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post #11 of 24
He said 30% music and listens to bass-heavy electro, AD700 would be terrible for his purposes.

Sony MDR V6
Fostex T50RP
Audio-Technica ATH-WS55
Creative Aurvana Live

I don't really know anything about the Takstars that Tacoboy likes to recommend.
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post #12 of 24
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Just because it is plastic doesn't mean its "crappy". If you really want good sound then you will have to buy a sound card. Sound cards are what makes your games, music, and movies sound good. Headphones only replicates the sound that your sound device is producing. I am sort of an audiophile, I have been around sound my entire life. My car audio system costs more than my computer. Fatal1ty pros for 40 bucks? best sound your gonna get for your dollar, hands down. Couple that with a soundblaster x-fi and your rollin for under 100 US

 

most of your Information is false. Turtle Beach, Astro and Tritton headhones are hardly worth there money at all and telling someone that the sound card makes the sound and rather then the headset is false. Tho a sound card will help theres no point in having a good sound card with crappy Headphones.

 

I use my Samson SR850's a bit more then my Aurvana's just because I have a sweet set of ear covers on them so they are extremely comfortable. Honestly I cant really tell the difference between these 2 headphones. They both are amazing

 

IF I had to choose I would go with the Aurvana's They are a bit more comfortable out of the box then the Samsons IMO.

 

1. Creative Live Aurvana

2. Samson SR850


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 3/6/13 at 4:42pm
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post #13 of 24
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most of your Information is false. Turtle Beach, Astro and Tritton headhones are hardly worth there money at all and telling someone that the sound card makes the sound and rather then the headset is false. Tho a sound card will help theres no point in having a good sound card with crappy Headphones.

I use my Samson SR850's a bit more then my Aurvana's just because I have a sweet set of ear covers on them so they are extremely comfortable. Honestly I cant really tell the difference between these 2 headphones. They both are amazing


IF I had to choose I would go with the Aurvana's They are a bit more comfortable out of the box then the Samsons IMO.

1. Creative Live Aurvana
2. Samson SR850

eBay is selling Velour ear pads for $15 that fit the SR850.
As they are no-name made in China Velour ear pads, I would guess the Velour is as good a quality as Beyerdynamic Velour ear pads.
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post #14 of 24
Yeah, I'd get the Creative Aurvana Live!

http://www.amazon.de/gp/offer-listing/B000W6Y0JY/ref=dp_olp_new/276-9909614-0417824?ie=UTF8&condition=new

60 Euro if bought from Germany.
post #15 of 24
I've been very pleased with my JVC HA-RX900.
post #16 of 24
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Would it help to have a soundcard with EQ so i could pump up the bass when listening that kind of music and turn it down when gaming?
Are the asus xonar series soundcards good for gaming?

Are there any cons to the Creative Aurvana Live, other than the cons of closed air design, which i don't mind rolleyes.gif
I hear "ears get sweaty" on every review, could I fix that with with different pads on then?
Edited by EPiiKK - 3/7/13 at 5:51am
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Would it help to have a soundcard with EQ so i could pump up the bass when listening that kind of music and turn it down when gaming?
Are the asus xonar series soundcards good for gaming?
Yes, EQing can help with bass but each headphone responds differently to EQing. Some headphones EQ very well while others don't which will result in distortion or not much of a change at all.

The Xonar series is good for gaming, they have Dolby headphone which is great IMO but Creative has CMSS-3D which is good as well but with better positioning. Dolby headphone is better for movies IMO but also does a good job with games. If I had to describe the difference in sound between the two in simplistic terms, I would say that creative has a clearer more airy sound to it while the Xonars have a fuller, more rich sound. That is why most people prefer the Xonars for music and the creatives for games. Both companies do all jobs adequately but it will just depend on your personal preference.
post #18 of 24
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Yeah i could get asus one, as i can get the more easily from a local store smile.gif
Im leaning toward the Creative Aurvana Live, Are there any major cons with it? Most reviews say your ears get sweaty, i don't mind too much but could i fix this with different pads to them?
post #19 of 24
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Yeah i could get asus one, as i can get the more easily from a local store smile.gif
Im leaning toward the Creative Aurvana Live, Are there any major cons with it? Most reviews say your ears get sweaty, i don't mind too much but could i fix this with different pads to them?
I have never heard them but every headphone has cons, its just that the more you spend, the less compromise you have to make (not always true), and it's all about the sound you like. We can only help guide you to the best headphones for your money. You will probably like them coming from your fatalities but if you came from a $400 headphone, you would think differently. For the price they are supposed to be pretty good, if you're stuck with that budget, I would probably go for them.
post #20 of 24
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I have never heard them but every headphone has cons, its just that the more you spend, the less compromise you have to make (not always true), and it's all about the sound you like. We can only help guide you to the best headphones for your money. You will probably like them coming from your fatalities but if you came from a $400 headphone, you would think differently. For the price they are supposed to be pretty good, if you're stuck with that budget, I would probably go for them.
Yeah i definitely understand that every headphone has cons but i meant more like something that stands out or would make me consider something else over the Creative ones.
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