Advice needed for headphones <= £150

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  1. Nitro32339

    Nitro32339 New Member

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    The type of headphones I'm looking for are ones that is made for drums and guitars (lows and highs?). So maybe an all rounder type. Portability would be a bonus.

    I'll be using it for studying and the computer (also, maybe my HTC Sensation and/or iPod Nano 4th Generation) and possibly long durations so comfort will have to be bearable.

    I don't mind whether it's open or closed back.

    Ones I looked at were the (also looked at other posts and forums) Audio Technica M50, Sennheiser HD558 and the V-MODA Crossfade M80 (Not in the UK?). If there's any other ones that are cheaper/on par/better than these ones, your advice will be much appreciated.

    Also, I won't be using any amps/DACs in the future.

    However, I could wait till next year to get a larger budget.

    Thank you.
     
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    Choices

    All of those you listed are fine according to your needs.
     
  3. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    Hi Nitro32339

    I agree with Dale Thorn, these would be good choices. I really like the Audio Technica M50, it has a great sound and excellent build quality and is really quite portable for a full size cup headphone.:)
     
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    Nitro32339 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I was just wondering, I can find the V-MODA ones for £14 cheaper in one of V-MODAs verified dealers. Apologies if I'm not supposed to link sites for prices other sources.
    Buy V-Moda Crossfade M-80 On-Ear headphones Shadow (M-80-SHADOW), free delivery | PCDeli

    Wanted to know (unless I can find the ATH M50 for even less), is it worth going for that instead? If they get stock that is haha.

    Edit: Do you guys sell the ATH M50 version that isn't the coiled cable?
     
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    Make sure where you buy (especially at discount) that you are getting the genuine brand with warranty. There are many "copies" these days. Note that you will not have a valid warranty if the dealer is not authorized to sell the item.
     
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    I hope this is the real site for V-MODA verified dealers Then in the UK section, PCDeli is a verified. So I hope it's genuine.

    Is it possible that, even if they're a verified dealer, that non-genuine products can be sold/received?
     
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    Genuine

    Unlikely. As long as they're authorized, then you rely on the reputation of the dealer.
     
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    I'll probably be buying the ATH M50's instead. Can't find the M80's anywhere in the UK and ordering off V-MODA will probably cost me £200 to get it from the US.

    But thanks for the help.
     
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    M50

    I think you'll find that the M50 is just as good, maybe even better.
     
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    Only reason I would have went for the M80 for it's durability and portability and if it was cheaper. Otherwise M50 would have been (probably easy) first choice.
     
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    Portability and the M80

    The M80 may be very durable, but I don't know yet. Time will tell. As to portability, a big issue with me is when I don't have it on my head, I like to pull the earcups down and rotate them flat against my chest so I can have the headphone around my neck for hours without bumping into my chin. No such luck with the M80 since the cups don't rotate and they pull down only a little. I get by with it but I have to remember not to tilt my head down much or I keep bumping my chin on those earcups.
     
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