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Looking for a decent pair of closed-back headphones for a present, with some odd conditions... *PLEASE READ*

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So a friend of mine recently had her birthday, and I'm looking to buy her a nice pair of over/on ear, closed heaphones, seeing as her current headphones are broken and are pretty bad besides. The problem is, however, that I don't have enough cash; I only have a $50 London Drugs gift card that I recently won in a competition. So I am looking to buy this pair of headphones from London Drugs, and I need your help to choose which pair (out of the admittedly paltry selection) is the best bang for my buck.

 

I want a decent (doesn't have to be extraordinarily good, they just have to better than her current ones) pair of closed headphones that isolates pretty well and is good for music genres such as rock and dubstep. Anything <$60 dollars is fair game (I only have about $10 in cash available to me). Please choose from the headphones offered at this link: http://www.londondrugs.com/Headphones/electronics-headphones,default,sc.html

 

Thank you in advance for your answers.

post #2 of 4

You need to narrow it down to no more than a handful of specific options.  Few if any are going to go through 228 items to do your shopping for you.

post #3 of 4

If she cares about looks try the JVC Flats HAS160. If looks don't matter, Sennheiser HD201 or AKG K512MKII. 

 

Can you use the gift card to buy another one? Buy a $50 Amazon gift card from London Drugs and go online.

post #4 of 4
Of those 28, look into these 3: JVC HA-SR500, HA-S660, and JVC flats. Read some reviews and ask in the threads about them if you're not sure. It will probably come down to her genre preferences.

If HA-SR500 is HA-S500 with a remote, I can tell you that it's pretty good: a V-shaped sound with tight bass after 70 hours of burn in (use pink noise).

I also want to mention that it's very thoughtful of you to buy her such an enjoyable present. Best luck.
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