Hey guys I'm new to the site and joined because I wanted your guys recommendations on new headphones to get.
I currently have Sony MDR-X05 headphones and bought them because of the super deep bass they had. They did a really good job at imitating the same sound I get out of the 2 12" subs I have in my car. Now I know headphones are not all about the bass, but I know that some headphones do lack bass, which I am not willing to compensate for. Before buying the X05's I actually tried the Sony X10's which surprisingly, had less bass even though they have bigger drivers in them. Maybe someone can explain why that is to me, but lets not get off topic. I love the X05's sound quality but, no lie, I can only wear the headphones for 50 min before they hurt my ears, because they are "ON EAR" headphones and not "AROUND THE EAR".
So I have begun my search for new headphones. I know that balance is nice for headphones, but I don't listen to balanced music. I mainly listen to all types of electronic music; Dubstep, Electro, House, Deep House, Trap, Glitch hop, you name it. Along with that I listen to rap as well. These are bass heavy genres, and if I could find a pair of headphones that do a good job at mimicking my subs like the X05's do then I would be happy.
A few headphones I have been looking into include
Surprisingly I have seen 0 reviews for these headphones. I chose these because my laptop speakers are jbl and my laptop actually has a build in 3 in sub build into it, the audio on my laptop is good on the bass side and has very clear mids and highs, I figured JBL would do the same good job on their headphones.
I hear these are the king of <200 dollar headphones, but am not sure if they have good clean bass.
V-Moda Crossfade LP
I hear that these headphones were developed around electronic music and have a little bit more bass than the M-100 by V-Moda.
That't it guys, I hope I can get good advice from you guys. Suggest other headphones too if you think they are better than the ones listed. And finally don't get me wrong, I don't want muddy distorted bass in headphones. The X05's do a really good job with the clean bass they supply and essentially that is what I am looking for, headphones they have deep clean bass, that can shake your head.
EDIT: i forgot to mention my price range. i want to stay around 200 dollars or less but if i have to spend an extra 50 or so to get something significantly better then I'm game.
Edited by eggncheezy - 2/15/14 at 6:04pm