Recommendations for Full-Sized *Open* Headphones for Drum and Bass
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Hey Head-Fi!! I'm sort of new to high quality audio and head gear. I'm looking for a reasonably priced (~$75-100) set of headphones for some true audio appreciation. I'm learning more about lossless files and on my cheap $10 sony headphones I know there is no way I am getting anything next to quality audio. I will be listening mostly at my desk so portability isn't a huge issue, but not too large. I'm mostly into chill drum and bass and jazz. I would love a pair of headphones I could use to really, really get the most out of my listening experience. Any and all suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!

Edit: I'm looking into the Superlux HD668B, per recommendation of NA Blur!

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1.)  Superlux HD668B @ $50 or less
 
2.)  Sony MDR-XB500 @ $70 or less
 
3.)  Sennheiser HD 449 @ $120 or less
 
The Sony has the most bass, the Superlux being the most neutral sounding, and the HD 449 sounding slightly neutral with a definite loss of treble.
 
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Hey Head-Fi!! I'm sort of new to high quality audio and head gear. I'm looking for a reasonably priced (~$75-100) set of headphones for some true audio appreciation. I'm learning more about lossless files and on my cheap $10 sony headphones I know there is no way I am getting anything next to quality audio. I will be listening mostly at my desk so portability isn't a huge issue, but not too large. I'm mostly into chill drum and bass and jazz. I would love a pair of headphones I could use to really, really get the most out of my listening experience. Any and all suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!
What will you be plugging the headphones into?
 
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As of right now into my laptop using either iTunes on my laptop's on-board soundcard, but the Behringer UCA202 is next on my wish list. I've heard great things about it both hear and around other forums/audiophiles. Any suggestions for audio interfaces? (Alternatives to iTunes)
 
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As of right now into my laptop using either iTunes on my laptop's on-board soundcard, but the Behringer UCA202 is next on my wish list. I've heard great things about it both hear and around other forums/audiophiles. Any suggestions for audio interfaces? (Alternatives to iTunes)
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I recommend the Superlux HD681  + AKG 240 Velour Pads over the 668b. 
 
Compared to the 668b it's more enjoyable to listen to and is cheaper. A bit more comfy too.
 
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