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post #25726 of 29491
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Budget: I only have about $60 right now but I might be able to save up to around $100 max.

My current headphones still work but they're falling apart, both ear cups broke and easily come out, the pressure of the headband holds them on my head still, but I'd rather not have headphones that could break at any moment and leave me without any decent ones while I wait for shipping. So I CAN wait and save up more but I'd rather not.


Current headphones: JVC HARX-700s

Sound card: Asus Xonar DS


My 700s aren't bad but I play Bf3 competitively so I would like an upgrade for gaming, and as long as it's not a downgrade for music/other stuff it's fine. I mainly listen to Metal.

I wear glasses and I wear my headphones basically all day so they need to be comfortable. These 700s hurt the left side my head (idk why it's only the left, maybe my head is lopsided, lol) after a couple hours unless I adjust my glasses to a place not so optimal for vision.

I'm not exactly sure how much sound leaks from open headphones but I share a room with my brother and I don't want him to be able to hear them from across the room.


Based on the 'OCN's Most Recommended Audio Products'(that's the forum I use the most, I just came here to get some more advice) and some other threads here, I think the Superlux 668Bs or Samson SR850s might be good for me? I like the detachable cable on the Superlux too because every once in a while my dog trys to paw at me and gets his paw caught on my cable and pulls it down.

Ahh, a fellow Battlefielder. You're in a good position because you already have a decent sound card that you can run Dolby Headphone from, which gives good surround sound for gaming. The other good news is if you're serious about the competitive gaming, it doesn't take much to have the best headphone for it. You'll want to look at the Audio Technica AD700. They're $100 new, but can be found used for $70. For absolute detail whoring and positional audio, it does not get much better than the AD700. They are open so sound is going to leak in and out of them, but there aren't many closed-back cans, and none in your price range, that are going to deliver the sound stage needed for competitive gaming.
post #25727 of 29491
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Ahh, a fellow Battlefielder. You're in a good position because you already have a decent sound card that you can run Dolby Headphone from, which gives good surround sound for gaming. The other good news is if you're serious about the competitive gaming, it doesn't take much to have the best headphone for it. You'll want to look at the Audio Technica AD700. They're $100 new, but can be found used for $70. For absolute detail whoring and positional audio, it does not get much better than the AD700. They are open so sound is going to leak in and out of them, but there aren't many closed-back cans, and none in your price range, that are going to deliver the sound stage needed for competitive gaming.


Will they be a downgrade for music though? Also when I was thinking about getting the Superlux 668B I got attached to the idea of having a detachable cable (lol I made a punny) for the reason I already said about my dog and to make them easily portable without having to redo my desks cable management.

I don't know, I'm considering it because I found some refurbished for $70 though.


Edited by TheYonderGod - 3/6/13 at 11:25pm
post #25728 of 29491
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Will they be a downgrade for music though? Also when I was thinking about getting the Superlux 668B I got attached to the idea of having a detachable cable (lol I made a punny) for the reason I already said about my dog and to make them easily portable without having to redo my desks cable management.
I don't know, I'm considering it because I found some refurbished for $70 though.

I don't know much about your current JVC cans, but I really don't see how the AD700 would be a downgrade from them. That's really dependent on what kind of signature you want. It is true the AD700 lacks low end and they won't shine on music that is bass heavy, but they are still widely considered to be the gateway drug into the audiophile world for a reason. I don't know enough about the Superlux to speak to those.
Edited by roguegeek - 3/7/13 at 12:21am
post #25729 of 29491
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I don't know much about your current JVC cans, but I really don't see how they will be. It is true the AD700 lacks low end and they won't shine on music that is bass heavy, but they are still widely considered to be the gateway drug into the audiophile world for a reason. I don't know enough about the Superlux to speak to those.


Alright, good enough for me, and my headphones just broke even more so I need to hurry up and order, so I'll just order them. Thanks for the help :)

post #25730 of 29491
My old headphones broke and I'm now looking for a new pair. My prefered music is heavy dubstep and I like it really loud. I'm looking for headphones with a good all around quality of sound but with a slightly better bass. My budget is <$40 and I would like them to be circumaural and comfortable.
post #25731 of 29491
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My old headphones broke and I'm now looking for a new pair. My prefered music is heavy dubstep and I like it really loud. I'm looking for headphones with a good all around quality of sound but with a slightly better bass. My budget is <$40 and I would like them to be circumaural and comfortable.

Well you can get the sony xb500's for $50. Tons of bass, mids and highs are "okay" considering its price. The jvc rx700 and the panasonic htf600 are also great phones for the money. Not too familiar with other phones but the ones I mentioned are pretty popular here on head-fi. Good luck..

post #25732 of 29491
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Well you can get the sony xb500's for $50. Tons of bass, mids and highs are "okay" considering its price. The jvc rx700 and the panasonic htf600 are also great phones for the money. Not too familiar with other phones but the ones I mentioned are pretty popular here on head-fi. Good luck..


What about the senns hd201?


Edited by musiclife - 3/12/13 at 3:31pm
post #25733 of 29491
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My old headphones broke and I'm now looking for a new pair. My prefered music is heavy dubstep and I like it really loud. I'm looking for headphones with a good all around quality of sound but with a slightly better bass. My budget is <$40 and I would like them to be circumaural and comfortable.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007TW93CI/ref=dp_olp_new_map?ie=UTF8&condition=new

post #25734 of 29491
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What about the senns hd201?

I heard some reviews on the sennheiser hd201 to be a bit weak or something idk still considering
post #25735 of 29491
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What about the senns hd201?

My 201s have recently broken, and are being replaced by HD439s. They do sound pretty good for what they cost, (often around $20 online) but honestly I would spend more for something of higher quality.

post #25736 of 29491

Hello everyone.

 

My brother's girlfriend is looking for headphones and since I'm a little out of touch with the general headphone market myself I'm asking you guys/gals here for advice.

 

Budget is € 200,- and the headphones will be bought in/from Austria.

 

Requirements:

 

Open, circumaural, need to sound well from a soundcard, no Sennheisers. A long cable would be a plus.

 

Thanks for any input!

post #25737 of 29491
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Hello everyone.

My brother's girlfriend is looking for headphones and since I'm a little out of touch with the general headphone market myself I'm asking you guys/gals here for advice.

Budget is € 200,- and the headphones will be bought in/from Austria.

Requirements:

Open, circumaural, need to sound well from a soundcard, no Sennheisers. A long cable would be a plus.

Thanks for any input!
Check out the AKG Q701, she might like those and they meet your criteria.
post #25738 of 29491
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Check out the AKG Q701, she might like those and they meet your criteria.

Those seem to be more about € 250 - 300 in Europe. Would you have any idea where they could be found cheaper?

post #25739 of 29491
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Check out the AKG Q701, she might like those and they meet your criteria.

Those seem to be more about € 250 - 300 in Europe. Would you have any idea where they could be found cheaper?


Does her sound card have an amp?  If not, anything in the Q/K 70x line is not a good choice.

post #25740 of 29491

So I'm really interested in getting a long-term pair of headphones after a depressing line of Apple earbuds, $5 Big-Lots in-ear headphones, a pair of bottom-line Koss buds, 2 pairs of Ink'd buds, a pair of iFrogz Ozone w/ mic buds, and probably a couple of other pairs of headphones that I've forgotten, I'm getting tired of throwing away my money, and I have developed a minor hatred for in ear headphones.

 

Ideally I would like (ranked by importance on a scale of 1-10, 1 being more important & 10 being less important)

1.DURABLE

2.Portable

3.Comfortable (I don't have a weird shaped head or anything)

3.Good sound for both metal/dubstep* and gaming

4.Compatible with Xbox/PC (thoughts on adapters?)

4.Gaming/general purpose mic (detachable or stowable)

4.Somewhat isolating (so probably closed headphones)

5.Possible use with a mobile amp (thoughts?)

7.Aesthetics (i know its kinda superficial)

 

*I also listen to a variety of other genres including soundtrack, spoken word (podcasts, youtube vids, etc.), a tiny bit of bluegrass (stuff like Nickle Creek and Mark Kroos), and a healthy dose of alt and punk, but NOT including rap, pop, or hip-hop. I listed metal and dubstep both because they represent the majority of what I listen to and because I'm believe they would be the most technically demanding of my audio intake.

 

I'm really looking for some general feedback on what price range I would be looking at (I don't have a lot of cash but I'm looking into getting a job soon), or if headphones fitting this description even exist. Should I try to get an all in on deal, or should I get some durable headphones for on the go and some better sounding but possibly less sturdy headphones at home? I don't know much at all about sound cards so if its relevant any info on that subject would be appreciated as well.

 

Thanks again!

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