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reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:51 pm
by clegg
With so many out there I don't know what to choose. All I'm looking for is comfortable headphones I can use at home which will give me good quality sounds when using my synth/sequencer/drum machine, etc. Nothing to be used for professional use, but something that will sound decent.

I'd like to spend less than 100$ if possible.

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:05 pm
by madtheory
You can't go wrong with Sennheiser, although the new KRK are amazingly good for the price. Spend the full $100, you won't regret it.

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:08 pm
by krzeppa
madtheory wrote:You can't go wrong with Sennheiser, although the new KRK are amazingly good for the price. Spend the full $100, you won't regret it.
+1....I say spend the full $100 and get the Sennheiser HD280s.....I love mine and wouldn't trade them for anything.

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:06 pm
by c-level
i rather like my shure sh440s, rugged, decent bass, sometimes a bit uncomfy tho

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:42 pm
by Hair
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Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:19 pm
by madtheory
Wow, that's detailed. But a bit too much hifi speak in there. I think this is better:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan10/a ... phones.htm

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:14 pm
by clegg
Great. Thanks for the info. Forgot to mention, I'm Canadian, and as with everything else, apparently headphones are marked up quote a bit when compared to the US. It seems like if I want something decent I'll have to spend a little more.

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:59 am
by dubold
get the Sennheiser HD280s
agreed, I have a pair and like 'em. I think they are pretty low impedance, as they get astonishingly loud plugged into the macbook, let alone going through an amp. I find them pretty comfortable, even for longish periods of time.

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:51 pm
by garranimal
In defense of skull candy (gaudy and kitschy as they may be), their earbuds are excellent outside the studio w/ iPod etc, and I'm-cheap-and-can-only-spend-$0-to-$25.

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:41 pm
by Shleed
Beats are another one to avoid.

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:23 pm
by clegg
Thanks again. I'm going to be purchasing the Sennheiser HD280s. 130$ + tx can. was the cheapest I found them at through amazon.ca

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:59 am
by fh991586
I got lucky enough to score some Pacemaker headphones a couple months ago when Moog Audio was doing a sale, and I must say it was a steal for $20!

I don't think it's sold anymore (very few info about it on the web), but if you see some old new stock lying around, you can jump on it for a cheap efficient set.

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:03 am
by Jay944
Akg k240 or audio technica hm-50 (iirc).

My personnal favorites.

Re: reasonably priced headphones?

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:32 pm
by Cruel Hoax
I'm gonna go ahead and chime in with a recommendation for the Sennheiser HD280s. Nice 'n durable, good sound without being over-hyped.

I'd advise against Dre Beats except for pleasure listening. They make everything sound nice. While composing your music, you don't want your monitors to sound "nice," you want 'em to reveal flaws. Thewrefore HD280s over Beats and -in my opinion- over Sony MDR7506s also. The Sonys are quite hyped in the bass and treble, and tend to make things sound more "hi-fi".

I say this having owned all of the headphones I'm talking about.

The AKGs are nice for mixing, but don't use those open-back cans for tracking.


-Hoax