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Alright, so im in the market for a new set of headphones to be used on my computer, and also perhaps on the go with my netbook. Ill be gaming, and also listening to music

So far ive been looking at a pair of HD 485s being sold here, but ive been eyeballing the Panasonic HTF600s

the sound card im using is an ASUS XONAR DG

Im on a 30-60 dollar budget here, so no HD 650 for me frown.gif

Also im looking for a recommendation on some nice earbuds ( canal style preffered) to use with my zune, in the 30-50 dollar range. Durability is a must here, as im rough on my earbuds
post #2 of 8
I use the Sennheiser CX 475 earbuds and got them onsale for $20, but now they are $50 on newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106573&Tpk=cx%20475

They have really good quality with pretty decent bass. When music is playing it blocks almost all other noise. I recommend them!
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thanks! anyone know about the cx 485? i like the way they look, very sleek looking to me
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-227-iems-compared-sony-xba-4sl-klipsch-x10-added-03-04-12

Brainwavz pro alpha's
MEElectronics cc51(bassy and clear mids), a151(bright)

Are ones i personally have tried and like. I am honestly not a fan of Sennhesier for their lower tier products, however some people love them.

For headphones
Panasonic HTF 600 are decent according to headfi.
Samson SR-850
Superlux hd681
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Too much hype on the HTF 600s. I'd spend a bit more for the SR850s.
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still havent heard anybodys thoughts on the HD485s though, i wanna know how they are. Im buying them for $40 if i decide to get them. Are they pretty good for $40?
post #7 of 8
I got JVC HA-RX900's and I love them, bass is super deep and pounds consistently, and highs are pretty crisp once you get them burned in. $55 or so for them.

In terms of earbuds, if you could save for a bit longer, Klipsch Image S4's are crazy good. I have them also, and use them with a Zune HD. They drive perfectly, bass is amazingly rounded and responsive, highs are crisper than a perfect chicken breast at KFC. I picked mine up for $75 I think.
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post #8 of 8
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alrighty, thanks for the help everyone, +rep to you all. However, i decided to go with the HD485s, i like the way they look and i think theyll have the sound im looking for

thanks!
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