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I need help from an audiophile or someone with GOOD HEADPHONE EXPERIENCE!

post #1 of 7
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Okay, I've been stressing about this for a while, but I'm looking for a good pair of headphones with the following qualities...

 

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*Bass Heavy (not too important)

 

*NO sound leakage! (most important)

 

*Over or On ear

 

*Surround Sound (for gaming, etc.)

 

*No scratchy highs 

 

*Batteries not required (unless there's no other choice)

 

*100$ price limit (give or take a little)

 

*Semi-Long life time

 

*Needs to be from Amazon

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   The bass isn't that important for me in the grand scheme of things, but what is important everything else, my budget is around 100$ give or take, I generally listen to music loud and I have a thing where I hate if other people hear my music, Like if someone else could hear what I'm listening to, I would curl up in a ball and sell off the headphones. 

 

  They cant be in-ear headphones because it really irritates my ears that way, its best that they are comfortable while I found that over ear headphones where giant, on-ear headphones weren't so...I dunno. I'm new to this whole headphone business.

 

  I definitely need surround sound, definitely need no sound leakage, and definitely need Over/On ear, all other "qualities" could be overlooked. I would need them to last a while too, at least 2 and a half years. This is actually the first time I've ever made a forum post here, or really spelt out exactly what I wanted in headphones, I don't know if I set the bar too high or what, maybe i'm asking for the some kind of perfect headphones where none such exists, at least not in my price range. Either way, SOME kind of quick response/guidance would be incredibly appreciated. 

 

-Cheers, Pomathan

post #2 of 7

I think the Audio Technica ATH-M50 best fits your criteria. It's a little higher than $100 but you can get a gently used or like-new one there for closer to 100

post #3 of 7

Takstar Pro80 or HD6000;

They are very good with respect to sound leakage (especially HD6000).

 

They have fair amount of extensible bass, but overall FR is very very good (That is they are not a basshead can, but the bass is emphesized if you compare them to below mentioned K550 or HD600).

Maybe the soundstage is not big (the one of HD6000 is smaller, but that is to be expected from that much closed headphones),

However the localization is good (you would probably would spend 200$ on AKG 550 to get something closed and better)

post #4 of 7

The Ultrasone HFI-450 might be worth a look, $100 on Amazon just now so I see.

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by SteveHiFi View Post
 

The Ultrasone HFI-450 might be worth a look, $100 on Amazon just now so I see.

Sure , it doesn't have that crazy bass and grainy highs of the M50s ....although the Ultrasones have a huge dip in the treble 

post #6 of 7

There are bound to be one or two items from that long checklist which OP will have to compromise on for the $100, best of luck with your selection!

post #7 of 7

Wait, surround sound? You'll want to get a good pair of cans and a separate sound card to give you surround sound. Don't ever buy a gaming headset except for VERY few exceptions that are likely not worth their cost.

 

I love my Shure SRH440 and they pretty much fit your description exactly except for surround. Great cans, IMO significantly better than the M50. You could also try the fan favorite MDR-7506 but I find their upper mids downright painful.


Edited by metal571 - 4/30/14 at 12:25pm
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