Looking for BIG BASS headset that doesnt cost a fortune

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  1. flash22

    flash22 Active Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I recently picked up the Turtle Beach X11 gaming headset - and even though it does sound awesome and the clarity is brilliant I was expecting something ALOT more bassy.

    I did pick up the X11's for only $40NZD "New refurbished" which is only $34 US so they were a mad deal but honestly I want that serious deep bass.

    Can anyone recommend anything that isn't going to push the price past $100?

    Cheers,
     
  2. jhelsas

    jhelsas Master Guru

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    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB50...TF8&qid=1368409140&sr=8-1&keywords=sony+xb500

    this one comes into my mind when some asks for loads and loads of bass, and is below the US$ 100 mark, as you asked. Still, it's not US$ 40, but I think it's worth it.

    anyway, it's way better than the turtle beach's for sure
     
  3. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    Can I ask why you want something bassy? Have you tried some nicely balanced headphones? And I don't mean those turtle beach ones btw.
     
  4. RagDoll_Effect

    RagDoll_Effect Ancient Guru

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    I can highly recommend these :

    http://www.jvc.com.au/headphones/over-ear/ha-m5x

    regards,
    RagDoll.
     

  5. FULMTL

    FULMTL Ancient Guru

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    Cheap bass headphones can be really fun and are a nice break from the analytical detailed headphones that I usually listen to.

    JVC HA-M5X
    JVC HA-S500
    Sony XB500
    Koss Pro DJ100
    AKG K518
    AKG K618
    Sony MDR-V55
    Phiaton MS 400

    There's more...


    Wait, unless we are talking about headsets and not headphones?....
    Check out Steelseries Siberia V2, but no gaming headset has massive bass unless you make your own.
     
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  6. Darkest

    Darkest Ancient Guru

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    ATH-M50 sound about right. They were pretty popular awhile back. For the life of me I can't figure out why, but then I'm not a basshead.
     
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    dsbig Ancient Guru

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    I have the Sony MDR-XB500

    sound great. but too much bass and really high volume and they start to make popping sounds.

    yes I know what the popping means.....
     
  8. pogostickio

    pogostickio Master Guru

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    ^^ this.

    I use those headphones too and they put a smile on my face. Good build quality too. The cable is quite short but don't let that put you off when extension cables are cheap.
     
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    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    looks 80s but Koss PortaPro

    Cheap and will fit the bill.

    If money's no object I love my AH-D7000s. Those have a ton of clean bass. :)
     
  10. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

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    Another good choice is the Ultrasone HFI-580's usually there under 100 if your lucky.
     
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    brendanvista Master Guru

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    Another vote for the Sony XB-500's. They're really comfy too. If you can find some cheap XB-700's, those could work too.
     
  12. MM10X

    MM10X Ancient Guru

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    All I know is that my Razer Blackshark is comfortable, and I've accidentally turned it up too high a few times and it shook my head.

    I use to have to use the bass boost with my Carcharias, with the Blackshark It seems to be nicely balanced without any enhancement.

    I'm sure it doesn't compare to a good high end headset, but its a good product for gaming. The mic is good too and this is important to me.
     
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    Ghosty Ancient Guru

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    I've owned the Roccat Kave 5.1 headset for over 2 years now. Subs in both ears, and the base is very powerful.
     
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    Yes, it's powerful, it's also very muddy.
     
  15. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

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    If you need a mic use a cheap clip on mic, or the Modmic which attachs to the headphones, do not get a gaming marketed headset, instead get a good pair of headphones and use either mic that i suggested. Muddy and boomy or one note bass is not the type of bass you want. As both will out perform the rest of the sound. You want bass that is clean and accurate so you hear each note of bass. Because Explosions are not just Boom boom boom.

    The headphone I mention is a good choice, But if your money can stretch DT770 Pro-80 are very good choice too. If you trust used you might be able to find it cheap. Superlux has headphones that has bass as well, I forgot which model, if I recall it was a closed back model.

    Edit: I notice that your using onboard audio, Down the line I suggest you upgrade to a Xonar DG, which is cheap.
     
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