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Best headphones for under $150?

Post by Joejoe347 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:00 pm

I have Grado sr60s. They were about $65 and offer good sound except in the higher treble sounds. Right for something lighter I have a $20 sony on-ear monitor headphones that offer fine sound for the price.

I was just wondering if anybody can offer anything better than the Grados and the sonys under $150-$175.
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Post by Pentagram.J2 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:37 pm

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Post by MrBlip » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:38 pm

I got tired of expensive headsets. In my experience they're all either really shitty quality (breaks, ears go out) with great sound or great quality with shit sound. You'll have to go with high quality headphones + a high quality mic separate if you want something worth the money.

I've had this headset for several years now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6826158082

Nothing special but it sounds good, mic is clear, and it's been dropped repeatedly and never broken. You'll probably be paying an extra $10 or some shit because it has the name fatal1ty tied on it for some dumb fucking reason.
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Re: Best headphones for under $150?

Post by pepper » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:41 pm

i just got sennheiser 280s for around 60 bucks and they are the shit
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065BPB
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Post by Joejoe347 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:14 pm

JSYK I'm not looking for a headset with a mic. I have a Logitch G35 for that and I would highly recommend it. As for sennheiser I have heard good things so I guess I'll check them out.
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Re: Best headphones for under $150?

Post by Joejoe347 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:21 pm

pepper wrote:i just got sennheiser 280s for around 60 bucks and they are the shit
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065BPB
I don't have to be limited to a 1/4 inch adapter with these do I?
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Post by pepper » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:31 pm

Joejoe347 wrote:
pepper wrote:i just got sennheiser 280s for around 60 bucks and they are the shit
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065BPB
I don't have to be limited to a 1/4 inch adapter with these do I?
i don't believe so, you can replace it i'm pretty sure
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Re: Best headphones for under $150?

Post by jermm » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:16 pm

I'm using closed Sennheiser 448s (bought for ~$70 referb), which I use in loud areas (bus mostly), and open Koss KSC75 (~$13, but they last me maybe 6 months), which I use most of the time.

I'm also thinking of getting some in-ear headphones, my brother has some of the low-end ultimate ears and they sounded good for the few minutes I had them in, mostly so I don't have to carry the large 448s when I want to take public transit without taking a bag.
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Re: Best headphones for under $150?

Post by MrBlip » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:19 pm

Joejoe347 wrote:JSYK I'm not looking for a headset with a mic
Those are called head phones.
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Re: Best headphones for under $150?

Post by Joejoe347 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:31 pm

MrBlip wrote:
Joejoe347 wrote:JSYK I'm not looking for a headset with a mic
Those are called head phones.
I know...
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Re: Best headphones for under $150?

Post by MrBlip » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:56 pm

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Re: Best headphones for under $150?

Post by Total Newbie » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:12 am

http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/epcomp.html

I personally have the ER4-P btw.
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Re: Best headphones for under $150?

Post by untamed » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:59 pm

Do you prefer open or closed back?

IMO, definitely go for Sennheiser, I have HD650 and they're awesome, especially with a decent amp. I also had the HD555 and they were great too (both are open back). Although it'll be best to try and find a shop where you can demo them.
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Post by Joejoe347 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:13 pm

Open means you leak sound right? That's what I have on my Grados. Other people can here my music all the time so that can be annoying so most likely I would like closed.
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Re: Best headphones for under $150?

Post by untamed » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:31 pm

Yep, open means that the speaker isn't sealed, which allows for a more accurate and (arguably) better sound/experience, however like you said, it also means that background noise can seep in and others may be able to hear what you're listening to.

More info:
http://hifiheadphones.co.uk/headphone-t ... -back.html and http://hifiheadphones.co.uk/headphone-t ... -back.html

Most manufacturers offer both types, so it'll probably be best to decide which type you want before you start looking at different manufactures and models. And like I said, try to find a shop that will offer some demos.
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