What Kind of Headphones for Under 150?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by grass132456, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. grass132456


    Sep 12, 2011
    Hey guys, sorry to be annoying or something, but I'm still looking for some headphones that would be the best for me.

    I'm looking for casual headphones, over ear (on ear is ok too), and increased bass frequency. I don't want headphones that are more for mixing and monitoring because their frequencies are too flat for me. I tried my friend's ATH-M50's and I didn't feel like the bass was projected too well, but after all, it is a monitoring headphone.

    Can you guys give me some solid choices on some headphones for under 150? Thanks :p
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

  3. Montana Jim

    Montana Jim

    Jan 7, 2006
    Sennheiser HD 280 pro's. They are about $100. They sound awesome, and the nice thing about them is that if the cord gets damaged, you can simply replace it - rather than having to purchase another set of headphones...
  4. grass132456


    Sep 12, 2011
    Sorry, but aren't the HD280's monitoring headphones? aka less bass?
  5. OriginalSnub


    Aug 19, 2009
    Dayton, OH
    I don't think the 280's have a detachable cord.
  6. Montana Jim

    Montana Jim

    Jan 7, 2006
    This is from their official description:

    Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Studio Monitoring Headphones Features:
    Professional-quality studio monitor headphones you can use for mixing, recording DJing, and any other critical listening
    Thick, widely spaced earcups offer exceptional comfort while providing you with a staggering 32dB of acoustical isolation
    Linear frequency response gives you the accuracy and detail you need to make serious mixing decisions
    Lightweight plastic and neodymium-magnet drivers add extra comfort without sacrificing quality
    Swiveling earpieces allow single-ear monitoring
    Folding design makes storage and transportation easy
    Detachable cable and replaceable earcups allow for convenient servicing and maintenance
    Included adapter allow you use your HD 280 PRO headphones with both 1/4" and 1/8" headphone jacks
    Simply one of the best bang-for-the-buck headphones available - a great value!
  7. OriginalSnub


    Aug 19, 2009
    Dayton, OH
    Looked up the manual. The cord can be replaced, but you have to take ear piece apart.
    Not too bad, but not as easy as some others. Then again not many in that price range
    are replaceable, as far as I've seen.
  8. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Pittsburgh area
    I think that you'd want a monitor headphone so that you get good, accurate response across the spectrum. You can find some some headphones that play certain parts of the spectrum well, but I'd rather have one that plays as much of it as good as I can get it.
    I use AKG and have always found them satisfactory.Since how a headphone sounds is partially based on how it couples with your ears, you'll have to do your own listening and see what works for you.
  9. BowserBass


    Jan 18, 2012
    nope....lotsa bass...hyper bass
  10. Grado Labs,
  11. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Pittsburgh area
    Headphones will never have the hyper-bass! I've heard most top-level headphones and none of them have enough output or true low-end bass. Below 200 Hz a lot of what you perceive comes through bone conduction and headphones don't have the muscle shake your bones.
  12. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    I've always loved AKGs for bass, and they've served me well for project studio mixing too. My K271's have lasted for years and years, been stepped on, accidentally yanked across the floor, and they're even good for smacking myself in the face from time to time (the old go to put them on without realizing the cable is caught on something and they slip out of my hand on one side, spring-loaded, usually right next to my eye)... but they never fail to sound great. Pretty good fatigue factor, too.

    Amazon.com: AKG K271MKII Closed Back Circumaural Headphones: Electronics
  13. How about Super Bass?
  14. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City

    I can vouch for the SR80s. Best pair of headphones I've had in a while.
  15. grass132456


    Sep 12, 2011
    Really? I don't know but I see some people complaining on how there is too little bass :O
  16. Cabazon


    Jan 20, 2009
    200? That's got to be a typo. 200hz is midrange for Tenor.
  17. evanatch


    Jun 19, 2011
    If you just want a ton of bass, try something from the Sony XB series. TONS of bass. I thought they sounded way too muddy though and made everything just sound way too dark to be listenable. After doing a lot of research, I have the ATH-M50s and love them, I think they have a good amount of bass without having it bleed into other frequencies and they sound clear but fun to listen to.
  18. Muziekschuur


    May 25, 2009
    Please try Beyer Dynamic headphones. They have that ....musicman sound to the bassfrequencies... I'm quite sure you'll like them. I'm quite sure You'll want a closed back version.

    Allso please try the Sennheiser HD201. They're like 20 euro. But they are so worth it.
  19. swspiers


    Nov 6, 2009
    Apex, NC

    My Hifiman HE-5LE's sound like I'm wearing a subwoofer.

    But you do have to spend $$$ to get quality, realistic bass.
  20. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Grado Labs..SR80....