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I am looking to replace my beaten and abused SONY MDR-XD100 's

I have looked at these ones so far
KOSS R80 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Stereo...
Sennheiser - Professional DJ styled - Closed Dynam...
Pioneer SE-M390 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Supra-aural...
SONY - Studio Monitor Series Headphones (MDR-XD200...
I do a lot of gaming while listening to music and its been awhile since I bought a pair of good cans any input would be nice but my budget is absolutely no moar then 40 USD inc shipping
 
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check the black friday online deals... I am pretty sure there are gonna be some GREAT DEALS.
 
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For around $40, you should be able to get a set of JVC HA-RX700s. For their price, they're outstanding cans. Definitely worth checking out.
 
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you should specify if you prefer closed or open cans, or if you are indifferent. The obvious choice if you are indifferent is the RX700s, possibly mod them as well though, actually MOD THEM FOR SURE
 

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i have minor issues with leakage with these sony XD100's I would like someone that's closed/isolated but its not a requirement

grrr I have spent the last 72 hours mulling this over :banghead: :cry:
those jvcs to look nice tho ....
 
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PVTCaboose1337, is there a better copy (link) of that somewhere?
 
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i have minor issues with leakage with these sony XD100's I would like someone that's closed/isolated but its not a requirement

grrr I have spent the last 72 hours mulling this over :banghead: :cry:
those jvcs to look nice tho ....
The worst earphones leakage i've EVER heard are the Beats studio by dr dre.... Wow i can be across the room and can head those things loud and clear! but they are amazing haha
 
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PVTCaboose1337, is there a better copy (link) of that somewhere?
Protip from Caboose: Once you go open air, you don't go back.



Get a used pair of Grados. You will then decide to spend hundreds of dollars on audio equipment.

Yes, too bad TPU resized it. Silly TPU!

 

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I've actually been thinking of trying an open heapdhone. I love my RX700's and D2000's, but I am thinking of picking up a set of SR60's to see if the Grado sound treats me well. I hear for my kinda music it will (rock, hard rock, metal, etc).

Also, not to offensively hijack this thread, please post your thoughts in the Headphone/Headset thread (link in sig) to share with others your thoughts on different headphones. I need some more reviews to link in the OP, and that thread needs some more TPU member reviews!

Thanks for the larger image PVT, mind if I post that in the headphone/headset thread? That or you could do the honors and I can link it in the OP...either way.

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I've actually been thinking of trying an open heapdhone. I love my RX700's and D2000's, but I am thinking of picking up a set of SR60's to see if the Grado sound treats me well. I hear for my kinda music it will (rock, hard rock, metal, etc).

Also, not to offensively hijack this thread, please post your thoughts in the Headphone/Headset thread (link in sig) to share with others your thoughts on different headphones. I need some more reviews to link in the OP, and that thread needs some more TPU member reviews!

Thanks for the larger image PVT, mind if I post that in the headphone/headset thread? That or you could do the honors and I can link it in the OP...either way.

:toast:
To be honest, I have used both the D2000's and RX700's, however I never got to listen for long enough. When I got my Senn 595's I thought they sounded meh, but after burn in, and using the EQ to fix I got them going great (and I was used to Grado's aggressiveness!). Some of us headphone guys should do straight trades on headphones to see how different ones sound. That might be fun!

You go ahead and post that pic in the headphone thread.

EDIT: Kursah, when I am up in Montana we should exchange our headphones for a week or so.
 

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meh I have onboard sound I doubt it would drive a 200+ dollor pair of cans ( not that I have 200+ dollors if i did I would upgrade this pathetic pc >_> )
 

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To be honest, I have used both the D2000's and RX700's, however I never got to listen for long enough. When I got my Senn 595's I thought they sounded meh, but after burn in, and using the EQ to fix I got them going great (and I was used to Grado's aggressiveness!). Some of us headphone guys should do straight trades on headphones to see how different ones sound. That might be fun!

You go ahead and post that pic in the headphone thread.

EDIT: Kursah, when I am up in Montana we should exchange our headphones for a week or so.
The D2000's have a deep, deep bass along with some impact. The mids and hi's are clearer and crisper than the RX700's, the comfort level is also on a different level. The sound stage for gaming also seems a tad larger.

But the RX700's are about 2/3 D2000 imo. They hit harder, go almost as low and with some good EQ tuning can sound pretty damn good. With some modding can sound even better, and get even closer to competing with a headphone that costs waaay more.

But both being closed cans, don't leak much at lower volumes, the RX700's while at a higher impedance are easier to drive and go louder at lower volumes on my Auzen Forte. Honestly, if I ever do more modding to my RX700's for more comfy pads, line the cups with soundmat, etc and get the sound I want from them...I'd probably sell my D2000's. Stock vs. Stock, both burned in, as I said before I feel the RX700's are 2/3 of the D2000, along with being a little more forward and in your face, while the D2000's are more laid back.

I also have a pair of JVC HA-DX3's, which are a pleasure to listen to, but are harder to drive, can hit low bass, but cannot produce much impact, but the mids and hi's are a pleasure to listen to. These are also laid back, but are very comfy. Though one issue is the creaking rubber pivot points. But they work very well for gaming, and honestly I feel they are more accurate at sound placement than either the D2000 or RX700...but just aren't as fun to listen to.

I do use EQ on every headphone I listen to, mostly boosting the bass/lower frequencies to where I like them and where I feel the sound is for my likings without destroying the mids or hi's. I like low, impacting bass.

If I can find a decent open headphone to do what I want, I may sell the D2000's and go for it. I've been watching the Beyer DT990 and DT880 threads, reading about the Grado SR60/SR60i, SR80, 225's, etc. I don't really have a way to try 'phone's out...so I may just be up for a trade to see what a different headphone is all about.

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Sorry for the long post...I got going and had to finish the thought...now I'm not about to delete it! Let me know if you're ever up in Montana PVT, we can line something up I'm sure.
 

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woot
got me a pair of RX700's
wow what a step up
Crispy good thump but not overpowering no distortion
sweet
 
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haha, and remember that the RX700 are in the bottom in the headphone foodchain ;)
 

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Can you stretch it $50?
Some cheap eh350 cans on ebay...

Sennheiser EH-350s... I'll clarify
 
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haha, Believe me, later on it is SOOOOOOOOOOO hard nnot to spend more than XX$ you set to lol.

Right now you spent like ~30$. Next youll spend 65~100$.... than youll buy some new sound card and amp etc etc xD. Try not to, its the 2nd hardest thing in the world (next to not upgrading your PC when new GPUs and CPUs come out XD)
 

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my audio funds are spent for the month my onboard sound has a bit of a issue driving these to full power
but I might upgrade when i get the $ todo a new build
 

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i like closed cans
 
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Processor i7 3930k @ 4 Ghz
Motherboard AsRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional
Cooling Dark Rock Pro 3 (removed 120mm fan)
Memory 32GB (4x8gb) 2133Mhz CL9 Mushkin RedLine
Video Card(s) EVGA ACX 3.0 GTX 1060 6GB
Storage 3.25TB separated in 5 SSDs (SanDisk Extreme Pro, Intel 730 & 520, 2*Crucial MX100)
Display(s) 27" 2560x1440 [Korean] PCBANK PB2700
Case BeQuiet! SilentBase 800
Audio Device(s) iBasso D10 + AKG KXXX
Power Supply EVGA P2 750W 80+ Platinum semi-fanless
Mouse Sensei RAW
Keyboard Black cherry MX Thermaltake ESports
Software Windows 10 Pro X64
#24

OneMoar

There is Always Moar
Joined
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Location
Rochester area
System Name Kreij Lives On
Processor Intel Core i5 4670K @ 4.4Ghz 1.32V
Motherboard ASUS Maximus VI Gene Z87
Cooling Reeven Okeanos Single 140MM Fan +2 SP120 White's
Memory 16GB kingston hyper x @ 2133 @ 11 11 11 32
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1060 ACX Copper Single fan
Storage 240gb Cruical MX200SSD/WD Blue 1TB
Display(s) Samsung S24D300/HP2071D
Case Custom Full Aluminum By ST.o.CH <3
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply HX 750i
Mouse Roccat KONE
Keyboard Rocatt ISKU with ISKUFX keycaps
Software Windows 10 +startisback
#25
now for the mods bwhahhahahahha