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I love my Grado SR60s, but they get old. Sound quality is always important, but I'm looking for something with absolutely stunning bass. Overpowering, even. I love the sound of the sub (which really is overpowering) in my car, and if I could get that same thing in a set of headphones, that would be great. I'd like to keep it under $100. Right now, I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD 212 Pros. Opinions?

I have a Receiver and an Amp (Adcom GTP-600 and an Adcom GFA-535 II), and a sound card. I listen to a lot of heavy bass rap, some dubstep, and some older rock (ACDC, G&R, Aerosmith, The Doors, etc.)
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Senn hd555 for quality

Sony mdr xb for bass
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Stunning, car bass....I guess you have to go with AT M50.

XB500/700 = TOO MUCH BASS imo

HD555 = Don't expect any sub bass.

I like how a lot of people on audio forum recommend random headphone despite what the OP states. Either I see HD555 or M50 get recommended, but the M50 really works in your case(heavy, deep bass).
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I went to demo the M50s at a local audio place today. They sounded great, but were also pretty expensive (cheapest online is $110). I suppose I could go for it, but is there anything else you guys would recommend?
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sorry to thread-hijack lol but im in the market for some also, i have the beats by dre studio and tour currently and i love the bass on the studio but i want more like the op

anyones i should look into? and op were the m50s bass heavy?? i want them to sound like a 15inch fi btl subwoofer in my head
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They weren't (IMO) very SPL like, if you know what I mean. Not boomy and super loud. They did hit REALLY low, and sounded a lot more SQ based.
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ehh, i have some bose ae2 for sql i was looking more for spl someone on ocn told me these are good but i want some more opinions =/

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Stunning, car bass....I guess you have to go with AT M50.

XB500/700 = TOO MUCH BASS imo

HD555 = Don't expect any sub bass.

I like how a lot of people on audio forum recommend random headphone despite what the OP states. Either I see HD555 or M50 get recommended, but the M50 really works in your case(heavy, deep bass).
So true.

I actually found the base in the ATH-M50s to be a bit heavy for my tastes (however that also pertains to my musical selection).
Nevertheless they really do pop when you need 'em to in that respect - my Daft Punk collection never sounded so amazing
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I really don't know much about headphones (not really my thing atm), but I just bought a KOSS PRO DJ 100 and it sounds great. It has impressive mids, crisp highs, and great bass for my taste(I listen to trance, DnB, electronica, etc.). Retails for $80. Get it from J&R for $80 shipped, no tax.
Edited by FearSC549 - 2/2/11 at 5:40pm
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