Headphone under $100 for classic rock and blues
Jun 1, 2015 at 5:36 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

quizero

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I'd like to buy some full sized headphones under $100. After some research here at head-fi I've narrowed down a list of possible choices but I'm a total headphone newbie so I need help. Any other good headphone suggestion would be great!
 
As for sound, I mostly listen to classic rock,blues, and r&b but any headphone that could work in other genres would be great.
 
My list:
 
Takstar Pro 80 / Gemini HSR 1000
Takstar 2050
Sony MDR-7506 / V6
Superlux 681
Senn Momentum on ears
Creative Aurvana
Senn 280
Shure 440
Grado SR60i
ATH M50
AKG 240
Audio Technica ATH-AD700
 
Thanks!
 
Jun 2, 2015 at 7:26 PM Post #5 of 8

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Thanks for your responses! I think I want closed to semi-closed headphones. So for the short list I have:
 
ATH-M50
SHP-9500
AKG-550
Fidelio L1
Takstar 80
 
Any comments on which of those?
 
Jun 2, 2015 at 8:26 PM Post #6 of 8

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  Thanks for your responses! I think I want closed to semi-closed headphones. So for the short list I have:
 
ATH-M50
SHP-9500
AKG-550
Fidelio L1
Takstar 80
 
Any comments on which of those?

 
The Philips SHP9500 is an open headphone, so cross that off your list.
 
(Any reason why you want closed?)
 
I haven't heard the others yet, but have heard good things about them all.
 
Jun 3, 2015 at 4:28 PM Post #8 of 8

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I have the CHC Silverados and I think the are great for rock, They are closed-back and have metal construction which gives them a certain sound that I really like for rock. I got mine for $50 new but I have no clue what they go for now. They retail for $200.
 

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