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post #11 of 21
The RX900 is not discontinued. It just runs out of stock a lot because demand is so high in the US.
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I have larger than normal ears and after an extended amount of time the tips of my ears hurt, JVC RX900. I haven't done any kind of padding mod, probably should, but they are leagues better than my old Turtle Beach 5.1.
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post #13 of 21
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My main concerns is that they need to be closed back and be comfortable for extended periods of time.

How is the rx900? Is it comfortable? How is the overall sound quality?
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post #14 of 21
Sup behe.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD555-Professional-Headphones-Channeling/dp/B0001FTVDQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296141709&sr=8-1"]HD555's[/ame]

These are marked down to 85$. Roommate just got them, loves them, I think they sound pretty damn good as well.

BTW - you have cox or qwest over there in CHD? My cox connection has gone to hell.
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post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
My main concerns is that they need to be closed back and be comfortable for extended periods of time.

How is the rx900? Is it comfortable? How is the overall sound quality?
RX900 are comfortable for me. I have large ears and it's still ok. They don't leak much sound and I can wear them for hours. After about 3-4 hours the tips of my ears can be sore but I just adjust them.
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post #16 of 21
I thought the RX900 were semi-open? Both the RX500 and RX700 are closed, but the RX900 is semi-open. I've also read that many people recommend against the JVC HA-RX700/900 for Metal/Rock, etc. I had a pair of RX500 for around 24 hours. While I liked them, the construction of that particular model was plastic-y (unlike the RX700 and 900). The mids were a bit recessed, and the bass was alright, though the 700 and 900 are supposed to have more. Highs are represented fairly well on them actually.

The only full-size head I have to compare them with are the Grado SR325i's. Almost really not comparable, but the soundstage of the JVC's were pleasant, and it had a less 'in your face' sound to them.
 
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post #17 of 21
the rx900 have plenty more bass than the m50, IMO. I have owned both. That being said, the m50s are much more clear, and if you are looking for a coiled cable, it would be a better choice. Other comfortable, bassy headphones in your price range are:

sony mdr-v6
sennheiser hd280 / hd438
superlux HD 681 (called semi-open, but isolates very well, and has plenty of bass)
v-jays
sony xb700 (almost bass only)
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post #18 of 21
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rx700 for $40 is actually a really solid headphone and fits your needs perfectly
I'd get these, and build /buy a CMOY headphone amp. Playing BC2 last night. My head felt like it was shaking from the explosions. Musically they work very well. Pretty well round cans.

Throw in this thread for a few ideas http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...-ha-rx700-mods
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post #19 of 21
My Sennheiser HD485 were supremely comfortable and had great bass. It's a set I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for good headphones on the cheap.
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post #20 of 21
I just got my pair of rx900's in yesterday I have to say they are awesome they have a ton of bass When i have them cranked all the way I can feel my jaw line and teeth vibrate =). I would highly recomend them I got mine for around $60 dollars and i dont think there is really anything much better for $60?
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