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Audio Technica ATH-M50s
They're closed back, have good bass, fine for gaming IMO and you can get them between $100-120 usually.
M50s really have piss poor sound stage. I wouldnt recommend them for heavy gaming.

Absolutely love them on a solid state amp for electronic music tho.

Also if you want sick bass out of them switching the stock pads for the beyerdynamic dt 250 velour replacement pads really make them sound good.
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CM Storm Sirus 5.1

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- Don't want one of those microphone-attached ones please. Ugly pos and it gives people the first impression of "you're nerd."
Anyway, for that budget, I would recommend one of the following:

- Ultrasone PRO 550
- Audio Technica ATH-M50
- Audio Technica ATH-A900
- Beyerdynamic DT770

The PRO 550 will probably do the best out of all of these for gaming, but all will be good for music, and all are closed cans so you won't disturb your roomies.
post #14 of 36
IMO nothing says "You're a nerd" than wearing a headphone that will result in you having to explain to your friends why you spent over $20 on some headphone with a brand that no one has ever heard of.

Especially if it's Ultrasone. However, if you do it right and you can destroy everyone while gaming, you can say to them, "Blame the headphones" which is what I do
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Thank you and +rep for all suggestions.
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Anyway, for that budget, I would recommend one of the following:

- Ultrasone PRO 550
- Audio Technica ATH-M50
- Audio Technica ATH-A900
- Beyerdynamic DT770

The PRO 550 will probably do the best out of all of these for gaming, but all will be good for music, and all are closed cans so you won't disturb your roomies.
Really wish that some of them carry similar designs as those made by Sennheiser, but I doubt you can get anything you want at this price range anyway.
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Really wish that some of them carry similar designs as those made by Sennheiser, but I doubt you can get anything you want at this price range anyway.
Well, Sennheiser specializes in open-back headphones, which don't suit your needs because of the sound leakage.

That said, there are some Sennheiser headphones in your price range if you want to take a look anyway. The best one in this range is most definitely the HD598, followed by the HD558 and the HD595.
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At $191, I still feel like the HD598 is a terrible value. Better than it was before when it was at the $250 price point, but IMO it's really only a small step up from the HD595 of old which is $150 at the moment.

At $150, if you asked me to choose between the Ultrasone PRO550 and the Sennheiser HD595 (I've owned both), it would be the PRO550 without any hesitation.
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IMO nothing says "You're a nerd" than wearing a headphone that will result in you having to explain to your friends why you spent over $20 on some headphone with a brand that no one has ever heard of.

Especially if it's Ultrasone. However, if you do it right and you can destroy everyone while gaming, you can say to them, "Blame the headphones" which is what I do
It's the headphone with attached microphone that makes people think that way. Stereotypical image, I'd say
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While they violate the "sound leakage" requirement, Sennheiser HD555's are the most comfortable, best sounding headphone I have ever had. Plus they come with a 9' cord.
You can get them for under $100 now. Mine have been going strong for 7 years now.

If Sennheiser makes a closed back version - go for it.
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AD700's met your criteria except they make a ton of noise. The leak noise to the point where my parents can hear it from their room across the hall when they are asleep.
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