View Full Version : headphones. Budget $100

14-01-2012, 04:32 PM

Preferably something I can buy local, DSE, Noel lemmings, Hardly Normals...

Any recommendations?

14-01-2012, 04:38 PM
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/peripherals/headsets-microphones/headsets/auction-438773056.htm jb hifi might stock them.

14-01-2012, 08:51 PM
Yeah, They look good, But I need to buy something tomorrow.

Jb hifi have a pretty junky looking range.

Alex B
14-01-2012, 08:58 PM
JB seemed to have the best range I could find around. HN have some ok as well, but nothing decent around the $100 mark. I've just brought some AKG Q 460's, they are over $300 in NZ I got them for about $116 from ebay. Headphone prices are a joke in NZ.

14-01-2012, 09:04 PM
hmmm...Those Skull Candy ones at JB HiFi put me off...I have no idea of their quality but it looks like gear for children, the only Sennheiser ones I saw on their site seemed to be the low end/junk end of the range, and the $130 sony units had terrible reviews and sell overseas for $30. Bearing in mind I'm looking at gear around the $100 mark.

Noel Leeming have some real nice looking gear at that price point, but its all on a 4 day order system, pointless shopping with the supermarket-level stores if they can't supply on the spot, thats the one and only benefit they have.

14-01-2012, 09:06 PM




14-01-2012, 09:13 PM


Yeah, Those are junk.

14-01-2012, 09:22 PM
I guess you will be pretty much stuck with junk at that price range though.

I got some nice Shure earphones but double your budget for their entry level.

Good luck.

14-01-2012, 10:04 PM
Certainly seems that way if I want something off the shelf.

I would be seriously looking at the Sennheiser hd449 or the HD239 if they held them as stock.

15-01-2012, 09:30 AM
Certainly seems that way if I want something off the shelf.

I would be seriously looking at the Sennheiser hd449 or the HD239 if they held them as stock.Let me know what you settle on. I will be in the market for some real soon but have no idea what I am looking for

15-01-2012, 04:47 PM
Done the rounds of the junk shops today, Noel leemings, Norman Ross, DSE, Bond+Bond.

What a load of over priced junk, I tried on a set of $425 headphones, they sounded like crap, For that amount of money I'd want liquid gold to flow through my ears. And f-f-s Beats by Dr Dre is not music. Its like watching a screen that only shows green, Lots of green.

I had intended to buy a pair but seeing them in the flesh put me off, I'd rather go without.

15-01-2012, 10:48 PM
how about something like this? http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=637151 look pretty good.