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Both AKG k271 and k240 are fairly light on bass, the k240 less so than the k271, so keep that in mind.

$100 dollars for a pair of k271 is a good deal, but they are a bit difficult to drive, thus a good soundcard/headphone amp will get almost 2x the bass out of them than compared to an ipod. The bass will still be a bit light, and thus should get some bass boost, especially for drum and bass.

All of the headphones you listed are 'high' impedance headphones to some level, thus all of them will benefit from a proper high impedance headphone amp.

One pair that you've missed are the AKG k181dj headphones. They are sealed, have better bass than the k240/k271, are easier to drive, and obscenely loud. They should do quite well for the DnB
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Both AKG k271 and k240 are fairly light on bass, the k240 less so than the k271, so keep that in mind.

$100 dollars for a pair of k271 is a good deal, but they are a bit difficult to drive, thus a good soundcard/headphone amp will get almost 2x the bass out of them than compared to an ipod. The bass will still be a bit light, and thus should get some bass boost, especially for drum and bass.

All of the headphones you listed are 'high' impedance headphones to some level, thus all of them will benefit from a proper high impedance headphone amp.

One pair that you've missed are the AKG k181dj headphones. They are sealed, have better bass than the k240/k271, are easier to drive, and obscenely loud. They should do quite well for the DnB
What do you mean by 'fairly light on bass'? Also the price is like $140 incl postage. What would be a decent sound card to get the 'bass' out of them?

Dont like the look or price of the K181dj.

Are there any other headphones that would be good for gaming/dubstep/drum n bass?
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IIRC, The lowest impedance DT 770s are 80 ohms, higher than the Ultrasone 550 PROs @ 60 ohms. Not that it's that high to start off with, but if you're worried about driving the Ultrasone, you'll have a harder time with the beyer.

Also pretty sure the Ultrasone come with a 3.5mm jack or a 6.3mm -> 3.5mm adapter.
32 80 250 600

The DT770s are the better headphones for gaming. The 80 ohm version should be easy enough to drive without an amp. The 80 ohm version is known to have more bass than other models. Reason you would want to go for the pro 550 is they're easier to drive and are cheaper.

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32 80 250 600

The DT770s are the better headphones for gaming. The 80 ohm version should be easy enough to drive without an amp. The 80 ohm version is known to have more bass than other models. Reason you would want to go for the pro 550 is they're easier to drive and are cheaper.

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So its really either the Pro 550 or the DT770? or are there any others I should consider? I am still liking the AKG series though... how about the K242HD, any good? Still don't know what sound card to potentially buy either. And would buying one with an amp help with sound quality ?

ULTRASONE PRO 550 (WHITE) $144 + $64.99 postage = $209 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRASONE-PR...ht_2028wt_1163 -

Beyer DT 770 PRO $149 + 65 postage = $214 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beyerdynamic...ht_1578wt_1396

AKG K-271 MK-II $149.99 + $ 25 = $175 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/AKG-K-271-K2...ht_2138wt_1163

AKG K242 HD $190.95 + $0 postage = $190.95 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/AKG-K242-HD-...ht_2173wt_1139

Also how about?

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 $150 no postage - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Audio-Tec...ht_2412wt_1396

These are dirt cheap:

Samson SR850 $40 + $38.55 = $78.50 - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Samson-SR...ht_2493wt_1396

Audio Technica ATH A700 $158 no postage - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Audio-Tec...ht_2153wt_1139

Like i said gaming and drum n bass/dubstep though I just want it to be well rounded and overall a great listening experience no matter what I do.

Also cheaper (and hopefully still good quality) better off I am in the wallet and then I can buy a sound card.

Sound cards...? What would be a good one for a headphone like the ones I listed?

EDIT: Also Audio Technica AD700 any good? Any others around the $100-$160 incl postage?
Edited by Hot Fuzz - 11/3/11 at 7:49am
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post #25 of 48
Scrap AD700s, those AKGs, and the SR850.

No bass, little bass, you can do a lot better for your price range.

A700s not enough bass for dubstep.

Buying stuff in Australia is death. Postage of 60+ dollars? Lmao? Are they sending the crocodile hunter out through the jungles to deliver the package to obscure places? Seriously, that's a joke. I could ship world wide for less.

I could ship TO Australia for 15 bucks. -_-
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post #26 of 48
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Scrap AD700s, those AKGs, and the SR850.

No bass, little bass, you can do a lot better for your price range.

A700s not enough bass for dubstep.

Buying stuff in Australia is death. Postage of 60+ dollars? Lmao? Are they sending the crocodile hunter out through the jungles to deliver the package to obscure places? Seriously, that's a joke. I could ship world wide for less.

I could ship TO Australia for 15 bucks. -_-
Hehe... You get sort of used to the ridiculous prices on everything here. :l

So... ULTRASONE PRO 550, Beyer DT 770 PRO and Audio-Technica ATH-M50? What would be the best for dubstep/drum and bass + gaming in general on a wide variety of platforms. How do they compare to eachother? The ATH M50 are considerably cheaper and look really good from the pictures/reviews/videos I have seen, worth thinking of getting since they are such a decent price? Also still don't know anything on what sound card to buy? Since these headphones have lower ohms I wouldn't need an expensive sound card right? Any other headphones I should look at?

I KNOW, I ask a lot of questions, but I spending a lot of money on something I know very little about and just want to get everything right so I can enjoy them.
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post #27 of 48
Every AKG pair I have heard has light bass, and in general, most of these hi-fi headphones do too.

A pair of cans that are better on that front are the Denon d2000. They are a more expensive, but they play nice with almost any driving unit, and have more bass than the all the AKGs. You could get away not using them with a magic audiophile sound card with pixide dust filled capacitors.

another little link to check out for headphones, I dont think it has been mentioned yet:
http://www.headphone.com/

it allows you to make quite useful graphs like this one:
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Will look into it when i get back to work. cheers.
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I sold my Roccat Kave yesterday, It was damn to heavy... Now I will go with SS SiberiaV2 or Sennheiser PC 350... : )
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Being a headset with front, centre and rear drivers angled at 12 deg for a "real" surround sound the cups are a bit bulky but for the obvious reason.

Weight wise, when on you can obviously feel them there but i don't find them heavy, the padding used is very comfortable being soft, hand sewn leather.

I love mine.

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