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I have the Xonar STX coming in a week and need some headphones for gaming. mainly MMO and some FPS.

Games will be Mass Effect 2, BF3, TF2, Hitman, Skyrim, World of Warcraft and Star Wars Old Republic.
Also will be using them for watching movies too.

I'm looking at the JVC HARX700 which is $36 and the Superlux 668B for $50

Needs to be light and comfortable also. So not sure which ones to get.

Edited by Faster is Better - 8/21/11 at 10:00am
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I have the JVC HARX900's and they are incredibly good headphones for <$60.
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if you havn't seen the JVC HARX700 in person; they're big. In fact i'd say you may even look a bit silly in them.

They are really good though, and can really hit those low frequencies (feels great on the ears ) they're also surprisingly comfortable given their size.
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Yeah they're big but so is the sound they produce!
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I have the Xonar STX coming in a week and need some headphones for gaming. mainly MMO and some FPS.

Games will be Mass Effect 2, BF3, TF2, Hitman, Skyrim, World of Warcraft and Star Wars Old Republic.
Also will be using them for watching movies too.

I'm looking at the JVC HARX700 which is $36 and the Superlux 668B for $50

Needs to be light and comfortable also. So not sure which ones to get.
STX is such a waste on a $50 headphone. You definitely introduce a lot of headroom for upgrades but the neither the RX700 nor the 668B are going to push the sound card that much over something like a Xonar DX.
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post #6 of 8
I think the most important thing missing from the OP is the budget you're looking at.

Me personally, I'm a Grado fan. I wear a pair of SR 225i's for both music and gaming, and my girlfriend has the 125i's. I know these cans aren't really considered "gaming" cans, but I think they sound fantastic and of course are great for music.
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[QUOTE=RallyMaster;14667432]STX is such a waste on a $50 headphone. QUOTE]

Couldn't have said it better myself. Invest in AD700's or A700. I have the STX with A900's and it is PHENOMINAL for gaming and music. Never used the AD700's, people say it has the best soundstage. But my A900s have amazing soundstage as well, so I'd assume the A700s are good too.
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I got the STX for $140, which is a good deal, the DX is about $90 where I am. I never use the front audio jacks on my PC.
I need it for my studio speakers that I use. I'm in Canada, so spending $180 for AD700 is just not worth my money right now. I have a headset/mic combo, but the sound is lacking.
I'm only going to use it for gaming 99% of the time, sometimes I might plug into my receiver to listen to movie at 3 am.
I picked those 2, as good reviews for the price.
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