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Possible headphone upgrade?

#1silveryounglinkPosted 6/5/2012 7:35:26 AM
I've got a pair of JVC harx700's, they were 35 dollars when I got them and I've heard people say they rival cans in the 80 dollar range.

If my price limit was around 100 dollars is there anything out there that would give a significant boost in quality?
#2Dollarman_2005Posted 6/5/2012 8:15:23 AM
Yes.

What type of music do you like to listen to? They for home or portable use? Gaming or music only?

Lots of different things to consider, but by bumping it up to 100 dollars you will hear a noticeable increase in quality. People say they "rival" more expensive headphones but in all actuality, you get what you pay for when it comes to technology.
#3silveryounglink(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 8:25:08 AM
I don't need portability, 90% of my music is listened to on the PC, I listen to a range of genres, electronic, rock, metal and some classical. I don't have speakers at all, so I would use them for gaming as well, but I'm not a huge audiophile when it comes to my games.
#4silveryounglink(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 6:33:07 PM
Was looking at these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106328

Here's what I have right now, I know I posted it in the OP, but here's a link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826262102

Any thoughts or better suggestions?
#5redrum187Posted 6/5/2012 8:43:12 PM
i own a pair of hd280's and love them they are my second pair the first pair lasted 5 years until the right driver died. also check the grado SR60i for around 80$.
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#6TheDrizzuhPosted 6/6/2012 7:56:52 AM
Don't mean to hijack, but do you guys think I would get a noticeable increase in sound quality if I upgrade from sr60is to a pair HD25-1s?
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#7thaandieselPosted 6/6/2012 8:39:37 AM
i have turtlebeach HPA2's. if you need bass-y headphones with true 5.1, i have no complaints with mine. 4 speakers per cup taht are all adjustable, and the bass is full and rattles the headphones on my head(the whole headphone, not crap inside). just be sure to have a sound card as well, i feel pity for everyone that has $80+ usnits and still using onboard audio.
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#8silveryounglink(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 10:13:21 AM
thaandiesel posted...
i have turtlebeach HPA2's. if you need bass-y headphones with true 5.1, i have no complaints with mine. 4 speakers per cup taht are all adjustable, and the bass is full and rattles the headphones on my head(the whole headphone, not crap inside). just be sure to have a sound card as well, i feel pity for everyone that has $80+ usnits and still using onboard audio.


I do have a sound card, but I was actually thinking of getting a usb dac/amp, not sure if that would be better or about the same.
#9MaKhaosPosted 6/6/2012 10:21:57 AM
In my opinion:

Superlux HD668b / Samson SR850 dominates the price range till you hit Audio Technica ATH-A700. And then that dominates till Sennheiser HD555 or 558.