Buying my first Headphones
May 1, 2015 at 11:06 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 14

samehhesham4

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So I wast thinking about getting a pair of headphones for 50~70$.
I'm currently looking at :-
-Audio-Technica ATH-M30X
-Panasonic RP-HTF600-S
-Koss ProDJ100
-JVC HARX900
-Monoprice 108323 
I mostly listen to rock, R&B, pop and some metal. Any recommendations would be appreciated. 
Thanks!
 
May 1, 2015 at 11:36 PM Post #2 of 14

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Gemini HSR-1000 ($45), they are relabeled Takstar Pro 80s.
http://www.amazon.com/Gemini-HSR-1000-Professional-Monitoring-Headphones/dp/B006Y2BI04
 
May 2, 2015 at 1:27 AM Post #3 of 14

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Can't go wrong with some good, old-fashioned Grado sr60e on-ears for $79 for rock and punk.
http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-Series-SR60e-Headphones/dp/B00KYTNU9U
 
Or the Sennheiser HD 518 over-ears for $74 for overall quality
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-518-Headphones-Black/dp/B0042A68R8
 
I also know someone who has the AKG K240 for about $68, and they seem to be pretty good, too.
http://www.amazon.com/AKG-240-Semi-Open-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA
 
Maybe a bit over your range, but overall worth it in my opinion.
 
May 2, 2015 at 7:29 AM Post #4 of 14

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If you don't want open phones, discard the grado option. What's your source equipment out of curiosity. Sometimes certain DAP & headphone combinations are known for having great synergy.
 
May 2, 2015 at 8:12 AM Post #5 of 14

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  Gemini HSR-1000 ($45), they are relabeled Takstar Pro 80s.
http://www.amazon.com/Gemini-HSR-1000-Professional-Monitoring-Headphones/dp/B006Y2BI04

Is this better than the ones i mentioned?
 
  Can't go wrong with some good, old-fashioned Grado sr60e on-ears for $79 for rock and punk.
http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-Series-SR60e-Headphones/dp/B00KYTNU9U
 
Or the Sennheiser HD 518 over-ears for $74 for overall quality
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-518-Headphones-Black/dp/B0042A68R8
 
I also know someone who has the AKG K240 for about $68, and they seem to be pretty good, too.
http://www.amazon.com/AKG-240-Semi-Open-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA
 
Maybe a bit over your range, but overall worth it in my opinion.

 
Well, these 3 don't ship to Saudi Arabia (where I live) and therefore aren't really an option.
  If you don't want open phones, discard the grado option. What's your source equipment out of curiosity. Sometimes certain DAP & headphone combinations are known for having great synergy.

I do prefer closed headphones. My main sources will be my PC (built-in sound card) and my HTC one m8, no fancy hardware.
 
May 2, 2015 at 12:17 PM Post #6 of 14

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  Is this better than the ones i mentioned?
Saudi Arabia (where I live)
I do prefer closed headphones. My main sources will be my PC (built-in sound card) and my HTC one m8, no fancy hardware.

 
I've owned 3 of the headphones on your list and would still prefer the Gemini HSR-1000 (or Takstar Pro 80).
Wow Saudi Arabia, My lily white skin would get a sun burn in less then five minutes being outside there.
 
May 2, 2015 at 1:06 PM Post #7 of 14

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I've owned 3 of the headphones on your list and would still prefer the Gemini HSR-1000 (or Takstar Pro 80).
Wow Saudi Arabia, My lily white skin would get a sun burn in less then five minutes being outside there.

I'll definitely consider the Gemini phones, thanks!
Oh and nobody goes outside unless you really have to :D long live air conditioners.
 
May 2, 2015 at 3:33 PM Post #8 of 14

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If you would like some headphones with a bit of bass emphasis, grab these Onkyos:

Woot.com has the Onkyo ES-CTI300(BS) On-Ear Headphones with Control Talk for iOS Devices with Hi-Fi Cable - Black/Silver

For $59

Pretty great deal.


Here's a review of the version with the regular cable: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/delightful-onkyo-es-fc300-and-es-hf300

They'll sell out FAST at that price.
 
May 2, 2015 at 3:54 PM Post #9 of 14

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As good a deal as that is, Woot don't ship internationally so it's not an option for him sadly.
 
May 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM Post #10 of 14

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  Oh and nobody goes outside unless you really have to :D long live air conditioners.

I would assume an outdoor social life starts at around midnight?
 
May 2, 2015 at 4:14 PM Post #12 of 14

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Sorry to get his hopes up.

And mine
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That's a wicked deal though. I was thinking about getting a pair of them before I got my MF100's. For that price I'd buy them anyway, if it wasn't for my darn Britishness
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With the upcoming election here and the possible option of an EU Referendum (Should I stay or Should I go? Scenario) maybe we should join the USA so we can get better deal on phones. Just thought I'd throw the idea out there
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May 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM Post #13 of 14

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And mine :tongue_smile: That's a wicked deal though. I was thinking about getting a pair of them before I got my MF100's. For that price I'd buy them anyway, if it wasn't for my darn Britishness :xf_eek: With the upcoming election here and the possible option of an EU Referendum (Should I stay or Should I go? Scenario) maybe we should join the USA so we can get better deal on phones. Just thought I'd throw the idea out there :bigsmile_face:  


We get great deals on all kinds of audio. I think they only place you beat is on some the UK audio brands :)
 

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