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Shyam Ganapathy
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Looking for some nice headphones, with good sound quality, and comfortability. Trying to keep the budget low, so don't go over the top. Any recommendations?

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What Is your budget and location?

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2 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

What Is your budget and location?

US east and budget kind of depends. Looking at around a hundred.

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18 minutes ago, Shyam Ganapathy said:

Looking for some nice headphones, with good sound quality, and comfortability. Trying to keep the budget low, so don't go over the top. Any recommendations?

Hyperx Cloud 2

 

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3 minutes ago, TheGamingLanceYT said:

Hyperx Cloud 2

Don't need gaming headphones. Looking for something nicer and better sound quality.

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Just now, Shyam Ganapathy said:

Don't need gaming headphones. Looking for something nicer and better sound quality.

us prices?

 

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The hd58x is a great pair of headphones if you can find a drop on massdrop for it. They are 150 but they are probably one of the best deals you can get on a pair of headphones. 

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Just looked on massdrop website and it looks like they have a drop for the hd 58x right now and it ends in 18 hours. 

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Just now, Brooksie359 said:

Just looked on massdrop website and it looks like they have a drop for the hd 58x right now and it ends in 18 hours. 

Oh sorry, looking to get it during the black friday sales to save a few bucks. 

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Depends on your environment and needs. Most headphones you find will have a great quality and comfort depending on your budget, but it would be more helpful if you specified what you want the headphones to do. Do they need to be noise canceling/Closed-Back, or do you plan to listen to them in quiet environment? In that case an Open-Back headphones would give the best audio quality.

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2 minutes ago, Shyam Ganapathy said:

Oh sorry, looking to get it during the black friday sales to save a few bucks. 

These drop often.  You would probably be able to get them then.

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6 minutes ago, RAM555789 said:

Depends on your environment and needs. Most headphones you find will have a great quality and comfort depending on your budget, but it would be more helpful if you specified what you want the headphones to do. Do they need to be noise canceling/Closed-Back, or do you plan to listen to them in quiet environment? In that case an Open-Back headphones would give the best audio quality.

Open-back should be fine. I'll be listening to them in a quiet room.

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5 minutes ago, Javilen said:

These drop often.  You would probably be able to get them then.

Okay, if they are there when I am going to buy them I'll see. They are a little pricey though.

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50 minutes ago, Shyam Ganapathy said:

Okay, if they are there when I am going to buy them I'll see. They are a little pricey though.

It's true that 150 is a good amount of money but these are supposed to replicate the sound of their 500 dollar pair of headphones so it's a very good deal. If you are interested I would look up some YouTube videos a out them to know more about them. They are widely know as one of the best value headphones on the market. 

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20 hours ago, Brooksie359 said:

It's true that 150 is a good amount of money but these are supposed to replicate the sound of their 500 dollar pair of headphones so it's a very good deal. If you are interested I would look up some YouTube videos a out them to know more about them. They are widely know as one of the best value headphones on the market. 

Yeah, I see. I'll try to squeeze that 50 bucks more into my budget. Any other suggestions?

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Honestly, up your budget and wait for the HE4XX, HD6XX or HD58X to drop, I have the first two, and have read good things about the HD58X. I'd also like to add that I do have some 1k+ USD cans as well, but these MD badboys hold up well even against higher priced cans, that they are better? Nope, not to my ears anyway, but they certainly sound as good as, or even better, than many cans from 300USD to 500USD. As proof that I ain't lying about owning a couple of them, see below (the 4pin XLR Balanced cables chown here are third party ones I'd gotten from elsewhere, they're not standard cable that come with the cans):

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If you're willing to buy from AliExpress and wait for shipping - SHP9500s popped up after being OOS for months and they're great headphones. I bought mine for $55, but I gladly would have paid triple for them. 

 

 

If you want closed - ATH-M40Xes... or if you want to go a route less traveled, find a pair of Monoprice Modern Retros and throw on a pair of Brainwav XL pads. Under a $60 investment and they have comical amounts of bass without the highs and mids being wonky.

 

 

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On 11/11/2018 at 6:02 PM, Brooksie359 said:

Just looked on massdrop website and it looks like they have a drop for the hd 58x right now and it ends in 18 hours. 

They massdrop page has said that for a few weeks now.

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1 hour ago, JabroniBaloney said:

They massdrop page has said that for a few weeks now.

That's strange. 

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What about Beats+? I love it and makes me happy. Works wonderfully for me at least ?

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On 11/13/2018 at 10:42 AM, sebastianshaw1 said:

What about Beats+? I love it and makes me happy. Works wonderfully for me at least ?

Pretty sure you shouldn 't reccomend beats on a high end audio fourm post. You might get hated on. But, I do have a pair of beats studio 2's and they were pretty crap sounding. Will probably just go with those massdrop headphones, but thanks!

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