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post #1 of 11
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Hi,

Well for the past week I have been searching for headphones, but have been having bad luck.

I want a pair of over-ear headphones for about ~$150(less is better!) that have the following:

- Comfortable
- Good bass
- Good quality
- Not too heavy

I am very much debating these:


Although if you can find something better, let me know.

Anyone know of something that would match this description?

Thanks in advance,
Nate
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post #2 of 11

Denon D1100, no question that this is a great fit for you.

Denon is a high end brand (japanese), and bass and comfort are the fortes of their headphone line.

The D1100 is their entry level hi-fi headphone, and they're lighter and smaller than its big brother the D2000/D5000.

http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?s...lerid=29460652


The Audio Technica M50 is another standard choice in this price range. These will be more balanced headphones, while the D1100 will be warmer and more bass forward.


Edited by mechtech - 10/30/11 at 8:51pm
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post #3 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mechtech View Post
Denon D1100, no question that this is a great fit for you.

Denon is a high end brand (japanese), and bass and comfort are the fortes of their headphone line.

The D1100 is their entry level hi-fi headphone, and they're lighter and smaller than its big brother the D2000/D5000.

http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?s...lerid=29460652


The Audio Technica M50 is another standard choice in this price range. These will be more balanced headphones, while the D1100 will be warmer and more bass forward.

Amazon.com: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones: Electronics
Those AT-M50's look sweet, think I will be getting this one, but the straight cable pair.

Thanks!
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post #4 of 11
You can also take a look at the Ultrasone models. They fit all your reqs.
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post #5 of 11
Audio Technica ATH-A700... i was doing some research for the past 2 weeks. between the senns and the ATHs. went down to a local sam ash. A700 were the best closed headphones in that price range by far.
post #6 of 11
as an owner of the JVC HA-RX900, I can tell you they do meet your requirements and for their price... you are not going to find anything better. They have solid bass, and dont leak sound at all (which is nice for privacy and courtesy to others)... plus the fun part are all of the available mods you can customize them with, like the following:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/381303/jvc-...orget-about-it

http://www.head-fi.org/t/435809/jvc-ha-rx700-mods

two things though:

1. if you have larger ears, they can be a tad unconfortable
2. some people complain they are a bit heavy, although they never give me neck pain and I have gone 3-4 hours wearing them

if you want to spend all your cash, I have heard good things about the Ultrasone 550 Pro and the ATH-M50

but if you want bass, avoid the ATH-AD700, although the closed back version (A700) is better.
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post #7 of 11

Have a look at the sony MDR-XB700. I have them and they sound amazing, even when listening to really bass heavy stuff the mids and highs dont get drowned out. They are very comfy thanks to massive leather ear pads.

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Have a look at the sony MDR-XB700.
Basshead cans but they get hot after a few hours of use.
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post #9 of 11
Definitely the Ultrasone Pro 550s.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by NateN34 View Post
While there are certainly better headphones than those JVC cans I don't think there are many better for the money. I bought mine for $50 on sale. They are comfortable, sound ok and don't break the bank.

The cans I really want are the AKG K702 but they are of course much more expensive.
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