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Hi guys, I'm looking for a new set of headphones in the $100 range to replace my Sennheiser 205s. It would be used on my computer, and with my music player (Cowon A3 or S9, still to be decided.) I listen mostly to Rock/Metal, and don't know much about headphones except the recommendation from a friend to get Sennheiser. Any leads would be appreciated.

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Are you looking for Bass and isolation for your metal (Drums etc) or do you want great soundstage and fuller highs for the sick guitar riffs? (Want Closed or Open headphones basically)

All Closed: (I don't really know any opens in this range sorry)

Sennheiser HD 212 Pro
If you also listen to bass as well as metal, I have the Sennheiser HD 212 Pro's and they're pretty good for the money.
A lot of people said they lack highs but I don't think this is too prominent.
The bass is pretty kick-ass too, not too muddy but a nice punch if you're driving them right.
Removable Cord for easy replacement, can be driven off of MP3 player, but works better with an amp. (Either Dedicated Headphone amp, Your Receiver, or a portable like the Fiio E5 to look at the cheap end.
I use a Fiio E5 when out of the house, it gets the job done by pumping the volume and driving the bass better off my iPod. (Which I use a direct line-out dock adapter with)

Audio Technica ATH-ES7
Pretty similar to the 212's only with greater highs and less bass. (IMO)
Are more "stylish" as far as headphones go but the rubber headband can yank your hair out sometimes.

AKG K18
Haven't listened to them myself, but from what I've heard they are the BassMonsters for their price range.


See if you can go into a store and try them all, that's always THE best way to find the headphone that's right for you.

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Quick question $150.00 BEST I CAN GET PLEASE!!! LOL
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Quick question $150.00 BEST I CAN GET PLEASE!!! LOL
not sure there is with the information you provided
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not sure there is with the information you provided
LOL I was just being lazy. I am looking for the very best headphone I can get in the 150 range. The primary use is for gaming. Sorry for being lazy I just got done with a double graveyard/morning shift.
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While the better highs of open headphone is alluring, the sound bleeding isn't. I'd plan to share my headphones with my music player, and when I'm on a bus, sound getting in would annoy me, and music getting out would annoy others...

The Technica ATH-ES7 seems like a good advocate though.

My dad said he might take me to a J&R music store, so surely I'll be able to try out a bunch of stuff. Thanks for the suggestions, Aus.
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Frenchie, what's your budget?

How are you going to use this? [Answered]
Music tastes?

All three are important.
Tbh, I think you'll be better off with canalphones / IEM's as it'll give you better isolation.
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Update me adding Denon C551's?

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