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Looking for bassy, comfortable cans for under 200$

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Budget: Sub $200 

Location: Canada

Source: iPod, Laptop (Don't want cans that need an amp)

Isolation: Not needed, 

Preferred Type: Over-ear and closed. Relatively large soundstage would be an added bonus. I'd take a open or semi-open pair that doesn't leak too much.

Tonal Balance: Strong bass impact, clear mids and highs. Bass that doesn't drown out the mids and highs. (My JVC cans have made me addicted to a strong bass impact)

Music: All music, Although somewhat a basshead.

Past Headphones: Sennheiser HD 201, JVC XX on-ear. The sennheisers were great for the price, but there wasn't anything special about them. The JVCs have sexy bass impact but are other wise mediocre.

More info: Preferably comfortable(My JVCs get uncomfortable and its an awful feeling). Don't want headphones that have a "boring" sound.

Interesting Headphones I've Seen:

 

- CAL! and CAL! 2 (don't know the differences)

- NVX XPT100 (heard they are very neutral and maybe boring but otherwise)

- ATH-M50 (heard that these are some of the clearest sounding on this list but worried about soundstage and comfort)

- Any sub 200$ Sennheiser cans (the selection is confusing)

- Superlux HD668b

- Beyerdynamic custom one pro

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 8

I know this is a model you never hear around these parts, but:

 

Sony MDR-MA500.

 

I've heard the MDR-MA300, and there's 3 things to note:

 

Full open design but the drivers are covered so it doesn't leak too much.

Sounds bassy. Like they put the XB series drivers in there.

And also, build quality & comfort is good. 40 ohms means you can run it without an amp.

Also, cheap!

post #3 of 8
Beyerdynamic dt770 or ES FC300.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

The thinness of the Sony Headband makes me nervous.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Where I live (Canada) 32 Ohm Dt770s are in the $300 range, so too expensive

post #6 of 8
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro then, don't forget about the ES FC300, which I like more than both.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

I'm not looking for On-ear cans like the ES FC300.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Do you know if the Custom One Pros have as good sound quality as the ATH-m50?

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