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I love the look of the headphones and I listen to very bass heavy music but would they be a waste considering the Iphone 5 is not optimal in terms of sound quality?

Now, I'm not an audiophile but to me the sound quality of the Iphone 5 over my in ear headphones is infinitely better than my LTE Galaxy S3 and slightly better than my 4s. I want good headphones to complement this.

I want to stick to a $200 price range and prefer the styling to look industrial and have very deep bass.
    
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I love the look of the headphones and I listen to very bass heavy music but would they be a waste considering the Iphone 5 is not optimal in terms of sound quality?
Now, I'm not an audiophile but to me the sound quality of the Iphone 5 over my in ear headphones is infinitely better than my LTE Galaxy S3 and slightly better than my 4s. I want good headphones to complement this.
I want to stick to a $200 price range and prefer the styling to look industrial and have very deep bass.

No. It is actually going to be fairly good considering the circumstance. The main problem you run into is that some of the better bass headphones have a high impedance which means they need a lot (more than usual) to power them. Your output device needs to be equal or above the impedance of the headphones you choose, otherwise you will need an amplifier. If you choose to get high impedance headphones without a portable amp, then the headphones are going to be very quiet.

The headphones you choose have good bass AND has low impedance so if you like them, then get them. thumb.gif
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