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I am looking for a decent pair of headphones sub-100$. I mostly listen to rock music on my Windows phone in this use case. The most important thing is sound quality. I do listen to this when mowing the grass, being out during travel, etc. Secondly is portability. The Yamaha Pro seems to have better portability and maybe "looks" nicer. Thoughts between the two?

 

1. Yamaha Pro 300 - http://www.cnet.com.au/yamaha-hph-pro300-339342364.htm

 

2. http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M30x-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUQW8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395148114&sr=1-1&keywords=noise+cancelling+headphones
 

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Originally Posted by rm2000  /t/1523158/considering-headphones-your-thoughts#post_24499204


I am looking for a decent pair of headphones sub-100$. I mostly listen to rock music on my Windows phone in this use case. The most important thing is sound quality. I do listen to this when mowing the grass, being out during travel, etc. Secondly is portability. The Yamaha Pro seems to have better portability and maybe "looks" nicer. Thoughts between the two?


1. Yamaha Pro 300 - http://www.cnet.com.au/yamaha-hph-pro300-339342364.htm


2. http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M30x-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUQW8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395148114&sr=1-1&keywords=noise+cancelling+headphones

Hi,


When I was looking for a headphone beside sound quality I also looked for comfort. Wearing it for an extended period of time should not mean strain on your ears. So I found one that:


1. Does not touch my ears but fits around them on the two sides of my head.

2. Does not have leather(like) but textile on ear pads. This helps prevent sweating of head after a long period of use.


So here's my choice:

Sennheiser HD 518
 

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Originally Posted by rm2000  /t/1523158/considering-headphones-your-thoughts#post_24499204


I am looking for a decent pair of headphones sub-100$. I mostly listen to rock music on my Windows phone in this use case. The most important thing is sound quality. I do listen to this when mowing the grass, being out during travel, etc. Secondly is portability. The Yamaha Pro seems to have better portability and maybe "looks" nicer. Thoughts between the two?


1. Yamaha Pro 300 - http://www.cnet.com.au/yamaha-hph-pro300-339342364.htm


2. http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M30x-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUQW8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395148114&sr=1-1&keywords=noise+cancelling+headphones

IEMs or earphones provide at least as good sound quality as headphones and are far more practical for the purposes you mention.


I would recommend Sony XBA-C10 earphones to you. I recently acquired a pair and they are an excellent alternative in your price range.
 

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Originally Posted by rm2000  /t/1523158/considering-headphones-your-thoughts#post_24499204


I am looking for a decent pair of headphones sub-100$. I mostly listen to rock music on my Windows phone in this use case. The most important thing is sound quality. I do listen to this when mowing the grass, being out during travel, etc. Secondly is portability. The Yamaha Pro seems to have better portability and maybe "looks" nicer. Thoughts between the two?


1. Yamaha Pro 300 - http://www.cnet.com.au/yamaha-hph-pro300-339342364.htm


2. http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M30x-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUQW8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395148114&sr=1-1&keywords=noise+cancelling+headphones

Hi,


When I was looking for a headphone beside sound quality I also looked for comfort. Wearing it for an extended period of time should not mean strain on your ears. So I found one that:


1. Does not touch my ears but fits around them on the two sides of my head.

2. Does not have leather(like) but textile on ear pads. This helps prevent sweating of head after a long period of use.


So here's my choice:

Sennheiser HD 518

I had pretty much the same thought process when I was looking for a set of cans. I even came to a similar conclusion as you.


my choice HD 558

 

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I had pretty much the same thought process when I was looking for a set of cans. I even came to a similar conclusion as you.


my choice HD 558


Good to hear we came to a similar conclusion. Sennheiser has several models to comply with these requirements. As always, the higher the model # the higer the price will be.



Enjoy!
 

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The first thing to decide is if you want an open or closed headphone. They have very different sound. If you don't want other people hearing your music, you need a closed headphone.
 

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Thank you all -

 

The SH HD look even larger than the Audio-Technica model and would be pretty bulky for travel. This is why I was leaning towards the Yamaha model as it is a little more portable. I DO need to wear these things in public, you know :). I would probably prefer the sound of the open headphone although I do wear this when working outdoors / pushing the push mower and just wear uncomfortable ear-buds now. I do not want ear-buds, though.

 

 

I'll jump out to head-fi.org as well.
 

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As for phones my picks would be Sennheiser HD 280 ,Sony MDR 7506 , (ATH M-50 if you can find them on sale they are usually a little more than 100 . )

I have the Sennsheiser HD280's all in all a decent headphone. I'm not so sure a phone would drive any of these well though .
 
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