$50 burning a hole in my pocket... What do you suggest I add to my little collection? O_o
May 27, 2012 at 8:12 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 22

Formula

Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Posts
76
Likes
12
Just as the title states. Around a $50 budget. Not sure what to get. Part of me wants another IEM. Another part wants to jump into the headphone thing with something like the Koss PortaPro... :xf_eek:. I tend to lean towards the fun bass heavy sound but open to something like the MEElectronic A151. Not sure which way to go... O_O What would youuuuuuuu do?
 
May 27, 2012 at 8:21 PM Post #4 of 22

Magicman74

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 16, 2012
Posts
955
Likes
80
Vsonic GR99 or Vsonic GR02 Bass edition, Under $50 and better then most anything in that range.  I even have a GR06 and like the GR02 better.  My GR06 is up for sale for $50+shipping tho:)
 
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vsonic-GR99-/320909994238?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item4ab7b9e8fe
 
End your search, and use the rest for music!!
 
May 27, 2012 at 8:23 PM Post #5 of 22
Joined
Jan 30, 2011
Posts
13,315
Likes
24,282
Buy some more music
wink.gif

 
May 27, 2012 at 8:23 PM Post #6 of 22

JK1

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 12, 2003
Posts
3,212
Likes
195
Imo the Portapro is not worth getting. I had mine for over 10 years. Now there are much better options. The  JVC HA-S160 Flats headphone is imo much better than the Portapro. The new  JVC HA-FX40 IEM is great. It has great clarity and detail due to it carbon nanotube technology. The new JVC HA-S200 headphone also uses carbon nanotube technology. The JVC HA-FX101 IEM has extra bass and nice sound quality. You could probably get the three  HA-FX40, HA-FX101 and HA-S160 or the two HA-FX40 and HA-S200 and stay within your budget. The HA-S200 is the newest and hardest to find now.
 
May 27, 2012 at 8:38 PM Post #7 of 22

Formula

Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Posts
76
Likes
12
@JK1... Just received both the JVC HA-FX101 and FX HA-FX40 the other day.. Both awesome. Love them :) I'll look into the HA-S160 Flats. Thanks.
 
@delladood.. Already own those with comply foams and the tape mod for more bass..  :)
 
@Cassadian/Magicman74.. Looking at Vsonic now. Though this is gonna wanna make me look at and want the GR07....  :xf_eek:
 
@Brooko.. I mainly use Pandora... :xf_eek:  I do have 250GB of music already though. o_O
 
May 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM Post #8 of 22

Formula

Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Posts
76
Likes
12
Imo the Portapro is not worth getting. I had mine for over 10 years. Now there are much better options. The  JVC HA-S160 Flats headphone is imo much better than the Portapro. The new  JVC HA-FX40 IEM is great. It has great clarity and detail due to it carbon nanotube technology. The new JVC HA-S200 headphone also uses carbon nanotube technology. The JVC HA-FX101 IEM has extra bass and nice sound quality. You could probably get the three  HA-FX40, HA-FX101 and HA-S160 or the two HA-FX40 and HA-S200 and stay within your budget. The HA-S200 is the newest and hardest to find now.


Well I decided to stay on the JVC bandwagon since I enjoy both the HA-FX101 and HA-FX40 and choose the HA-S160 Flats and decided to give the HA-S600 a try also. Never really had any nice sounding over the ear headphones before. Can't wait to try them out.. :)
 
May 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM Post #9 of 22

Cassadian

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 29, 2012
Posts
690
Likes
32
Quote:
Well I decided to stay on the JVC bandwagon since I enjoy both the HA-FX101 and HA-FX40 and choose the HA-S160 Flats and decided to give the HA-S600 a try also. Never really had any nice sounding over the ear headphones before. Can't wait to try them out..
smily_headphones1.gif

 
Hope you enjoy them.  :]
 
Jun 5, 2012 at 10:49 PM Post #10 of 22

Formula

Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Posts
76
Likes
12
Had to add the JVC HA-RX700 to the list..... O_o

So far it's my favorite. :xf_eek:

IMAG0139.jpg
 
Jun 5, 2012 at 11:02 PM Post #12 of 22

H20Fidelity

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Feb 11, 2012
Posts
16,232
Likes
6,646
JVC flats continue to intrigue me. Hmm....
 
Jun 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM Post #13 of 22

Formula

Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Posts
76
Likes
12
Hahahaha JVC everywhere! How do the flats compare to portapros?


I think the Porta Pros will be next on my list. Out of those in the pic the HA-RX700 is first. HA-S160 second... Not to sure about the HA-S600s yet. They're very bassy but the highs aren't up to par compared to the other two...granted I already modded them both. Still burning the 600's in. :)
 
Jun 5, 2012 at 11:10 PM Post #14 of 22

Formula

Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Posts
76
Likes
12
JVC flats continue to intrigue me. Hmm....


For the $12 I payed I have not one complaint... They've impressed me. :) Nice thumpy little headphones with great mid and highs.
 
Jun 6, 2012 at 12:14 AM Post #15 of 22

JK1

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 12, 2003
Posts
3,212
Likes
195
Quote:
Hahahaha JVC everywhere! How do the flats compare to portapros?

 
The JVC Flats HA-S160 has much more neutral sound than the Portapro. It also has much better treble. Even if they were the same price, I would prefer the HA-S160. The Portapro is around 3X the price of the HA-S160. The JVC HA-S600 is rather large. Imo the more compact HA-S650 is much better than the HA-S600.
 
Imo instead of the Portapro, if you don't want the HA-S160 or HA-S650, then you should consider the Sennheiser PX100II. I have the original PX100 and like it even better than the HA-S160, and almost as much as the HA-S650. The HA-S650 is also warm sounding like the PX100II and Portapro, however it has so much more detail than the Portapro.
I bought my Portapro over 10 years ago.
 
Another interesting headphone around $50 is the Koss pro DJ100. I don't have this one yet, but might buy it eventually.
I can't believe it is priced so close to the Portapro. It seems like it should be worth at least twice as much as the Portapro.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top