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post #1 of 23
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Lately, I've been in the market for some new over-the-ear headphones (preferably closed for bass intensity without dominating, but not necessary) for general listening and gaming.  I've been looking for a headphone that has an existent, but not dominating bass.  Preferably a less direct or focused soundstage, it's just worked better for locating enemies in FPS games and also give a little more relaxed listening environment for my personal taste.  Preferably under $100, but I could go a little over budget if they're a good enough pair.  A few models I've already been looking at are:

 

  • Sony MDR-V6 (If available)
  • Shure SRH440
  • Sennheiser HD448
  • Superlux HD668B
  • Grado SR60

 

If anyone has any suggestions of which one of these to get, feedback would be great.  Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated as well.

Also, if anyone can tell me why every place I check is out of stock of the Sony MDR-V6 or has a higher than normal price for the pair, information would be appreciated.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 23

I would say if you are willing to add about $20 and get the m50's it would be great, or the pro700mk2 would even better but more expensive. I never really own one of these, but i tried out my friend's sr60 and the shure 440. I personally like the 440 more when it come to rock, grado for the slower songs.,(an amp should be added to your list too)

post #3 of 23

HeadFi headphones tend not to really be designed for games...I'd cross off the Grado SR60's unless you really love the Grado sound.

 

What music do you listen to?  That will be a better factor than the 'locating people in FPS'.

 

 

post #4 of 23

Tossing Koss DJ100's into the mix. 

post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 

 

 

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HeadFi headphones tend not to really be designed for games...I'd cross off the Grado SR60's unless you really love the Grado sound.

 

What music do you listen to?  That will be a better factor than the 'locating people in FPS'.

 

Yeah, I totally agree with you there, and these won't be used for just gaming, most of the time in fact they will be used for casual listening.  The genres I listen to the most are jazz, rock, and ska fairly frequently.  I also tend to listen to electronica while I game, so the game sounds aren't as important as having, for that genre, a more present (but not dominant) bass.

 

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I would say if you are willing to add about $20 and get the m50's it would be great

 

Can you really get M50s for $120?  If you have a place I can find them for at that price, I'd jump for those immediately.

 

 

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Tossing Koss DJ100's into the mix. 

 

I was looking at the DJ100s originally, but I heard they did vocal well and were fairly standard across the board for the rest.  Any opinion with the genres I listen to regarding these?


Edited by screemer11 - 1/23/12 at 11:04am
post #6 of 23

Jvc HA-RX900's? 

post #7 of 23

KRK KNS-8400s. Best pair of around-$100 headphones I've heard yet.  Usually $120 online.

post #8 of 23

What about the CAL! (Creative Aurvana Live!)

post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by screemer11 View Post
Also, if anyone can tell me why every place I check is out of stock of the Sony MDR-V6 or has a higher than normal price for the pair, information would be appreciated.


Because the stores with a lower prices sell more MDR-V6s and run out sooner.

Could be some of the V6s headphone parts were made in Thailand.

Currently the Sony MDR-V6s are on back order for about two weeks.

Great prices on used ones on eBay.

 

 

post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Marximus View Post
KRK KNS-8400s. Best pair of around-$100 headphones I've heard yet.  Usually $120 online.


I've only seen good things said about the KRK KNS 8400

 

 

post #11 of 23

I think I saw the m50 on amazon for about 120 or so, this is coiled version.

post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by derycksan View Post

Tossing Koss DJ100's into the mix. 



  I'll second that.  For rock and jazz they sound superb.  This also depends on what you are powering them with . I use mine on my Onkyo stereo with a 12 band equalizer  so I can get really good sound out of them .   Great cans for the price!!  L3000.gif


Edited by smedley - 1/23/12 at 5:56pm
post #13 of 23

denon 5000 is beta

post #14 of 23
Tell us where to get the D5000 for under $100, and we'll believe you.
post #15 of 23

 Hi i have a lens on my top rated headphones under £100 if this helps - http://www.squidoo.com/best-headphones-under-100pounds

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