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I have spare $50 bucks, looking for headphones (over ear ) recommendations...please help me buy something good.

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hello I wish to upgrade from my 6 years old cheap 5 dollar headphones and wish to get something good for playing video games and watching movies.

I wish for:
1) comfort, last time i borrowed a pair of superlux 668b they were extremely uncomfortable even tho the sound was good.

2)good sound for playing horror games like amnesia or F.E.A.R and watching movies.

what do you guys recommend?

my old headphones are Sennheisser EH150 ( the problem is some games like deus ex human revolution sound like crap with it. and sometimes i can't hear some sounds or are off.


whats a good pair for under 50 ( sweet spot for 30 )


any information extremely appreciated.
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How about Superlux HD681 EVO? I don't think you will find better sound quality for $40. The bass is good but the treble is not as good without adjusting my equalizer with Cuemix, I just got them a few weeks ago to replace my SRH-840 as the right speaker died. My SRH-840 where much better on trebles and much more comfortable but lacked bass. But for $40 I don't think you can get much better than that. You could step it up to $100 and a pair of Shure SRH-440 or Sennheiser HD280 if you want comfort. Try looking at the lower end Sennheisers if you want something more comfortable.
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Samson SR850 (OEM Superlux)
Superlux HD681 (pleather pads, AKG K-240 velour pads recommended. Same for the Samson)
Superlux HD681Evo (should come bundled with free velour pads that usually cost ~20$)

Here is a modding/review article for the HD681Evo. Also talk about the differences between HD668B/HD681/Evo.

EDIT: Didn't you buy the HD668B earlier headscratch.gif
Edited by Tiihokatti - 12/1/13 at 10:26am
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