Decent headphones for bass?

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  1. DJ Zeratul

    DJ Zeratul New Member

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    can anyone recommend some decently sounding headphones that can reproduce bass without overdriving... they have to also be relatively inexpensive (>$70)
    i want to hear the bass loud and crisp, smooth. like having a mini-subwoofer next to my ear or something. none of the headphones I have ever bought have decent bass reproduction at all.

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    Grado SR-60's
     
  3. CyberLeader

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    You're probably going to need a headphone amp to get much decent bass out of any phones.
    but yeah, grado sr60 or Sennheiser HD497 would probably be a good choice.
     
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    I get identical bass out of my Sennheiser HD-600's with my headphone amplifier as I do with my soundcard. The Grado's with an even lower nominal impedence should have absolutely no problems with bass without an outboard amplifier.

    However, if his soundcard is pretty bad, a headphone amplifier might be a good idea, as I hooked my HD-600's up to my brother's soundcard and the output was severely limited.
     
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    You must have a pretty fantastic soundcard.
    Compared to the headphone out on my home theater receiver (kenwood KRV990D), my HD600s sound considerably better off my headamp. its a huge, immediately noticeable difference. the bass is much deeper, cleaner and tighter (both off the same CD changer)

    In my experience, i find that the bass is where a headphone amp makes the most noticeable difference, even with lower impedance phones.
     
  6. curtis_rak

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    JVC actually makes a pair of ~$30 headphones that go to 8 Hz...best buy should have em
     
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    That is a rather misleading statement. Just because the manufacturer rates its product to 8hz doesnt mean it goes that low.

    My Sennheiser HD-600's are rated to 12hz, but they don't have any kind of meaningfull output at that level. And they cost about 8 times what the JVC's do too ;)
     

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