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HD 800 not cutting it - need something fun, cheap and cheerful

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi guys, I am looking for a fun headphone for EDM and Dancehall. My main rig is HD 800s through a Rega DAC and Burson amp.

The cans should be closed and less than $400. Used is fine. Would like strong bass but not at the sacrifice of sound quality (some small sacrifice is okay). For example, I consider the Sony XB series to be terrible. Portability and looks are not a consideration. Good soundstage is also fairly important.

This is what I have considered so far:

V Moda M100
JVC SZ2000
Ultrasone Pro 900
Denon D600

What do you guys think?
post #2 of 7
Ultrasone Pro 2900 will give you ridiculously great bass and airy, detailed sound overall. They do require a lot of burn-in time, though.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks, aren't the 2900s open?

post #4 of 7
Take a look at the Yamahas they may do it for you.
post #5 of 7
Pro 2900 are semi-open. The emblem area on the cup keeps in a lot of the bass impact, while allowing treble to extend along the outer vents. Burn-in will bring out tonality of the mids. It will benefit from tube amps, just like the HD800.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks.  I listened to the Shure 1540 today which was fairly good.  The V Moda was also, sound wise, reasonably impressive.  I am, however, not a fan of its portable character.

post #7 of 7

I would highly suggest the HE-400 for EDM music. I'm using it now with my Geek Out 720 and I'm an avid EDM fan. Another headphone I would recommend is the DT770 Pros. Both work REALLY well with EDM.

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