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Poll Results: out of these 2 which is better

 
  • 100% (2)
    Samson SR850
  • 0% (0)
    Creative Live Aurvana
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post #1 of 14
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looking at these 2 headphones which is the better of the 2. Samson SR850s are $50.00 and the Aurvana's are $70.00. These will be used to MULTI use with no AMP. I watch alot of Blurays, I play alot of games on Consoles and I listen to alot of Mixed music from (hip-hop, some rap, R&B, Some rock like Hinder, 3 Doors down and country)

 

my consoles are plugged into my TV HDMI and I currently have my current Monoprice over ear headphones plugged into the back of my TV. These Monoprice headphones are junk, They get hot, They have no bass, Some Speaker crackle i left ear, Extremely uncomfortable.

 

I borrowed a friends pair of Aurvanas and liked them and he was going to sell them to me but backed out so this time im looking to buy something to replaced these Monoprices. I want to stay at 75 ish for a new set. 

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post #2 of 14
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would these be any good? they seem to have fantastic reviews

 

 

JVC HA-RX700

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=26-262-102&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3#scrollFullInfo

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Anyone?
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post #4 of 14
My personal favorite for headphones under $100 is the Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80) headphones.
But might be a little small for people with large heads.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/585356/the-takstar-technical-pro-gemini-greathon-thread
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post #5 of 14
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i ended up ordering the Samson SR850s. There was a great thread about them at Head-Fi. They got amazing reviews & responses so im sure ill be pleased compared to my Monoprice 8323s that IMO are lame 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/546544/samson-sr850-superlux-oem-review-a-50-budget-champion

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post #6 of 14
Honestly, between the 2... go with the SR850 (or Superlux 668b). While the Aurvana has heavier emphasis on bass, it's just a mess of "wub wub" IMO.
The SR850 does sacrifice a little bit on the low-range since it is semi-open, but it is more accurate and with a little bit of EQing... you'll get the proper bass you want with your music.

I think the biggest reason I'd suggest the SR850 over the Aurvana is one of the most important thing on a headphone... comfort.
The SR850 soooooo much more comfier than the Aurvana. The Aurvana's stupidly thin headband makes it feel like I'm having a hairband on the middle of my head, not nice at all.

Go with the SR850, you won't regret it especially for the price.

*EDIT*
Didn't see your last post that you already got the SR850. Great that you did! Enjoy em'!
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i got my headphones today and im loving em. the only real complaint I have is the cups get warm fast. What kind of replacement cups are there for the SR850s that are comfy and less warm

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post #8 of 14
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i got my headphones today and im loving em. the only real complaint I have is the cups get warm fast. What kind of replacement cups are there for the SR850s that are comfy and less warm

I don't know where they might be available but in general, cloth earpads aren't as warm since they allow for some airlfow compared to genuine/fake leather cups.
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post #9 of 14
The AKGK240 pads fit the SR850s for sure.

Some say the Beyer DT770 pads fit the AKG K240 which would make you think the 770s fit the SR850s, but I don't know if they do for sure.
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post #10 of 14
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these headphones r amazing and spank my monprice 8323s with ease. very clean sound, nice bass and these get super loud, Sound does bleed but who cares lol these headphones rock. best 50.00 ive ever spent

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