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.