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I am getting a asus xonar sound card for my bday. This one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132006.

Now I am looking for a great sound quality headphone for around 60 bucks. If it is on new egg that would work best because I just want to get the sound card, wifes compact flash card, and my headphones all in one order.

I want them for traveling/vacations listening to music at home on the computer and maybe gaming but dont have to be for gaming. Most of the music I listen to is rock/alternative. But I do listen to rap/hip hop/country/r&b. I would like sound quality probably more than bass but if they have some good bass to them that would be a plus. Open or closed design am open to both designs. I know that is alot for probably a 60 dollar pair might be willing to go a little higher just looking for options at the moment because I am not sure which ones would be the best.

I found these so far Audio-Technica ATH-M30 at new egg for right around 60.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826402007
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jvc ha-rx700/900, don't know how they will compare to those audio technicas though.
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From what i know the ATH-M30's are balanced and unaggresive. Probably not something good for rock music.
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I was just going to recommend those Audio-Technicas. I have the M50 and it's incredible. I listen to plenty of rock, metal, and the like and the A-Ts sound perfect. I haven't heard the M30s but I've heard the entire ATH-M line has a similar, neutral and uncolored sound. I have heard the cheapest in the line (M10) and even that sounded pretty great.
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I was just going to recommend those Audio-Technicas. I have the M50 and it's incredible. I listen to plenty of rock, metal, and the like and the A-Ts sound perfect. I haven't heard the M30s but I've heard the entire ATH-M line has a similar, neutral and uncolored sound. I have heard the cheapest in the line (M10) and even that sounded pretty great.

The cheapest in the line is mine, the M20, and they are great. Thing is I don't know how the entire M line sounds similar because the M20 is a semi open back whereas the others are all closed back.
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Panasonic HTF600-S hands down. Your a fool if you buy anything else in that price range.

Reviews here.
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Panasonic HTF600-S hands down. Your a fool if you buy anything else in that price range.
Reviews here.

Are there any objective reviews of these from non-Head-Fiers? Reading people discussing their subjective qualities is nice but it doesn't substitute looking at measurements, which don't seem to be available.
     
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I own a pair of the M30's, and although I don't really use them as recreational headphones, they work very well if you're looking for a neutral sound.
    
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I was just going to recommend those Audio-Technicas. I have the M50 and it's incredible. I listen to plenty of rock, metal, and the like and the A-Ts sound perfect. I haven't heard the M30s but I've heard the entire ATH-M line has a similar, neutral and uncolored sound. I have heard the cheapest in the line (M10) and even that sounded pretty great.

I've only heard the M50s. Coming from a pair of HD 598s they sound a little less articulate than I'd like and they lack soundstage, but that's to be expected from closed HPs.

Nonetheless they're a great pair if you can find them cheap, though in the $60-$100 range I'd almost be tempted to suggest earphones over headphones.
 
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