Grado SR60 or Senn. HD 497 or Beyer. DT 231
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I want to upgrade from the Koss KSC-50 and these fit my budget perfectly under $70, OR are there any other you head-fi'ers recommend? I could increase my budget to$100 if you guys convince me.


I mostly listen to metal\rock. I will run them on my Sony D-NE510 cd/mp3/atrac player unamped.



P.S. I hate you guys, i think i am being converted to the audiophile religion.


 
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Grados are generally recommended for rock so I'd suggest those if you don't need any isolation and find them comfortable. I have SR-225s and love them for rock and after using them for a couple weeks I'm starting to find them a lot more comfortable than I did initially. Plus they're extremely easy to drive, and I'd imagine the SR-60's are even easier.
 
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if metal and rock is your thing, erase the other two off your list and BUY the grados. i promise you wont regret it.

and dont hate us until one month from now, when you've realized you're a broke man with a lot more audio equipment.


enjoy.
 
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hehe
thanks for the help guys

and what cans are good if i need some isolation?
 
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Quote:

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and dont hate us until one month from now, when you've realized you're a broke man with a lot more audio equipment.


Man that is so true. Within a week of wandering around these boards I have spent so much money.
 
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Grados are somewhat polarizing--some love them, some hate them. I reviewed the SR60 vs. the HD497, and there's a link to that in my .sig. I haven't heard the DT231, but I'm sure they provide more isolation than those two--it'd be hard to isolate any worse than the Grados, but then, that's not the point of the Grados, either.
 
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I'm telling you... spend an extra 30 and get the 555s instead. The are supposedly much better than the 497s. You'll have to get a sale though if you want them for around 100. Froggle for the best price.
 
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I can easily imagine that the 555s are a lot better than the 497s...
 
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