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DaOneAndOnly
post Nov 2 2012, 03:19
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My Budget is under $90. (Use them for mainly music and occasional fps games)

Here are the headphones Iím considering to buy:

Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones, Black

Sennheiser HD 429 Headphones Black

Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Headphones

Could you guys tell me which of these sounds the best? (Usually listen to mainly pop and occasionally soft and rap)

(I don't listen to dubstep or other heavy bass needed music)


It'll be great if you give me other suggestions

Thanks! Sorry I'm Completely new to buying headphones

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Also if you have time which is better?

Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones Black VS

Audio-Technica ATHM50S Professional Monitor Headphones

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dhromed
post Nov 2 2012, 11:02
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I really advise against buying any pair of heaphones without trying a ton of them in the store.
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post Nov 2 2012, 13:41
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QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 2 2012, 06:02) *
I really advise against buying any pair of heaphones without trying a ton of them in the store.


If the stores near you are anything like the stores near me, their facilities for auditioning headphones are very poor. I've been buying well-reviewed headphones (mostly Sony, Audio Technica and Sennheiser) for years sight unseen with good results.

One key to this strategy involves the use of music players with built-in equalizers. The actual sound of headphones is very dependent on how your ears are made and sit on the side of your head. If you can't fine tune them to suit you, your options are terrifically limited.
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UncleGnarley
post Nov 2 2012, 21:33
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[/quote]One key to this strategy involves the use of music players with built-in equalizers. The actual sound of headphones is very dependent on how your ears are made and sit on the side of your head. If you can't fine tune them to suit you, your options are terrifically limited.
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I'll second this - The whole idea of upgrading your gear is to make music sound better to YOU! Who cares what the 'purists' say about equalization or any other signal processing for that matter.

To my ears, Sennheiser's sound is best. Tried Grado, Sony, Beats, AKG, and a bunch of others, and Sennheisers almost always win for me... I started with a pair of HD485's a few years ago and have purchased PX100's, HD595's, and ultimately HD600's. There was a notable difference as I worked my way up their lineup, but I was also upgrading my source and DAC/Amp equipment simultaneously.

With the right EQ settings on my PC, I can get the old HD485's to a point where I enjoy listening to them almost as much as the HD600's. I also borrowed some Grado SR80i from a friend, and could tweak those to near perfection as well... If you have a 7+ band EQ in your source, you can make any middle-line headphone sound awesome.

If your player doesnt' have this feature, check-out the Sandisk Sansa 4Gb player - sells on Amazon.com for about $40 and has a Micro-SD slot for expansion. Has a 7-band EQ and it plays ogg, FLAC, APE, and most other lossless/compressed formats. A very surprising little machine for the money.

Good luck and keep us posted!
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Posts in this topic
- DaOneAndOnly   Comparing Headphones Which Ones Are The Best? Suggestions?   Nov 2 2012, 03:19
- - A_Man_Eating_Duck   Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones, Black http://www.hea...   Nov 2 2012, 08:31
- - dhromed   I really advise against buying any pair of heaphon...   Nov 2 2012, 11:02
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 2 2012, 06:02) I rea...   Nov 2 2012, 13:41
|- - UncleGnarley   [/quote]One key to this strategy involves the use ...   Nov 2 2012, 21:33
- - SoNic67   Grado SR-60 will beat any Sennheiser in the ...   Nov 3 2012, 00:06
- - IgorC   Most of the time I tend to agree with this TOP lis...   Nov 3 2012, 02:02
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (IgorC @ Nov 2 2012, 21:02) Most of...   Nov 3 2012, 11:28
- - Glenn Gundlach   FWIW I bought a pair of these from Fry's for ...   Nov 3 2012, 09:50
- - arward72   Save some more money and purchase something decent...   Dec 11 2012, 00:28
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (arward72 @ Dec 10 2012, 18:28) Sav...   Dec 11 2012, 01:14
|- - DonP   QUOTE (arward72 @ Dec 10 2012, 18:28) unl...   Dec 11 2012, 21:34
- - greynol   Despite desperately needing a book on grammar for ...   Dec 11 2012, 01:59
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 11 2012, 01:59) he s...   Dec 11 2012, 09:07
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 10 2012, 19:59) Desp...   Dec 11 2012, 13:58
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Dec 11 2012, 04...   Dec 11 2012, 19:50
- - halb27   I have the cheap Superlux HD668B, and to me they a...   Dec 11 2012, 14:00
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (halb27 @ Dec 11 2012, 10:00) (whic...   Dec 11 2012, 14:15
- - halb27   It's a SR-202.   Dec 11 2012, 16:49
- - extrabigmehdi   This thread is getting a bit old, but on the 90...   Dec 11 2012, 17:37
- - Kohlrabi   I personally can recommend the KRK Systems KNS 640...   Dec 11 2012, 17:41
- - extrabigmehdi   At least don't buy the low end of sennheiser, ...   Dec 11 2012, 19:35
- - Rotareneg   My suggestion? Koss PortaPro.   Dec 12 2012, 00:07
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (Rotareneg @ Dec 11 2012, 23:07) My...   Dec 12 2012, 03:37
- - lisag   You reeealllly should try headphones out in person...   Dec 20 2012, 17:46
- - UncleMcFlac   QUOTE (DaOneAndOnly @ Nov 2 2012, 03:19) ...   Jan 29 2013, 21:32
- - JunkieXL   Shure SRH 440 $99 on the dot If you don...   Jan 29 2013, 22:05


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