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i have to get a pair of headphones from either best buy or frys because they are going to be a present, would this be a better set than my previous Razer Carcharias selection?


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post #2 of 19
Oh most definitely.

I have a set, and they are most definitely awesome. You can get them off Newegg for quite a bit less, but that isn't too bad a price for what Bestbuy usually overcharges.
    
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Also don't forget that Fry's and BestBuy will price match almost any well-known retailer.
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newegg has the same price
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i have a set, they are nice headphones. some things to consider: they have a neutral, accurate sound (not what people would call a 'fun' set of headphones) and they clamp tightly on your head. so they isolate external noise very well but some people find them uncomfortable after long periods due to the clamping force.
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hmm so they arnt very comfortable in a gaming aspect?
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I used to love mine. But even in comparison on a basic headphone amp they sound like crap compared to HD555s. I suppose that's part of the fact theyre 'closed'. Theyre doable for on the go kind of thing but for home I wouldn't even consider them. They're completely decimated by my new HD600s as well of course but if for home use I'd recommend HD555s much more comfortable and better sounding.
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by systemlayers;13701973 
I used to love mine. But even in comparison on a basic headphone amp they sound like crap compared to HD555s. I suppose that's part of the fact theyre 'closed'. Theyre doable for on the go kind of thing but for home I wouldn't even consider them. They're completely decimated by my new HD600s as well of course but if for home use I'd recommend HD555s much more comfortable and better sounding.

the hd555 are out of stock on newegg...
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hmm so they arnt very comfortable in a gaming aspect?

most people find the clamping force to be uncomfortable, i never had a problem with them personally.
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most people find the clamping force to be uncomfortable, i never had a problem with them personally.

I wear glasses, and never had any clamp issues.

They will give you the more accurate sound, and filter out the outside noises. Personally I love this, it keeps my roommate from listening to me playing games/music, and keeps out the sounds of stuff around me when I am watching movies.
    
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