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Looking for good starter headphones in the 100 dollar range to listen to hip hop / reggae

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I'm trying to get into the world of good quality headphones with a budget of around 100 dollars, I have heard alot of good things about the Grado sr60i headphones and I would like to hear some advice !

 

I mainly listen to hip hop and reggae and plan to use the heaphones on my commutes to work so sound isolation would be preferable.

 

Thank you for your help !

post #2 of 12

Avoid anything Grado if you need isolation. My SR80is are like noise sieves. Are you averse to IEMs?

post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by sub50hz View Post
 

Avoid anything Grado if you need isolation. My SR80is are like noise sieves. Are you averse to IEMs?

I have nothing against IEMs but i'm very inexperienced with them, do you have any good recomendations ?

post #4 of 12

http://www.head-fi.org/products/shure-se215

 

I don't use IEMs very often, but I have these for when the need arises. Good bottom end, I always dart right to something like Flying Lotus when using them.

post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by sub50hz View Post
 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/shure-se215

 

I don't use IEMs very often, but I have these for when the need arises. Good bottom end, I always dart right to something like Flying Lotus when using them.

Thankyou for you advice

post #6 of 12

No problem -- though I would take it upon yourself to read reviews and impressions of other gear here, there's a lot of very good information if you can weed through some of the favoritism.

post #7 of 12

m audio q40 (basshead)

donscorpio dolphin (elevated sub bass)

yamaha pro series

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the input !

 

I'm looking into House Of Marley headphones, do any of you know if they are any good or just using the name of the king to sell bad headphones ?

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by greencow View Post

Thanks for all the input !

I'm looking into House Of Marley headphones, do any of you know if they are any good or just using the name of the king to sell bad headphones ?
Some models are trash and others are really good.
Tyll really likes the exodus
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/house-marley-exodus-page-2
post #10 of 12
I have the Dolphins. Very good headphones for $100.

However, some people looking for bass might be disappointed as the boost is centered in the subbass region. I like that a lot, but some people look for the bass boost to extend into the upper midbass.

I like my Grados, but I would never choose them for portability, and would probably not recommend them for reggae and hip hop.

ATH-M50s are good if you can catch them on special for $100. If you like white, Slickdeals has a coupon for $40 off: http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sdtid=6918884&sku=ATHM50WH&ref=cj
post #11 of 12
The ath m50 has a lot of isolation too
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

I finally decided to go with the house of marley Exodus heaphones after reading several good revues.

 

Thank you all for your help ! I'll be coming back with feedback once I get them :D

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