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post #1 of 6
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Hi guys, Just joined here to experience the true way music was meant

I wanted to ask you guys for a recommendation for some 200-250 USD headphones. The headphones would have to compensate for my ungodly large ears (Currently fitting comfortably into a pair of Turtle Beach X11 gaming headphones if that gives you a indication of size) as well as look decent and most importantly be durable. I recently threw out a pair of Beats Solo (Monster era) for having the headband begin to peel after a year's worth of infrequent usage. I want something that can last me in terms of appearance and performance for 2-3 years. 

 

I plan on using the headphones with Spotify Premium  (Pls don't hate. Any sources of higher quality music would be greatly appreciated) on a wide variety of music genres such as Country, House, Rap, Hip-Hop, EDM... (ETC). I guess I'm looking for a pair of headphones that perform well all around in various types of music and for some video watching, eventually moving into the world of desktop amps and such. I currently use a Macbook Pro if that really affects anything in terms of compatibility.

 

Anyways thanks for the adivce,

 

A scrub in audiophilia,

Jai127


Edited by jai127 - 6/18/14 at 12:29am
post #2 of 6

Are you thinking of another closed back such as the Solo and X11?

 

Your big ear stipulation cuts the field down, but here's a closed one -

 

Sennheiser HD380 Pro

 

And an open one (leaks sound both ways but music sounds a bit more natural) -

 

Sennheiser HD600

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

I was leaning toward on-ear actually. I was looking at the V-MODA XS, Sennheiser Momentums, I've also heard great things about Shure, and Audiotechnica. Any recommendations from that end? 

post #4 of 6

The Momentum on-ear is good for the money - warm with a bit of a dip in the mid range with good detail - I've not tried the V Modas but they appear to be similar.

 

Same with the on-ear Shures (SRH 550 & 750?) - I haven't tried them but the bass is a little lean so I hear. I'd say try the SRH1540 if they were a bit cheaper.

 

Audio Technica have some good on-ears, the SJ55 or WS55 - the A500x is worth a look too. And the ES700. Generally good detail and clear bass.

post #5 of 6

As you said, the v-modas and the momentums, but you should also take a look at the HD25s. But as allways, sound is subjective, try to find somewhere to sit down and listen to all of them :)

post #6 of 6
Hello,

I personally like the aggressive sound quality of Momentum On-Ear. Some may find it a bit grainy thought.

Hope it helps!
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