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Hi guys, I'm currently in the market for a pair of headphones for listening to while on my desk and I have no idea where to start. I enjoy bass, but I wouldn't call myself a basshead. I want a balanced pair of headphones under $120 that will perform decently without an amp. Any suggestions? Also, I would like the headphones to be comfortable and large because my ears are pretty big. These are the ones I had in mind:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-504631-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1388286528&sr=1-10&keywords=sennheiser

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A700-Technica-ATH-A700X-Headphones/dp/B000E9VKUQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361377066&sr=8-2&keywords=ATH-AD700

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-Open-air-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B000CMS0XU

I won't be taking these outside with me as I have a pair of V-Moda LP2's for that.

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bump for help, 

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I would go with the Audio Technica ATH AD700. Its extremely comfortable and though bass is not its strong point you can use an equalizer settings on your audio player (Winamp, Foobar, Media Monkey etc if on pc) or stereo receiver to boost the bass to a balanced enjoyable level. Its also an open headphone which means it will let in a lot of outside noise when playing at low volumes. This can be a good or bad thing. Good if you need to keep an eye on the kids or the door. Bad if you like to tune out the world but at a higher volume outside noise isn't as noticeable if your listening to busy music like heavy metal or rap.

 

I use them for everything from pc games ( Fallout 3,Skyrim) to music (New wave, Industrial,Classical) and movies (horror, sci-fi, anime etc).

 

The other two headphones I have not used so I cant comment on those. You might also want to try out the Vmoda Crossfade LP100 if your looking for isolation. Very warm thick sound with bass that saturates the sound while allowing the treble to deliver detail without any harsh sparkle. 


Edited by Hellbishop - 12/28/13 at 8:00pm
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Thanks for the help, although I think the open design might work out in my favor. I'm done with buying V-Modas, I don't regret buying the LP2's, but I use them for listening to videos and watching movies more than anything. I also use them on flights, so they have transformed into my portable headphones.

post #5 of 8

Your welcome and hope you find the best for what you want. Cheers :)

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Originally Posted by Mattess View Post
 

Hi guys, I'm currently in the market for a pair of headphones for listening to while on my desk and I have no idea where to start. I enjoy bass, but I wouldn't call myself a basshead. I want a balanced pair of headphones under $120 that will perform decently without an amp. Any suggestions? Also, I would like the headphones to be comfortable and large because my ears are pretty big. These are the ones I had in mind:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-504631-HD-558-Headphones/dp/B004FEEY9A/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1388286528&sr=1-10&keywords=sennheiser

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-A700-Technica-ATH-A700X-Headphones/dp/B000E9VKUQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361377066&sr=8-2&keywords=ATH-AD700

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-Open-air-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B000CMS0XU

I won't be taking these outside with me as I have a pair of V-Moda LP2's for that.

I would take the HD558s over the other two.

To me the ATH-AD700s are just too bass light.

I own both the HD558 and AD700s.

post #7 of 8
Don't buy the ATH-AD700 if you like bass, they really don't have any...
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Thread Starter 
I think I'm going to go with the superlux hd668b for the pricepoint
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