Headphone Recommendations!

Godspeed64

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Hi guys. My brother is looking for headphones in the range of $150-$200 maximum. It's for casual listening with his music player, etc.

Are there any recommendations that is great and a bang for the buck?
 
Bro, headphones are another neverending search for the perfect sound. As a guitarist you should know how subjective that is :p

I highly highly recommend going to Jaben (http://jaben.net/) and trying out the headphones for himself. They have a huge selection, friendliest and very knowledgeable staff, and great prices. They might even be able to recommend based on what kinda music you listen to etc. Just be prepared to spend a couple hours there chit chat and testing all sorts of cool stuff.

Just warn your brother that it's a slippery slope and not to spend more than he needs ;) If not he will come home with thousand dollar custom shelled triple-driver earphones and an amp bigger than his iPod. :twisted:
 
It ain't for me and yes, he does frequent Jaben a lot. I'm doing him a favour by posting on a music forum.

Any particular models that is deemed as killer at the price range?

Eg: Sound Magic PL-30s I tried that sounds as good as earphones 3-4x it's price.
 
+1 to jaben , pretty polite staff and they sell a wide range of products.
But sometimes when you try stuff and ask them the price , they will reply "try first , later tell you price" . lol.

As for recommendations , if you dont mind looking weird , try the ATH-M50. I have one of those , and its.. GREAT!!
 
people have recommended Audiotechnica Pro5 or something like that.

personally i'm using audio technica ath m30s , great noise isolation , comfortable, nice lows, misleading midscoops, long cable, comes with 1/4 1/8 jack , best part, wallet friendly hehe. i got 6 of it.
 
I have a pair of audio technica m50, absolutely love them!
You can also try other brands like Grado SR80, Beyerdynamic DT235, Audio Technica A700.

Besides Jaben, you can also check out Stereo at Plaza Singapura.
 
Audio Technica ATH M50 highly recommended. I will use the forbidden word, very 'flat' indeed, but maybe a little suspect on the low-end side. Overall, it has worked wonders for monitoring/casual listening for me :)
 
Audio Technica ATH M50 highly recommended. I will use the forbidden word, very 'flat' indeed, but maybe a little suspect on the low-end side. Overall, it has worked wonders for monitoring/casual listening for me :)

Another vote for the Audio-Technica ATH-M50. I wouldn't say it is flat, but it is an extremely accurate and revealing. I find that mixes translate very well to other listening systems. I once mixed an entire broadcast program on a pair of M50's, that's about 60 bands each playing 2-3 songs.

For the OP, it may be a little over budget and overkill for his needs (he mentions casual listening) as it is geared towards studio monitoring. I think for his case, the ATH-M30 or -M20 are far better deals for the money.
 
Bro, headphones are another neverending search for the perfect sound. As a guitarist you should know how subjective that is :p

I highly highly recommend going to Jaben (http://jaben.net/) and trying out the headphones for himself. They have a huge selection, friendliest and very knowledgeable staff, and great prices. They might even be able to recommend based on what kinda music you listen to etc. Just be prepared to spend a couple hours there chit chat and testing all sorts of cool stuff.

Just warn your brother that it's a slippery slope and not to spend more than he needs ;) If not he will come home with thousand dollar custom shelled triple-driver earphones and an amp bigger than his iPod. :twisted:

His looking for headphone not earphone so I guess he'll be back with the Sennheiser HD 800
 
Just warn your brother that it's a slippery slope and not to spend more than he needs ;) If not he will come home with thousand dollar custom shelled triple-driver earphones and an amp bigger than his iPod. :twisted:

eh dude. thats a cheap shot. luckily i found this post
 
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