I think I'll try to find the MDR for my price. As I said...Canada sucks for this kind of thing and so far I have only found them for about 240+

post #13 of 14
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Has anyone had experience with the Harman Kardon BT?

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Has anyone had experience with the Harman Kardon BT?

Harman Kardon got bought out by AKG... akg is releasing a new K845 w/ BT.

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