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Best headphones for £50-£130

post #1 of 5
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Hi, I'm looking for some headphones for my pc. I will be using them for mainly single player games with some multiplayer and some other (Youtube, music, tv etc.)
Any money left over may go on a sound card/games but feel free to spend as much or little as you think it's worth spending. If a £50 of headphones are the best value, that's great, and if £130 headphones are the best value, that's great too. You can of course go lower than £50 if you think that's best.

Max budget is £130
Music taste is Varied but more bass than classical
Highly desirable perks are obviously great for mainly single player gaming, so good sound quality with comfort also quite important (But if something has amazing quality, I can live with discomfort.)
Other products: None yet but will look into creative z or xonar dg in a few weeks
Almost solely on pc gaming, and always at home. If it's compatible with other things great, but not an issue.
I live in England and my preferred site is amazon, but I will use any reputable site.
post #2 of 5
Like usual.

Audio Technica is a bit overpriced here in Europe (100$ vs 125£).
Superlux is cheap and there are cheap AKG velour pad replacements available (to boost comfort to the max).
There is also HD660 which is not in the recommended list, DT-770 velour pads fit on it instead of AKG. Needs at least Xonar DG(X).
DT-770 would barely fit your budget, but you need a decent soundcard to drive it properly (which mobo/onboard do you have?).
Edited by Tiihokatti - 7/28/13 at 4:17am
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Super Flower Golden Green Pro 750W Rosewill Blackhawk Asus ROG GX1000 Xonar DG 
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Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80ohm Xilence Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
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CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
3x Spectre Pro LED 2x TY-140 Windows 7 Samsung S23A700D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Strider Essential 600W Bitfenix Shinobi (modded) Logitech G400 
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Steelseries QCK+ Xonar D1 Behringer B3031A Superlux HD-681 EVO 
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Silent Hawk
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Redfenix
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570K @4,4GHz Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Gigabyte HD7950 Windforce @1200/1450 2x Corsair Vengeance 4gb 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1Tb Random LG DVD/RW Antec Kühler H2O 620 (with AC F12 push/pull) 3x AC F12 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1x Glide Stream Windows 7 Samsung S23A700D Logitech G105 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Super Flower Golden Green Pro 750W Rosewill Blackhawk Asus ROG GX1000 Xonar DG 
AudioOther
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80ohm Xilence Fan Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570K @4,3GHz Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Gigabyte HD7950 Windforce @1150/1500 2x Corsair Vengeance 4gb 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1Tb Random LG DVD/RW Antec Kühler H2O 620 (with AC F12 push/pull) 2x AC F12 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
3x Spectre Pro LED 2x TY-140 Windows 7 Samsung S23A700D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G110 Strider Essential 600W Bitfenix Shinobi (modded) Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QCK+ Xonar D1 Behringer B3031A Superlux HD-681 EVO 
AudioAudioOther
Objective2 desktop version Hifiman HE-400 Xilence Fan Controller 
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post #3 of 5
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I have the Z87 Plus, but I'm considering a Creative aurvana live or Samson SR850 with a xonar/creative z, as these were the best in the category closest to what I want (compromising gamer).
post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

Like usual.

Audio Technica is a bit overpriced here in Europe (100$ vs 125£).
Superlux is cheap and there are cheap AKG velour pad replacements available (to boost comfort to the max).
There is also HD660 which is not in the recommended list, DT-770 velour pads fit on it instead of AKG. Needs at least Xonar DG(X).
DT-770 would barely fit your budget, but you need a decent soundcard to drive it properly (which mobo/onboard do you have?).
I think I'm going with the superlux hd668-b, how hard are the pads to install? I'm guessing not very but I am a complete numpty when it comes to stuff like this. Also would you recommend a card and which?
post #5 of 5
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I'm ordering the superlux hd 668b tomorrow unless anyone has any other thoughts
thanks
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