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I'm looking to upgrade from my current pro 550's. They will be plugged straight into my titanium HD card, no amp. I listen to bass heavy music: house, dubstep, electronic, etc.

Requirements:
- under $300
- more bass than my 550's. I want some impact!
- preferably closed back, as I prefer the looks of them and isolation.

So far I'm looking at the following:
Denon d600
dt770 pro 80's
akg k550

All suggestions and advice are greatly appreciated.
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Do you like how the Ultrasones sound? One option would be the PRO 900 which has massive bass in comparison to the 550.
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post #3 of 9
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Do you like how the Ultrasones sound? One option would be the PRO 900 which has massive bass in comparison to the 550.

I haven't listened to many other high end headphones other than M50's, which I was not impressed with. I would definitely be interested in the pro 900's, but it looks like they are sitting at $550 on amazon, which is quite a ways out of my price range. I'll definitely keep an eye out for a used pair. I also believe they need a decent amp to be driven, right? Thanks

Definitely open to more suggestions.
Edited by Bobotheklown - 1/8/14 at 9:51am
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post #4 of 9
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From everything I'm reading it sounds like Ultrasone pro 900's are the best set of can for a bass head.

I guess I will look out for a deal on them.
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post #5 of 9
Wait it out on the 900s because I got mine on here in great shape for $250.
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post

Wait it out on the 900s because I got mine on here in great shape for $250.

Actually found a pair of basically new (5 hours of use) ones for $250 over on the headfi marketplace. Quite stoked right now biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Bobotheklown View Post

Actually found a pair of basically new (5 hours of use) ones for $250 over on the headfi marketplace. Quite stoked right now biggrin.gif

Yeah I was going to link you that sale, but then saw you already posted in it hah. Report back when you get them
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Nice find! I'm was planning to do a comparison/review between the PRO550 and the PRO900 but I might never get around to it. Want to do one when you get yours?
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Nice find! I'm was planning to do a comparison/review between the PRO550 and the PRO900 but I might never get around to it. Want to do one when you get yours?

I can post my thoughts, but honestly I'm still super new to the audio scene. The 550's are the only decent headphone I've had.
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