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    I have been looking into getting a new pair of headphones and i think i have finally narrowed her down. Im looking at sol republic tracks HD or Beats by Dre Mixr. the sol republics are $150 and the mixrs are $250. Please leave any advice about which one you would choose and recommend others if you can think of anything else. Im on a budget of $250 by the way. All responses are appreciated.
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    I'm not familiar with the Sol Republic brand, but most here would advise you against buying any Monster products. If you are going to spend upwards of $250 on headphones, i would take some of these suggestions to heart.
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    Either of the above. I have the Sennheiser HD25's, and the Allen & Heath XD2-53's. Both are excellent.

    Was going to get the AIAIAI's too, but figured 3 sets of great headphones would be too much.
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    ATH-M50's and a box of beer with the change from the $250
    But seriously, whatever you decide, please don't buy Beats. I saw a review that rated a $50 pair of Sony's higher than the top model.
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    Neither. Anyone mentioning "Beats" on here typically gets a massive laugh out of everyone else on the forum.

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    With 250 you could get a pair of IEMs custom molded for your ears, or a higher end pair of regular IEM or headphones
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    ATH-M50's and a box of beer with the change from the $250
    But seriously, please don't buy Beats. I saw a review that rated a $50 pair of Sony's higher than the top Beats model.
    I heartily second this. Beats sound awful, and, while a bit better, SOL Republic headphones are also a "style over substance" brand. A pair of Audio-Technical ATH-M50s sound excellent and also offer a 38 OHMs version that won't require a dedicated headphone amp, either. At your budget, you would be best served looking at the low-mid range of Sennheiser HD headphones (each one has its own sound characteristic, so look them up), AKG, or Audio-Technica.

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    Please do not get Beats. You have a solid budget, try some AnH or sennheisers or Pios.
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