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I'm looking for on ear headphones.  One of the main things I'm looking for in headphones are the looks. (Don't excommunicate me please). I don't want giant plates on either side of my head, or dull black nondescript headphones.  I'm looking for long road trips mostly so comfort and minimal leakage would be nice.  Budget is under $80.  I know it's low, but that's already pushing it.  I'm not sure I can honestly tell good sound quality, I use Skullcandy Ink'd 2 and Sony MDR-XB400s.  I know Beats suck.  The only decent headphones I've ever bought were Denon DN HP500SW, which it seems no one here has ever heard of, so I don't know if they were even any good, but I liked them.  I listen to mostly country with a little rock/alt.  I may just pick up the Denon again for ~$70.  The others that caught my eye were the Monster Diesel Vektr for only ~$70.  (I may be burned at the stake...)  I like the foldable design for portability.  I know there's a lot of Monster hate here, but any opinions on those?  Almost all the reviews I've seen recommended them except for the price ($280 list).  I liked the entire V-Moda line, just out of my budget at the moment.  Any other suggestions?  Comfort>looks>durability>leakage. 


Edited by smithy316 - 3/17/14 at 3:15pm
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I'm looking for on ear headphones.  One of the main things I'm looking for in headphones are the looks. (Don't excommunicate me please). I don't want giant plates on either side of my head, or dull black nondescript headphones.  I'm looking for long road trips mostly so comfort and minimal leakage would be nice.  Budget is under $80.  I know it's low, but that's already pushing it.  I'm not sure I can honestly tell good sound quality, I use Skullcandy Ink'd 2 and Sony MDR-XB400s.  I know Beats suck.  The only decent headphones I've ever bought were Denon DN HP500SW, which it seems no one here has ever heard of, so I don't know if they were even any good, but I liked them.  I listen to mostly country with a little rock/alt.  I may just pick up the Denon again for ~$70.  The others that caught my eye were the Monster Diesel Vektr for only ~$70.  (I may be burned at the stake...)  I like the foldable design for portability.  I know there's a lot of Monster hate here, but any opinions on those?  Almost all the reviews I've seen recommended them except for the price ($280 list).  I liked the entire V-Moda line, just out of my budget at the moment.  Any other suggestions?  Comfort>looks>durability>leakage. 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826532001

 

here you go!

 

Beautiful mids

Beautiful BEAUTIFUL highs

 

and badass bass, enough to the point where you're satisfied, and if you want more, just mod them. :)

 

They look beautiful (subjective, it applies to me though), durable aluminum/leather combination, and cheap!

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826532001

 

here you go!

 

Beautiful mids

Beautiful BEAUTIFUL highs

 

and badass bass, enough to the point where you're satisfied, and if you want more, just mod them. :)

 

They look beautiful (subjective, it applies to me though), durable aluminum/leather combination, and cheap!

But they're open, thus less isolation and more leakage, right?

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But they're open, thus less isolation and more leakage, right?

they're closed my friend. :)

 

pretty good isolation and no leakage.

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they're closed my friend. :)

 

pretty good isolation and no leakage.

I clearly have no clue what I'm talking about lol.  Not a fan of the design, but I'll keep them in mind.  Thanks

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I clearly have no clue what I'm talking about lol.  Not a fan of the design, but I'll keep them in mind.  Thanks
You were actually correct about headphones with open designs having that problem, these arent open tgough, lol.


Good luck in finding another headphone that is good in both design and quality! Others i can recommend are the jvc-has500, and the kardon cls, sijce those two have favorable reviews
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