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Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 80 VS Ultrasone Pro 550 for Gaming/Music (Also soundcard)

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First off, I would like to apologize for creating so many "Bleh Bleh vs Leh Bleh" threads. I thought I had decided on the Sennheiser HD 558s, but then someone linked me to the OCN's most recommended thread. I was surprised to see, or rather, not see the HD 558s on the list of audio equipment, knowing how largely recommended they are across teh interwebs. I instead learned of the Ultrasone Pro 550. After that, I read a post on one of my previous "Bleh Bleh vs Leh Bleh" threads that recommended the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80s. I'm lost. Would the kind and wise people of OCN assist me in this decision? Oh yeah, one more question, would anybody recommend a sound card to accompany these headphones? Thanks.
post #2 of 7
Xonar DG (PCI) DGX(PCi-E) is a good start. as it affordable as it usually goes for 20-40 and have a decent enough headphone amp. As for the headphones, If you have a guitar center near you. You can go there and try out both headphones. As long the staff there are not jerks where they stop you from trying them.Then make up your choice there.
Edited by admflameberg - 8/20/12 at 3:06am
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Depends on budget for both.
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I do happen to have a guitar center near my house. I'll do that soon.
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I wouldn't like to spend more then 200 USD.
post #6 of 7
If you want more bass, the DT770s for sure. Some argue the 550s have better quality bass. I'm not going to chime in on that. Both are good for gaming, but I'd say the Pro 550s are probably better for gaming than the DT770. For vocals the Pro 550 is generally better, but the DT770s have fuller sound to them. Some people also just don't like S-logic technology and the Ultrasones can sound metalic and fake to some people but others love them. Pro 550s don't need an amp, Beyer's would love an amp.
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Thanks for the help everybody. I think I've finally decided on my headphones. Because I'm not intending on buying an amp, and will be using these mainly for gaming, I'll be picking up some 550s. However, I'd still like some help on the soundcard that would be accompanying my new 550s. I'm going to start saying cheers at the end of my posts from now on.

CHEERS.
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