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Best studio headphones under $100 online?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I will be making music in Abelton Live 9, most likely tech and electro house. My Sony MDR-ZX100's aren't enough anymore, and my Klipsch S4i's are very uncomfortable. What do you think would be my best option?

 

Note: I am willing to go up to $150, but only if these headphones will blow my mind for the value.

 

 

Thanks,

 

 - Chase


Edited by VoidChase - 1/4/14 at 1:26pm
post #2 of 16

Sony MDR-V6 are classic studio headphones that are pretty cheap. I had them in high school. 

post #3 of 16
Id get the UE6000. Pretty much made for those genres.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

What about the Harman Kardon CL's?

post #5 of 16

Do you want more bass, more treble, wider soundstage, better isolation, better comfort, more detailed sound etc etc?

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

slightly more bass than average, detailed sound (most important), comfort would be nice, good mids (if not, less mids), not harsh high-end

post #7 of 16
You pretty much just described the UE6000.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

perfect then! anyone else?

post #9 of 16

Take a look through the beginner's guide

 

Looks like the Ultrasone HFI-580 might be a good fit. Maybe Beyerdynamic DT770 if you want more bass and comfort. Maybe Shure SRH840.

 

I own the DT770s and love them for EDM and rock but for other people they appear a bit muddy. Personally I think the bass is pretty tight.

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

All of those are out of my budget, but I will go through the beginner's guide, thanks.

post #11 of 16
I prefer the UE6000 to all headphones (closed) under $200. The DT770 has a recessed midrange.The SRH 840 is just boring and uncomfortable. HFI 580 is good though it has too much bass.
post #12 of 16

While the UE6000 get great reviews and are considered very fun, I have yet to see anyone refer to them as great studio phones.

post #13 of 16

Guess you're right.  The MDR 7506 is a good option, but I'm not calling them neutral for sure.

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Would that be your final pick?

post #15 of 16

I'll go with the MDR 7506 for 500 Bob!

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