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post #16 of 34
Thread Starter 

Wow, thanks for the replies.  I am going to look into the suggestions thus far.  My son had mentioned Skull Candy Crushers, but I immediately saw awful reviews on them.  He doesn't know what to pick for the best headphones for him beyond how the look.  That's why I am on here trying to figure it out for him. 

 

Thanks again.  I'll have a look at any suggestions you guys make!  I need them delivered by this Thursday, July 3rd.

post #17 of 34

The only reason he is not an audiophile is because he has not been exposed to good sound. So I guess its time ;)

post #18 of 34

where are you from? to get stuff delivered that quickly you might need to buy in person, or at least through an online store from your country. It will help narrow down the options, for sure

post #19 of 34
Thread Starter 

I am in WV, in the US.  I am just outside of Washington DC, but there's no way I can get to DC by Thursday.  Out of what I have seen in this thread, the ones that stick out to me are:

 

Audio Technica M50xBL (The ones in Blue)

 

JVC HA-SZ1000 (These seem like incredible sound, but seem to only come from Japan?  Makes me wonder a little. Look great though.)

 

Munitio PRO40 (These look great and seem very solid/durable.  Like the 2 year warranty also.)

 

Any more options I should consider?  Out of these 3, which do you guys think are the best?

post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by djtech2k View Post

I am in WV, in the US.  I am just outside of Washington DC, but there's no way I can get to DC by Thursday.  Out of what I have seen in this thread, the ones that stick out to me are:

Audio Technica M50xBL (The ones in Blue)

JVC HA-SZ1000 (These seem like incredible sound, but seem to only come from Japan?  Makes me wonder a little. Look great though.)

Munitio PRO40 (These look great and seem very solid/durable.  Like the 2 year warranty also.)

Any more options I should consider?  Out of these 3, which do you guys think are the best?

I've never seen people on Head-Fi recommend those JVCs or Munitos. Doesn't mean that they are necessarily bad, but there are other headphones which many Head-Fiers have heard and recommend.
post #21 of 34

all right then.

 

from those three, to be honest, I would go with the JVC. I'm not into bass heavy music, but in such case those cans seem the best. The most powerful, while keeping the ability of playing other genres (they all can, but the JVC hits harder with EDM, and very slightly recessed highs), the better looking, sturdy enough.

 

The drawbacks are comfort, they are heavy and the pads aren't the most deep available. (pics: http://www.head-fi.org/t/661129/jvc-ha-sz2000-1000-appreciation-thread/270#post_9493678), and I suppose they need a big amount of power due to the two drivers. So... I really don't know, if you can't buy an amp it might be worthless.

 

 

indeed the latter too don't come up often, and even the M50 isn't the most recomended as a bassy headphone up to $300. the M100 are the first one to be remembered


Edited by rebelinho - 6/30/14 at 7:30am
post #22 of 34
Thread Starter 

Ok.  So you guys bring another valid issue.  I know nothing about an amplifier, nor did I think it was an option.  My son will have an audio source and plug the headphones in.  It will be his phone many times.

 

Are the ones in this thread ok without an amp or do I need to mark off any from the list? 

 

Bottom line is that my son likes how Beats sound overall.  He wants loudness with bass, without becoming distorted.  He will not be listening to Jazz or anything.  I want to get him something that will do that for him and that as a teenager he will want to wear.  The M100's kinda scared me with the style, but I need to pick the best option and roll.

post #23 of 34

well, the JVC don't seem to get enough power from a phone, so... The Munitio seem to be fine (these are a really good option for you, at least durability is top notch and "extremely powerful audio performance, with deep, distortion-free bass and clear highs.", as PCMag says), as well as the M50.

 

The Beyerdynamic DT770 32Ohm versions is a great choice too, and can be sufficiently powered from a regular phone. They are really well built and comfortable, but the looks might put you off.

post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by djtech2k View Post
 

Ok.  So you guys bring another valid issue.  I know nothing about an amplifier, nor did I think it was an option.  My son will have an audio source and plug the headphones in.  It will be his phone many times.

 

Are the ones in this thread ok without an amp or do I need to mark off any from the list? 

 

Bottom line is that my son likes how Beats sound overall.  He wants loudness with bass, without becoming distorted.  He will not be listening to Jazz or anything.  I want to get him something that will do that for him and that as a teenager he will want to wear.  The M100's kinda scared me with the style, but I need to pick the best option and roll.

That's why I said this:

I'm a fan the of V-Moda M100. They're over ear, very durable, deep bass and customizable if bought for $310.00 no tax+free shipping straight from V-Moda OR on Amazon for $299.95. 

Heres the V-Moda website link: http://v-moda.com/crossfade-m-100/

and the Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B00A39PPI0/ref=sr_1_3?

The Sennheiser Momentums are another good choice. You can get them from Sennheisers warehouse outlet in both on ear and over ear here (I prefer the over ear)

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/outletstore#details
 

post #25 of 34

In fact, Sennheiser might be offering a deal on the Momentums right now.. Try this

PROMO CODE: MOE169

It REALLY drops the price of the Momentums
 

post #26 of 34
Thread Starter 

I am running the V-Moda and Momentums by my son now to see if he likes the look at all, but I am doubtful.  Although this is not a fashion purchase, I am not going to spend a lot of money on something he will not wear/use.

 

So I marked off the JVC from the list because of the amp issue.  They looked great, but if they wont run with something like a phone, then its not going to work for us.

post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by djtech2k View Post
 

I am running the V-Moda and Momentums by my son now to see if he likes the look at all, but I am doubtful.  Although this is not a fashion purchase, I am not going to spend a lot of money on something he will not wear/use.

 

So I marked off the JVC from the list because of the amp issue.  They looked great, but if they wont run with something like a phone, then its not going to work for us.

While they are fashionable headphones, they also have way better quality sound than a lot of other portables on the market today. They also have great bass (not overly exaggerated) and can get up to ear bleeding volumes out of portable devices. I've owned both and out of the two, The V-Moda was my preference.

post #28 of 34
Thread Starter 

Which are you talking about, the V-Moda's?

post #29 of 34

don't rule them out definitely though. you can buy the extremely small FiiO E6 amp for less than 30 bucks (if you don't want to spend more money), although I'm not sure they are any good with the JVC. Try to ask people in this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/566351/fiio-e6-story-of-the-tiny-amp-continues-w-review-on-1st-page

post #30 of 34

I'm talking about both.

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