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Suitable alternatives for Sennheiser HD series

post #1 of 5
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As I said in my introduction, I've been without heahphones for about a month and desperately need new ones. I was about to go choose between HD 419 and HD 439 until I read this thread, http://www.head-fi.org/t/625816/sennheiser-hd-419-429-439, which made me think my judgment probably isn't the best due to my situation.

 

So in summary I looking for a new pair with these specs,

 

Over-ear (preferably)

US $60-80 (willing to push up to $100, maybe $120 if worth it)

If possible, detachable cable (truth is, I tend to be careless with cables and travel often)

 

I'll use them with portable devices, mostly I listen to rock/garage/punk but also jazz, hip hop, deep house, so I need a pair that can handle a fare share of bass when needed, watching movies as well.

 

I was gonna go with Sennheiser because I think Sony and Bose are overpriced, but maybe there are a few alternatives.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 5

The Creative Aurvana live might be right up your alley, minus the detachable cable.. but you can always get someone to perform a detachable cable mod for you for a cost. Normally, I wouldn't suggest something that I haven't tried myself, but they get pretty good reviews around here.

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EF0060-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA

post #3 of 5

get the CAL!2 , it is basically a CAL! with better bass and detachable cable.

post #4 of 5

I'll second that. Didn't know they had a 2.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

I've been checking them out, and the CAL!2 seem like a perfect match, a bit out my budget though, retail price $130. Many reviews say they're well built and pretty but don't really touch the durability subject.

 

Can anyone comment on that? Are they worth $130?

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