Best headphones for $100

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  1. arnderson

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    I am looking for some good headphones that i can use for playing cs and listening to music. I was wondering anyone has any suggestions that are good quality but want cost a ton.

    The reason that i am looking to spend about $100 is b/c my dad is buying them for me for my b-day and he doesn't want to spend a lot just for headphones.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    The Grado SR-60's ($70) and SR-80's ($90) are great headphones, but may not be comfortable for some. I have these and love them. If you don't have an amp to push the SR80's, get the SR60's.

    There are Sennheiser equivalents but they are more procy. Sennheiser's are good headphones as well.
     
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    Grado's are fugly.


    Is there a english site for the Sennheiser?

    edit:nvm found it
     
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    Heh, last I heard, people listen to headphones, not look at them. As far as audiophiles are concerned. But whatever floats your boat.
     
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    Yea this is true.

    I do like the Sennheiser's though. Would you go with the HD515 or HD485?
     
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    If by great sound you mean heavy bass and marginal mids and highs then yes. They are also very uncomfortable after about 1 hour of wear.

    Look at some of Sennheiser's studio headphones like the HD280Pro which IIRC is right around $100. They will give you a much more balanced sound.
     
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    If you're not much of an audiophile and you really can't tell the difference. Plantronics .audio 90 will give you good sound. This is about $15-20, but don't let the price fool you.
     
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    Actually I just checked out the headphones you were talking about (HD280PRo) they are $200.

    link
     
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    I was looking on the Sennheiser website at the HD515 and says it has exchangable parts....What are they referring to?

    Link to HD515
     
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    After looking at Newegg.com at the reviews for the HD 280 Pro's I think they are the ones for me.

    Just one question, what are "user-replaceable parts"?
     
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    i have a sony mdr-v6, love it bought it for ~75

    also have sony ex71sl earbuds, ~33 on amazon, this one rocks also

    get the earbuds if youre gonna be wearing them for a long period of time
     
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    I have a dair of Sennheiser HD497's. They sound great. and are cheap.
     
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    I ordered the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro's last night, so the search is over.

    THanks everyone for your help.
     

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