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Group 1  "Cannons"
 
Cannons are headphones that produce an excessive to enormous amount of impact that can be felt from the cups to the ears  and beyond. They vibrate the skull, they vibrate/tickle the cheeks, upper neck and cause physical sensations. This physical sensation can and does interfere with the accurate delivery of what are widely referred to as good response curves. The "mids" as they are the adjoining range are most affected by the over boosted low frequency. The "V" shaved EQ slope is applied to create an illusion of balance. The mids are almost unrecoverable if the bass is cannon like. Thus it fits in this group. 
 
 
  1. JVC - HA-SZ2000
  2. SONY - MDR-XB1000
  3. Fostex -TH-900 *
  4. Massdrop TH-X00
  5. JVC - HA-SZ1000
  6. Taction - KANNON (in production)
  7. AudioQuest Nighthawk  ** Pending test** UPDATE 9/19/2015.....FAIL, moved to Group 2
 
 
Group 2  "(Hi-Fi) low end boys"
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High fidelity—or hi-fi or hifi—reproduction is a term used by home stereo listeners and home audio enthusiasts (audiophiles) to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound[1] to distinguish it from the poorer quality sound produced by inexpensive audio equipment, or the inferior quality of sound reproduction characteristic of recordings made until the late 1940s. Ideally,high fidelity equipment has minimal amounts of noise and distortion and an accurate frequency responseWikipedia
 
Headphones in this category are typically of high price and high manufacturing quality and tuning. Some manufacturers "target" consumers looking for superior low frequency response. That is a tight less resonating sub frequency response that does not interfere with the transition from low to mid frequencies. They can have great impact but by design and tuning should not impede on the mid frequency spectrum. Prices start at around $500 U.S. and well  beyond.
 
  1. Fostex -TH-900
  2. Fostex -TH-600 
  3. DENON - D7000,  
  4. DENON - D5000
  5. DENON - D2000
  6. JVC - HP DX1000
  7. JVC - HP DX700
  8. Final Audio Design - Pandora Hope VI
  9. Ultrasone - Signature DJ
  10. Ultrasone - Edition 8 "Ruthenium"
  11. Sony - MDR-Z7
  12. LCD rev.2.1
  13. AudioQuest Nighthawk
 
 
Group 3  "Bassy Headphones"
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Easily the largest group of the 3. Often auto tuned to respond well to low frequency. out of the box  Oft mentioned headphones such as the M-Audio Q40 Ultrasone Hfi 580 and ATH-PRO700MK2 fit in this group. ATH M50 are a well loved often recommended set of cans that are described as "cannons" ..they are not. This will be without a doubt the longest most debated list. 
 
  1. Audio Technica ATH WS770iS 
  2. ATH - WS1100
  3. JVC - HA-MR77x
  4. YAMAHA - Pro 500
  5. Pioneer - SE-MX9-K
  6. Beats - Mixr
  7. Ultrasone Pro 900
  8. MTX - iX1
  9. V-Moda (M100, Crossfade LP's)                                                        
  10. Philips Fidelio - X1
  11. Monster N-Pulse
  12. Denon - AHD 600                                                         
  13. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro
  14. Velodyne - vtrue
  15. Allen & Heath - Xone XD53
  16. Yamaha - hph mt220
  17. Beats by Dre (Studio's, Pro's)
  18. SMS - ("Street" series)
  19. Beyerdynamic - Custom One Pro
  20. House of Marley ("TRT" Series)
  21. SOUL by Ludacris - SL 300
  22. SONY - MDR 1RBT MK2
  23. SOL Republic - Master Tracks XC
  24. Perfect Sound - Dido - D901
  25. Monster - Inspiration
  26. SONY - MDR-XB700
  27. Denon - AHD 340
  28. Beyerdynamic - DT990 Pro
  29. ALPINE Headphones (2014 over ear)
  30. Sennheiser - Urbanite
  31. ATH M50x
 

Below $200.00 (U.S.)        Source: Amazon

  1. KICKER - Cush
  2. Denon - AHD 400
  3. ATH - PRO 700MK2
  4. Ultrasone - HFi 580
  5. SONY - MDR-X10
  6. Logitech - UE6000
  7. M-Audio Q40
  8. AKG - 545
  9. JVC - HA-MR55x
  10. SONY - MDR-XB 800
  11. Pioneer - STEEZ
  12. Skullcandy - Hesh 2
  13. Sennheiser HD380 Pro
  14. Superlux - HD681 EVO
  15. Maxell - AMP-B 
  16. Bludio - R+ Legend
  17. JBL - BassLine
  18. SONY - MDR-XB 500
  19. Skullcandy - Mix Master Mike
  20. Bass Effect Audio Revolution X
  21. Vibe - BlackDeath
  22. DonScorpio - Drama
  23. Sennheiser - HD25
  24. Technics - RP DH1200
  25. Numark - Electrowave
  26. American Audio - HP 550 Pro DJ
  27. Motörheadphones - Iron Fist
  28. Razer - Kraken
  29. ATH - WS77,WS99
  30. Aerial7 - Tank
  31. Ttesports - Signature Dracco
  32. SONY - MDR-XB950
  33. Rhythmz - Air
  34. Photive - X-Bass
  35. JBL S700
  36. CAD Audio Sessions MH510OR
  37. Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style
 
* List subject to change.