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Best Headphones to buy for $150?

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by whojimmy, Dec 1, 2012.
  1. WhoJimmy
    I'm looking for a pair of decent headphones for around $150. I've been looking at the Sony XB700's, but idk yet. I don't know much about headphones. I mainly listen to Hip Hop, Rap, and R&B. Thanks!
    EDIT: I prefer mostly Over the ear headphones though.
  2. Roller
    Look into the Ultrasone HFI-580, they handle all the genres you listen to quite nicely. Alternatively, the Ultrasone HFI-780 provide a more refined and balanced sound, both for the genres you listen to, as well as handling other genres better.
  3. airo
    v moda m80
    or the ath m50s which i find suitable for hiphop

    both are well priced and around $150
  4. WhoJimmy
    So the XB700's aren't worth it? Oh, I also prefer over the ear headphones.
  5. airo
    i mean if you have the money to buy the xb700 might as well get the ath m50, thier a better performer overall and widely regarded
  6. Roller
    The XB700 aren't bad, just that the HFI-580 are more detailed and have higher quality bass, both over the XB700 and over the ATH-M50.
  7. airo
    wow! yes! get the athm50! ive actually never seen a price this low before on amazon

  8. Roller
    The HFI-580 are better sounding headphones than the ATH-M50, going for less than $120: http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-580-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101UHS8
    EDIT: The HFI-780 dropped in price and are now at little over $150: http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2/
  9. WhoJimmy
    I was looking at the V-modas m80, and many reviews said they were a bit small for people with big heads, and I'm a pretty big guy. So those are out.
  10. Roller
    Also, what is your source? Onboard audio chip, internal soundcard, external DAC, PMP? And do you have a headphone amp?
  11. airo
    oh damn O.o then get the hfi 580 if their at 120, never seen that price either! lmao
    i perfer the hfi's over the m50s
  12. WhoJimmy
    On the HFi-780's how's the tight fit? Would it be able to fit a big guy?
  13. Roller
    The stock fit is reasonable, but due to the headband having a metal strip inside, you can stretch or compress it as you see fit in order to get a better seal.
  14. WhoJimmy
    Actually, I'ma take a gamble with the HFI-780's. Thanks!

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