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Ok, well I'm sick of not having a pair of decent cans and I'm in the business of buying a pair. Preferably I'd like it to have a 1/4" jack. Thanks in advance.
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Hi

I was in the same position as you about three weeks ago so I picked up these:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...CMP=EMC-NEXTAG

They look good, they sound good, they have noise cancelling but the only thing that i dont really like about them is that i have pretty big ears so they dont really cover my ears completely ... its up to you, I just say that these are an option
    
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post #3 of 21
Do you want/need open phones (sound leaks in and out) or closed phones (pretty good ammount of noise canceling, and little sound in/out). Open phones often sound better, but both designs have good-sounding options in your price bracket.
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I don't have a preference, I just want the best sounding cans. Right now, I'm thinkin either Sennheiser HD280 or Grado SR60
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by JoeUbi View Post
I don't have a preference, I just want the best sounding cans. Right now, I'm thinkin either Sennheiser HD280 or Grado SR60
Both of those are very good choices. The SR60s will be a lot more up-front with their presentation, you might go as far as to call it slightly harsh. the HD280's are a lot more laid-back.
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You can find a pair of HD555 for $100 on ANTonline.com

http://www.antonline.com/p_HD-555_284785.htm
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Originally Posted by JoeUbi View Post
I don't have a preference, I just want the best sounding cans. Right now, I'm thinkin either Sennheiser HD280 or Grado SR60
sennheiser hd280 is much better than sr60 in my opinion.

these headphones are very very nice (i like alot)
http://www.zzounds.com/cat--AKG-Headphones--2904

i also love these:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...nes?sku=240247

for very very cheap and decent pair:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...nes?sku=241030

u can get hd215 for 80 bucks
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...nes?sku=242418
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post #8 of 21
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Unfortunately, I'm on a strict budget of under $100 including shipping... So I think I'll probably go with the HD280s. I've had a pair in the past, but unfortunately forgot them in an Airport, they were great. HD-555s are tempting, but saving for college is more important even if it is only $10 difference. :'( Thanks for your help guys!
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeUbi View Post
Unfortunately, I'm on a strict budget of under $100 including shipping... So I think I'll probably go with the HD280s. I've had a pair in the past, but unfortunately forgot them in an Airport, they were great. HD-555s are tempting, but saving for college is more important even if it is only $10 difference. :'( Thanks for your help guys!
If you use GoogleCheckout at ANTOnline on the HD555s you can save $10

Just so you know
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post #10 of 21
I have a pair for sale. Everglide S-500's. I also have a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter I would include with them for free.

Review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Everglide/s500
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