Great headphones for under $100?
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Headphones Under $100
 
I've been looking around for quite some time for a good pair of headphones that is somewhat portable.
 
I ended up thinking on buying a Sennheiser PX 200-II, but then I started to think otherwise. I was starting to lean over on Superlux HD681 or the Samson SR850. I read around the head-fi forum and I found out that they were pretty good, but I'm still lost. 
 
Headphones thought of:
 
1. Sennheiser PX 100-II/200-II
2. AKG K430
3. Superlux HD681
4. Samson SR850
5. Sony MDR-V6
 
I really need help. 
 
Thanks in advance.
 
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Do you want open or closed headphones and what kind of music do you like? The only headphones I can recommend for under $100 are the grado SR60i's but that's only because I hadn't really heard anything else. Not really a good choice if you want something that blocks noise, though
 
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What kind of music do you listen to? Normally, I can't make recommendations without knowing what kind of music you listen to.
 
AFAIK, the v6 is really a monitor headphone, which means it has a pretty flat response. I haven't tried anything else, so I can't really say. 
 
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I've read the the 681 is even modded not as good as 668b. I am about to buy a HD 660. The HD 660 is a bit better for rock than 668B.
 
I think the creative aurvana live is also a good option.
 
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More information:
 
Music Player: iPod Touch 4G
 
Genre of Music: Rock, Jazz, Alternative (Rock), Nu Jazz, Acid Jazz, Classical. 
 
Aspect of the headphones needed: Portable, Closed/Semi Open.
 
 
 
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No Grado SR60i and SR80i? Aren't those below $100?


Well, for where I live. Both the Grado's are expensive. Over $100.
Also, they are both open. So, not a recommended pair of headphones for school or for public.
 
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Goldring DR150 are considered by many some of the best for under 100$
 
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From Australia you've got a few choices...
 
The AKG 420 i think are more comfortable than the 430's..  higher number doesnt mean better sometimes...
 
Then there is the AiAiAi tracks...  Noisy motel had a mad sale on them for 69.   however, http://thekoolroom.com/product.php?id_product=485  still has them for 58 AUD..
 
Then there are the portapros...  http://jaben.net/shopping2/Koss-Portapro.html   even comes with a free canaphone.
 
 
for closed...   the CALs are an amazing bargain at 71 dollars free shipping from
http://au.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=437&subcategory=438&product=17088
this is by far the best deal for closed headphones.
 
Superlux aint bad as well but..  they're mostly not for..  portable use I feel....
 
 
 
 
 
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From Australia you've got a few choices...
 
The AKG 420 i think are more comfortable than the 430's..  higher number doesnt mean better sometimes...
 
Then there is the AiAiAi tracks...  Noisy motel had a mad sale on them for 69.   however, http://thekoolroom.com/product.php?id_product=485  still has them for 58 AUD..
 
Then there are the portapros...  http://jaben.net/shopping2/Koss-Portapro.html   even comes with a free canaphone.
 
 
for closed...   the CALs are an amazing bargain at 71 dollars free shipping from
http://au.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=437&subcategory=438&product=17088
this is by far the best deal for closed headphones.
 
Superlux aint bad as well but..  they're mostly not for..  portable use I feel....
 
 
 
 

The aiaiai headphones looks good.

Lately the AKG's K430/420 are high on counterfeits. So it's kind of hard to buy non-counterfeit akg's.

The CALS looks pretty damn good, but I'm more leaning to the aiaiai's headphones.

There isn't much comparisms between the aiaiai headphones to other headphones.
So...yeah.
 
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depends on what your after. grado sr60s are good for rock
the shure srh440 is a good all around can
superlux hd668 is getting a lot of love lately.
 
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depends on what your after. grado sr60s are good for rock
the shure srh440 is a good all around can
superlux hd668 is getting a lot of love lately.

The Superlux's seems great! I might get the hd668 or the aiaiai tracks.
But I'm goin to check out some noise canceling headphones as well. Never had one before and they sound kind of awesome :)

Any other recommendation?
 
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If you think the SR60s/80s are too expensive (as they indeed are in Australia) try the Alessandro MS-1i - you can order them direct from the Alessandro website for <100AUD delivered. Then again they're open so they're not really 'portable'.
 
I'd just pick up a pair of Koss KSC-75. For about $15 they can't be beaten!
 
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From what I know. Some of the best headphones to get under $100's in Australia are. . .
 
Superlux's Headphones.
AKG K430/K450.
AIAIAI Tracks.
V-Jays.
Sony MDR-V6
Koss KSC-75.
 
The top 3 that I am leaning to are, 
 
1. Superlux HD668b
2. AKG K430
3. V-Jays
 
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