Today, I test out nine of the most popular and requested headphones under $200. I test them out with different people so I can tell you which ones sound the best for casual music listening PLUS which pair I would chose for professional sound/music production.
As a filmmaker, I want a pair of headphones that will sound good when mixing sound and music, but it also has to be something
I can use in the field to capturing production sound.
I’ve divided the headphones into three groups based on the price range:
For the test, I had each person close their eyes or look away so they didn’t know which headphones they were trying out. This assured that nobody was biased towards a certain brand or judged the headphones based on the price.
Here are my test results
Here is how many votes each pair of headphones got:
3 votes for Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
2 votes for Meze 73 Ebony Wood Headphones
0 votes for Beats by Dr. Dre Solo2
3 votes for Sennheiser HD 280
2 votes for Sony MDR-7506
0 votes for Senal SMH-1000
3 votes for Koss PortaPro
1 votes for Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
1 votes for Polsen HPC-A30
All the headphones are available at BH Photo Video, except for the Meze 73 Ebony Wood Headphones, which are available on the manufacturer’s website. Please follow the links above to purchase or find out more.