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Old November 3, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Hey HWC community, I'm looking for some decent headphones that will fit my budget (nothing above 130$). I'm not so concerned about high quality sound, I'm more into the build quality and will it last some casual abuse. I tend to listen to music and videos for hours while i work on other tasks, I really hate complete silence. What i mean about casual abuse would be like if i dropped it on the floor, or stuffed in my backpack while i walk from lecture to lecture. I would also like it so that when i wear the headphones on my neck, that it doesn't choke me to death lol. I am not really loyal to any brand, I would prefer local stores (Canada computers, NCIX, bestbuy, futureshop, etc). If the deal is appealing enough, i will consider an online purchase.

I looked around and the Sennheiser HD418 seem pretty good, but some say the plastic feels pretty weak. I also been looking at skullcandy G.I. Headband headphones I know most of you would agree that skullcandy headphones are not the greatest thing in the world, but I like the style and I wouldn't mind them being seen on my neck 24/7.

Thanks for your help in advance, and hope you have a awesome day.
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Old November 3, 2010, 09:20 PM
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Audio Technica ATH M50 comes to mind.

What are you looking for in particular, open air? or closed? Balanced? Bassy?
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Old November 3, 2010, 10:26 PM
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To be honest I don't completely understand those terms, let me google them and ill come back with an answer.

Edit: Alright, i would prefer closed and bassy.
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Old November 3, 2010, 10:36 PM
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Audio Technica ATH M50 is exactly what you need
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Old November 3, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Umm I'm guessing i have to buy it from their site right? (still 199$ is a lot to me, probably wait until i get my Christmas money then hahahah).
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Old November 4, 2010, 12:09 AM
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They're way cheaper than that. Not sure where you're looking at them from

Amazon.com: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor Headphones: Electronics: Reviews, Prices & more
ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with coiled cable in Corded Headphones at JR.com

ES7s are nice two, but they're make more for portable use
Audio-Technica ATH-ES7 Portable Earsuit Headphones (Black)
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+1 for M50. Awesome kit, comfortable and clean looking
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Thanks a lot guys, I will be ordering from amazon sometime late November or early December.

I found one on ebay for 72.66$ and free shipping, from china though (so I'm going to expect its going to take a while to ship). My main concern is ebay, never bought anything from there so I'm hesitant . New and used Audio-Technica ATH-M50, Electronics, Musical Instruments on eBay.ca
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Just recently fake M50s started emerging from the market. I would be careful on ebay
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Damn, i thought i found the deal of my life (or something like that). Sigh.. i knew it was too good to be true hahaha.
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