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Hey guys, I am in need of a new headphones. I originally use the Sony MDR, but one of the ear (right) has stopped working. When I mean by that, there's no audio. I've continued to use it over the years, but finally decided its time to upgrade.

I've been reading around a lot rave about the Sennheiser series. So I did a little research of my own and found them very likable. One set I really like was the Sennheiser HD201 series.

As for my usage, I use my headphone for computer (listening to streamcast sports, watching movies, playing games) and my I-Pod. I am looking to spend no more than $30.

Thanks for any input.
post #2 of 11
Have you checked your headphones with other devices?
post #3 of 11
I like Koss PortaPros. Some online places will sell them for $30 shipped. I like the edition sold by BestBuy, with a cloth cord and black transducers (most have blue color and rubber cable). The headband clamps pretty strongly which increases bass and the headphones stay on well even in the gym, but it gets fatiguing eventually. I bent its headband a little.


Sennheiser HD201 sounds pretty good after breaking in. But the comfort is pretty primitive. The ear touches hard plastic. This often gets painful/irritating after a while. The 10 ft long cord also gets in the way all the time.
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I really like my Sennheiser HD 201 headphones. Just started getting them to "break in". If you want something good and cheap I would suggest looking at the HD 201 or HD 202.
     
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The Senn 202s would be a good choice for your needs. Though if you want a little better quality these PX 200s are nice and the Grado SR60s are fantastic if you dont mind open cans. You might be able to find better prices if you shop around some. I tested out the Grados a couple weeks ago and was impressed.
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Yes, and I still get the same results.

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Originally Posted by Aden Florian View Post
Have you checked your headphones with other devices?


Good choices but they're beyond my budget. Its not like I need a "top of the line" headphone or anything. Just something good that will last me a while for my use.

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Originally Posted by ericld View Post
The Senn 202s would be a good choice for your needs. Though if you want a little better quality these PX 200s are nice and the Grado SR60s are fantastic if you dont mind open cans. You might be able to find better prices if you shop around some. I tested out the Grados a couple weeks ago and was impressed.
Looks like its comes down to the 201 and the 202. I'll flip a coin.


Thanks and rep'd to all those who replied.
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Sony MDR-XD200 you won't be dissappointed.
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post #8 of 11

I recommend you get the Sennheiser HD 201s

They are very good for the price.

IF you are willing to spend a little bit more you can get JVCHARX700 VERY good headphones for the price.


Hope i helped. Goodluck!
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If you like bass and don't mind spending 38$ get the HARX700.

If not then HD201.
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I like Koss PortaPros. Some online places will sell them for $30 shipped. I like the edition sold by BestBuy, with a cloth cord and black transducers (most have blue color and rubber cable). The headband clamps pretty strongly which increases bass and the headphones stay on well even in the gym, but it gets fatiguing eventually. I bent its headband a little.


Sennheiser HD201 sounds pretty good after breaking in. But the comfort is pretty primitive. The ear touches hard plastic. This often gets painful/irritating after a while. The 10 ft long cord also gets in the way all the time.
+1 for the PortaPros. I have the PortaPro Jr. and I have been very happy with that. I was actually very surprised at how good the sound was that came out of them. I had purchased these before reading the article below. Mind you this review is over ten years old but it still worth it. The site actually has some good info on headphones so look around.

http://www.goodcans.com/HeadphoneReviews/porta.htm


Edited by bfe_vern - 1/16/11 at 8:37am
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