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Hey guys, I'm looking for a pair of portable headphones (not in-ear or earbud) that is comfortable, doesn't have much isolation and can be powered by my Zune HD. I listen to various types of music: country, pop, classical, electronic, rock, and others but I'd say I want something with a good bit of bass that is not overwhelming.

Currently, I'm considering the Denon D1100, Creative Aurvana Live! and the Sennheiser HD238. Let me know if you've any other suggestions or if not, which ones out of the above three are the "best"? No Grados please. Thanks!

Budget is $150 max.
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Off the top of my head, you could go with ATH-M50's or AD700's.

If you are more focused on portability, you may want to check out the Koss Port Pro's (great cheap headphones).
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+Rep to Bedo.

Anyone else?

The AD700 isn't really being considered though since I already have an HD595. Portability (well, more like the ability to put it around my neck and still be able to move my head) is the biggest concern followed by comfort and sound.

Ordered myself a refurbished HD238 from Amazon for $25.99 so suggestions are still valid.
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post #5 of 5

You might like the

. They're at the top of your budget, and im not sure how portable they are but they seem to fit your ticket. They're pretty crisp, without rumbly bass.

Something else you might consider are the they seem to be a little more portable and $20 cheaper. Again, they have a little punch in the bass but not overpowering and they're nice for the price.
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