I’ve got a chinese gamepad ($10): http://p.globalsources.com/IMAGES/PDT/B1061318005/Wired-USB-Gamepad.jpg It was OK.
After it got broken I tried a xbox 360 clone and a ps2 clone. Both pretty bad.
I want to buy a gamepad a bit better to play street fighter. I think the d-pad should be like the first one, or maybe nintendo-like (I haven’t tried that, but ps/xbox type are crap). I need to decide between:
-The same chinese gamepad: It worked for me, it is cheap.
-Logitech f310: Looked ok, but it has some bad reviews. It is difficult to find it for less than $40 in Spain.
-Madcatz fightpad sd: D-pad looks nice, but I would prefer a gamepad I can use with other games.
-Power A Mini Pro Ex: Xbox type but with gameboy d-pad. Small, but it is not a problem for me.
-Power A Airflo: I can get it for $5 more than the other Power A. I don’t need a big one or the fan, but if it has better build quality I’d buy it instead of the other one.
Has anybody tried one of this and could share her experience? Also, other recommendations of $30 max gamepads are appreciated.