Recommendations for headphones at about $50-100 (A little over would be fine)
Dec 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 21


New Head-Fier
Dec 10, 2012
Hi Head-Fi. I am new to this forum, so pardon my newbiness when it comes to headphones, considering I have used Skullcandy for so long and now found that *gasp* there are better headphones for cheaper (sometimes)! So, I listen to post-hardcore/pop/alternative (A Day To Remember, Rise Against, Memphis May Fire, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons) [I know, I have weird likes xD].
   So, pretty much I am looking for a good pair of headphones (over-ear) that are around the $50-100 range (a little over is fine) that are all around good and don't look (as in style) terrible yet also have a really good bass, with normal/pretty good mids and highs.
      Does anyone have any recommendations? Again, sorry for the newbiness at this. I have seen some other threads but they listen to other genres so maybe the recommendations would be different. Also, I'm more toward the post-hardcore genre, if that makes a difference. Thanks for your time if you bother to read/post on this thread.
TL:DR - All around headphones with an awesome bass and pretty good looks around $50-100 in the post-hardcore/rock/metal and sometimes Alternative genres.
PS - I don't know why I put the TL:DR in there as it was kind of short anyway, but oh well.
PPS - Sorry for any grammatical errors, I'm tired xD
Edit: Any recommendations for earbuds also? My old skullcandies broke, and I'm stuck with Apple's trash right now.
Dec 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM Post #2 of 21
Superlux HD668B for $50
Sennheiser PX 200-II for $90
Audio Technica ATH-M50 for $150 or less
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Dec 10, 2012 at 8:54 PM Post #3 of 21
i dont know what is post- ... genre
read this ( 2 page too :))
maybe they fit u
Dec 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM Post #5 of 21
Are the Zoros on the page with the Sennheiser's good? They look pretty damn cool but then again, sound quality does come into factor xD Also, I can't tell, are the PX 200-II on-ear or over ear, and also the same question about the Zoros.
Dec 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM Post #8 of 21
Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80), $68-$90.
Dec 11, 2012 at 7:46 AM Post #9 of 21
Alessandro MS1i.
Dec 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM Post #10 of 21
Zoro from what tyll said, super alternative to Beats Solo! But not in bass department but overall sound quality & build quality.

My personal recommend for under $100 would be AIAIAI Track. You can too consider CAL for fun sound signature, HD439 for warm sound signature or SRH-440 nuetral sound with weak bass quantity but haven't auditioned them yet.

PX-200II are on-ear headphone. Those are mini headphone for portability..

Just my 2cent :)
Dec 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM Post #13 of 21
I listen to post hardcore and metalcore aswell. 

If you haven't already, pick up a pair of koss ksc75's.
I know its way underbudget, but they go great with the genre, super comfortable once you bend them to your ear, and personally i prefer them to my $300 headphones. 
You won't believe how good they sound for $15. 
If you really want to spend more, i'd get the CAL's for home only use, or the M50's for portable/home use.

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