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Im not to good with the audio side so I decied to get some ideas here to help in my searching.

1) budget: 500 +/-

2) music taste: Listen to everything except country

3) I do mostly gaming but always have music going while i play mostly Pandora.

I have/had a set of g930s got them at the time because they were the best wireless head phones i could find. well the devepled a crack in them that course them to not hold a charge anymore. So time to step up. I want to be able to use the head phones on my kindle fire also so cant be solo reliant on an amp but I wouldn't be against getting an amp for my pc. so the long and short of it is I need advice on What head phones and sound card/amp I should be looking at

thanks in advance

edit: want them to be closed noise canceling and comfort are big
Edited by Dr.X - 2/2/12 at 10:54am
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A great headphone sound card is the Creative Labs Recon3d and you can pair that with the Sennheiser PXC 450 .thumb.gif
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Well, you have up to 500.
Ideally how much are you looking to spend?

Off the top of my head some Sennheiser HD555 headphones powered by a Xonar D1 would get you fantastic sound for less than $200. The HD555 does not require an Amp.

EDIT:
If you want to go higher end, some AKG 701s($250) powered by an O2 Amp($150) and backed by an HT Omega Striker($75) would be good. The higher end you go with headphones, the harder it gets to find ones that dont rely on an amp.
Even just the 701s running off an Essence STX would be great.
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Asus Xonar Essence STX -> Filo E9 -> Denon AH-D1100
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Asus Xonar Essence STX got on of these coupled with audio technica a700s not sure if i like the a700s yet.
but im becoming know at frys and micro center for using them as a place to demo gear from biggrin.gif. so i got 30 days to make up my mind
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