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I want a good pair of headphones for use at home only. My budget it $60-70. I want something thats comfortable to wear for extended periods. I don't need "noise cancelling" but something that will keep the outside noise out.

Also, I want a pair of portable earbuds that are READ: not the in-ear style. I can't deal with the feeling of something shoved inside my ear for extended periods of time. Bass response is very important for the earbuds. My budget here is $40-50. What do you guys recommend.


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I want a good pair of headphones for use at home only. My budget it $60-70. I want something thats comfortable to wear for extended periods. I don't need "noise cancelling" but something that will keep the outside noise out.

Also, I want a pair of portable earbuds that are READ: not the in-ear style. I can't deal with the feeling of something shoved inside my ear for extended periods of time. Bass response is very important for the earbuds. My budget here is $40-50. What do you guys recommend.
IMO you won't find great bass response in outside-of-the-ear-canal buds.

For circumaural headphones I like the AKG K240S studio series. I have picked up a couple of pairs in around $100 each either used or on sale.
 

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Have a look around Audiogon and Canuck Audio Mart, you may be able to find a used pair that suits your needs.

Althought I have not heard them, Grado (makers of very high quality kans), have something called iGrado" in the $50 range. Obviously, you will not be purchasing a ultra high end pair of headphones but given the company's reputation for outstanding quality, it should offer great value for the money spent. I personally like the look but not for everyone.
 

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I'm not a hip hopper. Grados are out of the question, too expensive. Does anyone know what sort of specs i should look for in a set of headphones? There are all kinds of different ones mentioned on the packages.
 

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I bought a set of in the ear style buds to try. They're made by Philips and are highly reviewed. The thing I like is they stay in my ear without having to be pushed really deep into the ear canal. Thats the reason I never liked any of the other in-ear style buds. They also really block out external sound without making me feel like I'm packed full of earwax. LOL The sound is pretty good but it lacks some of the bass I wanted. I have 30 days to return the,.
 

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