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Need help picking out the best sub $50 on ear or over ear headphones

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Thread Starter 
I am in the market for a new pair of headphones after my JVC HAS-150 (flats) broke. These were my second pair of these headphones and I really enjoyed listening to them. However, now that I would have to buy them online instead of in store to get another pair, I decided to try to find better quality headphones that still qualify as budget or cheap headphones.

I will mainly use these with my Android phone and other portable devices such as tablets, mp3 players and my old netbook computer without a fancy or even a dedicated sound card. I usually listen to garage rock (like The Strokes), blues rock (The Black Keys), and other alt. rock bands. I don't listen to much rap or pop, and no electronic music, heavy metal, or classical and I won't use them for gaming.

For me, overall sound quality and comfort trump everything else and I'm open to any style of headphone as long as they sound good and don't hurt to wear for extended use. I definitely don't want wireless or active noise cancellation headphones, but aside from that I'm open to suggestions.

Some models I'm considering:
Panasonic RP-HTF600
Sennheiser HD 201
Sennheiser HD 202
JVC HAS-150
Panasonic RP-HTX7
Incipio Forte f38
Monoprice 8323
and anything else you guys come up with

Thanks in advance for your help!
-Vincent
Edited by Quala96 - 7/8/14 at 11:52am
post #2 of 8

for rock the Koss ProDJ100 are usually highly rated, but comfort might not be the best. Of course some new pads can take care of that, but don't get caught by surprise

post #3 of 8
+1 on the koss prodj100 with m50 pads
Theres also the thascam th02
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Thread Starter 
Ok thanks. How do these compare sound wise to some of the other ones I have been looking at?
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Philips Downtowns are currently on closeout for <$50.
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Thread Starter 
Where are they on sale?
post #7 of 8
Always check Amazon first for best prices on headphones wink.gif
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Ok thanks. How do these compare sound wise to some of the other ones I have been looking at?
I dont know how they compare. I havent heard them all. The reviews on head fi for the hd201 and hd202 pretty much say they are average.
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