If you’re looking for some truly amazing sound reproduction, then you’re probably gonna spend a bit more on your headphones.
Now, I’m not saying you’re gonna have to spend an arm and a leg for high quality listening experience, in fact you can get a very good pair of headphones for under 200 bucks. Below are the top 5s.
Best Headphones under $200
1. Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
The collapsible design is ideally made for easy portability and convenient storage, and due to the closed-back cushioned earcup design these headphones give you tightly sealed isolation from outside noise.
Built to provide an exceptionally natural response for professional monitoring/mixing, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 feature 45mm neodymium drivers and soft, cushy earpads. The single-sided straight cable which comes with this pair of headphones ends in a gold-plated mini-plug with screw-on ¼” adapter.
Audio-Technica’s sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones Video Review
2. JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth In Ear Headphones
The JayBird BlueBuds X headphones deliver a crips sound with powerful bass response with zero distortion at higher volumes.
These are the ideal headphones for exercising due to their sweat-proof design and tight in ear fit.JayBird also gives you a lifetime warranty againts sweat.
The battery life on these earbuds is pretty long, up to 8 hours, giving you a full day of listening or a full week of workouts.
The Shift Premium Bluetooth Audio system developed by JayBird delivers clear precise audio similar to wired audio performance.
Overall, across the genres, the BlueBuds X provide a very clean mix, with a great balance between deep lows and crisp high-mids and highs. Frankly, they sound far better than most exercise earphones out there.
JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth In Ear Headphones Video Review
3. V-MODA Crossfade LP Over-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphones
The V-MODA Crossfade LP headphones provide you with deep vibrant bass, organic mid-range, and high-end clarity through their 50mm dual-diaphragm patented drivers. The dual-diaphragm is made of 2 rings, the inner and outer ring, which prevent the bass from bleeding into the mids and highs.
The frequency response on the V-MODAs is 5 – 30,000 Hz, delivering high quality sound reproduction across a wide range of music genres. What you’ll notice is that the imaging in these headphones is exactly like listening to incredibly high end stereo floor standing speakers. You can very precisely hear the location of instruments whenever the recordings had that information.
The durability of these headphones are military-level, in fact they come with a 1 year warranty and a 50% money back lifetime warranty.
V-MODA Crossfade LP Over-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphones Video Review
4. Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones
The HD 558s feature Sennheiser’s innovative E.A.R.(Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement) technology which ensures accurate channeling of audio signals into your ears, as well as sophisticated Duofol diaphragms which reduce unwanted resonances to an absolute minimum.
The optimized field-strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet systems yield an excellent dynamic response, while the Duofol diagrams offer transparency and minimal distortion. Sennheiser’s surround reflector creates an extended spatial sound field.
Chosen for their high efficiency and excellent dynamics, the lightweight aluminum voice coils together with the special diaphragm geometry reduce intermodulation distortion, while highly constant, compressed cellulose fleece reduces total harmonic distortion.
The cushy velour ear pads and headband cushion provides comfort even when you’re listening to the headphones for extended periods of time.
Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones Video Review
5. Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphone
Like all Grado headphones, the SR80i feature an open-back design, the biggest difference being that the foam earpads now cover the drivers, rather than encircle them.
The SR80is deliver rich, full mids, wonderful treble response and a good low end.
The 4 conductor connecting cable and larger ear cushions give a more open stage, for better bass resonance.
The Grado SR80i headphones provide out of the box compatibility with your iPod, iPhone and most Android smartphones.
If you’re not already an audiophile, you’ll be after listening to the Grado SR80is.
Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphone Video Review
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