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Great set of headphones for a decent price.




If temprorarily OOS, go to the far right of the page under More Buying Choices. Click on the first See Price In Cart hyperlink to order and they'll ship one to you when available. These are in and out of stock often.
Edited by Tig Ol Bitties - 6/30/11 at 10:44am
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Much want. Hopefully i'll be able to pick them up later this week.
     
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Very nice. I actually just bought a pair of HD555's for $120 with the mic piece bundled with it. I love Amazon Prime 1 day shipping for $4 XD
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Back in stock. Go get it!
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are those better than the HD 555 ?
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Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren View Post
are those better than the HD 555 ?
From what I've read, they're the same drivers as the HD555/595 but they're closed. From hearing those in person, I didn't think they were all that great.
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post #7 of 17
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are those better than the HD 555 ?
Such a common question around the web over many years. Search around and see if you find the answer you're looking for. In a gist..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
280 Pro = better built, sealed (isolating) design, and more bass
HD 555 = more comfortable, open design that does not block outside noises, overall more balanced and clean sound

In short, if you're chucking them into a bag under other crap or need to listen in noisy environments, get the HD280s. If your priority is sound quality, comfort, or both, get the 555s.
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Very nice. I actually just bought a pair of HD555's for $120 with the mic piece bundled with it. I love Amazon Prime 1 day shipping for $4 XD
Same here! Got my HAF 932 Advanced next day for $3.99.. shipped form NV to VA, then ordered a small computer desk for my kids.. next day air for $3.99
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Seem like a really good deal. I unfortunately do not have a sound card to go with it though. Anyone recommend a good soundcard to pair with this that will hopefully not set me back too much. I'm assuming a similarly priced usb headset would not compare? And of course, anyone know how these perform for gaming which is mainly what I would use them for? Thanks.
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Seem like a really good deal. I unfortunately do not have a sound card to go with it though. Anyone recommend a good soundcard to pair with this that will hopefully not set me back too much. I'm assuming a similarly priced usb headset would not compare? And of course, anyone know how these perform for gaming which is mainly what I would use them for? Thanks.
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Asus Xonar D1

...depending on slot you want to use.

HT Omega Striker gets an honorable mention


HD-280 is excellent for gaming. Common problem with USB headsets is that many tend to use internal soundcihps that override anything you might have in your PC...and they're usually not that great. Headphones with 3.5mm plug and seperate soundcard is best way to go.
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