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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ok so I am buying my first pair of good headphones. I of course have been researching like crazy but would like to hear opinions. My purchase cant exceed $150 (can go up 10, 20 bucks possibly), I listen to mostly hip-hop and I do like bass but do not wish to sacrfice sound quality in order to get that bass.

ATH M40x, Shure 380 Pro and the M Audio Q 40 are some I have been looking into HEAVILY
post #2 of 13

Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) closed headphones, $68 to $80.

post #3 of 13

I'd also look for good deals on the Senn 598, AKG 701/2 and Beyer DT880/990s.

 

most importantly, I'd try to find some to wear and listen to in person.


Edited by greenkiwi - 5/23/14 at 10:12pm
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Whats the diffrence between the takstar and gemini? All i can notice is price? What do you think about the ath m40x
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by xxtorontoxx View Post

Whats the difference between the Takstar and Gemini? All i can notice is price? What do you think about the ath m40x

 

I own the Gemini HSR-1000 and I'm fairly sure it's the same as the Takstar Pro 80s.

I think the same headphone is sold under several different names.

To me the HSR-1000 is the best sounding headphone I have for under $100.

If Sony put their name on it I'm sure it could sell as high as $125 to $150.

 

I know zero about the ATH-M40Xs.

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have never herd of the gemini before now. Looking into them not really sure about them. Do they have a detachable cable. There only 80 bucks on amazon.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by xxtorontoxx View Post

I have never herd of the gemini before now. Looking into them not really sure about them. Do they have a detachable cable. There only 80 bucks on amazon.

 

They do not have a detachable cable.

Here is a thread dedicated to these headphones.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/585356/the-takstar-technical-pro-gemini-greathon-thread

post #8 of 13

If you want insane bass then go for Q40 , it also has a nice midrange and non fatiguing treble. If you want an analytic headphone with good soundstage go for AD/A-700x , HD598 , Q701.

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Not into the geminis. Those ones above are out of my price range. After maybe a year I am going to buy a 200+ set but my first pair cant run me more then 150-the closer to 100 the better.

What about the 380 Pros from Sennheiser, they seem a very reputable brand. How about some Shures in that range, any thoughts? Other brands? What about the ATH m40x? I want a reputable brand, good (not overpowering) bass and perferable a removable cable. This may be asking a lot for 100ish so help me get as close as possible. Also this is going to be used mostly with my Iphone that I use as an Ipod and my HTC One M8 rarely.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ok what I really need to know is can I swap out the stock cable on the Q 40 with any 3.5mm cable. I only ask cause it says in order for the phones to work you have to screw tne cable so I dont know if another cable will work with that screw feature it says the Q 40s have. I read about people swapping it so I would assume. But I just dont want a massive long cord so if you cant I will go with the m40x.
Specifically like this cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0049EWO7A?pc_redir=1400827220&robot_redir=1

Thanks
post #11 of 13

I am not 100% sure if you can do that but I am 70% sure you can. You may want to ask in the Q40 thread :

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/600026/m-audio-studiophile-q40-review-and-appreciation

 

I know for a fact that Q40 is compatible with the V-MODA boompro . But I don't know if it generally is compatible with other cables.


Edited by Sam21 - 5/24/14 at 8:15pm
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks man. I dont want that v moda cable. I just want a regular 3 foot good cable.

The m40x have a 2.5mm cable so could I just use a 2.5 male to 3.5 male cable on those or no? The cable is really important to me seeing as I want to use them mobile. Could I use something like this with the m40x. http://www.infinitecables.com/av_25-35mm.html
post #13 of 13
Depending on how picky you are about color, you might want to consider Sennheiser Momentum on ear. They're comfortable, detachable cable, and have what I consider to be a very enjoyable sound. I'd say this is a long shot however, because the price is typically around 200. Amazon, for the US at least, has a new pair for 140.
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