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Help choosing another set of headphones again, this time with earrings

post #1 of 7
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going on my 3rd set of headphones in the past 2 years, looking for something that can keep me satisfied on a decently small budget... but most of all something comfortable with my earrings.

1.State your budget! would like to stay under $50-75 is possible
2.State your music tastes Rock, Metal, Alternative, some rap and electronic
3.State what perks are highly desirable #1 needs to fit comfortably on or around my ears. I have stretched earlobes (not going larger than a 00 AWG) and an industrial piercing as well so on-ear designs can be uncomfortable (maybe you have a suggestion that isn't?), #2 needs to work decently well for laptop gaming - meaning somewhat portable and durable, #3 a carrying case, bag, foldability or something like this would be great so I can take them with me, #4 decent for music is all I am asking for... I know onboard sound is not great
4.State what products you already have and are planning on using with your recommended item I am going to be using these with a laptop (insert audio quality flaming here) so I am not looking for amazing sound, just something so the entre room doesn't need to hear my audio blasting... I am still okay with open ear designs though, as they are still better than speakers. My laptop is a Lenovo Y400
5.State how you are going to use the item PC Gaming, listening to music via iTunes
6.State where you live and offer some sites that are known for having good prices / being reputable so we can help recommend you products in your country's currency live in U.S., prefer sites that take PayPal and have no Tax in WA, like Newegg. will buy used if item is in great shape

I had a pair of JVC HA-RX900 before and they were decent but got heavy after about an hour and the ear pads didn't quite clear my lobes (without piercings) - I did however love the closed sound and bass response. I also just recently had a pair of Ultrasone DJ1 Pro and they were decent as well, but again once I got the piercing they could not clear the tops of my ears anymore. Maybe I should stick with a good pair of IEMs? Currently at work I use Sennheiser CX150 for my ipod and they are nice... but for gaming not sure this is going to work.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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post #2 of 7
If you have access to a "tuesday morning" shop, they have some Koss DJ-pro-200's ( tony bennitt edition ) for $50
Thats $100 off msrp

Over ear design
good sound
alluminium cups
removable cord
carring case
DJ style folding ear cups
lifetime warranty

only complaint is the bass is lacking compared to most "bro-phones" ( skullcandy, beats, all that designer crap )
but you get amazingly clear sound with a very neutral and ballanced eq

and i have my cartilage at a 2 and i've not had any problems.
Edited by Jixr - 3/26/13 at 10:12am
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

If you have access to a "tuesday morning" shop, they have some Koss DJ-pro-200's ( tony bennitt edition ) for $50
Thats $100 off msrp

Over ear design
good sound
alluminium cups
removable cord
carring case
DJ style folding ear cups
lifetime warranty

only complaint is the bass is lacking compared to most "bro-phones" ( skullcandy, beats, all that designer crap )
but you get amazingly clear sound with a very neutral and ballanced eq

and i have my cartilage at a 2 and i've not had any problems.

turns out I have one less than a mile from me... and I never even heard of this place. I will try to get over and check them out.... ear cups might be a stretch but the quality and finish looks superb
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post #4 of 7
its basically a re-sale shop for discontinued products, those special edition headphones never sold well, but aside from the signautre on the headphones, they are exactly the same as the dj100's/200's ( only difference is the 200 and the TB edition have removable cables where the 100 does not )

I'm on my second pair, the first pair i had ( the 100's ) the cable broke and I tossed them before i knew they had a lifetime warranty.
So when I found out i could get the same pair with a removable cable ( non propiatatry too, so any 3.5mm audio cable will work ) for $50 I was all
over it.
post #5 of 7
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anyone else have anything with larger ear cups?
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post #6 of 7
Monoprice 8323?

Before you scoff at a $20 headphone, it's a rebranded Kicker HP 541.

Review
post #7 of 7
I purchased the Monoprice 8323's just 2 days ago and WOW.. These things are crazy good for the price. My only question though is, does anyone know of a good cheap hardshell or bag to put these in? I really want something to carry them around in so they dont get broke. I know the Kickers come with a bag but the monoprice do not.

Also does anyone know if you can use an in line mic/iPod controls with them? I would love to use them with my iphone and answer calls/control music, etc.
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