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DaOneAndOnly
post Nov 2 2012, 03:19
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My Budget is under $90. (Use them for mainly music and occasional fps games)

Here are the headphones Iím considering to buy:

Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones, Black

Sennheiser HD 429 Headphones Black

Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Headphones

Could you guys tell me which of these sounds the best? (Usually listen to mainly pop and occasionally soft and rap)

(I don't listen to dubstep or other heavy bass needed music)


It'll be great if you give me other suggestions

Thanks! Sorry I'm Completely new to buying headphones

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Also if you have time which is better?

Sennheiser HD 449 Headphones Black VS

Audio-Technica ATHM50S Professional Monitor Headphones

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greynol
post Dec 11 2012, 01:59
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Despite desperately needing a book on grammar for the holiday season, he said that $90 headphones sound like $90 headphones. He did not say that all $90 headphones sound the same.

HTH


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post Dec 11 2012, 13:58
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QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 10 2012, 19:59) *
Despite desperately needing a book on grammar for the holiday season, he said that $90 headphones sound like $90 headphones. He did not say that all $90 headphones sound the same.


If all $90 headphones sound like each other or share a common fault, how is that saying that they all sound totally different?

So you're agreeing that every pair of $90 headphones has a severe common kind of audible fault, but they all have vastly different severe audible faults so they sound nothing like each other? Aw, come on! ;-)

Reality is that there is a heavy dose of "what the traffic will bear" in headphone pricing. The difference in functional materials costs are far less than the differences in asking prices.

It can be argued that high development costs justify high prices for highly developed products, even though the differences in the materials costs don't. Problem is that headphones are relatively simple devices so reverse engineering them is not all that difficult. The high development costs are thus eventually circumvented.

In the end saying that "For $90 all your going to get is a pair of $90 headphones." ignores many realities of both commerce and audio technology. Just at the retail level, discounting via web stores, grey market etc., versus list price sales at boutiques can easily create a 2:1 difference in price of the same identical product. So, for $90 you might get either $45 headphones or $180 headphones.

I've personally purchased $300 headphones or their clones (I couldn't tell the difference even after disassembling them) for under $50. I just wish they had been Sennheiser audiophile phones rather than Sony DJ phones! ;-)
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- DaOneAndOnly   Comparing Headphones Which Ones Are The Best? Suggestions?   Nov 2 2012, 03:19
- - A_Man_Eating_Duck   Sennheiser HD 419 Headphones, Black http://www.hea...   Nov 2 2012, 08:31
- - dhromed   I really advise against buying any pair of heaphon...   Nov 2 2012, 11:02
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (dhromed @ Nov 2 2012, 06:02) I rea...   Nov 2 2012, 13:41
|- - UncleGnarley   [/quote]One key to this strategy involves the use ...   Nov 2 2012, 21:33
- - SoNic67   Grado SR-60 will beat any Sennheiser in the ...   Nov 3 2012, 00:06
- - IgorC   Most of the time I tend to agree with this TOP lis...   Nov 3 2012, 02:02
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (IgorC @ Nov 2 2012, 21:02) Most of...   Nov 3 2012, 11:28
- - Glenn Gundlach   FWIW I bought a pair of these from Fry's for ...   Nov 3 2012, 09:50
- - arward72   Save some more money and purchase something decent...   Dec 11 2012, 00:28
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (arward72 @ Dec 10 2012, 18:28) Sav...   Dec 11 2012, 01:14
|- - DonP   QUOTE (arward72 @ Dec 10 2012, 18:28) unl...   Dec 11 2012, 21:34
- - greynol   Despite desperately needing a book on grammar for ...   Dec 11 2012, 01:59
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 11 2012, 01:59) he s...   Dec 11 2012, 09:07
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 10 2012, 19:59) Desp...   Dec 11 2012, 13:58
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Dec 11 2012, 04...   Dec 11 2012, 19:50
- - halb27   I have the cheap Superlux HD668B, and to me they a...   Dec 11 2012, 14:00
|- - IgorC   QUOTE (halb27 @ Dec 11 2012, 10:00) (whic...   Dec 11 2012, 14:15
- - halb27   It's a SR-202.   Dec 11 2012, 16:49
- - extrabigmehdi   This thread is getting a bit old, but on the 90...   Dec 11 2012, 17:37
- - Kohlrabi   I personally can recommend the KRK Systems KNS 640...   Dec 11 2012, 17:41
- - extrabigmehdi   At least don't buy the low end of sennheiser, ...   Dec 11 2012, 19:35
- - Rotareneg   My suggestion? Koss PortaPro.   Dec 12 2012, 00:07
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (Rotareneg @ Dec 11 2012, 23:07) My...   Dec 12 2012, 03:37
- - lisag   You reeealllly should try headphones out in person...   Dec 20 2012, 17:46
- - UncleMcFlac   QUOTE (DaOneAndOnly @ Nov 2 2012, 03:19) ...   Jan 29 2013, 21:32
- - JunkieXL   Shure SRH 440 $99 on the dot If you don...   Jan 29 2013, 22:05


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