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In the next week I will be looking at some new headphone. Now being in Canada, we are limited and much more costly than the US.

My Max budget is $80. Plus got to factor in 12% tax too... 7% for amazon.ca

Mainly will be used for gaming, like BF3, ME2 and SW:ToR.
I do listen to music quite often, mostly Metal and Electro House.

As for soundcard, the onboard X-Fi from the Asus Crosshair V... sucks... So I have a Xonar DG, but will be upgrading to the Creative Titanium HD $145 or Asus Xonar STX $165.

Right now if I had to pick, would be the JVC X700 and the AKG K99.
So thank you for helping, looking for some valuable feedback.

I have to pick from and a hard decision at that.
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The Shure headphones are pretty good, from my experience, but these I like a lot better:

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If you want in-ear headphones I would say that Sennheiser CX300ii is the best in that price range. They have just the right amount of bass and cancels out ambient sound really well, on my Nokia n95 with Apple in-ear headphones in a busy city street I have to have a volume at 90% before all I can hear is music. Where as with the CX300ii I go done the same street with the same amount of ambient noise playing the same song at 30% before all I can hear is music.
    
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post #4 of 16
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The Sennheiser HD203 looks ok, but dont like the 2 sided cord. Would just get in the way.
In-Ear... I hate them, there useless for sound and just dont fit. My can will never get used on a cell or ipod.
Strictly only PC and receiver.
    
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post #5 of 16
Looks like you are leaning towards closed cans. For bass heavy music that's probably a good choice. Since your up north there and have a DG these are probably a good deal for you. http://www.pawmusic.com/collections/...ing-headphones The Titanium HD might not have enough juice to push them without an amp though. I'd probably take the 668b's ( http://www.pawmusic.com/collections/...tor-headphones ) if it were me but being semi open they might not pair as well with your music taste.

Edit to credit decimate for the pawmusic find. They seem to have some great prices on Superlux's for Canadians.
Edited by ~sizzzle~ - 8/17/11 at 8:47am
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Heavy bass music is ok, but dont really want a heavy bass cans. Need some with more of a clean mid/high with lows added to give it more a tonal balance.
Sounds like a dream world... for a low end price.
Gaming is 1st priority on my PC, then music... should mention movies/PS3 too on my Denon receiver.

I looked at the Superlux HD668B and add it to list.

All the others on my list, are also local so would like feedback on the other ones I picked.
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post #7 of 16
The Titanium HD doesn't have a headphone amp, though it should power most of your cans just fine. I'd probably second the HD668B.
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Well correct it does not. Not sure where I read that it does, which was a while ago. But I know the Titanium HD can power upto 250-330 ohms.
    
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Best cans in you price range are jvc rx700, superlux hb668b, and samson sr850 (same drivers as the superlux but a bit more bass i think). Titanium HD does NOT have an amp. Might as well get a medium range soundcard (Auzentech Forte/ Xonar DX) and a dedicated amp.
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I just said it did not. I already have the Xonar DG, but was also looking at the Xonar STX also with the Creative Titanium HD.
Being in Canada, cost is higher, and very few selection even for dedicated amp.

Good thing is that I can pick up the Superlux HD668B and save on shipping.
Surprised that no one liked the AKG or Audio-Technica in my selection.
    
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