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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I am not sure what I am looking for other my price is around $50-$80. I don't mind if they are open or closed, but there are two problems. first is I live in southeast asia which get's really hot during the day, so i'm guessing I'm looking for some headphones with velour earpads, but they don't seem to be common. And that I don't have a dedicated sound card(just my motherboad for my gaming computer) so that be problem as well. I would most likely be buying the pads now cause I believe they are the most important. I'm looking at the akg 242 cause they are on sale at amazon but they have something called velvet earpads. It looks like velour ones but I don't much about it and there is not a lot of enough on akg's website.  The headhpones would mostly be use for gaming(not multiplayer though cause I don't play it, if that helps anyone.

post #2 of 12

Some Grado SR-60i would do it, open headphones, so closed and hot will not be a problem, they are on ear which will not cover completely and has a unique sound signiature, plus open headphones will have a great soundstage for gaming, allowing things to sound wider and more "3D".

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

what about the beyerdynamic DTX 710? its pretty cheap on amazon and it looks like it has some velour earpads.


Edited by NerdsofSteel - 11/17/13 at 11:47pm
post #4 of 12

Grado SR60i, that was the headphone that got me into this mess....!! :)

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

where would be the cheapest to get the sr60i? I only see around $80 and amazon doesn't sell them anymore. I want to pick it up before christmas.


Edited by NerdsofSteel - 11/18/13 at 12:09am
post #6 of 12

You can try moon-audio

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

so other than the grado headphones and akg are there any other ones I should be looking at? I can't find a lot of open headphones, they're kinda expensive. 

post #8 of 12

I own the Alessandro MS1i ( more or less same to grado) and wouldn't really recommend them for gaming as they are uncomfortable after 1 or 2 hours usually. Furthermore, I don't think grado are excellent at the soundstage department. Just because they are open doesn't mean they have good soundstage you know..

post #9 of 12
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sorry to bump up the thread but I think I can  get a little more money to get a better headphone but my limit would be $150 now. the reason why I don't want the grado's is because I'm not really fond of the retro look. i'm looking for something a little bit more stylish really

post #10 of 12

Sennheiser HD 558, nuff said, and mod them with the dampening foam to sound equivalent to the HD 598

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by TheJosablo View Post

Sennheiser HD 558, nuff said, and mod them with the dampening foam to sound equivalent to the HD 598

+1 very comfortable too!
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TheJosablo View Post
 

Sennheiser HD 558, nuff said, and mod them with the dampening foam to sound equivalent to the HD 598

thankS and If I could get the hd 558 for $100  on black friday, I'll buy it. But I might go with with the 518 though. Where can I buy them in the US with international warranty and is authorized dealer? Other than sonic electronix. 


Edited by NerdsofSteel - 11/24/13 at 12:51am
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