Need Help Finding the best headphones under $75
Mar 28, 2020 at 6:39 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

RedOptic

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I got some extra money and have wanted a new pair of headphones for some time. I'm not very knowledgeable with headphone specs so I've come here for some help. I would like headphones that allow me to hear all the footsteps in Modern Warfare, Yet also listen to and enjoy my bassy punk rock music all for under $75. I do not want On-Ear, I do not need a mic, I would prefer closed-back and wired. However, I am open to all suggestions.

So far I've narrowed it down to the following:

Audio Technica ATH-MX30X (45ohms impedance)(15Hz-20kHz)(Punchy Bass)($69.00)
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Creative Aurvana Live (32ohms impedance)(10Hz-30kHz)(Neutral Sound W/ Punchy Bass)($67.23)
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Hyper-X Cloud Core (60ohms impedance)(15Hz-25kHz)(Normal/Meh Bass)($69.99)
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Philips SHP9500 (32ohms impedance)(12Hz-35kHz)(Sufficiently Punchy Bass)($74.98)
VS
Fnatic REACT (23ohms impedance)(20Hz-40kHz)(Weaker Punchy Bass)($69.99)
VS
Philips Fidelio L2 (16ohms impedance)(12Hz-25kHz)(Punchy Bass)($61.91)

If you guys have anything better I'm all ears.
 
Mar 29, 2020 at 12:49 AM Post #2 of 4

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From that list the Fidelio L2 is an absolute standout and a steal at that price.
 
Mar 29, 2020 at 12:19 PM Post #4 of 4

Cruelhand Luke

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They are actually more closed than open. You can hear sound leakage if the music is really loud, or if you're close to the headphones.
For example a fully open headphone like the SHP9500s is an 8 or 9. The L2 is more like a 5 or 6. A fully closed headphone won't necessarily be a 1 or 2, btw. I think most are in the 3 or 4 range.
 

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