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Samson SR850s shouldn't be a problem. The Ultrasone 580s will clamp your head, so you'll need to stretch them out over some books or something to loosen them up. MS-1's should be comfortable.
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I use my sennheiser hd 428s for pretty much exactly what you are planning to do. I love them, very comfortable (tend to wear mine for 7 or so hours straight a day).

Not amazing sound quality compared to a lot of headsets out there, but very nice.
 
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i liked bass a lot so i went with the SOL republic tracks HD. u can get better quality for 100 bucks but i needed them to look good and be durable and youtube reviews has them being stretched to almost flat 180 degrees angle haha so thats what i went for . every single review without fail say they are better than beats with just as nice bass pumping action and they look dead sexy
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post #14 of 33
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Samson SR850s shouldn't be a problem. The Ultrasone 580s will clamp your head, so you'll need to stretch them out over some books or something to loosen them up. MS-1's should be comfortable.

Although I would love to give them MS-1s a go, I definitely would want to give them a test run before buying them. The Grado design is much more different than I am used to.

So it falls between the Ultrasone 580s @ ~$120 vs. the Samson SR850s @ ~$50. Oh man, I have no idea. Considering that I will be buying a sound card later (probably an Asus Xonar DX or the like), which would you choose? Is there any noticeable difference?
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Samson SR850s shouldn't be a problem. The Ultrasone 580s will clamp your head, so you'll need to stretch them out over some books or something to loosen them up. MS-1's should be comfortable.

Although I would love to give them MS-1s a go, I definitely would want to give them a test run before buying them. The Grado design is much more different than I am used to.

So it falls between the Ultrasone 580s @ ~$120 vs. the Samson SR850s @ ~$50. Oh man, I have no idea. Considering that I will be buying a sound card later (probably an Asus Xonar DX or the like), which would you choose? Is there any noticeable difference?

Ultrasones have a more solid build quality, much more bass, SR850 is probably better for gaming...but people still contend the 580 is good for gaming and that S-Logic helps them on the 580.

Uhh..2 different ballparks imo. 1 is budget level 1 is entry level. Both will be good on a Xonar DX. Comes down to what you want to pay for audio right now. You can give the grado sound a test run by listening to SR80/60s. Just take that general sound and imagine it to be better then you have the MS-1.
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What the hell. HD 428's anyone?
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I live in the Myrtle Beach, SC area. Are there any "music" stores that would have any of these headphones available for a listen?
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What the hell. HD 428's anyone?

Was that toward my recommendation for them? lol.
 
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post #19 of 33
HD428 have significant bass rolloff.
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Will both the Samson and Ultrasone fit around larger ears? I tend to keep speakers and heaphones for a long time. The only reason I go those Creative speakers is because my old Altec Lansings from '05 decided to die. sad-smiley-002.gif
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