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Great headphones for 200 dollars

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I have been using generic headphones and earphones and was looking to do myself a favour and invest in high-grade headphones to get the "audiophile experience" as one of my friends called it. After some research, I decided NOT to go for the Beats headphones. The companies people seem to prefer are:

Grado
Shure
Audiotechnica

I know there are many others but I am a novice and therefore require expert help! My budget is 200$. Can you guys recommend something within that range that's:
1. comfortable for long listening periods
2. Good for classical/rock/pop/alternative rock/R&B
3. Minimal sound leakage
4. Sturdy
5.Nice clean sound that doesnt distort at higher volume.

Id appreciate your input. I need to buy them by next weekend.
post #2 of 61
You can have a look at the Beyerdynamics DT990 Pro.
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this just for listening or for gaming?
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More listening, less gaming. I was also thinking of investing in a portable amplifier. Would that help?
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Buy my dt770 pro 80s from the marketplace!
 
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What about AudioTechnica AD-700? Compared to DT990 Pro?
post #7 of 61
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Ok so im looking at the DT990 250ohm. Any reason I should save up for 600ohm and go for that instead? And what about amplifiers to drive it? I will mainly use it on my Macbook pro and possibly iphone. I have a hifi system back home in Oman. Im currently visiting USA.
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what's your current sound setup OP?
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Well currently, for the past four months ive been travelling, Macbook Pro>generic ear buds. At home, my dad has an AV setup with a couple of Pioneer amplifiers I dont know the model numbers of and JBL titanium series speakers he bought back in 2000. I admit im not an audiophile and never really took interest in my dad's hobby but listening to Vivaldi on his hifi after going home from college and comparing it to the crappy earbuds ive been used to, I started researching and found the world of hifi headphones.
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So here's what ive decided on:

1.Beyerdynamic DT990 250 ohm

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011UB9CQ/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d1_g23_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=03T65PTV1HVPVZN5VK4N&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

2. cmoy amp 9vx2
3. A good case for the headphones

Any users of Beyerdynamic DT990 open 250ohm want to share their feedback? Would I be better off with Seinheisser or AKG or Grado? Im jumping from generics to high-end so I was hoping i'd get the best one out there for my budget. I can bump it up slightly to accomodate a better headphone if the difference is significant in performance.
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