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Hello guys, sorry for bothering you again, but this is a site for headphones. For this third thread I will restart from the beginning so everyone know what I am looking for.

I am currently in High School (15) and I m looking for new headphones. The ones I am using now are the Sony MDR-ZX600. I've had these for I think 6 months now (since October 30th). I know they're not the best but  loved the clarity of these headphones. The reason I want to change them is because the bass is not punchy enough for me, it's there but just not enough.

Now for the new headphones ( on/over-ear or IEMs, preferably on/over-ear), here are what you might need to know. I mostly listen to rap/hip hop and r&b, and from time to time listen to Jazz. S yes I like bass heavy headphones but I do not want to sacrifice sound quality for bass. I do not listen to rock. My budget for these headphones is $100 maximum, and I can maybe go up to $130. I would like for the headphones to be:

-Comfortable
-Decent in looks

-Decent in build quality (I will be bringing them to school everyday)
-Not to bad for sports, as I like to listen to music when I go out for a run.
-Portable
-Closed Back
- My mom hates big headphones so please try to avoid huge headphones

-I will be using them on an Ipod Nano and a Samsung Galaxy s3

So far I've had my eyes on these headphones:

-The CAL!

-JVC HA-S400 or S500

-Audio Technica ATH-WS55/WS55x

Do not base your opinions only on these three headphones because any other suggestion is supported and recommended for this thread.
Have a nice day guys.

 

GUYS MAJOR UPDATE, yet again
I have received a total of $150 on Sunday due to my Confirmation, so now I have a total of $310. However, I wish to not spend all of the money, so the minimum budget is $200, lower would still be good. If needed, I will go up to $300 for new headphones because my MDR-ZX600s broke (one earcup broke off the headband).


Edited by Erwan - 5/16/14 at 2:56pm
post #2 of 34
Thread Starter 

No, nothing? Well like I said, sorry for bothering you guys.......

post #3 of 34
Thread Starter 

Still nothing? Well I have an update that may help haha
I just received $80, so my budget is going to maximum $200, and can be flexed until $250,
Hope this helps for some ideas!
By the way I might get the Audio Technica Ath-M50's with this updates but I am still willing to have new suggestions :D


Edited by Erwan - 5/12/14 at 4:16pm
post #4 of 34

The M50s are a little bit towards being bass-heavier but not pounding. I'm more of a fan of neutral sounding headphones, but the M50s are always a great starting point for a pair of studio cans that aren't too clinical.

post #5 of 34
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post
 

The M50s are a little bit towards being bass-heavier but not pounding. I'm more of a fan of neutral sounding headphones, but the M50s are always a great starting point for a pair of studio cans that aren't too clinical.

And what about the Logitech UE6000? A lot of people recommend these for cans under $200. Plus they have a neutral, warm sound with nice bass.

post #6 of 34
Thread Starter 

I have a last verdict for anyone who can help :)
I am stuck between getting:

-the Logitech UE 6000s

-the Onkyo ES-FC300s

-the Sennheiser Amperior

-the Sennheiser Momentum On-ear

-THe vmoda's crossfade lp, lp2, or m80
Anyone who has listened to both can give me suggestions between the two?
Now I'm not an audiophile, but I tried the Bowers&Wilkins P7s in an apple store the other day and absolutly fell in love with them. Which one of these headphones are closest to the B&Ws? I know InnerFidelity said the Onkyo's sound almost identical to the Sony MDR-1rs.


Edited by Erwan - 5/10/14 at 6:59am
post #7 of 34

I'd answer if I had the perfect suggestion in my head, sorry. :(

post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by Dark_wizzie View Post
 

I'd answer if I had the perfect suggestion in my head, sorry. :(

That's alright :), at least I know you thought about it and hopefully still is.


Edited by Erwan - 5/16/14 at 2:55pm
post #9 of 34
The amperior is supposed to have good clamping force so it will be good for running.
post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by Alex--o View Post

The amperior is supposed to have good clamping force so it will be good for running.

Thank you :)
In the end, since I mostly listen to hip hop and r&b (but also jazz and swing), I have decided to get either the Marshall Monitors ($200) or the Sennheiser Amperiors ($179, who beat the m80s, lp2s, momentum on ear and ue600s). I like the Monitors' sound, tried them at best buy and loved them, plus they're over-ear. The bass is also quite good. I am not sure, but I think I prefer v-shaped sound signatures. I would wish the sound stage would be wide. I will be getting these headphones at best buy. The only other problem is, no one has really said anything about the Onkyos :3.

post #11 of 34
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Bump

post #12 of 34
The V-Moda XS has gotten a lot of good reviews. It seems to be a lot more comfortable than the M80 and M100.

checkout Tyll's review
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/practically-perfect-every-way-v-moda-xs
Edited by Za Warudo - 5/21/14 at 6:51am
post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by Erwan View Post

Thank you smily_headphones1.gif

In the end, since I mostly listen to hip hop and r&b (but also jazz and swing), I have decided to get either the Marshall Monitors ($200) or the Sennheiser Amperiors ($179, who beat the m80s, lp2s, momentum on ear and ue600s). I like the Monitors' sound, tried them at best buy and loved them, plus they're over-ear. The bass is also quite good. I am not sure, but I think I prefer v-shaped sound signatures. I would wish the sound stage would be wide. I will be getting these headphones at best buy. The only other problem is, no one has really said anything about the Onkyos :3.

No worries
post #14 of 34
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Za Warudo View Post

The V-Moda XS has gotten a lot of good reviews. It seems to be a lot more comfortable than the M80 and M100.

checkout Tyll's review
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/practically-perfect-every-way-v-moda-xs

Tyll really likes them and they seem like a winner, thank you. :)
hmmm so now between the V-moda Xs' and the Marshall Monitors :/.

The reason I haven'tjumped onto the XS is because the Monitors have this F.T.F system where there are filters that cover the drivers, giving you more bass and recessed mids and highs, but you also have the choice to remove the filters for the mids and highs to come back up and shine :).

post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by Erwan View Post
 

Hello guys, sorry for bothering you again, but this is a site for headphones. For this third thread I will restart from the beginning so everyone know what I am looking for.

I am currently in High School (15) and I m looking for new headphones. The ones I am using now are the Sony MDR-ZX600. I've had these for I think 6 months now (since October 30th). I know they're not the best but  loved the clarity of these headphones. The reason I want to change them is because the bass is not punchy enough for me, it's there but just not enough.

Now for the new headphones ( on/over-ear or IEMs, preferably on/over-ear), here are what you might need to know. I mostly listen to rap/hip hop and r&b, and from time to time listen to Jazz. S yes I like bass heavy headphones but I do not want to sacrifice sound quality for bass. I do not listen to rock. My budget for these headphones is $100 maximum, and I can maybe go up to $130. I would like for the headphones to be:

-Comfortable
-Decent in looks

-Decent in build quality (I will be bringing them to school everyday)
-Not to bad for sports, as I like to listen to music when I go out for a run.
-Portable
-Closed Back
- My mom hates big headphones so please try to avoid huge headphones

-I will be using them on an Ipod Nano and a Samsung Galaxy s3

So far I've had my eyes on these headphones:

-The CAL!

-JVC HA-S400 or S500

-Audio Technica ATH-WS55/WS55x

Do not base your opinions only on these three headphones because any other suggestion is supported and recommended for this thread.
Have a nice day guys.

 

GUYS MAJOR UPDATE, yet again
I have received a total of $150 on Sunday due to my Confirmation, so now I have a total of $310. However, I wish to not spend all of the money, so the minimum budget is $200, lower would still be good. If needed, I will go up to $300 for new headphones because my MDR-ZX600s broke (one earcup broke off the headband).

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Edited by Charliemotta - 5/24/14 at 3:15am
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