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I have a pretty nice set of speakers, but I need headphones because other people in the house complain that they hate my music.

I have about $300 to spend, and I have no idea what to get. I have the Auzentech Prelude, so I don't need a DAC. I am lost on what cans and amp I need tho, and what percentage of my budget that I should spend on each.Can you point me in the right direction to look for them? Are there any best all around headphones or amps?

I mostly listen to music(85-90%):
Dubstep (60%)
Screamo/metal/anything like that(35%)
Other Techno-ish music(5%)

The other 10-15% is:
Movies
Gaming
Youtube

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Any recommendations?



EDIT: Is there an equivalent to Newegg for Audio Equipment?
post #2 of 26

nice soundcard with good headphone amp built in- good deal on this open box special-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...014R-_-Product

these 595's should keep you underbudget and sound quite good!

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I have the xonar xense and i use it with my hd650's and it sounds incredible
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After looking at some reviews on the 595s, there seems to be problems with the amount of bass. I would prefer more bass then less.
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nice soundcard with good headphone amp built in- good deal on this open box special-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...014R-_-Product

these 595's should keep you underbudget and sound quite good!
Amazon.com: Sennheiser HD595 Dynamic High Grade Performance Premiere Headphones: Electronics
Sound cards fine. But the 595 rec is what i would change. Get the Hd555 if you are going to get them because a quick mod will bascally bring you to 595 sound..(the difference is there is foam in 555 to lessen the airflow, which muffles sound).
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If you're looking for BASS than i would go for closed headphones because all open ears will not provide enough bass for your ears
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post #7 of 26
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Well can someone recommended some closed headphones? Also, what I don't like about the STX is that it doesn't support sorround sound.
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Well can someone recommended some closed headphones? Also, what I don't like about the STX is that it doesn't support sorround sound.

Then get the Xonar ST (PCI not PCIex1) and then get the H6 addon that allows for 7.1 channel output.
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I don't know if it is worth it to get the sound card if I already have one. If I go for an amp instead, I think I'm going to get the Little Dot MKII. I also looked at the Xonar ST. It looks nice, but I can't find the H6 addon anywhere.
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For closed, prolly

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