Listing of Best Cans by Price Range ($25 on up)
Jul 1, 2005 at 12:36 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

gratefulshrink

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What do you think is the single best headpone -- no earbuds/canalphones please, but you can give them honorable mention -- at the following price ranges in USD (give or take a few bucks): $25, $50, $75, $100, $150, $200, $250, and >$300?

I'm going by Headroom/Todd the Vinly Junkie pricing.

If you have no personal experience in a price category, you can leave it blank, or just base it on what you've heard/read from others.

Comments are optional (but usually given, as is the Head-Fi custom).

Here's my list:

$25 -- AKG 24P (very lightweight, look cool, and a good bang for the buck)

$50 -- Senn PX 200 (good isolation for such portable phones)

$75 -- Grado SR-60 (no comment necessary)

$100 -- AKG 240S

$150 -- Beyer DT250-250 (great cans for rock; ~$150 @ B&H photo)

$200 -- Senn HD 580

$250 -- ? Beyer Dt 880 (I don't own them)

>$300 -- (I don't have anything in this category, but I would probably want to try Grado RS-1).
 
Jul 1, 2005 at 12:45 AM Post #2 of 5

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$25 -- Senn HD201 sealed, HD437 open

$50 -- Dunno

$75 -- Dunno

$100 -- AKG 240S open; Senn HD280Pro sealed

$150 -- Dunno

$200 -- Beyer DT770 Pro

$250 -- Dunno

>$300 Senn HD600 and HD650. Both great; HD650 has a bit more bass, but HD600 may be just a touch more transparent.
 
Jul 1, 2005 at 12:53 AM Post #3 of 5

kramer5150

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Heres mine...

$25, KSC75 / KTX Pro1
$50, KSC75 with DIY Cmoy/Altoids tin
$75, SR60 -or- KSC75/KTX Pro-1 with PA2 (tie)
$100, K240s
$150, K240s with GoVibe
$200, DT770-80 or SR225 (Tie)
$250++, MS2(i)
 
Jul 1, 2005 at 1:03 AM Post #4 of 5

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$25: KSC-75 or Sennheiser 201
$50: Koss PortaPro
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$75: Grado SR-60
$100: AKG 240s or Alessandro MS-1
$150: refurb Sennheiser HD580
$200: refurb Sennhesier HD600
$250: Beyerdynamic DT880
$300: Sony CD3000 or SA5000
 
Jul 1, 2005 at 1:04 AM Post #5 of 5

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Mine:

$25, HD201
$50, HD497
$75, SR60
$100, MS-1
$150, HD580 or used SR-225
$200, HD600 (refurb)
$250, Used SR-325i or MS-2
$300+, SA5000, RS-2, HD650, ORPHEUS!!!
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