Headphones for around £50

Discussion in 'Headphone & Earphone General Discussion' started by teb, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. teb

    teb New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on whether they know any suitable headphones that fit these categories (It may be that this isn't possible considering the price). I am currently looking at 'Sennheiser HD 448 High Quality Closed Back Circumaural Headphones' but seem to find when I find a pair of headphones that I like that I get told by reviews the exact reason not to buy them....

    The headphones ideally should be:
    -in the £40-£60 range (this is important to me)
    -Closed back
    -noise cancelling...to some extent anyway
    -not too quiet, this seems to be a problem with sennheisers?
    -enough bass to enjoy most hip hop and dubstep, although I claim to be no audio expert so can probably be quite basic.
    -comfy enough to wear for a while.
    -not too ugly.
    -good for use with an iPod or laptop...
    -not on ear but over ear.

    thanks, any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Shaun-HiFi

    Shaun-HiFi Administrator Staff Member

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    The Shure SRH-240 would be an obvious choice. Well balanced sound for the money.
     
  3. teb

    teb New Member

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  4. Shaun-HiFi

    Shaun-HiFi Administrator Staff Member

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    Sennheiser HD448 v Shure SRH240

    I have to say I'm not a big fan of any in the Sennheiser HD400 series. The finish is really cheap plastic and sound is not that well balanced in my opinion.

    If you want a Sennheiser the HD202-II is much better headphone for a lot less money.
     
  5. teb

    teb New Member

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    are the bass levels ok with the shure, because some reviews have said otherwise...I think I am probably going to buy them/ I don't need anything special, just wondering if they were seriously lacking? cheers
     
  6. teb

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    also there appear to be two versions the stereo and professional, do both have normal 3.5mm jacks? which would you suggest to buy? thanks again
     
  7. patwoltenholme

    patwoltenholme New Member

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    My experience is that the HD202's have some pretty huge bass and not in a good way either. It's really knocky and it gets annoying. I dunno some people like that type of thing but not me.
     
  8. RobinHiFi

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    Sennheiser HD202-II is not a well balanced HiFi headphone but many people really like these. Very commonly bought for home multimedia with plenty of positive comments from users.

    As Shaun said the Shure SRH-240 are definitely one to look at in this price range, pretty amazing quality at the price.:)
     
  9. lilibartley

    lilibartley New Member

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    These are pretty good..

    I like the Radiopaq earphones for the iphone, I think they're called Epic? I like listening to drum and bass and these are wicked. Excellent clarity for the price.
     
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