headphones to 40€+-30%, 40£

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  1. duri09

    duri09 New Member

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    hello

    i want some good headphones, cant decide between in-ear and on/over-ear, but i dont want some chinese crap, and they should be portable
    i listen to the electronica and deathmetal-lot of drums

    my budget is 40£

    thanks for help
     
  2. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    Hi duri09

    I have to say that I am quite generous to our Asian cousins - I think they are making more and more great stuff! That is pretty important as nearly all in-ears are made in China, Vietnam or South Korea - mostly China. We certainly don't make many here in the UK and when we do they tend to be more like this -

    ACS T1 Custom Earphones
    £599.00

    Thes ones are made in China but by a trully amazing company -

    SoundMAGIC E10 In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones Black & Silver
    £34.99

    The guy who designs these has made stuff for some of the big european names and he then started his own company. They have to be the best budget option for build quality and sound quality around at the moment!
     
  3. duri09

    duri09 New Member

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    hm Im not fan of anything from china, but chinese brand...I dont know

    I hope they will not break and disappear in air in few hours after buying

    and from other (non-china brands) such as JVC,akg or koss, what would you recommend me? some on and in-ear

    thanks
    Oliver
     
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  4. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    All three of those brands manufacture their less expensive products in China! I suppose that isn't surprising as everything is made there now - I have checked on the boxes - I thought Koss were made in the States but the Portapro I just looked at says different.

    For on ears at this price I cannot recommend these enough -

    Pioneer SE-MJ31 Street Move Closed Back Foldable Headphones
    £39.95

    Really impressive for build, sound and comfort, they even look good.
     
  5. duri09

    duri09 New Member

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    i know that everyting is manufactured there, i just dont want chinese brand.

    anyway, now im confused
    that pioneer headphones looks fine, i can have it for 40€, whis is a good price, also i like that they are on/over-ear
    but also that chine crap looks good

    what would you take? im asking you because you are pro obviously
    pioneer vs soundmagic?

    thanks
    EDIT: what about these Sennheiser CX 400-II Precision or Sony XB500 or AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-T300 ??

    and i guess headphones with some bass features are not suitable for metal..i cant decide
     
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  6. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    Sennheiser CX400 II are a safe bet, as long as you get them from a reliable retailer. If they are really cheap they are probably fakes.
     
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