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Main use will be 75% gaming 25% music. I am open to suggestions on headphones in the ~$150-300 price range. I have owned a pair of 595s and I loved them, unfortunately I had to sell them because of bills at the time. So I plan on picking up a different set of headphones to try in a couple months.

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Edited by Doogiehouser - 6/21/11 at 6:33am
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Sorry responded to the wrong thread.

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A900s would be a good buy if you need isolation and want to enjoy a good amount of bass. Perhaps a better option is to buy beyerdynamic dt770s and a soundcard like a titanium HD, just don't buy the 600 ohm version as those will be harder to power than the HD will likely be able to.

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A900s would be a good buy if you need isolation and want to enjoy a good amount of bass. Perhaps a better option is to buy beyerdynamic dt770s and a soundcard like a titanium HD, just don't buy the 600 ohm version as those will be harder to power than the HD will likely be able to.

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How about the DT990? They seem like a little more money but also have a 32 Ohm option. Or are there better options at that price range as well? I feel like the open headphones will be slightly better for my needs as I'm coming from Senn 595s.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 6/21/11 at 6:36am
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Yeah, doing mostly gaming you'll want a large sound stage so open headphones will, in most cases, be a better choice.
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HD598 no doubt will be the best choice for you IMO
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HD598 no doubt will be the best choice for you IMO
Going from 595s to 598s? Even though I enjoy Sennheiser, if I did any upgrade with Sennheiser I would most likely look around for a used pair of 650s. I want to try something new, and no offence but the chassis of the 500 Sennheiser series are not built very well. I don't enjoy cracks on the headband just from mild use, etc.
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AD900 possibly? I have its younger sibling, the AD700, and quite like it.
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How about the DT990? They seem like a little more money but also have a 32 Ohm option. Or are there better options at that price range as well? I feel like the open headphones will be slightly better for my needs as I'm coming from Senn 595s.
I don't think those beyers are the best choice considering you'll be gaming more than listening to music. If you wan't something different than your old senns, I suggest you to try the Audiotechnicas, AD700 or AD900 which are open and would give you a nice soundstage! The DT990 have a 32 ohm version, but they'll need an amp to really shine!
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I don't think those beyers are the best choice considering you'll be gaming more than listening to music. If you wan't something different than your old senns, I suggest you to try the Audiotechnicas, AD700 or AD900 which are open and would give you a nice soundstage! The DT990 have a 32 ohm version, but they'll need an amp to really shine!
Those AD900s seem like a solid choice. My initial title of this thread was actually about the AD900s... but I thought I would make it more broad so I could get more opinions.
Edited by Doogiehouser - 6/21/11 at 9:29pm
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