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Dr Dre has made a big impact with his premium Beats headphones
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logically it makes sense, better headphones with higher quality parts/sound will cost more. But in real practice, no way in hell i'd pay a G for headphones. Highly doubt that if i were to use $1000 headphones for a month and then go back to my garbage set that id be infuriated with the poor sound and go blow $1000. dimminishing returns is what it comes down to
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I only spent $100 on mine...but they have lasted 4-5 years now, my usual $60 pair would only last 2 years tops. I use them for at least 4-6 hours a day. Anytime I game or listen to music I use them. $100 is my maximum though unless they last 10+ years of hard use lol.

I will admit though the same brand AudioTechnica and $40 difference = amazing difference in sound quality. Playing war games just about ear raped me the first time, I could hear a lot of things my speaker and my last pair was unable to do. No clue what the model is off the top of my head though
    
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How did I miss that?
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Got my Sennheiser HD201's.... Twenty dollars on Newegg.... Hehe.
I paid a little more, but I have the same headphones. To me, there wasn't any point to paying more when I'm using a low end Asus sound card, and most of my music is either streamed ("listen live" stations or radio pup) or low quality mp3 (128-320kbps). I do have some lossless songs, but when I ripped most of my cd's, I was concerned about space. Now I just can't be bothered to go through the process again.

I'm into music enough to want more than basic sound from an on-board chip and wal-mart ear buds, but not enough to invest $1000+ in audio equipment. In other words, I'm kinda like a lot of other people


Edit: I have heard some high end systems, and they can be drool-worthy. It's just not something I'm really interested in sinking time and money into.
Edited by Mr. Mojo - 8/16/11 at 9:32pm
 
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I have a $160 IEM which I use every night in the comfort of my room. I also have a $40 IEM which sounds almost just as good as the $160 IEM, but can't justify bringing the more expensive IEM for working out.

I'm also in the process of buying the Sennheiser IE8 ($350~$400) once I receive enough cash for it. I don't know when I will step up and have the gonads to spend 1G on a headphone.
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Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Beats by Dr Dre says his company's mission is "to clean up the destruction of audio caused by the digital revolution."
reminds me of Orwellian doublespeak


I recently upgraded my audio with about $400. When using high quality sources there is a huge difference. For gaming though AD700's are all you need. I wanted to try out a pair of 1k headphones. I got a deal on a new set for the price they are going for used so I ordered them but they ran out of stock before shipping my order. Diminishing returns on the high end stuff for sure, but if audio is your hobby why not?
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With my headphones I can tell how each source sound, tho my ears are sensitive to sound any way so i can easy tell. Even when I switching op-amps with another op-amp that has a similar sound sigature in a op-amp combo.

The highest I spent on headphones was $235 for my B stock AKG 702 which came new which I glad I bought. Only reason I was ever able to do it as I sold a couple of things and saved up money and also sold my ultrasone HFI-780s. Main reason because it had a detectable cable so if something goes wrong i can fix it. Unlike if a cable snap.

Those most in my family thing its silly to play any thing more then 20 dollars. heck my dad think Logitech Z-5500s plugged into a Yamaha Receiver with a yamaha sub sound good enough. When I know they dont.

Tho I do have tinnitus but Lightly, I only hear it when the room is dead quite or i drank non-caffee free coffee or stressed out. All from me forgetting to lower the in game sound FX level for UT3 because a mulator I was using turret sounds was much higher then i thought and I didnt realize it til I was done playing the game. As I was right next to the mini gun turret.
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I would kill for a pair of HiFiMAN HE 6 headphones.
    
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Be prepared to spend another 2-3k usd on an amp to drive it.

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I have a $160 IEM which I use every night in the comfort of my room. I also have a $40 IEM which sounds almost just as good as the $160 IEM, but can't justify bringing the more expensive IEM for working out.

I'm also in the process of buying the Sennheiser IE8 ($350~$400) once I receive enough cash for it. I don't know when I will step up and have the gonads to spend 1G on a headphone.
I've had those before, I can tell you unless you know what the ie8 is supposed to sound like, you prolly won't like it as much as other IEMs in that price range.
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