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I'm going to recommend the Superlux HD668b/SR850 (same headphone). They don't lack in the bass and they have a big soundstage.
I also heard the Superlux HD662f is basically a closed 668b/SR850 with good isolation but a smaller soundstage and flatter sound.
The one major flaw with them is the pads and I really recommend getting the AKG 240 velours which improve the comfort and the sound a lot for $30 more.

Now what's the difference between the AKG 240 and the SR850? The comfort? I do not mind a $80 price point for ear phones that'll be good quality. I am going to need to sell my iPod Tocuh 4G 8GB to fund the price of the headphones and a PCI sound card..and some better fans for my radiator.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 10/10/12 at 11:27pm
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You may want to consider getting the Ultrasone HFI-580 as well. If you order now from Amazon, they'll be $120 once they get inventory again. They should provide you with the combination of both being good at EDM or dubstep and having an adequate soundstage for gaming. Or...you could save up some more and get the Ultrasone PRO550, which is a badass headphone.
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Now what's the difference between the AKG 240 and the SR850? The comfort? I do not mind a $80 price point for ear phones that'll be good quality. I am going to need to sell my iPod Tocuh 4G 8GB to fund the price of the headphones and a PCI sound card..and some better fans for my radiator.
Go for PCIe, Intel are dropping PCI support with Z87.
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Go for PCIe, Intel are dropping PCI support with Z87.

I need to go PCI because my X79 board only has a PCI slot left. My video card takes up 3 slots with the ICEQ cooler. I wish ASrock would have done a 4 X PCI-E x16 layout >.>
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You may want to consider getting the Ultrasone HFI-580 as well. If you order now from Amazon, they'll be $120 once they get inventory again. They should provide you with the combination of both being good at EDM or dubstep and having an adequate soundstage for gaming. Or...you could save up some more and get the Ultrasone PRO550, which is a badass headphone.

Or he could save up more and buy some Beyers, or save up more than that and buy some HD800s.
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Or he could save up more and buy some Beyers, or save up more than that and buy some HD800s.
Within a reasonable range, my dear Simca.
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Within a reasonable range, my dear Simca.

I think she was saying you can always save up more for something better, not that he actually should . tongue.gif
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Now what's the difference between the AKG 240 and the SR850? The comfort? I do not mind a $80 price point for ear phones that'll be good quality. I am going to need to sell my iPod Tocuh 4G 8GB to fund the price of the headphones and a PCI sound card..and some better fans for my radiator.

Sorry for the late response.

The SR850 is much different sounding then the AKG 240. Samson/Superlux just copied their design.

The AKG is only a little bit better then the SR850 and isn't worth the extra price IMO. Plus you can save the extra money to buy velour earpads for the SR850 which improve the comfort and the sound.
Edited by General Crumples - 10/15/12 at 2:52pm
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