I think this thread belongs here, if not the general discussion section…if mods could help me out i’ll be more than happy to cooperate.
anyways, i was a skull candy freak for a long time, but now i’m looking for something practical for me. i love the heavy bass of the skullcrushers, but the frikkin battery pack that dangles from my pocket when i use them is so impractical. it’s the reason why i ran through 2 of these headphones. yes 2.
with that in mind, can someone suggest a nice set of headphones that offer great quality sound? im looking in the $100+ range and the majority of the music i listen to has tons of bass, but i dont want to sacrifice the trebles for a bass pumper since i do study music on the side.
Uuuugh. Skullcandy are all gimmick, no sound. Upgrading to a nice headset will be great if you enjoy a deeper fidelity of your music, but if you’re just looking for just overwhelming bass, you might not want to bother looking at other headsets.
If you want to get a nice balanced set of headphones for around $100, these are what I recommend:
Sennheiser HD 238
Neutral presentation, tonally transparent.
Dynamic highs with the right type of punch at the bass.
Clear extension of the highs and lows.
Great tonality precision.
If you want to bump it up to $300, then you would be cheating yourself if you don’t get some Sennheiser HD 595. You’ll have to pick up a headphone amp along side of that, but definitely worth it. With these, mp3s have pretty much become unlikeable to me (reriped my whole collection in FLAC). If you’re serious about your music, you cannot go wrong with these. AKG K 701s can be found in that range sometimes, but I don’t like the soundstage these present next to the HD 595s.
If anything, please don’t get anything Bose. No highs, no lows, must be Bose.
I have the Sennheiser HD555’s…they’re right in your price range (99.99 or less which is half the price of the 595’s) and are a very nice all-around solution for gaming and music. They’re not audiophile quality and, as with all headphones, it took about two weeks for them to loosen-up and not sound as bright but once they mellowed out I was and continue to be quite pleased.