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Headphones sub £150


#1

Hello everyone

Let me take you back to last Christmas. I received a pair of Superlux 668b headphones. Naturally these being my first pair of proper headphones I was a very happy young man. Now shock horror my beloved Superlux headphones have died! I thought about getting them repaired but realised I could get a better pair due to having some money saved up.

Here is a basic rundown of what I would like

  1. Low impedance as these will be used on a phone as well as at home
  2. Open or Semi-Open preferably *edit although I’m not completely against closed headphones

If this helps my main musical tastes revolve around metal and it’s many sub-genres

Any suggestions you guys, girls and sentient toaster ovens can provide will be greatly appreciated


#2

If you can bump your price up a bit Audio-Technia ATH-M50x is recommended by everyone but they’re closed back. The ATH-AD700X are open back albeit a bit pricier.
Also around the price point of those two there’s Shure SRH840


#3

thanks I’ll look into those.


#4

Dunno if this works for international shipment, but I spotted this as a Cyber Monday deal: http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sdtid=9397183&sku=BEYDT880PREMIUM32&omid=200

Solid.

Generally I’d look around for some good cyber monday deals while you can. See if you can find some Sennheiser 558, 598 or Beredynamic 770/990.

OR actually I know that for today at least the Hifiman Edition S is down to 150 USD. Not sure if that has translated into GBP or not. I’d look into it, as I think they’re fantastic.

Those are the ones I’d begin looking into, though the AD700x is often recommended as well.


#5

I’ve seen the Beyerdynamic custom one pros the detachable cable seems really good because headphone cables are my arch nemesis. What’s your opinion on them. I’ll take a look at the Sennheiser and Hifiman stuff you suggested.

Thanks
Dave

*EDIT

Had a look at those Hifiman they’re £170 but they seem nearly everything I could ask headphones to be closed and open, detachable cable and foldable!

*the edit was on bad spelling…


#6

Comfortable too Dave. At least in my opinion (and without having to change out the earpads)