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Need recommendations for a over-the-ear headphone with accurate sound and quite a bit of bass

post #1 of 23
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I listen to some Jpop and EDM, but a lot of instrument heavy stuff like Rock, Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore, etc

 

 

My budget is around $100 to $250, but ideally I'd like to keep it south of $200.

 

Also, preferably something that doesn't need an amp.

 

Edit: I want to clear up something; I listen to to a few EDM bands, maybe 3-5 tops. The majority (probably 95%) of my music collection is Rock, Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, etc. So that's what I'll be using the headphones for mostly.


Edited by BroncosFan23 - 2/24/14 at 9:27am
post #2 of 23
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This my first major purchase for headphones, (sans headsets) so I want to get it right.

 

Anyone?

post #3 of 23
There are a lot of wonderful headphones in that price range. Based on your parameters I would consider the V-Moda LP2 or the M-100, even though it may stretch your budget.

I have both of those and I think they are terrific. Now I also have the Audio Technica ATH-M50 and this month they come out with a version with a removable cable, which is worth considering.

However on my wish list are several Ultrasone models that may fit it your budget too. Since I don't own them, I cannot comment except to say I read good things.
post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by BroncosFan23 View Post

This my first major purchase for headphones, (sans headsets) so I want to get it right.

Anyone?
If you want to "Get it Right" then you really need to go to a store that sells headphones and audition various brands / models... That is the only way you will find what you are looking for, DaddyMoJo mentioned Ultrasone's, I have the HFI-780's and find them amazing for EDM, the treble might be a little sharp for some metal. I listen to Disturbed, Opeth, A7X and some classic Metallica / Maiden and I find the Ultrasone's good for that as well, a lot of people don't like Ultrasone's but it is all a matter of personal taste. The 780's are in your budget and if you add a pair of HM5 earpads from mp4nation for $18 shipped, they are very comfortable as well.
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post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by DaddyMojo View Post

There are a lot of wonderful headphones in that price range. Based on your parameters I would consider the V-Moda LP2 or the M-100, even though it may stretch your budget.

I have both of those and I think they are terrific. Now I also have the Audio Technica ATH-M50 and this month they come out with a version with a removable cable, which is worth considering.

However on my wish list are several Ultrasone models that may fit it your budget too. Since I don't own them, I cannot comment except to say I read good things.

 

Hmm I've been looking at the ATH-M50s for a while. How good are they for rock/metal/metalcore?

post #6 of 23
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Hmm I've been looking at the ATH-M50s for a while. How good are they for rock/metal/metalcore?

They aren't, because the treble is too thin to convey guitar realistically. So consider the V-Modas. One advantage it has with those genres is that it didn't make badly recorded songs sound worse.

Ultrasones, though they differ considerably from each other, are an acquired taste so listen to them first if you can. I'm not sure why that is; it might be the S-logic positioning.
Edited by Claritas - 2/24/14 at 12:36am
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They aren't, because the treble is too thin to convey guitar realistically. So consider the V-Modas. One advantage it has with those genres is that it didn't make badly recorded songs sound worse.

Ultrasones, though they differ considerably from each other, are an acquired taste so listen to them first if you can. I'm not sure why that is; it might be the S-logic positioning.

Which version of the V-Modas would you recommend?

post #8 of 23
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Which version of the V-Modas would you recommend?

M100 was the one I had in mind. A guy I trust who prefers on ear swears by M80, but I always have a hard time with closed on ear.

A different possibility is that I've been seeing some used Mad Dogs on FS, so consider that too. You might like those of they come with his house earpads.
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post


M100 was the one I had in mind. A guy I trust who prefers on ear swears by M80, but I always have a hard time with closed on ear.

A different possibility is that I've been seeing some used Mad Dogs on FS, so consider that too. You might like those of they come with his house earpads.

 

 

They are a bit expensive. What about the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro? I know they have an adjustable base port. How good are they for rock, metal, etc?

post #10 of 23
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They are a bit expensive. What about the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro? I know they have an adjustable base port. How good are they for rock, metal, etc?

Sorry, I tried them only once and it was too long ago to remember well enough to say. (I'm regretting having passed up listening more.) Have a look at Tyll's K267 video review because it has a similar feature, which he said worked better.
Edited by Claritas - 2/24/14 at 7:52am
post #11 of 23
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Anyone else with recommendations? 

 

I want to clear up something; I listen to to a few EDM bands, maybe 3-5 tops. The majority (probably 95%) of my music collection is Rock, Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, etc. So that's what I'll be using the headphones for mostly.

post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by BroncosFan23 View Post

Anyone else with recommendations? 

I want to clear up something; I listen to to a few EDM bands, maybe 3-5 tops. The majority (probably 95%) of my music collection is Rock, Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, etc. So that's what I'll be using the headphones for mostly.

It might not be unreasonable to be concerned about the bass on M100, so consider DT770 too. It has bass, but it also has treble, and the mix is well-integrated. Also very comfortable.
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post


M100 was the one I had in mind. A guy I trust who prefers on ear swears by M80, but I always have a hard time with closed on ear.

A different possibility is that I've been seeing some used Mad Dogs on FS, so consider that too. You might like those of they come with his house earpads.

He said he wants to keep it below $200... 

 

BroncosFan: Check out the HD555's there's even a mod you can do to them that makes them sound even better.

post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

He said he wants to keep it below $200... 

 

BroncosFan: Check out the HD555's there's even a mod you can do to them that makes them sound even better.

 

Don't really want to bother with modding anything.

 

I've been thinking about the HD598s, only concern is do they have enough bass.

post #15 of 23
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Don't really want to bother with modding anything.

 

I've been thinking about the HD598s, only concern is do they have enough bass.

I doubt anyone can say that they have enough bass given they're an open headphone.

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