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Best 5 headphones between $350-$500

The Great Studio Headphone Comparison Test
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3 men, 5 studio headphones, 6 ears and one single question posed to each of them: which headphone would you buy in the price range of $350 to $500 ?

Having recently entrusted our 3 editors to test 5 leading studio headphones (see links below to individual reviews) we have now asked them to simply rank them in the order of their liking.  Let’s check out the final showdown.

Red Led’s Ranking

Comparatif Casques1 – AKG K 702

2 – Ultrasone PRO2900

3 – Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro

4 – Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000

5 – Sennheiser HD650 

Will Zégal’s Ranking

1Comparatif Casques - AKG K 702

2 – Ultrasone PRO2900

3 – BeyerDynamic DT-880 Pro

4 – Sennheiser HD650

5 – Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000

Los Teignos’ Ranking

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1 - BeyerDynamic DT-880 Pro

2 – AKG K 702

3 – Ultrasone PRO 2900

4 – Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000

12 – Sennheiser HD650

  • Estylez 1 post
    Estylez
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    Posted on 08/12/2012 at 23:21:11
    I actually have been using Beats By Dre Headphones and they are amazing. Im always been pretty cheap with buying headphones but after spending $350 on these, i was amazed at the results they delivered. The noise cancellation is flawless and i was amazed on how Beats actually pack that much bass in the headphones. If anyone can tell me about better headphones to buy for around that price I'm all ears.
  • beatdrop 7 posts
    beatdrop
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    Posted on 09/25/2014 at 07:08:05
    Quote from Estylez:
    I actually have been using Beats By Dre Headphones and they are amazing. Im always been pretty cheap with buying headphones but after spending $350 on these, i was amazed at the results they delivered. The noise cancellation is flawless and i was amazed on how Beats actually pack that much bass in the headphones. If anyone can tell me about better headphones to buy for around that price I'm all ears.


    I'll agree on the noise cancellation, and beats are renowned for intense low end, but they are simply a complete and utter waste of money when it comes to mixing and mastering (should you need a portable solution). Even for just casual listening, you can find better noise canceling headphones without paying the $200+ premium that comes with being backed by apple and having dr. dre's name on it...

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