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Hi I plan on buying some nice headphone soon and have about $150 to spend. They will pretty much be only for games. I don't know anything about headphones but would like a pair of headphones with some nice sounding bass if headphones have bass.

Please provide links to the headphones. Whenever I see recomendations on other threads there are many different versions of each one and it confuses me. Also if you guys think it is worth it I am willing to save up more money and wait an extra month or two.
    
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well, you should need to know what kind of desing you like: in ear, open back, closed back.. thats very important because all of them gave a different "type" of sound.. personaly i like open back headphone.. the sound is more natural to me

try (if you can) to test them in a store and see for yourself.. oh !! 1 more thing: beware the hype about "gaming" headphones..

Gaming = good staging

EDIT:

i had the steelseries Siberia V1, before i gave them to my Girlfreind.. then i bought the V2 version; even better sound than the originals!! a little more comfortable and the integrated mic its a plus (granted i have 1 kick ass sound card )

http://steelseries.com/products/audi...ies-siberia-v2

AND my sound card:

http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Audio...r_Essence_STX/


AMAZING combo
Edited by HAVO - 10/5/11 at 5:46pm
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What are some stores that would have these headphones? I can't think of any computer stores near me at all. Closest thing is a Fry's 40 minutes away but if they have them I'm willing to go to try them out.
    
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no i meant that you should try the different designs of headphones available, the ones i told you

THEN you can start choosing from there =)

any audio store should be good for that
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Ultrasone Pro 550. Excellent for gaming, excellent for bass, exactly what you're looking for. Perfectly in your price range.

There are no better headphones for your needs.

Just make sure to get yourself a sound card to go along with those.
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I'll take the Ultrasones into concideration. Also, would it be fine just running on my CH IVs onboard while I wait for money to get a sound card?
    
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Audio Technica usually makes some great headphones but they simply look way to cheap :O If they really are worth 300$ and you can get them for 125$ then jump on them.
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Audio Technica usually makes some great headphones but they simply look way to cheap :O If they really are worth 300$ and you can get them for 125$ then jump on them.
They're normally that price. That's just a MSRP marketing gimmick. No one in their right mind would pay MSRP on those.

The A700s don't have enough bass. I think you'd be sourly disappointed with them.

That said, you could get a 140 dollar Ultrasone Pro 550 and a 30 dollar Xonar DX and be set.
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post #10 of 18
Listen to simca, she knows what shes talking about.

The Pro 550s use what ultrasone calls S-Logic, which is designed to help increase soundstage on their closed headphones. the 550s also have pretty incredible bass from what i hear, should be just what you are looking for. Only downside is that i have heard of some comfort issues coming from them.

Dont forget a soundcard if you are serious about audio! A used Xonar DX (im sure theres one on the OCN marketplace) shouldn't set you back too much and should provide MUCH better quality than your onboard. I used a DX for several months, one of the best budget cards out there.
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