New Headphones ~100$

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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:08 am

What do y'all think of the Sennheiser 380 Pro's?
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:21 am

Metallica's "Smoke on the Water"?? Try classic Deep Purple. The version on "Made in Japan" really rocks.
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:09 am

Tharbad wrote:I was unpreapered in the store so I used the nano 3rd.

AFAIK most iPod Nano's are actually very good at driving headphones, most likely a lot better than your tablet!

Tharbad wrote:Shipping is ~30$... which means that 54$ is a good price :(

Honestly, with a shipping cost that high I wouldn't bother with buying $100 headphones. Try and find out what headphones you can find locally that have a good reputation and post them here for some feedback.
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:28 am

You can get audio technica m50's on amazon today for $100. That's an absurd deal, get it. I rock sennheisers too, but the m50's are tremendous and that price is a total steal.
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:36 am

Tharbad wrote:Shipping is ~30$... which means that 54$ is a good price :(


Where are you ordering from, and shipping to? I can order the HD202-ii from Amazon today for $26.26+6.49 standard shipping.
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:59 pm

ludi wrote:
Tharbad wrote:Shipping is ~30$... which means that 54$ is a good price :(


Where are you ordering from, and shipping to? I can order the HD202-ii from Amazon today for $26.26+6.49 standard shipping.

Shipping to Israel. I pay for shipping inside USA + shipping from USA to Israel..
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:12 pm

AntiSp4wn wrote:You can get audio technica m50's on amazon today for $100. That's an absurd deal, get it. I rock sennheisers too, but the m50's are tremendous and that price is a total steal.


Thanks for the tip! I may pick up a set of these.
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:29 pm

Tharbad wrote:Shipping to Israel. I pay for shipping inside USA + shipping from USA to Israel..

Surely there are electronics shops worth a damn in Israel?
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:46 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Tharbad wrote:Shipping to Israel. I pay for shipping inside USA + shipping from USA to Israel..

Surely there are electronics shops worth a damn in Israel?

If you're looking for high end headphones (non "gamer premium") there are 2 dedicated Audio shops. All the other (Computer, Electronics and so on) selling random stuff. No price variation however (only one importer).
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:30 pm

Tharbad wrote:
Firestarter wrote:
Tharbad wrote:Shipping to Israel. I pay for shipping inside USA + shipping from USA to Israel..

Surely there are electronics shops worth a damn in Israel?

If you're looking for high end headphones (non "gamer premium") there are 2 dedicated Audio shops. All the other (Computer, Electronics and so on) selling random stuff. No price variation however (only one importer).

Still, you dismiss "gamer premium" headphones as if all of them are crap, which they aren't. Sure, there's a lot of stuff out there that it a lot more marketing and hot air than actual product, but there are also a few headphones that are a lot better than the badge would have you think!
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:55 pm

Firestarter wrote:Still, you dismiss "gamer premium" headphones as if all of them are crap, which they aren't. Sure, there's a lot of stuff out there that it a lot more marketing and hot air than actual product, but there are also a few headphones that are a lot better than the badge would have you think!


I'll take that into consideration. However, you can't check headphones in a PC or Electronics shop...
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:53 pm

Sennheiser PX360 at Office Max for $60, so I'm buying a pair for me and my dad. They really do sound nice and they are comfy. Worth $60 for sure.
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:41 am

I'm still looking for that third song (electronic/dance), anyone?
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:39 pm

Hard to say without knowing your style preferences, most electronica and dance/pop is mixed for a club environment rather than a pure audiophile experience.

In any case, the following is a pretty broad sample of the genre:

Andy Hunter - Glow (Maxem remix)
Armin van Buuren - Rain feat. Cathy Burton (original)
Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats (original)
Daft Punk - End of the Line (Photek remix, from Tron Legacy Reconfigured)
Delerium - Incantation (Single Edit, also available on "Best of Delerium" album)
JunkieXL - Today (Yonderboi remix)
Muse - Undisclosed Desires (original)
New Order - Jetstream (Richard X remix)
Paul Oakenfold - Dread Rock (original)
Sarah Vaughan - Fever (Adam Freeland Extended Remix)
The Doors - Roadhouse Blues (The Crystal Method remix)

Maybe preview a few of those and see which best fits your listening preference.
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Re: New Headphones ~100$

Postposted on Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:06 pm

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DP1FTU

Shure SHR440. Closed-ear, circumaural, and best yet (at least with a teenager involved) a detachable/replaceable cable.
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