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Newbie here, looking for a solid set of $150-$200 headphones
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Thank you for the quick reply! I've been looking into getting a dragonfly for my laptop (a macbook pro), but I do have an older stereo amplifier that I use when I'm at home. Not sure what the model is, I generally use it to power tower speakers rather than headphones, but lately I've been using it for both. I'm not too picky when I'm listening to music through my phone, so I don't use any sort of amplifier for that. I listen to everything from electronic to classic rock and modern pop/rock. Artists like I Monster, The Shins, Pink Floyd, Nero, Blood Orange, Queens of the Stone Age, etc. Sorry I should've mentioned that in my post.
You can use it with our without an amp. It's durable and comes with a detachable cable and extra earpads. You can also replace the pleather earpads with velours and the coiled cable with a straight one, based on your preferences. The only thing I don't like about it is that the headband is heavy, but that can be modded to get it comfortable. It retails new for up to $200 and I've seen it on the FS board for as low as $130. If it were a little cheaper, it probably be as popular as ATH-M50.
+1 Shure SRH-840
You should also consider SoundMagic HP100.
Haha, I can give you some help:
HP100 are probably a bit more comfortable and have better bass extension (sub-bass). Shure SRH-840s have more punchy mid bass, and provide more isolation.
You can't go wrong with any of this headphones!