Looking for bassy headphones

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  1. xskugga

    xskugga New Member

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    I'm looking for some bassy headphones that have quality bass and deep impact. Quantity is not as important as I have an amplifier to get more bass out of them, but as long as I can feel the bass and it's very heavy, that works for me. I like a dark sound, and my EQ will reflect that. I listen to mainly pop and dubstep as well as variants thereof, so bass is very important. It should be less than $300 (£180)...I would be more comfortable spending no more than $250(£150) but I will spend $300 if necessary.

    I've asked on Head-fi.org, but could use some more input. Thanks in advanced for any and all help.
     
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    Be aware that when you buy from a U.K. site to send to the U.S., you don't pay the VAT as far as I know, so the ~1.66 etc. conversion factor doesn't apply - it's probably more like 1.2. Looking over the last 100 headphones I've purchased, I see several that have strong bass, but only one really stands out by your description - the v-moda M100. I have two of those - matte black and pearl white - very happy with them.
     
  3. xskugga

    xskugga New Member

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    I will be buying in the US, so no worries about VAT, thanks for the heads up though. I've heard about those, they were not personally recommended to me, but I heard they're a "basshead's dream" they are quite expensive and there are another pair around that price (HiFiMan he-400) that are said to be simply amazing...so those might take priority over the m-100s. Is there anything else that you've tried that stands out? If I can spend less that would be best. Thanks for the recommendation, it's reassuring to see multiple recommendations of the same headphones.
     
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    The HE400 should have "good" bass, a little strong perhaps, but not basshead by a long stretch. The Philips L1, L2, or X1 should be comparable to the HE400. I have heard that the v-moda LP is much bassier than the M100 and it's much cheaper. I haven't heard it though.
     
  5. john-hifi

    john-hifi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    For bass the V-Moda is a very good call. I'm a fan of the HE-400 - if them being open backed isn't an issue then they would be a very good choice :)
     
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