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I plan on picking up a Xonar STX during next week, and wanna know whats the best set of headphones for the card i can get from this list here

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=116_998

Budget: $200 or less, though i may spend a tiny bit more if i need to

Id be using these for everything, from Gaming to Music Production (electronica)
    
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That's not a very wide selection...
If you have to order from them though, I'd go with the ATH-AD700s.
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Originally Posted by jfiaff;15402955 
That's not a very wide selection...
If you have to order from them though, I'd go with the ATH-AD700s.

i was thinking id get those, i was just asking to see if there was something else recommended

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AD700's work very nice .


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post #5 of 6
Why would you get headphones from PC Case Gear, when you can get them from headphones.com.au?

If you want headphones for gaming AND electronic music production, you do NOT want AD700's.

For monitoring headphones, imo you want to look at Shure SRH840's, especially since they're right in your budget: http://headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=446

They're also very good for gaming, even though the sound stage is not as wide as AD700's, the positional audio is good and they have very good detail retrieval.

Normally I'd recommend Ultrasone's if you want gaming and listen to electronica, but it looks like they're out of your budget and they tend to have extra emphasis on bass anyway. Generally people want neutrality when producing music, right?

EDIT: If it HAS to be from PCCG, then your best bet would probably be the DT250. They're very good headphones too, but I'm not sure they're considered to be as good as the Shure's for producing.
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by mad87645;15402399 
Id be using these for everything, from Gaming to Music Production (electronica)

We have an issue here. Two conflicting needs. Factoring in both however, I'd rather go Shure SRH840.

http://www.djwarehouse.com.au/shure-srh840-studio-headphones.html

Yeah, you do not want the AD700 for music production.
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