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im a 60s-80s music listener (anything ranging from the beatles to say, duran duran usually pending on my mood)

i need a nice set of cans, nothing too overpriced, but my old sony cans recently bit it and theyve discontinued the model (as always). i need something i can enjoy all the highs and lows of the music from, without the huge price tags of what local shops want for thier crap (when i say crap i mean creative headsets, skullcandy, and the like)

reccomend me something that wont break my bank, but will sound amazing to coming off some old sony's from the 80s.
Edited by PCSarge - 5/10/11 at 6:56pm
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i have recently read about the HD555s, im not sure if its the right thing or if i should push a step further up the ladder?
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Quote:
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should push a step further up the ladder?
You can, but without a sound card, it would be senseless.
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If you do decide to go for the HD555s, look at the 595 mod for them. I did it and it makes a pretty big difference.

Here's a link:

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You can, but without a sound card, it would be senseless.
i have a sound card on the way. im looking at headphones that can also be used on my mp3 player.
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post #6 of 14
looking for both headphones for use at the computer and your mp3 player or jsut mp3 player?

If just mp3 player, have you considered in-ears?
Also state a max budget.
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are a good bang-for-your buck set. i've never actually owned them, just demo'd them at a local guitar center, but they sounded great. didn't lack in any one area, a good all-around set of headphones.
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
looking for both headphones for use at the computer and your mp3 player or jsut mp3 player?

If just mp3 player, have you considered in-ears?
Also state a max budget.
im looking to use them for both, as frankly im not an earbud person, and my mp3 player (which happens to be an ipod touch)came with those ****ty earbuds.i like the comfort of over ear cans more.

i was looking possibly $120 max
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post #9 of 14
in-ears are not earbuds. in-ears go inside the ear like this:



but that said, if you want to use it for both PC and portable, larger headphones would be better.

Comfort an issue?
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id prefer if they had some decent padding, as i do wear glasses all day.
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