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March 2, 2012 5:06 PM Subscribe
Audio filter: My beloved Sennheiser HD 202 desk headphones died last weekend. What should I replace them with?
I prefer to keep a desk set of headphones for listening to things at my computer, but the aforementioned Sennheisers finally went out in one ear. I really don't want to spend more than $50 on headphones, but I'm reading a lot on sites like Head-Fi that the best deal under $100 are the Grado SR60i's, which are $80. I've thought about buying another pair of HD202s, but I suspect that I may be able to do better. The 202s took on a muddy quality that I didn't notice until I plugged in my new walking-around headphones (some Audio Technica ATH-FC700s, which are tight but good for being mobile and recommended) and was surprised at how much cleaner they sounded.
Because they are desk headphones, I'm not worried about portability, looks, or durability too much. I just want them to sound good (there is quite a bit of bass and electronic music in my life, if that's a factor), be relatively comfortable, and be a good value.