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so yeah i need to get some entry level headphones. I know people will just tell me to get some sennheiser hd555 or audio technica ad700, but then again the price is slightly too steep for me. Since i live in canada, the prices are pretty much twice the ones i'd pay if i was in the united states. My budget is 120-150$. I will be using them both both my mp3 and my pc. I will be getting a sound card in the near future too. The headphones are just more important right now. Also, i don't want any sound leaking off from the headphones. thank you
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For the best price...I'll go Plantronics closed ear, 7.1 surround.. It'll be useful for gaming and music. And it'll only set you back 57 bucks on amazon...GL
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I got my sennheiser HD555s on sale for 100 bucks at ncix christmas sale but i guess that's a rarity. They do go on sale often. I absolutely love mine and i've used my friends AKG 701s and also have sure epth500s (i think that's the model #). Mostly listen to electronic/ambient music through my xonar essence.
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You'll want something like this

http://cgi.ebay.ca/JVC-HA-RX900-Ster...item3364c162d3

Either those or the RX-700s. Either way, not sure what they retail for, but those on ebay are cheaper than your budget. Obviously you know more canadian retailers than I would, so check their inventories, RX-900 or RX-700 (I have the 700s) are great for their money here in the USA
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post #5 of 20
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the ha rx-900 are 97$ on amazon with free express shipping, so i might go for that.
the plantronics 777, if those were what you were talking about are 103$. Somehow, we really get ripped off on audio gears in canada.
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Originally Posted by Sophath View Post
the ha rx-900 are 97$ on amazon with free express shipping, so i might go for that.
Not a chance, sir. Save $40 and grab the JVC HA-RX700s instead.



I own both the RX700s and the AD700s. Trust me, when you've realized you should have paid for the AD700s in the first place, you'll be glad you only spent 60 on the RX700s.
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post #7 of 20
The AD700 headphones are an open set, the JVC HARX700 are a closed set. There is and should not be any comparison between the two. The two things they have in common is, they are both headphones and they both go on your head and fit over your ears.
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The AD700 headphones are an open set, the JVC HARX700 are a closed set. There is and should not be any comparison between the two. The two things they have in common is, they are both headphones and they both go on your head and fit over your ears.
So thats how these work
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post #9 of 20
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For the best price...I'll go Plantronics closed ear, 7.1 surround.. It'll be useful for gaming and music. And it'll only set you back 57 bucks on amazon...GL
Please don't listen to this, it's most definitely NOT the direction you should be looking in.

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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown View Post
The AD700 headphones are an open set, the JVC HARX700 are a closed set. There is and should not be any comparison between the two. The two things they have in common is, they are both headphones and they both go on your head and fit over your ears.
Why shouldn't there be a comparison? Sure they may suit different needs but at the core what we should care about is sound quality. The only thing they DON'T have in common is that one is open and the other is closed (basically speaking, they are both dynamic, over-ear headphones).

I would definitely pick up the HARX700 in this price range.
post #10 of 20
The Superlux HD668B. Great set of cans for the money. Head over to head-fi and see what those guys are saying about it. I would jump on this if I didn't already have a nice set of headphones.
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