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The Sennheiser HD212 is listed at 50 (i found for 43 shipped) yet the 201 is referenced as perhaps the best deal under $75 or even $100 maybe.

I also found the AKG K81DJ for 64 shipped - but it's also under $75 and the review and doesn't give the nice little numbers such as one for comfort (a big deal in my book) so it's hard to see a 300% reason to buy (though I realize at this price point percent is kindof superfluous).

I realize it was stated "bang for your buck," and the 20 buck cans are hard to pass up, just wanted to see if anyone has a feel for this.

I'm soon buying a xonar d1 and i'd hate to buy a set of cans that doesn't do the card justice.
The AKG K81DJ review was written by a fellow OCNer, but I can add the numbers to it, usually if I haven't listend to a pair of cans for more than 10 hours, I let another OCNer do a review, and than I scoarer the web for more reviews, and tend to ask the upity ups [aura/soloz/nam, along with guys over at head-fi.org] . The HD201's are considered the best [by a vast majority] for the price and sound, but I'd say the AKG beats it out for the above 50$ mark, it's hard to compare the AKG to anything in the 50-100$ mark in terms of value, I can tell you that much. The K81DJ tends to be uncomfortable at first [around 4] but when you stretch out the headphones [some higher end headphones require the same work] they become 6-7's. they're closed back, but I wouldn't be able to tell you the blocking out of noise. They're average size, I'd say a 5 on the scale from 1-10 and rather light and well built.

Sorry if I missed some questions- I'll update my posts soon [finals are killing me!] What are your questions specifically?
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The AKG K81DJ review was written by a fellow OCNer, but I can add the numbers to it, usually if I haven't listend to a pair of cans for more than 10 hours, I let another OCNer do a review, and than I scoarer the web for more reviews, and tend to ask the upity ups [aura/soloz/nam, along with guys over at head-fi.org] . The HD201's are considered the best [by a vast majority] for the price and sound, but I'd say the AKG beats it out for the above 50$ mark, it's hard to compare the AKG to anything in the 50-100$ mark in terms of value, I can tell you that much. The K81DJ tends to be uncomfortable at first [around 4] but when you stretch out the headphones [some higher end headphones require the same work] they become 6-7's. they're closed back, but I wouldn't be able to tell you the blocking out of noise. They're average size, I'd say a 5 on the scale from 1-10 and rather light and well built.

Sorry if I missed some questions- I'll update my posts soon [finals are killing me!] What are your questions specifically?
Ah, yeah I don't mean to create work for you but I do love numbers even if they aren't backed up by hard math.

It seems that one would automatically forego the HD212 in favor of the 201. That's one question down, if that is the case.

The other was about comfort, and you answered that somewhat - it is good to know that the k81dj becomes 6-7 after a time.

Do the 201's increase from a 5 after wear (and I forgot to ask - do they need to be burned in as many other headsets do)? It's looking right now like I'll go for the 201's provided they reveal the gx 2.0 software sounds (the eax 5.0 "supposed" equivalent) and generally do the xonar a bit of justice, but I'm sure I'll have some buyer's remorse if they get annoying to wear after an hour or so even after I've worn them in.

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Even though headphones with mic's such as the Sennheiser PC series are not ideal, some people are just lazy. So could you do a couple of overviews of these .
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Even though headphones with mic's such as the Sennheiser PC series are not ideal, some people are just lazy. So could you do a couple of overviews of these .
Some headsets are good for portable, voice-chat dedicated usage.

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I hope this isn't the start of a "find the most expensive headphones" contest.
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Great post, needs a bump.
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Would the Grado SR 60's or the AKG K81DJ's be a better purchase for the 50-100 dollar range? Also, does anyone know if the Grado SR 60's really live up to all the hype it gets?
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Is the HD212 more comfortable (looks to have more padding) than the HD201? That would have an effect on its value for long gaming sessions.
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Might i suggest to Add the Steelseries Icemats to the list?
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