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Hello all. Here's my story. I now have roommates. I'm loud, they're loud, so I'm looking for a "cheap" pair of cans to keep my noise in while keeping their noise out.

I'm mainly trying to find the best "bang for my buck".

I'm not an audiophile by any means. This will just be for playing games late at night and/or listing to music(192-320kbps mp3s).

I'm not really concerned with noise cancellation, but hey, if the price is right, why not.

Estimated budget ~$40-50, but this is flexible.

TIA
    
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music taste?
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Everything.
    
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Bumping. Looking for basically the same thing
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Creative Aurvana Live.

I got them for $55 and were my first headphones ( upgrading from cheap sony ear buds ). Quality cans and I got my money's worth. Just make sure you take care of them properly and don't stretch the wire too much.

I now have the Audio Technica ATH M50...Fantastic headphones !
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I just picked up turtle beach ear force x11 from ebay for $30. I am going to use it for both xbox 360 and PC and they fit the bill. Normally they go for $60.
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Thread officially re-opened with multiple challengers, many of which won't make you look as silly as those JVCs...

Sennheiser HD201: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106455
Audiotechnica ATH-M10: http://www.headphone.com/headphones/...ca-ath-m10.php
Audiotechnica ATH-SJ11: http://www.audiocubes.com/product_in...oducts_id=2916
    
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post #9 of 21
do you care about how you look while late night gaming alone

the silly JVCs gave huge 50mm drivers and are still cheaper than all those contenders
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do you care about how you look while late night gaming alone

the silly JVCs gave huge 50mm drivers and are still cheaper than all those contenders
Because the size of the drivers is totally indicative of their quality, right? Right? Damn son, I need to hurry down to the local 'hood and praise the trunk-thumpers for their excellent taste!

In all seriousness, however, I would look at a used pair of Sennheiser HD555s. They should be right in your budget range, and I think you will appreciate them for gaming. They are open, and will leak some sound, but you won't disturb anyone with them unless they are sitting next to you.
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