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Closed, over ear headphone under $100, also gaming

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So I'm looking through some threads, but I can't quite determine whether the headphone I'm looking at are a good fit for me.

 

I'm looking for a closed, over ear headphone under $100 that is good for rock and electronic music I guess, but also good enough for gaming (I don't really know much about headphones, but I guess that for gaming I would really a good stage??). I'm in a bit of a hurry because I need to order in the next few hours so I can get it on time. Must have in stock and be sold by Amazon, please.

 

I don't know much about music types (do I know anything well? lol), but I listen to:

  • The Allman Brothers, CCR
  • Daft Punk, Moby, Jamiroquai
  • Deep Purple, Pink Floyd,Led Zeppelin
  • Def Leppard,  Queens of the stone age, Ratt, Van Halen, Supertramp
  • Ennio Morricone
  • Muse, The Killers, Strokes

 

Please help me out, I guess that's kind of Rock'ish and electronic?

Gaming would mostly first person shooters and racing so I need some good spacial awareness.

 

I'm using right now Sennheiser 202's, so I'm looking at this price range to gradually increase the quality before I go nuts on the high end stuff.

 

Cheers!

 

Oh, almost forgot, here are some models I'm seeing, really open to any other suggestions

  • Sony MDR 7506
  • Sennheiser hd 280 pro
  • Shure SRH440

Also:

  • Superlux 668b
  • Harx 700
  • Shure SRH240

Edited by asfbr - 10/7/13 at 11:56am
post #2 of 4

I'm assuming this headphone is for a Win PC, using on-board audio.

 

Sold on Amazon

Gemini HSR-1000, $66

Samson SR-950, comes with Velour ear pads, $70

 

Asus Xonar DG (PCI) sound card, $25.99 and there is a $10 mail in rebate this month.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply! Yes, it is mostly for PC usage, perhaps on a tablet every now and then.

I've been told my motherboard (got a gigabyte Z77x D3H) has a good onboard card, will I be able to tell the difference with a Xonar?

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Originally Posted by asfbr View Post
 

Thanks for the reply! Yes, it is mostly for PC usage, perhaps on a tablet every now and then.

I've been told my motherboard (got a Gigabyte Z77x D3H) has a good on-board card, will I be able to tell the difference with a Xonar?

Z77X D3H, on-board audio VT 2021, it might be decent, but Gigabyte might have picked because it is cheaper then Realtek, but I have not done any reading up on the VIA VT chip-sets, so I might not be able to make an informed opinion.

As the Xonar DG comes with a headphone amplifier, it might give a slight improvement.

The DG is $15.99 (after mail in rebate, plus any sales tax (shipping would be free if ordered with a headphones)

I guess you could skip getting an add-on sound card for now.

(but it's cheap to try it).

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