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Good sub-bass cans up to $400

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I just recently began my journey into the audiophile world and I need some help. I realized that I wasn't a basshead, I'm a sub-basshead so I just started with buying the Hisoundaudio Wooduo 2. They're pretty great, but I have to constantly adjust the fit and that takes away from the experience. I want to get some over the ear headphones that are just as good or better to remedy this. I'm looking for some with great sub-bass and treble most importantly. As long as the mid-range is acceptable, I'll be fine. I'll be listening through my iPod, so I'd rather not have to buy an amp. I'm willing to go as far as $400. If anyone has any recommendations or tips for improving the fit of these IEMs, please share. Thanks.

 

Most Important

1. Good Sub-bass

2. Good Treble

3. No Amp

4. Good Mid-range

post #2 of 12

philips x1, hifiman he-400, mrspeakers mad dogs. the first two are open cans

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thank you for your suggestions. I'll look into them.

post #4 of 12
V-moda m100, Martin Logan Mikros 90 (bass isn't emphasized, but the subbass control is amazing).
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

I looked up the m100. It looked nice until I read that the treble isn't very good. 

post #6 of 12

philips x1 bass has steep roll off after 60hz

try this thread out 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/581018/the-fun-v-shaped-club

 

I dont think you will do better than an ultrasone pro 900

post #7 of 12
HE-400 has great sub bass. The treble is on the bright side though. They work fine without an amp, but you won't be using the headphones to their full potential.
post #8 of 12

I'd be careful on the HE-400. Definitely +1 on the sub bass, but for me there was a sharpness in the treble that consistently caused my ears to quickly hurt. 

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by DrikTheTroll View Post
 

I'd be careful on the HE-400. Definitely +1 on the sub bass, but for me there was a sharpness in the treble that consistently caused my ears to quickly hurt. 

+1 most painful headphone i ever had.

 

its also good in quantity but not really bass head level.

post #10 of 12

Definitely don't get open headphones for monster sub-bass.  HE-400 will get you the most sub-bass for an open headphone at that price range, but it still won't satisfy you I don't think.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

I'm interested in trying out the HE-400, but do you guys think that treble problem can be fixed with some EQ adjustments?

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by mvicp View Post
 

I'm interested in trying out the HE-400, but do you guys think that treble problem can be fixed with some EQ adjustments?

nope

 

It was still painful to me... but here is the thing. It is definitely worth a try bro... It is an awesome headphone... there is a ton to appreciate about it. It wows you then takes some getting used to as well.  And technically its one of the best mentioned here on this thread so far. There is always some sacrifice.

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