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I know next to nothing about headphones. I'm not looking to spend an arm and a leg since to be honest 90% of the time I'll be using my speakers. I really don't want to spend much more than $60. I would primarily be using them for gaming and a bit of music, mostly rock, ok just rock. I'm not at all sure what to get. I've never used a set of open cans but I wouldn't be opposed to them.

Thanks in advance.
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I would by either the JVC RX700s or the Samson RH600s. Depends how much bass you want. If you want bass, go for the RX700s. If you want better gaming, go for RH600s.

Or if you can spend a little more, 75 dollars to be exact, buy T50RPs, modify them and have a 300+ dollar headphone for 75 bucks.
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You can also consider the Superlux HD 681's which get positive reviews for gaming.
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Originally Posted by Simca;15252586 
I would by either the JVC RX700s or the Samson RH600s. Depends how much bass you want. If you want bass, go for the RX700s. If you want better gaming, go for RH600s.

Or if you can spend a little more, 75 dollars to be exact, buy T50RPs, modify them and have a 300+ dollar headphone for 75 bucks.

Thanks, I'm leaning towards the RH600. I've also been hearing pretty good things about the Samson SR850 but I'm hearing that it requires a bit of modding and the bass can drown out some of the audio cues when gaming.

I currently own a pair of HD201s and never use them because I feel that my AV-40 sounds much better. I also own a pair of 202s and they sound way too bassy to me. I know that the AV-40 is a reference monitor and I really like the audio profile. Should I expect about the same from the RH600 being a reference headphone and all?

What mods are you referring to for the T50RP?
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I have the Samson RH600. They sound great. The soundstage is phenomenal for a sub-$50 headphone. Just be warned that they're reference headphones (that's what the RH stands for), so the sound signature is very neutral. This doesn't suit some people, so make sure you're ok with this before you decide to buy them. Also, comfort is a problem, as well. The driver housing is almost flush with the pleather earpads, so my ears touch the driver housing. This gets to be uncomfortable after about 30 to 45 minutes of wearing them.
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ;15280527 
What mods are you referring to for the T50RP?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/571549/fostex-t50rp-modification-summary-links
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ;15252437 
I know next to nothing about headphones. I'm not looking to spend an arm and a leg since to be honest 90% of the time I'll be using my speakers. I really don't want to spend much more than $60. I would primarily be using them for gaming and a bit of music, mostly rock, ok just rock. I'm not at all sure what to get. I've never used a set of open cans but I wouldn't be opposed to them.

Thanks in advance.

Beyerdynamic DT 235; the best you're going to do for $60.*

* - If you're a big bass fan, go for the Sony MDR-XB300 instead.
Edited by jlells01 - 10/12/11 at 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by decimator;15281427 
I have the Samson RH600. They sound great. The soundstage is phenomenal for a sub-$50 headphone. Just be warned that they're reference headphones (that's what the RH stands for), so the sound signature is very neutral. This doesn't suit some people, so make sure you're ok with this before you decide to buy them. Also, comfort is a problem, as well. The driver housing is almost flush with the pleather earpads, so my ears touch the driver housing. This gets to be uncomfortable after about 30 to 45 minutes of wearing them.

Thanks, the comfort issue might be a bit of a deal breaker. I should also mention that I have a big head. That has caused issues with me in the past with headphones and occasionally hats. With the neutral sound I would imagine that I would be cool with that since I do really like my AV-40 which are reference speakers.
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