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Breaking the hymen with my first pair of headphones :)

post #1 of 7
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Hi there!

 

I'm looking for headphones for quite some time. I usually buy in-ear but I'd like to purchase headphones now instead, so looking for the most ideal pair to introduce me to this field :)

 

I'm looking for headphones suitable mainly for music appreciation, nothing professional. I'm very versatile in my taste - electronic (e.g techno) to jazz, pop, rock, dance, etc. Listening both at home (studying included) and outside (train, campus, long city walks etc. ) sometimes for hours long.

 

I have glasses (not too thick handles) so perhaps I should be looking for an over-ear pair instead of on-ear, but I'm not dead set on either one and always open up for all ideas. 

 

So bottom line I guess the main highlight here is comfort and sound quality. Nice base is definitely a must, not necessarily ear blasting though, moderation is key in life :)

 

Been googling and looking out for models but these articles seem useless at best and commercials at worst.

I was thinking of ATH-M40X / Sony 7506 / Sony MDR-V55 / Sony XB-450 /  NOONTEC ZORO HD II / Marely positive vibrations 

But I always get so confused when reading the reviews :/ This is for this, that's for that.

 

Budget in certainly an issue and I cannot afford something more than $100 .. 

 

So what do you guys think?

 

Thanks in advance for all repliers, I guess this has been asked many times before but I did try and do my homework :)


Edited by roiplmusic - 11/4/16 at 3:25am
post #2 of 7

lovely imagery.  

 

seriously?  

post #3 of 7

for that price and versatility you need i would go for the m40x

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by jessietigres View Post
 

for that price and versatility you need i would go for the m40x

 

I 2nd that.

post #5 of 7

Great thread title. :D

 

I like the Koss KTXPRO1 much more than the M40x and MDR-7506. It's not better in every way, but overall I think the sound quality is easily better. I wear glasses too, and unlike over-ear headphones that touch the frames of my glasses (in which case I usually move the frames out from and over the pads for better comfort and sound), these on-ears don't touch them at all. It's semi-open instead of closed-back and is so cheap ($10 or $15) that you could buy it in addition to another headphone and see which you like best.

post #6 of 7
You should check out some headphones at monoprice.com. They have some really good ones, considering the low price.
post #7 of 7

I would argue that the Shure SRH440 is also a good option, although it hits right at your budget threshold though as it retails for about $100. 

Edit: Also I totally forgot, but my first experience on proper studio headphones started 6 years ago on the AKG K240 when I was in a graphic design class that was also shared with the audio engineering class. The AKG K240s have a very accurate, neutral and airy presentation (being semi open-back). They are extremely light and comfortable to wear and being about $60-70 they're a great option. The other headphone I used while in that class, was the Sennheiser HD280 Pro which were also very neutral and accurate while also having a very minimal boost in the sub bass (when I mean minimal I mean very minimal), but I remember loving every moment I spent with those as well and those are about $100.


Edited by Lewcrative - 11/5/16 at 3:54pm
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