• Best Basshead Headphones

    Hawaiibadboy’s list of the top 10 basshead headphones, with help from cb3723. The Best Bass Headphones are.. ( “The EXTREME BASS Club”)

    1. JVC HA-SZ2000
    2. Fostex TH900
    3. Sony XB1000
    4. JVC HA-SZ1000
    5. Fostex TH600
    6. JVC HA-MR77x
    7. HPH Yamaha Pro 500
    8. Audio Technica ATH Pro700mk2
    9. V-MODA Crossfade M-100
    10. Monster Beats DETOX Pro

    Honorable mentions at the bottom…

    This is the hunt for the Top 10 Bass headphones on the consumer market. The list will be compiled and based on identical set-ups (or similar) and tracks with identical Eq sloping/boosting.

    The list is organized from most bass (#1) to least (#10).


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    #1 JVC HA-SZ2000

    Driver size: 55mm “Sub-woofer”/ 30mm CNT
    • Impedance: 16 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: Exceptional +30dB @45Hz
    • EQ: Needs
    • Genre: Anything
    • Weakness: Veiled , Poor stock pads


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    #2 Fostex TH900

    Driver size: 50mm dia Nd magnet
    • Impedance: 25 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: ?
    • EQ: Needs (raise bass only)
    • Genre: Anything
    • Weakness:…Price?


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    #3 Sony XB1000

    Driver size: 70mm Mylar (PET)
    • Impedance: 24 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: ?
    • EQ: Needs
    • Genre: HipHop/EDM/?
    • Weakness: Pillow pads absorb too much of the hit


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    #4 JVC HA-SZ1000

    Driver size: 55mm “Sub-woofer”/ 30mm CNT

    • Impedance: 16 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: Exceptional +30dB @45Hz
    • EQ: Needs
    • Genre: Anything
    • Weakness: Less veiled than sz2k but veiled, Poor stock pads


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    #5 FOSTEX TH600 (or TH-X00)

    Driver size: 50mm dia Nd magnet / bio-dynamic diaphragm

    • Impedance: 25 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom:
    • EQ: Needs (raise bass only)
    • Genre: Anything
    • Weakness: Treble can be fatiguing.
    • TH-X00: With TH-600 pads and EQ, they can hit just as hard as the TH-600 for less and with wood cups.


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    #6 JVC HA-MR77x

    Driver size: 55mm “Sub-woofer”/ 30mm CNT

    • Impedance: 46 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: Good/Great 16-20dB @45Hz
    • EQ: Needs (to raise mids)
    • Genre: Hip-Hop
    • Weakness: Mids sound like ass


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    #7 HPH Yamaha Pro 500

    Driver size: 50mm Mylar (PET)

    • Impedance: 32 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: ?
    • EQ: Needs (raise bass only)
    • Genre: Anything
    • Weakness: Pad size (shallow)


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    #8 Audio Technica -ATH Pro700mk2

    Driver size: 53mm Mylar (PET)

    • Impedance: 68 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: ?
    • EQ: Needs (raise bass only)
    • Genre: Anything
    • Weakness: Pad size (shallow)


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    #9 V-MODA Crossfade M-100

    Driver size: 50mm Mylar (PET)

    • Impedance: 32 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: ?
    • EQ: Needs (raise bass only)
    • Genre: Anything
    • Weakness: Pad size (shallow)


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    #10 Monster Beats DETOX Pro

    Driver size: 50mm Mylar (PET)

    • Impedance: 32 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: Good +14dB @45Hz
    • EQ: Needs
    • Genre: Hip-Hop/EDM
    • Weakness:

     



    Worthy Mentions

    JVC HP-DX1000/DX2000

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    Part of my personal collection is the JVC HP-DX1000. It’s a beautiful headphone that pushes some of the most bass impact of any headphone out there stock. It sounds gorgeous with its unique wood-mounted drivers, is very comfortable, causes zero listening fatigue, and isolates well. It doesn’t make the top 10 because EQ doesn’t quite push the slam into insane territory, but it can shake your ears despite having plush leather earpads. If you’re a basshead-audiophile, these are right up there with the Fostex TH600/TH900 in sonic bliss.

    Driver size: 50mm Neodymium Magnet (Wood Mounted)

    • Impedance: 64 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: Good +15dB @ 45Hz
    • EQ: Needs (raise bass only)
    • Genre: Any
    • Weakness: Expensive

    Razer Kraken

    Driver size: 40mm Neodymium Magnet

    • Impedance: 32 Ohm
    • Amp Headroom: ?
    • EQ: Needs (raise bass only)
    • Genre: Hip-Hop/EDM/Gaming
    • Weakness: Mids like ass?

    4 thoughts on “Best Basshead Headphones

    • hawaiibadboy says:

      If you can add cb3723 to the credit on top that’d be awesome. If not for him the list wouldn’t be as legit as it is. Love the site 🙂

    • MKRN says:

      Have you tried out the skullcandy crushers? would like to see where they place on the list

    • Radec says:

      Have you ever tried the Beyerdynamic DT 770s? I’m curious what you think of them in regards to the others on this list. They have pretty deep bass extension and benefit a lot from EQing up the low end while EQing out a bit of the harshness of the highs.

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