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Old 12-13-2011, 05:49 PM
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Talking Headphone help/suggestions!

hey guys! I was wondering if you could help me purchase my first set of quality headphones. Since Christmas is coming up i'm looking to spend 100$ max for a decent pair of headphones, additional information about what music I listen to etc etc is here - My musical preference is or what I usually listen to daily is mostly Electronic/Dance music so that pretty much includes Dubstep, Dance, Club, and etc. I listen to hiphop alot too! I'm going to be using these headphones walking to school and for the computer, and just for casual uses on the train etc etc, thanks a lot in advanced, and happy holidays !
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Price Range : 0 - 100$
Type : Headphones
Closed Style : Stronger Bass / Noise isolation
Primary Location Of Use : Mostly computer, walking to school, on the train but mostly at home!
Preferable SQ or Sound Signature : BASS HEAD!
Media : Electronic Music Dubstep and Hip Hop
Source : Computer, Phone

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:02 PM
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Just not enough there to get any meaningful suggestions. Why don't you take a look here and edit that info into your first post. That way you won't have to spend a lot of time later explaining what you need.

BTW there's lot's of "help me find headphones" threads already. As you think about what you need you may want to search this subforum. There's a good chance you'll find something you may want to ask more questions about.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:47 PM
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You need to decide your form factor first too. IEM, or full sized headphone.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:56 PM
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You need to decide your form factor first too. IEM, or full sized headphone.
Full sized :3!
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:39 PM
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If I were spending $100 right now it would be on the best Sony DB I could afford or the audio technica ws55...I think that's the model. Basically whatever AT you pick in that range is decent. There were some good ultrasone deals not too long ago too.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:03 PM
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If you want an extra bass headphone, you should check out the Sony XB500 and XB700. These are quite large though. The JVC HAM750 and HARX700 are also headphones you should check out. The HARX700 is too large for most to walk around with though. The JVC HAS600 has strong bass and is relatively compact. Perhaps you could get the JVC HAS600 ($30) for portable use, and the Sony XB500($50), XB700($80), or JVC RX700($40) for home use.

If you want a more neutral headphone and not one that is very bassy, then go for the Sony V6 or Sennheiser HD280pro. The V6 is much more compact than the HD280pro.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:07 PM
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I liked the ham750 also. good build, more compact than the xb series...and they look kinda cool without being tacky.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:26 PM
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I liked the ham750 also. good build, more compact than the xb series...and they look kinda cool without being tacky.
I own these, they really kick azz!!!
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:05 PM
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If you want an extra bass headphone, you should check out the Sony XB500 and XB700. These are quite large though. The JVC HAM750 and HARX700 are also headphones you should check out. The HARX700 is too large for most to walk around with though. The JVC HAS600 has strong bass and is relatively compact. Perhaps you could get the JVC HAS600 ($30) for portable use, and the Sony XB500($50), XB700($80), or JVC RX700($40) for home use.

If you want a more neutral headphone and not one that is very bassy, then go for the Sony V6 or Sennheiser HD280pro. The V6 is much more compact than the HD280pro.
My best bet is between the HAM750's and the Sony XB700's, do you know which one is better? thanks!
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I had the XB700, I have the HA-M700. I sold the Sony, I kept the jvc.
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I had the jvc and a set of xb500...sold them both but want the Sony back. Neither is better, they are just different. Its a preference.
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The XB500 is better than BOTH actually, the XB700 isn't.
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The XB500 is better than BOTH actually, the XB700 isn't.
Which one would you prefer if your music taste is dubstep/electronic 500's or 700's? I was going to go with the 700's since it said extra bass lol..
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THe XB700 is huge, as it has 50mm drivers, and huge earpads. The XB500 is quite a bit smaller as it has 40mm drivers. On the XB700 the bass is boosted, however the lower midrange isn't boosted much. On the XB500 the lower midrange is also boosted, so vocals might sound too warm. On headphone.com you can see the frequency response charts for these.

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