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After realizing that my Z906's aren't used much and I didn't really notice when I forgot to connect the rear speakers for a couple of months, their surround functionality is practically useless since gaming is done with headphones (AD700) and movies are watched on my TV (without external speakers), and they aren't suitable for movie watching, I thought maybe I should get a pair of headphones to replace the speakers for music use.

I could probably get 100% of the money back from the Z906's by selling them used. Then I could put that money towards a good headphone for about $200 or so. These headphones would be in the middle of the spectrum or slightly warm, bassy and not as fatiguing on the ears as my AD700's. Good idea or not? Has any of you done this?
Edited by B!0HaZard - 5/13/12 at 4:31pm
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For music headphones are generally better. But for movie and such a 2.1 speaker sets beats the hell out of headphones :)

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For music headphones are generally better. But for movie and such a 2.1 speaker sets beats the hell out of headphones smile.gif

Not always..a good open back set with proper amplification sound awesome.

Op, which kind of headphones you like? open back, or closed?
are they going to be used for gaming/movies mainly? (my main music/gaming rig consist on headphones)
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Not always..a good open back set with proper amplification sound awesome.
Op, which kind of headphones you like? open back, or closed?
are they going to be used for gaming/movies mainly? (my main music/gaming rig consist on headphones)

I've got my AD700's which are awesome for gaming, but they leak A LOT and I feel they're lacking the bass punch. A closed would be my preference, I believe (I have never used high-end closed headphones and doubt I'd be able to try any in Denmark). They'd be used for music primarily and some casual gaming (where rumbling explosions are encouraged as long as the bass isn't bloated).
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Hell starting from Logitechs once u go proper speakers u won't go back wink.gif
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It's a good idea for budget reasons, definitely thumb.gif
You can get quality audio from a nice set of cans + sound card (+ amp if needed) for MUCH less than you'd need to pay for real speakers, sub etc (not a cheap PC set).
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I've got my AD700's which are awesome for gaming, but they leak A LOT and I feel they're lacking the bass punch. A closed would be my preference, I believe (I have never used high-end closed headphones and doubt I'd be able to try any in Denmark). They'd be used for music primarily and some casual gaming (where rumbling explosions are encouraged as long as the bass isn't bloated).

Try the JVC harx700/900 or the samson Sr850's depending on your musical tastes.
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Hell starting from Logitechs once u go proper speakers u won't go back wink.gif

Are you implying I bought the Logitech's thinking they were good speakers? I know they're not, knew all along. I just bought them because they were cheap.
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Try the JVC harx700/900 or the samson Sr850's depending on your musical tastes.

The SR850's are said to be uncomfortable and with a semi-open design, it does not have the isolation or sound signature I'm looking for. A lot of users say that it's a bright headphone and I already have that in my AD700's.
Can't find much on the JVC's, but when most user reviews say that "they're good for the price", that's a warning sign to me. They simply cannot be as good as even a good $100 headphone at their price point.
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Maybe the DT770s might be good for you if you can find them on CL cheap and put the rest towards a DIY amp.

Otherwise you're looking at Ultrasones or maybe if you don't care much for isolation the T50RPs.

The AD700s aren't fatiguing. If they are to you turn the volume down.
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