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Hello!, newbie here, lookin' for some good cans

post #1 of 6
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Hey everyone!
so I'm new here, but not 100% new to the realm of audio
so I'm lookin' to get a fancy new pair of over ear headphones
I have a set of Koss ones that are lack luster at best (rb/t80 or some crap, I don't have them with me right now)
good quality construction, but the sound is meh
and I have a set of Monoprice 8323
but they are too big for my midget head
I look down at something and the headphones want a closer look....like down to the ground

so I'm lookin' for something cheap (like $50-$70 MAX! preferably cheaper if possible)
flat, powerful, but enjoyable (I listen to a lot of drone and ambient music, as well as damn near everything else)
something with a detachable cable (this is a MUST for me, I need to have a detachable cable, I am rough with cables)
good stereo field and all that jazz
I am just out for the best bang for my hard earned buck

I was lookin' at the Superlux headphones
and a set of AKGs
but I am indecisive, so I was wondering if all y'all could help me with this little conundrum

Thanks!
     -The Weedian Nazareth
 

post #2 of 6

You're probably not going to want to hear this...

 

but If i were you, I would wait. True you can get some decent cans for around 50USD, but if you can wait a little while longer and save up a bit more money, you'll hit a sweet spot for cans: approx 150-200USD

 

BUT, at the same time, if you get some good cans for 100-200USD, you'll, most of the time, need a good DAC and/or headphone amp which will not fit that price range.

 

Sorry but I really can't recommend any cans for around $50, if you were to have, lets say 150-200USD for cans and 150-200USD for a DAC and/or amp, then I could give you several suggestions.

 

Sorry, if my suggestion is not very helpful at this time, but I'm sure there are others who will agree with me...


Edited by Joshua277456 - 3/24/14 at 9:19pm
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

XD
Fair
and point taken

But I probably should have mentioned that this will be a pair that I use pretty much day in day out on my travels in town
so a lot of outdoor use
so yeah I could pony up 200 bones
but I'm not, 'cause likely I'll destroy them in about a year or two

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by WeedianNazareth View Post
 

XD
Fair
and point taken

But I probably should have mentioned that this will be a pair that I use pretty much day in day out on my travels in town
so a lot of outdoor use
so yeah I could pony up 200 bones
but I'm not, 'cause likely I'll destroy them in about a year or two

 

How about the Koss Pro DJ100? 

post #5 of 6
Get a pair of German Maestro GMP 8.35 D. These are known as being virtually indestructible, the kind of headphone you can bring to a battlefield. There's even a youtube video of a guy doing whatever he can to break it, but failing to do so.
post #6 of 6
Which one is best ?
SHE3590 or RP-HJE120
Which is best and value for money headphone.....if
you know any other phone please let me know
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