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Best open can for under $150

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I really like an open can. I'm looking for something that would be good for gaming but without too much of a compromise in bass since I will use them for music as well.

At this point I'm thinking that my best bet is waiting for a deal on the HD558. On the other hand I've been hearing good things about the AKG k240 but I'm not certain about the soundstage. Any recommendations or advice would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 5
Not open cans but according to your needs the pro 550 by ultrasone fits excellent. Good bass, good sound stage for gaming, etc.

Could try to find a used HD558 and recable them and mod for improved bass.

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Edited by Simca - 10/23/11 at 2:44pm
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I guess I'll be the guy who says AD700 in the headphone thread

Although it does lack bass compared to closed-eared cans, it thumps decently for open cans.

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I guess I'll be the guy who says AD700 in the headphone thread

Although it does lack bass compared to closed-eared cans, it thumps decently for open cans.

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I may just have to try these one of these days if I can't find an HD 558 at a reasonable price.
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post #5 of 5
I also say Ultrasone Pro 550.

I don't know what you think about closed headphones, But these things have a really great soundstage for gaming, In my opinion a almost perfect balance of bass (They wont blow you away but they definitely have that punch most people look for) and honestly they do a really decent job of blocking out sounds (I ride the subway in NYC and i hear very little outside noise).

The vocals and everything is very clear so I think this is a really perfect all-around pair of headphones. I do own one of these and couldn't be happier.
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