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Offline Grainger49

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$200 And Under Crack Headphones For A Friend
« on: October 03, 2014, 09:02:13 AM »
One of my buddies wants to go back to vinyl and headphones.  He says he likes to listen loud.  I'm going to build a Crack for him, he has no skills in this area. 

So I'm looking for recommendations for rocking headphones in the $200 range.

Thanks in advance.

I had hit the Crackheadphone link and it was dead.  I see it on the product page.  That is a good option.  Will it rock?
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Re: $200 And Under Crack Headphones For A Friend
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 09:21:40 AM »
I went to the Crackheadphone folder and looked at the second sticky.  This one gives 404:

http://bottlehead.com/store.php/products/bottleheadphone-kit

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« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 10:16:42 AM by Kris »
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Re: $200 And Under Crack Headphones For A Friend
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 11:08:29 AM »
Kris,

Great!  I'll start feeding my buddy, Steve, this information. 

Those look good and have a goodly drop in price.

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Re: $200 And Under Crack Headphones For A Friend
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 11:22:31 AM »
It's probably worth pointing out that the Crackheadphones are $119 when ordered with a Crack.
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Re: $200 And Under Crack Headphones For A Friend
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2014, 02:57:51 PM »
Joshua,  I didn't realize that they were still available as a combo.

So thanks!  I'll start working on Steve about the combo.

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Re: $200 And Under Crack Headphones For A Friend
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 04:57:25 AM »
I have been looking for affordable high impedance headphones to go with the Crack and Koss is typically the only one that satisfies this requirement.

Koss MV1- 250 ohm
Koss Pro-4AA- 250 ohm
Koss Pro-4AAT- 250 ohm
Koss Pro-4AAAT- 250 ohm

All of them available for less then $100. At some point I saw the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm for $150 but then I think they realized what they were selling and the price went back up to $220.
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Re: $200 And Under Crack Headphones For A Friend
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2014, 02:56:11 PM »
Steve and I had opted for the Bottleheadphone.  Then he said he didn't need another hobby about a week ago.