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Hey there OCN!

So I'm going to be getting $100 soon, and I'd like to spend that on some headphones for on-the-go listening on my Zune HD. I already own AD700s myself but unfortunately being open cans, they're ill suited for my daily train commute to SF for work.

So, some requirements:
  • <$100
  • Closed
  • Reasonable sound proofing
  • Clear mids and highs
  • Comfortable for at least two hours on a large head

Some things I don't really care about:
  • Bass (I don't really listen to much music that requires the kick from bass)
  • Portability (I'd take performance over size)

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 11
Creative Aurvana Live maybe?

Here, give this a gander

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...lp-added-07-12
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post #3 of 11
Koss Porta Pros?


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headphones on-the-go
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Some things I don't really care about: Portability.
wut?
Edited by Dhalmel - 7/18/11 at 9:49pm
post #4 of 11
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Koss Porta Pros?





wut?
Mostly just headphones I can bring on my commute and such that won't leak sound and can block out the outside world better. i.e., not my AD700s. Don't think the guy sitting next to me would be too happy if he could hear all my music as well.
post #5 of 11
I've heard really good things about the Sony MDR-ZX700 as well. A smidge over 100$ though

edit: Sony MDR-V6 would be in your price range though
Edited by Shredicus - 7/18/11 at 10:08pm
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I agree with the V6 if you were mod out the coil cable with a shorter one.
post #7 of 11
Superlux HD668B

It comes with 2 detachable cables, one 1 metre, the other 3 metres so you can use it both in a portable and home use. VERY GOOD VALUE headphone.

Read this thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...2#post_5828504

The HD668B is B27
post #8 of 11
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I need to be better about checking my own threads...

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Creative Aurvana Live maybe?

Here, give this a gander

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...lp-added-07-12
Noted, will look into, thanks


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I've heard really good things about the Sony MDR-ZX700 as well. A smidge over 100$ though

edit: Sony MDR-V6 would be in your price range though
A tiny bit over $100 isn't too big of a deal if the headphones are worth it. Thanks for the suggestion here as well; didn't consider Sony yet so this helped.

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Superlux HD668B

It comes with 2 detachable cables, one 1 metre, the other 3 metres so you can use it both in a portable and home use. VERY GOOD VALUE headphone.

Read this thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...2#post_5828504

The HD668B is B27
I'm a bit unsure about the HD668B since the Amazon link describes it as "semi-open". How prone to sound leaks is it and how much isolation does it offer as a result?

The links you two have provided though are an absolute gold mine. Rep alone cannot describe how awesome of a resource it is!
post #9 of 11

I use Klipsch Image One's for my iPod/Zune. They are on-ear headphones and they come with a pretty decent case that you can put your iPod in along with the headphones. They provide good sound isolation and have very little, if any, sound leakage. They can be a little heavy on the bass, so depending on what you mainly listen to you may not like it. The overall sound quality with them is pretty good, the mids sound much better than the Sennheiser HD428's that I used to use with my iPod. You can get them for under $100 on amazon as well.

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The links you two have provided though are an absolute gold mine. Rep alone cannot describe how awesome of a resource it is!
Haha yeah sounds like about the same thing I said when I first found it. Really quite an impressive repository of info.

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