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Sony MDR XB-700.

http://www.iheadphones.co.uk/media/c...DR-XB700_3.jpg

They produce bass like crazy, rated down to 3Hz.

I can actually turn the bass to +12dB where most headphones just produce crackle and this just keeps on pumping.

It's like having two sub woofers, cosy ones at that, strapped to your head.

Best purchase I ever made.
over their budget, you won't hear 3Hz (8Hz at normal volumes will give you headaches, high volume it's unbearable to anyone), subwoofers tbh don't bloat the bass like that. The bass is already emphasised in the XB700 so why emphsise it even more to mask everything else like the mids?
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I used to have some HD 595 then the died on me and picked up some 201's and I have to say I am not going back to the 595's they do everything you want from cans sound grate comfortable and looks reasonable and cost $19, not for a second am I saying there better than the 595 its just there over $100 cheaper.
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JVC HARX700 for your budget. Just dont, dont buy from plantronics, bose, beats by lol...

Check this: Head-Fi Buying Guide by Price
Edited by NorCa - 3/13/11 at 2:36pm
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over their budget, you won't hear 3Hz (8Hz at normal volumes will give you headaches, high volume it's unbearable to anyone), subwoofers tbh don't bloat the bass like that. The bass is already emphasised in the XB700 so why emphsise it even more to mask everything else like the mids?
I love mine, especially with the excessive bass.

Well, it's good for the music I listen to as well as gaming.

I got them for £60 in the UK so they can't be more than $100 CAD.
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I love mine, especially with the excessive bass.

Well, it's good for the music I listen to as well as gaming.

I got them for £60 in the UK so they can't be more than $100 CAD.
heh, try actually looking on Canadian sites rather than lazily applying exchange rates assuming the same purchasing power

for in-ears, you'll love the JVC FX500 and FX700 if you like the XB700.
Deep bass monsters (in a good way) those are. Fantastic timbre as well (due to the brichwood driver and casing).
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Thanks for all the replies!
I found those sony headphones on ebay for 61$ CAD + 10$ shipping which is pretty good. I don't know if they are worth it tho. Are they really that good? I really don't feel like buying something I'll have to ship back...
Link: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sony-MDR-XB700-EX...item1c17aab6e8
Still open to suggestions.
I also found the logitech G35 for 85$ on ebay, which is pretty good, but once again, are they really worth it?
Link: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Logitech-G35-7-1-...item4cf40696b5
Thanks again!
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Thanks for all the replies!
I found those sony headphones on ebay for 61$ CAD + 10$ shipping which is pretty good. I don't know if they are worth it tho. Are they really that good? I really don't feel like buying something I'll have to ship back...
Link: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sony-MDR-XB700-EX...item1c17aab6e8
Still open to suggestions.
I also found the logitech G35 for 85$ on ebay, which is pretty good, but once again, are they really worth it?
Link: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Logitech-G35-7-1-...item4cf40696b5
Thanks again!
Well, they certainly cover your ears like you asked.

Nicest headphones I've ever worn.

Sound quality really depends on what you listen to.

Compared to my Senny HD205's these things are MUCH better in my opinion but I'm no expert.

I listen to a lot of trance music and so these are somewhat suitable for me.
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I listen mostly to Melodic metal and Electronic music (trance also) and so I think these should work well...should they? Also, for gaming, I play COD (6 and 7), Dirt 2 and Wow...Will these provide good sound quality?

EDIT: Also, just to make sure, these headphones are cup type earpads right? I don't want anything just sitting right there on my ears. I want the cushion to be around my ears, not on my ears...
Edited by polm - 3/13/11 at 3:27pm
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I listen mostly to Melodic metal and Electronic music (trance also) and so I think these should work well...should they? Also, for gaming, I play COD (6 and 7), Dirt 2 and Wow...Will these provide good sound quality?

EDIT: Also, just to make sure, these headphones are cup type earpads right? I don't want anything just sitting right there on my ears. I want the cushion to be around my ears, not on my ears...
If these don't go around your ears, you have the biggest ears in the world.

My ears feel like they're in a cave with these headphones.

If you're feeling really good then take a look at the XB-1000.

Basically the 700s but bigger again
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if you require it for gaming as well, then the Alienware Ozma 5. The XB700 are bad for gaming. the Ozma 5 suits all your needs well including looks. the XB700 would be more comfortable though.
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