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If you are looking for a music headphone. ATH M50. I CANNOT and I repeat, CANNOT, recommend them enough. Just be sure to burn them in. Decent for FPS as well, I use it for BFBC2 and the explosions sound very nice. But for music, you cannot beat it for that price. Heck, even more expensive headphones have a hard time beating it.
    
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For $159, I can list almost the entire Ultrasone HFI line, the DJ line and the PRO550 as proper competitors to or better choices than the Audio Technica M50.
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For $159, I can list almost the entire Ultrasone HFI line, the DJ line and the PRO550 as proper competitors to or better choices than the Audio Technica M50.
I actually owned a pair of the ATH-M50's and I returned them because I did not really like the sound. Idk what is was about them but they just didn't sound right to me.


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Not to throw a wrench into this whole discussion, but there is a difference between the DT770 Pro 80 ohms and the DT770 Premium 32/250/600 ohms. The Premiums are a lot more balanced and not nearly as bass-heavy as the DT770 Pro-80.
So which ones are better for me? I don't own an amp, just a Creative X-FI Titanium sound card.
Edited by Lysdexik - 8/5/11 at 11:20am
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Good choice. The 770s are known for having a great soundstage...
Hahaha! I would not say I agree with you there buddy.

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Yeah I've also heard that, but I honestly have no place to go and test them out around me.. I mean I live in a big city...I listen to many genres of music, but I really want some good bass response...generally quiet, the only thing that I would have going is a little box fan...
You'd be surprised man. I found a way to audition my HD580's and lived in a very small town. Just start looking around for hifi shops. I bet they know a lot more than we do!

The box fan won't be a problem @ all with the 770's. And they can DEF belt out the bass! However, I don't really care for them and music. They're far too up front for my tastes and can fatigue my ears. Not to mention it's the older 2005 version so their mids are lacking. Vocally laced music is not this can's strong suit. You'd be much better off with the newer version that's fixed that issue or an 880...if going Beyer. 990's are great, but there's too much of a frequency curve and I like my music to be heard the way it was intended. I have an eq for crying out loud, lol.

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Not to throw a wrench into this whole discussion, but there is a difference between the DT770 Pro 80 ohms and the DT770 Premium 32/250/600 ohms. The Premiums are a lot more balanced and not nearly as bass-heavy as the DT770 Pro-80.
^^^truth

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You're not looking to buy the DT770's new, are you? Because they are nowhere near your budget of $150 new. The cheapest I can find them new is around $220 or so...
Newer model, better mids, looks cooler too! I'm sure there's a comparo on the Beyerdynamic website.

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Really? That's only $20 over the $150 mark.
Older model that I have and really don't listen to much anymore. Although, they are great for lans when I want to shut everyone out. They're also very comfy. But for a closed pair of headphones these days for gaming and music, I'd check out the . They've also got an open back version which IMO would be superior in terms of acoustics and especially soundstage. But closed headphones offer that awesome immersion factor...so it's a flip.

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Every time I searched, I came up with these.

Amazon.com: beyerdynamic DT 770 Stereo Headphones: Electronics
I would love to hear them...maybe Beyer will send me those instead of fixing my old broken 770's, lol.

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So which ones are better for me? I don't own an amp, just a Creative X-FI Titanium sound card.
Is this your first good headphone? Why not save a bundle and get some Sony V6's from Newegg for $65? They might not have exaggerated bass, but you can GIVE them that with an EQ if that's what you want. They were one of my first headphones and they have many strengths...

1. can run off anything
2. fold up
3. can order replacement pads from beyer (ask for the dt250-80ohm size) and that'll get you velour instead of pleather ear muffs (search head-fi) for examples
4. sound fantastic and very detailed

Then you're only out $65 and you have a good closed pair. Then get an open pair for when you really wanna maximize your acoustics!

/my 2 cents

Edit: Here's a pic from a pair of my old v6's with the beyer muffs. As you can imagine, they're about 2000x more comfortable than sweating your balls off in pleather, lol. IIRC, it was around $25 bucks shipped.
Edited by Jodiuh - 8/6/11 at 12:52am
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Since I don't want a message that is a page long, thank you so much to Jodiuh for taking the time to write all of that out for me.

I guess you could say that it would be my first great pair, if you overlook the ATH-M50's that I owned for a very short while.

I sold my Logitech 5.1 Speakers so that I could put the money towards a nice pair of headphones, and I don't mind spending the $150 now to get something that will last.

As far as the DT-880's go, if you think it would be the best of both worlds as far as gaming and music, I can go ahead and save up for another week and be able to afford them. They look really comfortable and sexy.. and since I don't have an amp I am guessing that you would reccomend the 250 OHM Premium's.

Also, as far as the comment above.. I am a huge review buff and judging by the reviews of the DT-880's, they have a very wide open sound stage which make you feel like the artist you are listening to is all around you, as well as being great for gaming purposes.
Edited by Lysdexik - 8/6/11 at 10:40pm
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Since I don't want a message that is a page long, thank you so much to Jodiuh for taking the time to write all of that out for me.

I guess you could say that it would be my first great pair, if you overlook the ATH-M50's that I owned for a very short while.

I sold my Logitech 5.1 Speakers so that I could put the money towards a nice pair of headphones, and I don't mind spending the $150 now to get something that will last.

As far as the DT-880's go, if you think it would be the best of both worlds as far as gaming and music, I can go ahead and save up for another week and be able to afford them. They look really comfortable and sexy.. and since I don't have an amp I am guessing that you would reccomend the 250 OHM Premium's.
I'd go with the 32 OHM ones. 250 OHM is still a lot to power without an amp.
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HD555s are HD595 with foam removed.

They put foam pads inside the 555s to distort the sound and degrade the quality. So that they can remove the foam and sell the undistorted version as 595s.

Buy 555s, remove foam ("mod them") 595s
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I'd go with the 32 OHM ones. 250 OHM is still a lot to power without an amp.
How much would I be looking at for a decent headphone amp to power them, and would it be a huge difference?

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HD555s are HD595 with foam removed.

They put foam pads inside the 555s to distort the sound and degrade the quality. So that they can remove the foam and sell the undistorted version as 595s.

Buy 555s, remove foam ("mod them") 595s
Yeah I've definitely heard of that from alot of people, but I think the DT's are of higher quality and actually look alot nicer to me.
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Yeah I've definitely heard of that from alot of people, but I think the DT's are of higher quality and actually look alot nicer to me.
I'm in the same boat as you, same sound card, $7 headphones
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Since I don't want a message that is a page long, thank you so much to Jodiuh for taking the time to write all of that out for me.

I guess you could say that it would be my first great pair, if you overlook the ATH-M50's that I owned for a very short while.

I sold my Logitech 5.1 Speakers so that I could put the money towards a nice pair of headphones, and I don't mind spending the $150 now to get something that will last.

As far as the DT-880's go, if you think it would be the best of both worlds as far as gaming and music, I can go ahead and save up for another week and be able to afford them. They look really comfortable and sexy.. and since I don't have an amp I am guessing that you would reccomend the 250 OHM Premium's.

Also, as far as the comment above.. I am a huge review buff and judging by the reviews of the DT-880's, they have a very wide open sound stage which make you feel like the artist you are listening to is all around you, as well as being great for gaming purposes.
If you're willing to save up $300 for a set of headphones, you should really do your due diligence before dropping that big wad of cash. The Sennheiser HD600 is also at the $300 price point. Some others that come to mind are the AKG K701, K702 and Shure SRH940. I honestly think there are better options with $300 than the DT880's.

Also, if you're willing to go that high, I think you should check out the Audio Technica AD900's, which are around $200.
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