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Old 08-15-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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Thanks for the posts. But I'm looking for traditional over-the-head headphones. Not in-ear, ear buds or remote.

I hope someone could suggest the best numbers range on the box for headphones with clear human voices down to clear bass without sounding either tinny (high sounds) or muffled echo chamber (bass sounds).

Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Thanks for the posts. But I'm looking for traditional over-the-head headphones. Not in-ear, ear buds or remote.

I hope someone could suggest the best numbers range on the box for headphones with clear human voices down to clear bass without sounding either tinny (high sounds) or muffled echo chamber (bass sounds).

Thanks!
Are you talking about frequency response specs? If so, they're nearly meaningless as to how they will sound to you. That is true with speakers - and much more so with headphones.

Again, you won't find a better sounding headphone for anything close to the price of the Koss KTXPRO1. They will amaze you.
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Old 08-15-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Here you go

Sennheiser HD 800 - Dynamic Stereo Headphones - High End - Around Ear

"These headphones are top-of-the line audio technology at its finest. Hand assembled in Germany with top quality materials and using the largest transducers ever, these provide an unmatched natural listening experience."
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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Sennheiser HD 800 - Dynamic Stereo Headphones - High End - Around Ear

"These headphones are top-of-the line audio technology at its finest. Hand assembled in Germany with top quality materials and using the largest transducers ever, these provide an unmatched natural listening experience."
I am sure OP can find something here for his liking. Although spend a little more then $50, look to spend $50-$100. It's worth the money
Over Ear Headphones - Sennheiser
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:05 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for the helpful posts. The suggestions are great guides. I'll check out the recommended headphones.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:32 PM
 
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Don't know what you're going to find for $30, but the Sony Studio Monitors are referred to the best quality headphones for the price.

Amazon.com: Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil: Electronics

They are regularly available for under $60.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:54 AM
 
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I agree Sennheiser provides the best sound and comfort by far. Don't enjoy too much; I'm 'bout three quarters deaf today by the abuse I went thru in my younger days. (concerts, headphones, target practice / gunfire, compressed air) and you can't get it back...
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:55 AM
 
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Don't know what you're going to find for $30, but the Sony Studio Monitors are referred to the best quality headphones for the price.

Amazon.com: Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones with CCAW Voice Coil: Electronics

They are regularly available for under $60.
Yeah, the Sony V6's (or MDR7506, really the same unit) are the gold standard in production work. Sturdy, comfy and the sound is pretty much reference monitor quality. In other words, very little coloration added or subtracted. Whatever the source material you input is what you will be hearing untainted.

If you're interested in saving a few bucks Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones have something of a following as a value play. Unlike the Sony's which are closed phones, they are Semi-open, something in-between an open Sennheiser-type and the Sony's. They are essentially knock-offs of AKG 240's, a very common headphone found in recording studios. They cost around $45.

Prior to retiring I worked in production, own both the Sony's and the Superlux (as well as a box full of headphones used over the years) and have no hesitation recommending either one.

EDIT: Oh my, I almost forgot about the beloved Grado-SR80's. Something of an acquired taste, but they do sound sweet. Play the extra $30 to get the 80's rather than the 60's. Biggest problem with Grados is lots of folks hate the way the feel (they do need to be 'broken in'), styling looks like a 1930's shortwave radio headphone and the cord is awful. Still, crazy good sound comes out of those things.

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Old 07-13-2016, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I am looking for decent & inexpensive stereo headphones for my old stereo. Which is better, JVC HAV570 or JVC HA-X580 ?
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:22 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I am looking for decent & inexpensive stereo headphones for my old stereo. Which is better, JVC HAV570 or JVC HA-X580 ?
There are tons of reviews for these on Amazon.

But for less than $20, I'd go with these Monoprice: Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphone - Monoprice.com
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