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post #1 of 31
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ok, i have $50 to buy some headphones with for gaming.
wife says my 2.1 is too loud. help me out here.

gaming pretty much FPS would be the only things i care about sound with.
music wise, i listen to rock, but to like to get some heavy dubstep in periodically.

also, if i can buy in store, all the better because i am impatient.
local tech places are pretty much limited to BB and compusa.
i will buy online though if the deal or selection is better.

anyway, $50ish budget. what is the best i can get?

also, i want to stay away from USB if i can.
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post #2 of 31
JVC HA-RX700's.
~30-40$.

If you can push it a few more $$. JVC HA-RX900's.
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From the reviews I've seen, these seem to be pretty good for the price:

    
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oh wow, thanks for the senn link rdrdrdrd. that may be what i go with

@mbudden/hysteria for some reason i can find that JVC that will ship to me..its weird.
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post #6 of 31
The best in my opinion for that price is the GamesCom 367 headset. $35-45? Its standard 3.5mm plugs. (doesn't come with the usb adapter, not that you want it though).

I have the 777 and love it.
post #7 of 31
The RX700's are an all rounder, not the very best but very very good for the price. I did the foam mod and it sounds even better. Here's the MOD for it, doesn't require a lot of work, 5 10 minutes and the difference is quite noticeable.
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post #8 of 31
The mod is also available for the 900's.
With the 900's, you get better padding etc.
Some say it's worth the 10 or so dollars more.
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
The RX700's are an all rounder, not the very best but very very good for the price. I did the foam mod and it sounds even better. Here's the MOD for it, doesn't require a lot of work, 5 10 minutes and the difference is quite noticeable.
how much of a diff did the mod make?
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post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by t00sl0w View Post
how much of a diff did the mod make?
With every headphones, they need to be broken in by using them.
They will get progressively better over time.
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