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I only listen to hip hop and I like bass. So naturally I was looking for bass headphones. But now that I've researched more I'm wondering if I should get an amp with bass boost abilities and normal headphones or just bassy headphones. If you have recommendations I'd love to hear those too.
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ReneVillela
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Jun 13, 2018
IF you are an Apple user.... or you listen from iPhone or a Mac, before buying headphones or amp get a free trial of BOOM. The app for iPhone is free (I think) and the App for Mac costs around 15 bucks. try it for a week (1 week free trial) if that is not enough go back to plan A.
jaydunndiddit
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Jun 13, 2018
I don't know your budget but Campfire Audio has some solid bass-cannons: the Vega (dynamic driver IEM) and the Cascade (closed back can). My goto are Shure 846's and love them with their black filter and foamies when I'm craving something bass heavy.
A community member
Jun 10, 2018
Hi there
How much bass are we talking you know if you are full on basshead and have time to search out an eq I would say the JVC sz2000 for absolute sub bass but do take time to sort out. If you are in the I like bass but not the type to blow my head off then I would say either the dt770 or a B&O h6 both are slightly bass heavy but not to the extreme.
JaxL
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Jun 10, 2018
thanks man
OCBob
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Jun 9, 2018
If you like bass, a naturally bassy headphone would be better than over-boosting a less bassy can. The housing is generally most responsible for the bass levels, and a closed can will generally have more bass than an open headphone. If you boost a less bassy can you will certainly be introducing more distortion as well. My go-to bass head set is a Sony MDR 1A, if I want great sub-bass (quality, not quantity) I go with my BDyamics DT770 80ohms.
JaxL
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Jun 10, 2018
thanks man, much appreciated
OCBob
524
Jun 10, 2018
You're welcome.
DenonFanboy
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Jun 9, 2018
Should def get the Fostex TH-X00 Purplehearts but knowing your budget would help.
DenonFanboy
803
Jun 10, 2018
Try getting the V-MODA Crossfade M-100
JaxL
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Jun 10, 2018
alright thanks man
tyll
95
Jun 9, 2018
Then you should have a look at sony mdr z7 or if your budget is lower the modhouse argon, or just both.
Rhamnetin
177
Jun 9, 2018
I would just go for quality stuff, namely a good planar magnetic headphone since only these and top flight Stax headphones can deliver sub-bass. Got a budget to work with?
ridhuankim
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Jun 8, 2018
In general, you should neutral amp (maybe with bass boost... or not) so you can listen to other types of music in the future. Flavoring the sound should be at the headphones.... so you can buy neutral sounding headphones in case you want to switch.
If you want bass heavy sound..... Sony would serve you pretty well. They equalize pretty well too. So with bass boost on + eq + Sony headphones..... it would be a treat.
Sony headphones are usually bass heavy. In my case when I want drowning bass I use MDR-ZX330BT. It is cheap and wireless. It doesnt feel like quality but it does feel like it will survive anything.
Good music exists in all genres, don't let curmudgeons tell you what to like. They like to shit on things they don't understand and that challenge their opinion of what music "should be". They don't understand the skill involved in creating a quality rap or hip-hop track. For the uninitiated here is some insight into exactly what makes some rappers artists... https://rappingmanual.com/how-to-rap-like-rakim/
Side note: BAD music also exists in every genre, including those that certain curmudgeons consider "real music".
RayF
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Jun 8, 2018
Try this five-step approuch:
Step 1. stop listening to hip-hop. Step 2. stop waisting money audio equipment until you've accomplished step 1. Step 3. start saving now for the hearing aids you're going need a little later on in life (hearing loss is permanent and good hearing aids cost many times what a good pair of Audiophile headphones cost. Step 4. buy some Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus albums.
Motorrad
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Jun 10, 2018
I choose square, but if I get that itch for some predictable, middle-of-the-road mediocrity, I'll look you up.
RayF
22319
Jun 10, 2018
No obla "Square" but any time you want to rise above "middle-of-the-road mediocrity" we'll all be here for you.
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