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JBL Synchros S300a, or ATH-PRO500MK2? ($200 budget)

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Hello Head-Fi, I'm actually pretty new to audio and headphones in general, but I've been really interested in mixing and producing for the past year. It's about time I got away from my old Bose $90 headphones.

 

I'm basically looking for a pair of $200 (or less) headphones that boast a very deep, rich bass but hopefully will not compromise the mid tones (Although, for what I'm looking for this seems very far-fetched). Sharp, clear highs would be a bonus for me, but as I mentioned the bass is quite important. With this requirement, I worry that my current desire for extenuated bass may be a bad idea, seeing as I've not had much experience with "nice" headphones before.

 

I've done a lot of browsing, and with a bit of research I've narrowed my options for my $200 budget down to 2 or 3 powerful-looking (and what seems to be well-reviewed) headphones. But seeing as I'm still rather new to this jam, I'm looking for some helpful reviews and/or tips on the items I've selected (and am also very open to other suggestions).

 

On-ear (as opposed to around-ear, which I currently have) headphones are fine for me; I've had a few pairs in the past and am not as picky with them as some seem to be. I'm sure it'll take some getting used to (that is, the pressure that reviewers complain about with the headphones that clamp directly onto your ears).

 

So down to business. The two headphones I'm currently favoring are, in order of preference,

 

Audio Technica ATH-PRO500MK2

 

Second,

 

JBL Synchros S300a

 

And my last choice (presently),

 

Sony MDR-10R

 

So, with that, are there any in this list that are best, or am I far off for what I'm looking for?


Edited by Hueasaurus - 1/2/14 at 6:06pm
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Hi,

 

It is said that AudioTechnica ATH-WS99 are the best choice if rich bass (and still very good sound quality) is what you want. You should read about them!

 

Best Luck!

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