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I have an Asus Xonar 7.1 sound card, and I'm looking for a pair of headhpones (no more than 150$) which will allow the sound card to play at its full potentail. Any suggestions? I am a clear slate when it comes to sound so blow me away
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Well, first off, there are no "surround" headphones that will give you better or more accurate sound than simple L-R headphones.

Look at something like the Senn HD518: http://www.headphone.com/selection-g...ser-hd-518.php. Fantastic set of cans. Or you could look at the ATH M50s which are also fantastic:

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Well, first off, there are no "surround" headphones that will give you better or more accurate sound than simple L-R headphones.
I can't emphasize this enough.

Regarding headphones, I usually use this guide. Simca did a great job, and knows her (or his?) stuff.
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I can't emphasize this enough.
I can

But seriously. Multichannel headphones are the biggest gimmick since ever. The concept sounds amazing, but trust me, I owned a pair of Tritton 5.1 headphones, and my Beyerdynamics DT770-Pro runs circles around them.
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I'd recommend the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80's.
I won a pair and they are easily driven with my X-Fi Pro and sound great. They reproduce bass well, and lean towards a warmer fuller sound. They 'retail' for $249, but I bought mine at Guitar Center for $119 on sale. I'd check your local guitar center to see what they have in stock. I'd also recommend you bringing a reference cd to bring in and listen to different set of headphones to see what you like and prefer. Take a week or 2 to shop around and listen before you make your purchase.

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