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Old 22nd July 2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Wow daughter asks dad for help

Thought I'd check in to see if anyone has low budget headphone suggestions. My daughter is headed for college in a couple of weeks and actually asked her dad for a little help finding a pair of head phones..... Big

Her words; dad, I know you can help me find something that sounds better they just need to be stylish, don't want those big clunky things. She is paying and I'd like to keep her under $100. Looks like Grado has addressed this market with their "iGrado at $49.

Other suggestions that might fit the bill?
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Old 22nd July 2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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Koss PortaPro can range from retro-cool to really ugly, but sounds great for the price.
The ksc series clip-ons might be safer in this respect.
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Old 22nd July 2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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iGrados sound like the way to go (no pun intended). Whatever you do, stay away from Beats by Dr. Dre as they are overpriced and have very poor frequency response and usually sound very muddy (to use non technical audiophile adjectives). I have Grado SR60s and SR325is and from the quality of reproduction I've had from those, I think I can safely say that with Grados you'll be getting pretty awesome value for money.
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Old 22nd July 2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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I have two of these:

Lenco K106
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Old 22nd July 2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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Does she specifically want headphones, or will earbuds do? They might give a better sound without so much of a fashion penalty. Some of the Klipsch are decent in that price range, also Sennheiser earbuds.
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Old 22nd July 2012, 07:22 PM   #6
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I can recommend the CX150 earbuds by Sennheiser.

Nice sound (none of that bloated bass usually associated with in-ear stuff) and block out the world rather well - I use them in band practice rooms to bring levels down as we have a stupidly loud drummer.
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Old 22nd July 2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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Sennheiser CX300. Cheap and good sounding.
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Old 22nd July 2012, 10:07 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by mnsouthpaw View Post
they just need to be stylish
They don't change over the years do they? Forget the sound, they have to look good and not mess her hair.
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Old 22nd July 2012, 11:07 PM   #9
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These are very trendy over this side of the pond at the moment, and they don't actually sound that bad.
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Old 22nd July 2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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iGrado is a good performer for its price, assuming it hasn't changed since I last heard it.

But two problems:

- It is a very old model by fashion standards (2006)
- It doesn't have a big brand logo on the product
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