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Top choices right now:
Ultrasone PRO 550
Ultrasone HFI-580
Ultrasone HFI-780
Audio-Technica ATH-M50

I need headphones for mostly gaming and music. I listen to mostly dubstep and house. I also game alot so I need headphones with really good sound stage. There so many great headphones I need some help in making the right choice.
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Judging from that list, you only want closed cans and your budget is around $150, give or take, correct?
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Judging from that list, you only want closed cans and your budget is around $150, give or take, correct?
Yes around $150, but I actually do prefer open cans. I like my airs to breathe and hear little bit of outside noise.
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Yes around $150, but I actually do prefer open cans. I like my airs to breathe and hear little bit of outside noise.
LOL, all those headphones you listed are closed .

The Sennheiser HD558 is a good set of cans around the $150 price point. Soundstage will be good, but bass response won't be head-thumping (not "booming" bass, but more like a "popping" bass if that makes sense). There are definitely better cans for dubstep, but for an all-arounder that is good for gaming as well as music, these are pretty decent. It's actually pretty hard to find open cans with great bass unless you're using an amp or we're talking higher-end headphones like the Beyerdynamic DT990 and the like.


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LOL, all those headphones you listed are closed .

The Sennheiser HD558 is a good set of cans around the $150 price point. Soundstage will be good, but bass response won't be head-thumping (not "booming" bass, but more like of a "popping" bass if that makes sense). There are definitely better cans for dubstep, but for an all-arounder that is good for gaming as well as music, these are pretty decent. It's actually pretty hard to find open cans with great bass unless you're using an amp or we're talking higher-end headphones like the Beyerdynamic DT990 and the like.

Amazon.com: Sennheiser HD 558 Audiophile Headphones with an Internal Surround Reflector: Electronics
Yeah they look amazing! I think i'm going to buy this. My friend has Senn he loves them.
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I have the HFI-580's and love them, definitely hearing a lot of my music a whole new way. And gaming was incredible (stopped a few weeks ago for school), I literally heard footsteps everywhere.

They're great for dubstep, house, dance, etc... This is what I mostly listen to.
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Sennheiser HD 558 I just wish they had amazon prime.
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post #8 of 14
for dubstep + gaming, I really would rather go Ultrasone PRO550. the HD558 is strongly midrange based.
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for dubstep + gaming, I really would rather go Ultrasone PRO550. the HD558 is strongly midrange based.
I thought about that, but he said he prefers open cans.
post #10 of 14
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Well, before I didnt pull the trigger just yet.

Between the Ultrasone PRO550 and HFI-580 which one is best?
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