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I've been wanting some higher end new headphones for my iPad, Computer, and occasionally my phone. Mostly music, ranging from Rap to Metal and of course, no country. Also for movies when I stream to the iPad. I'd also use them on my computer for when I want to listen to music.

Now I work at BestBuy and I've got a good discount and I've messed with the Beats by Dre Pro's and liked them. I also get a very good discount on them.

What would you suggest in the 200-300 range, keeping it closer to 200 of course.
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are supposed to have a more aggressive sound, good for rock and guitar, and also have good bass.

sound good all around imo. They are very neutral and have balanced highs, mids, and lows, at least to my ear. Many find a bit lacking in bass, but I find it to be enough. You can modify HD555s to be very similar to 595s, so you may want to consider this.

They are a different price bracket but supposedly good and get recommended a lot. I have never heard them.

There are many others, but those come to mind. I wouldnt go with Beats... they are not nearly worth the cost.
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Even if i'm getting them for, lets say, 50% off?
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post #4 of 12
Well, if you like them, then buy it. BUT make sure you've tried other headphones in the same price range.

You can always go to head-fi and ask.
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post #5 of 12
Check my sig blog post, that should help you.
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post #6 of 12
50% off... maybe. I don't really like the beats very much. The bass is certianly loud, however to me it doesn't sound very crisp when it should. Also the mids and highs on the Beats don't sound good. What may end up happening is you find them good for rap but not metal.

Those are my opinions, your mileage may vary.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by canoners View Post
You can always go to head-fi and ask.
Head-fi is a great place for headphones, maybe the best. However they might try to talk you into higher priced headphones, and a amp/dac
Edited by Xazen - 3/16/11 at 10:55pm
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post #8 of 12
Use your employee discount to OMS something off the site. Thing is, most of the headphones we (fellow best buy worker here) sell are sold cheaper on amazon or the like, even with our discount.
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post #9 of 12
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They are still cheaper with discount. and i do like the look of the beats. Most of the reviews i'd read say they are great for the average use. which is what i am. If i dont like them i can always return em'
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xazen View Post
Head-fi is a great place for headphones, maybe the best. However many there represent the extreme of the audiophile community and don't find any headphone below $600s to be quality...
that is not true
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