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So...if I were to buy a cheap (but nice) set of earphones or headphones for my iPod...
What should I buy?
I'd like them to be smaller if possible. I liked the simple design of the iPod ear-buds, but they broke and the sound wasn't really all that.
Would anyone like to help me? :3

If you just want something decent but random and cheap, these come in lots of colors: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=jvc+marshmallow&x=0&y=0

The older models I had were pretty good for the price, I haven't researched the new ones but I don't see why they would be worse.
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Ive never heard of NIN or celldweller. lol
If you like bass heavy music, I would suggest Ultrasone HFI 580's or the DJ1 model of the 580. Very well balanced headphones with lush mids and highs so you can get a full range of sound as well as a large soundstage so music sounds like it's surrounding you rather than being pushed into your head. The HFI 580 compliments electronic music quite well.
Though for genre's like Dubstep, soundstage doesn't really benefit the genre. I personally think Dubstep sounds better without soundstage.
The Sony MDR-v600. Shure SRH 840, or the Beyer DT880 would also be a good choice for your music preferences if you want something more all around.
I would suggest Grado's if you listen to Rock music more than electronic. Grado's compliment Rock very well.

Epic, I have to ask why you wouldn't consider the ATH-M50's for this type of music. I am not asking for the purpose of debate, but because I have recently been getting into more Dubstep and bass-heavy Electronica, and thought I had the proper setup with my M50's. Just curious if there are other options in the same price range that would vastly outpace them for this type of music so I can get the most out of it.
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So...if I were to buy a cheap (but nice) set of earphones or headphones for my iPod...
What should I buy?
I'd like them to be smaller if possible. I liked the simple design of the iPod ear-buds, but they broke and the sound wasn't really all that.
Would anyone like to help me? :3

How cheap is cheap? Music taste?

Classic rock mostly, though some classical and scores from movies like LotR.

And cheap like less than $40-$50.
 
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Classic rock mostly, though some classical and scores from movies like LotR.
And cheap like less than $40-$50.

I'd say go for the MEElec A151s. Not bass heavy at all, but rather, focusing on mids and highs. Should handle bass guitar well, just not thumping electro beats. I've read the seperation between instruments is good, and the mids seem to be just the sort of type you would want for classic rock. The sound should be more of a warm and intimate sound, favoring natural sound over micro detail.

MEEs are also known to have a great fit for running and moving around, once in, they won't dislodge unless deliberately removed.
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I'd say go for the MEElec A151s. Not bass heavy at all, but rather, focusing on mids and highs. Should handle bass guitar well, just not thumping electro beats. I've read the seperation between instruments is good, and the mids seem to be just the sort of type you would want for classic rock. The sound should be more of a warm and intimate sound, favoring natural sound over micro detail.
MEEs are also known to have a great fit for running and moving around, once in, they won't dislodge unless deliberately removed.

They sound perfect for Symphony/Orchestra. Less bass muddling and greater detail in the peaks. This is what my OE 555's are for vs my M50's, so I kinda get that feel.
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Friend ordered himself and I a pair of Koss DJ100's for $50 each. biggrin.gif
     
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BOSE Around-Ear (AE1)

Got these recently and over the Aurvana DJ i had my god this is beautiful. I can hear instruments i never heard before on the Aurvanas.
    
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BOSE Around-Ear (AE1)
Got these recently and over the Aurvana DJ i had my god this is beautiful. I can hear instruments i never heard before on the Aurvanas.

Looooooooooooooooooooool, Bose.
     
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What kind of DSP/software do you guys use for gaming with non-gaming headphones?

I have Supreme FX X-Fi 2 on my motherboard (which I understand is just everyday Realtek with a software layer) and a Sabre DAC in my outboard processor. I've tried to get "gaming-grade" audio in my JH13s with little success, probably because I don't know where to look or what software/drivers/tools to use. I would imagine making use of the onboard X-Fi's software would be best.
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