Over-Ear Headphones between $150 - $80
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Hi all, low(ish) end audiophile here. I'm looked for headphones with a sound signature very similar to sennheisers (I've owned three different models and loved them to death) My current in-ears are on their last legs now and I don't have a replacement. I would really prefer over-ears but really durable and good sounding in-ears are fine too. Durable being the key word because I tend to fell asleep with them in and I'm astounded my current ones have survived for.. over 1 and a half years now. A little beside the point there, but yeah, in ears if they are great sounding and super durable for this price point.
Over ears are preferable though. I've been avidly waiting for the momentum over ears (first gen) to get to ~$175 which I've seen them at once before, which is my on my upper limit I'm willing to pay. But their price is over $350 still ( I'm Canadian) which is absolute bull .. american amazon has em for $170 new ($220 cad).
But who knows when the Canadian version will get a drastic price cut and who knows when my in-ears will ultimately meet their end.

Also, I heard from a fellow sennheiser user that the ATH-m50s are really overhyped and don't sound that great compared to his 558s (in all frequency ranges not just the slightly boosted sennheiser bass).
Thanks all
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Mufflertape
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Apr 10, 2018
Try looking at fostex tr70 80 90 series, many say 90 is king in that lineup and they can be had for 90$ American so right in the budget.
gory_glory0209
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Apr 5, 2018
M560's
DavidTheChrist
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Feb 6, 2018
Get the Beyerdynamics dt770 pro
Mshenay
127
Jan 3, 2018
EMU Purplehearts 100% https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-e-mu-purpleheart
Not sure how long they will be in stock, but I REALLY enjoy mine! Sound is quite balanced and reminiscent of the Sennhesier warmth. I find them to be sufficiently durable as well.
They are very easy to amp and quite comfy. More spacious than I expected as well.
escudo777
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Aug 2, 2017
Sennheiser hd598 or hd598 se.
Colman
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Jun 1, 2017
The Sennheiser HD 4.30s should be right in your wheel house. Or if you can find the 4.40s under your budget then you get the added benefit of wireless.
justforfun
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Apr 19, 2017
I'd take a look at Koss KSC-75 and hold on to it until Black Friday and get 598 (usually goes for $99).
SOULSIK
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Apr 16, 2017
hey, I am in Canada too and know your pain. I would recommend m40x if you are looking for portability as part of the package. Or hd598 if you are looking for more of a home use for a reasonably durable iem, I would recommend the se215 or re 400 (if you are looking for more a minimalistic look). both of them are durable and sound good for the price point around 100 to 120 cdn but can be found for cheaper on sale. Let me know if you want to discuss more, I can share best places to purchase products etc. hope this helped
Ross
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Apr 16, 2017
I like Sony MDR-7506 for ~100 pair of overears
dogface
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Sep 12, 2017
I think I got mine at $79 on amazon?
Lummerbummer
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Apr 16, 2017
Been looking a fair bit at the hifiman he-350s, any word on those?
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