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Best Bang for the Buck Headphones

Discussion in 'Science, Technology & Car Chat' started by kontradictions, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. kontradictions

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    For those of you who are looking to buy a new pair of headphones/earphones, here's a short list of headphones to buy. These head/earphones made it on to the list because of their excellent sound quality at low prices.

    $10 - $20 USD:
    $13 Koss KSC75 (Clip-on)
    $18 Panasonic RP HJE300
    $12-20 JVC Marshmallow (HA-FX33)

    $20 - $40 USD:
    $21-30 JVC Air Cushion (HA-FX66)
    $40 Yuin PK3

    $50+ USD:
    $50 Jays J-Jays
    $53 Sennheiser CX300
    $60 Panasonic RP-HJE500
    $70 Yuin PK2
    $70 Grado SR-60
    $70 AKG K81DJ
    $70 AudioTechnica ATH-CK7
    $90 AudioTechnica ATH-A500
    $95 Grado SR-80

    More to come!
     
  2. Aoes

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    Grado SR60's - $70 easily beats everything on that list =P

    But... those Koss Clips are pretty damn good for $13...
     
  3. kontradictions

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    Eep! I forgot about Grados! Shame on me.
    Thanks for pointing that out.
     
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    damn if you just posted this like a couple days sooner lol, coulda got the jvc instead of the skullcandy ones for 20 bucks lol... the skullcandy are alright though if you position them right. thanks for the list though.
     
  5. BigM

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    The Creative EP 680 are also very cheap and afforadble
     
  6. kontradictions

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    Heh, you can always buy another pair :D
    I have 2 pair of cans and a pair of IEM.

    How's the sound quality on those? The head/earphones on the list are there because their sound quality is superb for the price.
     
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    ^lol nah don't wanna spend too much on headphones but what you mean by cans and iem lol, anyways you tried the V-moda headphones before? the $50 ones, just wonder if they are good...
     
  8. BigM

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    I got the wrong model number lol

    They are the Creative EP 630. I have them and the Sennheiser CX300 and from what I have listened too, the Creative EP 630 are sound a fair bit better. The EP 630 is cheaper in Australia and I'm pretty sure they would be too in the US
     
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  10. Dan

    Dan Wtf are you doi-....

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    shit... im seriously digging both the grados sr 60 and 80 and the akg k81.... too bad i dont have that money =(
     
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    Added the pair of Creative on the list.

    Cans are full sized headphones, like the one on my avatar.

    -lol the SR-60 and SR-80 are considered "entry level" cans. My Sennheiser HD580 are mid range cans. The top end gear are extremely expensive.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Wtf are you doi-....

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    ^ lol thats why im digging the entry levels cuz they the cheapest!

    like i said, i got no money even for the entries lol
     
  13. kontradictions

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    -lol It's best not to start. It easily becomes an addiction. You start with the entry level and you slowly work your way up.

    I started with the HD555 by Sennheiser thinking I would stop there. Boy I could not be more wrong. Within a months time, I upgraded to the HD580, bought an amp, some custom made cables, and modified my HD580.
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Wtf are you doi-....

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    too late.

    started with shitty zen micro earphones, moved to itunes' shitty piece of crap, moved to some shitty 15 bucks head phone, moved to my dad's uber-awesome phillips headphone from the 1980s, was the best thing i ever used considering it was 150 bucks, which i unfortunately broke :'(, moved on to some other phillips headphones which were fine for travelling, and still using, also have some wireless jvc ones which i obviously cant wear outdoors. im digging on this panasonic ones that look damn retro... has some ok specs to it...

    7-22 or 28 khz, 105 db, 35-40 ohms i think...
     
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    thanks for putting up the info for the headphones. I am in the mids of looking for a pair. I was going to go with seinheiser but now maybe just the JVC jbuds sounds good for the price.
     
  16. Dan

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    man. i have a pair of panasonic rookie level that has served me well sound-wise, and as earmuffs.

    but now i need a cheap pair of earphones for my starcraft gaming. =(

    kontradictions is right. it escalates into an addiction.
     
  17. runtohell121

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    man.. a 2 month old thread.. lolz.. i'm sticking with the microsoft zune premium headphones >.<
     
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    i need some headphone i don't like the zune ones as i don't like sticking things that far into my ears.
    ill go for the Grado SR-60.
     
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    don't forget to add some wireless ones on there.. im kinda looking for some of those..
     
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    ^talking about wireless anyone know if like bluettooth connected headphones affect the overall output of the sound/ quality and such cause that technology is in alot of mp3 players now. and damn still want those marshmallows and regretting the headphones i bought....don't ever buy skull candy in ears if you want $20 in-ear headphones guys, not too good.
     

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