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Hello everyone. 

 

I've never owned a decent pair of headphones or at least I've only used 2 headphones that are worth mentioning (Phillips O'neil - The Stretch) but they're broke now after one year of use only -Not that stretchy broke while trying to "normally" wear them-

I'm currently using Sennheiser HD201 and I'm LOVING them they're miles better than Phillips O'neil - The Stretch. I'm not a professional or anything but I can notice that the sounds are MUCH clearer with the Sennheiser HD201. 

Problem is I don't live in the US nor somewhere that I can easily be able to buy any kind of headphones so if I want one I'd have to get it from Amazon and get it shipped to my country (Bahrain). 

 

Sorry for this very long introduction.. 

I listen to many types of music... Pop / electro / metal / symphonic metal / rock / Orchestral music..etc (I don't need a pair for a specific genre of music as long as they sound good overall)

So I've been looking around and Sennheiser headphones really grabbed my attention. (You can suggest any other brand it doesn't have to be sennheiser) 

I would love the pair to be durable (doesn't need to be ultra-durable but reasonably durable) they will be for home use only. I want them to be comfortable, will be using them for hours and hours straight. My budget's around 80$ - 150$. 

I was & still am impressed with the sound quality of the HD201s it's outstanding for it's cheap price. I'm only giving the HD201s one con (Cable is too long and it's on both sides which annoys me sometimes)

 

I'd like the 80$ - 150$ headphones to be way more comfortable than the HD201s and also sound quality to be the same or notably better or even way better!

EDIT: I need them to be over/around ear. 

 

Again sorry if I made this a too long request. I just want to finally get a DECENT pair of headphones.

 

Thank you. 


Edited by Aqeel95 - 3/12/14 at 8:25am
post #2 of 4

sony ma900

sennheiser hd558/598

beyerdynamic dt880

 

Some are over your budget, but are well worth it. You could try to find them used. If you really can't go over budget, I suggest you get the hd558 and mod it.

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Originally Posted by b0000 View Post
 

sony ma900

sennheiser hd558/598

beyerdynamic dt880

 

Some are over your budget, but are well worth it. You could try to find them used. If you really can't go over budget, I suggest you get the hd558 and mod it.

 

The sony and beyerdynamic are way over my budget. 

But the Sennheisers look interesting and they're one of the headphones that I was already considering of getting. I could get the HD558 or HD598 but I won't do anything to it. I mean I'm not going to mod it or anything since I'm clueless at that and I might as well break them. Are there any other headphones that are within the price range and don't need any extra stuff (modding/amplifying..etc) ? I'm just a music lover that wants to improve his listening experience. Thanks.


Edited by Aqeel95 - 3/13/14 at 2:16am
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Originally Posted by Aqeel95 View Post

I could get the HD558 or HD598 but I won't do anything to it. I mean I'm not going to mod it or anything since I'm clueless at that and I might as well break them.

The HD558 mod is easy. You take the pads off, use a screwdriver to take the drivers off, and remove a piece of tape. No difficult skills required, and you can even put the tape back if you don't like it. Just do one at a time and make sure you have the right size screwdriver.
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