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Im not well versed with the whole Ohms, impedance, and everything that surrounds it(its not ignorance to not learn its just not my cup of tea). So bear with me.


About 4-5 months ago I impulsed bought a pair of Sennheiser HD 201s for 15$. Up until before that I used "gaming headsets" and I didn't really know better or the difference. Headphones were headphones as far as I was concerned. After receiving my Senns and plugging them into my TEAC AG-V1050 A/V Receiver how I experienced audio changed forever. I can never go back to what I was using before


Bascially what im looking for is an incremental upgrade to my 201s. From what I was reading around the 201s have a neutral sound stage and its generally better to have headphones that have a neutral sound stage. I also want to stay closed end as well if possible. Price range im looking at is anywhere from 50-150$. I also don't want any headphones that have a clampy feeling as I wear my headphones pretty much all day and I love how light the 201s are on my head(I literally don't even realize they're there sometimes). It would also be awesome if the headphones were also forgiving to lower quality audio as i've heard and even noticed myself that the 201s aren't very forgiving to low quality audio.

My main music genres:
Melodic Death Metal: (Amom Amarth, Satariel, Kalmah, Amorphis)
Metal: (Rammstein, Disturbed, Slipknot, Metallica, 5FDP)
Lots of 80's stuff.
Progressive house, Techno, Trance, Wubstep.

Those are what I mostly listen to about 90% of the time. The other 10% is everything else(I like all genres its just I prefer those over everything else)

What they're going to be plugged into will be a TEAC AG-V1050 A/V Receiver. I cant find any type of documentation on it, I only know its older then I am(I was born in 92). I think at least. If I have to get a new DAC/Amp that's fine, but I don't want to be going over 150$.

I also have no means of getting to a place to test headphones in a store.
Edited by Mailman377 - 2/26/14 at 11:00pm
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If you have a GuitarCenter or any Music store that has a variety of recording/dj/livesound gear in your area... you can always go by and just test a few budget studio headphones. If you are looking for something that will sound good all around that is the way to go.

Reason I say this is because what may sound good for me or anyone else may not sound good for you...

I have used a set of HD280 for the last few years and to this day it still sounds amazing for the price... But I wouldn't call it comfortable for long periods of time.
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Originally Posted by brazilianloser View Post

If you have a GuitarCenter or any Music store that has a variety of recording/dj/livesound gear in your area... you can always go by and just test a few budget studio headphones. If you are looking for something that will sound good all around that is the way to go.

Reason I say this is because what may sound good for me or anyone else may not sound good for you...
I really don't have the gift of a vehicle right now haha. Ill edit that in the OP as I forgot to mention that.
Edited by Mailman377 - 2/26/14 at 10:59pm
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Well in that case here is my recommendation... if you count in the comfort and sound quality Beyerdynamics are a great choice. A few bucks above your budget though... But just my recommendation. I am sure others will throw a few more bones your way.

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-770-PRO-250-ohms/dp/B0006NL5SM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393484575&sr=8-1&keywords=Beyerdinamic+dt+770+pro
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Well in that case here is my recommendation... if you count in the comfort and sound quality Beyerdynamics are a great choice. A few bucks above your budget though... But just my recommendation. I am sure others will throw a few more bones your way.

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-770-PRO-250-ohms/dp/B0006NL5SM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393484575&sr=8-1&keywords=Beyerdinamic+dt+770+pro
Ill see what the head-fi reviews say about it. Appreciate the input.


Good god head-fi's forums are restrictive. I almost don't want to even bother there.
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I bought some DT770 Pro 80s (used in great shape) at guitar center around November of last year... $80 ..woot..

i loooove my Pro 80s for the type of music you like I think they would be perfect.



if you want to spend little money (saving the rest towards getting a car?? biggrin.gif maybe)

there is also these

http://www.amazon.com/Gemini-DJ-HSR-1000-Professional-Monitoring/dp/B006Y2BI04/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1394086833&sr=8-5&keywords=gemini+dj+headphones


very Beyer inspired design the DT770's are better be sure but these are 1/3 ~ish the cost new and are rather good so worth mentioning.
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