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HEADPHONES FOR MUSIC ~150$

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Thread Starter 

i`m student and almost always gettin back home by public transport. i`m lookin for headphones with good noise cancellation. i come across few:

 

Marshal Major FX

 

V-Moda crossfade LP

 

JBL J88i

 

Audio Technica ATH-M50

 

are these good or i should find sth else?


Edited by paczek - 5/15/14 at 11:08am
post #2 of 14
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0006GCCWW?pc_redir=1400018709&robot_redir=1

These are pretty good for those genres, easy enough to drive as well.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0006GCCWW?pc_redir=1400018709&robot_redir=1

These are pretty good for those genres, easy enough to drive as well.

He wants headphones for public transportation. Grados are not a good choice for using in public. They leak sound, and they let sound in like a sieve. LOL

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I don't know anything about the JBL's you have listed, but have heard pretty good things about all the others, and I own the M50s. I don't know which would be best in terms of isolation from your environment, but the M50s are pretty good in that regard.
post #4 of 14
Oh herp derp. Didn't even read that.

Yea crossfade is probably the best option if you prefer on ear.

Ath-m50 has a newer model
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HVLUR86/

Also look for UE 6000, they're far cheaper and are noise cancelling. Sq is pretty good for the price, although some of these may beat it.

$97 on amazon, but you can get for cheaper on ebay.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0094S36RI?pc_redir=1400078717&robot_redir=1
Edited by Hapster - 5/15/14 at 11:19am
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B0FR2QO/ref=pd_aw_sbs_5?pi=SY115 what about these? They're cheaper than the m50/s/x and for me the same (I'm a beginner smily_headphones1.gif)
post #6 of 14
I'm pretty sure they are the same as the M50 coiled, just red. I think the M50s are very good headphone for ~$125 or less. smily_headphones1.gif

A couple of good things about the M50s. They are fairly ruggedly built headphones (not all headphones in this price class are). And they both fold up, inward, and also the cups turn so you lay them flat. Makes them pretty easy to transport for full sized headphones.
post #7 of 14

Sennheiser HD 380

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
And what about Bluetooth headset (I'm thinking of bluebuds x)?
post #9 of 14
I don't like Bluetooth lol. Haven't heard a Bluetooth headset that doesn't have degraded sound quality vs wired. Yeah, I suggest the m-80, m-100, UE6000, ath-m50x's (not worth it imo compared to the semi opens and open headphones at the price, but fairly good closed back choice I guess.)... Maybe dt770 32 ohm or something? Haven't used them, just read about them... If I remember correctly they are expensive tho.
post #10 of 14

I really, really like my Shure SRH440. It sounded much more "correct" to me than the M50 that I A/B'd against it and it is quite closed so it works well for bus rides. That coiled cable would get annoying for walking but for sitting on public transit it should be fine.

 

If isolation is absolutely #1, then the 280 Pro is a good choice but the 380 Pro is better in every way from what I hear. I only own the 280.

 

I've also had the MDR-7506 since I am in the under $100 hunt but I sold it off, not a fan of the sharper upper mids but the isolation wasn't bad and the build quality is second to none.

post #11 of 14

velodyne vquiet

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

I really, really like my Shure SRH440. It sounded much more "correct" to me than the M50 that I A/B'd against it and it is quite closed so it works well for bus rides. That coiled cable would get annoying for walking but for sitting on public transit it should be fine.

If isolation is absolutely #1, then the 280 Pro is a good choice but the 380 Pro is better in every way from what I hear. I only own the 280.

I've also had the MDR-7506 since I am in the under $100 hunt but I sold it off, not a fan of the sharper upper mids but the isolation wasn't bad and the build quality is second to none.
that's because its flatter/more balanced. Ath-m50x+ +7db of bass compared to mids, and +10db compared to treble.
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that's because its flatter/more balanced. Ath-m50x+ +7db of bass compared to mids, and +10db compared to treble.
Thats not true
http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=4313&scale=30
Those measurements you said would make it a pretty cruddy headphone. The original m50 has a bit more of a v shape than the m50x. The original is the better value.
Edited by zunehdrocks - 5/21/14 at 5:35am
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