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I'm looking for a pair of headphones I can use with my PC to game and with my Phone to listen to music on. Budget is about $100. It will be used with a Xonar DX playing BF3 (25%), listing to music (12%) and youtube videos (12%). It will also be used with my Phone to listen to music on bus rides, so something that has a 3.5mm Jack, does not need an amp, is closed back, and not hideous is preferred. Thanks!
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I'm looking for a pair of headphones I can use with my PC to game and with my Phone to listen to music on. Budget is about $100. It will be used with a Xonar DX playing BF3 (25%), listing to music (12%) and youtube videos (12%). It will also be used with my Phone to listen to music on bus rides, so something that has a 3.5mm Jack, does not need an amp, is closed back, and not hideous is preferred. Thanks!

Ever so slightly over your budget, but the audio technica M50s sound like what you want. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&sku=477843&is=REG&A=details&Q=

Edit: Better yet, if you can wait a while, there is a head-fi meet in your area is a couple months. If you can save up a bit, and if you get to hear some REALLY great headphones before you buy, then you will be able to choose the right audio experience that YOU like.
Edited by Tjj226 Angel - 3/13/13 at 3:58pm
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post #3 of 11
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Alright thanks,
The ATH-M50s seem pretty good. Could going for a pc aimed gaming headset be a bad idea? Something like a corsair vengeance or a Asus product?
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The Audio Technica ATH-M50s seem to be well liked as music headphones, but not so much for surround sound abilities.

For all around audio (music, gaming, movies) quality, you might want to get something besides "gaming" headphones.
The Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000) closed headphone is about as good as you can get for around $100
(Gemini HSR-1000 sell at Amazon for $75.41).

The Asus Xonar DX is a good sound card......but.
It does not come with a true headphone amplifier and the headphone/line-out jack has an impedance of 100-Ohms frown.gif
You might want to sell off the Xonar DX and get the Sound Blaster Z (or Zx when it's on sale).
The Z series come with built in headphone amplifiers.
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I also have a DG I could use, That has an amp.
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I also have a DG I could use, That has an amp.

I would say to try the Xonar DG,
The Xonar DX's DAC chip (CS4298) might be considered a better DAC then the Xonar DG's DAC chip (CS4245).
But chances are the DX high impedance is causing any headphone plugged into it.to have a bloated bass (less detail).
Where as the DG's amp should improve the bass quality over the DX.
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Are the Asus Orion or Razer Kraken Pro's any good?
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Are the Asus Orion or Razer Kraken Pro's any good?

Not only no to the Asus but hell no and the Razer i tried the model above it sounded like crap

If music is what you want to use them for then ANY headset it out buy a pair of real headphones
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Dont go for anything labeled "gaming" or anything like that they are overpriced plastic crap...
Check out this thread
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Under 100$ i will say the Sennheiser HD 518 if you can go a little over i say the Sennheiser HD 558

Due note that these are open headphones not closed
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