The Basshead Club
Sep 29, 2011 at 12:36 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11,286


May 21, 2011
Welcome to the Basshead Club !
 The topic of this thread will be on everything basshead related including bassy music, basshead gear, etc.
Thread OP is currently going under re-construction to separate warm headphones with high bass headphones.

Warm headphones list:
Hifiman HE400
Sennheiser HD650
High bass headphones list:
Sony XB300, XB400, XB500, XB600, XB700, XB900, XB1000 and XB series IEMs
Old thing will be preserved here:
Heres a list of basshead headphones, the idea of these lists was suggested by SoulSyde.

------> An updated version made by Malevolent with a full price list can be found here. <------

Note: Not all of these headphones are worth their retail price, for example, the Beats Pro are generally thought of as $150 - $200 cans

Note2: Not all headphones have the same amount of bass emphasise, it is recommended that you use measurements, reviews and listening to determine whether a headphone has enough bass for you
AIAIAI TMA-1 (~$180)
Audeze LCD-2 ($995), LCD-3 ($1945)
Audio Technica PRO500MKII, PRO700 (Allen & Heath XD-53, Denon HP1000), PRO700 MKII (~$160), ES7 (~$150), Solid Bass series
AKG K81 (~$40), K518 (~$50), K181 (~$90), K619 (~$129), K67 (~$99), K167 ($199), K267
Beats by Dre Pro (~$400)
Beyerdynamic DT770 (~$180), Custom One Pro (~$200)

Creative Aurvana Live! ($99)
Denon AH-D400 Urban Raver ($399), DJ DN-HP700, DJ DN-HP1000, D1001, D1100, D2000 ($200~$350), D5000, D7000, AH100 (Limited 100th Anniversary model) Lawton Audio modded LA2000 Lite, LA2000, LA7000, found HERE
Equation Audio RP-22X

Foxtex TH-900 ($1999)

Hifiman HE400 ($400)
JVC DX1000, DX700, HA-S4X, HA-M5X, HA-SZ2000

Klipsch Image One (~$100)
M-Audio Q40 (~$120)
Monoprice MHP-839 (~$23)
Monster NCredible N-pulse, Inspiration 
Panasonic RP-HTF600 (~$30)

Reloop RHP-20 (~$170), RHP-10 (~$90)
Phiaton MS 400 (~$210)

Philips Fidelio L1, Citiscape Downtown ($~70), Citiscape Metro/Shibuya ($50)
Pioneer HDJ-500 ($90), HDJ-1000 (~$130), HDJ-1500 (~$160),HDJ-2000 (~$240), SE-MJ591

Prodipe Pro800 ($45)

PSB M4U 2 ($400) 

Sennheiser HD25-1-II (~$190), HD25 Amperior (~350), Momentum (status uncertain)
Shure SRH550 DJ, SRH1540
Smeggy Thunderpants (Modded Fostex T50RP, made by Head-fi'er smeggy found HERE)
Skullcandy Mix Master Mike ($300), Hesh 2
Sony V55 (~$80), XB300 (~$30), XB500 (~$50, Dark), XB700 (~$80, Dark), XB1000 (~$250-300), R10 (Bass version), XB series updated versions: XB400, XB600, XB900
Stax Omega 2 
Superlux HD 651 (~$45)
TakeT H2
Technics RP-DJ1200 (~$90)

Ultimate Ears UE6000 ($199), UE9000 ($399)
Ultrasone PRO 750, PRO900 (~$350, Bright) , PRO2900, HFI 580 (DJ1) (~$140, Bright) , HFI 780, Signature DJ
V-moda Crossfade LP ($100-150, Dark), LP2 (~$180, Dark), M100 (~$300)

Yamaha PRO300 ($200), PRO400 ($300), PRO500 ($400)
Thanks to IshcabibleNick01, MorbidToaster, SoulSyde, OneSec, bcasey25raptor, Gilly87, RPGWiZaRD, Malevolent, swbf2cheater, Craigster75, gelocks and cn11 for helping with the headphone list
Heres a list for basshead IEMs, expect this list to grow REALLY long
(Custom) 1964-Q ($525)
AKG K3003 (Bass filter)
Audio Technica CKS series

Beyerdynamic DTX 101 ($80)
Brainwavz M1, M2 (~$60), M3

B&W C5 (~$180)

Denon AH-C710, C700, C751, C300

DUNU Trident (~$40), Hephaes (~$90)

Fischer Audio Eterna, Consonance 

Future Sonics Atrios M5, Atrios M5 (MG7 driver), (custom) MG6Pro

Hippo VB, 10EB, Boom

Hisound Audio Wooduo 2 ($129), E212
(Custom) JHAudio JH16
JVC FX500, FX700, HA-FX1X, FXZ200

Klipsch S4 (~$70) , X10

M-Audio IE40 (TF10 rebrand)

MEElectronics SP51 (enhanced and extreme bass settings), M9, M16, M31

Monster Turbine series, Miles Davis Tributes

Nuforce NE6, NE700X/M,NE 7M

Panasonic HJE900

Phiaton PS20

Radius DDM

RHA MA150 ($19)

Sennheiser IE8, IE80, IE800, IE7, CX300 ($30)

Shure SE215 ($100), SE846

Sony XBA-2 ($160), XBA-3 ($220), XBA-4 ($280), XB series, EX600, EX1000

Soul by Ludacris SL99

Soundmagic E10

TFTA 2100 2V1S (1V), 2100 3V2B (1XB), 2101 2V1, 2200 2V1
(Custom) Unique Melody Merlin
Ultimate Ears Tripple Fi 10 ($170), Super Fi 5 EB, Metro Fi 220, 350

Velodyne vPulse (~$90)

V-Moda Bass Freq, Vibes, Remix, Vibrato

Westone 3 (~$300)

Xears TD III V2 PRO Blackwood

Yamaha EPH-100
Thanks to Hawaniiancerveza, sulkoudai, nikp, Niyologist, SoulSyde, Totally Dubbed, lucozade, cn11, gaspir324, mechgamer123, dsnuts, warrenpchi, gelocks, Zarrick19, myap2328, Change is Good and kckc for helping with the IEM list
Heres a list of all the amps with a bass boost function on them
AMB Labs M^3
CEntrance HiFi-M8

DigiZoid ZO
FiiO E5, E6, E7, E7K E10, E11, E17

GoVibe Peak, Magnum, Vulcan
Headstage Arrow 12HE, 4T, Lyrix Pro
Hippo Box+ 
iBasso T4
iFi Micro iCAN
JDS Labs C5, C421
Practical Decices XM4, XM5, XM6
V-moda VAMP Verza
Vorzüge VorzAmp Duo
Thanks to nikp, HeadFi Fanatic, esmBOS, SoulSyde, Change is Good and crinacle for helping with the list 

Heres a list of DAPs the lets you add some skull crushing bass with EQ settings, the idea of this list was suggested by wind016 
iPod Touches and iPhones (With EQu or Equaliser app installed) 
Cowons (Standard EQ + Mach3bass)
Samsung Galaxy S and other variants (With Voodoo Sound)
Sony WM-Z Walkman Z1060, Z1070

Thanks to danny93 for helping with this list.

Other interesting links:
Heres some links to the other threads made for neutralists, trebleheads, midrangeheads and fun lovers
The Neutral / Balanced Thread
The Treblehead Club
The Midrangehead Club
The Fun/V shaped Club
The Soundstage Head Club
Sep 29, 2011 at 8:06 AM Post #5 of 11,286

can't stand bright headphones

Agree with you on that 
 dark and bassy is how I like it 

Sep 29, 2011 at 8:26 AM Post #8 of 11,286
I think I'm a basshead (a moderate one)

I sold all my bass light cans such as: Beyer T5p, AKG K701 & K702 & K501 & K271, Audio Technica AD1000 & A2000x.
I recently sold my Ultrasone pro750 because it sounds funny to my ears, but I do acknowledge its bass.
Right now I have the following that I would consider headphones with very good bass: Edition 8, JVC DX1000, Grado GS1000i, Grado RS1 with flat pads. All 4 completely different flavors of bass.
Sep 29, 2011 at 8:56 AM Post #15 of 11,286

then we should rename this thread to 'The Basshead Club'
lol, then someones gonna make a 'The Treble-head(?) Club' and there's gonna be 'club fights' everyday on head fi

It's done. Personally I like the name basshead club better than my original title. I'll work on an official club symbol or something like that when I'm free 


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