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If $150 is too expensive for you, don't expect miracles to come out of whatever you choose. GOOD bassy headphones don't really start until $150. The better all around cans, that also feature great bass are all $200+.

As you said about Sennheiser, they offer zero bass. Steer clear from them, and any other headphones labelled "Studio Monitoring Headphones" or similar, as they offer no color in the sound because they are designed for music engineering where every note needs to be exactly accurate with no bass, or anything else added to the music.
Ahhh thankyou for the advice on the studio monitoring headphones i didnt realise that, yes as far as i've read sennheiser are good for an all around crisp sound, but massively lack the bass, if you had to pick some headphones for £60 what would you recommend that gives a good around with bass?
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Ahhh thankyou for the advice on the studio monitoring headphones i didnt realise that, yes as far as i've read sennheiser are good for an all around crisp sound, but massively lack the bass, if you had to pick some headphones for £60 what would you recommend that gives a good around with bass?
The ones above Gorb linked are probably the only decent ones in their price range <$100 for bass. I tried them out in a GC, they weren't my cup of tea ( a little muddy). But they are certainly better than anything else for your purposes (besides maybe Koss).

I would highly suggest going to Worst Buy (one with a musical instrument section) or a Guitar Center, they often have many popular headphones in stock and allow you to try them out of the box. Bring a laptop/ipod if you have one. Try out some of the higher end models, if they have some (Beyerdynamics, or Denons), and compare to the lower cost/quality ones. They always have a ton of Sennheisers in stock too, so you can hear how flat they are for yourself.
Edited by Backfat - 7/28/11 at 3:53pm
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Ahh i wont be happy with a "muddy" sound it needs to be crisp yet bassy, i will have to go to a few music stores and try some headphones out, maybe up my budget if needs be, thanks for the help.
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I've had a really good time with my ATH-M50 for dubstep. Nice all rounder set of cans that do really well with bass. Also, they're built like a tank and look sexy as hell. Not sure what the pricing is on your side of the pond, but I picked up a pair for $120 recently.
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post #15 of 23
Same thing.

ATH-M50 here. Love them. Although, they hurt me with my glasses after a couple hours, I have to remove glasses but I can't read my screen until I while and then if I have to get up, I can't see nothing. I really need eye contacts.
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Meelec M9's or other variant.

I got mine for $12 shipped, I bought my mom a pair of M16's and they are pretty good too.

You can feel the bass in these phones and they sound excellent (I've listened to everything on them, mostly dubstep/rap/hip-hip/drum&bass,etc), for their price/performance ratio they are a good choice.
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Same thing.

ATH-M50 here. Love them. Although, they hurt me with my glasses after a couple hours, I have to remove glasses but I can't read my screen until I while and then if I have to get up, I can't see nothing. I really need eye contacts.
They're sort of universally accepted as Rock cans, even if they're pretty bassy, a full size pair of closed headphones are going to be better for bass.

I'd go for Audio technica A500's, but they're over budget, as are the M50's.

Pick up the XB700's like the others said, they can be had for <£60 if you float around a few stores. You won't be disappointed with those.
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Where do the "Audio-Technica ATH-SJ33" sit in all of this?

They look like a decent pair for an amazing price?
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Steer clear from them, and any other headphones labelled "Studio Monitoring Headphones" or similar, as they offer no color in the sound because they are designed for music engineering where every note needs to be exactly accurate with no bass, or anything else added to the music.
Not very accurate. Audio Technica M50 phones are "studio monitor headphones" and offer an excellent amount of great quality bass. They're probably the most recommended headphones for bass-lovers, and over at Head-Fi they're some of the most recommended phones period.

EDIT: For the record, people really need to stop being so extreme. The Sennheiser certainly start dropping in the lower frequencies, but saying they have no bass? I'm sorry, but that's terribly inaccurate. They're not suited for dubstep/techno, but for classic/hard rock they have a very even and accurate bass. Even then, nothing stops you from EQing the bottom frequencies as much as you desire. They still won't rattle your skull, but you can get a very impactful punch.

I just felt this important to point out, because when potential buyers see that a pair of nice headphones have "no bass" they can take that literally.
Edited by Narzon - 7/28/11 at 5:07pm
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alittle to expensive for my liking however they do look like a quality pair of headphones
If the HFI-780 is too expensive for you, then perhaps you should look into the HFI-580.
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