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My friend is looking for replacement headsets or maybe even decent headphone/zalman mic combo.

He's not an audiophile, he casual games, casual music so no need for anything fancy. Also the budget is $50.

Audiophiles I need some suggestions. Thanks.
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JVC Rx700s+a mic of your choice. Zalman is what most people choose, but I don't recommend it.

Simple mod for added sound stage if you want. 33-35 for the Rx700s normally (I think they're up to 60 or something crazy atm on Amazon though..)

Simple looking around will yeild you the 35 dollar mark though. http://www.pcrush.com/product/Headph...one?refid=1868
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post
JVC Rx700s+a mic of your choice. Zalman is what most people choose, but I don't recommend it.

Simple mod for added sound stage if you want. 33-35 for the Rx700s normally (I think they're up to 60 or something crazy atm on newegg though..)
I have the JVC RX900s and I really like them. They're a bit over your budget but as far as I know the 700s are pretty similar.
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I have the JVC RX900s and I really like them. They're a bit over your budget but as far as I know the 700s are pretty similar.
700s would actually be better for his needs. 900s are meant for bass and comfortability. Has leather pads and stuff. The 700s have pleather and when modified have better mids and highs than the 900s.
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Pleather sucks for the first few days. I mean it really sucks, but then you just don't notice it anymore. If you have medium or long hair it won't bother you at all though. But let me tell you man, when you finally buzz it off that pleather is gonna have its way with you!
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post #7 of 11
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700s would actually be better for his needs. 900s are meant for bass and comfortability. Has leather pads and stuff. The 700s have pleather and when modified have better mids and highs than the 900s.
Go for the 700s then. Although if you're worried about comfortableness get some 900 pads... They're so comfortable! Which is good since the headphones are pretty decent sized.
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post #8 of 11
Be sure to do the foam-mod, or else it will be uncomfortable for extended play.

Simple and non-invasive, google for a guide on Head-fi.
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Go for the 700s then. Although if you're worried about comfortableness get some 900 pads... They're so comfortable! Which is good since the headphones are pretty decent sized.
The 900 pads are $16 per pad on JVC's site. they might be available elsewhere, but don't count on it (unless you find them used/eBay).
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The 900 pads are $16 per pad on JVC's site. they might be available elsewhere, but don't count on it (unless you find them used/eBay).
Well in that case you might as well get the 900s... Lol
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