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Audio Technica A700 $114 amazon (closed back, blocks outside noise and keeps yours in. I have the A900 and use it for metal and FPS and I L.O.V.E. it!).

Its going out of your budget, but you may want to look into Auzentech X-Fi Bravura 7.1 PCI Express Audio Card. $100 on amazon.

Don't know to much about it, but I have read auzentech makes very high quality audio cards. Plus this one has a built in amp the you will be able to plug your cans into.

I don't know what other ones do this other than a titanium HD or essence ST/X.

EDIT: Keep in mind, you WILL need to do some tweaking/EQing to get the sound you want. I am still playing with mine (have had my STX and A900's for about 2 weeks now), but even with minimal tweaking out of the box, they sound great.
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Thread Starter 
You guys don't have to cheap out on a pair of headphones so I can buy a sound card also. I've been listening to sub-grade audio for 8+ years I can deal with not having the best. I'd rather purchase a good pair of headphones that cost up to 170 and just get a nice sound card in a month or two.
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That just seems pointless. Good headphones with a bad source? I would say get a good sound card now and better headphones later, or just save up more all together.
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Originally Posted by therulerofcomputers View Post
That just seems pointless. Good headphones with a bad source? I would say get a good sound card now and better headphones later, or just save up more all together.
Waiting a month or two to get a sound card isn't the end of the world.
    
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Yes it is
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Its only the end of the world if you have a disposable income.

You should notice some increase in performance with a nice set of cans and no sound card. But it will not be significant and will not seem like it is worth the money. However, the one advantage to getting the headphones before your card is that they will be broken in/burnt in by the time you get your card (usually takes 40-60 hours of use).

I would advise the same setup as me since it seems like we have the same tastes in music. Audio Technica A900 and Asus Xonar Essence STX. You will end up spending a pretty penny, but it is honestly worth it. But in terms of a mic, I am still on the hunt. I bought the Zalman inline mic that is highly reccomended on this site and I hate it. Doesn't work well, too sensitive (friends can hear me breathing), so I think I may invest in a standup desk mic to setup next to my center channel (this is why I still use my G930's). The Audio Technicas seemed like the best bang for the buck, little to no subpar/negative reviews and a lot of people recommend them. I am glad I didn't go with the AD700 which is the most widely used headphones on the site it seems, simply because I like music with some balls (bass) and from what I read, they are lacking. The soundstage (ability to hear where people are in FPS) is just fine, I can easily pinpoint people with my setup. Save some more money and get both together, or buy some cans now so they will be burned in by the time you can afford a good sound card. You will not be disappointed my friend.
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Thread Starter 

I think I've pretty much narrowed down my selection to these:



http://cgi.ebay.com/BEYERDYNAMIC-DT7...item588e459061


How much are amps, can someone link me a decent but cheap amp that will get the job done?
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I'd scratch the DT 770s off your list cause you can grab DT 990s for the same price here:



I bought a pair that was delivered today, but living in an apartment and all I have to wait until Monday to pick it up at the Post Office.

If you've got to have closed headphones, I would still scratch the DT 770s off your list anyway.
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I'd scratch the DT 770s off your list cause you can grab DT 990s for the same price here:

Amazon.com: Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms: Electronics


I bought a pair that was delivered today, but living in an apartment and all I have to wait until Monday to pick it up at the Post Office.
Right...but he needs an amplifier to run the DT990 250 ohm properly. He can scratch that one off the list then because an amplifier that will run the DT990 properly would be around $170.
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