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Looking for good headphones for listening to Rap/hip-hop

post #1 of 16
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Hello everyone, new on this forum and I was browsing through other threads that were about rap music and headphones regarding that genre. I came across a lot of names and I'm a big noobie when it comes to headphones. 

 

I'm looking for some good headphones, preferrably under 120 euros.(165 dollars) The rap I listen to has quite a lot of bass in it, stuff like ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Kixxie Siete, etc. But I have no idea what else I should look for, I really like bass though. Right now I'm using Turtle Beaches Ear Force x12, they're not designed for listening to music but I'm a competitive gamer so this is the only set of headphones I have. Can anyone suggest me some good headphones? Would be good if the site doesn't ask a lot of shipping costs because I'm from Belgium and I always have to pay tons of shipping costs lol. 

 

Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 16
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Something to add:

 

I plan on using them a lot at home, but would like to use them outside aswell, on the way to school, on the train etc. 

I really don't like wireless headphones.

I really like the headphones I'm using right now, the bass feels so much better than the regular sound of my laptop's speakers or ipad/ipod's speakers. I don't know if it's a good pair of headphones but I really like them lol, so if this is like nothing compared to real headphones then I'm really excited!

post #3 of 16
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Anyone?lol :(

post #4 of 16

There are lots of headphones in your price range that play well on the type of music you listen.

Sony XB-500 might your ticket. Their boosted bass response makes them particularly suited for rap/hip-hop. 

You have also more "refined" choices like Creative Aurvana live. Or if you're willing to spend a bit more Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro or DT770.

And the choices don't end there. Feel free to explore the forums, you'll find a wealth of information.

post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bobby S View Post
 

There are lots of headphones in your price range that play well on the type of music you listen.

Sony XB-500 might your ticket. Their boosted bass response makes them particularly suited for rap/hip-hop. 

You have also more "refined" choices like Creative Aurvana live. Or if you're willing to spend a bit more Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro or DT770.

And the choices don't end there. Feel free to explore the forums, you'll find a wealth of information.

Alright, thanks! Looked at the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro and looks really nice but I just can't afford that now.

post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Paathurnax View Post
 

Anyone?lol :(

Sad face while lol'ing? lol

 

Anyway, go with:

 

UE6000

ES FC300

Custom One Pro  

 

The FC300 is my personal favorite.

post #7 of 16

Ultrasone HIFI-780's wouldn't be a bad choice. 

 

They're built like a tank and fold up nicely. Great DEEP bass and a very fun sound signature 

 

JVC HA-S500b: Super cheap but has a sound rival to the big boys. Bass is super fast and hits like a ton of bricks!! You can buy from amazon and have them shipped from Japan all for under $100

 

Stay away from the Sony's... No offense to fans but they are more gimmick than anything else. They are fun for about 5 min but thats about it. Plus I dare you to take those outside in public lol People will think you are an air traffic controller!!

 

Good luck!

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Sad face while lol'ing? lol

 

Anyway, go with:

 

UE6000

ES FC300

Custom One Pro  

 

The FC300 is my personal favorite.

The UE6000 sounds like a good choice and it's not expensive at all. Thanks for the suggestions!

post #9 of 16

I was in the same boat as you in 2011 when I jumped into all this madness.  Knowing what I know now (which isn't a whole lot =P), I'd go with

 

Ultrasone 900 (though HUGE)

Denon D2000 (sounds great with samples/breaks, jazz, funk, soul, etc.)

Sennheiser Momentum (sound great right out of an iphone for jazz/funk/soul/hip hop/rap, I've only tried over ear which are really comfortable)

 

If you wanted to get crazy and EQ (more bass vs. more treble) - go with the Arrow 4G - pure bass w/o treble (though may get muddy just a tad but nowhere near beats) go with Arrow 3G

post #10 of 16

A good IEM IMO is:

 

•Sennheiser cx880i

 

inexpensive, clarity is great, bass can be boomy/rumbly (I think "i" version is for idevices but can also get without which is cheaper I believe)

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Physther View Post
 

A good IEM IMO is:

 

•Sennheiser cx880i

 

inexpensive, clarity is great, bass can be boomy/rumbly (I think "i" version is for idevices but can also get without which is cheaper I believe)

Thanks for all the suggestions and descriptions! 

 

I'm looking at the XB500's right now and from what I'm reading they're pretty nice :)

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Paathurnax View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Physther View Post
 

A good IEM IMO is:

 

•Sennheiser cx880i

 

inexpensive, clarity is great, bass can be boomy/rumbly (I think "i" version is for idevices but can also get without which is cheaper I believe)

Thanks for all the suggestions and descriptions! 

 

I'm looking at the XB500's right now and from what I'm reading they're pretty nice :)

 

Not to :deadhorse: but that's not a good idea. They are not for regular listening or for outside use. At first they are a lot of fun but they get really old really fast. If you want quality I wouldn't go there unless you plan on buying two pairs. One for everyday use and then the Sony's for when you want to listen a specific song. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

 

Not to :deadhorse: but that's not a good idea. They are not for regular listening or for outside use. At first they are a lot of fun but they get really old really fast. If you want quality I wouldn't go there unless you plan on buying two pairs. One for everyday use and then the Sony's for when you want to listen a specific song. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

Is there maybe an equivalent of the XB500's but more durable? 

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Paathurnax View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

 

Not to :deadhorse: but that's not a good idea. They are not for regular listening or for outside use. At first they are a lot of fun but they get really old really fast. If you want quality I wouldn't go there unless you plan on buying two pairs. One for everyday use and then the Sony's for when you want to listen a specific song. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

Is there maybe an equivalent of the XB500's but more durable? 

 

Yes The M-Audio Q40's are much much much better and hit a lot harder than the XB500's. The Xb500's are slow and sloppy but go deeper than any other headphone I've ever heard which makes them fun but once you actually want to hear the music you'll remove them right away! Everyone should hear the XB500's just so you can do the "what the Hell face" but outside of that owning is really NOT worth it. 

 

So you can get much better everything with the 

 

Ultrasone HIFI-780's or 580's both are great 

M-Audio Q40

JVC HA-S500b (overall best value hands down)

DT770/80 (used) but you will want an amp to push them. You can get a Fiio E11 for dirt cheap that can run them well. 

 

All of those can be had for under your budget and will have great bass but are not limited like the Sony's 

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil: 

post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post
 

Ultrasone HIFI-780's wouldn't be a bad choice. 

 

They're built like a tank and fold up nicely. Great DEEP bass and a very fun sound signature 

 

JVC HA-S500b: Super cheap but has a sound rival to the big boys. Bass is super fast and hits like a ton of bricks!! You can buy from amazon and have them shipped from Japan all for under $100

 

Stay away from the Sony's... No offense to fans but they are more gimmick than anything else. They are fun for about 5 min but thats about it. Plus I dare you to take those outside in public lol People will think you are an air traffic controller!!

 

Good luck!

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

:evil:

Did not see this post before.. Thanks! I just read up on the JVC (other one is a little too expensive for me) and I think I'm going to get that one. 

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