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Let's just clear one thing up first. Gaming is my last concern with these but they still will be used for it.

I won't pretend to know what I am talking about and I really don't know what I'm looking for here.. can I list off some artists that I frequently listen to and you can give me some suggestions? I'm not sure if that will work but here we go...

DFA1979 is my favorite band. Bar none.
Also on another Boards of Canada kick currently.
Clutch, Mastodon, Crystal Method, Crystal Castles, Cut Copy, DIOYY, The Faint, Fitz & the Tantrums, Gorillaz, The Inhabitants, Kyuss, Melvins, NIN.
The list can go on and on but does that give you some indication of what I am looking for?

I do not want a headset as I don't need a mic at all.
Anything else you need to give me a good recommendation, just let me know.

Thanks for your help!
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Budget? What source will you be using? Do you require sound isolation? (i.e. open/closed cans)
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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post
Budget? What source will you be using? Do you require sound isolation? (i.e. open/closed cans)
Budget isn't a huge concern. I want some bang for my buck but I don't want to go past $250. For source I will be using my iphone or Samsung Galaxy SII when I get it. On my pc I will just be using my onboard until I get a soundcard. I don't really know about sound isolation though...

Edit: The mobo I will be using these mostly with is my P8P67 Deluxe and MIVG if it matters.
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Hmm.. Maybe Ultrasone Pro 750?
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Hmm.. Maybe Ultrasone Pro 750?
I'll check into it. Why do you recommend them?
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I think the sound signature will suit your music taste, but you should try it first though since your preference may be different than mine.
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Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 Balanced
Audeze LCD-2
DENON AH-D2000
DENON AH-D5000
Ultrasone PRO 550
Ultrasone PRO 2900
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones
AKG K 271 MK II

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post #8 of 35
that band sounds like it would pair well with some grado or audio-technica headphones.

IMO

but it really is best if you go listen to headphones yourself and compare. reviews can leave you more lost than before, since everything is subjective.

you need to tell us if you care about size (around ear, on ear, or in ear) and whether people will care if they can hear your music and/or whether you need to block out noise that is around you.

do you want portable headphones? if so, define portable. my personal favorite pair of headphones EVER is the audio technica ATH-ES7 cans, which are portable only because the speakers turn to the side so they are flat. i grabbed a case for them and i can take them everywhere.

my opinion is that your kind of music would sound beautiful on them.

BIG NOTE: most higher end headphones will need more than a phone to power them. if you are serious about good sound, get a CMOY BB- or even better, get what i have. an ALO Audio Rx portable headphone amplifier. the one i have has stolen my heart.
Edited by Skoobs - 7/31/11 at 5:21pm
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Audio-Technica AD700, or Grado SR80i and a decent soundcard, i.e. Asus Xonar DX, D1, D2, D2X, ST, STX or the Creative Titanium HD.

The AD700 is very clear with a large soundstage, lacks bass. SR80i is upfront, in your face, very detailed, small soundstage, and notorious for leaking sound.
Edited by Ysbl - 7/31/11 at 5:23pm
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post #10 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post
Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 Balanced
Audeze LCD-2
DENON AH-D2000
DENON AH-D5000
Ultrasone PRO 550
Ultrasone PRO 2900
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones
AKG K 271 MK II

Here is a few.
Nononononono. No. You're recommending headphones off from a random list.


Seems like the music you listen to are mainly mid-centric...Look at the Sennheiser HD 598. I think it pretty much suit you, and they don't need a powerful amp. The Grado SR 125 and 225 might be considerable.
Edited by FearSC549 - 7/31/11 at 5:24pm
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