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Budget is gonna be around $150 audio wise and after reading Simca's thread on sound cards vs on board audio, I'd prefer a little bit cheaper set of headphones and then a nice budget sound card to go with
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With your budget, the sound card should be the Xonar DG without question. That's easy.

Here's what I can say about the headphones. I wouldn't spend what's left of your budget on AD700s. They excel in comfort and have a very large sound stage, but at nearly three times the cost of JVC HA-RX700s, they are absolutely not worth the diminished bass and airy treble sound. I've gone back to my HA-RX700s while I wait for my Fiio E7 to get here, so I can play around with the bass boost with the AD700s. I expect that the AD700s will deliver the low low 40Hz bass, but I'm pretty sure that they'll still lack the punch at higher bass frequencies.



I've never listened to the closed back A700s so I can't say anything about em.
Edited by cuad - 5/31/11 at 9:28pm
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Budget is gonna be around $150 audio wise and after reading Simca's thread on sound cards vs on board audio, I'd prefer a little bit cheaper set of headphones and then a nice budget sound card to go with
I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again!
The best bang for your buck would be the Asus Xonar DG sound card paired with the JVC HA-RX700 headphones. The combo should run you around $60.
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I was replying to Kyle with the post that you quoted

If the RX700's aren't better than the AD700's or A700's, I don't want them. It may save me money and may be close to as good, but if they aren't better I don't want them, and they don't look nearly as comfortable.
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The M50's do not have a big soundstage. While they are a great bang for the buck pair of headphones, I strongly recommend the HFI-580 headphones from ultrasone. They have a great soundstage that lets me know exactly whats happening in my surroundings in games, and are an easy pair of headphones to drive with no amplification required
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The M50's do not have a big soundstage. While they are a great bang for the buck pair of headphones, I strongly recommend the HFI-580 headphones from ultrasone. They have a great soundstage that lets me know exactly whats happening in my surroundings in games, and are an easy pair of headphones to drive with no amplification required
Thanks for the suggestion, but it's a little over the budget, I'm going to invest in a little cheaper set of headphones and get a sound card to go with
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Thanks for the suggestion, but it's a little over the budget, I'm going to invest in a little cheaper set of headphones and get a sound card to go with
If your one of those guys that are always afraid of getting ripped off/getting fakes that yes they are overpriced for your budget however new ones on ebay go for $130 from a few trusted sellers at the moment, however I recommend you buy them now because in a few weeks the price on ebay will go back up to $150. I haven't bought the headphones yet (I'm waiting after a member buys my 360) however AFAIK if its coming from a trusted seller and there a no known fakes out there that they are %100 real.
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I was replying to Kyle with the post that you quoted

If the RX700's aren't better than the AD700's or A700's, I don't want them. It may save me money and may be close to as good, but if they aren't better I don't want them, and they don't look nearly as comfortable.
Better is kinda subjective to what you hear as an individual. I personally consider my modded RX700's the most dynamic headphone I own since they offer both a decent sound stage and a fair amount of bass, but you may or may not share my opinions after taking a spin. I must say that I don't find them nearly as comfortable as the AD700s, but I do use them over my other headphones for Rock/Metal.
Edited by Skylit - 6/1/11 at 3:37pm
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Yeah I think I'm going to go with the A700's as of now
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Im in the market for headphones too. I was looking at the a700 and am now mostly looking the Alessandro MS-1. It might be worth it to look into them. Supposed to be very good for metal too.
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