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Best gaming headphones for $100 US?

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I currently have a pair of technical pro hpt990 headphones and tho I like them a lot, I'm ready for a change. The games I mostly play are FPS and racing. I'm looking at getting the sennheiser hd558 as they seem to be praised for gaming and are close to my price. I will take all recommendations into consideration. Thanks!
   
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Check these out,

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/philips-shp9500-headphones

I believe its the last day for this drop.
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Superlux HD 681 EVO. $40 on ebay, free ship. just bought a spare pair myself.

sound stage is 100x better than the HD 558 and they are more comfortable to wear, great for FPS games. bass is perfect, almost damn near as good as ath-m50 bass.

great for any genre of music, honestly i have owned hd 598, audio technica ath-ad700, and ath-ad900x, and i prefer my superlux hd 681 evo over those elite tiers. its an underground masterpiece. thumb.gif
Edited by caenlen - 3/25/15 at 10:07am
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Owner of superlux hd 681 evo's. They're not as great as he says ^
They're good. But they're not god like as he praises them
Not trying to deter you from them they're still really good
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I ended up getting the HD 558's. Long story short, i ended up with 3 pair of HD 558's from amazon for various reasons. The second set i received was opened and used but out of all 3, the sound just smoking the other two pair. Sound quality out of the second pair is awesome, soundstage is huge and while playing Americas Army: PG, i can hear exactly where stuffs coming from. I havent heard directional sound like this since Eax was used. Keep in mind i dont even think im seeing the full potential of these cans due to my onboard sound. First pair had a defect in the left cup, and the third pair sounds decent while playing music but has a horrible narrow soundstage while gaming. I now see why someone say the 558's are fantastic and others dont see what the fuss is all about. I have no idea why each pair sounds so different.
   
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