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post #2091 of 5049
Would you guys still recommend the Monoprice 108323 ($34) over the Audio-Technica ATH-M30 ($37)?

Will mostly be used for gaming but obviously will listen to some music with them as well.

Edit: Just ordered the Technicas. I'm not an "audiophile" so I'm sure they will be just fine for me, especially compared to my cheap Logitech speakers or old Sennheiser HD 202 headphones.
Edited by MKUL7R4 - 3/25/13 at 12:36pm
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post #2092 of 5049
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I've seen those mentioned before but that is nearing the price where my wife steps in. haha
That's about the range I was looking for.

Thanks, I'll check them out tomorrow.

Let me throw a bit of a curve ball in here smile.gif

I did a huge search a while ago and ended up with a pair of Cambridge S30's
They are cheap and have plenty of WAF
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post #2093 of 5049
I have the sound blaster z. Which headphone are you guys pairing this sound card with that exactly manages to use the full capabilities without me stupidly spending excess money. I do some, lets say 50% music and gaming.

I hope to get some input from you guys, thank you.



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I have the sound blaster z. Which headphone are you guys pairing this sound card with that exactly manages to use the full capabilities without me stupidly spending excess money. I do some, lets say 50% music and gaming.

I hope to get some input from you guys, thank you.



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Im using altec lansing mx6021 for my stereo. Will that work fine with the sound blaster z too? Is there a better speaker to use the capabilities of the sound card?

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Originally Posted by funkyflea View Post

I have the sound blaster z. Which headphone are you guys pairing this sound card with that exactly manages to use the full capabilities without me stupidly spending excess money. I do some, lets say 50% music and gaming.

I hope to get some input from you guys, thank you.



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Define "stupidly excess".

To some, that's $200, to others, $2,000, to still others, $20,000.

What kinds of music do you listen to? What kinds of games? Do you want open or closed? Lots of bass, quality of bass, lack of bass?
post #2096 of 5049
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Let me throw a bit of a curve ball in here smile.gif

I did a huge search a while ago and ended up with a pair of Cambridge S30's
They are cheap and have plenty of WAF

WAF is not a factor in the looks department, only price haha. Thanks for the suggestion, I looked at them and they definitely are cheap enough, although a bit small, which is only an issue in my head wink.gif.

I'm actually thinking of putting together a DIY kit and creating my own enclosures, something similar to Swans M3+. I love those speakers but cannot afford them ;(.

 
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post #2097 of 5049
I mean i do not want to buy a $200s headphone when a $100s will deliver what the sound card has to offer. Bottleneck? Erm am i making any sense?

For music, i do listen to rock, pop, house. I do like some bass, nothing too extreme.having too much bass is quite bad for gaming as the mid tones wont sound as good? Thats what i read from the users discussing about it, i think.

I would prefer those close type headphone.



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post #2098 of 5049
give the Creative Aurvana Live a try.
    
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post #2099 of 5049
@ bumblebee1980

Is that for me? It is on sale in creative.sg webby. Usual price $249, now selling at $129.

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@ bumblebee1980

Is that for me? It is on sale in creative.sg webby. Usual price $249, now selling at $129.

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Ouch.

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EF0060-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364330546&sr=8-1&keywords=creative+aurvana+live

Although, exchange rates being what they are, that may actually be the same price.
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