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HD280s are bassy. Furthermore, their sound stage is narrow. If you're looking for good headphones for music, they're pretty good, but not the best for 100. If you're looking for gaming headphones look elsewhere.
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They are not that bassy. I have them and love them. They have a flat frequency response which is what I like. I want to hear the music the way it is suppose to be heard. Over the 555, these are closed so that could be a +/- for some.
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HD280s are bassy. Furthermore, their sound stage is narrow. If you're looking for good headphones for music, they're pretty good, but not the best for 100. If you're looking for gaming headphones look elsewhere.

the problem here is that these are the only good pair of headphones i can find at best buy or frys where i can pick them up... i know u said they are bad for pc gaming, but how bad?
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the problem here is that these are the only good pair of headphones i can find at best buy or frys where i can pick them up... i know u said they are bad for pc gaming, but how bad?
They are not at all bad. I'm not sure where he is getting that from, but these are great for gaming and music.

The only problem I experienced was that they are like wearing ear muffs, so my roommates used to love trying to sneak up on me since I couldn't usually hear them. oh and the hinges are odd, so some times you can pinch your self with them when handling the headphones; however on your head they are no problem.

These beat the heck out of any headphones you can get at bestbuy!
    
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I'm not sure if the poster above knows what a sound stage is because those offer a very narrow sound stage.

Are they good for music etc? Yeah. Probably one of the better headphones you'll find at Frys, but unless you're going to sell them and then buy proper headphones for gaming with the money you make selling them then I wouldn't buy them.
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I'm not sure if the poster above knows what a sound stage is because those offer a very narrow sound stage.

Are they good for music etc? Yeah. Probably one of the better headphones you'll find at Frys, but unless you're going to sell them and then buy proper headphones for gaming with the money you make selling them then I wouldn't buy them.
I do, and I also know how they compare to the other Bestbuy headphones; namely the Razor HP-1 and the like, and the HD280's are much superior to anything I have used.

I used my HD280's through 2.5 years of college, and lots of gaming, and they were fantastic for what ever I used them for (gaming, music etc..). I tried the HD555's in CS, but I didn't think the difference justified the additional cost.
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I do, and I also know how they compare to the other Bestbuy headphones; namely the Razor HP-1 and the like, and the HD280's are much superior to anything I have used.

I used my HD280's through 2.5 years of college, and lots of gaming, and they were fantastic for what ever I used them for (gaming, music etc..). I tried the HD555's in CS, but I didn't think the difference justified the additional cost.
Yeah Additional cost when you already wasted 100 dollars for the HD280s at BB or Frys.

The Point is..ask for money or for her to buy it online for you instead of buying at Frys.
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Which is one of the choices of what he should get instead of 280s, but require him to buy online rather than at Frys.

Being forced to buy in a store limits you severely and while yes the 280s are likely the best headphones frys offer, the pale in comparison to what online can offer you.
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