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I was looking at the Studio beats noise cancellation headphones that cost £200. My budget is around £300 and im in UK. I was looking to buy the best quality headphones for music and i thought i should ask you guys as there are some serious audiophiles here! Is it a good buy or are there better ones out there?

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post #2 of 9

I wouldn't touch any "Beats" product.

I take it you like bassy music (hip-hop, dubstep, techno, etc.)? If so...



They're a little bit over your budget on Amazon, but you might be able to find them cheaper in another store that ships to Oman.

If you don't listen to the genre's that I listed above, let us know what you listen to.
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I listen to a wide variety of music ranging from Opera and eastern drum-rich classical music to alternative rock, grunge and a little bit of hip hop. Im not too much into hip hop. I guess the Beats marketing got to me Oh and im in the UK right now. I'll head back to Oman in january.
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post #5 of 9
Your max budget?
Music taste?
how do you intend to use it?
Current sound setup?

You have 30 points. Assign them:

Bass:
Mids:
Treble (Highs):

Other factors to consider?
post #6 of 9
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My dad has a sweet setup at home with Pioneer amplifiers and Denon/Yamaha stuff with JBL titanium series speakers. I am taking the time to understand em lately, hence the interest in superior quality headphones. here's how i'd rate roughly:
Bass: 8
Mids: 12
Treble: 10
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Originally Posted by Sanad View Post
My dad has a sweet setup at home with Pioneer amplifiers and Denon/Yamaha stuff with JBL titanium series speakers. I am taking the time to understand em lately, hence the interest in superior quality headphones. here's how i'd rate roughly:
Bass: 8
Mids: 12
Treble: 10
Grado SR225 or SR325is will fit absolutely perfectly to your points.
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How important is comfort and isolation (from outside noise and sound leakage) to you?
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Comfort, noise cancellation and minimum sound leakage are VERY important. I like to listen to my music loud sometimes but often have to turn it way down as my £7 earphones are VERY leaky. Plus the in-ear phones are uncomfortable when listening for a long period of time.
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