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After reading online, I see a couple models that might be good for me.

What I'm looking for: Sub $100 headphones (USED from OCN / Head-Fi)
-High bass (Dubstep / DnB / NOMNOMNOM BASS)
-Pretty good overall for gaming (FPS, normal games).

I saw those models:

ATH M50s
A700s
HD555s
RX700s
Samson SR850

Now, which one would provide excellent bass, preferably closed cans, cheap and which could also be used for gaming?

Cheaper the better, best bang for buck.

I'm leaning toward M50s / Samson SR850.

I might be buying the Asus Xonar DG which has a small amp in it (around $20).

Looks like for a dubstep guy like me it's

M50s > RX700s > SR850s
Edited by Blostorm - 5/24/11 at 8:22pm
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Having used the M50 for a month now, I can say the bass is not super boomy but crisp and clear which is how I prefer it. I like subtle sound and these headphones shine when considering the overall quality of reproduction.
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If you're a basshead you could also consider the Sony XB700. I'd probably go with the M50s though.
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If you're a basshead you could also consider the Sony XB700. I'd probably go with the M50s though.
I have the XB300 right now..they are really not enthusiasts headphones.
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XB horrible for gaming. M50 horrible for gaming. HD555, A700 basically no bass.

You now have two options.

Since you're more of a basshead than gamer though, I'd choose the Samsons.
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XB horrible for gaming. M50 horrible for gaming. HD555, A700 basically no bass.

You now have two options.

Since you're more of a basshead than gamer though, I'd choose the Samsons.
Well I do both really, but like I don't need super sound stage, the game I'll most likely play for the next few months will be Battlefield 3 and it's not like Call of Duty where all the kids get "Turtle Beaches" or what ever to head the enemies 10 miles away.

I just like bass for my music and decent enough for gaming. I use the XB300 for gaming and music right now.

RX700s are closed headphones, should be bassier ?
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I have the XB300 right now..they are really not enthusiasts headphones.
Hence the term "basshead"
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Hence the term "basshead"
Dubstep and DnB was created to replace all the genre of musics.

It also makes me feel so good, I don't need to take some illegal things to feel high and good...Mixing both together is instant nice feeling..but this ain't a forum where we can talk about that..Here, we talk with geeks !
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Originally Posted by Blostorm View Post
Dubstep and DnB was created to replace all the genre of musics.

It also makes me feel so good, I don't need to take some illegal things to feel high and good...Mixing both together is instant nice feeling..but this ain't a forum where we can talk about that..Here, we talk with geeks !
I'm confused, I meant it as a term for someone who likes a lot of bass.
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I'm confused, I meant it as a term for someone who likes a lot of bass.
Oh lol

I though you were saying bassheads are not enthusiasts XD ! A lot of people hate on Dubstep.
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