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corsair HS1

best headphones ever
not a headset, headphones
post #12 of 37
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corsair HS1

best headphones ever
best HEADSET ever.

And no, don't get the corsairs.

You should be looking at the Grados, the Audio Technica AD-700's and the HD555's from Senn.
post #13 of 37
Senn HD280s do the job very well. I got them for $82 on eBay.
post #14 of 37
, pair them with a cheap sound card then easily mod them and they are beautiful!
post #15 of 37
Senn 555 or for a little more the 595.
post #16 of 37
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i dont really like on ear i really like closed headphones
Then for $100 you won't get any better than the circumaural Senns.

Grado - Open, prone to losing sound if you're in noisy environments, has best sound because sound needs to travel
Senns - Circumaural, goes over the ear and isolates sound, no as good as open IMO
AD700 - Open, same like Grado but I've never heard them so can't really comment on them, only heard Grados & Senns
Earbuds (AKA IEM) - isolates sound totally, very expensive, $200+ for a good set
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post #17 of 37

Okay, the majority of the posts in this thread, they don't really know what their talking about and are throwing out random recommendations in hopes for rep.

First, I'll talk about why you don't want these mentioned cans:
Grados: Sound good for the price, but since you said "hip hop, rap, some rock" they have no bass for rap and hip hop, and also since you said "will be mainly using them with my iphone for school" they are not portable by any stretch of the imagination.

Senn hd555/595: No bass, boring headphones, leak lots of sound, polar opposite of portable. They are good for classical music. This forum likes to blindly recommend them.

Ad700s: Good for gaming. Not portability or rock/rap/hip.

Hd280s: I had these and gave them away. They isolate well and have good clarity, but are uncomfortable and have a boring frequency response since they are made for mixing(read: no bass).

Now, the decent recommendations in this thread:
Ath-m50s - I've heard these from a friend who had them. Decently portable and do well with the genres you want.

I'll toss in a suggestion of my own to think about, AKG k81dj

They have a portable design and should good sound characteristics for your needs.
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post #18 of 37
I think the ATH-M50 will suit you well. I listen to them just as much as I listen to my HD600. I love them both the same.
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post #19 of 37
^

What is said above, the amount of crappy advice in this thread is far >9000.
Other peeps, please don't talk out of your ass really.

Anyway, a couple of very good options:

Alienware Ozma 5 (OEM'ed Ultrasone HFI-550 / HFI-580 / DJ1 [All are the same headphone])

~$115 US shipped (factoring in shipping + currency fees. No customs fees due to NAFTA)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Alienware-OZMA-5...#ht_2457wt_902

Or

Audio Technica M50 ($108.79)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Audio-Technica-A...#ht_5135wt_901

Comparison of the two:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...i-580-vs-sr-80

I'd personally go the Alienware cuz it's better sounding + better 'looks'.
post #20 of 37
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Sennheiser HD280PRO or Shure SRH440 Studio
No.


The 280Pro and SRH440 are recording headphones. Which means the frequency response is completely neutral, resulting in little bass. They also do nothing to mask flaws in the recordings, so things like sibilants ("s" sounds) if not fixed by the audio engineer will feel like your brain is being pulled out by your ears with a rusty hook.


Having tried both, I wouldn't recommend either to anyone, regardless of their tastes in music, because you'll likely end up having to remaster your entire music library.


Go with the HD 555s. The SR-80i's have excellent bass, but it might be a little too clean for your music tastes.
    
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