Best Headphones?

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  1. boombox15 macrumors regular

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    I am getting a iPhone 6S Plus in Early December. I have been using Apple's EarPods for awhile now, so I think it's time for a change. What are the best sounding headphones for pop music that cost around $250 or less? I had the beats solo 2 in mind. Any other suggestions?

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  2. Mandeep148 macrumors member

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    M50x Audio Technica, these are the best enough yet,
    but more best is definetly Greed.
     
  3. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    V-MODA M-100, 100%. I spent many hours trying to find the best headphones. Listen to me :). They are it for under $250.
     
  4. efib macrumors member

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    Check head-fi.
    Ath m50 are good. Stay away from beats and Bose !
     
  5. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

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    Audio-Technica in general make great cans, as do Denon, AKG and Sennheiser. As stated earlier in the thread, just stay away from anything Beats or Bose and you'll likely be fine.
     
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    I second that about the Bose. I am NOT an audiophile so I just got the Bose that are sold at Apple stores. They actually feel a bit cheap in construction and my first pair that a gave to my fiancee a few years ago wore out very quick.
     
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    I second this recommendation. I tried a few headphones and earbuds. My overall favorites and go to for audio are my Shure IEM's. The fit is very comfortable and the sound quality is superb.
     
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    If you are a true audiophile, want excellent comfort, and price is not a major issue, you should look into Master & Dynamic. They are amazing.
     
  10. MatthewUSA macrumors newbie

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    In my opinion one must go for Sony MDR-1A atleast once, completely amazing :D;)
     
  11. makinao, Dec 3, 2015
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    If you want big, closed-type under US$200 headphones, I'd recommend these over Beats:

    Sennheiser HD 280 Pro - under US$100 - sound is an acquired taste and can be tight on ones head, but great isolation and high sensitivity.
    Sony MDR-7506 - under US$100 - bright with more than ample bass, just like pop music.
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x - about US$170 - gentle and refined, but less isolation than others here.
    Sennheiser HD 380 PRO - under US$200 - sounds smoother and not as vise-like as the 280, but the same great isolation and high sensitivity.
    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro - under US$200 - haven't tried this myself, but have heard great things about it.

    Another thing is that all these models have been around for a while, and disposables like ear pads and cables are readily available.
     
  12. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Highly subjective just as "best" is on any topic. You really need to listen to the options to determine what you think are best for you.

    Why? What about them sounds like the would be best suited to you?

    Have you looked any prior discussions on headphones?
     
  13. appygirl82 macrumors 6502a

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    Following.

    I am also looking for some good headphones. I would like over the ear ones and wireless.
     

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