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Hello, Help me decide on my first headphones please.

post #1 of 11
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Hi,

This will be my first time buying headlphones. I may not buy it till around xmas time or January but I want to plan now .^_^

Other than the ibuds, the only other quality things I bought were 2 sets of earbuds.

Skullcandy Titans - This ended up falling apart (the earbud fell apart) after about 5 months of nonstop use. The bass was loud, but after awhile the sound quality just started sucking.  Before it fell apart it was picking up alot of noise. Anytime the cord happens to hit my shirt, I can hear static and whatnot from it. Felt heavy and not very comforting.

MEElectronics M5 - I loved these, they lasted over a year. The cord on the right side snapped. Sound quality was alot nicer than the Titans, no static noise either.  The around the ear mechanic was useful for when I go jogging, that way the cord doesn't fly all over the place. Bass was smooth, not the loudest, but it was still good.

I figured, headphones might not be the best choice for exercising walk/jog, but I can always learn to manage them and if needed I'll just ask for a better recommendation for headlphones later.

Price range - Less than 100 dollars.

I enjoy listening to older rap (bone thugs, nwa, tupac). I do listen to some modern rap and mainstream music, but those don't sit in my playlist very long.
Other then that I listen to some country (brad paisley, rascal flatts). And ALOT of trance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3PFh3oD6mU (one of my most played songs)

So yes. bass is a must have, but not necessarily the main thing. Sound quality is where its at.

I do plan on using it for gaming also. Mic isn't really a requirement since I can always just use a cheap desk mic.

I asked around. Half the people I play games with says Beats (most say beats studio), the other says Steelseries V2.
Which I did some research. Beats its way out of my price range and it has alot of meh reviews going for it (Highly overpriced decent quality). Same with steelseries (good for gaming, bad for sound quality).

So What would best fit my likings? (The nearest bestbuy is about 45 minutes away, so I'd rather do research before zooming over there :p)


Edited by Anonymouse17 - 11/23/14 at 5:35pm
post #2 of 11
What is your price range?
post #3 of 11
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I'm aiming for below 100. But I can probably go up to around 120ish.. Trying to stay well below 150.

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I'm aiming for below 100. But I can probably go up to around 120ish.. Trying to stay well below 150.

http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/hisoundaudio-wooduo-2/

The wooduo 2 might fit. According to ljokerl its pretty much on par with the shure se215 and just has a lot more bass.

 

Other bassy iems (theheadphonelist has reviews for most of these):

ttpod t1e

narmoo s1

rha ma750

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks.

What are your thoughts on the Sennheiser HD558? It's a little higher than 100.
Or the Koss Pro DJ100?

post #6 of 11
Koss porta pros.Way above sound quality than its asking price.
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Thanks.

What are your thoughts on the Sennheiser HD558? It's a little higher than 100.
Or the Koss Pro DJ100?

Havent heard the hd558 but i own the prodj100. The prodj100 is very good overall and its even better with genuine m50 pads. It just sounds a bit thin and the soundstage isnt really anything special. The isolation is pretty bad. It probably wouldn't be for you soundwise because its more of a neutral headphone.


Edited by zunehdrocks - 11/24/14 at 4:09pm
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Havent heard the hd558 but i own the prodj100. The prodj100 is very good overall and its even better with genuine m50 pads. It just sounds a bit thin and the soundstage isnt really anything special. The isolation is pretty bad. It probably wouldn't be for you soundwise because its more of a neutral headphone.

 

Oh... alright.. don't think its for me.. I want good isolation.

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Koss porta pros.Way above sound quality than its asking price.

Read that the isolating isn't very good. I'll look into the other reviews on here.

thanks for the input.

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Oh... alright.. don't think its for me.. I want good isolation.

Read that the isolating isn't very good. I'll look into the other reviews on here.

thanks for the input.

That knocks out the hd558 as well (open headphone=no isolation)

post #10 of 11

If you're  considering slightly v shaped headphones, the takstar pro 80 might fit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7KFie4dJ0w&app=desktop

 

For a full blown basshead can:

m audio q40

http://www.head-fi.org/products/m-audio-studiophile-q40-closed-back-dynamic-headphones

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If you're  considering slightly v shaped headphones, the takstar pro 80 might fit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7KFie4dJ0w&app=desktop

 

For a full blown basshead can:

m audio q40

http://www.head-fi.org/products/m-audio-studiophile-q40-closed-back-dynamic-headphones

 

Thanks I'll look into it..

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That knocks out the hd558 as well (open headphone=no isolation)

I see. kinda seems like I either go with good quality and no isolation or isolation and lower quality.

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