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Best Bass Headphones

Songs that make you move the most are the ones with a booming kick drum rocking the beat steady. Alongside that comes the bone shaking bass grooving along with the kick. We all have songs that fit this description. Some may be a good jam like “I Know You Know” by Esperanza Spalding or maybe you go hard with a hip hop beat like in “HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar. Either end of the spectrum, everyone can enjoy some good low end. Sometimes, you want to get hit a little harder than normal. To do that you could turn up the subs in your car or sound system. Unfortunately we do not always have the freedom to do that in public, which is why we look for headphones that stand out above the rest with a booming low end response.

Closed Back vs Open Back

One thing to think about when looking around at headphones is aspects about them that would affect the sound. The biggest factor outside of the actual materials involved with the headphones is whether or not the headphones are closed back or open back. The difference is easy to notice. Closed back headphones are what most headphones are; they have no openings along them excluding the opening for the ears. Open back headphones are ones that have openings along the back like the DT 990 Pro.

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Beyerdynamic- DT 990 Pro

In the picture you can see that the back of the headphones has slits in it. These slits serve to not hold all of the frequencies in on the ears of the listener. This is about as close as someone can get to an open room sound while listening on headphones.

Closed back headphones are better for low end response because the low frequencies do not dissipate outwards, but are held on the ears creating a bigger boom for the listener. That is why, in this article, we will be focusing on closed back headphones only.

Best Bass Headphones

Skullcandy Crusher

Price (before shipping)- $109.75

 

Skullcandy Crusher

Skullcandy- Crusher

Skullcandy has always been a brand that I enjoyed. Part of that may be the sentimental value of them from growing up. This was the brand you wanted to have for headphones or earbuds. The brand itself has aged well and they still have many quality products. On top of being great headphones for bass, these headphones are also noise cancelling to give you an even more immersive listening experience.

Price

Bluetooth Wired Frequency Response Around Ear On Ear
$109.75 20Hz- 20kHz

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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

Price (before shipping)- $49.00

 

Audio Technica ATH M20x

Audio-Technica- ATH-M20x

I have personally used these as well as had many friends use them. Audio-Technica has created a great product for consumer and even pros alike. Many friends of mine used these for film audio editing in college and created some great videos. On top of that, they just sound good all around for easy listening or going hard with a bass heavy track.

Price

Bluetooth Wired Frequency Response Around Ear On Ear
$49 X 15Hz- 20kHz

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Sol Republic Tracks HD

Price (before shipping)- $54.99

 

Sol Republic Tracks HD

Sol Republic- Tracks HD (black)

I think about halfway through freshman year I broke a pair of Sony headphones that I had abused and a good friend of mine gave me a pair of Sol Republic headphones that he did not use anymore. When I listened through them I was immediately hooked. The low end was fantastic and they were extremely comfortable and durable. I would suggest these headphones to anyone into rap or EDM styles of music.

Price

Bluetooth Wired Frequency Response Around Ear On Ear
$54.99 X ? X

AKG AKB K92

Price (before shipping)- $59.00

 

AKG AKB K92

AKG- AKB K92

I have not used these specific headphones but similar ones from AKG. I generally give them to whoever I am tracking live with because they work well at giving them enough volume without bleeding into the microphone. On top of that I have used them for easy listening on my own or when I was wanting to drown out the noises around me to concentrate.

Price

Bluetooth Wired Frequency Response Around Ear On Ear
$59.00 X 16Hz- 20kHz

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Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

Price (before shipping)- $168.11

 

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

Beyerdynamic- DT 770 Pro

Beyerdynamic makes some of my favorite headphones for editing as well as listening. The wide cup surrounding the ear puts little to no pressure on you making it one of the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. On top of that, they sound amazing. Beyerdynamic has made some amazing mics over the years and have moved into a realm where you can listen to the music those mics recorded on another amazing product from the same company.

Price

Bluetooth Wired Frequency Response Around Ear On Ear
$168.11 X 5Hz- 35kHz

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