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Buying headphones from abroad " can't really get to send them back " 40$ Maximum budget

post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone,

 

so I am growing this strange interest towards headphones and since we don't have plenty of choices in Egypt where I live I decided to buy something from Amazon.com

and some friend coming from the us is going to get it with him next month.

 

so My top budget is about 40-42$ maximum and I am looking for something good to buy for that price I will list my desires and I hope you could help

 

 

-over the ear closed back design.

-comfortable 

-detachable cables for durability since all my previous headphones are dead because of that (1/4 extension preferably too).

 

I know that the price tag doesn't leave me in a wide range of choices but expertise help would be very much appreciated

 

what I am gonna use them for 

 

- mainly electronic dance music " Trance specifically" and some gaming " gaming doesn't matter"

- indoor and outdoor

- going to use them sort of monitoring my tracks on Ableton Live 9 " EDM also (Trance) "

 

 

what's in my head? since I have been reading plenty of reviews/ videos / articles etc..

 

what really drew my attention 

 

1. Audio-Technica ATH-M30

2. Monoprice 108323 Premium Hi-Fi DJ

3. Koss ProDJ100 Headphones

4. Sennheiser HD-360 PRO DJ 

 

 

What I kinda like a lot is the monoprice but I am very afraid of the durability " I am a person who takes care of the stuff though" 

 

waiting for comments and ideas ..

 

P.S I tried to say everything in mind to help you guys and not to make you feel I am just a forum abuser who's coming for a post and running back

as I promise with a review once I receive whatever headphones I buy

 

 

Edit #1: After reviewing more headphones and seeing that I am not getting anywhere with low budget I went to innerfidelity website and searched more

and came out with about 70 to 80$ budget 

 

 

Okay so now I am almost certain I am getting one of the following since the very low budget stuff doesn't seem any promising:

 

Logitech UE6000

Creative Aurvana Live

NVX Audio XPT100

 

votes please and if you got anything better in mind around that price please share with me


Edited by lolrko - 7/1/14 at 2:04am
post #2 of 39

What will you be using to drive these new cans?

post #3 of 39
Thread Starter 

Most probably on board sound or DAC .. "Planning to get anything better soon "

post #4 of 39

Sennheiser makes, in my opinion, some of the best headphones for the money.  When I first got a pair about 3 years ago for 22 dollar, I heard people compare them to Beats.  I know beats are bad but $22 vs $170!  But be warned once you get into the audio hobby you won't leave.  I ended up from the $22 pair to $150 to $400 pair of cans.  Welcome to the forum.

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Sennheiser makes, in my opinion, some of the best headphones for the money.  When I first got a pair about 3 years ago for 22 dollar, I heard people compare them to Beats.  I know beats are bad but $22 vs $170!  But be warned once you get into the audio hobby you won't leave.  I ended up from the $22 pair to $150 to $400 pair of cans.  Welcome to the forum.

 

 

I feel you there that Sennheiser make some quality sound stuff, but this certain model I posted is any good? any other recommendation of the Sennheiser family also?

post #6 of 39
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Originally Posted by lolrko View Post
 

Most probably on board sound or DAC .. "Planning to get anything better soon "


The only one I can recommend is the DJ100, but it needs an amp--especially running from on board sound.

post #7 of 39
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The only one I can recommend is the DJ100, but it needs an amp--especially running from on board sound.

My Ultrasone Pro 750 sound fine on my iPod and laptop.  They are 40 ohms and the Koss are only 38 ohms.  Of course mine sound better on my Little Dot 2, but it is not required. 

post #8 of 39
In this price range, the ones I would recommend from experience is the Jvc s400 and Koss Porta PRO. The ones I've read about and would try are the Jvc S500 and Superlux 681 Evo. Of the ones on your list, I've heard the monoprice and did not like it at all.
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post
 


The only one I can recommend is the DJ100, but it needs an amp--especially running from on board sound.

My Ultrasone Pro 750 sound fine on my iPod and laptop.  They are 40 ohms and the Koss are only 38 ohms.  Of course mine sound better on my Little Dot 2, but it is not required. 


I doubt that.  The 750 loses its bass without an amp.  You can get volume, but not what it can offer.

 

On the other hand the DJ100 gets to only marginal volume on an iPhone 4.

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I doubt that.  The 750 loses its bass without an amp.  You can get volume, but not what it can offer.

 

On the other hand the DJ100 gets to only marginal volume on an iPhone 4.

Bass isn't everything though, but I don't listen to electronic dance.  I don't like them nearly as much without an amp, but they are anything but bad without one.

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In this price range, the ones I would recommend from experience is the Jvc s400 and Koss Porta PRO. The ones I've read about and would try are the Jvc S500 and Superlux 681 Evo. Of the ones on your list, I've heard the monoprice and did not like it at all.

But neither of those had detachable cords.  Which he asked for.  

post #12 of 39
He said desired, not required. I assumed while wanted, there might be compromises.
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He said desired, not required. I assumed while wanted, there might be compromises.

Your right, but he said he breaks them easily.

post #14 of 39
I know, but I figured a suggestion couldn't hurt. Worst case scenario, it wasn't helpful.
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I know, but I figured a suggestion couldn't hurt. Worst case scenario, it wasn't helpful.

Yes it was a good suggestion. I wasn't saying it was wasn't.

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