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bumpn_gt
12-05-2005, 10:17 PM
I am looking for the best sounding headphones on the market today. I need the big bulky ones for home and also earbuds for the gym. I have owned the sony ex71's which I really liked, but have had problems with each set I have owned. I would like to spend $150 or less for the earbuds. BTW, I have had the Shure e3 & e4's and have had better fart sounds than these things produce.....just personal opinion I guess......

For the actual headphones, I am looking to spend $400 or less........I listen to all kinds of music......but NO country (lol)

Looking for opinions from people that have actually owned them.....

Thanks!

Beat_Dominator
12-06-2005, 01:28 PM
I love my AKG K501's for any music strong in the midband. If you find some reviews they all pretty much agree that these are among the most natural cans in the midrange. Much less coloration than Senns will give you. They are a bit weak in the sub-bass so metal/rap/techno are not the best types of music for them.

If you want something a little stonger in the sub-bass the Grado RA-1 is a good choice, as are HD600's and AKG 250M's.

bumpn_gt
12-06-2005, 02:13 PM
^^^^^^^^
hey retard, notice I said best headphones!!!! Then said $150 for the earbuds (completely different topic)......so once you can read....then bring your worthless *** back and try again...

req
12-06-2005, 02:26 PM
look into sennheiser HD655's - i have a set and they are freakin sweet, but i do NOT know what "best available" ones are.

if you are going to go that route, you better have a 2~5wpc tube amp for your headphones. *enters jack*

Eugenics
12-06-2005, 04:23 PM
^^^^^^^^
hey retard, notice I said best headphones!!!! Then said $150 for the earbuds (completely different topic)......so once you can read....then bring your worthless *** back and try again...


the fact still hasn't changed that you can't affoard the best, if you could you wouldn't be driving a ****** *** grandam

bumpn_gt
12-06-2005, 05:22 PM
I own a cadillac and the grand am.......and as you can see, the grand am is 90% custom......this has been enough time wasted on you.....good bye

bumpn_gt
12-06-2005, 05:24 PM
look into sennheiser HD655's - i have a set and they are freakin sweet, but i do NOT know what "best available" ones are.

if you are going to go that route, you better have a 2~5wpc tube amp for your headphones. *enters jack*


okay, maybe not the "BEST", but top of the line for music lovers like me.......


keep the req's coming! Thanks to all so far!!!

FoxPro5
12-06-2005, 05:26 PM
I own a cadillac and the grand am.......and as you can see, the grand am is 90% custom......this has been enough time wasted on you.....good bye

Don't **** with guys from Wisconnie Eugenics:eyebrow:

Eugenics
12-06-2005, 05:28 PM
Don't **** with guys from Wisconnie Eugenics:eyebrow:



very intimidating

it gets annoying as **** when everyone wants the 'best' there is no best, and if there was you couldn't affoard it

i'll be waiting to see sennheiser's orpheus next to your '90%' custom car

destruction
12-06-2005, 06:00 PM
i had the bose quiet comfort 2's


LOVED THEM

LoudCrownVic
12-06-2005, 06:05 PM
Jntar has a pair of Shure e4c's for 200.

Vic Firth monitor phones are supposed to be good...

bumpn_gt
12-08-2005, 09:15 PM
I love my AKG K501's for any music strong in the midband. If you find some reviews they all pretty much agree that these are among the most natural cans in the midrange. Much less coloration than Senns will give you. They are a bit weak in the sub-bass so metal/rap/techno are not the best types of music for them.

If you want something a little stonger in the sub-bass the Grado RA-1 is a good choice, as are HD600's and AKG 250M's.


any review I read it says that the hd600s are good for classical music......I need something with a broad spectrum of musical reprecussion (sp?)

eisenhower
12-10-2005, 02:41 PM
sennheiser 650's are arguably the best there are. check out www.headphone.com for reviews and what not. But, spending tons of $$$ on headphones is useless unless you have a good source (NOT an ipod). Earbuds should be fine for portable use, just dont expect to be blown away if you use the 650's with a walkman.

VOA_NIGHTMARE
12-10-2005, 02:51 PM
I heard them bose ones are very good as well when i was searching for some price on ebay is not to bad and the reviews have been great from what i have read.

What about them custom ones that someone was selling on here with the soda cans. And the bass shakers lol

Eugenics
12-10-2005, 03:08 PM
the bose headphones with noise cancelation are really nice, not bad for 300, i sure liked em

VOA_NIGHTMARE
12-10-2005, 03:19 PM
the bose headphones with noise cancelation are really nice, not bad for 300, i sure liked em

I have watched them on ebay go for around 150-200 most of the time

UndercoverPunk
12-10-2005, 03:36 PM
To quote another forum memeber.

"No highs, no lows, must be Bose."

Eugenics
12-10-2005, 04:32 PM
... thats great, if only we were talking about stereo systems that would matter

eisenhower
12-10-2005, 05:37 PM
Bose is WAY overpriced. Those 150$ triport sound worse than my sennheiser 212pros. The quiet comforts are a joke, for 300$ they should at least sound decent, but they dont, way too muddy and murky.

joetama
12-11-2005, 03:18 AM
To quote another forum memeber.

"No highs, no lows, must be Bose."

**** did i tell you that? Cause I always say that!!! Sony MDR-7506 for closed headphones or Sennheiser HD-580 or HD-600 for open. Everything else is crap.

JimJ
12-11-2005, 12:53 PM
Buy
Other
Sound
Equipment

Baiting
Oblivious
Suckers
Everyday

;)


Everything else is crap.

I wouldn't call Grado RS-1's "crap", but to each their own :D

UndercoverPunk
12-11-2005, 12:57 PM
**** did i tell you that? Cause I always say that!!! Sony MDR-7506 for closed headphones or Sennheiser HD-580 or HD-600 for open. Everything else is crap.

Yes, I bit that line from you.

eisenhower
12-11-2005, 08:02 PM
The grado stuff has a very unique sound signature that you either love or dont. They are either impactful and fun, or thin and trebly depending how you look at it. I like the laid back sound of senns more. Im about to pick up a pair of HD555's for x-mas. Hopefully they'll be good unamped.

Defconx3
12-11-2005, 10:22 PM
look into sennheiser HD655's - i have a set and they are freakin sweet, but i do NOT know what "best available" ones are.

if you are going to go that route, you better have a 2~5wpc tube amp for your headphones. *enters jack*

Yep, sennheiser hd655's kick ***.

eisenhower
12-12-2005, 06:09 PM
Yep, sennheiser hd655's kick ***.

wtf is a hd655?? dont you mean hd650? either way, yes. But you have to wary, because with headphones this detailed, any flaw in the recordings or from your source or headphone amp will be very noticeable.