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Mar 15, 2013 at 8:42 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 15

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I'm in the market for a pair of new headphones over, on, or in doesn't make too much of a difference to as long as they sound incredible. The only catch is I'm shooting for an under $70 price range. Care to shoot me some options?
 
Mar 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM Post #2 of 15

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I'm in the market for a pair of new headphones over, on, or in doesn't make too much of a difference to as long as they sound incredible. The only catch is I'm shooting for an under $70 price range. Care to shoot me some options?

Sound preference, genres, isolation, comfort, build?
 
Also - http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here
http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-274-iems-compared-hifiman-re-400-added-03-14-13-p-650
 
Mar 16, 2013 at 1:14 AM Post #3 of 15

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Well for sound preference I'm not a basshead I listen to a lot of different genres, miniscule amounts of rap. Some of my favorite artists are Cake, Muse, Billy Talent, Coheed and Cambria, Radiohead, They Might Be Giants, etc. some isolation would be nice as well as enough comfort to wear for a few hours. Sorry for being so vague... I'm new to this and it'll be my first real headphones in the amateur audiophile headphones.
 
Mar 16, 2013 at 1:39 AM Post #4 of 15

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So rock, isolates, comfort. Alright then.
 
Headphones - S500s have a nice tonality for rock, isolates okay stock but apparently gets better with different pads, might want to read the thread. Would've said the sr60i as well if it hadn't conflicted with everything usability-wise. Also the DJ100s would be worth a look as well.
 
IEMs - E10, R-20, maybe the SE215 if you can spare the budget.
 
Mar 16, 2013 at 1:43 AM Post #5 of 15

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Sony MDR V6,

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589885/sony-mdr-v6-and-family-appreciation-thread

Koss Pro DJ100,

http://www.head-fi.org/t/571216/koss-pro-dj-100-the-budget-king

JVC HA-S500.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-jvc-ha-s500-appreciation-fan-thread
 
Mar 16, 2013 at 5:02 PM Post #9 of 15

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Mar 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM Post #10 of 15

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for IEM, Etymotic Research HF5 with an amazon warehouse deal would only be a few dollars outside of your range, plus shipping, the next model down MC5 seems to be well recieved
 
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Ah, sorry about that.  Amazon warehouse deal is part of the used pricing.  Sometimes the item is just something that was returned and is still in pristine condition.  If you look under the used pricing for the HF5 for example, and look at the various conditions of warehouse deals on this item, you'll find one that states "Item may come repackaged." for 72.81 while the others may mention imperfections or missing objects for the same price.  I ended up buying one in this exact condition a couple weeks back and I am thoroughly pleased with the item, especially seeing that it saved me nearly $25.
 
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Ah, sorry about that.  Amazon warehouse deal is part of the used pricing.  Sometimes the item is just something that was returned and is still in pristine condition.  If you look under the used pricing for the HF5 for example, and look at the various conditions of warehouse deals on this item, you'll find one that states "Item may come repackaged." for 72.81 while the others may mention imperfections or missing objects for the same price.  I ended up buying one in this exact condition a couple weeks back and I am thoroughly pleased with the item, especially seeing that it saved me nearly $25.

Thanks again! I can't believe I didn't figure that out on my own ha ha. Those are probably what I'm going to get, I really appreciate the help!
 

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