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What are some good headphones for under $100?

Asked by justn (1382points) December 30th, 2008

I’m looking for some over ear headphones that have great lows, and crisp mids and highs. They can’t sound muddy at all, and they must be comfortable to wear for hours at a time.

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Lightlyseared's avatar

Personally I find earcanal phones produce a much better sound for the price and are a lot more comfortable than headphones.

justn's avatar

@ lightlyseared

I do have some Shure E2Cs. If you could recommend a nice pair of in ear headphones that are better than those for under $100 I’d love to check them out.

PupnTaco's avatar

I just got my son these Skullcandy headphones for Xmas – he loves them.

peedub's avatar

Full price, these are just over $100, but I’m sure you can find them for under. They’re effin’ amazing. I basically sleep with them in.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Before we start I'd like to appologise for using for the prices, but Im in the UK...

Sennheiser CX300 Ear-Canal Headphones $60. I had a pair for a long time and they sound pretty good.

You can Bose in ear phones for $100. I’ve never tried them but I know a number of people who say they good.

I have a pair Shure SE110’s ($90) mainly because they were the first I saw that you could use with an iphone (you can get a little adapter thingy with a mic and a button). The sound could be better but they are really comfortable. The foam tips they come with are damn fine.

For everyday use I go with ultimate ears 5pro which I love but they may be out of your price range.

sndfreQ's avatar

If you are looking for entry-level pro headphones, some good recommendations can be found at and

Just search under Headphones under $100 and you’ll get some informed opinions. For my money I’d lean toward Audio Technica ATH-M50 or Sennheiser HD50 or Grado SR-80

sndfreQ's avatar

Sorry…that’s Sennheiser HD-280 Pro…those three models are all in that $100 range and are excellent choices.

RandomMrdan's avatar

@justn and sndfreQ I agree with both of you, Shure E2’s are amazing, I own a pair, and also the Sennheiser brand headphones are amazing as well. Vendors give me all sorts of free stuff, and they gave me a pair of Shure E2’s that retailed for $99.99 and I’ve loved them so far.

KatawaGrey's avatar

If you’re cool with earbuds, I have gummy from jvc. They produce nice sound and cost something like $10 a pop.

ilovemetrostation's avatar

i like the bose earbuds. they are a little hard to get used to but they are pretty comfortable after you get used to themm

justn's avatar

Thanks for all of the input guys! I went out to Guitar Center to try out some headphones and I went with the Sennheiser HD-280 Pros. Great sounding cans for $89!

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