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Recommend me value-oriented over-ears for $100 or less.

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First off, I read the "OCN Most Recommended" thread and it needs a little updating. Im using the template in the sticky, so here we go!

1. Budget is around $100. I can go up a little if its worth it, and of course spending less is welcome.

2. I listen to mostly rap and rock. Beastie Boys, Eminem, Nirvana, all those 90's rock bands that sound like Blink 182 ect.

3. Deep and plentiful bass, but not necessarily boomy. I have 2 15" subs in my car in a sealed enclosure, so Im used to very deep shaky bass, not so much "boomy" like 12's in a ported would have. This also helps out because deep bass will help with my rap music, without ruining my rock. Comfort is also a desire. Also, these will be driven straight off my laptop, so I believe something low impedance is wanted (right?).

4. I already have Skullcandy Titans (one of their few respectful models). Those they don't sound bad, using in-ears for hours on end is killing me.

5. They will be used at home while on my laptop for everything. Maybe some at college if I have the desire to listen to music. I do game, but mostly LoL, Sims, GTA, nothing that needs a special soundstage. But gaming is not a priority at all.

6. US of A. I'll buy from whoever's cheapest from places I already have an account with: Amazon, Newegg, Crutchfield, Sonicelectronix, eBay.

I'm considering the Sennheiser HD280's*, HD518, was considering Sony XB700's but apparently they're discontinued and the XB800's aren't as good? Open to more suggestions of course.
*my friend has the HD380's, I really like them, but I would prefer a little more bass, can I get this just from an EQ? (no EQ was set up when I listened to them)
    
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Hmm...Deep and plentiful Bass?
Consider the V-Moda LP?(deep deep bass that sounds muddy on some tracks)

I like the bass on the "Creative Aurvana Live!", Audio Technica M50. I think one of these might be what you're looking for.

Audition before buying!
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Hmm...Deep and plentiful Bass?
Consider the V-Moda LP?(deep deep bass that sounds muddy on some tracks)

I like the bass on the "Creative Aurvana Live!", Audio Technica M50. I think one of these might be what you're looking for.

Audition before buying!

People said the V-Moda needed a amp to sound good. I don't really have anywhere to audition around me. I looked at FYE and a small Radioshack by me. No over-ears were out on display (not many for sale at all either). I might take a longer drive to a Best Buy

EDIT: Got the HD280's, Best Buy had them on display, I liked. The bass is definitely quality, maybe not as much quantity as I had in mind but playing with the driver EQ helped out a good bit, which also made them less "boring" as some describe both the HD280 and HD380.
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