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Hi, IM looking to Buy some headsphones to primarly listen to music. I cant rly Use my Speakers late at nite cuz it gets too loud so I figured this was a good alternative. I listen To mostly Grunge and post-Grunge. any suggestions? my Budget is ~200$ range although if u think ill be happy with cheaper than im happy with that too. lemme know if u need more info

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My friend is getting a pair of ATH-M50 by Audio Technica. They seem very nice and around the $170 mark. They have a clear sound and feel very comfortable, as said by reviews. Consider them. Maybe find a pair to try
http://ath-m50.com/
*They are also great for gaming!! Just to let you know
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I use the M50s as well. But unlike wad noobtechguy said, I found them quite bad for gaming. Sure, there is decent directional accuracy, but the soundstage is sooo small that it is really hard to play properly.

For example:

I hear a grenade in BF3 going off next to me on the M50s and noticed on the minimap, none of my guys are around, and knew it was an enemy. Then footsteps appeared and I went to prone, the footsteps kept going off around me, but thanks to the small soundstage, I wasnt able to gauge how far the footsteps are from me, and then multiple sets of footsteps appeared and I kept looking around, wondering when/where the first enemy will appear before I got knifed. In the end, I went back to my Bose Companions II as the M50s small soundstage was so distracting, I decided to rely on my visual instincts.

They though, are perfect for music, bass isnt muddled, the soundstage which was a problem in games, is wonderful here. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the front row of a concert, looking up at Jared Leto singing Alibi. Amazing. The sound is wonderful as well.

For gaming, the AD700 is great, I tried it at my fren's house and it has good reason to be highly recommended at OCN. Its bass is really minimal, but what it makes for it with is its wide,wide, wide soundstage. This is what makes it soo good for gaming, directional accuracy is wonderful and you are able to gauge the distance of every explosion and footstep, instead of having every explosion seem to be next to your ear in the M50s.

Music wise, the bass seems to be in the background, not in your face. (Imagine the bassist standing at the back of the stage, and everyone else nearer to the front), And the AD700's soundstage makes it seem as though you are on the stage, not at the frontrow. And it is a very big stage. Sound isnt as good as the M50s, but it is great for something that is around 100 dollars.

There are of course other alternatives to either of these headphones, but these are the ones I have the most experience with.
    
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post #4 of 12
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So the M50's would be the closest to a speaker experience? keep Im mind IM Running Paradigm 5Se or B&W i601 (DM610)
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post #5 of 12
I like the Bose Around Ear very much, but now it has been replaced by the Bose AE2 (Arround Ear 2)
Both are good and arround your 200$ 150$ or cheaper
Edited by CiBi - 11/6/11 at 11:26pm
 
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post #6 of 12
maybe you can considet the Ultrasone 550Pro , those are 150-160$ , they are good in every thing
And do not need AMP
    
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post #7 of 12
op: did you evaluated the possibility of choosing eartips instead of headphones?
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post #8 of 12
Not sure why people are recommending you bassy cans. I don't see grunge as bassy.

For Grunge, I would go with Grado SR225i's

Any Grado or Allesandro headphone would be excellent for that genre.
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If you have an amp or something with an amp and can power them:

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Quote:
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If you have an amp or something with an amp and can power them: Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm.
DT770s actually sound horrible for guitars.
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