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Headphones for gaming (on a budget)

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Hi,

 

I just want to say I love forums like this, community-led pools of knowledge are never un-welcome and it's rather admirable.

I've previously used this forum a fair bit for pre-buy tips and I find it to be great, however this time i'm at a loss and can't seem to find an answer to this question.

 

I'm on a tight budget at the moment and I need new headphones. I currently have a headset, but i'm tired of buying headsets and looking back retrospectively saying "I wish I bought headphones!" 

Only this time, I don't have the same budget.

 

My problem is, I don't like the Muddy(?) sound which I often associate with cheap headphones (I could be wrong)

My budget is around £30GBP (around $50) and that's not likely to change anytime soon.

 

My current finds;

1) Audio Technica ATH-M20 -£29.99

 

2) AKG K77 - £25

 

3) Behringer HPS3000 - £22

 

(Going to get a clip-on mic as well, but I suppose they don't matter in terms of price...they all seem pretty cheap)

 

What do people think for gaming? I wouldn't know how to describe the sounds "needed" - punchy maybe? Also fairly clear, because there's nothing worse than playing any game (I play FPS mostly) and all you have is a huge mashup of sound in your ears and it just gives you a headache.

 

Am I asking too much for the budget I have? If so, the best for my budget?

 

Apologies if this is a repost of something previous, only I couldn't find anything that stayed within my cheap budget.

 

All advice appreciated:dt880smile: 

 

 

EDIT: I have an aftermarket soundcard which does indeed have a selectable amp up to ~64ohms


Edited by courtartanis - 11/20/13 at 5:19am
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Superlux HD681 EVO or Samson SR-850.

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Superlux HD681 EVO or Samson SR-850.

Thanks for the reply.

 

Would you happen to know how these differ from the Audio Technica ATH-M20?

 

I know one has 50mm drivers, but i'm not sure how that would benefit me, if you could offer a brief example?

 

Thanks :)

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Originally Posted by courtartanis View Post
 

Thanks for the reply.

Would you happen to know how these differ from the Audio Technica ATH-M20?

I know one has 50mm drivers, but I'm not sure how that would benefit me, if you could offer a brief example?

Thanks :)

I really know nothing about the ATH-M2.

i just know the HD681 and SR850 seem to get a lot of positive feedback.

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Originally Posted by courtartanis View Post
 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Would you happen to know how these differ from the Audio Technica ATH-M20?

 

I know one has 50mm drivers, but i'm not sure how that would benefit me, if you could offer a brief example?

 

Thanks :)

 

I assume that they sound pretty similar to the ATH-M30, which have a limited soundstage and not very accurate for gaming positioning. 

 

Superlux and Samson are indeed good recommendations suited for gaming. 

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