Any recommendation for headphones?

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  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502

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    I used Dr.dre Pro headphone for 3 years and it's too old that I can't even go out with it cause the leather is almost ruined and dirty that I can't even replace or repair. So I'm thinking to buy a new one with similar audio quality of Dr.dre Pro. I know that Dr.dre headphones are suck but at least I enjoyed Pro headphone's audio performance(It was a gift btw)

    The price that I'm thinking is between $100~200. Sennheiser Urbanite XL is nice but I'm really not sure where to test the sound quality. Are there any choices for headphone?
     
  2. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    Is there a Guitar Center near you? If you want something for the visual aspect as much as the audio aspect, get a Bose or Beats. For pure audio, look into anything Sennheiser, Shure, Audio Technica, or Beyerdynamic. People will generally have a preference (mine is Shure), but for the most part they are all fairly comparable at a given price, and the more you spend the better headphones you get.
     
  3. accentaudio macrumors 6502

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    Sennheiser are my personal favs. You can get them at different price points too.
     
  4. xSinghx Suspended

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    Personally I still use these Technics (they're no longer currently made): https://amzn.com/B00008VIJ4

    They're built like a tank and the only problem I've had with them is some flaking of the leather ear cushion which isn't really a problem after all these years as you can simply replace them. Initially they retailed for about $150 if I remember correctly.

    If I were to buy new right now I'd probably go Pioneer:
    http://www.pssl.com/Studio-DJ-Headphones/Pioneer-HDJ-1500-Pro-DJ-Headphones-Silver

    or Audio Technica:
    http://www.pssl.com/Studio-DJ-Headphones/Audio-Technica-Limited-Edition-M50X-MG-Headphones

    or maybe Ultrasone:
    http://www.pssl.com/Studio-DJ-Headphones/Ultrasone-DJ1-Stereo-DJ-Headphones-With-S-Logic
     
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Another vote for Audio Technica; and I would also recommend Grado, some by Sennheiser are pretty good. Two years ago, Marshall (the same company that made the speakers you see in old photographs of The Beatles) made a very nice headphone at a decent price.

    Personally, I use Bowers & Wilkins - the P5 (which are my favourite - and I use them especially when I am travelling) and the first rate P7s, gorgeous headphones, which are perfect for armchair listening.
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 68000

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    Audio Technica is the winner for audio quality within affordable price point, hands down. Sennheiser is close second.
     
  7. redshifted macrumors regular

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    I can also agree with the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x recommendation in your price range. I bought my son a pair for $120 off Amazon a couple of months ago. He loves 'em. They sound pretty good to me too - not super-audiophile rarified air sound - but pretty good. They're really good in the sub-$150 range.

    Be aware that they came with three cords but none have iPhone control/mic capability.
     
  8. Sheller macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone tried the CAD MH510's? Curious to know what people think. I haven't seen any around to try them myself but I do like that the cable detaches from the headset.
     
  9. seggy macrumors member

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    With the way things are going wireless may not be a bad idea.

    I'm a big fan of the comfort and generally non-dork-central visuals of the $280 Bose Soundlink AEII, and overall performance ain't bad for wireless.
     
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  11. seggy macrumors member

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    Anyone who uses an SR60 as a portable is:

    - Incredibly inconsiderate
    - Hard of hearing, or will be
    - Potentially hard of thinking
     

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