Best Boomy set under $85
Apr 18, 2006 at 6:26 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 17

Tasty Puppy

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Posting for a friend (he saw my new A-500's and got interested in a better set for himself):

"I already have a decent set of phones for gaming, but I want a new set for listening to music. I have a 2 year old M-Audio card, and I don't want to have an amp. I like to listen to music with a bit of bass (techno, a bit of rap, some trip-hop). Is there a decent set of closed headhphones (within my price range) that have good bass?"
 
Apr 18, 2006 at 7:16 AM Post #7 of 17

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aren't they semi open though (hd-485's)



Forgot that point...yeah they are. Nevermind.
 
Apr 18, 2006 at 7:18 AM Post #8 of 17

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Full open.
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Originally Posted by Tasty Puppy
aren't they semi open though (hd-485's)


 
Apr 18, 2006 at 7:29 AM Post #9 of 17

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So, his best bet would be to buy my newly purchased a-500's off of me so I would be "forced" to upgrade? Semi-jk

So there is nothing under the price of a-500's that would fit his needs better?
 
Apr 18, 2006 at 1:37 PM Post #14 of 17

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Originally Posted by Tasty Puppy
Would 280 Pro,s be a bassier choice?


No way, 280Pros are very bass lacking.

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Originally Posted by incognitoedleon
Just to throw out another idea: AKG K240S. It's semi-closed, but it doesn't leak out much.


I think he'd like these, they have impactfull bass and a sweet midrange, which the A500s lack.
 
Apr 18, 2006 at 1:40 PM Post #15 of 17

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280s will lack bass if you dont EQ them, but they have a very clean punchy low end which will go down as low as your ear can hear, you just need to give them a boost in EQ, its all there waiting to come out. You cant go wrong with them for bass IMHO.

If you can get them for $85 its a steal, I would go for it.
 

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