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Hey, I wanted some new headphones. I used earbuds most of the time, and it's not cutting it. I also have a pair of skull candy headphones, but that's a little bulky and hurts my head if I wear it too long.

I mainly listen to Rock, I need lots of bass.

Right now I can get the HD202 on Amazon.ca for around $50 shipped, is that a good buy?

Also, is the SupremeFX IV built-in 7.1 integrated sound card on my Maximus V Formula any good? How is it compared to an iPod Nano?

I'm sorry if my questions sound stupid, I'm new to this redface.gif
Edited by TheLAWNOOB - 9/21/13 at 8:08am
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The HD 202's are decent headphones for the price, and will certainly give you a decent amount of bass. However, that price is crazy. I bought mine for $14 last year. I wouldn't spend more than $25-30 on them at most.

The integrated sound on your motherboard is decent, but a decent dedicated card will always sound better. For those headphones, integrated will be just fine.

EDIT:
Here's a pair for a bit less.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/W44-Sennheiser-HD-202-HD202-Supra-Aural-DJ-On-Ear-Stereo-Headphones-for-iPod-/320937577544?pt=AU_Electronics_Portable_Audio_Accessories&hash=item4ab95ecc48
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For ~$70, modded Fostex t50rps are hard to beat IMHO. I have a pair, and they're just amazing for the money.

Grados are also fantastic for rock, and have plenty of bass after modification.



EDIT: SupremeFX is fine, probably has a better/more powerful DAC than the iPod nano.
Edited by brucethemoose - 9/21/13 at 8:17am
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Thanks guys, do you know any headphones around the $30-80 range that sounds great without modding?

Also, how is the audio quality on 6th gen iPod Nano?
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Thanks guys, do you know any headphones around the $30-80 range that sounds great without modding?

Also, how is the audio quality on 6th gen iPod Nano?

Pretty good, but DAC quality isn't a big deal for stock ~$50 headphones.

Also, this is OCN, you should be banned for skipping easy mods!



As always, take anything from head-fi with a grain of salt... but still this is a good comparison post.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-108-portable-headphones-reviewed-denon-dn-hp1000-added-09-07-13
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If you want some extra bass (I wouldn't for rock, but go with what floats the boat) and don't mind missing some highest treble extension, there's a deal on a Sennheiser HD 419 ($35):
http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=SRHD419

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD419.pdf
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If you want some extra bass (I wouldn't for rock, but go with what floats the boat) and don't mind missing some highest treble extension, there's a deal on a Sennheiser HD 419 ($35):
http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=SRHD419

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD419.pdf

Nice find, buy shipping would cost me $50 arrowheadsmiley.png

I'm going to settle for that 202 on ebay, unless I can find a 419 for under $50.

I could get a 419 for $70 with all costs included, but I only have $69 in my bank account doh.gif
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Oh yeah, Canada. Need to recalibrate pricing expectations. Even stuff like the Sony XB series is expensive there, though I'm really not convinced that's a great idea for rock. Uh, maybe Superlux 668B if you don't mind subbass rolling off and those aggressive highs?

I don't think the lower-end Senn 2xx series are worth it, particularly not at the kinds of prices you're looking at.

It's a whole lot easier to find in-ears in that price range with reasonable performance, especially bass. Unlike earbuds where you don't get a seal into the ear canal, with IEMs you actually can get decent bass and low distortion there at cheap prices. (That said, it's not going to be felt like with speakers, but headphones don't do that either.) Would those be acceptable? I mean, there are a lot of in-ear options, e.g. VSonic VSD1 (via lendmeurears on their web store or ebay). If used at a desk, buy a short extension cable if necessary.
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