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All right so I'm heading off to college in a few weeks and I need some recommendations for some good headphones.
$30-$80 headphones
Should be comfortable enough to be one my head for hours at a time.
It will be used for mostly Gaming, buy music and movies will also be in abundance.
I will be in a dorm so some noise cancellation would go good.

I appreciate any help I can get and thank you for your time.
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You could go for a pair of

. They're pretty decent for the price, you could also pick up a Zalman clip on mic for gaming use if you use voice chat a lot.
    
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Do you care how ridiculous you look? If not, these are some of the best, cheap headphones yo ucan buy, even competing with the higher part of your price range.

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I was going to recommend some really uncomfortable ones actually, but you just had to specify
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I have to agree with those JVCs. If you wanted to stretch your budget, a pair of A700s would be the next step. They are by far the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn and I am really pleased with their sound isolation. But they are out of your budget currently so the JVCs are a great choice.

You can go with a Zalman clip on mic but I prefer a desk mic myself. I just use the cheapest one I could fine and have had no issues.
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I have to agree with those JVCs. If you wanted to stretch your budget, a pair of A700s would be the next step. They are by far the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn and I am really pleased with their sound isolation. But they are out of your budget currently so the JVCs are a great choice.

You can go with a Zalman clip on mic but I prefer a desk mic myself. I just use the cheapest one I could fine and have had no issues.
Yeah, I definitely enjoy my RX700s for gaming (decent for music, but for $30, what can you expect?). AS for the Zalman mic, I wish I hadn;t bought one and had gone for a cheap desk alternative instead. It's such a pain in the ass to have to deal with the (probably) 6-foot cord on it, especially attached to another 6-foot cord of the headphones.
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Ok so thanks for the help. Is there enough of a differnce in the JVCs 700s and 900s to justify the extra $30, or should I just go for the cheaper one.
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Hate to hop off the JVC 700 bandwagon but Samson SR850 and Superlux HD668B have been proven to be better for the price than the rx700s.
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post #9 of 19

What about the

?

Sounds great, durable, super comfortable.

Edit: also has awesome isolation
Edited by Phoriver - 8/16/11 at 11:11am
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Hate to hop off the JVC 700 bandwagon but Samson SR850 and Superlux HD668B have been proven to be better for the price than the rx700s.
This. Although the SR850/HD668B are semi-open headphones, they shouldn't be much worse than the HA-RX700's at sound isolation. The HA-RX700's are marketed as closed, but they do have vents and leak sound, so they're not completely closed. As for active noise cancelling, that's kind of hard at this budget, so you're better off just focusing on sound quality. The SR850/HD668B should do the trick.



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