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I am need some suggestions on very basic and hopefully very cheap starter headphones for my kids, building them homework+light gaming rigs(they are 7 and 10). So I need something that could get broken and not leave me wanting to kill people. At the same time I would like them to last for a couple of years at least, so any one using cheap stuff but it has been durable? I am open to links if you want, ebay is even fine.
post #2 of 4
How big/small of a budget are we talking about?
Anyway I'll throw something cheap-ish:

Speakers:
- SMSL SA-50 amplifier + Micca MB42X
Easy to upgrade or change the amplifier/speakers if something breaks. And it's simple to add a subwoofer to the setup too if there is ever a need for one.

Headphones:
- Superlux HD681
- Superlux HD668B
- Samson SR850
- ATH M40X
- ATH M50X
Some of the headphones have removable cables, could be a good thing for durability.
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Kingston Hyperx 120gb SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1Tb Random LG DVD/RW ID-Cooling SE-214X 
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Speedlink Ultor Super Flower Golden Green Pro 750W Rosewill Blackhawk Logitech G502 
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post #3 of 4
I've got the Superlux HD668b, they look and feel cheap but the sound quality is good IMO and runs fine off of my soundcard which doesnt have a dedicated headphone amp.

As far as durability goes I've had them for 2 years use them frequently and nothings fallen off or worn particularly. I also find them quite comfortable. It might be a different story with kids of course, and the size might not adjust low enough for a child.

That or you might just be better off picking up something on ear that's portable and cheap, I'm not sure I would have appreciated the finer details of sound quality at 7 or 10 years myself, your kids might be more impressed with a pair of $20 Sony's or Skull Candy then something with a lot better sound quality from a name that they never heard of tongue.gif
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My last gaming headset was a logitech and it lasted about 3 months before they were playing with it and broke the mic off....so budget is as low as it can be but still have decent quality. They will be listening to youtube videos and maybe watching google play movies....steam games, things like that.
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