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So, I have a pair of HD435's... I wore them for a few hours yesterday and they started to hurt my ears and my head around my ears...


Ask any questions needed for suggestions.

-They must be superbly comfortable
- Yes, I have big ears and a fairly large head
- They will be used for gaming (FPS), and music (rock mostly)
- They will be plugged into onboard audio
- I like clarity, but when something explodes I want to know it exploded.

Suggestions for ≤$150
Edited by caraboose - 7/8/13 at 12:35pm
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TRITTON PRO+ TRUE 5.1 SURROUND HEADSET FOR PC

$129.99
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My suggestion - save another $100 and buy Sennheiser PC360s. Best thing out there.
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Not so crazy about MadKatz...

I'd rather keep it below $150, but I'm checking the price through work, might be a bit cheaper.... well it's $236... so I'd have to do some soul searching for that...
If I did go with the PC 360 would I need any amp or anything?
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Originally Posted by caraboose View Post

Not so crazy about MadKatz...

I'd rather keep it below $150, but I'm checking the price through work, might be a bit cheaper.... well it's $236... so I'd have to do some soul searching for that...
If I did go with the PC 360 would I need any amp or anything?

Nope. They are beautiful no matter what you play them on. The mic is superb as well. Plus it's like wearing satin underwear...it's like you're wearing nothing at all:P
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My co-worker is suggesting Serbia V2's, are those worth looking at?
I'm definitely considering the PC 360's
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PC 360s aren't bad. I can always recommend the Corsair headsets. They have great sound quality for the price since it goes over USB, they have their own DAC etc.
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As I have recommend before, I would take a look at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50's.

I had a pair before I bought my Ultrasone Pro 950s (Which I also recommend but are $400+).

If you go to any audiophile forum, they are the most highly recommended cans you can buy in your price range. They offer excellent clarity, but provide decent bass. They essentially fall between Grados and Ultrasone. You are going to be hard pressed to find a better headphone in that price range. They do not need an amp to be used either so you will be fine plugging them into your onboard audio.

Also, they look pretty kickass IMO. You will get compliments on them all the time. biggrin.gif
Edited by Kitler - 7/9/13 at 3:50pm
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