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OK OCN, tomorrow morning im ordering a new set of headphones.
Ive got a set of Swan M10s on the way right now but I want a set of decent headphones too. The primary uses will be Music, Movies and Games.
Its ideal if they can be found at amazon or newegg.

Right now Im torn between the Sennheiser HD515s and the JVC HARX700s or 900s.
Im open to other ideas for headphones in the same price bracket but those are the two im really looking at right now.
Which set is better? Or could I find another set that is better for the same price?
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post #2 of 17
Look into Koss porta pros. Super good, super cheap, but super ugly.
    
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Look into Koss porta pros. Super good, super cheap, but super ugly.
BWAHAHAHA!!!!
No thanks.
Ill be using them in my room, but those are too stupid looking even for private use. Ill sacrifice a little sound quality if it means I can keep my dignity.
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post #4 of 17
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The primary uses will be Music, Movies and Games.
What else would you listen to with headphones?

What will you be doing most on it? And what kind of music do you like?
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post #5 of 17
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What else would you listen to with headphones?

What will you be doing most on it? And what kind of music do you like?
Touche.

They will be mostly used for movies and music.
But ill plug them into my TV once in a while to play PS3 with. And ill use them from time to time in my PC gaming.
I listen to everything from Light Rock to Metalcore to Drums n' Bass to Trance to Classical to Rap. And much of whats in between.
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Audio Technica AD700
Sennheiser HD555 and mod them
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post #7 of 17
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Audio Technica AD700
Sennheiser HD555 and mod them
Good suggestions, and ive already considered them. But Ive also dismissed them.
They are out of my price range for being my secondary sound equipment, and I was not impressed with the lack of bass in the AD700s.
Im talking ~$60 or less.
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post #8 of 17
The RX700 is a pretty safe bet. You might want to also look into the Superlux 668B (sp?) which has been the "flavor of the month" at Head-Fi as of late.
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
The RX700 is a pretty safe bet. You might want to also look into the Superlux 668B (sp?) which has been the "flavor of the month" at Head-Fi as of late.
Alright. Thanks.
I think ill go with the RX700s. Ive used JVC a great deal in the past and they look pretty good too.
Thanks All.

I think Ill mod them in a few weeks if the sound isnt want I want.
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post #10 of 17
yeah, go for the RX700s, people over at head.fi prefer them over the RX900s, the Senn 5xx series have some issues with their headbands cracking.
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