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    Posted: February 15 2012 at 23:08
Hi, I dont know anything about audio, I've always listened to music in low quality speakers/headphones, but now I think its time to finally get something great.
I think I can spend 130 U$D but not more than that.
I listen to Rock/Prog & Metal mostly, then Jazz & Classical.

Thank You! And sorry for my bad english.
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Go to a store, try some, buy ones that sound good to you and are comfortable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2012 at 06:12
This isn't the first time the question has been raised.  Barring just trying some out in a store, Consumer Reports tests stuff like this.  You will have to pay to get their evaluations but here's a link: http://www.consumerreports.org/

They test and evaluate lots of stuff and don't take advertising so you can count on unbiased integrity.


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Thank you! :)
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This site may be of interest to you: http://www.goodcans.com/HeadphoneReviews/Reviewss/recommendations.html.
I've got a pair of cheap Koss Portapro open back collapsible ones (1st ones in the list) and for the money (about 25 GBP) they are outstanding (with a good rich bass).
 
A UK site which gives helpful advice and reviews is this one: http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/best-headphones-earphones-guides.html, but there's no substitute for going to the store in person, and trying a selection out on the sort of music you are going to be listening to at home.
 
Good luck!  Smile
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The first thing you should decide is what kind of headphone/earphone do you want?!
my favourite kind is in-ear headphones , when you insert the earphone bud into the ear canal , which completely isolate the outside noises .
for a few years i'm sticking with 'shure' - they are a very important name in the audio technology development , and released quite a few hi end earphones.
i had : SE110 , SE210 and now i use SE215 which are great for their price , which kind of what you wanted to spend.
I'd go with SE215
if you have a store which you can try some kinds of earphone of course this would be the best..
and don't forget that your audio source ( ipod, selular, mp3 player) is very important.
apple sources ( ipod , iphone ) being very high quality.
good luck and keep us posted.
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I can stress it enough, give Grado a try.

If its for portable use, you might want to reconsider, but now every time I try some other cans in the same price range, they just dont compare to the sound that I get from my Grado SR 225's.
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Bad quality speakers never go well. Replace with some good quality speakers , headphones

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote imma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2012 at 10:05
I'm going to buy Behringer HPS 3000, I don't know if its the best choice but at least they are cheap and they sound pretty good to me. Now I have to think which speakers I'll buy (which I'm going to use more than the headphones)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2012 at 11:17
You can consider buying second hand speakers. People that are dealing with "high priced" speakers usually take good care of them, so you can find some really good stuff without paying a lot of money.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2012 at 11:33
I second the Koss Portapro suggestion, but only to use at home - I find them a bit uncomfortable and with too low sound levels to use outside.
Bigger on the inside.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote clarkpegasus4001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 14 2012 at 13:43
Try Beyerdynamic, they are expensive but great clarity. That said I bought some cheap headphones around £13 (UK Pounds) and they are light and do the job. I use them for recording as well. They are Panasonic RP HT225
Good luck with your search Smile
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I think it depends on the person to be honest. It really depends on what you like Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ewalcacer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2014 at 22:22
Since you asked for a straight recommendation I can easily recommend you the ATH-M50 from Audio Technica.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2014 at 00:45
For decent quality mainstream product you could go for Dr Dre. They are simplistic, but sound great.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2014 at 00:58
I don't think it's still relevant recommending speakers to this guy in such an old thread, especially if he hasn't logged in in 2 years.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2014 at 04:42
Originally posted by Sagichim Sagichim wrote:

I don't think it's still relevant recommending speakers to this guy in such an old thread, especially if he hasn't logged in in 2 years.
His Behrigngers are brobably proken by now,.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2014 at 04:49
Originally posted by Sagichim Sagichim wrote:

<span style="line-height: 14.3999996185303px;">I don't think it's still relevant recommending speakers to this guy in such an old thread, especially if he hasn't logged in in 2 years.</span>

Great observation, Sagi.   How dumb are we who replied
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2014 at 04:58
^ There might be other persons looking for headphone recommendations Ermm
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Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

I think it depends on the person to be honest. It really depends on what you like Smile


There is a reason they sort threads by date of last post
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