Need decent portable headphones for < $50 ? Thanks!

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Lane F., Nov 29, 2003.

  1. Lane F.

    Lane F. Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good pair of headphones for around $50 or less. I'd like them to be the kind that wraps around your ear (ear sits inside). They also need to fold-up in some fasion to make them easy to carry around. I just want something decent to listen to my portable cd/mp3 player while between classes at school.

    I found these Sennheiser PX-200 for less than $30 after rebate, but I can't tell if they are the kind where your ears rest inside them?
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by the ear rests inside, but I recommend the Koss KSC-35, they clip behind your ear, and are open 'phones, i'm not sure where you can get them, but they I got mine for $25 a year ago. They are excellent portable phones. I also have the Senn px200, try amazon or ecost, they are supra-aural (rest ontop of your ear) and are closed, so they provide some isolation (which can be handy for portable phones). They also fold and come with a nifty case, good sound, not as wide soundstage as KSC-35, but that is because they are closed.

    Also in the same $30 price range, is Senn px100. I don't have these, but am told that they are very similar to the Koss ksc35s. They are supra-aural and are open phones. Likewise they fold and come with a case....so If you want some isolation (subway commute, library), go with Senn px200. If not, go with one of the open headphones.
     
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    I second Jason8 recommendation.

    Go to HEAD FI to research more about heaphones, is a great board, like this one, but the only talk about headphones.
     
  5. Lane F.

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    I just wanted to thank everyone for their input, and especially for the link to Head-Fi. I'm educating myself on headphones now (open/closed, etc), so the jury is still out on what I will end up with.
     
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    I've had koss before and would buy again. They were very good sounding compared to others that are in the same price range. I mailed them in after they broke and a new set was sent to me. I used them on a daily basis and eventually broke the second set. But for the price I dont think you can beat them.
     

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