QUICK! best headphones under $100?

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  1. Micah Cohen

    Micah Cohen Screenwriter

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    I have never been a fan of headphones, but I have a need for headphones now. Good for MUSIC (not movies), and for serious listening (not "ear buds" unless they prove to be better). Plus, I'd like to stay way under $100... Radio Shack? I dunno.

    I will be listening to CDs from an NAD setup, if that helps.

    BEST HEADPHONES FOR MUSIC UNDER $100... GO!

    Thanks for your help!

    MC
     
  2. Micah Cohen

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    Ok... Grado SR60.

    How's that?

    Any comments, alternates, opinions?

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    MC
     
  3. Andrew Pratt

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    Grado's are very good choices....provided that you don't mind having an open backed style. They are excellent can's but everyone around you will hear what you are listening too so keep that in mind.

    Shure EC2's are another option to consider (I sold my SR60's to get the Shures) given my work environment and love them.

    Give www.headfi.com a look over for all that you need to know about headphones.
     
  4. Micah Cohen

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    The Shures are "ear buds," right?

    I don't mind the prospect of bleed-thru on the Grados. I'd be using them at home, so no one else will be around to hear them.

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    Sennheiser HD-280 Pro

    I've got them, and I think they're great. I don't have a basis for comparison, though.
     
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    Sennheisers for me too (check their website, you can get factory refurbs direct from them for decent prices). I don't like the way the Grados feel over long periods.
     
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    Best Headphones for 80--150 from that same site. Quite a few are ~$99.

    The Grado SR-80 is $95. (yes, yes, headroom recommends that an amp be used. But headroom also sells amps.)
     
  9. Andrew Pratt

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    Actually the Shures are more accurately defined as In Ear Monitors.
     
  10. Micah Cohen

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    Just wanted to pop in here and state: Grado SR60s are fricking amazing.

    I have about four other sets of headphones hanging around the house. These four are one or the other of all these things: old, ear-muff style, ear-bud style, cheap, and did I mention old, as in "many years old," possibly from when I was a teenager? Argueably, this is not what you want to do A-B comparisions with, but I've just done that, and the old headphones all sound like "listening under water."

    The Grado SR60s are simply airey, spacious, realistic, detailed, beautiful and will do just f-i-n-e fine for what I need.

    I have Grado-love at the moment. If you gotta have headphones, I swear they should sound like this.

    MC
     

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