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Need help choosing a pair of inexpensive over-the-ear headphones, mostly for music(edm/rock/metal), movies and gaming.

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 As this being my first forum thread, I would like to say hi to the Head-Fi community! :dt880smile:

 

  I've been searching across the forum now for over a week and I still can't find a clear comparison.

Duo to my countries restrictions/limitations there isn't really a wide varaity of headphones to choose from, so I narrowed my top 3 picks according to opinions based around this forum and the rest of the interwebs.

The reason why I seek new pair of cans is because my old A4-Tech T-500's broke, and even though I fixed them with some tape the right speaker sounds very distorted and it's sounds different compared to the left one. I never really owned headphones that exceeded the 10$ price range, mostly because payment in my country isn't the best, and my budget is always low. I mostly use headphones for listening to music(edm-dubstep, progressive house, electro,dnb-rock,metal and classical), movies and gaming. I do not plan to use them with an amp and they will mostly be meant for daily use at home infront of my PC and TV.

  Update: Just found a local shop selling some Koss PortaPro's, Philips SHL3300/00's and AKG 512's - If any one thinks they're worth buying let me know! 

 

 Now I would really appreciate any opinion to help compare the following 3 headphones in terms of sound quallity, comfort, build and value:

-JVC HA-RX900 ---------- 95$

-JVC HA-RX700 ---------- 70$

-JVC HA-S400 ------------ 33$

 

  Since I am pretty low on my budget and I never listened to headphones worth more than 10-20$, I would also like to know if it's even worth buying/''upgrading'' any of the listed pair of headphones. Thanks in advance.


Edited by enkoo - 3/30/14 at 2:05pm
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I think the RX700 are a good option. There are several mods you can make to improve them, they are solid built. 

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Unfortunetly in my country things like Ebay, Amazon and PayPal are all ''blocked'', thus the limited 3* picks. People sure do praise both the RX and S series. Still a bit hard to decide. :confused_face: 


Edited by enkoo - 3/29/14 at 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by enkoo View Post
 

Unfortunetly in my country things like Ebay, Amazon and PayPal are all blocked, thus the limited 4 picks. People sure do praise both the RX and S series. Still a bit hard to decide. :confused_face:

 

I'm sorry to hear that. 

On which country do you live? Do they have Samson, superlux or Takstar headphones? 

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I'm sorry to hear that. 

On which country do you live? Do they have Samson, superlux or Takstar headphones? 

I live currently in Macedonia and nope. Just super cheap stuff like A4 Tech and Genius. *There are only 3 good brands Sony, JVC and Philips. But as for Sony they do not have any good ones in stock. The 100-250$+ HP's are ''bad'' and overpriced stuff like Beats and so on.* And for some reason they sell really expensive gear for gaming which no one buys. The only thing holding me back from getting either the RX700 and RX900 is money, it literally would cost me an arm and a leg haha. Would going from the JVC-HAS400 to the RX series be really that of a jump? Would it be really worth the extra money?


Edited by enkoo - 3/30/14 at 2:01pm
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bump

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I see you live in Macedonia, it is possible to buy headphones from a nearest country? 

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Disappointingly no, you can't buy yet alone get shipped goods from outside unless you have relatives out there, mine live too far away on that regard. There is a chance though, that I might go to Turkey, Istanbul in a couple of weeks, but I hear prices are even much more higher there. 

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