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    Can someone recommend me a good pair of headphones? Preferebly good-looking too.. to wear when going out.. or at home.... budget is $70

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    Quote Originally Posted by junyang
    Can someone recommend me a good pair of headphones? Preferebly good-looking too.. to wear when going out.. or at home.... budget is $70
    My sennheiser rocks big time.
    but it's kinda big.
    i only wear it when i'm sitting down (bus, trains, etc..) , and never when i'm walking around.

    http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser...eplayers_05179

    I prefer the detail sound, transparancy and the highs are not sharp. Warm sound and bass is just right, not boomy.

    1 bad thing .. it's silver in color. Will very much prefer black, as it looks much better. (just like camera! who like the color of their 300D? I bet more than 50% prefer it to be black).

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    Sennheisers are very good but not necessarily throughout their range. I would recommend that you go to the boutique and try them out (not sure if they allow that for the $70 range models).

    Some years back when I decided I wanted a good pair of headphones, I went to the Sennheiser shop (recommended by Sennheiser themselves) at the basement of Specialist Shopping Centre. The shop owner is very nice and very professional.

    First I tried the regular ones HD5, they were good headphones, but still exactly that, good headphones. The prices for these were around $200-300. Then I asked to try the HD600 which was the top model then. It came in a very nice padded storage box, and the price was double the next most costly one, the HD590! Then I put it on and turned on the music, then I took out my wallet, which very soon became considerably lighter

    If you listen to music a lot (heck I even use it to play computer games) this is something you have to try. the bass response is phenomenal, strong and taut, and it doesn't sound like a headphone. The soundstage is way beyond your ears, to the extend I sometimes turn to look around during movies because the background noises seem to come right out of the corners of your room. Frequency response goes down to 16Hz so you actually feel the vibration instead of hearing the sound.

    At that price, I would say it is very good value for money, considering the high end headphones like STAX would have put you back by 4 figures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by junyang
    Can someone recommend me a good pair of headphones? Preferebly good-looking too.. to wear when going out.. or at home.... budget is $70
    Try going to Hung Brothers in SLS 3rd level. Good service, they even let u try the equipment and quite a range of cans and earphones. Just went there today to get the Sennheiser PX200 (isolated cans, blocks out some noise so u can hear your music more) for S$95. You can try the PX100 for I think S$80 but can bargain. Anyways, I would recommend u to go down there to try them.

    One more thing, Sennheisers have got a hard case to store the cans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fox
    Try going to Hung Brothers in SLS 3rd level. Good service, they even let u try the equipment and quite a range of cans and earphones. Just went there today to get the Sennheiser PX200 (isolated cans, blocks out some noise so u can hear your music more) for S$95. You can try the PX100 for I think S$80 but can bargain. Anyways, I would recommend u to go down there to try them.

    One more thing, Sennheisers have got a hard case to store the cans.
    OT: Hung Brothers is open by William Hung and his siblings.

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    Totally agree about the nice service at Hung Brothers (good pun! ) at SLS. I went dere with a fren to buy earphones only but the guys dere were so nice and frenly and even explained painstakingly to me what were the differences between the different headsets displayed even though it was obvious that I (a non-audiophile) wasn't going to buy. The sales person was obviously passionate about the Sennheisers headsets. Wld definitely patronise them if I m buying the Sennheisers headsets .

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    I'm still using my old Sony CD370 headphones. The ones that HMV Heeren is using. Good sound. But the closed design makes the ears get warm and uncomfortable after an hour or so.

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    I'm still using my old Sony CD370 headphones. The ones that HMV Heeren is using. Got it for $50 from Mohd Mustafa. Good sound. But the closed design makes the ears get warm and uncomfortable after an hour or so.

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    Sennz are good, but I think at that budget, I'll rather use the one I have now, Technics RP-F880, good sensitivity and clarity. And in my opinion, better than a Senn of the same price. The con is, It's Huge... I bought it at $98 at Harvey Norman. I reckon u can get it cheaper else where. =)

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    actually IF you can manage to buy one, Behringers are apparently studio grade at consumer price.

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    for both portable & home, plus around S$70...
    choices a bit limited

    so i'll recommend for portable

    px100
    http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser...nsf/root/05206 [http://www.sennheiserasia.com/distri...eadphone.html]
    ksc50 or 55 or 35
    http://www.koss.com [hung bros sls 3rd lvl & various other sls shops]
    hp-md33s
    http://www.bluetin.com/audio/phones/...p_hp-md33.html
    RP-HJE50
    http://www.w3cube.com/start.php?heading=5&content=6
    MDR-EX71SL
    http://www.w3cube.com/start.php?heading=5&content=11

    u have not stated what kind of music, source [cd player, mp3?] or type of headphone [headband, clip-on, behind the back, in-ear, open or closed], so these are just a general guide

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    Maybe you want to read this thread also:

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=34944
    As complexity rises, precise statements lose meaning and meaningful statements lose precision.

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    local headphone forum: www.sgheadphones.net

    overseas forum: www.head-fi.org

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