Recommend me some good $50 cans. Sennheisers and AT preferred.
Mar 10, 2006 at 12:51 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 17

nsjong

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Title says it all.

The thing is that I want FULL-SIZED headphones.
I already have the PX100's.


And no, I DO NOT WANT THE KSC-75, SO PLEASE DON'T REC. ME THESE.

I prefer to buy online, but I'm in Canada so Amazon is a bit... out.


Thanks for reading.
 
Mar 10, 2006 at 12:59 AM Post #3 of 17

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HD201 is the natural. I found it dull, boring, flat and un-involving though. A real snoozer of a can IMHO. I Don't know what headroom hears in these thats so special.
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might want to consider a used MDRV6, and just EQ down the mids to taste.

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koss UR40 might suit you?
 
Mar 10, 2006 at 1:01 AM Post #5 of 17

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I don't think you can get anything better than the PX100 for this price. Save up a bit more for the HD 485 or EH 350. HD 201 is very unimpressive compared to PX100.
 
Mar 10, 2006 at 1:05 AM Post #6 of 17

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485s are pretty good.

slightly out of your pricerange tho.
 
Mar 10, 2006 at 1:39 AM Post #8 of 17

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Don't listen to any of these people!
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The only headphone you need under $50 is the KSC-75! It doesn't matter that you don't want it, it's what you HAVE TO HAVE! LOL.
 
Mar 10, 2006 at 3:23 AM Post #10 of 17

nsjong

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I would prefer cheap shipping if you know what I mean.
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But those do entice me so.

Or should I just get a FC7? I heard they're great for the money.

But in the full-size department, I'll wait patiently and save up?
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Mar 10, 2006 at 3:46 AM Post #12 of 17

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Not all exactly full-sized, most circumaural,...

Koss Porta Pro's
(exc. sounding, lighter in tonality than FC7 or K26p, but not owned, would definitely include in my top 3 for around $50. +/-)
Sporta-Pro's
(not heard, but in same family as Porta Pros)

Senn 201 (agree with kramer on sonics, but its $20!)
Senn 212's (bass heavy, overpowers all else)
Senn 201's (don't care for, thin sounding, no bass compared to all else here)

AKG K26p
(excellent bass, bit veiled, but a very close alternative to FC7)
AKG K27i
(not heard, not seen too much feed back on)

AT FC7
(My current personal favorite, darker than most reference quality, but all around excellent for the money $66. shipped from AudioCubes, plenty of opinions here on this, need at least 50+ hours break-in or will sound veiled.)
AT ES5
(not heard, seen some short reviews here, but stretches out the $50.)
 
Mar 10, 2006 at 5:14 AM Post #15 of 17

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Another vote for the HD485s, they too are a little bass biased though. Also I love my trusty Sennheiser HD515s they were my first set of good cans and imho still sound great, although for the $100 I paid at Compusa you probably can find better.
 

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