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Looking for headphones under 150$

post #1 of 67
Thread Starter 

Ratings for the kind of headphones I'm looking for.
BASS:7.5/10
MIDS: 8/10
HIGHS: 8/10
ISOLATION:7/10
SOUND STAGE: 9/10

post #2 of 67

Are you looking for a closed, or open back design?

post #3 of 67
Thread Starter 

closed mostly, though I can go for open cans if the sound quality is far good than the closed.

post #4 of 67
Thread Starter 

bump

post #5 of 67
AKG K550, and ATH A900x are my top recommendations.
post #6 of 67

Hmm. What about the Logitech UE6000's? They have great sound quality. They also isolate extremely well w/ their active noise cancelling. My second option, which is the better of the two, would be the Beyerdynamic DT770's. The only problem is that they are 250 OHM's, so out of the house use is not so practical. You could get the 32 OHM version for only $25 more. You can always get some ATH M50's, which are a classic. If you have further question's comparing these models, feel free to ask.

 

-halfinfinity.

post #7 of 67
Those 3 don't fit what he's looking for. The soundstage of the M50 and UE6000 are not 9s, and the DT770's mids are lacking.
post #8 of 67
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Those 3 don't fit what he's looking for. The soundstage of the M50 and UE6000 are not 9s, and the DT770's mids are lacking.

 

I understand, however all your recommendation exceeded his price range.

post #9 of 67

Since the ratings seem similar (7.5 lows, 8 mids and 8 highs); why not purchase a pair of Sennheiser HD 558? They are perfect, and I personally think the soundstage is great enough to watch movies and play video games. Personally, I find the AKG series to be more of a highs/clear type of pair of headphones. The clarity kinda irks you, over time. No fun, but boring. I'm a fan of the Sennheiser Veil, but also have many more brands. So yeah... HD558 is the way to go, and it's only $120 or so on Amazon ;)

post #10 of 67

Yea, the HD558's would have been my number one choice in open back headphone for that price. 

post #11 of 67
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Originally Posted by halfinfinity View Post

I understand, however all your recommendation exceeded his price range.
Fair enough.
post #12 of 67
SRH840 has an accurate soundstage and the rest is fine too. Bassheads have complained about the sub-bass roll off, but you don't seem concerned about that. Build quality and isolation are definitely above average. The only weak point is somewhat uncomfortable headband but you can mod it. Look for a used one from $130, depending on the condition.
Edited by Claritas - 3/21/14 at 6:51pm
post #13 of 67
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

SRH840 has an accurate soundstage and the rest is fine too. Bassheads have complained about the sub-bass roll off, but you don't seem concerned about that. Build quality and isolation are definitely above average. The only weak point is somewhat uncomfortable headband but you can mod it. Look for a used one from $130, depending on the condition.

SRH840 are closed backs, and the soundstage wouldn't suite the 9/10 rating (which is what he wants.) If he wants good soundstage, he'll need to purchase an open back. I also tried the SRH840 at Best Buy display, and they aren't good compared to the brands I own. Now, I know I own high quality stuff, but I do own cheaper headphones. The cheaper headphones I own will blast the SRH840. The sound of the SRH840 are identical (in sound) to most Sony headphones products (comparing the displays.) The SRH840 also don't have a 7.5 lows rating because the bass is thumpy and muddy. To sum up the SRH840; poor quality (sound-wise) pair of headphones.

post #14 of 67

I'd go with DT770 Pro 250 ohm. They are awesome headphones for the price.

post #15 of 67

Am I the only one that own many headphones and experience many kinds, in this forum post?

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