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Hey Guys, i'm looking for a balanced set of headphones to use for gaming, music, and movies. Along with them I am also looking for a Sound card as well to go with them. For music i'm a fan of everything, Rock, Country, Metal, Electronic etc.

I have a budget of $300 dollars for both shipped and am to all suggestions, i'm really not sure where to even begin in looking and have no bias' besides if possible buying from amazon or newegg would be nice.
post #2 of 19
Check out my blog, that should help narrow things down. I'd probably think the DT770 + FiiO E7 or E9 would be a good choice.
Edited by pLuhhmm - 8/7/11 at 6:51pm
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AD700 and an Asus Xonar Essence ST?

Well I gave my 2 cents
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Originally Posted by Shadowkillerdragon View Post
AD700 and an Asus Xonar Essence ST?

Well I gave my 2 cents
The AD700 are more to be gaming head phones , they have lame bass

So i rcommend the Creative Titanium HD , its about 140$
And Ultrasone 550pro as headphones , those are about 140-150$
    
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post #5 of 19
I actually will say the PRO550 and the Titanium HD combo is a better one than the AD700 and Essence STX.

I guess I am a bit biased because I own the PRO550/TiHD combo but then again, I've also heard the AD700 for over a week and own an Essence STX...
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Crag View Post
The AD700 are more to be gaming head phones , they have lame bass

So i rcommend the Creative Titanium HD , its about 140$
And Ultrasone 550pro as headphones , those are about 140-150$
If you're looking for more bass look into the A700s, I have them and I really enjoy them. They're closed back so they have better bass and more sound cancellation. They do lack some soundstage due to the closed design though. As far as a sound card, I have an asus xonar dx which works fine for my uses. I was on a much smaller budget though.
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post #7 of 19

these will take care of you. they dropped the price by ~$50 since I lasted looked at it. I might have to buy them.


Edited by cuad - 8/7/11 at 11:25pm
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post #8 of 19
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Thanks for the input guys, by the end of the week i'm going to make a decision and make the order.
post #9 of 19
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these will take care of you. they dropped the price by ~$50 since I lasted looked at it. I might have to buy them.
Where is Cuad and what have you done with him?
post #10 of 19
AD700 and Titanium HD for sure. You will be happy.
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