Best headphones for under £40
Nov 16, 2008 at 7:11 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

jvc4ever

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently in the process of buying some headphones for myself (most likely the Denon AH-D5000) but I would like to buy some new headphones for my sister's iPOD Touch. They need to be comfortable and fit a fairly small head and they need to be under £40 (and not the iGrados as she hates the neck band idea!). If any of you could suggest some cans, I would be very greatful!
 
Nov 16, 2008 at 7:34 PM Post #2 of 12

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Nov 16, 2008 at 7:35 PM Post #3 of 12

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What kind of music does she listen to?

At that price, if you shop around, you should be able to find a pair of grado SR60. A little bit more money (or a good sale) will net you a pair of denon D1001. Those are going to be your two best bets.
AKG K81DJ seem to be recommended a lot around here too.
 
Nov 16, 2008 at 7:44 PM Post #4 of 12

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Just checked out the PX100s, they seem like just what she would want and at a very good price! If I could get a pair of Grado SR60s though for under £40, I certainly would do so! I have a pair and I find them fabulous...sadly, I've got a bad case of the upgrades at the mo, so big, wooden, leather covered Denons are calling my name!
 
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The big question is will your sister feel comfortable wearing a pair of Grado SR60's in public, my guess would be no, but you never know.
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The big question is will your sister feel comfortable wearing a pair of Grado SR60's in public, my guess would be no, but you never know.
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Lol, probably not - but she'll appreciate true quality audio in time! I'll claim they have "retro appeal" and she'll claim "but they've been through retro three times already!"
 
Nov 16, 2008 at 8:24 PM Post #7 of 12

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Another vote for the Sennheiser PX100s. Simply stunning and the most remarkable value at just £15!

I've had to purchase £500+ worth of kit to get an appreciably better sound, according to my ears.
 
Nov 16, 2008 at 8:48 PM Post #8 of 12

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At that price, if you shop around, you should be able to find a pair of grado SR60.


I've never seen a pair of Grado anything go for that sort of money this side of the ocean, believe me I've looked (still looking actually).
 
Nov 17, 2008 at 7:50 AM Post #10 of 12

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What of the igrado. should be nearly £40 online. at least I remember seeing them somewhere online for under £40. edit didn't see the she hates igrado part. no idea then. maybe, portapro. they're good for small heads.
 
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I've never seen a pair of Grado anything go for that sort of money this side of the ocean, believe me I've looked (still looking actually).


Ah, sorry. Didn't look at your location
 

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