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hey guys,

I'm moving my pc elsewhere in my house and I need some sound advices..

I'm currently running it on my hdtv with my home theater sound system, energey speakers (5, don't have the sub) connected to a denon avr 790 av receiver. I got a new screen,waiting to receive it actually.. But as you can guess, the sound system will not follow the computer lol

So I was thinking headphones instead of desktop speakers.. I do have an auzentech ht hd and I'm wondering what brands/models of headphones would give me a very good setup. Could it get close to my current setup sound wise? Let's say up to 400$ if it's REALLY worth it, but if there's something that exists for half that price that would be perfectly good for me I'd be happy!

I will use it for a little music, not that much, mostly videos on youtube and whatnot and of course for gaming! not doing a lot of fps à la mw2 or bf3 but you never know maybe someday I'll pick one of those game up!

I'd like to add that for music I listen to a broad range of genres.. I pretty much enjoy good music regardless of genre, it can be classical to dubstep then black metal and let's not forget country music lol

oh and I've at least read that headsets are somewhat frowned upon, I'd be in the market for a clip-on mic too for the headphones!

thanks for your inputs guys smile.gif
Edited by Cyclonicks - 5/5/12 at 12:36am
post #2 of 28
do you need isolation?
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
You mean noise cancel? I don't think so.. But I've never had headphones, is it preferable?
post #4 of 28
Beyerdynamic DT770 or Ultrasone Pro 550 should do just fine.

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post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
Am I fine with my auzentech card or do I also need an amp?
post #6 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclonicks View Post

Am I fine with my auzentech card or do I also need an amp?

DT990s would need a amp.
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
It's the impendance I have to look at to determine if I need an amp?

Because my sound card is rated 16-600ohms for headphone impendance..

If I understand I'm fine with only my sound card or am I mistaken?
post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 
I'd really appreciate some help guys smile.gif

This is my first time buying a -quality- audio product.. so I'm trying to find some information but it's going as well as I'd like lol..

I want great sound, I have an auzentech home theather hd that says headphone impendance is 16-600ohms, sound leak is not really an issue unless it's detrimental.. I'm setting my pc in the basement. If I'm looking at 600ohms headphone, is there more to it than the "ohms"? the "headphone amp" part is bugging me a bit.. I definitely want comfort, I'll be wearing them for long (diablo 3 biggrin.gif) sessions..
post #9 of 28
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250-Ohm headphones.
Full bass, full treble, nice sound stage, decent but clear vocals, should work fine with your sound card.
I like calling the DT990s "Movie Theater" sound headphones.

On eBay, the seller Pro Audio Star is selling a demo units for $150.
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post #10 of 28
Yes, you look at the headphone impedance to determine if you need an amp. Your sound card is fine for most headphones out there so you shouldn't need an amp (if the headphone impedance is out of the range the sound card supports then you might need an amp). Also, you might have to move the jumpers on the sound card to reflect the correct impedance of the headphones.
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