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Best Headphones (~$200) for listening to music - not gaming.

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hi. I am looking for a new pair of headphones, around ~$200. They will be used mainly for listening to music. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 18
I recommend JVC HARX900 they are REALLY high quality and the best bang for buck under $100-$150 if you feel like saving some cash, if money you really wanna spend that much, look into a nice pair of sennheisers.
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I recommend JVC HARX900 they are REALLY high quality and the best bang for buck under $100-$150 if you feel like saving some cash, if money you really wanna spend that much, look into a nice pair of sennheisers.
actually, I was looking at those ^, or the 595s. My only concern is the amount of noise bleed.
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I recommend JVC HARX900 they are REALLY high quality and the best bang for buck under $100-$150 if you feel like saving some cash, if money you really wanna spend that much, look into a nice pair of sennheisers.
The Rx700/900's are great choices, but at $200 bucks, he can do better.

What kind of music do you listen to? What are you going to drive these 'phones with? And do you have an amplifier?
Oh, and do you prefer closed or open headphones?
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post #5 of 18
i have some 900's and unless your really cranking it(ears are bleeding) they make almost no noise at all once they on your head.
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If you're going to spend the money on headphones, you need to also spend the money on a headphone amp or a sound card with a built in amp. If not, you won't notice a difference from your $200 headphones vs. a pair for $80-$100.
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If you're going to spend the money on headphones, you need to also spend the money on a headphone amp or a sound card with a built in amp. If not, you won't notice a difference from your $200 headphones vs. a pair for $80-$100.
going to listen to lossless music on my ipod.
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also, what about the HD 280 Pros? JW because newegg has a deal where if you buy it with a new ipod touch it is only $30 dollars.
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Yeah man, just like skitzograg said, you will tell no difference without an amp with $200 cans. an ipod puts out almost no mA and so some cans that don't require amplifying would be more practical.like 50-100 buck headphones.
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Yeah man, just like skitzograg said, you will tell no difference without an amp with $200 cans. an ipod puts out almost no mA and so some cans that don't require amplifying would be more practical.like 50-100 buck headphones.
so what is a headphone amp?
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