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Looking for a new pair of over the ear headphones between $200-$250

wasnt impressed with the selection @ local electronic stores

beats
marley
soul
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any good options out there???
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I would check out www.head-fi.org You will probably get a lot more information over there.

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Check out this buying guide at head-fi:

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

Figure out whether you need open or closed (open is better for soundstage). There are specific recommendations for different budgets further down the page (click to open the lists).

Then Innerfidelity's Wall of Fame lists are a good resource. Most of the individual headphone descriptions on the different category pages link to a full review:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame

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thanks cel,
you always seem to have good input!
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Glad to help. smile.gif

Once you've had a chance to get some idea of what headphones seem interesting to you, there is an introductions and recommendations forum at head-fi for seeking advice: http://www.head-fi.org/f/7840/introductions-help-and-recommendations

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check out this guide. http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame

edit: oops, cel already posted this link.

Anyway, I highly agree with the recommendations on the list. I've owned quite a few headphones and many of my favorites are on the Wall of Fame

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thanks guys i think i got all the info i need!!
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thanks guys i think i got all the info i need!!

Great! Except I noticed I made a mistake in my post. "Open" are better for soundstage. If you are trying to decide between open and closed and you don't need isolation and have a quiet place to listen, the soundstage on some of those open headphones is incredible smile.gif

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Yeah, the options in local electronic stores are normally not too good unfortunately. I found this guide really helpful, so my recommendation is to check it out: http://www.headphonesunboxed.com/bes...nes-under-200/

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Yeah, the options in local electronic stores are normally not too good unfortunately. I found this guide really helpful, so my recommendation is to check it out: http://www.headphonesunboxed.com/bes...nes-under-200/
I wouldn't recommend relying on that list. I think people who know headphones would generally rate the HD598, the DT880 and Q701s better than the ATH-M50X.

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