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I need a pair of headphones. Best you can get for less than $170.

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Edit: New question page 2.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 6/18/11 at 6:31pm
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What kind of headphones are you looking for? Do you want closed ones (have nice isolation, outside noise is blocked) or open (leaks outside, poor isolation) but a better soundstage and generally better sound for the money?

I would recommend a sound card to go along with your headphones. As for microphones, again, it depends on what you're doing. I have this cheap 7 dollar logitech microphone that does REALLY well with Skype, video games, etc. Definitely can't use it for recording music, though.
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Check out the link in my sig. That should help you with sound cards, headphones etc.

Also will help you decide whether you need a sound card.

You're also going to want to give us more information such as what music you listen to, what uses the headphones are going to be for (gaming etc)..
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I enjoyed the PC-151. Used it for many years.
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If you are planning on dropping some cash on a nice set of cans, you will need to upgrade from onboard audio bro. I recently made the switch myself. I was using a Creative x-fi titanium with my speakers and using G930's as my headset (still use them for vent/raidcall), but when it comes to music, a good soundcard and quality headphones cant be beat.

Do you plan on using them mostly for gaming or music? There is a good thread on headphones that is stickied. If your going games, get yourself some Audio Technice AD700's, those are the best bang for buck cans and are sub $100 on amazon. Then put the rest of the cash towards a low end sound card. Unless you have a dedicated receiver, then I would suggest using digital audio cable from your onboard -> receiver then plug in the cans. Look into creative sound cards for gaming, and asus xonars for music. But both will serve well for either/or. Be away though dude, your doing the same thing I did about a month ago by looking into nicer sounding stuff....$1000 later I have my sound setup lol. But onboard will not pump out enough quality sound to make decent headphones sound good, and you may just get G930's then, which I do highly recommend as a budget it. Fairly good sounding music, great for gaming, mic is awesome, and WIRELESS!. And it is within your budget, so you can start saving for a sexy setup downt he line.
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you can find akg k271 for under 170.
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A sound card would really really help. I would go for a sound card plus some headphones. And unless you're recording music, you really don't need that high quality of a mic.
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OH MY GOD I just typed a freaking essay and I get a 501 server error and lose my response. RAAAAGEEEE

Ok let me re say everything.

I listen to metal, hard rock, rock, classic rock, I enjoy dub step but don't want the bass to destroy higher notes.

I play games, will be playing Battlefield 3.

I decided I want a Xonar, or something.

I would prefer to have my headset block outside noise, as I have a lot of it. Do not let that influence your decision for the bad however.

Wow what a crap post. My first one owned.
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Sorry about that... was running a user check and the database took a dump on the site. Edit; it's still not done yet so it might happen again. Edit 2; done, no more errors.
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Oh and also I'd prefer the headphones to be completely covering my ear.
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