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well should i get them? i was ready to pull the trigger but i wanted to see everyone elses thoughts about them? i mainly listen to house, techno, dubstep and rap here and there. would they be good for that? also are they comfortable? and will i look like a baffon in them or are they just fine?
    
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I have them and listen to the same genres as you. IMO they sound great, not way to much bass though.

For me, the problems are, they are HUGE (but they are very comfortable). They also leak a LOT so be prepared to have people tell you to turn it down. Also the cord is super long so not really ideal for just walking around and using with your iPod or something (i modded mine to have a removable cable though)
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i dont really care about the length or leaking as i will mostly use them at home and maybe when i go on road trips and so. but did you get the straight cable or the c oiled? as the coiled one seems pretty small atleast compared to the straight version. but so should i pull the trigger? or is there something that sounds as good for less or is better at that 150 price point? smile.gif
    
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Sucks that they're listed for $150 now. I remember I got mine I think 2 years ago? And they were listed on Amazon for $95 shipped. I don't listen to much techno or trance these days but the few tracks that I've heard sounded really good through these headphones. The low end response should not disappoint you and it provide enough bass.

As far as comfort goes. I can't agree with iCrap on that. These headphones clamp down kind of firm, which can make it uncomfortable after just 30 minutes of listening. Fortunately, you do get used to them after awhile but I still wished that they were a bit more comfortable. Go with coil, I have the straight and they do become annoying.
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post #5 of 27
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the lowest i see them is about 130 off ebay and theyre listed as new other but yeah i have heard the mixed reviews on comfort but anything is better then the earphones i use now that hurt my ears after 30 mins and iv ehad much more uncomfortable thingson my head. are these any good for gaming? so i can just pick up the zalman mic with it.
    
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To me they sound good enough for gaming but to be honest, I haven't had much experiences with any other headphones. Music is where these headphones shine though... I'll tell you this, I wouldn't mind paying $150 for these headphones if I had to buy them again.
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I'd get them for $100. No more.
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ah sweet thanks for reassuring me guys most likely going for the purchase tmrw thumb.gif rep for both biggrin.gif
    
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I'd get them for $100. No more.

why do you say that.
    
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why do you say that.

They have been out for awhile and I think they are over rated. Proof? In the past they have been on sale for under $100. They are good headphones but at $150 there are other head phones that begin to catch my interest. I bought some Vmoda V80s for $160 not too long ago. Reading many pro reviews and from people the VMODA offer better sound and look way better. Just 1 head set that I have researched.

I wouldn't pay more than $125 for VMODA V80s now that I have had them. You live and learn.
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