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post #9141 of 38805 Old 01-08-2011, 02:59 PM
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Need a little help guys. Need the best audiophile grade headphones under $200-$300. Mostly for listening to music and a little gaming. Thanks!
What kind of music?
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What kind of music?
Does it matter? Well, anyways, a wide range. I listen to rock (all types except heavy metal and country) and I have to listen to classic because of my piano teacher.

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So I currently have JVC HA-RX700's and am looking at getting something in the senn 5xx series. I had heard previously when I bought them that the RX700's sound just as good or better than the senn's but I kinda brushed it off. Has anyone heard both the RX-700's and Senn 5xx (mainly the 555's that I'm looking at) that can tell me whether it would be an upgrade or just a lateral movement? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS: Main use is for music of all types minus really heavy metal and most rap. Also will be used for some gaming, but music is more important for me.
I have both the RX700's and the HD595's. The sound is indeed quite similar, but by definition of their construction (RX700: closed, HD595: open) the HD595's are going to have a better sound stage/imaging. The sound from the 595's it a little bit to moderately clearer than the RX700's. The bass from the 595's is also a bit better, but I might argue that the bass is also a bit boring, depending on the track. Hard to explain it.

Also the 595's won't get warm like the RX700's do. Your ears can breathe with the 595's.
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Does it matter? Well, anyways, a wide range. I listen to rock (all types except heavy metal and country) and I have to listen to classic because of my piano teacher.
Yeah it matters a lot. I'd say something like Beydynamic DT770 (preferably DT990), Denon AD2000 or if you really weant, sennheiser 595.
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Yeah it matters a lot. I'd say something like Beydynamic DT770 (preferably DT990), Denon AD2000 or if you really weant, sennheiser 595.

I heard the ATH-M50/M50s and ATH-A700 were good. I also game too.

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I dont know anyone that has the ATH-A700s and doesn't like them, i nearly mentioned them but they were under budget for you.

I don't know much about the M50s though, sorry.
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It's really anything under $200-$300 so any price between those two is the peak.

Whatever goes up, must come down. True and False.

Why? Clouds come down as rain, airplanes come down by landing @ an airport or crash because it was shot down or lost all of it's fuel.

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I see.

Well there is no definate best pair of headphones for a certain price. There are some pack leaders, and there are people's personal opinions. Any one of the ones i mention or the M50s would probably be a good choice. I'm sure someone else could probably shine more light on it than me though.
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Yes, the big ones in the $100-$200 range tend to be:

Open design (for areas where ambient noise is not an issue)

AD700
HD555
HD595
HD518
DT990

Closed design (for areas where ambient noise is anticipated)
A700's
DT770
RX700 (cheap price but fit the catagory; can be had for as cheap as $35)
RX900 (cheap price but fit the catagory; can be had for as cheap as $65)
M50

The list goes on, but these are some big ones.

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Yes, the big ones in the $100-$200 range tend to be:

Open design (for areas where ambient noise is not an issue)

AD700
HD555
HD595
HD518
DT990

Closed design (for areas where ambient noise is anticipated)
A700's
DT770
RX700 (cheap price but fit the catagory; can be had for as cheap as $35)
RX900 (cheap price but fit the catagory; can be had for as cheap as $65)
M50

The list goes on, but these are some big ones.

Cool. I'm looking for headphones too and I think I found my answer. My best right now is a pair of philips bass earbuds. I'm sure I'll hear a big difference. I'll ask you guys if anything new comes out. Waiting for black friday (a heck of a long wait right?) I'm building my first computer @ that time which should give me enough time to find enough info here.

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