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Need help deciding | HSR1000 vs Grado vs RP-HTF600 | Under $100 |

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I've done a little research. 

 

My background: Got caught in the Bose and Beats scene. I don't have an interest in going back. Other than that, I've used the Apple ear buds and the $10 Sony ear buds for the most part. My music taste is pretty eclectic. I like EDM, but specifically progressive trance and some house. (I don't like to put it under EDM usually lol) However, I do often wander into the top 40, 90s R&B, and 80s Rock. I just want something to listen to at home (iPod/Macbook) and maybe at a coffee shop. Trying to keep it under $100 as well. 

 

I've perused a few of the under $100 threads and this is what I came up with:

 

-Gemini HSR-1000 or Takstar pro80

-Panasonic RP-HTF600

-Grado Sr80i

-Grado Sr60i (to save like $20)

 

Thanks for your time. If you have any recommendations or feel that my choices don't represent my music taste well, please share.

 

-apr27

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Open headphones like the Grados would not be appropriate for a coffee shop since people around you can hear what you are listening to. You'll need closed headphones for that.

Grados are great choices for rock, but not so popular for EDM because they don't have a lot of low end bass extension. I still think they sound good if the EDM has strong midbass, but not everyone does.

Grados are easy to drive, though, and will sound good out of your macbook and ipod.

You could get the Grado SR60i for at home, and then save a little more and get the JVC HA-S500. Those are very portable and very good for EDM.
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Thanks for the response. I'll look into those JVCs. Bookmarked it on Amazon. 

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thanks again for the response.

before I make a decision, does anyone else have any thoughts this morning?
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The Grados are probably only going to work for the 80s rock and they will work really well. But for the rest of your music the Geminis would be fantastic. I listen primarily to electronic - trance, techno and hip hop and some pop and still can't believe how good the Geminis are. They're only just OK with rock. They are closed and leak no sound and do a good job of blocking external noise. They don't require an amp so should do fine with your pc and phone but even a FiiO E6 portable amp really helps bring them out more. I would also recommend the Brainwavz HM5 ear pads to get better comfort, noise isolation and deeper bass. You can purchase these for $17 on www.mp4nation.com. I also own the HTF-600s and they are fine but not even in the same league sound wise to the Gemini HSR-1000.
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