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Right now I'm considering:
-555
-595
-A700
-AD700
-M50
-V Moda Crossfades
I mostly FPS game and listen to dubstep(sometimes rock), and watch a ton of movies
     
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post #2 of 10
hd555- solid all around choice. Very balanced.
hd595- also a good choice. But expensive at $150
A700-Average bass, good soundstage, recessed mids. Pretty balanced
AD700-Leaks sound, huuge soundstage, very little bass. Best for pure gaming.
M50- Great bass, balanced mids and highs. Supposedly bad for gaming.
V-modas- Don't.


As for my recommendations:
$110-$130 Ultrasone HFI550/580/DJ1/Ozma 5 (same headphones, just rebranded)-Amazing bass, decent soundstage, comfy.
$140 - Ultrasone Pro 550- Tighter Bass (not as boomy), better soundstage for gaming.

I would not consider the AD700, V-modas, or M50 for your needs. You can narrow the list down even further according to your own preferences and deals.
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I actually just purchased the DT770 pro 80s. If I dont like them in donna go with ultrastone

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Wow that was fast...i hope you have a decent source for them.
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Its my mobo for now, soundcard on black friday or epic deal

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Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post
soundcard on black friday or epic deal
You'll need it. They are rated at 80 Ohms. Onboard is not enough.
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I know man
I hooked them up to my home theater amp and BAM, everything is louder and sounds much better. I'm thinking of getting either a CMOY, or the Fiio e7 on black friday
     
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If you dont need the DAC function, the E11 is a powerful portable. Can be found for around $65.
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post
Right now I'm considering:
-555
-595
-A700
-AD700
-M50
-V Moda Crossfades
I mostly FPS game and listen to dubstep(sometimes rock), and watch a ton of movies
love my 595s.
sold my M50s due to a bad fit on my head.
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehaze View Post
love my 595s.
sold my M50s due to a bad fit on my head.
They have better soundstage when compared to the M50's also.
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