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Sennheiser HD280 Professional's = best headphones for around $80 money will ever buy. I've had my pair for 5 years and have nothing but good things to say about them. Sennheiser are the Ferrari of headphones.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106328&Tpk=hd280

@ Newegg for $99.99 - I got mine a few years back for $84 on a sale they had

shop around and I bet that you can get them cheaper from amazon or somewhere



edit: here's a silver pair on amazon for $89 & change [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-280-Pro-Headphones/dp/B0009Y3RDO"]Amazon.com: Sennheiser HD 280 Pro - Headphones ( ear-cup ) - silver: Electronics[/ame]
    
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Can I use cotton balls or a.paper towel??
Either works, just that cotton balls are a little easier.

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Hate to thread jack, but how are the JVC HA-RX700s? I'm considering getting a pair of those or a pair of Sennheiser HD555s.
The only thing turning me off of the JVCs is the cord that stick out over the headband.
If you want bass you'll like them more than the 555's, they're semi-open and have larger drivers. Takes awhile to break them in though, plus the drivers have too much felt on them and are sitting right on your ears, so they're boomy out of the box. Fix both and they sound pretty damned nice though!
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pair of 555's in the classifieds for $70

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how are they for rock/metal/dubstep? (my main music)
The HD555 is really not the headphone for forward sounding genres like rock, metal and dubstep. The HD555 also has pretty weak bass response so it won't be nearly as fun for those three genres. Sennheisers are typically suited for classical and jazz with a more laid back sound. I have owned three pairs of Sennheiser headphones (all of them open back) and can attest that they all leak a lot of noise.

I also wouldn't recommend the HD280 Pro either. It's not all that exciting of a headphone and sounds extremely flat. It uses the same drivers as the HD555/595 last I checked but isn't open so it doesn't have a large sound stage or great bass for dubstep.
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The HD555 is really not the headphone for forward sounding genres like rock, metal and dubstep. The HD555 also has pretty weak bass response so it won't be nearly as fun for those three genres. Sennheisers are typically suited for classical and jazz with a more laid back sound. I have owned three pairs of Sennheiser headphones (all of them open back) and can attest that they all leak a lot of noise.

I also wouldn't recommend the HD280 Pro either. It's not all that exciting of a headphone and sounds extremely flat. It uses the same drivers as the HD555/595 last I checked but isn't open so it doesn't have a large sound stage or great bass for dubstep.
What do u recommend that would also work with gaming? I want to get a Xonar dg or XD and some headphones but should I just get ad700s and use the.jvcs for the music? Or is there headphones good.for both
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Well, if you have the money, I'd recommend that you get one pair of headphones for gaming and music. The one headphone I have heard that can do both is the Ultrasone PRO550. Most Ultrasones are similar in sound and technology, with differences in refinement. I don't even remember the Audio Technica AD700 having a sound stage as large as the PRO550. My Sennheiser HD600 doesn't even have a sound stage as large as my Ultrasone. Oh, Ultrasones will do dubstep justice in ways that the JVC RX700 (owned it), HD555 and AD700 (owned a HD595 and heard the AD700 extensively).

I use the HD600 for select genres of music to wind down at the end of a day. The PRO 550 is reserved for everything else including gaming.
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Well, if you have the money, I'd recommend that you get one pair of headphones for gaming and music. The one headphone I have heard that can do both is the Ultrasone PRO550. Most Ultrasones are similar in sound and technology, with differences in refinement. I don't even remember the Audio Technica AD700 having a sound stage as large as the PRO550. My Sennheiser HD600 doesn't even have a sound stage as large as my Ultrasone. Oh, Ultrasones will do dubstep justice in ways that the JVC RX700 (owned it), HD555 and AD700 (owned a HD595 and heard the AD700 extensively).

I use the HD600 for select genres of music to wind down at the end of a day. The PRO 550 is reserved for everything else including gaming.
Well I got 50$ for a Xonar dx or 30$ for a xonar dg.but only 85 for headphones hmm
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Might want to save up a bit more. TBH the jump from the RX700 into other headphones in the <$125 range isn't that great but once you jump into the <$250 range, you enter a completely different level.
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Might want to save up a bit more. TBH the jump from the RX700 into other headphones in the <$125 range isn't that great but once you jump into the <$250 range, you enter a completely different level.
Well what about a 25$ Xonar dg vs a 55$ refurb dx? I've never had a sound card will they help my.jvcs?
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I don't really know how to answer that since I haven't used a Xonar DG. I have owned a Xonar D1 which was actually quite nice and did bolster sound quality quite a bit over onboard.
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