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Looking for headphones that fit a pretty specific description, please help this uninitiated one

post #1 of 27
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My focus is hip hop and I guess some rock. I want full-size headphones that have serious bass impact while keeping the bass precise, not sloppy. Good mids and highs would be awesome. I want the earpads to be flat, not enclose my ears, and a headband that doesn't apply that much pressure. My price range is like $150 to $300. Help toward a purchase would be greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 27

Are you just looking at on ear headphones? (It would be hard to find an on ear with low clamping)

If so, theres the polk audio ultrafocus 8000, house of marley exodus, and beats solo 2 (not reccomending any other beats headphone aside from this and the newer studios)


Edited by zunehdrocks - 8/17/14 at 2:31pm
post #3 of 27
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Does not necessarily have to be low clamping, just as long as it isn't really tight clamping. Medium to a tiny bit tight would be fine as long as the pads are nice and cushiony.

post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by imrlybord7 View Post
 

Does not necessarily have to be low clamping, just as long as it isn't really tight clamping. Medium to a tiny bit tight would be fine as long as the pads are nice and cushiony.

Are you ok with over ears?

post #5 of 27
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Are you ok with over ears?

If so theres the:

donscorpio dolphin which can be found on penon audio

yamaha mt220

nad viso hp50

yamaha pro 500


Edited by zunehdrocks - 8/17/14 at 3:28pm
post #6 of 27
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I'll check em all out, many thanks.

post #7 of 27
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Think I'm gonna go with some sort of Beats (sorry hipsters (JK about the hipsters part)), looks like they really beefed up the quality even if they are a bit overpriced. What I read was basically "there are better headphones for the money but if you're super into hip hop and dubstep Beats might just be perfect for you." Which is me nail on the head. Gotta pick between Solo2 ($200), Mixr ($250), and Studio ($300). The Mixrs seem the most gimmicky, I feel like if I get them I will have shoulda got either the Solo2s or the Studios. So Solo2s or Studios? I listen to a ton of Amon Tobin if that means anything to anyone.

Thanks for your responses dude.

post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by imrlybord7 View Post

Think I'm gonna go with some sort of Beats (sorry hipsters (JK about the hipsters part)), looks like they really beefed up the quality even if they are a bit overpriced. What I read was basically "there are better headphones for the money but if you're super into hip hop and dubstep Beats might just be perfect for you." Which is me nail on the head. Gotta pick between Solo2 ($200), Mixr ($250), and Studio ($300). The Mixrs seem the most gimmicky, I feel like if I get them I will have shoulda got either the Solo2s or the Studios. So Solo2s or Studios? I listen to a ton of Amon Tobin if that means anything to anyone.


Thanks for your responses dude.
The mixrs are a unrefined muddy mess. The solo 2s and studio 2s are really good.
I think you should choose between the beats solo 2 and the polk audio ultrafocus 8000 (if you dont need nc i replace this with the yamaha pro 500 and nad)
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/time-rethink-beats-solo2-excellent
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparative-review-high-end-noise-canceling-headphones-page-3
Edited by zunehdrocks - 8/17/14 at 5:49pm
post #9 of 27
My personal opinion is that beats are still overpriced by $100. Go for the Yamaha Pro 500s, they have a cool look and slam hard. Did you check the best bass headphones thread? I would see that before making any decision.
post #10 of 27

Although I am getting the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 for general fun listening (not a neutral or accurate sound signature by any means), the JVC HA-SZ2000 is what I would personally get for "serious bass impact" without muddying the sound too much.

post #11 of 27
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Thanks brahs. Will investigate.

post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

Although I am getting the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 for general fun listening (not a neutral or accurate sound signature by any means), the JVC HA-SZ2000 is what I would personally get for "serious bass impact" without muddying the sound too much.


So I'm down to
JVC HA-SZ2000
Polk UF 8000
NAD VISO HP50
Yamaha MT220 or Pro 500 (which? Pro 500 got repped more so far)
Beats Solo2 (I would get one of the above instead of going for the Studios thanks to your wisdoms)
Donscorpio Dolphin (Seriously? Those things are almost as cheap as the Marleys, lol. But hey man I guess I don't know until I know.)

Don't want to check out the bass headphone thread. Don't want to hear about tons of headphones. Want to just get new headphones. But thanks for the suggestion.


Edited by imrlybord7 - 8/17/14 at 8:06pm
post #13 of 27
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Damn those JVCs are ugly. Thanks for the input though.

So I'm down to
Polk UF 8000
NAD VISO HP50
Yamaha MT220 or Pro 500 (which? Pro 500 got repped more so far)
Beats Solo2 (I would get one of the above instead of going for the Studios thanks to your wisdoms)
Donscorpio Dolphin (Seriously? Those things are almost as cheap as the Marleys, lol. But hey man I guess I don't know until I know.)

Don't want to check out the bass headphone thread. Don't want to hear about tons of headphones. Want to just get new headphones. But thanks for the suggestion.

 

For what it's worth, they are ranked #1 in that thread.

post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 

I totally overreacted to the size of those earpads. Those headphones aren't ugly. Redacted. I'm sick as a dog and I guess it's making me petty and arbitrary sometimes. Thanks for the info.

I'm between the Polk UF 8000s for $200 and the Yamaha Pro 500s for $235. The Yamahas sound like the obvious choice to me, pulling the trigger first thing in the morning; anyone think I should go for the Polks instead?


Edited by imrlybord7 - 8/17/14 at 8:40pm
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by imrlybord7 View Post
 

I totally overreacted to the size of those earpads. Those headphones aren't ugly. Redacted. I'm sick as a dog and I guess it's making me petty and arbitrary sometimes. Thanks for the info.

I'm between the Polk UF 8000s for $200 and the Yamaha Pro 500s for $235. The Yamahas sound like the obvious choice to me, pulling the trigger first thing in the morning; anyone think I should go for the Polks instead?

 

Can't believe I've never even heard of Polk headphones. They look like a cross between the JVC and Beats.

 

I don't research low-end and mid-fi headphones nearly as much as high-end ones, so all I can say in regards to your decision is: godspeed!

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