so i got $100 gift card from best buy
Dec 23, 2009 at 9:39 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 17

hypertek

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thinking about taking my first venture into full sized cans but limited to $100 gift card at best buy.. Im debating either to just look into some full sized cans or just get some ps3 video games lol... reason i say that is because i know bestbuy aint the best price on headphones, I could probably just order same phones cheaper online.

But im up to entertain what are some good decent sets that dont require an amp etc.

They carry Sennheiser Sennheiser : Over-the-Ear Headphones - BestBuy

Audio Technica Audio-Technica : Over-the-Ear Headphones - BestBuy

and Koss Koss : Over-the-Ear Headphones - BestBuy

Anyone see anything good for the price? They got the Koss UR40 for $29 right now, might be cool for a while. But the "video game" geek in me is sayin to just get some ps3 games and wait for a refurbished deal on some audio techinca pop up etc..

Audio sources are my 1st gen 30gb zune *sometimes*, and my x-fi sound card pc.
 
Dec 23, 2009 at 9:42 PM Post #2 of 17

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If you're a gamer, drop everything and buy the ATH-AD700 NAO! With that $100 giftcard, you'll be CLOSE to paying a decent price out of pocket.
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Dec 23, 2009 at 10:07 PM Post #4 of 17

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$250 for the ad700
hahaha, no.

what a waste of a gift card. spend it on something that isn't stupidly priced or sell it for 80-90% of the value.



Lol, agreed. Best Buy sucks, period. Can you return gift cards?
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Dec 23, 2009 at 10:17 PM Post #5 of 17

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AD700 can be bought for $65 refurbished or less than $100 new from Amazon. Just sell the gift card and use the cash to buy what you want from where you want.
 
Dec 23, 2009 at 10:54 PM Post #7 of 17

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The Koss UR40 for $29.00 is really a piece of garbage ($29.00 isn't going to buy you anything worthwhile). And Best Buy sells nothing but highly overpriced goods. So, sell the card for $80 or $90 and get yourself a decent pair of headphones in the $100 range.
 
Dec 23, 2009 at 11:15 PM Post #8 of 17

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Quote:

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The Koss UR40 for $29.00 is really a piece of garbage ($29.00 isn't going to buy you anything worthwhile). And Best Buy sells nothing but highly overpriced goods. So, sell the card for $80 or $90 and get yourself a decent pair of headphones in the $100 range.


actually, the UR40 uses KSC75 drivers, and they are quite nice. I've heard them.

They are certainly not garbage. Please don't say things like that until you've done a bit of research.

That said, I'd still sell it and get the AD700's for $65.
 
Dec 23, 2009 at 11:21 PM Post #9 of 17

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Dude, if you are stuck buying from best buy, Senn HD 280 all the way man. Add a few bucks for tax and enjoy, they are on the list of the top 5 best under 100 bucks. They are without a doubt the best for under 100 bucks on best buy.

either that or sell that card on ebay or craiglist for 90-95 bucks and buy something nicer from where ever you want when you get the cash.
 
Dec 23, 2009 at 11:58 PM Post #12 of 17

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Buy games with the gift card and save up and purchase some headphones later.

Especially if your not sure what to purchase, you should do some research on a pair that might fit what you're looking for.

-Nylan



yeah im thinking this route.. i wanna play some games while on my break b4 i head back to school *im 25 so im not a kid, just unemployed/broke lol
 
Dec 24, 2009 at 12:10 AM Post #13 of 17

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AD700 can be bought for $65 refurbished or less than $100 new from Amazon. Just sell the gift card and use the cash to buy what you want from where you want.


Regrettably, the ATH-AD700's are $149 now on Amazon. That sucks because they were $89 for I don't know how long...
 

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