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Sadpanda as the Galaxy S2 is one of the worse devices you can use for portable music due to it's insane output impedance of 49 ohm.
You will need significantly 'v-shaped' headphones to counter it. One thing that can't be band-aided is 'loose sounding' bass due to the output impedance affecting the damping.
See here: http://nwavguy.blogspot.com/2011/02/headphone-amp-impedance.html
you want in-ear or over-ear headphones or no preference?

I prefer in-ear.
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Get a pair of Superlux (HD681 for example) for the best bang for the buck. smile.gif

Those headphones look really nice. Good value for $37?
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Headphones for dubstep at a low price? Here you go! http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B004MMEI8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324979122&sr=8-1
Need convincing? http://www.head-fi.org/products/panasonic-rp-htf600-s-step-monitor/reviews/5665
Normally you should be more careful of Head-Fi hype, but since the headphones are cheap and are getting good reviews, you won't really be out of pocket much if you dislike them.

Like the look of these as-well, how would they compare to the Superflux?
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It's just one guy, if you don't like the advice you're getting from one poster, stop responding to them.
Honestly, we have 6 pairs of HD201's and they're fine for travel, not so great when you're walking around (comfy around neck, but not ideal). Best kept in a backpack when they're not being used. Don't look too bad/large in public either.
Cable is very long though, if you are considering them, also consider a cable mod. And yes, if your buds are dying sometimes even if out of warranty, if you just say you didn't know or don't have a receipt they will probably just replace them anyway to save the trouble and keep your business. Sennheiser are very kind, at least from my personal experience with them, with their replacements and refunds. Highly professional, but not inhuman like alot of these large companies.
If you're considering looking into buds again, I'd recommend looking into JVC. Unsure of the exact model of mine as they were given to me by a friend without the packaging (I think they're FX or X series, there are some X's on the side and they have red cables) but the sound is very crisp. Perfect for vocal trance, chillstep and things of that genre.
They're a good mid range brand and I don't think many of their series of buds go above the $30 mark.
Hope that is something more what you're looking for thumb.gif
Reflux.

Cheers, I don't care, he was giving me helpful information, just thought he was taking a dig at me for some reason lol. smile.gif

Thanks for the helpful information man. I dislike earbuds because they aren't suited to my ears and personally I've become sort of a audiophile with my Beyers I want decent quality music on the go. smile.gif

Thanks to everyone so far, liking some of the recent choices. smile.gif
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Just by the way, my ears are a weird shape too and "earbuds" (the kind of earphones that come with ipods, they sit outside your ear canal but rest inside your outer ear) just don't sit in my ear securely. There are earphones that actually go inside your ear canal (canalphones or in-ear monitors) and you can get different kinds of tips for the best fit.

http://headphones.com.au/pbrowse?catID=1&price=range1&subCatID=12

But for over the ear headphones for dubstep on a budget, I still think the HTF600's will do the trick just fine.
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Just by the way, my ears are a weird shape too and "earbuds" (the kind of earphones that come with ipods, they sit outside your ear canal but rest inside your outer ear) just don't sit in my ear securely. There are earphones that actually go inside your ear canal (canalphones or in-ear monitors) and you can get different kinds of tips for the best fit.
http://headphones.com.au/pbrowse?catID=1&price=range1&subCatID=12
But for over the ear headphones for dubstep on a budget, I still think the HTF600's will do the trick just fine.

I like them but they look really bulky.
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I prefer in-ear.

I dislike earbuds
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My bad, I mean full size headphones
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It's all good, I really shouldn't be giving you a hard time and am sorry about that.

Good luck on your search.
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i got some kinda surround-sound earbuds from cvs about a year ago..they are..philips
 
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I've been looking at these recently, and they're heralded to be one of the best sets of IEMs for under $30..

http://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Beta-Noise-Isolating-Headphones/dp/B005IF3CE8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

There is also a slightly pricier version thats advertised as a special "bass" version, but its another $10, which you're not likely interested in.

Good luck man smile.gif.
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JVC HARX700
33$ on Amazon..... check them out....BOOOM!
    
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Get a pair of Superlux (HD681 for example) for the best bang for the buck. smile.gif
You, sir, have the best avatar ever. Mine is second tongue.gif. But seriously Archer is awesome.

Headphones for dubstep at a low price? Here you go! http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B004MMEI8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324979122&sr=8-1

Need convincing? http://www.head-fi.org/products/panasonic-rp-htf600-s-step-monitor/reviews/5665

Normally you should be more careful of Head-Fi hype, but since the headphones are cheap and are getting good reviews, you won't really be out of pocket much if you dislike them.

I bought my brother a pair of Panasonic RP-HTF600's for Christmas. I was expecting them to be bassier than they actually were, but they're not a disappointment. My brother hasn't taken them off since I bought them for him. I would say that they're definitely not worth 75+ dollars brand new as is, but perhaps with some modification that might change. They're definitely worth 30 bucks and for that price I would definitely recommend them.

Like I said though, they're definitely not bassy headphones. I'm not quite sure what the reviewers saw in them that made them think it was bassy. I'll be honest though, I only gave them a very short listen with Skrillex. I may need to borrow the headphones again to give them a more in depth review myself.

:edit: listening to some Bar 9 now. The bass is present, but not anywhere near Ultrasone or Beyerdynamic status (which imo is too much/exaggerated bass). They bass is slightly less than what you should expect from music. I would say these headphones actually shine with other genres of music.

They're not bulky headphones. They don't feel notoriously large like AD700s. They're not the most comfortable headphones ever, but they're not the most uncomfortable headphones ever. They're light weight, but at the apex of the arc on the top of the headphone where your head rests, there's this slight, but imo annoying jabbing sensation in your head that the leather (or pleather) doesn't protect you from. My brother's head is harder than mine though and he doesn't complain about it. Could just be my soft girly head :c

I also wear don't extend the bands to a "loose" setting. When I extended the headphones they became more comfortable and had a looser fit. This didn't affect quality as the pleather pads seal well without squeezing your brain in like vicegrippy headphones such as Ultrasones.

They're better looking IRL than they are according to pictures. The earcups flip in and out for whatever reason. I suppose if you wanted to hang them around your neck and listen rather than always wear them.

The build quality is "ok." The appearance of the headphones looks nice. Even better than the materials actually are. The headphone is composed of plastic bits, aluminum bits (or some kind of light metal material) and pleather. I'm pretty sure this isn't real leather, but pleather instead. The pleather isn't superbly cheap like I've seen on some headphones, but it's not amazing either. Keep in mind, this headphone is 30 bucks and for that price you can't really call anything about this headphone shoddy.

The soundstage is okay. I wouldn't necessarily call them gaming headphones, but I've heard headphones with significantly smaller soundstages.

I would say there are certain higher frequencies these headphones do not handle well, but the source should also help. On onboard or a weak DAC, you may hear scratchy/staticy highs. With a sound card, most of that should go away.

The more I listen to this headphone, the more I realize that despite providing bass this headphone actually shines with vocals and umm..sharp clear noises.. (such as the pressing of a single piano key, the plucking of string instruments).
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